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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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HATEBREED, SLAPSHOT Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

HATEBREED and SLAPSHOT are the latest act confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. The following acts are currently scheduled to appear at the festival (in alphabetical order): CANNIBAL CORPSE CRADLE OF FILTH EXODUS FINNTROLL HATEBREED MONSTER MAGNET MY DYING BRIDE SLAPSHOT TESTAMENT ...

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RAGE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

German power metallers RAGE have been 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 lineup for the festival is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS T.B.A. NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA RAGE T.B.A. T.B.A. Sunday, ...

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THE GATHERING: Dutch Show To Be Webcast

THE GATHERING's semi-acoustic show at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on March 2 will be broadcast live on the Internet via Fabchannel.com. Fabchannel.com is the streaming video portal of Paradiso Amsterdam. This gives the opportunity to THE GATHERING fans all over the globe to watch the show of their favorite band. Viewing/registration is free ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE Working On New Material

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2003's "Crest of the Martyrs", tentatively due this summer through Remedy Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Starshine", "Tales of Submission", "Netherworlds", and "Casualties of the Cruel". In other news, TWISTED TOWER DIRE recently recorded a version ...

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STRATOVARIUS: TOLKKI Jams On Hard Rock Classics, KOTIPELTO Celebrates Completion Of New Video

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki participated in a very special "hard rock jam session" on Sunday (Feb. 15) at London Pub in Tampere, Finland. Joining Tolkki during the jam were HANOI ROCKS drummer Lacu and BOMFUNK MC'S bassist Ville Mäkinen. The unnamed "band" performed nine cover songs, including KISS' "Lick It Up", IRON MAIDEN's "The Trooper", ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

MY DYING BRIDE are the latest act confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are TWISTED SISTER, MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, WITHIN TEMPTATION and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 bands will perform ...

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LEMMY, DEE SNIDER, PAGE HAMILTON Among Musicians Contributing To KISS Tribute CD

MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider, FOZZY's Chris Jericho and former HELMET leader Page Hamilton are among the hard rock musicians that have recorded KISS covers for the upcoming tribute album "Spin the Bottle", according to Billboard.com. Due April 27 via Koch, the 11-track set was executive produced by longtime KISS associate Bob ...

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ANATHEMA Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

The U.K.'s ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal Festival, scheduled to take place June 5-6 at l'Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. ALICE COOPER will top the bill on Sunday, June 6, while JUDAS PRIEST will headline the event on Saturday, June 5 — the same day that Finland's STRATOVARIUS are scheduled ...

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