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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother Says Plan To Release Incomplete CONTROL DENIED Album Is 'Sacrilege'

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a statement in response to Hammerheart Records' announcement that they will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED early next year. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare ...

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CONTROL DENIED: Unfinished Album To See Light Of Day

Holland's Hammerheart Records have announced plans to release the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED over the objections of Jane Schuldiner, mother of late CONTROL DENIED/DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor, began work on the album (tentatively titled ...

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WES BORLAND Hopes To Produce Some Tracks On New EVANESCENCE Album

Former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has hooked up with NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist/programmer Danny Lohner to work on a number of new projects, many of which were born through relations that formed while working on the "Underworld" soundtrack, according to MTV.com. The pair, who worked with FILTER frontman Richard Patrick under the name the ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS To Release New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has posted the following message on his web site: "Hello everyone. It's my birthday today and it's a great day to announce lots of big JR news. "As a lot of you know, on November the 11th, DREAM THEATER's 'Train of Thought' is coming out. The tour will begin in ...

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THRESHOLD To Release 'Critical Energy' CD/DVD In January

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have completed work on their live DVD and double CD, titled "Critical Energy". The following feature list has been confirmed for the DVD: 01. Complete concert footage filmed in Holland (18 songs, 118 minutes) 02. Selected ProgPower USA 2002 concert footage (3 songs, 24 minutes) 03. "Critical Moments" tour documentary (12 ...

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LEASH LAW Sign With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have signed a two-album deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. The group's as-yet-untitled debut album is currently being recorded ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Guest On New FILTER Album?

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the "Rich's Words" section of the group's official web site: "Ladies and gentlemen the new FILTER record is unbelievable, it's coming along nicely and it's full of lots of variety. [Engineer] Rae Dileo and I are pounding out the songs and I've been talking to ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer: No Rest For The Wicked

ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy has issued the following update regarding his current activities: "First off, my band BURNING INSIDE: Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, DEATH) - drums, Michael Estes (ACHERON) - guitar, Steve Childers (BLACK WITCHERY) - guitar, and Jamie Prim - bass and vocals, is playing our first show in two and a half ...

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TED NUGENT Endorses 'Gun Nut' Ice Cream

WorldNetDaily.com reports that Ted Nugent, rock musician, avid outdoorsman and defender of gun rights, has come out in support of "Gun Nut" ice cream, a new flavor unveiled by a company billing itself as "the conservative alternative to liberal Ben & Jerry's." Star Spangled Ice Cream Company announced the new partnership Monday (October 6) in ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL To Release Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

British black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL will issue their second album, "Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua", later this month through Supernal Music. The group's first release since the departure of founding member Jaldaboath (guitar, synth), "Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua" is "again built around the concept of Christ's mortality and the Church of Rome ...

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Britain's KERRANG! RADIO To Launch Next Summer

Richard Wray and Julia Day of The Guardian report that media company Emap, publisher of U.K.'s long-running weekly heavy metal publication Kerrang!, won a lucrative radio license Thursday (October 2) to broadcast a station based on the magazine. Emap beat 10 rivals, including bids backed by Ozzy Osbourne and local comedian Jasper Carrot, in a ...

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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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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Comments On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS' Danny Lohner recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. Lohner insists that TAPEWORM remains a separate entity from his other ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Guests On New York Band's EP

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus is one of the featured guests on the new EP from THE COMPULSIONS, a New York City-based rock 'n' roll band. Music critic Michael Kylis has described the CD, titled "Laughter From Below", as "an off-hand mixture of decadence, roots music, and outright malevolence." For more information, go to ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: In Mixing Mode

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, are currently mixing their sophomore album, "Violadead", at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The mixing will be finished on Friday, September 26 and the mastering has been booked for October 3 at the famous Polar Studios in Stockholm. A January release through Sound ...

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TIWANAKU: Demo Tracks Available For Download

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, have launched an MP3.com web site featuring downloads of three songs from their recently completed demo. The tracks "Illusions", "Shockwaves", and "What If" can be heard at this location. TIWANAKU, who ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Violadead' Due In January

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have set "Violadead" as the title for their sophomore album, tentatively due in January through Sound Pollution Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" was recorded and is currently being mixed at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The album will be released both in ...

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Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Survivor On Brink After Disaster

Richard C. Lewis of the Associated Press reports that "Michelle Spence, burned and left debilitated in a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, finally felt good enough to see the rock band POISON recently. "Her 10-year-old daughter, Hailey, however, was hysterical. She was terrified that her mother would get hurt again. Maybe she'd ...

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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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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Participate In Online Jam

On the back of their last successful online outing, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart are teaming up again to bring another online jam to the live Internet community. Jordan and Richard will be performing live online on Saturday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Jordan will be playing a ...

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BALL Change Name To BLEED DEFEAT

BALL, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy on guitar/vocals, have changed their name to BLEED DEFEAT. "We switched some guys around and sent out a new CD with some new songs," Tichy writes on his web site. "We sent them to all kinds of ...

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TIWANAKU: Demo Cuts To Air On 'Fight For Rock'

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, will have two of their recently completed demo tracks played at 2:00 p.m. EST during the Metal-Rules metal hour on Fight For Rock at this location. TIWANAKU, who are currently unsigned, ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Play Gothenburg In September

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will perform at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg on September 13. CONSTRUCDEAD recently finished mixing their as-yet-untitled sophomore album at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" is due in the fall through Sound Pollution Records. The group, who were recently ...

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