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MACHINE HEAD: Offically In Writing Mode

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up, everybody? Just getting back from doing some running, doing four miles every other day and starting five next week. I'm trying to get in shape for a half-marathon next year, maybe the Rock 'n Roll Marathon in ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Tour Dates In The Works

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have uploaded photos from their appearance at the Earthshaker Fest in Germany (photos) in late July and their headlining concert ...

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HENRY ROLLINS To Guest On ALICE COOPER's Radio Show

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins will be Alice Cooper's special guest on Cooper's radio show "Nights with Alice Cooper" airing on Wednesday, September 7. "Hank has lots to talk about, including his new 'Shock and Awe' DVD, IFC show and USO tours," reads a posting on the show's web site. The program is a classic-rock ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Bassist To Release New Country Music Album

SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III will be releasing his new country music album, "Straight to Hell", on September 13 via Curb Records. Regarding the upcoming CD, Hank recently said, "It was recorded on a Korg D1600 portable recording studio. Those kinds of machines are putting the labels out of business, in a way, as ...

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IRON MAIDEN Lose Soccer Match To Members Of SATYRICON, TURBONEGRO: Photos Available

IRON MAIDEN lost 8-1 in a friendly football (soccer) match against a team composed of a lot of famous Norwegian players and musicians on Wednesday (June 29). The Norwegian team consisted of the following players: Musicians: Sigurd Vongraven (SATYRICON), Hank von Helvete (TURBONEGRO), Dan Thunderbird and HP Baarlie (BACKSTREET GIRLS), Diesel Dahl (TNT) Professional football ...

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THE TENTH CIRCLE Complete Work On Debut Album

THE TENTH CIRCLE (formerly CIRRHOSIS), the new band featuring vocalist Ross Whitecavage (formerly of Thorp Records recording artists HOW IT ENDS) and extreme metal drummer Tim Yeung (HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS, HANK WILLIAMS III), have finished mastering their full-length debut, entitled "Of War and Reflection". "Of War and Reflection" was recorded at Trax East Studios ...

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ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER To Release Debut Album In June

Buzzville Records has set a June 20 release date for the self-titled debut album from "heavy southern rawkers" ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER. The album was produced by the band together with Matt Washburn and Dave Angstrom (of SUPAFUZZ and HERMANO fame). "Artimus Pyledriver" track listing: 01. Swamp Devil 02. Dixie Fight Song 03. Ride On 04. Dirt ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: 'Black Empire' MP3 Posted Online

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have uploaded the title track of their recently released sophomore album, "Black Empire", at this location. The follow-up to 2004's ...

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Black Empire - FORCE OF EVIL

I really thought FORCE OF EVIL would follow up a solid, if unoriginal, debut with an album that saw the band coming into its own and honing its craft. Nothing of the sort happens on "Black Empire". If anything, it's a step backwards; most of the songs sounding like tracks that didn't make it onto ...

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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Set European Release Date For 'Black Empire'

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set a March 21 European release date (March 29 in the U.S.) through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Black ...

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TONY IOMMI Talks About His Influences in GUITAR ONE Magazine

In the March 2005 issue of Guitar One magazine, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi talks about the music that influenced him in their "Under The Influence" column. Here is a selection of his quotes: Artist: HANK MARVIN & THE SHADOWS: Tony Iommi: "The vibe and sound of the instrumental stuff really appealed to me." Album: ...

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Warrant Issued For KID ROCK's Arrest

The Associated Press is reporting that Kid Rock was named in an arrest warrant issued Wednesday by city police who are investigating a report that the entertainer punched a disc jockey at an adult entertainment club. Police said they expected Kid Rock to make a court appearance in the morning. Authorities said the incident occurred ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Sophomore Album Due In March

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set a March 29 release date through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Everything is going as planned and we ...

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WITCHERY: New Album Details Revealed

WITCHERY guitarist Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's new album: "There... so the new WITCHERY album is finally written, recorded, mixed, mastered and ready to go. "We know that this is a total cliché, but the band feels this to be the best album so far… however, ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Bassist: PHILIP ANSELMO Is In A 'State Of Shock'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III has posted the following message regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "It just ain't fuckin right... Alcohol should have killed Dime, not a fuckin piece of shit worthless fuck with a gun trying to recreate the John Lennon's killing... This happened on the same day, if you ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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Producer NEIL KERNON Offers Update On Recent And Upcoming Projects

Acclaimed metal producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) has posted the following update on the Perpetual Motion message board: "I've been really busy of late, getting stuck into work after moving for the second time in 6 months. After fighting my way through walls of boxes and home remodelling, I'm now finally back ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Announce New Album Title

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have set "Black Empire" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Escapi. 12 new songs were ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Birthday Report From Cabo

According to a report at ZRock.com, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar headed back to northern California yesterday after wrapping up a record-breaking six-night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Joined onstage each night by his beloved WABORITAS (drummer David Lauser, bassist Mona and guitarist extraordinaire Vic Johnson), Sammy spread ...

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