ROTTING CHRIST, ONKEL TOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

ROTTING CHRIST and ONKEL TOM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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KORN To Make New Song Available For Download

KORN will make their brand new track, "Did My Time", available for download from the Internet starting Tuesday (June 24). The song is featured during a scene in the upcoming film, "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life", but it will not be on the motion picture soundtrack. The exact Internet address for the ...

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OSBOURNES Land At No. 12 On FORBES List of Most Powerful Celebrities

The Osbourne family, with Birmingham-born BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne at its head, came in 12th place on the 2003 Forbes annual list of the world's most rich and famous. The family reportedly earned $28.8 million last year, primarily through the continued success of their "reality TV" show "The Osbournes", which is experiencing a significant ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Gets Shot Down By DEAD KENNEDYS

A California Court of Appeals yesterday (June 18) found that former DEAD KENNEDYS frontman Jello Biafra still owes bandmates guitarist East Bay Ray, bassist Klaus Flouride and drummer D.H. Peligro more than $200,000 in compensatory and punitive damages because his label, Alternative Tentacles, withheld money from the band partnership, Decay Music. Biafra's attempts to dissolve ...

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AGENT STEEL Finish Recording Bonus Tracks

AGENT STEEL have finished recording three live tracks of older material to be included as bonus tracks on their upcoming 12" limited picture disc. "The performances to the live songs were totally brutal and metal with surgical precision!" the band said in an official statement. The single, which will also be available on CD, will ...

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BRICK BATH Not Performing At LAS VEGAS METALFEST

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Crash Music recording artists BRICK BATH will NOT be playing at the Las Vegas Metalfest. "The promoter of the show has admitted to not being able to pay [the band] their guarantee to perform or acknowledge the band's rider. [He] sent an email asking if the band was interested ...

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OZZY Invites PRINCE WILLIAM To Move In With The OSBOURNES

OZZY OSBOURNE has extended an invitation to Prince William to stay at the Osbourne house in Beverly Hills when he comes to visit the U.S. Speaking to ITV1's "Tonight With Trevor McDonald" in a special airing in Britain Thursday night (June 19), Ozzy sent a direct message to the prince, saying, "I've been told that ...

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CHAOSBREED To Release Debut EP In July

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), are in talks with an as-yet-undisclosed Finnish record label to release their recently-recorded "Unleashed Carnage" demo as an EP, with some ...

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