CROWBAR Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", is expected to see a February 8, 2005 Stateside release date. Final studio work on the album, produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), is planned in ...

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TNT Part Ways With Bassist MORTY BLACK

TNT have amicably parted ways with bassist Morty Black due to "personal and professional" differences, according to published reports. Black's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Dear fans and music lovers! I want to use this opportunity to thank all of you a lot for supporting TNT and me these 21 years I’ve ...

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NECROPHAGIA's KILLJOY Joins Denmark's FORLIS

NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy has joined the Danish ambient band FORLIS as the group's new vocalist. "You can expect nothing but haunting and mellow music from this new and improved lineup!" reads a message on the band's official web site. FORLIS will release their first full-length album on Baphomet Records sometime during 2005. The disc will ...

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'Father' Of Southern Rock 'N' Roll Passes Away At Age 89

Lacy Van Zant, father of late LYNYRD SKYNYRD founder Ronnie Van Zant, .38 SPECIAL founder Donnie Van Zant and Johnny Van Zant, the lead singer for LYNYRD SKYNYRD, died Tuesday (August 3) at his home of pulmonary disease at age 89. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (August 6) at Hardage-Giddens Funeral ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Certified Double-Platinum In Finland

NIGHTWISH's latest CD, "Once", has been certified double-platinum in the group's native Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH recently inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records. The label will be releasing "Once" later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The follow-up to 2002's "Century ...

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BEATALLICA To Open For DREAM THEATER

BEATALLICA, the Internet sensation who combine the work of THE BEATLES with the sound of early METALLICA, will be opening for DREAM THEATER on Sunday, September 5 at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, WI. As previously reported, BEATALLICA will be doing a very special edition of "The Metal Show Unleashed" at the Lava Room Recording ...

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