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Autographed VAN HALEN, OZZY Items To be Auctioned For Charity

South Africa's Paarl Post is reporting that drumsticks signed by Alex Van Halen and an Osbourne family T-shirt signed by Ozzy are items that go under the hammer on Sunday, April 9 at the 2006 Nederburg Auction Rare South African Finds charity event. All proceeds will be shared by Hospice Palliative Care Association of South ...

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HATE ETERNAL Mainman: We Are 'Alive And Stronger Than Ever!'

HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan (ex-MORBID ANGEL) has sent the following press release to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "First off, I want to say that HATE ETERNAL WILL NOT be cancelling any upcoming tour dates, PERIOD! We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone next week on the CHIMAIRA/ARCH ENEMY tour as well as seeing you loyal ...

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PINK CREAM 69 Singer Completes Songwriting Phase For Solo Album

PINK CREAM 69/ex-ADAGIO frontman David Readman has completed the songwriting phase for his solo debut with producer and PINK CREAM 69 colleague Dennis Ward at the helm. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Evil Combination", "New Messiah" and "Over the Ocean". Commented Readman: "It was good to look over the songs again and ...

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ATREYU Frontman Likes To Keep Things Short And To The Point

Launch Radio Networks reports: With a song climbing the rock radio chart and a second stage co-headlining spot on this summer's Ozzfest, now is the perfect time for ATREYU to release its third album, "A Death-Grip On Yesterday". The nine-song, 33-minute disc arrives in stores today (Tuesday, March 28) and lead singer Alex Varkatzas told ...

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ACROPOLIS: New Single Available For Download

Israeli melodic metal project ACROPOLIS, which features in its ranks members of the black metal band ARAFEL, have uploaded their new single, "Lead the Wake", to this location (MP3). Recordings for "Lead the Wake" took place between October 2005 and March 2006, at Mantra studios, Elrom studios, and mainman Daniel Varfolomeyev's home studio. ...

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LIZZY BORDEN: Itching To Play Metal Again

LIZZY BORDEN frontman and namesake has issued the following update on the band's current activities; "It's been three and a half years since LIZZY BORDEN played our last show together with Alex Nelson, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and me. Since the untimely death of Alex, I didn't know if LIZZY BORDEN would ever record or ...

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DARK AGE Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Hamburg, Germany-based brutal death metallers DARK AGE have parted ways with longtime bassist Torsten Eggert. "We had to realize that Torsten is not able to master the work in the band on the same professional level as it is needed to play in DARK AGE," the band write in a statement. "For Torsten it is ...

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MSG, SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), SODOM, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, TREAT, EXTREMA and CRUCIFIED BARBARA have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer Sets Record Straight On TESTAMENT Poster Charity Auction

Former MACHINE HEAD and current SANGRE ETERNA drummer Chris Kontos has commented on the response from BLABBERMOUTH.NET detractors to a recent auction of an autographed TESTAMENT "Reunion Tour 2005" poster (featuring the original lineup: Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson, Alex Skolnick, Greg Christian and Louie Clemente, with special guest John Tempesta) in a specially ...

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LOVE/HATE: European Tour Dates Announced

LOVE/HATE, now featuring vocalist Jizzy Pearl, guitarist Alex Grossi (QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), bassist Robbie Crane (RATT, VINCE NEIL), and drummer Dave Moreno, have added more dates to their European tour. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladinos Apr. 25 - London, UK @ The Underworld * ...

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TESTAMENT Auctioning Framed Autographed 'Reunion' Poster

TESTAMENT will be holding an eBay auction of an autographed "Reunion Tour 2005" poster (featuring the original lineup: Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson, Alex Skolnick, Greg Christian and Louie Clemente, with special guest John Tempesta) in a specially customized frame designed by Chuck Billy. It's one of only two made — Chuck owns the other. This ...

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OZZFEST 2006: Lineup Revealed?

According to a posting on Clear Channel's Live Nation site (a posting which has since been removed), the following bands are expected to appear at this year's Ozzfest: Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE (select shows only) SYSTEM OF A DOWN DISTURBED HATEBREED LACUNA COIL BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Second Stage: ATREYU BLEEDING THROUGH BETWEEN THE ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Release 'Legend Land' EP

Continuing the successful journey of their critically acclaimed "Vinland Saga" CD, German/Norwegian act LEAVES' EYES have completed recording of a new mini-album, presenting five brand-new exclusive tracks, entitled "Legend Land". The EP will be released for the price of a single at the end of April/beginning of May 2006 in connection with the band's upcoming ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

QUEENSRŸCHE, SYMPHONY X, EDGUY, OBITUARY, VICTORY and ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE ...

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LYE BY MISTAKE Sign With LAMBGOAT RECORDS

Lambgoat Records, a new record label formed by the people behind metal/hardcore webzine Lambgoat.com, has officially been launched. The label doesn't intend to stray from the genres typically covered by Lambgoat.com, but will attempt to avoid duplicating avenues previously traveled. As such, Lambgoat Records has officially signed St. Louis act LYE BY MISTAKE. Combining elements ...

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DEF LEPPARD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DEF LEPPARD have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DEF LEPPARD DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, THE QUILL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ASIA, VANDEN PLAS, and THE QUILL have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ASIA BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE EASY ACTION EVERGREY ...

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PHANTOM-X Guitarist Records Music For Comedian

PHANTOM-X guitarist Eric Knudson is recording music for comedian Alex Reymundo (known for his part in the "The Latin Kings Of Comedy"). The music will be used as an intro for Reymundo's new shoot that will air on HBO and Comedy Central. PHANTOM-X, who feature in their ranks OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, will be headlining ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE To Team Up With CANNAE For Canadian Tour

Canadian deathcore act BLOODSHOTEYE will be teaming up with CANNAE and as-yet-undisclosed "guests" for a Canadian tour beginning mid-March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 17 - London, ON @ The Embassy Mar. 18 - Windsor, ON @ 1214 Mar. 19 - Chatham, ON @ Riverplace Banquet Center Mar. 21 - Hamilton, ON @ The ...

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KYLESA Announce Two New Drummers

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have issued the following update: "Drummer tryouts went really well — thanks to everyone who made the trek to Savannah. Since the dawn of KYLESA, it was our intention to have two drummers but at the time it didn't pan out. Finally, after five years it has become a reality and ...

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