OZZY OSBOURNE Biopic On The Way

Ozzy Osbourne is close to signing a deal with a major studio for a biopic about his wild life and times, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Asked whether she could see her successful MTV series "The Osbournes" make the leap to the big screen, Ozzy's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, said, "I wouldn't want to ...

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HEARSE Completes Work On 'Dominion Reptilian'

Sweden's HEARSE, featuring current NONEXIST vocalist Johan Liiva (ex-ARCH ENEMY) and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, has finished recording its debut album, "Dominion Reptilian", at Stockholm-based Dog Pound Studios (ENTOMBED, TERRA FIRMA) for an early 2003 release through Hammerheart Records. "Dominion Reptilian" was recorded over a four-week period with technician Jonas Elder, and is described by ...

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DIABOLIC Announces New Guitarist

Florida death metal band DIABOLIC has parted ways with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro and has replaced him with Eric Hersemann of Chicago's LORD BLASPHEMER. "Eric is an extremely talented professional that will complement perfectly the new solidified DIABOLIC line-up," said guitarist Brian Malone. The revamped group — also featuring COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas — will ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Heard On PLAYBOY Channel

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will shortly be heard on The Playboy Channel via the RED DYE #2 track "Shake That Hot Thing", which is currently being licensed by the channel for future broadcast. According to Friedman's official web site, "the tune has a hot vocal, a pumping bass riff and lots of the strange ...

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JACKYL Singer Explains Benefits Of Signing With Smaller Label

JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree recently spoke to Electric Basement about the band's decision to release its latest CD, titled "Relentless", through a small independent label (Humidity Records) following a lengthy stint with Geffen Records, which issued some of the group's earliest recorded output. "The big labels have so much overhead. It's like they can't ...

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GREEN CARNATION To Record New Album

GREEN CARNATION, featuring former EMPEROR / SATYRICON / EINHERJER bassist-turned-guitarist Tchort, is planning to enter the studio in January to record its new album, titled "The Writings On The Wall". The follow-up to last year's acclaimed "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" will contain "a little more rock and prog stuff, and a little less ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Offers Update On New Album

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich made a surprise appearance yesterday during a club chat session via METALLICA's fan club web site, Metclub.com, and answered a few questions posed by club members. Among the items revealed by Lars during the session were the following: * A few of the recently-composed new songs have been discarded for the ...

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THE HAUNTED Completes Work On New CD

Swedish high-energy thrash act THE HAUNTED has completed work on its third full-length album, tentatively titled "One Kill Wonder", at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Everything went great and we're all very pleased with the result," stated guitarist Anders Björler. "Expect some really brutal stuff to hit the stores early next year." ...

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