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CRADLE OF FILTH's 'Gilded Cunt' T-Shirt Banned

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., merchandise company Blue Grape have had their printing plant refuse to handle the proposed artwork for the new CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt. The factory (TOT Shirts Ltd.) have been forced to reject the order since staff literally downed tools in disgust. The proposed artwork (see it here) features ...

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Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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STARRATS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will release their debut CD, "Broken Halo", on September 16 through Adrenaline Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Demon 02. Warrior Soul 03. Days of New Thunder 04. Open Wound, Closed Fist 05. Mountain of Disbelief 06. Stars and Lines 07. Losing All Is Freedom ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH, KROKUS Singers To Tour With WHOLE LOTTA METAL

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, PHENOMENA frontman Matt Moreton and ex-KROKUS vocalist Carl Sentance will be touring with the U.K. rock show known as WHOLE LOTTA METAL beginning in early February 2005. The show, which toured early 2004 to "brilliant" reviews, reportedly features music from such bands as SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and JUDAS PRIEST. ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: Debut Demo Details Revealed

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), are preparing to enter the studio to record their first official demo, entitled "In The Big Ending…". This very limited-edition release, which will be made available solely via the group's official homepage, will contain the following cuts: 01. Swinging ...

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Ashes Of The Wake - LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD leads the pack in what some are already calling "the New Wave of American Heavy Metal." While we're not quick to start categorizing things again — after all, look what happened to the so-called "nu metal" movement — it seems clear that there's some sort of underground uprising that's been occurring, and ...

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THE CROWN To Release Posthumous Three-Disc DVD Set

Defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have announced plans to issue a posthumous three-disc DVD set in the near future. According to a posting on the group's web site, the upcoming set will be "a colossal damage to head and eyes!! This magnificent hail to the fans will take you on a dangerous rollercoaster-ride deep within ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Explains OZZY's Camden No-Show

Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding Ozzy's no-show at the Ozzfest stop in Camden, NJ on August 26: "To those who attended the Ozzfest show in Camden on August 26, "I would like to address the few complaints that have arisen from BLACK SABBATH’s performance with Rob Halford [JUDAS PRIEST] ...

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USURPER Complete Work On 'Cryptobeast'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast". Recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE), "Cryptobeast" marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dan "Tyrantor" Lawson and the return of the band's original drummer, Joe "Apocalyptic" Warlord. Commented singer ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Audio Interview Posted Online

A 55-minute audio interview with JUDAS PRIEST, recorded last month during the band's appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM, has been made available for download. Check it out: Part#1 (mp3, 8.9 MB), Part#2 (mp3, 10.9 MB). JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated new studio album is scheduled for ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Have Enough New Material For Two Albums

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has revealed to Revolver magazine that the band have recorded enough new material for two albums. The next step will be to decide which songs flow together best. "It's hard because we don't do anything that all threee of us [Halford and guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing] don't agree ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE 'Feeling Much Better', Will Sing At Pittsburgh OZZFEST

Ozzy Osbourne is "feeling much better" following his brief bout with bronchitis and will be rejoining his BLACK SABBATH bandmates for the remaining Ozzfest 2004 shows, including tomorrow night's (Aug. 28) gig at the Post Gazette Pavilion in Pittsburgh, PA, a spokesperson for the festival has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Ozzy thanks [JUDAS PRIEST singer] Rob ...

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IOMMI/HUGHES: 'The 1996 DEP Sessions' To Arrive In Late September

Sanctuary Records has set a September 28 release date for the previously unreleased Tony Iommi collection of songs featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes. Entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", the CD's final version will be quite markedly different to the version currently on the underground market under the title "Eighth Star". The story behind ...

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GARY MOORE Cancels MILLER STRAT PACK Concert Appearance

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore has cancelled his previously announced participation in the Miller Strat Pack concert on Friday, September 24 at Wembley Arena, in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. According to a posting on Gary's web site, Moore is still receiving treatment for an infection to his left hand, which jhad previously led to the ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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