BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Commence Work On New CD

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are in the studio recording their new CD, tentatively titled "The Blessed Hellride", for a spring 2003 release through Spitfire Records. BLS guitarist/mainman Zakk Wylde is also said to be in discussions with OZZY OSBOURNE about a possible new OZZY record for 2003, according to www.zakkwylde.com, although nothing has yet been confirmed ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Florida Dates

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's current touring lineup — Malmsteen (guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Mick Cervino (bass), Patrik Johansson (drums), and Joakim Svalberg (keyboards) — have announced two warm-up shows in Florida prior to the start of the band's Asian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Nov. 29 - ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Issues DRAGONSPOON Debut

DRAGONSPOON, the new project of former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti, have issued their debut full-length CD through Hook N Mouth Records. According to an official press release, "DRAGONSPOON ventures into the world of industrial music with Frank's unique style of heavy guitar riffing, and a dark, sophisticated tone." DRAGONSPOON will be performing live at ...

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NO MERCY X-MASS FESTIVAL: UK Date Gets Moved

The only UK show of the European No Mercy X-Mass Festival tour, originally set to take place on Dec. 9 at London's Electric Ballroom in London, has been moved to The Camden Underworld. MARDUK, IMMOLATION, HATE ETERNAL, KATAKLYSM, INSISION and DERANGED will all perform at the event. ...

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LORD BELIAL: 'We Are NOT Nazis!!'

Despite rumors to the contrary, Sweden's LORD BELIAL are NOT Nazi sympathizers and do not support any nazi/racist organizations, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Backelin clarified in an official statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I have seen that lots of people are referring to us as nazis/rasists," begins the statement. "I am just so sick and tired of people ...

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THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND Confirmed For France's STONED WIZARDS FESTIVAL

Sweden's THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND, featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS bassist/vocalist Christian "Spice" Sjöstrand, have been confirmed for the Stoned Wizards Festival at La Loco in Paris, France on Dec. 8. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event are HERMANO, NEBULA, SOLARIZED, LOWRIDER, MISDEMEANOR, BLACKSTONE, LOADING DATA and EON MEGAHERTS. ...

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ANNIHILATOR Officially Sign With AFM RECORDS

As first reported here over two weeks ago, Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have now officially signed a three-album worldwide recording deal with Germany's AFM Records. A double live CD, titled "Double Live Annihilation", will be the group's first release for the label and is expected to surface on Mar. 24, 2003. The group's next ...

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STONE SOUR To Make In-Store Appearance In New Hampshire

STONE SOUR, who feature in their ranks SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be making an in-store appearance at Newbury Comics in Nashua, New Hampshire on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Store address is as follows: Newbury Comics Willow Springs Plaza 296 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03061 ...

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