ROSTOK VAMPIRES: Demo Tracks Available For Download

Reunited '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have made their new four-song demo, titled "In The Pitch", available for download. Check it out: 01. Going Underground (mp3, 2.75 MB) 02. Misery (mp3, 3.21 MB) 03. Shoot Dead (

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SHARON OSBOURNE: Why OZZY Struck Out

Sharon Osbourne defended husband Ozzy for mangling "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Aug. 17 at Wrigley Field, telling Barbara Walters on ABC's "20/20" last week that the former BLACK SABBATH singer simply didn't know the words. "First of all, Ozzy has never watched a sports game in his life. He didn't ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Welcome To Our Neighborhood' To Be Released On DVD

SLIPKNOT's "Welcome To Our Neighborhood" home video will receive a DVD release on November 18 through Roadrunner. The disc will contain all the original content plus about seven minutes of special additional concert footage of the track "Scissors", filmed during the band's appearance at Ozzfest 1999. Additional behind-the-scenes material will be included as well. SLIPKNOT ...

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'THE NICKELBACKS' Honored In Toronto

Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman presented NICKELBACK with a key to the city on Friday (September 19), the day before the free concert which coincides with Toronto's campaign to attract visitors in the wake of the SARS scare earlier this year. In a ceremony at City Hall, Lastman inadvertently referred to the band as "THE NICKELBACKS", ...

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SOLEFALD To Re-Release Debut

Norway's SOLEFALD will re-release their debut album, "The Linear Scaffold", before the end of the year. "After years of absence, those 39 mins 21 secs of melancholy and fury are to reappear, slightly re-designed, and with new photo material," reads a post on the band's web site. "That album being very dear and very precious ...

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KATATONIA To Play Greece In October

Sweden's KATATONIA have announced the details of their first-ever tour of Greece at the end of October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 25 - Mylos Club – Thessaloniki, GRE Oct. 26 - AN Club – Athens, GRE ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland), has posted the following tour report on his official web site: "This whole adventure started with me sending ...

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