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THE ETERNAL: Live Performance To Be Webcast

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) will be playing a selection of tracks from their acclaimed debut album, "The Sombre Light of Isolation", live-to-air on "Burning Bitumen with Kene Lightfoot" on PBS-FM 106.7 after 10pm Melbourne time (GMT +10:00) on Wednesday, August 25. There is a webcast of PBS-FM available from the ...

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Former GORGASM Members Launch New Band

Former GORGASM members Tom Tangalos (guitar) and Russ Powell (bass) have teamed up with ex-FLESHGRIND/GORGASM drummer Derek Hoffman in a brand new band called DEPTHS OF AGONY. The group have written seven songs and are in the process of scheduling studio time to record their debut CD. DEPTHS OF AGONY's sound is said to be ...

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THE ETERNAL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have parted ways with guitarist Chris Burton. Former NEPLUSULTRA guitarist Matt Castles will be taking Burton's spot in the band for their upcoming tours, including a show in Hong Kong and a slot on the Doomination of Europe II festival. "We will decide when we get ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Play Reunion Show At London's MELTDOWN FESTIVAL

The NEW YORK DOLLS played a one-off reunion gig on Wednesday (June 16) at London's Royal Festival Hall as part of this year's Meltdown Festival, according to Hits Daily Double. Original members David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and now-Mormon Arthur "Killer" Kane were joined by guitarist Steve Conte and LIBERTINES drummer Gary Powell, replacing the late ...

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TOMMY LEE Back With PAMELA ANDERSON?

Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson "looked very cozy" (photos) at an animal rights function in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida over the weekend, according to a source. "They certainly seemed like more than friends," reported an eyewitness, who said the couple showed up at the ...

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Report: First-Ever Gaelic-Speaking Heavy Metal Band To See Light Of Day

Murdo MacLeod of Scotsman.com is reporting that two Gaelic-speaking metalheads are organizing the first ever Gaelic-speaking heavy metal band, which will play a mixture of their own compositions and top metal hits, translated into Scotland's oldest living language. ARMACHDAN LÈIR-SGRIOSAIL (Weapons of Mass Destruction), headed by Alasdair MacCaluim from East Kilbride, are working on composing ...

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OMEN To Support HELLOWEEN In Texas

Classic metallers OMEN have been confirmed to support HELLOWEEN at three Texas dates in January. In addition, the band will perform a special CD-release show in December. Upcoming OMEN dates: Dec. 12 - The Indigo - Dallas, TX Jan. 22 - The Engine Room - Houston, TX (w/ HELLOWEEN) Jan. 23 - White Rabbit - ...

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THE ETERNAL Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Australia's THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have signed a two-album deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The group will be entering the studio in January 2004 to record their debut CD, titled "The Sombre Light Of Isolation". A late spring release is expected. THE ETERNAL recorded three full-length albums and two EPs as CRYPTAL DARKNESS, including ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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Acclaimed Actor CHRISTOPHER LEE To Guest On New RHAPSODY Album

Acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") will be joining Italian symphonic metal group RHAPSODY for the production of their next album, tentatively due in early 2004 through SPV Records. A classically ...

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Original OMEN Vocalist J.D. KIMBALL Passes Away

J.D. Kimball, the former lead singer of OMEN, passed away on October 3 after a three-year battle with cancer. OMEN guitarist Kenny Powell had these words to say about his former bandmate: "He was a great writer, one of the true innovators in the early years of power metal. I am extremely proud of the ...

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ALICE COOPER's New Album To Be Released With Four Different Covers

ALICE COOPER's forthcoming "The Eyes of Alice Cooper" album will drop nationwide on Tuesday, September 30 and will be released with four individual unique CD covers. The black-and-white CD covers will feature the eyes of ALICE COOPER in four various colors: blue, purple, green and red. When asked about the four different CD covers, Alice ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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TONY MARTIN Talks About Singing Classic WHITESNAKE Songs With M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, who is currently fronting M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), recently spoke about what it's like stepping into David Coverdale's shoes after ...

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VANDERHOOF: Bringing Back '70s Hard Rock

Nearly six years after the release of the self-titled debut, legendary METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof's alter ego outfit VANDERHOOF returns with a dynamic follow-up, the adventurous "A Blur In Time". Released once again through SPV Records, the album pays homage to the acts of the '70s that made hard rock memorable, while implementing an ...

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AEROSMITH Drummer Named To BRONX WALK OF FAME

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has been named as one of the new inductees into the Bronx Walk Of Fame, according to Launch. Although AEROSMITH are known as a Boston band, Kramer was born and raised in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs that make up New York City, while frontman Steven Tyler comes from ...

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OMEN Announce Summer European Dates

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have announced the following European dates in July: Jul. 19 - Koenigshofen, GER @ Keep It True Festival Jul. 20 - Bochum, GER @ The Matrix Club Jul. 21 - Zottegem, BEL @ The Mundo Club OMEN's recently completed new album, "Eternal Black Dawn", is set for a European release on ...

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FRED DURST Making Play For LORENZO LAMAS' Ex

Star magazine reports LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst paid heavy attention to Lorenzo Lamas' ex-wife Shauna Sand at the Frederic Fekkai salon in Beverley Hills. While Shauna was getting a pedicure, Fred spent cozy time with her before picking out hot pink for her polish color and winking, "I'll see you later!" ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Artwork To Be Displayed At English Gallery

Original LED ZEPPELIN album cover artworks from their 20-year career will be displayed at a gallery in Birmingham, England beginning on May 27. Number Nine the Gallery is hosting the second of its "Art of Rock and Roll" exhibitions, and this show will be dedicated solely to the album artwork of the long-defunct British hard ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: I'm Losing Sleep Over War In Iraq

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently spoke to Australia's Beat magazine about the war in Iraq. "It's a whole new thing," Rollins said. "I really wonder about that guy [George Bush]. In fact now I'm losing sleep over it. I'm serious — I'm actually losing sleep. What worries me is that there's a lot more ...

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OMEN Sign Record Deals For Europe, North America

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have signed recording agreements for the European and North American territories with Mausoleum Records and Crash Music Inc., respectively. The group's recently completed new album, titled "Eternal Black Dawn", is expected in the fall. As previously reported, the follow-up to "Reopening The Gates" sees a triumphant return to the classic OMEN ...

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Office Of Strategic Influence - OSI

Controversy isn't something readily associated with something as mathematical and calculated as a progressive rock supergroup. But controversial this album is — and not for the first reason that springs to mind. That group/album title, you see, eludes to a proposed covert US information agency dreamed up after 9/11 to supposedly spread favorable propaganda in ...

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BLACK SABBATH Biography On The Way

A BLACK SABBATH biography, written by Rockdetector editor-in-chief Garry Sharpe-Young and documenting the most tangled yet creative period of the band's history from 1980 to the present day, is tentatively slated for early 2003 publication. Over two years in the making, the book will include exclusive photographs, interviews (including those conducted face-to-face with the late ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Take Lengthy Break, Pursue Outside Projects

JUDAS PRIEST have announced that they will be taking a lengthy break following the completion of the group's recent world tour to rest before beginning work on the band's next album, which is not expected to surface before late 2004. "I want to make at least two more albums with JUDAS PRIEST," guitarist Glenn Tipton ...

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