WITHERING SURFACE Set Release Date For 'Force The Pace'

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE have set a June 7 release date through Italy's Scarlet Records for their fourth album, "Force The Pace". A CD-release party will take place on June 10 at Loppen in Copenhagen. "You will have the opportunity to hear a lot of the new songs as well as having the chance to ...

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Former MARILYN MANSON Guitarist JOHN5: I Was Fired

Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John5 has told MTV.com that during the group's last tour, the band's frontman spoke just once to him about something other than business. "It was on my birthday, and he turned to me and said, 'Happy birthday, [faggot]' — then walked away," said the guitarist, who received a call from MANSON's ...

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MINISTRY Set Release Date For 'Houses of the Molé'

Industrial-metal pioneers MINISTRY have set a June 22 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new album, "Houses of the Molé". The follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina" was previously described by MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen as "all MINISTRY, all the time, with a dash of sinister Southwest flavor and half the carbs." In a recent interview ...

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ROSE TATTOO To Support DEEP PURPLE In Australia

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO will be supporting DEEP PURPLE at State Theatre in Sydney on Monday, April 26. Upcoming ROSE TATTOO shows: Apr. 26 - State Theatre - Sydney, AUS (w/ DEEP PURPLE) May 12 - Prince Of Wales Hotel - Melbourne, AUS May 14 – T.B.A. May 15 - Xscape Nightclub - Taralgon, ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' Return With First New Episode In Six Weeks

"The Osbournes" will return tonight with its first new episode in six weeks. According to the New York Post, in tonight's episode, titled "The English Patient", Ozzy checks out of an English hospital and continues his convalescence at his English home as he prepares to return to Los Angeles. And in the show's other story ...

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Review: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's 'Bad Attitude' Never Flags

Dave McKenna of The Washington Post reviewed YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's concert at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia last Friday (April 2). "As shown on the metal-by-numbers tune 'Dreaming (Tell Me)', Malmsteen might possess the fastest fingers in metal history. His licks, particularly when played in a relatively small venue through a wall of 10 Marshall amps, can ...

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HIDDEN IN THE FOG Ink Deal With TWILIGHT, Mini-CD To Be Reissued

German symphonic black metallers HIDDEN IN THE FOG have inked a deal with the German company Twilight-Vertrieb GbR. The group's five-song CD, "Abstract Maelstrom Paragon", which originally came out last year, will be released worldwide via Twilight on May 3. A brand-new full-length CD will follow in the winter. "Abstract Maelstrom Paragon" was recorded between ...

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CROWN 10 Split Up, Bandmembers Launch New Projects

CROWN 10, the band featuring former 24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza, have split up. Says Joel: "Sorry to say that CROWN 10 is no more, but after much thought and deliberation, [bassist] Roz [Taylor] and I have decided to start a new project together. We wish only the best of luck to [guitarist/vocalist] James [Brady] ...

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BORKNAGAR Finalize Track Listing For 'Epic'

Norway's BORKNAGAR have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Epic", tentatively due in June/July through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism" was recorded and mixed at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD). "Musically the album will take off and expand from where 'Empiricism' ended, and for those ...

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