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KISS Kondoms Coming To A Store Near You!

Be on the lookout for Kiss Kondoms, a line of contraceptives with members KISS on the packaging, which will shortly be made available online and through record stores and specialty gift shops near you. KISS' latest business venture was made possible via a partnership with speciality condom retailer Condomania. Billed as "Rock 'N' Rubbers", the ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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Eye For An Eye - DAEMON

Despite this being their third album, Denmark's DAEMON are perhaps best known for having featured the services of then-ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on their 1997 debut Seven Deadly Sins—a widely acclaimed yet largely underground classic that owed more than a small part of its musical inspiration to Andersson's previous outfit's early output. The band's second ...

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SLIPKNOT: What's In A Name?!

The following article was authored by Erik Missio and originally posted by Canada's ChartAttack.com on Friday, May 3rd: Speaking on a stereotypical basis, hardcore SLIPKNOT fans are usually thought of as being only slightly above INSANE CLOWN POSSE devotees when it comes to criteria like maturity, literacy, individuality and hygiene (before we get ...

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MANTICORA To Issue "Hyperion" In October

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Hyperion, at Aabenraa studios with producer Jacob Hansen (i.e. RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR, ANCIENT, ILLDISPOSED, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), for an October release through Italy's Scarlet Records. Mixed at Jailhouse studios by Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, BEYOND TWILIGHT), the forthcoming CD is a ...

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KISS Perform "Live" Rendition Of "Detroit Rock City" For Upcoming "American Bandstand" Special

As expected, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley did not participate in the taping of the group's performance for next month's broadcast of American Bandstand 50th, which took place yesterday, April 19th in front of an audience of approximately 300-400. According to reports, the current line-up of KISSPaul Stanley (guitar/vocals), Gene Simmons (bass/vocals), Eric Singer (drums) and ...

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KISS Comic Book Revival Due In July

According to www.kissonline.com, Dark Horse Comics has just solicited the debut issue of its KISS comic book revival, which is due to ship in July. The most ass-kicking rock band returns to comics, written by the most rockin' of young comics writers. Joe Casey (Superman, Wildcats, X-Men) presents a bold new direction for ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Update On Current Activities

Here is an update from the DEVIN TOWNSEND camp: The American West Coast tour is on! It is billed as a STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tour and will include primarily SYL material. They are planning a STRAPPING set with one song from each of the other projects as well as feature new SYL songs. There are ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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GENE SIMMONS TONGUE Magazine Gets Closer To Launch

KISS bassist Gene Simmons' Gene Simmons Tongue magazine is presently on course for a May 21st on-sale date with an initial print run of 300,000, according to Sterling McFadden Publishing head honcho Allen Tuller. The current plan calls for the publication to start out with four issues a year but if demand calls for it, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Axeman Rocks Out On Three Fronts

TENET, the new project featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have finished demoing the material for the group's upcoming debut CD and are hoping to enter the studio in the next couple of months to begin ...

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CRYOGENIC Debut New Vocalist At Showcase Gigs

Australia's CRYOGENIC will be playing two very special showcase gigs during the month of February. These shows are being used to test new material from their forthcoming album and most of all to showcase their recently announced new frontman Steve Simmons (ex-HENRY'S ANGER). This will be the first time that CRYOGENIC has played in Sydney ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Replace Frontman With HATE PLOW's Simmons!

Veteran Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have kicked out vocalist Brett Hoffmann and replaced him with HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons. Here is guitarist/founder Phil Fasciana's official statement on the matter: “For the 2nd time in his career, vocalist Brett Hoffmann has been fired from the band. In 1997 when he was asked to rejoin ...

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KISS To Perform At Fashion Event

The following item is a www.eddietrunk.com exclusive: Here's the latest on the KISS Lane Bryant event. KISS will play in NYC for this plus size women's clothing company. The performance will be during a fashion event, while models show off the new Lane Bryant line. The event is PRIVATE and will NOT be ...

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KONKHRA/DAEMON Update From Lundemark

KONKHRA/DAEMON mainman Anders Lundemark has offered the following update on the two bands' current status via KONKHRA's official web site at www.konkhra.com: [On KONKHRA] “Well, Johnny [Nielsen, drums] and Kim [Mathiesen, guitars] got back in the band, so now we are intact in our old line-up. We had some differences in the past ...

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CRYOGENIC Land New Vocalist

Australia's CRYOGENIC have recruited former HENRY'S ANGER singer Steve Simmons to fill the vacancy left by the departure of Sloane Maloney. Two showcase gigs are set for Sydney sometime in February. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GRIP INC., ex-SACRIFICE Men To Collaborate On New CD

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati are rumored to be joining forces in a new “death metal-type” project called TENET, which is scheduled to record its debut album later in the year. As-yet-untitled, the effort will reportedly ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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