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OZZY OSBOURNE Makes Deathbed Vow To Cancer Mom

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: In an emotional deathbed vow, big-hearted rocker OZZY OSBOURNE kissed a single mom stricken with cancer and told her he'd fund every need of her teenage son, family members said yesterday. Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, made their dramatic promise exactly one week ...

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DARK FUNERAL Part With Guitarist DOMINION

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have parted ways with guitarist Dominion, who left the group "to pursue other musical avenues," a band representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "They are looking at other people right now but nothing is set yet [in terms of a permanent replacement]." In other news, DARK FUNERAL's prematurely-announced Australian tour (first reported ...

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SABATON To Issue "Metalizer" In The Fall

Sweden's SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this fall. The album will feature eleven tracks in the standard issue, while the special digipak release will include a bonus track. The cover artwork for the album was conceived by world-famous artist Ken Kelly, who painted several classic album covers, ...

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PAUL SAMSON: 1953-2002

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, passed away at his Norfolk, England home during the afternoon of Friday, August 9th following a lengthy battle with cancer. Paul was 49 years old. Anyone wishing to express his/her sympathies can do so by signing Samson's official guestbook/book of condolences at

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SEPULTURA Set Release Dates For Live CD, DVD

SEPULTURA's forthcoming live CD, entitled Under A Pale Grey Sky, is scheduled for release on September 24th through Roadrunner Records. As previously reported, Under A Pale Grey Sky is a recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Commence Mixing Live CD

MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live CD is currently being mixed by Colin Richardson and looks set to be completed by August 23rd, according to Roadrunner Records UK. An October 22nd release is expected. As reported here back on January 1st, the album was recorded at London's Brixton Academy on December 8th, 2001 and will ...

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H.I.M. Launch Web Site For American Market

Finland's H.I.M. have launched an official web site for the American market under the band moniker HER at this location. As previously reported, H.I.M. recently serviced their European smash single, "Join Me", to US stations under the group moniker HER after they were threatened with legal action by a band from Chicago who ...

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SEPULTURA: Live CD Cover Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for SEPULTURA's forthcoming live CD, entitled Under A Pale Grey Sky, can be viewed at this location. A recorded document of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy ...

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Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival Cancelled!

Germany's Off Limits festival, which was set to be held at the Leipziger Messehalle on August 31st and Dortmunder Westfalenhalle on September 1st, has been officially cancelled. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW WK and CLAWFINGER were due to take part in the festivities, which were originally supposed to be held outdoors at Festwiese in Leipzig and at Georg-Melches-Stadion ...

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EVERGREY Line Up European Shows

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 27 - Storsjöyran, SWE @ Parkscenen Aug. 04 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 30 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren Aug. 31 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben As previously reported, EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording ...

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SEPULTURA To Include Two New Songs On Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA's upcoming mini-CD will feature two brand new original cuts, one of which is almost certain to be "Corrupted", the song the group have been performing live during their most recent Brazilian headlining gigs. As exclusively reported here yesterday, SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August ...

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VISION OF DISORDER: Another Side Project Unveiled

Further to the item posted here yesterday, VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Matt Baumbach and vocalist Tim Williams are hard at work on yet another project, dubbed DRAG, with which they recently completed recording a five-song demo for shopping purposes. Among the song titles included on the tape are "Round and Round", "Evolution", and ...

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AHRUE LUSTER: "I Was Creatively Unfulfilled In MACHINE HEAD"

Having left MACHINE HEAD due to what is officially being called "creative differences", guitarist Ahrue Luster has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about the circumstances that led to his departure from the group his decision to pursue his own musical vision with his next project, the details of which are still being finalized. What follows is ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: "RIPPER Is Very Respectful Of ROB HALFORD"

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has issued a rather unconvincing statement in response to the interview with Rob Halford that originally appeared in the French edition of Rock Hard in which Halford shot down Tim "Ripper" Owens' alleged accusations of Rob having returned to playing traditional metal for commercial reasons. Says Andrews: ...

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SILVERCHAIR Single Debuts At Canadian #5

SILVERCHAIR's "The Greatest View" has debuted at #5 on the Canadian single charts this week. This is the band's first top 5 single in a country outside Australasia. The track has been receiving strong alternative and rock radio airplay in Canada and is in rotation on music TV channel Much Music. SILVERCHAIR's latest CD, Diorama, ...

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, GORDIAN KNOT Supergroup Takes Off

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore were at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, between June 2nd and June 9th writing and recording material for a project that was brought to life by Matheos, and which is scheduled for release on Inside Out ...

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RAVEN Cancel European Tour

As first predicted here back on June 3rd, veteran British metallers RAVEN have now officially cancelled their appearance at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival in early August due to continued medical complications experienced by guitarist Mark Gallagher as a result of leg injuries he sustained when a "20-foot wall" fell on him in ...

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