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EXHUMED's 'Anatomy Is Destiny' Banned In Germany

Due to pressure from German government ratings groups, Relapse Records' German distribution partner SPV has been forced to withdraw EXHUMED's new record, "Anatomy Is Destiny", from distribution on the brink of its release and on the eve of the band's European headlining tour. Ratings groups deemed the band photos inside "Anatomy Is Destiny"EXHUMED's ...

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REPULSION Confirm Michigan Date, Plan DVD Release

Death metal/grindcore innovators REPULSION have confirmed a live appearance at the Machine Shop nightclub in Flint, Michigan on December 20. In other news, the band are compiling video footage and pictures of the group from the early days up to their performance at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest for an upcoming DVD release. They are asking ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Comment On RCA Signing

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have issued an official press release confirming their recent signing with RCA Records. "We're thrilled to partner with RCA ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Are 'Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)'

VELVET REVOLVER spokesperson Arlett Vereecke has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group's one-song collaboration with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) is going by the title "Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)". The group had previously recorded the tracks "Slither" and "Set Me Free" with producers Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION, PINK FLOYD) and Nick Raskulinecsz, ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Lands Solo Deal

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has reportedly signed a deal with Atlanta-based Sixthman Records (distributed through Warner Bros.) for the release of his solo album, "Hollywood Zen". The CD, which has been two years in the making, "is about my ups and downs in Hollywood," Sorum said. "It's very ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Is A Magnet For Metalheads

Rebecca Dana of the Washington Post reports that "to be a second-stage act, which is to say not a headliner, at Ozzfest 2003 — the darkest, loudest and most heavily metallic touring show on Earth — is unequivocally lovely on a sunny summer day. It is to be 27 years old with a spike in ...

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It's Official: VELVET REVOLVER Sign With RCA RECORDS

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, will sign a long-term deal with RCA Records today (Friday, August 22), according to the group's publicist. VELVET REVOLVER recently abandoned plans to issue a live ...

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NOTHINGFACE: We Have Not Broken Up!

NOTHINGFACE have issued a statement confirming their withdrawal from this year's Ozzfest and addressing the rumors of the group's imminent split. The band's statement reads as follows: "We'd like to clear up all the rumors surrounding our recent departure from Ozzfest. First and foremost, WE HAVE NOT BROKEN UP! NOTHINGFACE is still very much a ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Sign With RCA?

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, are expected to ink a long-term deal with RCA Records, according to Slash's official fan site (www.snakepit.org). "As far as we know, no contract has yet ...

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DEADSETT Split With Singer, Announce Replacement

Former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg has left DEADSETT "to pursue other music opportunities," according to a post on DEADSETT's web site. "It was an amicable split and we wish Jason the best of luck." "We already got a new vocalist, Kyle Zemanek. We also have a new drummer, Jeff Fabb. They both are experienced ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA In Los Angeles

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will perform on the second stage at the Los Angeles ...

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PROBOT Album Pushed Back To November

NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has have pushed back the release date of his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT to November through Southern Lord Records. "It's not a platinum seller, it's not going to change the world," he told Time magazine. "It's just my tribute to all those guys I worshipped ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Label Bidding Down To Three Finalists

Hits Daily Double is reporting that the label bidding "war" over VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, has been narrowed down to the following three finalists: Arista, Elektra and Warner Bros. The ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Label Bidding War 'Out Of Control'

Label bidding for VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, is reportedly "out of control," according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. The group, who ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Announces Solo Gigs

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer has confirmed two solo gigs in New York in late September. The details are as follows: Sunday, September 28 - 10:00 p.m. Don Hill's 511 Greenwich St. at Spring St. New York City, NY http://donhills.com Monday, September 29 - 10:00 p.m. The Villiage pub 1509 Main Street Port Jefferson ...

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OBSESSION Completing Work On New Demo

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are seventy-five percent of the way towards completing their three-song demo recording, which will be used to officially shop a recording deal with an assortment of labels. The group are reportedly "very excited" about the progress so far on the recording, which is said to capture the "true ...

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