FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Checks In With DVD Update

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Sorry for not posting in a while... Actually the DVD is still in the hands of the company who filmed it, Ultrafilms. They have said no less that 6 different dates it was to be delivered to the label. ...

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STRATOVARIUS Guitarist Checks In With Writing Update

STRATOVARIUS leader Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I thought I cheer you guys up by giving you a small report from the place where I have been writing songs for about a month already. I have already 10 songs written and I can give you some titles ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED To Enter Studio In January

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have set "Acts of God" as the title for their next album, tentatively due next spring. "We hope to enter The Academy Studios, Dewsbury around January, availability permitting, if so expect a release time of around Easter," bassist Dylan wrote on the band's web site. "After that we intend to ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist Testifies At Senate Hearing

Washington's The Olympian is reporting that former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic provided star power for last week's Senate hearing on replacing the primary. Clad in a sober business suit and sounding as serious as a banker, he testified on his plan for 11 legislative "superdistricts," an overhaul that would eliminate the need for legislative primaries. ...

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KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE Confirmed For Japan's SONICMANIA Festival

KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE and INSOLENCE are among the artists confirmed for Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004. The lineup for the festival currently looks as follows: Osaka – Jan. 31, Tokyo – Feb 01: KORN SLIPKNOT EVANESCENCE JESUS JONES PLEYMO FINCH SHAKALABBITS ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE Claims Doctor Overprescribed Medication

A Beverly Hills physician who prescribed a host of powerful medications to Ozzy Osbourne, causing the star of the hit reality series "The Osbournes" to be in a perpetual stupor, was under investigation for overprescribing drugs to other celebrity patients while he was treating Osbourne, according to a report published in the Los Angeles Times. ...

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MADBALL: Live Dates Announced

Reunited New York hardcore heavyweights MADBALL have lined up the following dates during December/January: "Stillborn Fest" w/ AGNOSTIC FRONT, SICK OF IT ALL, SUBZERO, HATEBREED, MADBALL and more: Dec. 26 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA Dec. 27 - The Worcester Palladium - Worcester, MA Dec. 28 - Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ Dec. 29 ...

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Original CRYPTOPSY Vocalist Rejoins The Fold

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY have been officially rejoined by original vocalist Lord Worm. Lord Worm, who sang on the band's first two albums — 1994's "Blasphemy Made Flesh" (Displeased) and 1995's "None So Vile" (Wrong Again) — has announced his return to CRYPTOPSY via the following posting on the group's web site: " 'Un ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND To Support ARCH ENEMY In Europe

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have been confirmed as the support act for the forthcoming ARCH ENEMY European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in mid-February. ARCH ENEMY/STAMPIN' GROUND tour dates: Feb. 17 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, GER Feb. 18 – RockIt - Stuttgart, GER Feb. 19 - New Backstage - Munich, GER ...

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