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MIRROR OF DECEPTION Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Long-running German doom metallers MIRROR OF DECEPTION have completed the recordings for their second album, "Foregone", due on September 2 through the Belgian label Final Chapter Records. The new album was recorded at Soundmann Studio (END OF GREEN) in Stuttgart, Germany with producers Marc Martin and Mitch Meister, and consists of "nine powerful doom metal ...

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AEROSMITH Tattoo & Piercing Contest Underway

The official AEROSMITH fan club Aero Force One is holding a contest for the best AEROSMITH tattoos and piercings, according to Launch Radio Networks. The grand prize is an autographed copy of the group's latest CD, "Honkin' On Bobo", and a $200 shopping spree in the Aero Force One online store, while the second- and ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform With M3

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be joining M3 for a few songs at several shows on their upcoming U.K. tour. M3, of course, is the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN), and ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Talks About Her Drug Abuse

Kelly Osbourne has spoken about her spiral into drink and drugs — and blamed it on wanting to escape her "chubby English girl" image, according to Ananova. Kelly was interviewed on ITV1's "Tonight with Trevor McDonald" program by her brother Jack as he presented a show on teen drug and drink addiction. Kelly, who was ...

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Former PAINFACE Members Launch New Project

Former PAINFACE members Chad Valaschek and Tim Flor have started a new band following their split with ex-SLIPKNOT vocalist Anders Colsefini ("Mate, Feed, Kill, Repeat" era). The band, who are in the process of securing a lead vocalist for the project, are said to be pursuing "a more SLAYER-ish sound with the same PAINFACE hardcore ...

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CANS: Band Lineup For 2000 DECIBEL Festival Appearance Revealed

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans will be joined by Danny Gill (guitar), Stefan Pascolino (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums, FATES WARNING) during his solo appearance (under the CANS moniker) at the 2000 Decibel festival May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "Unfortunately neither Metal Mike [ex-HALFORD] nor Mat Sinner [PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER] will ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist PAUL CROOK: Signature Guitar Unveiled

Guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) has had a signature guitar manufactured by Ed Roman Guitars of Las Vegas, Nevada. "The Paul Crook Rockingbird with its Pearloid Purple finish delivers a tone that is as brutal as its shape," according to a posting on Crook's web site. "The neck-thru body design offers easy ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

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JOEY JORDISON: 'SLIPKNOT Is Hard Work'

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has told the Pioneer Press that performing in a grotesque mask that's restrictive, binding and sweaty makes breathing and seeing during the band's shows difficult. "The mask is a pain thing," he said. "It's clammy and your body is moving all over, and you're locked into this thing and you can't ...

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KURT COBAIN Guitar Brings $117,500 At Auction

A guitar owned by Kurt Cobain during his early days with NIRVANA was purchased for $117,500 in the "Icons of 20th Century Music Auction" conducted Saturday by Heritage Galleries of Dallas. The guitar is a right-handed model that was modified to be played by a left-handed guitarist, according to Billboard.com. It is the only known ...

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SKINLAB Part Ways With Drummer And Guitarist, Seek Replacements

SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel has issued the following update on the band's activities: "Hey there everyone. Sorry it's been awhile since the last official update. Even though we've been laying low since the completion of the Jagermusic tour with SLAYER, HATEBREED and our labelmates ARCH ENEMY, there has been a lot going on in the ...

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SKEW SISKIN Singer: Fully Rested And Ready To Rock

SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the last three shows of the group's European tour. As previously reported, the dates were called off after Nina was advised by her doctors to "stay in bed for at least one week to give her body the needed rest and ...

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Sentencing Scheduled In THE GITS Murder Case

The sentencing for Jesus Mezquia, the convicted murdered of THE GITS singer Mia Zapata, has been scheduled for Friday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. "It's at King County Superior Court, 4th and James," the band write on their web site. "There will be 'impact statements' from Mia's friends and family, which will hopefully have some ...

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SCORPIONS: Career-Spanning Box Set Due Next Month

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be releasing a three-CD career retrospective, called "Box Of Scorpions", on May 25, according to Launch Radio Networks. The set features 51 tracks from throughout their recording history, which started with 1972's "Lonesome Crow". There aren't any unreleased songs on "Box Of Scorpions", but there are a few tracks ...

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Filmmaker: METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Are The LENNON And MCCARTNEY Of Their Generation

Rob Nelson of CityPages.com recently interviewed Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the much-anticipated METALLICA documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", about the movie that Nelson calls a possible candidate for "the movie of the year." "It's about human growth and creative relationships," Berlinger said about the film. "It's about dealing with your inner ...

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Opinion: THE OSBOURNES Are A Mix Of Alcohol, Drugs And A Total Disregard For Order

Paragould Daily Press editor Travis Justice, who achieved BLABBERMOUTH.NET notoriety for penning an editorial about the "flawed" Norwegian justice system by spotlighting the case of former BURZUM leader/convicted murderer Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) in January, has attempted to examine the Osbournes phenomenon in his latest editorial, which appears in today's edition of ...

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Guilty Verdict In MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial

A jury convicted Jesus Mezquia Thursday morning (March 25) of first degree murder for the death of THE GITS singer Mia Zapata, according to KomoTV.com. Mezquia faces 20 years to life in prison. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connection to Seattle, ...

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial Goes To Jury

Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of the Miami man charged with the 1993 murder of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, according to a post on the band's web site. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 49-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women and only a passing connection to Seattle, ...

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ZUUL FX To Release Debut Album In The Fall

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, have completed the songwriting process for their debut album, tentatively due this fall through an as-yet-undetermined label. 15 songs have been written thus far, including the three tracks previously demoed in December 2003. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include: 01. ...

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