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MARILYN MANSON Featured On 'Enron' Soundtrack

MARILYN MANSON's cover of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" will be featured on the soundtrack to "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", due May 24 via Commotion Records. "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", the critically-acclaimed new documentary from director Alex Gibney follows the series of events leading to Enron's downward spiral. ...

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TESTAMENT To Play Benefit Concert In San Francisco

TESTAMENT and friends will be playing a benefit concert on July 9, 2005 at The Pound in San Francisco. Proceeds from "Thrash of the Titans"-style show — the band's first in the San Francisco area in over two years —will benefit a family who had a child with cancer. For more information, click

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DISILLUSION Announce New Bassist

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, have announced the addition of bassist Ralf Willis to the group's ranks. "Coming from Brooklyn, New York, Ralf decided to be part of DISILLUSION after he heard about the band and our vain search for bass player when he was in Germany some months ago," the band write ...

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QUIET RIOT, SKID ROW: Korean Tour Dates Announced

According to AFN Korea, QUIET RIOT and SKID ROW will tour military posts throughout Korea beginning on May 12. QUIET RIOT's first album "Metal Health" was released in 1983. The band opened for ZZ TOP, IRON MAIDEN, and BLACK SABBATH before headlining their own shows. Composed of vocalist Kevin Dubrow, drummer Frankie Banali, ...

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DESPISED ICON To Embark On Inaugural U.S. Tour Supporting DEICIDE

Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON recently completed a massive Canadian tour alongside ION DISSONANCE in support of "The Healing Process", their highly acclaimed new album. The band will make their first appearance in the U.S. at the Maryland Deathfest late May leading them directly into their first national U.S. tour alongside DEICIDE, IMMOLATION, SKINLESS and ...

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QUIET RIOT To Enter Studio In September

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about the group's plans for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Glam-Metal.com: What kind of sound are you aiming for [on the next QUIET RIOT album]? Is it modern, or bluesy like your ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'We're Not Stuck In The '80s'

Don Dokken recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the new DOKKEN album, the upcoming DOKKEN DVD and his long-awaited solo album. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you feel that fans has reacted to your album "Hell to Pay"? Don Dokken: "I think it's a good record. People said ...

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NAILBOMB: 'Live At Dynamo' DVD To Surface In July

Roadrunner Records U.K. has announced that NAILBOMB, the cult punk/metal side-project put together by Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY) and Alex Newport (FUDGE TUNNEL), will release a specially low-priced DVD, called "Live at Dynamo", on July 4. The disc features a full raw live recording of NAILBOMB's second (and last) show at the Dynamo Festival in ...

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SINISTER: Back From The Dead

As first reported here on March 30, Dutch death metallers SINISTER have now officially reformed, according to a statement issued by Nuclear Blast Records. "Fact is that after numerous letters and e-mails of fans around the world we reconsidered to revive the band again", the group said in a statement, "but drastic measures were needed ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Enter Studio In October

CANNIBAL CORPSE are scheduled to enter Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida in October with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Metal Blade Records. "We have only one upcoming concert, and that is the Party.San Open Air festival in Germany on August 13," ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says He Is 'Done With' VAN HALEN

According to MelodicRock.com, Sammy Hagar was interviewed on St. Louis radio station KSHE-FM Monday (April 25) and spoke about a couple of interesting things. Sammy said he and VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen are great friends and "will remain great friends." He also stated that there is no VAN HALEN activity planned, adding that ...

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ATARGATIS Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS, featuring female singer Stephanie Luzie (DARKWELL), have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band will enter Hellion studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany in June/July to record their full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. The as-yet-untitled CD will include a new version of the group's ...

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TESTAMENT: Two More U.S. 'Reunion' Dates Announced

The original lineup of TESTAMENTChuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass), and Louie Clemente (drums) — will play two shows at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia in early June, immediately preceding their appearance at the Louder Harder Faster festival on June 5 at the Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, ...

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