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Are The OSBOURNES Related To SHAKESPEARE?

Poppy Brady of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne could be related to the famous playwright William Shakespeare. The tomb of Ralph Arden, Shakespeare's great great great great great grandfather lies inside the church of St Peter and Paul in Aston. Research carried out by Aston councillor Tony Kennedy has revealed that ...

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MILLENIUM: New Album Details Revealed

MILLENIUM (sic), the Florida-based hard rock band featuring guitarists Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH) and Shane French (ex-CIRCLE II CIRCLE), have inked a deal with Germany's Metal Heaven (subsidiary of AOR Heaven) for the territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (GAS), Benelux and Sweden. The group's new studio album, "Jericho", is scheduled for release on July ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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MILLENIUM: 'Best Of' Collection To Surface In June

Frontiers Records and Now & Then Records have set a June 23 European release date for the MILLENIUM "Best Of" album which will also include a bonus disc featuring 10 unreleased tracks. The track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: 01. I Surrender (RAINBOW cover) - vocals Jorn Lande 02. On And On ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist In Suicide Bomber Scare!

ICED EARTH guitarist Ralph Santolla demanded to be let off a flight to England earlier today (March 17) after he spotted two fellow passengers behaving strangely while boarding the plane. The following is Ralph's detailed account of the whole experience, as provided exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "OK. First of all, let me say unequivocally that I ...

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WARMACHINE Debut Completed, Final Guest Appearances Revealed

WARMACHINE guitarist/vocalist Joe Di Taranto has posted the following update on the group's official web site: " 'The Beginning of the End' is now mixed, mastered and 100% complete...Finally!! The album turned out better than I ever expected. It was mixed and mastered by head producer Murray Daigle. He did an amazing job of making ...

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ICED EARTH, Ex-NEUROTICA Members Contribute To Prog-Rock Project

Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, formerly of DEATH), Shawn Bowen (BALD DAISY, formerly of NEUROTICA), GJ Gosman (NEW CRASH POSITION, formerly of NEUROTICA) and David Ragsdale (formerly of KANSAS) are among the guest musicians appearing on "Moments of Clarity", an 11-song prog-rock concept album due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which ...

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SCORPIONS Announce New Bassist

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have announced the addition of Polish bassist Pawel Maciwoda (SECTION 31, URBANATOR) to the group's ranks. "As you may know, on January 12th we will appear on the TV show '20 years of RTL'," the band write on their web site. "It is not only the first performance of the ...

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REQUIEM Complete Work On New CD

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have set "Government Denies Knowledge" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in the spring through Reality Entertainment. The provisional track listing for "Government Denies Knowledge" is as follows: 01. Government Denies Knowledge 02. Bloodcult 03. Nothing Seen, Nothing Heard, Nothing Done 04. Falling Down 05. No Answer (Ignorant ...

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REQUIEM Ink Deal With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

Swiss death metal band REQUIEM have signed a worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The group will enter Silvercloud Studios in Los Angeles in early 2004 to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in the spring. REQUIEM were recently rejoined by drummer Adi Fuhrer, who had previously played with the band from 1999 to 2002. In ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Singer And Rest Of The Band Go Separate Ways

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, appears to have disintegrated over irreconcilable business-related differences, with Stevens currently standing as the sole remaining member of the group. The rest of the band — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French ...

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ICED EARTH's Forthcoming CD To Honor The 'Valor And Sacrifices' Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Men

ICED EARTH's forthcoming album, "The Glorious Burden", represents a ten-song musical enterprise honoring the valor and sacrifices that made the world what it is today. The band's ninth full-length album will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. Having only hinted at their infatuation with history in the past with "Ghost Of Freedom" ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Utilize Session Bassist On Upcoming Tour

Former GENETIC WISDOM guitarist Ralph Roelvink will be filling in for CALLENISH CIRCLE bassist Rene "Rocco" Rokx on the band's upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe" tour. The trek, which will also feature EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, GOD DETHRONED, GRAVE, MORTICIAN, OCCULT and PROSPECT, is scheduled to kick off on October 7 in Rennes, ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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Former BLUE CHEER Member ETHAN JAMES Dead At 56

Ethan James, a member of the '60s heavy metal band BLUE CHEER who shifted in the 1980s to a behind-the-scenes role as producer and engineer on dozens of recordings, has died, the Los Angeles Times has reported. He was 56 years old. James died June 19 in San Francisco after an eight-month battle with liver ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Joins ICED EARTH

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has officially joined ICED EARTH as the group's second guitarist. Santolla replaces Larry Tarnowski, who left the group earlier in the year in order to continue his studies. Santolla reportedly plans to keep working on new MILLENIUM material and has recently welcomed singer Todd Plant ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The CLIVE BURR TRUST FUND Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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WESTWORLD's "Skin" Debuts Stronger Than Expected

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, had their sophomore effort, Skin, debut at college and commercial radio last week to an unexpected flood of support, coming in at #3 on FMQB and Top 10 in Album Network. Says Harnell: "It's great to be back. I'm very proud of ...

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Former DEATH Touring Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Debut

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has completed work on his debut solo album, entitled Shaolin Monks In The Temple Of Metal. Completely based on his guitar skills, "the CD is expected to please not only all the fans of the Florida-based guitar player, but generally all fans of Satriani, Tony ...

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MILLENIUM Part Ways With JORN LANDE, Announce Replacement

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Jorn Lande has amicably parted ways with MILLENIUM (sic), the band led by former EYEWITNESS/DEATH guitarist Ralph Santolla. A replacement has already been found in the shape of former HAREM SCAREM drummer Darren Smith, who is currently laying down vocals at a Toronto studio for a long-awaited album of covers, due ...

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Archive News Aug 17, 2001

Former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he is currently working on a brand new project called E-FORCE (as first reported here on August 7th), in which he is accompanied by guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY). According to Forrest, the band has ...

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Archive News Jul 17, 2001

ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their upcoming Morning Star CD, which is due at the end of August through Music For Nations Records in Europe. The complete and final track listing for the album is as follows:

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01. Chief Rebel Angel

02. I ...

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