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AEROSMITH: TYLER & PERRY Appearance To Re-Air On 'World Café'

The AEROSMITH "World Café" session will re-air on Thursday, July 1. It will include an extensive interview with host David Dye and a historic acoustic performance with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of "Back Back Train" and "Hangman Jury". The "World Café" airs regularly Mon-Fri with David Dye on over 160 AAA public radio affiliates ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA: New Album Details Revealed

French symphonic black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA are putting the finishing touches on their fourth full-length album, entitled "Redemption Process", at Drudenhaus studios in France for an early October release through Listenable Records. Mastering duties will be handled by Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, IN FLAMES, HYPOCRISY) at the Cutting Room in Sweden. A limited edition digipack will ...

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NOMINON: Former Guitarist/Vocalist Explains His Departure

Guitarist/vocalist Jonas Mattsson has issued the following statement regarding his departure from the Swedish death metal band NOMINON: "To part with something you have given your whole life and was ready to die for is of course never easy. I have so many memories I gladly share over a beer. But as time goes on ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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NOMINON Announce New Bassist

Swedish death metallers NOMINON have announced the addition of IMMERSED IN BLOOD bassist Joel Andersson to the group's ranks. "[Guitarist] Juha [Sulasalmi] will take over the vocal duties until a suitable singer has been found," the band write on their web site. "Until then, NOMINON will continue as a powerful three-piece." As previously reported, NOMINON ...

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NOMINON To Tour Europe In The Fall

Swedish death metallers NOMINON are currently "discussing the final details about a European tour as support act to one of the most true and old school bands in the history of gruesome and twisted death metal," according to a posting on the band's web site. "The tour will take place in September/October. We will tell ...

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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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