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OBSESSION: On The Verge Of Signing New Record Deal

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are currently in negotiations with several European labels about securing a new record deal, according to a post on the group's web site. "While the band doesn't want to name any labels for fear of jinxing any progress, these labels that are being negotiated with all have worldwide ...

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RELEVANT FEW To Record NUCLEAR ASSAULT Cover For Upcoming Compilation

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH), will record a cover version of the NUCLEAR ASSAULT classic "Critical Mass" (taken from the "Handle With Care" album) for an upcoming "grind" compilation to be released by Evigt Lidande Productions in co-operation with Brutal Mangle Records. Other groups set to appear on ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says His New Band Is 'Amazingly Fun'

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has issued the following update via his regular newsletter: "I'm doing a New Year's Eve all-star show at 'Live' in Las Vegas with some members of GUNS N' ROSES, MÖTLEY and RATT +??. "The new 'LYNCH' band is and amazingly fun thing to be involved in. All the guys ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING have entered Flatpig studios (web site) in Malmö with producer Robert Ahrling (ORIGINBLOOD, SPAWN OF POSSESSION) to record their sophomore album, tentatively due next spring through Retribute Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Remnants of Deprivation" will be "faster, more brutal and even more violent than its predecessor," ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Name Album, Post New Song

John Perez, guitarist of the long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS, has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "Doomed greetings to all! Perez here — I'm over at Robert's secret Coven meeting place finishing the last of the [SOLITUDE AETURNUS] songs to be recorded (now) in February. "We did a song ...

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METALLICA: Official Book To Surface Next Summer

METALLICA have signed with Broadway Books to publish the group's first-ever official book, a lavishly illustrated scrapbook of the band's spectacular journey. Charlie Conrad, executive editor of Broadway Books, acquired world and serial rights. The project is represented by Lydia Wills of Writers and Artists Agency International, which also provides personal appearance representation for METALLICA. ...

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AMONG THIEVES Enter Studio To Record Full-Length CD

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, are in the studio recording their debut full-length album, "Beginning of the End", for a 2004 release through Daymare Recordings in Japan. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows 01. Problems Of My Own ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Open For REVIS In South Carolina

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have been "selected by a Epic Records representative" to open for REVIS on December 5 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to a post on the group's web site. Upcoming SHAITAN MAZAR tour dates: Dec. 05 ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist, CATHEDRAL Frontman To Form Grindcore Band

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has confirmed plans to form a "grindcore" project with CATHEDRAL frontman (and ex-NAPALM DEATH member) Lee Dorrian. "Me and Lee have been talking about doing something for ages but I think hopefully next year we will get something together," Embury said, "Hopefully Roy Mayorga, who was playing drums in SOULFLY, ...

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Through The Ashes Of Empires - MACHINE HEAD

MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", is the band's most brutally heavy effort since the one-two punch of their 1994 debut, "Burn My Eyes", and its '97 follow-up, "The More Things Change…". Parts of this album rank right up there as classic MACHINE HEAD moments in terms of sheer aggressiveness, yet ...

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Former NILE Bassist/Vocalist CHIEF SPIRES: 'I Don't Like KARL SANDERS'

Former NILE bassist/vocalist Chief Spires has spoken out for the first time about his departure from the group and his decision to form SHAITAN MAZAR with fellow ex-NILE member John Ehlers (guitar) Speaking to Poland's Masterful Magazine, Spires explained his reasons for leaving NILE. "Well the official press release was something like 'Spires leaves the ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: More Live Dates Announced

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will play the following dates in late November/early December: Nov. 27 – Masquerade - Atlanta, GA (w/ PSYCHOTIC SUSPENSIONS, MIRAGE) Nov. 28 - Uncle Doctors - Columbia, SC (w/ DROP COMIX, GODS OF MARS, SOUTHPAW) Dec. 12 - ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Checks In From Switzerland

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message on the group's official web site (www.machinehead1.com): "Hey, hey, hey. "Got a day off in Zurich, Switzerland today. Just chillin' at the Intercontinental Hotel Business Center at 1:05 AM. Being on tour is a trip, it's like working the graveyard shift. I go to bed ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Partake In Recording Session For Real-Life 'School Of Rock'

Former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will team up with Tom Johnson (DOOBIE BROTHERS), blues guitarist Roy Rogers and singer Austin Willacy to record cover versions of songs written by the students of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that teaches low-income kids how to play and compose their own, original ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: DELEO Brothers Confirm Split

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo have confirmed in a brand-new interview with Guitar One magazine that they have officially closed the book on the band with the recent release of their "greatest hits" package, "Thank You". "It was time to move on to other things," Dean said. "Life and personalities ...

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Renowned Session Drummer Loses Battle With Cancer

Renowned drummer Tony Thompson, who performed with LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones during the 1985 Live Aid reunion, and who also rehearsed with the members of ZEPPELIN for a short-lived project in 1986, passed away earlier today after a battle with renal-cell cancer. Donations can be made at

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KID ROCK Tapes Christmas Special

KID ROCK taped a concert Tuesday night (November 4) for a 90-minute holiday-themed television special, according to the Associated Press. "A Kid Rock Christmas", which is to air Dec. 14 on VH1, will include clips from Tuesday's show, an animated short that features KID ROCK doing his own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ...

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Rock Magazine CREEM To Publish Again

Long-defunct rock magazine Creem is making a comeback. Currently a web-only publication (www.creemmedia.com), Creem is expected be on store shelves in a print edition next spring, according to publisher Robert Matheu. Creem began in Detroit in March 1969 and ran monthly until folding in November 1988. A revival was launched in the early ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Go Gold In The Czech Republic

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, were awarded gold albums in the Czech Republic for the "Fires At Midnight" and "Ghost of A Rose" CDs at a special ceremony held at Cartouche in Prague on October 17. Sir Robert of Normandie and Squire Malcolm also ...

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RELEVANT FEW To Release Sophomore Album

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (GARDENIAN, ex-GOOSEFLESH), will release their sophomore album, "The Art Of Today", on November 24 through Sweden's No Tolerance Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Who Are Those Of Leadership?" features original drummer Daniel Moilanen (RUNEMAGICK, ex-LORD BELIAL), who has since left the group. Download two MP3s ...

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Police Called After MARILYN MANSON Cuts Show Short

TheKansasCityChannel.com reports that police were called out (KCTV Video) to control a crowd of concert-goers unhappy after MARILYN MANSON, featured attraction at a "Freakers Ball" event Thursday night (October 30), ended his show early when fans pushed down a barrier. According to accounts from people attending the concert at the Kansas City International ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Outline Upcoming Activities

THE HELLACOPTERS drummer Robert Eriksson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here we are again, another tour over, this time Australia and I must say this one has been fantastic! A big THANKS goes out to all people involved, friends, bands including M-16'S, WARPED, TURBONEGRO among others, you know who ...

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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Drummer Joins Forces With Ex-STRIFE Guitarist

Former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume has teamed up with ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline in a new band called HEALER. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada native Martin St-Pierre and bassist John McLaughlin (ex-NEW PAST LIFE). The band, whose musical direction is described as "world music meets SEPULTURA, NINE INCH NAILS and ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Give Fans Chance To Join The Band On Tour

PUDDLE OF MUDD, whose sophomore album, "Life on Display", will be released Nov. 25 through Flawless/Geffen Records, are giving fans a chance to join the band on tour for a week. The "Puddle Of Mudd Platinum Pass" contest will plant 11 passes in random pressings of the initial run of the new album. Ten first-prize ...

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BOB DAISLEY Reacts To OZZY Court Ruling: 'It's Still Not Over!'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmembers Bob Daisley (bass) and Lee Kerslake (drums) have vowed to continue their 20-year battle regarding royalties and proper credits on the early OZZY albums "Blizzard Of Ozz" (1980) and "Diary Of A Madman" (1981), despite a court ruling earlier this week that upheld the dismissal of their lawsuit against Ozzy and ...

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