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BRAZEN ABBOT Complete Recordings With 31-Piece String Orchestra

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have posted the following message on their web site: "The new BRAZEN ABBOT album just got a new line-up. The musicians involved will be 39! This is because of the fact that Nikolo recorded and added a 31-piece string orchestra, which will be used throughout the ...

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IRON MAIDEN: More Details About 'Flying Heavy Metal' Documentary Revealed

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, IronMaiden.com, has revealed more information about "Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson", the documentary series about airplanes hosted by MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson that is scheduled to begin airing next week. A posting on the web site reads as follows: "'Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson', premiering on U.K. Discovery ...

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WINTERS BANE Recording Guitar Tracks For New CD

Lou St. Paul is currently recording the guitar tracks for the new WINTERS BANE album with Curran Murphy (ex-NEVERMORE, ANNIHILATOR guitarist) engineering and producing the sessions at his studio in Akron, Ohio. In February, singer Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL TOWER) will be flying in from Stuttgart, Germany to record his vocals, joining Lou at Curran's ...

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FINNISH METAL EXPO: More Details Announced

Finnish Metal Expo, the new metal music event taking place at the Cablefactory in Helsinki, Finland during January 28-29 is starting to take its final shape. The band contest collaboration between FME and Tuska Open Air Metal Festival was more popular than anticipated. The jury went through a total of 148 demos of various quality ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer's 'Flying Heavy Metal' Documentary To Begin Airing This Month

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's documentary series about airplanes, entitled "Flying Heavy Metal", will begin airing on Wednesday, January 19 on the Discovery Channel, according to DemonsZone.com. The series, which was produced by the U.K.-based Ricochet production company, is described on the Ricochet web site as follows: "IRON MAIDEN rock legend and professional ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: New Album To Feature 31-Piece Orchestra

BRAZEN ABBOT mastermind Nikolo Kotzev is very busy putting the finishing touches on the group's new studio album. He is currently recording a 31-piece string orchestra which will be used almost entirely throughout the album, enriching the arrangements and making the CD the band's most ambitious ever. The recordings are taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria ...

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WOLF's Rehearsal Room Broken Into, Guitars Stolen

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update at their official web site: "Some fucko (must be a Limahl fan) has broken in to our rehearsal and stolen BOTH of Nick's flying V's, plus two cordless systems and some stereo equipment. One of the guitars is a one of a kind custom built V-model for Nick, ...

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MICK MARS Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Reuniting Because Of 'Greed'

The four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE were recently interviewed by Metal Edge magazine for a cover story about their upcoming reunion tour. Several excerpts from guitarist Mick Mars's portion of the interview follow: Metal Edge: Other members of the band have said that they view the reunion as something vital in your recovery process. Do ...

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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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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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DIMEBAG's Funeral Flowers: Photos Available

A PANTERA fan (Elsa Blumenkraft) who works for a company that specializes in funeral flowers had the opportunity to work on the funeral of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott earlier this week. Among the flowers that she worked on were a shotglass ordered by TYPE O NEGATIVE, a bottle of crown purchased by SEVENDUST, and ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH/ARCH ENEMY: New York City Concert Cancelled

ARCH ENEMY have issued the following statement regarding their scheduled concert at Irving Plaza in New York City Tuesday night (Dec. 14): "NIGHTMARE IN NYC!!!!! We're here at the Irving Plaza as you know, and we've just been given some devastating news. The show has been cancelled tonight, due to reasons entirely beyond our control. ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL To Be Buried In KISS KASKET

The family of slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has requested a "Kiss Kasket" (photo) for Abbott to be buried in, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons revealed during an appearance on Fox News' "The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby" on Saturday (Dec. 11). The coffin features the faces of the four founding ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Finish Recording New Album

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished recording everything but the guitar leads for their new album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Mixing is scheduled to begin January 9, 2005 and will probably be completed by January 25. The album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner ...

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SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD, SHADOWS FALL To Team Up For U.S. Arena Tour

Beginning March 4, 2005, SLIPKNOT will bring LAMB OF GOD and SHADOWS FALL, along with to-be-confirmed openers, out on The Subliminal Verses Tour, sponsored by Fuse. SLIPKNOT's extensive set will feature tracks from their critically-acclaimed, Rick Rubin-produced third album "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" — most notable of which are the hit singles "Duality" and ...

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HAMMERFALL Film Video For New Single 'Blood Bound'

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Last week, we recorded a video for the first single, 'Blood Bound'. It, like the cover art of the release, will have a winter theme. I haven't seen anything from the session yet, and it's hard to tell what it ...

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TONY HARNELL: TNT To 'Get Heavier' On Upcoming Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm flying to California on Friday to do some business, hang out with some friends and see my family. It'll be nice to feel that good old California air again. It's been way too long! "I will be making an announcement soon ...

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FIREBIRD Reject Breakup Rumors, Plan Live Shows

Despite Internet reports to the contrary, FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have not split up. An SPV Records representative who spoke to Steer on Wednesday (Nov. 10) told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band are still very much alive and are planning on hitting the road soon. FIREBIRD, whose latest ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Never Said I Was Quitting VAN HALEN'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has rejected Internet rumors that he is about to leave the band and re-focus all his time and effort on his solo career. Writing to his official web site, Sammy said, "Listen here, all these crazy rumors flying around cyberspace are that. Plain and simple, I never said I was ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Named Most Stylish Woman In Finland

According to a posting on her official web site, the Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti has named NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen "The Most Stylish Woman in Finland." Iltalehti wrote, "NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has made her gothic-style perfect. Tarja like to dress to clothes that fits her music and her look. Strong colors and dramatic lines. ...

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