Are The OSBOURNES Related To SHAKESPEARE?

Poppy Brady of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne could be related to the famous playwright William Shakespeare. The tomb of Ralph Arden, Shakespeare's great great great great great grandfather lies inside the church of St Peter and Paul in Aston. Research carried out by Aston councillor Tony Kennedy has revealed that ...

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ELVENKING Schedule Record-Release Party

Italian "pagan metal" band ELVENKING will celebrate the release of their new album, "Wyrd", with a release party at the Velvet Rock Club in Aviano (PN), Italy on Friday, May 14. ELVENKING will perform a two-hour set consisting of new and older songs, with additional appearances scheduled from REVOLTONS and TYSTNADEN (both on Limb Music). ...

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MONSTROSITY: European Tour Cancelled

MONSTROSITY's European tour with DARK DISCIPLE has been officially cancelled. "Yesterday [May 4] was the last show, the bands are already on their ways back home," reads a statement from Metal Blade Records. "Turnouts have been too bad, losing money day by day is no fun for the bands and not for the tour agency." ...

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MADDER MORTEM: Studio Diary Available

Norway's MADDER MORTEM are at Space Valley Studios, just outside of Hamar, working on the follow-up to 2002's "Deadlands", tentatively due later in the year through Century Media Records. 12 songs are being recorded for the CD which is being described as "pretty creepy and dark," with "more experimental and crazy ideas" than its predecessor. ...

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HEALER: Demo Tracks Posted Online

HEALER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume and ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline, have uploaded two tracks from their recently completed demo at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Awakening" and "Nightmare" at this location. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada native Martin ...

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