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MESHUGGAH: Photos From 'obZen' Listening Party Posted Online

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH held a listening party for their new album, "obZen", on Saturday, January 12 at the NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California. Attending the event were producer Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, SEBASTIAN BACH), Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL), Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY), Raymond Herrera (FEAR ...

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DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN Announce Second San Francisco Date

Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL and FORBIDDEN have added a second show at Slim's in San Francisco, California. The two groups will now play the venue on Thursday, February 28 — one day before the previously announced Slim's date, which has now apparently officially sold out. Tickets for the new concert go on sale ...

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DEATH: 'Symbolic' Reissue Track Listing Revealed

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal the track listing for the upcoming reissue of DEATH's classic 1995 album "Symbolic", due on April 1 via Roadrunner Records. The remastered LP will include the original album tracks plus several previously unreleased, ultra-rare, mostly instrumental demo recordings that were completed in early 1994 with the lineup of Chuck Schuldiner (guitar), ...

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MELDRUM: Hollywood Show Cancelled

MELDRUM, the Swedish/American band led by former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum (wife of EUROPE axeman John Norum), has issued the following update: "We regret to inform that MELDRUM has been forced to cancel its scheduled concert at the Whisky in Hollywood, California on January 17, as U.S. immigration officials have denied one of the ...

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Reunited FORBIDDEN: More West Coast Dates Planned

Guitarist Craig Locicero of the reunited San Franciso Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN has issued the following update: "First off, we have to let everyone know that [drummer] Gene Hoglan [STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT] WILL be playing our first few gigs in February, not Paul Bostaph [TESTAMENT, SLAYER, EXODUS]. Paul has been busy ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: NYC Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of LIFE OF AGONY performing the song "Other Side Of The River" last night (Thursday, January 10) at the Blender Theater in New York City can be viewed below (courtesy of "kevinfncoyne"). LIFE OF AGONY is putting the finishing touches on its new DVD release, entitled "Life of Agony: Cult Classics Live ...

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GENE SIMMONS On 'The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition'; Clips From Second Episode Available

Three short video clips from the second episode of Donald Trump's NBC show "The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition", featuring KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, can be viewed below. Other celebrities appearing on the show include Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Piers Morgan, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, and Tito Ortiz. The celebrities will be competing ...

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TWIGGY RAMIREZ Rejoins MARILYN MANSON

Bassist Twiggy Ramirez (real name: Jeordie White) has rejoined MARILYN MANSON for the group's upcoming North American tour. Joining Manson and Twiggy on stage for the U.S. leg of the "Rape of the World Tour" will be Chris Vrenna, Rob Holliday, and Ginger Fish. Tim Skold has amicably split with Manson, but future collaborations aren't ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST In Mixing Mode

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, is currently mixing its debut release with Bill Korecky at Mars Recording Studio. A tentative May release ...

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ROB ZOMBIE On Touring, Movies And OZZY OSBOURNE

In November, Rob Zombie sat down for a media teleconference with journalists representing publications across North America. A transcript of the discussion was provided by Scoop Marketing. Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun: ... wondering how long your association both personally and professionally with Ozzy goes back and what was that first meeting with him like for ...

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GENE SIMMONS On On 'The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition'; More Footage Posted Online

More video footage has surfaced from the first episode of Donald Trump's NBC show "The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition" featuring KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. Watch the two clips below. Other celebrities appearing on the show include Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Piers Morgan, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, and Tito Ortiz. The celebrities will ...

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GENE SIMMONS On 'The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition'; New Clip Posted Online

RollingStone.com has posted a short video clip of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons from the first episode of Donald Trump's NBC show "The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition". Watch the clip at this location. Other celebrities appearing on the show include Nadia Comaneci, Tiffany Fallon, Jennie Finch, Nely Galan, Marilu Henner, Piers Morgan, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, and ...

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KING DIAMOND Guitarist To Guest On ASYLUM Debut

Andy La Rocque of KING DIAMOND is the latest member to make an appearance on the debut album from ASYLUM, the Illinois-based project featuring Marcus Johnson (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Johnny Rox (bass). Also contributing to the CD are Kevin Talley (DAATH, ex-CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX), Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING ...

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KISS: 'Kissology – Vol. 3' DVD Box Set Is A Canadian Hit

According to a posting on KISS' official web site, KISS' brand new DVD box set, "Kissology - Vol. 3 1992-2000", sold 7,656 units in Canada in its first week of release — the highest first-week sales total of all three volumes so far. VH1 Classic Records released "Kissology - Vol. 3 1992-2000" on December 18. ...

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MR. PLOW Featuring GENE HOGLAN, ROCKY GEORGE; Video Available

MR. PLOW, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based solo acoustic artiste who specializes in "down home pornographic punk-country & western-comedy with a hint of self-help and healing," has posted his video for the song "MySpace". The track, which features guest appearances by Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DETHKLOK, DARK ANGEL) on drums, Norwood Fisher (FISHBONE) ...

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How GENE SIMMONS Became A TV Apprentice

Cindy Pearlman of the Chicago Sun-Times recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his participation in "The Celebrity Apprentice", debuting January 3 on NBC, where celebs try to win $1 million for their charity. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Chicago Sun-Times: How did Donald Trump lure you ...

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KISS To Play Sweden In May?

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports that KISS is strongly rumored to be planning a headlining concert May 30 at Stockholm Stadion, an outdoor 30,000-seater arena. Although Swedish promoter EMA Telstar has reportedly reserved the date as an option for KISS to play at the Stadion, the show has **NOT** been confirmed as yet, ...

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WHITESNAKE Announces New Drummer

WHITESNAKE has issued the following update: "The new WHITESNAKE album, 'Good To Be Bad', scheduled for release in the spring of 2008 will be their 10th studio record and will feature the exceptional percussive talents of Chris Frazier, the latest member to grace the ranks of the band alongside Doug Aldrich on guitar, who also ...

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DEATH: 1988 Rehearsal Recordings Posted Online

MetalKult.com has just posted six MP3 audio files from a 1988 DEATH rehearsal. In January 1988, the members of DEATH convened in Orlando, Florida, to rehearse six of the songs that would eventually wind up on the band’s second and highly influential album, "Leprosy". The tracks captured during that rehearsal are as follows: 01. Left ...

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