GRAHAM BONNET To Appear On MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's 25th Anniversary Album

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has agreed to participate in the 25th anniversary MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP album, tentatively due next year. "We look forward to recording with our old friend Michael Schenker," Mark Wilkinson of Bonnet Management writes on the singer's web site. "Michael has already composed the music ...

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SPIRIT DISEASE: 'Redemption Denied' Mini-CD Due Next Month

Vortex Motions Records has set an October 15 release date for the debut mini-CD from Finnish death/thrash metallers SPIRIT DISEASE. Distribution in Finland will be handled by Firebox Records. Distribution abroad will be handled mostly through mailorder. The details will be announced at a later date. The CD, entitled "Redemption Denied", will feature six original ...

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STEEL PROPHET: 'Leatherette' Video Posted Online

California-based power metallers STEEL PROPHET have uploaded the video for their track "Leatherette" at this location (Quicktime, 11 MB). "Leatherette" comes off the group's latest CD, "Beware", which was released in July through Nightmare Records in the U.S., Massacre Records in Europe, Canada and Australia, and Megahard Records in South America. STEEL PROPHET ...

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METALLICA To Guest On 'The Jane Pauley Show'

METALLICA, along with "Some Kind of Monster" directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, have taped an appearance on "The Jane Pauley Show". The show, which is recorded live before a studio audience, will air on Thursday, September 30, 2004. To find out when and where the show airs, check your local listings or click

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MARILYN MANSON Drummer Injured In Fall

The Associated Press is reporting that MARILYN MANSON's drummer broke his wrist and suffered a slight concussion in a fall from the stage at an event in Germany, organizers said. Drummer Ginger Fish was taken to a hospital in Cologne for treatment after the incident Friday night (Sept. 24) and was released Saturday, Viva television ...

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SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, JAG PANZER Members To Share Thoughts And Experiences Online

Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES) and Mark Briody (JAG PANZER) have been appointed "very special editors" of Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine. Caffery, Frost and Briody will be "sharing their very own thoughts with everybody!" reads a Metal-Temple.com press release. "All this will be happening right in our magazine's forum, free ...

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UNEARTH: Irvington Show Shut Down

UNEARTH's scheduled performance at the Cricket Club in Irvington, NJ on Saturday (Sept. 25) was cancelled after "a ton of fights" broke out during openers TERROR's set, causing the show to be shut down. "We sincerely apologize to everyone who paid money to see us play," UNEARTH write on their web site. "We will do ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH A No-Show In Ecuador: An Eyewitness Report

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH cancelled at the last minute their scheduled appearance at Plaza de Toros Quito in Quito, Ecuador on Saturday (Sept. 25). The following eyewitness account was e-mailed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by a web site visitor in Ecuador: "Last night, Saturday the 25th, CRADLE OF FILTH were scheduled to play here in ...

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SLIPKNOT's CRAIG JONES To Sit Out Part Of European Tour

SLIPKNOT's "samples and media" guy, Craig Jones #133 (a.k.a. #5), has been forced to sit out the early portion of the group's current European tour due to a "medical emergency." The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We've made it thru 10 years without a member of SLIPKNOT missing a single show, ...

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EXCITER: Early Albums To Be Remastered, Reissued

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums, vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have joined forces with Megaforce Records and ANNIHILATOR chief Jeff Waters to re-master and re-release the first six EXCITER releases. The new versions of the classic early EXCITER albums will be re-mastered by Waters and will contain "loads of bonus material, including videos, rare ...

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