OZZY Gets Sky-High Welcome In U.S.

Ozzy Osbourne had a sky-high welcome from wife Sharon to welcome him back to America, according to the Irish Examiner. Before Christmas the former BLACK SABBATH singer was involved in a horrific quad-bike accident on his country estate in Britain. After suffering a range of life-threatening injuries he spent weeks in hospital and only returned ...

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USURPER To Enter Studio In June

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in June to begin recording their fifth full-length album, due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The studio and producer are still being determined, according to a post on the band's web site. New songtitles include "The Bones Of My Enemies", "Supernatural Killing Spree", ...

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CARDINAL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

CARDINAL, the Dutch death metal group formed by former members of UNLORD, CONOLATION, NEMBRIONIC and NECROLOGY, are currently holding auditions for a new bass player. The band's previous bassist, Robert Jan, has decided to leave the band "due to private circumstances." Although CARDINAL are "sorry to see him go, we have to move on," the ...

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CANDLEMASS Bassist To DJ At Swedish Club

Doom metal legend Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS, KRUX) will make a rare appearance as a metal DJ Saturday, February 14 at the Metallterrassen club in Gothenburg, Sweden. Last month, the club hosted a DJ appearance by IN FLAMES members Jesper Strömblad and Peter Iwers, who premiered new songs from their upcoming album. Leif has promised that ...

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FOR MY PAIN Nominated For Finnish Award

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have been nominated for a ...

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MADBALL To Play Exclusive New York Show

Reunited New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will be playing an exclusive show with H2O and SHAI HULUD on March 14 in Poughkeepsie, NY. In related news, HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) and Toby Morse (H20) on vocals, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR ...

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DREAM THEATER Add Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER have added more dates to their forthcoming North American tour. The group's current itinerary looks as follows: Mar. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater Mar. 03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater Mar. 05 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater Mar. 06 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Pantages Theater Mar. ...

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HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, GRAND MAGUS and ASTRAL DOORS have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE ...

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