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CANDIRIA Awarded $29 Million For 2002 Van Crash

The New York Post is reporting that the five members of the Brooklyn-based CANDIRIA won a $29 million verdict Tuesday (April 12) for injuries they suffered when a truck hit their tour van. CANDIRIA were hurt as they traveled to a gig in Cleveland on Sept. 9, 2002, when a tractor trailer owned by Paige ...

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LJÅ Finish Recording New Album

Norwegian black metallers LJÅ have finished recording their new album at Mansion Studio. The as-yet-untitled effort will be will be mixed and mastered in the coming months for a late 2005 release via Aftermath Music. According to an official press release, LJÅ "has been active for quite a few years, developing their style, now sounding ...

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NOCTURNE To Release 'Guide To Extinction' In April

The industrial band NOCTURNE will release "Guide to Extinction" on April 19 through Triple X Records. It's the third full-length album and fourth album overall from NOCTURNE. The band's two core members are vocalist/founder Lacey Conner — a striking woman with an otherworldly voice — and guitarist/programmer Chris Telkes. "Guide to Extinction" track listing: 01. ...

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DEEDS OF FLESH Members Injured In Accidental Fall

Long-running Southern California death metallers DEEDS OF FLESH have posted the following message on their official web site: "Early Saturday morning, Mike [Hamilton, drums] and Jacoby [Kingston, bass/vocals] were involved in an accidental fall from a second story balcony. Meshell from Metal Judgment was also involved. Injuries were sustained by all three. Mike has a ...

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GREAT WHITE Members Discuss Rhode Island Nightclub Tragedy

Jack Russell and Mark Kendall of the band GREAT WHITE, whose pyrotechnics set off the disastrous fire at The Station nightclub, appeared Wednesday night (Feb. 9) on CNN's "Larry King Live". Joining them on the program were badly burned and blinded survivors of that deadly disaster as well as the father of GREAT WHITE guitarist ...

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FIVE STAR PRISON CELL Complete Work On Debut Album

FIVE STAR PRISON CELL, the Melbourne, Australia-based tech-metal band featuring former FRANKENBOK vocalist Adam Glynn along with members of TENSION and EXTRA VIRGIN, have completed work on their debut album, "The Complete First Season", with producer D.W Norton for a tentative February 2005 release through Faultline Records/Gorilla Music (via Shock Records distribution). The album's artwork ...

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SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING: 'I'll Never Forget You, DIME'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "First of all, I want to thank everyone for the e-mails, gifts and overall well-wishing in the aftermath of this tragedy. It's unimaginable how this could ever happen. I don't know if I'll ever get over the reality ...

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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides signed a stipulation ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'Vermilion Pt. 2' Video Posted Online

SLIPKNOT's video for "Vermilion Pt. 2" has been posted online at this location [video link removed at label's request]. "Vermilion Pt. 2" is a haunting continuation of the "Vermilion" story, complete with acoustic guitar, violin and singer Corey Taylor's pained, vulnerable delivery. The melody and the overriding theme run through both versions, making them integral ...

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SLIPKNOT To Launch Two-Pronged Radio Campaign

SLIPKNOT have announced plans to follow up a Top 5 single, entitled "Duality", with their own brand of duality: a radio campaign that takes two versions, "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2", to SLIPKNOT fans simultaneously. The two versions of "Vermilion" are songs that represent the expression of the myriad of artistic and technical strengths this ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: DVD Details Revealed

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUG LAD will release their first-ever DVD, entitled "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live at the Commodore)", on November 15 through Century Media Records. "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live At The Commodore)" track listing: 01. Dire [Intro] 02. Consequence 03. Relentless 04. Rape Song 05. Home Nucleonics 06. S.Y.L. 07. ...

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METALLICA Fans Invited To Attend 'CMT Outlaws' Taping

METALLICA fans have been invited to attend the taping of the upcoming "CMT Outlaws" special, featuring a performance by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. The "CMT Outlaws" concert was originally scheduled to be performed on Tuesday (Sept. 7) before an invitation-only audience in front of the former Tennessee State Prison in Nashville. After rain was forecast ...

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JAMES MURPHY Issues HURRICANE CHARLEY Aftermath Update

Renowned metal guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following post-Hurricane Charley update (see previous story): "Hi folks, "In the aftermath of Charley we have squeaked by and made it through in much better shape than many of our neighbors in other communities in our immediate vicinity. Florida has 13 confirmed ...

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NASUM Sign With BURNING HEART, New Album Due In October

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have signed a worldwide deal with Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth album, "Shift", was recorded at Soundlab studios and is scheduled for release in October. The group's recorded output will still be released in the U.S. through Relapse via a licensing deal with Burning Heart. "Our contract with Relapse expired ...

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Norwegian Doom Metallers FALLEN Sign With AFTERMATH MUSIC

Norwegian "funeral doom" metal band FALLEN have inked a deal with Aftermath Music. FALLEN was originally started in 1996 by Anders Eek as a side-project to FUNERAL, who, at the time, had progressed into a faster and more conventional form of doom. The group's debut mini-CD features four songs (with a total running time of ...

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RUNEMAGICK Begin Work On New Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK "have been very creative (as usual) with composing and jamming new material in our rehearsal tomb," the band write on their web site. "At least four new adventures in darkness and doom are finished. In other news, "There are plans for a 7" and more info will come here ...

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REVEREND BIZARRE To Release New Vinyl EP In The Summer

Finland's REVEREND BIZARRE have set "Thulsa Doom" as the title of their new vinyl EP, tentatively due this summer through Aftermath Music. The release will feature two exclusive tracks from the band — "The Tree of Suffering" and "The Children of Doom" — and the first pressing will be limited to 500 "blood-red" copies. As ...

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Video Of OZZY OSBOURNE's ATV Accident Posted Online

For the first time, video of Ozzy Osbourne's all-terrain vehicle accident in December has been released, shown in the fifth episode of the current season of "The Osbournes". Watch a clip from KTLA. Although a cameraman was not on hand to film the actual accident as it occurred, a lensman did get out ...

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GORGOROTH Guitarist Speaks Out: 'We Have 40 Million Polish People Who Hate Us'

GORGOROTH founder/guitarist Infernus has spoken out about the controversial concert in Poland that has resulted in the group being investigated for possibly breaching Article 196 of the Polish penal code concerning offense to religious feelings. The maximum penalty for breaching the article is five years in prison. The backdrop for the GORGOROTH's Feb 1 concert ...

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PRO-PAIN Finalize Track Listing For New Album

PRO-PAIN have finalized the track listing for their eighth studio album, "Fistful of Hate", due on April 6 through Candlelight Records. The CD will arrive in Europe on March 1 on Continental Entertainment/Soulfood Music. "Fistful of Hate" track listing: 01. Can You Feel It? 02. Left For Dead 03. Godspeed (feat. Stephan Weidner of BÖHSE ...

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RUNEMAGICK Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have completed work on their new album, "On Funeral Wings", at their own Magick Sound Studio for a spring release through Aftermath Music. As previously reported, RUNEMAGICK's new material is said to be "much in the vein of the latest album 'Darkness Death Doom', with some new ideas and ...

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FOZZY Auctioning Off Memorabilia

FOZZY, the brainchild of former WWE champion Chris Jericho and ex-STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich Ward, are currently auctioning off a few pieces of memorabilia from their concert during the August 19, 2002 episode of "RAW", according to ProWrestling.com. During the episode, FOZZY were performing live on the broadcast as Ric Flair came down and smashed ...

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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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RUNEMAGICK Split With Guitarist

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have parted ways with second guitarist Tomas Eriksson (ex-INTOXICATE, GROTESQUE, VALEDICTORY). "Tomas has decided to leave RUNEMAGICK, maybe just for a while or forever... He feels that he must quit everything to gather new inspiration and try to get the feeling back. We wish him all the best and ...

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RUNEMAGICK Commence Work On New Material

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to this year's "Darkness Death Doom". "So far there are home demo versions of nine new songs," the band write on their official web site. "Now we will start to rehearse and develop the songs at our rehearsal place. We will ...

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Sheol - NAGLFAR

Extraordinary claims are being made about this third album from Sweden's highly rated students of the dark arts. " 'Sheol' will be to Sweden what IMMORTAL's 'Sons of Northern Darkness' was to the National Pride of Norway in 2002," trumpet the record company. Hey, thanks for the revelation and all that, but we're sure there'll ...

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