MIA ZAPATA's Killer Gets 36 Years

Christine Clarridge of the Seattle Times reports that the man convicted in March of killing THE GITS singer Mia Zapata more than 10 years ago was sentenced Friday (April 30) to more than 36 years in prison by King County Superior Court Judge Sharon Armstrong. The sentence was 10 years longer than the standard maximum ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Water Guns To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Two of Ozzy Osbourne's water guns from the Ozzfest 1996-1997 tours have been put up for auction on eBay to benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation. Before these guns were designed, Ozzy would use buckets to drench the audience, but could only reach the first couple of rows. Ozzy wanted to get as many ...

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TIAMAT: 'Cain' Video Posted Online

TIAMAT's promotional video for the song "Cain" has been posted online at the Century Media Records web site. Check it out: MPEG-1, Real Media. "Cain" comes off TIAMAT's eighth studio album, available since last October via Century Media. The self-produced CD, which is being described as one of frontman Johan Edlund's ...

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CROWBAR, HATESPHERE To Team Up For European Tour

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR and Danish thrashers HATESPHERE will be teaming up for a European tour beginning in late June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Köln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 - Pressure Fest (no HATESPHERE) Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH – 013 Jun. 28 - Hamburg, GER – Knust Jun. 29 ...

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GORGOROTH Singer Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

GORGOROTH singer Gaahl was sentenced Tuesday (May 4) to 18 months in a Norwegian prison on charges that he beat a 41-year-old man in what the victim called a ritual attack. The 28-year-old black metal vocalist (view photo taken in court earlier today), who has several prior convictions including one for assault and ...

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AMORPHIS Confirmed For Austria's AERODROME Festival

Finland's AMORPHIS have been confirmed as the opening act at the Aerodrome festival on June 11 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Other bands set to perform at the two-day event (June 10-11) include METALLICA, KORN, SLIPKNOT, MOTÖRHEAD, STATIC-X and LOSTPROPHETS. For more information, visit www.aerodrome.at. As previously reported, AMORPHIS' most recent CD, "Far From ...

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VAN HALEN: New Song Details Revealed

According to Hits Daily Double, the first single from the retooled, Sammy Hagar-fronted VAN HALEN will be "Up for Breakfast", one of three tracks produced by Glen Ballard. The other two are "Learning to See" and "It's About Time". All three cuts are expected to surface on the band's upcoming best-of set, tentatively due this ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer: Making The New Album Was Therapeutic

FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell has told Canada's Chart magazine that the group's new album, "Archetype", "basically wrote itself" once they worked through the emotional and financial turmoil that followed the departure of a founding member (Dino Cazares) and split with longtime record label (Roadrunner). "It was a therapeutic album for us, ...

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