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SHADOWS FALL Singer: 'New Songs Are Coming Out Amazing'

SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair has posted the following message on the band's official message board: "What up everyone, "Been a busy week songwriting wise. I hit Planet Z on Saturday [Feb. 21] to lay down some rough vocal ideas over the demos that the band recorded last week. For live demos the sound quality ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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ANTHRAX to Unleash 'Music Of Mass Destruction' DVD In April

ANTHRAX will release their much-anticipated live DVD, "Music Of Mass Destruction", on April 6 through Sanctuary Records. Filmed at a sold-out Metro in Chicago on Friday, December 5, 2003, "Music Of Mass Destruction" reportedly captures what is being described as "the show to define the band's legendary career." According to drummer Charlie Benante, "In the ...

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Drummer CHRIS TESCH Quits LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Drummer Chris Tesch (a.k.a Knits) has once again left Toledo, Ohio's LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "The band will still remain writing another album, and there's talk of one final reunion show," Tisch said in an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Thanks for all the support and a big FUCK YOU! to Artemis Records. That is a label ...

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DEATH ANGEL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Art Of Dying'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying". The CD will arrive in Europe and South America one week earlier (April 27). The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF ...

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Report: MARILYN MANSON Settles Suit Over Alleged Sex Assault

A civil lawsuit accusing MARILYN MANSON of sexual assault has been dismissed after the two sides reached a settlement, an attorney for the plaintiff said Tuesday, the Associated Press has reported. Security guard Joshua Keasler was working on the stage during a July 2001 performance in Detroit when Manson allegedly approached him, wrapped his legs ...

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Former OZZY Drummer, Ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Form Prog-Metal Band

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy and ex-DREAM THEATER/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian are currently looking for a vocalist for a new progressive metal band they are forming. Send promo packages to: VOCALIST 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #442 Studio City, CA 91604 Or e-mail demo and JPEG to: [email protected] In other Tichy-related news, ...

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DEATH ANGEL: New Album Details Revealed

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set "The Art of Dying" as the title of their much-anticipated comeback album, due on April 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF Soundworks studios in San Francisco, California with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD) ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Back With Fresh 'Noises'

25 years after the emergence of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, TYGERS OF PAN TANG are back with a new studio album, "Noises From The Cat House". The album, out now on Communiqué Records, was mixed by the band's longtime producer, Chris Tsangarides, famed for his production work with, among others, ...

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DEICIDE's New Album To Be Released In Several Formats: Images Available

Earache Records are releasing DEICIDE's latest album, "Scars Of The Crucifix", in several formats, loaded with special material available nowhere else. The CD version of "Scars…" will come with a bonus DVD, containing an exclusive DEICIDE documentary shot by acclaimed U.K. director Pete Bridgewater (MORBID ANGEL, DECEMBER, THE HAUNTED). Entitled "Behind the Scars: Under the ...

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AC/DC Begin Writing New Material

AC/DC have started writing material for their next album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Fifa Riccobono, the chief executive of Albert Productions, AC/DC's Australian record label and international publisher, has confirmed to Undercover that songs have been written for the next record but the band are yet to start recording. One thing ...

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TESLA: Live Dates Announced

TESLA have announced a series of March dates in support of their new CD, "Into the Now" — the group's first collection of new material since 1994's "Bust a Nut". "Into the Now", due on March 9 via Sanctuary Records, features the original TESLA lineup of vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarist Frank Hannon, guitarist Tommy Skeoch, ...

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DOWNSET: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DOWNSET track, titled "Forever", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Forever" comes off the group's long-awaited new album, "Universal", due on March 9 through the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Check Your People" (Epitaph) was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager, mixed ...

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ICED EARTH, Ex-NEUROTICA Members Contribute To Prog-Rock Project

Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, formerly of DEATH), Shawn Bowen (BALD DAISY, formerly of NEUROTICA), GJ Gosman (NEW CRASH POSITION, formerly of NEUROTICA) and David Ragsdale (formerly of KANSAS) are among the guest musicians appearing on "Moments of Clarity", an 11-song prog-rock concept album due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which ...

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Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist To Tour With FIVE FIFTEEN

Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson will play a couple of dates as a special guest with FIVE FIFTEEN in Scandinavia at the end of February. FIVE FIFTEEN are out promoting their new album, "The Sensational Five Fifteen", with the line-up of Mika Jarvinen (guitar & vocals), Saana Koskinen (vocals & flute), Matti Salovaara ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Studio Update

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello to all the DEATH ANGEL fans out there. Happy New Year (better late than never, right). "We've been locked away at SF Soundworks in San Francisco recording a new album. We've been in here since Jan. 3rd & ...

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Report: AEROSMITH Feud With NFL Over SUPER BOWL Rehearsal Time

Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa of the Boston Herald report that after 24 hours of intense — and sometimes tense — negotiations, AEROSMITH is Back in the Saddle Again for Super Bowl XXXVIII. "We worked it out," said National Football League spokesguy Brian McCarthy. "We're looking forward to a great show." On Friday afternoon the ...

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THE HEAVILS Continue Work On Sophomore Album

Illinois-based metal band THE HEAVILS have set the tentative track listing for their sophomore album, which is currently being recorded at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DECEMBER). The follow-up to 2003's "The Heavils" will feature a guest appearance by CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen. A ...

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ALICE COOPER: The Billion-Dollar Man

Ruben Hernandez of The Business Journal of Phoenix reports that when Phoenix's Alice Cooper titled the best-selling song and album, "Billion Dollar Babies" in 1973, the original shock rocker may have foretold his own financial future. While Alice Cooper the musician was faking decapitating himself on stage, Alice Cooper the businessman was creating an empire ...

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VANDENBERG To Be Featured In Dutch TV Program

Long-defunct Dutch hard rock outfit VANDENBERG, led by one-time WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, will be featured in a Dutch TV program called "Single Luck" this Friday, January 23. The brainchild of producer "Tonko Dop", the show focuses on bands that produced one world smash hit before reverting to relative obscurity, and this week's episode will ...

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DOWNSET To Release New Album In March

DOWNSET will release their new album, "Universal", in March through Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. "Universal" was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager, mixed by Wes Seidman and mastered by Tom Baker, and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). Commented label owner Kyle Gibbons, "My ...

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AC/DC: New Album To Be 'Harder' Than The Last

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson told Italy's Rock Hard magazine that the band will definitely come out with a new studio album in 2004 and that guitarist Angus Young has written "harder" riffs than the ones that appeared on their last studio CD, "Stiff Upper Lip". Johnson also said he will be handling lyrics this time ...

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