No METALLICA — Just Child Porn

An Australian university student who said he believed he had received photos of METALLICA in his email — but who had, in fact, been sent child pornography — was given an 18-month suspended sentence in a Perth court, according to NEWS.com.au. Despite being found guilty of possessing the photographs, Matthew Bounds, 22, claimed ...

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MARBLE ARCH: Hard At Work On New Album

Swedish atmospheric metal/gothic rock act MARBLE ARCH (formerly EVERCRY) are in the process of demoing material for their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. "The process of writing new songs and recording demos are going great," the band write on their official web site. "We can now reveal that this ...

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40 GRIT Announce New Bassist

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have announced the addition of bassist Ryan Healy (ex-TONGUES) to the group's ranks. Healy's first show with the band will take place on August 8 with DEATH ANGEL at the Edge in Palo Alto, California. 40 GRIT will begin writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Nothing ...

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DEADSY: New Song Posted Online

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), have posted a demo snippet of the new track "Better Than You Know" in streaming audio format at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media (56K, DSL/Cable),

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Classic Metallers OBSESSION Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION has reformed. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Jay Mezias (drums, ex-HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) are joined in the new lineup by Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE), Boston-based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR) and bassist Chris McCarville (JEFF SCOTT SOTO BAND, ...

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A GUNS N' ROSES Reunion? No Way, Says Guitarist SLASH

Entertainment Weekly reports that Axl Rose's decision to form a new version of GUNS N' ROSES — with such ringers as guitarist Buckethead and bassist Tommy Stinson — has ruined any chances of a reunion. "There will never come a time when we get all together and play under the name GUNS 'N ROSES because ...

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