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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Sign European Record Deal

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 signed a European record deal with Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The group's debut album, "A Beautiful Sickness", is due for release in Europe ...

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The Burning Passion - DIVINE RAPTURE

Here's the solution: maybe death metal needs to take some time out from itself, perhaps the equivalent of a holiday in hell. Because if we hear one more band that sounds like a) MORBID ANGEL b) CANNIBAL CORPSE or c) MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE, we're going to scream. And we don't mean for the ...

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Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Survivor On Brink After Disaster

Richard C. Lewis of the Associated Press reports that "Michelle Spence, burned and left debilitated in a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, finally felt good enough to see the rock band POISON recently. "Her 10-year-old daughter, Hailey, however, was hysterical. She was terrified that her mother would get hurt again. Maybe she'd ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Unveils New Band!

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has revealed the details of his new band, BACH TIGHT 5. Joining Bach in the new group are guitarist Adam Albright (ex-SKINLAB, DOPESICK), bassist Cheeze (BLACK BONE, DEAD TIGHT 5), guitarist Randall X Rawlings (DEAD TIGHT 5), and drummer Mike Dover (DEAD TIGHT 5). Says Bach: "Adam is from ...

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TWISTED SISTER Pumps Up ARNOLD

Joal Ryan of E! Online reports that "We're Not Gonna Take It", the head-banging TWISTED SISTER anthem, denounced nearly 20 years ago as a kiddie-corrupter by a Tipper Gore-led group of Washington, D.C., powermoms, has been reborn as the "unofficial theme song" of Schwarzenegger's California gubernatorial campaign. Dee Snider, who has heard his band's song ...

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TWISTED SISTER: More U.S. Dates Announced

Reunited New York glam rockers TWISTED SISTER have announced the following dates in October: Oct. 24 - Beach Casino - Hampton Beach, NH (w/ SEBASTIAN BACH) Oct. 26 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT (w/ SEBASTIAN BACH) Oct. 27 - The Beacon Theater – New York, NY w/ ALICE COOPER. SEBASTIAN BACH) Oct. 30 – ...

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EIDOLON: New Song Posted Online

A brand new EIDOLON track, titled "Demoralized", has been posted online at this location. "Demoralized" comes off the Canadian group's forthcoming album, "Apostles Of Defiance", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for "Apostles Of Defiance" is as follows: 01. Scream From Within 02. Volcanic Earth 03. Twisted ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Explain Spanish Festival Cancellation

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger has issued a statement explaining the group's decision to withdraw from last week's Serie Z festival in Cadiz, Spain. "The band didn't play the Spanish festival as we had to write, rehearse and record new B-sides for the up-coming single," he said. "[Guitarist] CJ, as you know, no longer lives in ...

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TWISTED SISTER's Show In Naples, Italy Cancelled

TWISTED SISTER's previously announced show at the Noble Roman's Field in Naples, Italy this past Saturday (August 30) was reportedly cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. The concert, which originally was slated for Vicenza, was being sponsored by the United Service Organizations and Armed Forces Entertainment. After the free concert, band members were ...

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JACK OSBOURNE to Host British TV Series

Jack Osbourne, the 17-year-old son of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne, will host "Union Jack", a new television series set to air on Britain's Channel 4 in November, according to the Associated Press. The program will follow Osbourne to parties, premieres and celebrity haunts in Los Angeles and feature his opinions on the latest movies ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Rock Naples

Kendra Helmer of Stars and Stripes reports that TWISTED SISTER will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday (August 30) at the Noble Roman's Field in Naples, Italy at the Gricignano support site. After the free concert, band members will briefly sign autographs, said Sabrina Pullido, Naples USO operations manager. The concert, which originally was slated for ...

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PARAGON Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PARAGON have parted ways with guitarist Claudius Cremer and have replaced him with Günny "Gunman" Kruse from the IRON MAIDEN cover band POWERSLAVE. "Because of his studies, [Claudius] moved to Darmstadt which is about 600 kilometers away from Hamburg and over the last month it became clear that he couldn't put too ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Accident Aftermath

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "As those of you who have visited this site in the past two weeks know by now, I was involved in a pretty serious motorcycle accident almost two weeks ago. I am lucky to be alive, and even luckier that ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Says He Is In Shock Over Kin's Rubout

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider told the New York Daily News Wednesday that the gangland-style slaying of his brother-in-law has left his family crushed and desperate for answers. "We're sitting here, trying to find out what happened," Snider said. "We have no clues." Vincent Gargiulo, a steelworker, was shot in the head Monday on W. ...

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NY Post: DEE SNIDER Pleads For Help In In-Law Slay

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider made a passionate plea for help to find the killer of his wife's brother yesterday, a day after the 34-year-old construction worker was gunned down in New York City. "We are hoping to get whoever did this. We have no idea why this would happen to him," Snider, 48, told ...

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GREAT WHITE Unlikely To Be Indicted Over Rhode Island Concert Tragedy

Six months after the deadly West Warwick nightclub fire, state prosecutors are completing their investigation, according to a report published Sunday. Prosecutors are expected to seek involuntary manslaughter indictments against the nightclub's owners and a rock band's tour manager, the Boston Globe reported in its Sunday editions. The charges would be brought against Jeffrey and ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: Whack-y Tale Of A Big Mixup

Tracy Connor of The New York Daily News reports that "Courtney Love admits she's got a few problems - but getting slapped in the face by an amorous Virgin Records executive is not one of them. "A day after police reported that Love had accused Senior Vice President Josh Deutsch of coming on to her ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Career-Spanning Collection In October

MOTÖRHEAD will issue a five-CD, 99-song career-spanning overview, titled "Stone Deaf Forever!", on October 7 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. It's the first fully comprehensive box set containing recordings made for multiple record companies during the period 1975-2002. And it's also the first one ever released with full band approval. The track listing was compiled with input ...

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JACK OSBOURNE To Make Feature Acting Debut

MTV reality star Jack Osbourne will make his feature acting debut in the Olsen twins' comedy vehicle "New York Minute", which is currently shooting in Toronto, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The son of former BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne will play the young manager of a band featuring Mary-Kate Olsen's character, a 17-year-old punk-rock ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains KISS' Longevity

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told The Toronto Sun that the secret to the band's longevity lies in defining themselves as a flashy band that plays non-flashy music, rather than the other way around. "When you think about it, we make no sense, because we're completely against fashion," he said. "Look at us — we ...

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EIDOLON To Release 'Apostles Of Defiance' In October

Canada's EIDOLON have completed their latest slab of molten metal, "Apostles Of Defiance", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. Says drummer Shawn Drover, "This is our ultimate heavy metal statement we have made as a band, period!!!! We have really busted out balls to make sure this record is the best we could ...

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