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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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ROBERT PLANT On VH1 Classic

VH1 Classic will air a one-hour "Robert Plant Special" on November 1 and 4 to coincide with the release of his solo career "best of" double album, "66 to Timbuktu". The show will feature an interview with Robert (during which he talks of his experiences at The Festival in the Desert 2003) and will include ...

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TOTAL CHAOS Blame Immigration For Montreal Riot

Graeme Hamilton of National Post reports that the leader of a punk rock group whose fans rioted Tuesday night (October 14) after their concert was cancelled blamed Immigration Canada yesterday for the destruction, saying authorities had no business checking band members for criminal records. Hours before they were supposed to take the stage at a ...

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Review: 'LED ZEPPELIN' Rock Akron Crowd

Malcolm X Abram of the Cleveland Beacon Journal reports that "the Akron Symphony Orchestra collectively loosened its tie Sunday night with 'The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony' (see previous story) and was rewarded with rock-star treatment from an enthusiastic audience. "For two-plus hours, E.J. Thomas Hall was transformed into a rock ...

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Vancouver Police Cited In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Amy O'Brian of the Vancouver Sun reports that at least two Vancouver Police officers appeared to use "unnecessary and excessive" force during the GUNS N' ROSES riot last fall, the police complaint commissioner said Friday (October 10). Commissioner Dirk Ryneveld made the statement in a written notice for a public hearing that will examine the ...

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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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MACHINE HEAD: Shaking The Rust Off

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "After reading a recent article that referred to the music of LAMB OF GOD as 'Nu-Metal', I am officially retiring the word 'Nu-Metal' from my vocabulary. It is THE most played out, overused and generic term, OF ALL FUCKING ...

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SKYCLAD Hard At Work On New Album

Britain's premier folkrockers, SKYCLAD, are currently ensconced in Damage Inc. studios in Ventimiglia, Italy recording their twelfth studio album. Entitled, "A Semblance Of Normality", the album features tracks recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Eden Studios, London and conducted by the famed Robert Trory. Vocalist and album engineer Kevin Ridley comments: "The quality of ...

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Newspaper: Radio Host Proclaims He Has Suicide Video

Robert Farley of the St. Petersburg Times reports a Chicago man says he has exclusive video of the much-hyped HELL ON EARTH performance Saturday night, including "crazy" footage that purports to show a sickly-looking man commiting suicide through "some sort of asphyxiation." But Shane Bugbee isn't necessarily buying that it's real. Bugbee, 34, said he ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Issue Limited-Edition Two-Disc Version Of New Album

MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", will be released as a standard as well as a limited-edition double CD. Due in Europe on October 27 through Roadrunner Records, the follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" was recorded at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California, and features production by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn. Mixing ...

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LIFE OF AGONY To Record New Studio Album

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have announced their plans to record a new studio album, tentatively due in late 2004. Speaking to HitThePit.com, drummer Sal Abruscato said, "I foresee the new material being like 'This Time' times ten. A bit more aggressive, and written better at the same time… More appealing ...

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METALLICA Dress Up As LED ZEPPELIN For Magazine Photo Shoot

METALLICA dressed up as LED ZEPPELIN for a photo shoot for Esquire magazine's special 70th anniversary issue, which is scheduled to hit the newsstands next week. "The idea behind the photo shoot, which was held on July 8 at the Hit Factory in New York City, was to have current artists portray certain music icons," ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Set Release Date For Live CD/DVD

LIFE OF AGONY have set an October 14 release date in the U.S. and October 20 in Europe for their forthcoming double live album and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003". The two-disc set was recorded during the group's sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 3-4, 2003 and ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce Two Long Island Dates!

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) will be appearing Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 at Downtown in Long Island, New York. Direct support for the two shows will come from BLOODSIMPLE, featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) ...

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