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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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CONSTRUCDEAD: Studio Update

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted a 14-second video clip of the recording sessions for the group's new EP, entitled "Wounded". Download it at this location (MPEG, 327 KB). The CD, which is being recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31) at Fear And Loathing ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist RICK RENSTROM: Solo Album Receives U.S. Release

ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom's solo debut, "Until the Bitter End", has been made available in the U.S. through Thrash Corner Records via distribution from The End. The critically acclaimed album now features new cover layout and two bonus videos of "Opus Lix" and "Towers of Babylon". The videos are from the November 2002 performance ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Set Title For New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) on October 29 to record a new EP, entitled "Wounded". The CD, which will be recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31), will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video. ...

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