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MÖRSER Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Germany's MÖRSER have inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. The group, who have thus far issued two albums — "2 Hours To Doom" and "10,000 Bad Guys Dead" — and a split LP with THE SWARM, will release their first full-length collection in over five years in 2006. Commented MÖRSER in a statement: ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Says Touring With BRYAN ADAMS Makes Sense

Billboard.com is reporting that tickets for the DEF LEPPARD/BRYAN ADAMS' 26-date co-headlining tour of minor league ballparks have a base price of $45. At each LEPPARD/ADAMS stop, a stage will be built on the field, and fans can sit in the outfield or in the stands. "Everybody wants to play Madison Square Garden, but there's ...

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HEATHEN: New Song Posted Online

A two-minute rough sample of a brand new HEATHEN track with "scratch" vocals has been posted online at this location (.WMA file, 2.5 MB). The as-yet-untitled cut comes from the reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' new three-song demo, the recordings for which commenced this past January. The band, who are currently unsigned, ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Talks About Dangers Of Substance Abuse

Ozzy Osbourne recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his four-disc retrospective box set, "Prince of Darkness", and his family's MTV reality show "The Osbournes", among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: Metal Edge: The first time I interview you was twelve years ago, and from all our interaction since then, I haven't ...

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ROYAL HUNT: New Album Details Revealed

Danish hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have set "Paper Blood" as the title of their new album, tentatively due late spring/early summer through Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Eyewitness" was recorded at North Point studio in Copenhagen and will be mixed beginning on March 21 at EMI/Medley Studio in Copenhagen with André Andersen (keyboards) and ...

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SILVER GINGER 5: 'Black Leather Mojo' Reissue To Include Bonus Disc

SILVER GINGER 5, the band featuring THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger and ex-ELECTRIC BOYS frontman/current HANOI ROCKS guitarist Conny Bloom, will have their "Black Leather Mojo" collection re-released this month by Sanctuary Records. The two-CD set features all the tracks from the original Japanese release, plus a bonus disc featuring live tracks and demos from the ...

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The Sense Apparatus - FRANTIC BLEEP

It wouldn't be a record from The End if it didn't have a slightly pompous avant-garde edge to it, would it? The label that unleashed ARCTURUS, LOVE HISTORY and MADDER MORTEM (not to be confused with NOKTURNAL MORTUM) remains America's go-to imprint for extreme music off the beaten path, artistic (or at least art-damaged) statements ...

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Departed NASUM Frontman To Be Honored On SIRUIS SATELLITE RADIO

Departed NASUM frontman Mieszko Talarczyk, a victim of the December, 2004 Thailand tsunami disaster, will be honored on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Bloody Roots" program this Sunday, March 6 beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST. "Bloody Roots" host Ian Christe will pay tribute to the fallen Talarczyk by dedicating this week's program to his memory and the ...

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TOMMY LEE's Midget Shocker

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee shocked U.S. TV viewers in Thursday morning (March 3) when he appeared on the morning show "Live with Regis and Kelly" on a midget's back, sporting a black eye. The drummer was on the show with CRÜE bandmate Nikki Sixx to discuss the reformed group's world ...

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THE DEATH RIDERS Featuring Ex-ROB ZOMBIE Bassist Sign With HORROR HIGH

THE DEATH RIDERS, the new Venice, California-based band featuring ex-ROB ZOMBIE/OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, have inked a deal with Horror High Records. The group's long-awaited debut album, "Soundtrack for Depression", is scheduled for release in May/June. "Soundtrack for Depression" track listing: 01. God Hates the Dirty Ones (feat. Steve Stevens) 02. Suffer (

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KISS Dedicate New Issue Of Official Magazine To DIMEBAG's Memory

KISS have dedicated the third issue of their official authorized quarterly magazine to the memory of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was gunned down by a deranged "fan" in early December. A short note from KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley posted on the magazine's "Table of Contents" page reads as follows: "You only had to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Invade New York's Wall Street

Weather permitting, MÖTLEY CRÜE plan to invade New York's Wall Street by pulling up on choppers in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Wednesday, March 2, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A press junket will follow, with the CRÜE set to ring the closing bell at NYSE at 4 p.m. EST. Fans can ...

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Concert Review: Heavy Metal Pals Pay Tribute To 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL

Bob Gendron of the Chicago Tribune reviewed Wednesday night's (Feb. 23) benefit show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom in memory of slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. An excerpt from his review follows: "Combining belching staccato rhythms with tongue-twisting vocal snarls, DISTURBED gave a professional if sterile performance that pleased the hometown crowd. The ...

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Photos From DIMEBAG Memorial Concert Posted Online

A number of photos from Wednesday night's (Feb. 23) benefit show in memory of slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott have been posted online. Check them out: Album#1, Album#2. As previously reported, PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul (Dimebag's brother) joined ANTHRAX and DISTURBED onstage during the show. Vinnie performed PANTERA's "A New ...

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VINNIE PAUL Performs With ANTHRAX, DISTURBED During DIMEBAG Memorial Concert

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul joined ANTHRAX and DISTURBED onstage during Wednesday night's (Feb. 23) benefit show in memory of Vinnie's brother, slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Vinnie performed PANTERA's "A New Level" with ANTHRAX before sitting behind the kit with headliners DISTURBED for a rendition of the PANTERA signature song "Walk", with many other ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's MICK MARS: 'I'm In For The Long Haul'

Launch Radio Networks reports: The other members of MÖTLEY CRÜE have been telling everybody that, despite his recent hip replacement surgery, guitarist Mick Mars is fit and ready to rock. Now Mars has stepped forward and told Launch they weren't lying. "I'm great. I'm great," he said. "I'm out here doing it, working it. I'm ...

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MACHINE HEAD Guitarist To Jam With SOIL At DIMEBAG Benefit Concert

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel will join SOIL onstage at tomorrow's benefit show in memory of slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Demmel will reportedly appear during the band's rendition of their signature song "Halo". Also scheduled to perform at the February 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom are DISTURBED, DROWNING POOL and ANTHRAX. The ...

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