OZZY OSBOURNE Planning Birthday Bash For Ailing Wife

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne is hatching a 50th-birthday bash for his wife, Sharon. And, considering her current fight with cancer, he wants it to be a party to bleepin' remember. Sources tell us the metal god plans an evening where the couple will honor ...

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DIO featuring DEEP PURPLE

On September 30th, Spitfire Records will release a limited tour edition of DIO's latest album, Killing The Dragon, containing two tracks featuring a guest appearance by members of DEEP PURPLE. The songs "Fever Dreams" and "Rainbow In The Dark" were both recorded live at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland on the DIO/DEEP PURPLE Concerto tour. ...

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VOIVOD Set Tentative Release Date For Comeback CD

VOIVOD are tentatively planning on releasing their next studio effort on March 4th, 2003, according to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, who will play bass on and co-produce the album. Vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) and guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour) are currently composing and demoing the material for the ...

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SADUS Expand European Itinerary

SADUS have expanded their upcoming European itinerary to include five shows, three of which the group will be performing as support to CANNIBAL CORPSE and the remaining two as a headliner with the Dutch act DEAD HEAD in the opening slot. The dates are as follows: Sep. 19 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Sep. 20 ...

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OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE Complete Work On Debut Album

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) — the new "prog" supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone — have finished mixing their debut album, Office of Strategic Influence, for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Records. Among the ...

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STRATOVARIUS Set Release Date For Upcoming Single

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will release the first single, "Eagle Heart", from the band's forthcoming Elements — Part 1 album, on November 19th through N.T.S. Records in France and November 25th in the rest of Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has revealed, via the Mixing Diary page on the group's official web site, ...

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SKULLSICK NATION Complete Work On 'Dead To The World'

Los Angeles-based SKULLSICK NATION (formerly CRISIS) have completed work on their Dead To The World three-song demo, which was recently produced by SOULFLY/ex-MEDICATION drummer Roy Mayorga. The tracks featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Limp Dick 02. Crisis Time 03. Enemy Mind Two of the tracks will appear on the Believe The Hype ...

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HOUWITSER Split With Longtime Guitarist

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER have parted ways with guitarist Michel Alderliefsten (ex-SINISTER). The band do not plan to seek a replacement and will carry on as a four-piece. HOUWITSER will embark on a European tour with DYING FETUS and MONSTROSITY later this month. ...

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DEMIGOD Announce New Drummer

Finnish death metallers DEMIGOD have recruited TORN drummer Tuomo Latvala as a replacement for founding member Seppo Taatila, who left the group in February in order to focus on family life. ...

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