NICODEMUS Ink Deal With Dark Symphonies Records

American black/gothic/progressive metal act NICODEMUS have inked a deal with Dark Symphonies Records and are presently recording their sophomore album, entitled The Supernatural Omnibus, for a September release. According to Dark Symphonies, "this will be a truly unique listening experience as NICODEMUS take the best from black, gothic, and progressive metal to create haunting melodies, ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Resolution Of Michigan Assault Case Likely

An Oakland County (Michigan) judge has refused to remove another judge from the assault case involving MARILYN MANSON, clearing the way for a likely resolution of the case. Rochester District Judge Julie Nicholson, of the 52nd District Court, was asked to disqualify Clarkston District Judge Gerald McNally. Prosecutors argued that McNally should be disqualified because ...

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KRUX Track Listing Revealed

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, are currently in the studio recording their self-titled debut album for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. Tentatively scheduled to include guest appearances by ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjrnvind, ENTOMBED bassist Jrgen Sandstrom (on guitar), ARCH ENEMY/SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist Michael Amott and ex-RED FUN vocalist Tomas ...

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HALFORD Issue Explanation For WACKEN Non-Appearance

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have released a statement sent to them by the representatives of HALFORD following the latter's withdrawal from the event. It reads as follows: "Unfortunately, it will be impossible for HALFORD to appear at this year's Wacken Open Air festival due to highly important commitments in the US ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sets Japanese Release Date For "Attack"

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's upcoming studio CD, entitled Attack, is scheduled for a July 17th Japanese release through Pony Canyon Records. The album will reportedly contain 14 tracks, including bonus cuts. More information on the release, including the line-up of musicians performing on it, will be announced by MALMSTEEN's management shortly. ...

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THE HIVES Continue Bid For World Domination

Sweden's latest rock sensation THE HIVES continue their bid for world domination and have set an impressive record on the way. The recent issue of Kerrang!, sporting THE HIVES on the cover and a CD with music selected by the band, became the biggest-selling issue ever of the legendary magazine, with sales exceeding 120,000 copies. ...

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"THE OSBOURNES": The Media Overkill Continues

The following article appeared in today's edition of New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne should be worried. After years of cultivating his image as rock's Prince of Darkness, the former BLACK SABBATH singer has been hailed by Dan Quayle as a swell dad. In a speech marking the 10th anniversary of his trashing of Candice ...

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