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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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FILTER Singer: 'Seriously Loud Motherfuckin' Rock Music!'

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the "Rich's Words" section of the group's official web site: "Holy shit, it's been awhile [since I've last written] but I apologize – as always I've been a busy man. A lot of stuff has been going on behind the scenes. I just finished working ...

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EMO MOWERY Joins LEASH LAW

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder, have announced the addition of guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) to the group's ranks. Emo's "monster seven-string rhythms add even more to this modern classic," ...

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CRIMSON GLORY: Original Lineup To Reunite?

CRIMSON GLORY, one of the best and most influential prog-metal bands to emerge from the 1980s, appears to be one step closer to a full-fledged reunion. Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson, who has spent the last few years pursuing a solo career of sort with BEN JACKSON GROUP, has posted the following message to ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Arrested After Hitting Man With Car

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of Newsday is reporting that IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested and charged with assault yesterday (July 26) after intentionally hitting a parking attendant with his car before a concert at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, state park police said. Michael "Nicko" McBrain, 51, of London, was trying to ...

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GREAT WHITE Working Out Details For Kansas Concert

Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that "organizers are working out details for an Aug. 22 concert in Russell [Kansas] by GREAT WHITE, the 1980s band whose pyrotechnics are blamed for starting the Feb. 20 fire that killed 100 — including the band's guitarist — at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. "The concert would be ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Hit The Road: Tour Dates Announced

Tommy Stinson, founding member and bass player for the seminal rock group THE REPLACEMENTS and bass player of the new GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a three-week U.S. tour in late August along with Hearbox Records recording artists THE FIGGS. Performing in an acoustic setting, Stinson will be previewing some of the songs from ...

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MORBID ANGEL/NOCTURNUS Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

Former NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery is currently auctioning off via eBay a guitar owned and used by both Mike Davis of NOCTURNUS and Trey Azagthoth of MORBID ANGEL. Says Emo: "[The guitar] was used by Mike on the first two NOCTURNUS albums ('The Key' and 'Thresholds') and all three NOCTURNUS tours. After the first demise ...

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TIWANAKU Completing Work On Debut Demo

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, are putting the finishing touches on a four-song demo at a studio in Florida. "It is about 90% done," Mowery told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "It has taken longer than expected due to our crazy, music, ...

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