SOMNIUM Memorial Concert: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged about the memorial concert for FINNTROLL/IMPALED NAZARENE guitarist Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta, who died Sunday morning (March 16) from injuries sustained in an accidental fall he took while intoxicated. The gig will take place on Tuesday, March 25 at Nosturi in Helsinki and will feature the following lineup: 09:00 p.m. BARATHRUM 10:00 ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO: How I Found Out I Got The METALLICA Gig

New METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his addition to the group and his decision to leave OZZY OSBOURNE's band in order to hook up with the San Franciscian metal pioneers. When asked how he found out he got the gig, Robert said, "METALLICA called me [in late February]. They said, ...

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WARRANT Singer Signs European Solo Deal

WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has signed a European solo deal with Z Records. His first release for the label will be the album "Back Down To One", featuring exclusive European bonus tracks not found on the American version of the CD. A June 28 release is expected. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: Live Album Details Unveiled

German melodic metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set a May 26 release date for their as-yet-untitled live album. The two-disc collection, which is currently being mixed at a German studio, will contain 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. The full track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): ...

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THE OSBOURNES Open Their Home For AIDS/Cancer Benefit

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne opened their house in Beverly Hills, California last night (March 19) for a party to benefit Elton John's AIDS Foundation and Sharon's Colon Cancer Foundation. Tony Bennett performed, while Elizabeth Tayor was the guest of honor. Also spotted at the event were N' SYNC's Justin Timberlake, actor Sylvester Stallone, and singer ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Song Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have posted the track "Leaving Only Scars" in streaming audio on their official web site. Check it out here. "Leaving Only Scars" is the first single from group's forthcoming sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", due on April 15 through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'LARS ULRICH Can Kiss My Ass'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has hit out at Lars Ulrich for stating in a recent radio interview that Newsted seemed "lost" by accepting the job as OZZY OSBOURNE's new four-stringer. "If Lars was good enough he would have joined OZZY, too," Jason told Greek magazine Rock On. "Lars can kiss my ass. I ...

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AMORPHIS Ink Deal With EMI RECORDS

AMORPHIS have inked a deal with EMI Records for the release of their new CD, "Far From The Sun", due in Finland in May. The album's first single, "Day Of Your Beliefs", will surface in early April. The complete track listing for "Far From The Sun" is as follows: 01. Day Of Your Beliefs 02. ...

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BEHEMOTH Added To 'Blackest Of The Black' Tour

Polish black/death metallers BEHEMOTH are the latest addition to the DANZIG-headlined "Blackest of The Black" festival mini-tour, set to take place in early May. The revamped lineup for "Blackest of The Black" now looks as follows: DANZIG SUPERJOINT RITUAL NILE OPETH LACUNA COIL BEHEMOTH Other groups are expected to be announced soon. Confirmed dates so ...

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