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PRIMORDIAL Singer Leads BATHORY Tribute At Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

PRIMORDIAL's Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill fronted a special tribute to BATHORY's Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg at Ireland's Day of Darkness festival on Saturday, June 12. Nemtheanga was joined for the impromptu performance by a host of artists from Ireland's tight-knit black metal scene. The hastily assembled tribute was conceived just 24 hours before the event, with the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Selects Producer For New Solo CD

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has selected Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to produce his upcoming solo album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. The follow-up to 2000's "Bring 'em Bach Alive!" will be recorded later in the year and will include the track "Always & Never The Same", which appears in ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Portugal's MOONSPELL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following band are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MOONSPELL MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING BRIDE ...

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FACE DOWN: Former THE HAUNTED Singer Inks New Record Deal

Swedish "metalcore" band FACE DOWN, featuring former THE HAUNTED vocalist Marco Aro, have reportedly signed a deal with Black Lodge Records — the label imprint operated by Sound Pollution, the biggest independent metal distributor/label in Sweden. FACE DOWN released two albums in the late '90s — "Mindfield" (1995, Roadrunner) and "The Twisted Rule The Wicked" ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Perform In New York City

BENT BROTHER — affectionately known as "TWISTED SISTER's evil twin" (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will perform a 30-minute set at the CrowBar in New York City on Monday night, June 14. Showtime is 1:30 a.m. CrowBar is located at 339 E 10th St. For additional information, call (212) 420-0670. ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Name New CD

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have set "The Conjoined" as the tentative title of their second full-length CD, due late 2004/early 2005 through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to last year's "A ...

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GOD FORBID Explain Show Cancellations

GOD FORBID guitarist "Doc" Coyle has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello there party people! GOD FORBID would like to apologize for cancelling our last 4 shows with MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD. Our van broke down after the Seattle gig, and after it was 'fixed', we made a mad dash to ...

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VH1's '100 Most Metal Moments' Revealed

VH1 has posted the entire list of "100 Most Metal Moments", a special show focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. View the complete list at this location. "100 Most Metal Moments" premieres on Monday (May 31) at 10:00 pm with the ultimate countdown of these ...

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NEVERMORE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Seattle-based power metallers NEVERMORE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following bands are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FEAR FACTORY FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MORTUARY I.O.D MY DYING ...

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METALLICA Drummer Explains Label Switch

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has spoken to Billboard magazine about the group's switch from longtime home Elektra to sister label Warner Bros. "The fact that we can start a relationship with Warner Bros. 20-plus years into our career and be considered a priority there, that's a great thing," he said. Ulrich told Billboard that METALLICA's ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: More Live Appearances Announced

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has announced the following dates during the summer: Jun. 25 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7 Club (w/ LILLIAN AXE, ANGEL) Jun. 26 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Festival Jul. 16 - Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Jul. 17 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Aug. 13 ...

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FASTER PUSSYCAT Featured In VH1's '100 Most Metal Moments'

'80s hard rockers FASTER PUSSYCAT are featured twice in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. The interviews were done in Hollywood with FASTER PUSSYCAT singer Taime Downe, and at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas with guitarist Brent Muscat ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Stay Hungry' CD/DVD Update

TWISTED SISTER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Fellow SMFs, "Some news regarding the CD/DVD: "When TS played the Wacken and Bang Your Head festivals last year they had an agreement with the promoters of the festivals whereas the band would allow them to use footage from their performances in future ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed the pre-production for the group's much anticipated second release on AFM Records at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter Troy Montgomery, Cabin Fever Studios is known for its privacy, excellent writing conditions, relaxed atmosphere, ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Fights Premature Birth

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has been named the Grand Marshall and Chairperson of the March of Dimes ride, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 23 in Westbury, New York. Over 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will join Dee Snider to help the March of Dimes raise money to pursue its mission and fight premature ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Open For TWISTED SISTER In New York

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be opening for TWISTED SISTER on August 13 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. As previously reported, Bach will be joined by guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF) on his upcoming trip to Europe in late June. There is no word yet on who the ...

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The OSBOURNES Honored With Their Very Own Ice Cream Flavors

Peter Genovese of The Star-Ledger is reporting that Ed Dubroski Jr., co-owner, with his sister, Jenn of Country Cow Creamery in Woodbridge, sent an e-mail in January through the Osbournes web site volunteering to make a flavor of ice cream in honor of Sharon Osbourne, matriarch of America's most dysfunctional TV family. "There was no ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Part Ways With Guitarist

ROCK CITY MORGUE, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The end of last month brought the MORGUE's record release party, which was a huge ...

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EXMORTEM To Begin Recording Fifth Album

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will enter Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark on May 17 with producer Tue Madsen to record their fifth album, due later in the year. A total of nine songs will be recorded and mixed during the four-week session, including "Parasite Paradise", "Symbols Of Inhumanity", "Flesh Havoc", "The Human Rape Symphony" and ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA have signed a multi-album deal with Listenable Records. The band are currently recording their fourth full-length album at Drudenhaus studios in France for a tentative October release. Mastering duties will be handled by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. Songtitles set to appear ...

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RUNNING WILD: Tribute Album Track Listing Revealed

The track listing has been finalized for the "Tribute To Running Wild" album being released this summer/autumn through Remedy Records. It is as follows: 01. ASARU - "Black Hand Inn" 02. BURDEN OF GRIEF - "Raise your Fist" 03. CROSSFIRE - "Beggars' Night" 04. CRYSTAL SHARK - "Conquistadores" 05. JONTIF - "Freewind Rider" 06. LIGEIA ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Release 'Still Hungry' In July

TWISTED SISTER have inked a deal with the U.K.'s "fastest growing rock label" Demolition Records. The reformed New York rockers will release their hugely anticipated "Still Hungry" epic on July 26. Issued on the new DVD 4 format, "Still Hungry" will feature a 12-camera shoot of the band's performance at Germany's Wacken Open Air together ...

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THE QUIREBOYS Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

THE QUIREBOYS are the latest act confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The updated running order for the festival is as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS UFO NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE THE QUIREBOYS INTO ...

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