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DIABLO To Purge Evil Thoughts On Upcoming CD

Finland's DIABLO are scheduled to enter the studio in September 2005 to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively titled "Diablo: IV (The Sacrifice)". A January 2006 release is expected. Regarding the album's projected title, the group's frontman Rainer Nygård said, "The title is related to the lyrics. Once again, I will put all that poison ...

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ISLE OF MAN Sign Licensing Deal With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch death/grindcore band ISLE OF MAN have signed a distribution-and-promotion deal with Garden of Exile Records. The five tracks the band recorded last year will be released by the end of November 2004 under the title "Breathe Plastic". In addition to the five tracks, the disc will contain a video for the song "Pig Roast". ...

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POISON Singer Eyed For Film

On hand in the VIP section at POISON singer Bret Michaels' capacity show at Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, November 6 were Rikki Lee Travolta and wife Sonia, who were there to consider Bret for a character in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling novel "My Fractured Life". After the show, the couple ...

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MELVINS Tribute CD Featuring MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Surface In May

Fractured Transmitter Records has set a May 10 release date for the upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will include contributions from such acts as MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, KEELHAUL, HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE, MEATJACK, LICKGOLDENSKY, ABSENTEE, DISENGAGE, ABDULLAH and ...

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ENFORSAKEN: 'Poison Me' Video Posted Online

ENFORSAKEN's video for the track "Poison Me" has been posted online at the Autumn's End Entertainment web site. Check it out: High (mpg), Low (Windows Media). As previously reported, the Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers' latest album, "The Forever Endeavor", was released in Japan on September 29 through Soundholic Records. The ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finish Filming New Video

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finished filming their first video for the song "Poison Me". "It's being edited at this very moment, and should be available to check out sometime in November," the band write on their web site. "Thanks to Tonya and everyone at Autumn's End Entertainment for getting the job done." ...

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BURST To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Sweden's BURST are writing material for the follow-up to "Prey On Life" (Relapse) and they hope to enter the studio in early 2005 to begin recording the effort for a summer release. In other news, Spanish label Throne Records will release the LP version of the CD "In Coveting Ways" in December. The album was ...

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POISON Frontman Announces 'Freedom Of Sound' Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will embark on the "Freedom of Sound" solo tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Mercy Lounge Nov. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Annie's Nov. 06 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Nov. 09 - Bay City, MI - Westown Theatre --change-- ...

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TAPROOT's Label Lands With COLUMBIA, Band To Remain On ATLANTIC

Hits Daily Double reports: "David 'Beno' Benveniste's Velvet Hammer label has struck a new joint-venture agreement with Columbia, whereby Velvet Hammer will sign and develop new talent. Velvet Hammer formerly had a similar deal with Atlantic, signing acts including TAPROOT, POISON THE WELL and GRATITUDE, all of which will continue to be worked through Atlantic. ...

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POISON's C.C. DEVILLE Tops List Of 'Worst Guitar Solos'

According to the Detroit Free Press, POISON guitarist C.C. DeVille's 1991 effort, called "Guitar Solo", has topped the list of "100 Worst Guitar Solos" published in the December issue of Guitar World magazine. Ted Nugent comes in at No. 7 with his "Wango Tango!!" from the 1980 "Scream Dream" album. The magazine's verdict? "The Motor ...

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EYEHATEGOD Singer Talks About New Projects

According to a posting on the Southern Lord Records web site, the EYEHATEGOD/CRIPPLE BASTARD split 7" single will be re-pressed. A total of 555 copies on green vinyl and 555 copies on purple vinyl will be made. In other EYEHATEGOD-related news, the band's singer Michael D. Williams was interviewed by Con.Sect (Connected Sections) ...

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SACRED CRUCIFIX To Release 'Aeon Of Chaos' Next Month

Reunited Finnish death metallers SACRED CRUCIFIX have set an October 15 release date through Poison Arrow Records for their full-length debut, "Aeon Of Chaos". The album was recorded and mixed at Tonebox Studio in Oulu, Finland and was mastered at Finnvox in Helsinki. "Aeon Of Chaos" track listing: 01. Aeon Of Chaos 02. Gone 03. ...

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Benefit Concert For ENUFF Z'NUFF Drummer Announced

A benefit concert has been announced for ENUFF Z'NUFF drummer Ricky Parent, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The show will take place on Sunday, October 17 at the Metro in Chicago and will feature performances by ENUFF Z'NUFF, D'MOLLS, LOVE HAMMERS and AMERICAN MOTHER LODE. Also set to appear are members of GUNS N' ...

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AC/DC Singer To Perform At Los Angeles Club Tonight

According to an online posting by Hollywood promoter Happenin' Harry, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will be performing at The Joint in West Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, September 29. Johnson and "friends" are expected to run through a set of AC/DC classics and other selections beginning at 10:00 p.m. Also appearing on the bill will ...

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VINCE NEIL Collaborates With DESMOND CHILD On New Solo Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has collaborated with songwriting legend Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, RICKY MARTIN) on a new song called "Promise Me". A video for the track will be filmed during Neil's appearance at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 3. The free event, which will serve as ...

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EXTOL: New Songtitles Announced

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have finished mixing their fourth full-length album, tentatively titiled "Gloriana", at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MNEMIC) for an early 2005 release through Century Media Records. The end result is a 49-minute long effort containing 11 brand new songs that are being described ...

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Guitarist RICHIE KOTZEN Talks About His Short-Lived POISON Stint

Guitarist Richie Kotzen, who made a name for himself via his hard rock, blues-influenced albums, perhaps got his most notable exposure during his one-album stint with glam rockers POISON in the early '90s. Many regarded it as an odd pairing, having the guitar virtuoso step in for the significantly less technically proficient C.C. Deville. But ...

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DOHENY: 'Drive Me' Video Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have posted their "home movie" for the track "Drive Me" at this location. In other news, Morrison has posted the following message on the band's official "blog": "So we need some extra ...

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Former Producer Slams TWISTED SISTER Over 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has shot back at TWISTED SISTER over their comments regarding his collaboration with the group on the double-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. In a recent press release announcing the release of the re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album (under the new title "Still Hungry"), guitarist Jay Jay ...

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SACRED CRUCIFIX Finish Mixing Debut Album

Reunited Finnish death metallers SACRED CRUCIFIX have finished mixing their full-length debut at Tonebox Studio in Oulu, Finland for a fall release through Poison Arrow Records. The mastering session if scheduled for Saturday (August 28) at Finnvox studio in Helsinki. As previously reported, the quartet — who consist of Janne Kela (drums), Miku Mertanen (bass ...

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