FEAR FACTORY Frontman Launches THE WATCHERS

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has teamed up with longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel in a new project called THE WATCHERS. Featuring a sound described by Bell as "painfully moody and eerily hypnotic at the same time," THE WATCHERS have launched their official web site at this location. ...

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ONEDICE Seeks Drummer

Bristol, UK-based ONEDICE is looking for a new drummer to replace sticksman Damien Radford who has left the band to spend more time with his family. Interested parties should send an e-mail to: [email protected] ...

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HANDFUL OF HATE Inks Deal With CODE666

Italian black metal act HANDFUL OF HATE has inked a deal with Code666 Records and will enter the studio in February to record its new album, "Vicecrown". Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are "Vexer's Kult", "I Hate!" , "Boldly Erected", "Risen Into Abuse", "Beating Violence", "Hierarch In Lust (Vice Ostentation XI)" ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Biopic On The Way

Ozzy Osbourne is close to signing a deal with a major studio for a biopic about his wild life and times, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Asked whether she could see her successful MTV series "The Osbournes" make the leap to the big screen, Ozzy's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said, "I wouldn't want to ...

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HEARSE Completes Work On 'Dominion Reptilian'

Sweden's HEARSE, featuring current NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, has finished recording its debut album, "Dominion Reptilian", at Stockholm-based Dog Pound Studios (ENTOMBED, TERRA FIRMA) for an early 2003 release through Hammerheart Records. "Dominion Reptilian" was recorded over a four-week period with technician Jonas Elder, and is described by ...

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DIABOLIC Announces New Guitarist

Florida death metal band DIABOLIC has parted ways with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro and has replaced him with Eric Hersemann of Chicago's LORD BLASPHEMER. "Eric is an extremely talented professional that will complement perfectly the new solidified DIABOLIC line-up," said guitarist Brian Malone. The revamped group — also featuring COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas — will ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Heard On PLAYBOY Channel

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will shortly be heard on The Playboy Channel via the RED DYE #2 track "Shake That Hot Thing", which is currently being licensed by the channel for future broadcast. According to Friedman's official web site, "the tune has a hot vocal, a pumping bass riff and lots of the strange ...

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JACKYL Singer Explains Benefits Of Signing With Smaller Label

JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree recently spoke to Electric Basement about the band's decision to release its latest CD, titled "Relentless", through a small independent label (Humidity Records) following a lengthy stint with Geffen Records, which issued some of the group's earliest recorded output. "The big labels have so much overhead. It's like they can't ...

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