MAYHEM Begin Work On New CD, Issue Vinyl Box Set

Legendary Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have commenced work on a new studio album, which is not expected to surface before late 2002/early 2003. In other news, Season of Mist Records will release the MAYHEM catalogue on vinyl as part of a limited-edition box set. Deathcrush, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Wolf's Lair Abyss and Grand Declaration ...

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EXODUS Shuffle Southern California Dates

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have shuffled some of the previously-scheduled Southern California dates and have added a gig in Sacramento with DRAGONLORD. The group's current itinerary looks like this: May 04 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/DRAGONLORD) May 16 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club May 17 Anaheim, CA - The Shack May ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On "Attack"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GUITAR LEGEND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN HEADS INTO THE STUDIO TO BEGIN RECORDING ATTACK International guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is back in the studio and has begun recording his new album, Attack. Attack is being produced by YNGWIE himself, and recorded and mixed by the famous veteran engineer/producer Tom Fletcher. Attack is being recorded ...

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"The Osbournes" Officially Biggest Hit Series In MTV History

The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, is officially the biggest hit series in MTV's 21-year history, according to CNN. Just under 6.3 million people watched last Tuesday's episode, up from 6 million the week before," the cable channel reports. "No MTV series even cultural ...

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OPETH To Tour UK, Begin Recording Two New CDs

OPETH have confirmed via their official web site the plans for Music For Nations to release a special edition version of OPETH's last album, Blackwater Park, which will contain additional music and video footage (as first reported here yesterday). According to the band, this edition [will] feature an additional CD with two new tracks, amongst ...

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KING DIAMOND Still Signed To Metal Blade Records (For Now)

KING DIAMOND are still officially signed to Metal Blade Records, despite recent rumors indicating that the company and the band have parted ways. However, according to manager Ole Bang, the current running agreement is approaching the date of the option for a new recording, and I have no info to the effect whether Metal Blade ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Not Broken Up (Yet)

COAL CHAMBER have not broken up and are going ahead with plans to perform a free show on May 7th at the Key Club in Hollywood, California celebrating the release of their third album, Dark Days, according to informed sources. Plans are also apparently afoot for the group to play a free show in New ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist Auctions Off Equipment On EBay

If you though guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine was the only former MEGADETH member engaged in auctioning off pieces of his equipment, think again. Ex-MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson is selling a few items of his own, and anyone placing a high enough bid can walk away with the stuff. For more information, click on the following links: ...

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