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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Says Touring With MEGADETH Was 'Awesome'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the group's official web site regarding their recently completed tour with MEGADETH: "Well, it's been a grind, with the Brazil trip directly preceeding this tour and all, but I must say what a pleasure this tour has been. My hat is off to Dave [Mustaine], ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Sign With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

Progressive power metallers SHADOW GALLERY have inked a deal with InsideOut Music. The group are currently recording their fifth album, tentatively titled "Room Five", for an early 2005 release. The follow-up to 2001's "Legacy" will be a concept album and will be a continuation of the "Tyranny" story, according to a posting on the InsideOut ...

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STATETROOPER: Live Videos Posted Online

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have posted live videos of the tracks "Casablanca" and "I'm Alive" at their official web site. The songs, which were recorded on May 15, 2004 at The Underworld in Camden Town, London, can be downloaded at

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ENTOMBED, CROWBAR, PRO-PAIN, THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver magazines, has announced its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at B.B. King's in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's ENTOMBED, New Orleans' CROWBAR with Florida-based PRO-PAIN and Minnesota's THE MIGHTY NIMBUS. ENTOMBED, earlier this year seeing the ...

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Ex-WAYSTED Guitarist Explains His Recording Approach

Ex-WAYSTED guitarist Paul Chapman has fired back at his former bandmates over their claim that Chapman's slow way of working in the studio would have prevented the group's new album, "Back From the Dead", from ever coming out. Writing to his official web site, Chapman said, "After reading [new WAYSTED guitarist] Chris George's [

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STATETROOPER: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, will embark on their first tour in 18 years during January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 15 – The Queens Tap – Swindon, UK * Jan. 21 – The Cartoon - Croydon, South London, UK ...

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ALSTON To Release Debut Album In February

ALSTON, the New York-based band featuring former PRIMER 55 bassist Kobie Jackson (on guitar and vocals), guitarist/vocalist Ron Paige, bassist Alex Cando, and drummer Woody Wurzburg, will release their debut album, "Voodoo For Fun And Profit", on February 1, 2005 via Repossession Records. The album contains eleven songs, including "Recon Seed", "Anna", "Rock Star", "Ordinary", ...

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EXTREME To Reunite For Japanese Tour

According to MelodicRock.com, EXTREME will reunite for a series of Japanese shows in January. The line-up of Gary Cherone (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Paul Geary (drums) and new bassist Carl Restivo will head to Japan for the following dates: Jan. 12 Tokyo Shibuya-AX 7:00pm Jan. 13 Tokyo Shibuya-AX 7:00pm Jan. 14 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to IGN.com. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, but the clincher is that the fourth disc of ...

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Updated: EXODUS Added To More Dates On MEGADETH's U.S. Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have secured the opening slot on MEGADETH's "Blackmail the Universe Tour" beginning with the Oct. 25 date in Anaheim, CA. EXODUS were previously announced as the openers for the tour's six West Coast dates, but have now been added to the remainder of the trek. Also appearing on the ...

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SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

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DOMAIN: New Song Available For Download

German melodic metal band DOMAIN have posted a new song, entitled "Endless Rain", at this location (mp3). "Endless Rain" comes off the group's new CD, "The Last Days of Utopia", due on February 7 via Limb Music Products. Another new song, "A New Beginning", is featured on a ZYX Music sampler entitled "Heroes ...

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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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GARY MOORE To Appear On BBC Radio Wales

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore will be the guest host on the "TrueBlues" radio show on BBC Radio Wales this Thursday (Sept. 23) between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. The show can be heard online at this location. Alternatively, the BBC have a "listen again" service where the broadcast may be heard for up to ...

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Former EXODUS Singer ZETRO SOUZA Breaks His Silence

Former EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza has broken his silence with regards to his departure from the group. In the following statement — sent excusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NETZetro explains his reasons for leaving EXODUS on the eve of their South American tour and offers kind words for his former bandmates, who have recently announced ...

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