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OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones European Tour (Again)

OZZY OSBOURNE has been forced to postpone a six-week string of European tour dates set to begin next week due to side effects of medication he was taking to control a tremor, MTV.com reports. Osbourne's personal physician, Dr. Allan H. Ropper, chief of neurology at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, had been treating the singer ...

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AC/DC: 'Rock Master' DVD A No-Go

The "Rock Master" DVD/video of AC/DC's 1977 London concert which was originally scheduled to be issued in the U.S. on Feb. 18 has been postponed indefinitely and may in fact not be cleared legally for a North American release. The DVD has been available only in Japan as "AC/DC Live '77" on VAP Video since ...

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ROYAL HUNT Begin Work On New CD

Denmark's ROYAL HUNT have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, tentatively titled "Eye Witness". The recording lineup for the CD is as follows: Allan Tschicaja (drums), Steen Mogensen (bass), JK (guitar), Andre Andersen keyboards), and John West (vocals). A late May release is expected. ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Pursue Side Projects

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE are spending the down time during the songwriting process for their next album by actively pursuing side projects. Guitarist Jacob Krogholt and drummer Nikolaj Borg have teamed up with Jakob Albrechtslund to form THE SOUTHERN BONDAGE CORP., a "hard punky redneck blues" act that has just finished recording a promo CD ...

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BEEHLER: MP3 Posted Online

BEEHLER, the new band consisting of original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums/vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass), along with guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh, have posted an MP3 of the song "Used Bitch" online at this location. As previously reported, BEEHLER have finished writing 75% of the material for their debut album, which ...

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Former EXCITER Members Reunite In BEEHLER

Original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums/vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass) have reunited in a brand new band called simply BEEHLER. The quartet, whose line-up is completed by guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh, have already finished writing 75% of the material for their debut album, which is being described by Dan as "the heaviest shit ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Secure US Deal For "Visibility", "Crap"

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will issue their latest studio album, High Visibility, in the US through Gearhead Records during March. The same label will also release a collection of the band's singles, entitled Cream Of The Crap, later in the year. ...

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Archive News Jul 23, 2001 - update 1

It looks like LIMP BIZKIT fans will have to wait until the end of 2002, at the earliest, for the follow up to last year's Chocolate Starfish &amp the Hot Dog Flavored Water. In an interview with Bilboard.com, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst revealed that the guitarist Wes Borland and bassist Sam Rivers have ...

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Archive News Jul 10, 2001 - update 2

Sweden's CLAWFINGER have lined up a few German and Austrian headlining shows during September/October. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 29 - Berlin, GER @ Knaack

Sept. 30 - Köln, GER @ Prime Club

Oct. 01 - Hamburg, GER @ Schlachthof

Oct. 03 - Frankfurt, ...

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Archive News Jun 21, 2001

Rumors continue to abound regarding the possible sale of a 49% equity stake in Roadrunner Records (for a reported asking price of $30 million) and/or a joint venture between Roadrunner and a major label that would include the release of the forthcoming sophomore effort from SLIPKNOT, entitled Iowa, which is widely expected to shift in ...

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Archive News May 12, 2001

BIOHAZARD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Uncivilization opus, which has reportedly been pushed back to a September release through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US. Songs set to appear on the album are:

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01. Sellout

02. Population Control

03. Wide Awake

04. Getaway

05. Unified

06. Gone

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Archive News Apr 13, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER are currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album, tentatively titled Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse, and are scheduled to complete the mixing process on April 20th, according to the group's publicist. The Matt Hyde-produced CD is due for release through American / Columbia Records on July 3rd.


Japan's LOUDNESS will reportedly be issuing ...

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