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SOILENT GREEN Complete Work On New Album

SOILENT GREEN have completed work on their long-awaited new album. The follow up to the band's 2001 release, "A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down", the as-yet-untitled new SOILENT GREEN album was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida by producer/engineer Erik Rutan (PREMONITIONS OF WAR, HATE ETERNAL). Mastering duties are currently underway courtesy of ...

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Warrant Issued For KID ROCK's Arrest

The Associated Press is reporting that Kid Rock was named in an arrest warrant issued Wednesday by city police who are investigating a report that the entertainer punched a disc jockey at an adult entertainment club. Police said they expected Kid Rock to make a court appearance in the morning. Authorities said the incident occurred ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Confirmed For BIRMINGHAM DRUMFEST

According to a posting on his official web site, CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has been confirmed for this year's Birmingham Drumfest. The dates are as follows: Jul. 31 – Birmingham, UK @ TBA Aug. 07 – Romford, UK @ TBA To see a picture from this year's NAMM ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Launches Web Site

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has launched his official web site at AdrianErlandsson.com. "The site will eventually feature everything that I have ever done as well as upcoming gigs, rare mp3's, videoclips and midifiles, etc." Adrian told BLABBERMOUTH.NET in an e-mail. "So feel free to check it ...

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Doom Legends DREAM DEATH To Release Collection Of Rare Demos

Pittsburgh, PA's DREAM DEATH, who gained popularity among the metal underground in the Eighties, have returned to release "Back from the Dead" on Psychodoomelic Records. "Back from the Dead", compiled and produced by Mike Smail (currently in PENANCE, INTERNAL VOID and PENTAGRAM) is the official release of the three DREAM DEATH demos recorded in the ...

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DIMEBAG's Video Tribute To Late DROWNING POOL Singer Posted Online

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's touching video tribute to late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams has been posted online at DROWNING POOL's official web site. The 14-minute collection of highlights from home videos that Dimebag edited himself was originally included on DROWNING POOL's "Sinema" DVD, which was released in November 2002 through Wind-Up. Watch the ...

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BLOOD DUSTER: METALLICA Want Their Shirts, THE HAUNTED Don't Like Their Gay Humor

Infamous Australian act BLOOD DUSTER, described as blending lethal grindcore with traditional '70s-style Southern rock and rockabilly rhythms spiced up with a large dose of grossed-out humor, are set to release their debut DVD. The band, who regularly perform naked onstage, have already shocked the world with product such as "Fisting the Dead", the banned-cover ...

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Former PLASMATICS Drummer Joins HAT TRICK OF MISERY

Former PLASMATICS and THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS BAND drummer T.C. Tolliver has joined Asbury Park, NJ-based heavy rock act HAT TRICK OF MISERY. Tolliver played on the PLASMATICS Capitol Records release "Coup d'Etat", produced by Dieter Dirks and engineered by Michael Wagener. Tolliver later went on to become the drummer in THE WENDY O. WILLIAMS ...

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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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POWER QUEST Sign With MAJESTIC ROCK

Majestic Rock has announced the signing of multi-national melodic power rockers POWER QUEST to their ever-growing family of artists. The deal covers the release of their forthcoming album, "Magic Never Dies" — the follow-up to their successful sophomore effort, "Neverworld" — in Europe. The band return to Thin Ice studios next week to continue work ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Guest On 'Tears In Heaven' Cover

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne officially announced Monday (Jan. 17) their plans to record a cover of ERIC CLAPTON's "Tears in Heaven" to benefit storm recovery efforts, according to MTV.com. VELVET REVOLVER, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are among the artists lending their voices to the song, sales of which will benefit ...

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QUEEN'S 'Champions' Makes Final Five In British Song Contest

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN's "We Are The Champions" is among the five finalists for BRITs25: The Best Song Award, choosing the best British song of the past 25 years to commemorate the silver anniversary of Great Britain's Grammy counterpart, the Brit Awards. "We Are The Champions" joins four other songs selected by ...

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Appeals Court Agrees That Lawsuit Against KID ROCK Should Be Dismissed

The Associated Press is reporting that a federal appeals court agreed Tuesday that trademark and copyright infringement claims brought against singer KID ROCK should be dismissed. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a lower court ruling that KID ROCK's former business associates waited too long to file suit. The Detroit rap-rocker, whose ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Mourn Loss Of Former Collaborator

Multi-instrumentalist Christ Eichhorn of the two-man project PURE SWEET HELL, which also features in its ranks NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, has issued the following statement: "I'm writing this because I can't yet speak. "PURE SWEET HELL has lost a true friend and brother. "Jeff Wolfe lost his life doing something that he truly loved. Riding ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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METALLICA: 'Master Of Puppets' Playset Coming In January

After several delays and and missed target dates, it appears that the "much-anticipated" METALLICA playset, showcasing the group at the height of their metal domination, will finally be made available to the masses in January 2005. Manufactured by the Stevenson Entertainment Group, the Metallica Master of Puppets SMITI Playset (Image) is a numbered, ...

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