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CONSTRUCDEAD To Record Live DVD

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will be recording a live DVD during their appearance at Kolingsborg in Stockholm on April 1. The DVD will be produced by Charlie Granberg, who also produced the group's "Wounded" video. In other news, CONSTRUCDEAD were forced to cancel their previously announced show at Purgatory ...

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New GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album To Feature Members Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, SCORPIONS

Versailles Records is presently completing work on a forthcoming millennium tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, which will feature current and former members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT, RATT, SCORPIONS, LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, THE SCREAM, UNION, ADLER'S APPETITE and THRILLS FOR KILLS, as well as Jasy Andrews, Richard Kendrick, THE ...

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WITCHERY: New Album Details Revealed

WITCHERY guitarist Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's new album: "There... so the new WITCHERY album is finally written, recorded, mixed, mastered and ready to go. "We know that this is a total cliché, but the band feels this to be the best album so far… however, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Part Ways With Bassist DAVE PYBUS

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have parted ways with bassist Dave Pybus. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We are sorry to say that as of [last Thursday, Jan. 20], Dave Pybus is no longer with CRADLE OF FILTH. Dave has decided, for personal reasons, that he is unable to ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Makes Surprise Appearance With N.Y.C. HITSQUAD

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford was a surprise guest last night (Wednesday, January 19) in New York City with the N.Y.C. HITSQUAD, which includes singer-guitarist Ricky Byrd from JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, drummer Liberty Devitto and sax player Richie Cannata from Billy Joel's band, and ex-DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW ...

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Manager: RICHARD FORTUS Has Not Quit GUNS N' ROSES

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus has NOT quit the band and joined NINE INCH NAILS, according to Merck Mercuriadis, CEO of Sanctuary Group, which represents GN'R and a slew of other artists, including IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER and SLIPKNOT. Contacted by an administrator at MyGNR.com, a GUNS N' ROSES discussion forum, regarding the ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman To Release New Solo Album In March

InsideOut Music has set a March 15 release date for the third solo album from DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from Italy named Marco Sfogli. The ...

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DEVILINSIDE Announce Lineup Changes

Minneapolis' DEVILINSIDE have announced the addition of drummer Dan Johnson (ex-WITH DEAD HANDS RISING), vocalist Joe Talbot (RICHARD PRYOR ON FIRE) and bassist Patrick Morris (DEMONICON) to the group's ranks. The band will be hitting the road for the better part of February and March, first heading out with SUFFOCATION and then with CRYPTOPSY. Confirmed ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

EVIL MASQUERADE, the Danish symphonic/power metal band led by former ROYAL HUNT singer Henrik Brockmann and guitar wizard Henrik Flyman, are putting the finishing touches on their new album, entitled "Theatrical Madness". Guest keyboardists on the CD include André Andersen (ROYAL HUNT), Richard Andersson (TIME REQUIEM, SPACE ODYSSEY) and Mikkel Jensen. An April 11 release ...

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ILLDISPOSED Talk About Deal With ROADRUNNER, New Album

ILLDISPOSED members Bo Summer (vocals) and Jakob Batten (guitar) recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the group's deal with Roadrunner Records and their recently issued album, "1-800 Vindication". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: That story on how you ended up signing with Roadrunner sounds amazing. Did it really happen by ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: New EP To Surface In April

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will release their new EP, "Wounded", on April 13 in Sweden and April 18 in the rest of the world. The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Wounded' EP Artwork Posted Online

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming EP, "Wounded", at this location. The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. An early 2005 release is ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event, held at ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Finish Mastering New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mastering their new EP, "Wounded", at Polar Studios in Stockholm. Photos from the mastering session can be viewed at this location. "The sound is killer, and we even got 'Wounded' [the song] sounding better as we decided to re-master it for ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Wounded' EP Track Listing Revealed

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have revealed the track listing for their new EP, entitled "Wounded". The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. "Wounded" track listing: 01. Human Harvest 02. Misery 03. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Record New Material

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson is in the process of writing material for a b-side he will be putting out with a single and a video early next year, according to a posting on his web site. In addition, he is planning on embarking on a tour of the U.K. and U.S. in January/February. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Offers Exclusive First Look At 'Bigfoot'

Rob Zombie's web site is currently offering "an exclusive first look" at "Bigfoot", the latest slice of devastating horror from the new masters of all things morbid — Zombie and one of the biggest names in horror comic books, Steve Niles. This is their second collaboration since forming Creep Entertainment International, the first being a ...

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