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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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HATE ETERNAL To Record New Album This Summer

HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hello, my evil friends. Rutan here. I apologize for the lack of updates on our site but we've been touring forever. We finished the ARCH ENEMY tour, the HATEBREED tour, and then the DEICIDE/KRISIUN tour and our headliner in Europe ...

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KITTIE Reveal Song Details For 'Until The End'

Canadian metallers KITTIE have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming album, "Until the End", which was recorded during the month of March in Massachusetts' Longview Farm Studios. Songtitles are as follows: 01. Career Suicide 02. Burning Bridges 03. Look So Pretty 04. Pussy Sugar 05. Until the End 06. Red Flag 07. In Dreams ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO: I Am Relieved I Am Not In STRATOVARIUS

Former STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto spoke to Pitriff.com earlier today about the recent events in the STRATOVARIUS camp and his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Coldness". The following are some of the highlights of that interview: PITRIFF: Have you heard about [Timo] Tolkki's condition lately? Timo Kotipelto: "I just heard from a webmaster friend ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Speaks Out: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted another "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. In related news, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has addressed recent fan questions regarding the possibility of the band ever embarking on a full-fledged U.S. tour. Writing to the band's official message ...

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CARNAL FORGE: DVD Track Listing Revealed

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have finalized the track listing for their upcoming live DVD, "Destroy Live", due in May. The disc contains 20 songs recorded the last weekend of January 2004 in Krakow, Poland and clips from "The 2003 Metal Gods Tour" in New York and "Extreme Bleeding Japan Tour 2003" in Tokyo. "Destroy Live" ...

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INCANTATION Confirmed For Ohio's METAL NATION FESTIVAL 2004

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION have been confirmed for the Metal Nation Festival 2004, set to take place June 18-19 at Jesters Pub in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Other groups scheduled to appear at the event include FUNERUS, ESTUARY, GRAND BELIAL'S KEY, AZRAEL, TEARABYTE, THE ACCURSED, SUMMON, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, COMMAND PRESENCE and 137. For more information, ...

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Updated: KELLY OSBOURNE Enters Rehab For Addiction To Painkillers

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne announced during their live appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live" Friday night that their 19-year-old daughter Kelly has entered the Promises drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Malibu, California to treat an addiction to painkillers. According to Sharon, her publicist received a phone call from a British tabloid Friday morning asking ...

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Back To Times of Splendor - DISILLUSION

On the face of it, the industry-standard sleeve adorning "Back To Times of Splendor" (ghostly woman staring mournfully across arid landscape) does precious little to prepare you for the stupendously ambitious music that emanates from it. You also discover that the band is three essentially unknown guys from Germany attempting to piece together black, death, ...

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TWISTED SISTER: More Tour Dates Announced

TWISTED SISTER have added more dates to their touring itinerary. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 02 - La Riviera - Madrid, SPA Apr. 03 – Razzmatazz - Barcelona, SPA Apr. 18 - Rock On Coors Light Fest, Cowboys - San Antonio, TX May 29 – RiverFest, Float Right Park - Somerset, WI ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Details Revealed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded the cover image for his upcoming DVD, "Forever Wild", at his official web site. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Forever Wild" is scheduled for release on June 1 through Eagle Vision Entertainment. The complete track listing for the disc is as follows: Main ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman To Appear At Horror Convention

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will be appearing at 14th Annual World Horror Convention April 8-11 at the Embassy Suites in Phoenix, Arizona. Dee will be the "Media Guest of Honor" on Saturday, April 10, to be followed by a screening of "Strangeland", the horror cult classic movie which Dee wrote and produced. More information ...

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THE AXIS OF PERDITION Sign New Deal, Part Ways With Drummer

U.K. noise black metallers THE AXIS OF PERDITION have inked a deal with Code666 Records for the release of their second album, tentatively due in early 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Corridors" (Rage Of Achilles Records) sees the band taking their inspiration from the ugliness decay of their urban environment, integrated into a darker ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Art Of Live' DVD Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE have set an April 20 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new DVD, "The Art of Live". "The Art of Live" was filmed in summer and fall 2003 on QUEENSRŸCHE's tour promoting the Sanctuary studio album "Tribe". The summer tour was a co-headlining run with DREAM THEATER. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, ...

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Tribute To RUNNING WILD Coming This Fall

RUNNING WILD's webmaster has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "After more than two years of hard work and promotion, collecting cover songs from lots of ambitious bands and your true and loyal support we are proud to be able to announce that the first 'Tribute To Running Wild' album ever ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Begin Writing New Material

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 finished writing eight songs for what will become their second full-length CD. Songtitles include: 01. Through the Broken Lens 02. The Conjoined 03. Hand That ...

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TWISTED SISTER Enter Studio To Re-Record 'Stay Hungry'

TWISTED SISTER have entered the studio to begin re-recording their classic 1984 effort "Stay Hungry" for a late 2004 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "We have the capability to make the world's first re-recorded record the way it should have been," the group's manager, Daniel Stanton of Coallier Entertainment Ltd., stated. " 'Stay Hungry' will ...

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