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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Electric Eye' DVD To Be Released In November

A brand-new JUDAS PRIEST DVD, titled "Electric Eye", will be released through Sony on November 17. The first PRIEST product to be since the reunion with Rob Halford was announced features all the key promo videos, the 1986 Dallas concert and seven rare BBC performances, plus a booklet with detailed notes and photos. Most of ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Says His 'Dictatorship' Comment Was A Misquote

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Ahrue Luster (currently in ILL NINO) has released a statement in response to MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain's post regarding Luster's previous characterization of the decision-making process in MH as "a Robb Flynn dictatorship." Speaking to Metal Hammer magazine for its current issue, Luster said, "I've known [the ILL NINO] guys ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set Details Revealed

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", is due on November 4, according to Rolling Stone. The collection will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a live DVD with previously unseen footage. Retailing for $99.98, the set ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: Complete DVD Details Revealed

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will release their long awaited DVD, "The History Of Fear", on September 29 though Nuclear Blast. The disc features the group's full Wacken 2001 performance, an October 2002 show filmed in Stuttgart, Germany on the "Black Sun" tour, all of the group's promo video clips, plus a lot of "bootleg" ...

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OPETH To Film Live DVD In London

OPETH's gig at London's Shepherd Bush Empire on Saturday, September 25 will consist of two sets to be filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in early 2004. As previously reported, OPETH will embark on a European tour in September in support of their latest album, "Damnation". A Scandinavian tour will take place in October/November, ...

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CONSORTIUM PROJECT III: New Album Details Revealed

Century Media Records have licensed the new CONSORTIUM PROJECT III album for worldwide release. Gaining lengthy experience from fronting activities with acts like HAMMERHEAD, VENGEANCE, ELEGY and also appearing on Arjen Lucassen's AYREON, Ian Parry's third and latest rendition to the realms of symphonic, progressive power metal is realized with CONSORTIUM PROJECT III's "Terra Incognita ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Guests On KIMYA DAWSON CD

GUNS N' ROSES drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, also of PRIMUS fame, has laid down the drum tracks on the new album from Kimya Dawson, one half of quirky anti-folk duo THE MOLDY PEACHES, according to MTV.com. The follow-up to last year's "I'm Sorry That Sometimes I'm Mean", which features THIRD EYE BLIND's Arion Salazar on ...

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ELENIUM Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

Finnish "progressive death" metallers ELENIUM have set a November 10 release date through England's Rage Of Achilles Records for their full-length debut, "For Giving - For Getting". The CD was recorded in July at Sonic Pump studios and will be mastered on August 28 at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila. The complete track listing for ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'OZZY's Legacy Is Now Incredibly Tarnished'

Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to Bob Ruggiero of the Houston Press about the man whom he replaced at the helm of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne. Calling Ozzy "a mumbling, semi-conscious reality sitcom star who shuffles around in his sweatpants scooping up dog shit and being dominated by his shrewish wife and spoiled-ass kids," Ruggiero ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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FATES WARNING Bassist: Tales From The Road

FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm back in black! The post-tour decompression is in progress. Glad to be home after the 6-week tour. I truly had the best time on the tour with FATES WARNING (supporting DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE). We were treated with great respect ...

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DEFTONES: 'Hexagram' Video Shoot Details Unveiled

DEFTONES will be shooting the video for "Hexagram", the second single from their self-titled album, this Friday (August 8) at The Skatelab Warehouse, located at 4226 Valley Fair Street in Simi Valley, California. Fans are being invited to show up between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for the shoot, which will take place later in the ...

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METALLICA Guitarist: 'SUMMER SANITARIUM Is Not A Big Money Maker'

Despite the fact that tickets for METALLICA's Summer Sanitarium extravaganza are going for an eye-popping $75, the group's guitarist Kirk Hammett says that the band don't stand to make much money from the month-long trek. "I'll be 100 percent honest, Summer Sanitarium is not a big money maker," Hammett told Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "There are so ...

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LOSTPROPHETS Cancel U.K. Dates

LOSTPROPHETS have been forced to cancel all of their previously announced U.K. dates in order to complete work on their new album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through Columbia Records. The as-yet-untitled effort is currently being mixed at a Los Angeles studio with producer Eric Valentine, who has previously worked with QUEENS OF THE ...

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DOPE: Casting Call For Video Shoot

In preparation for the release of the new DOPE album, "Group Therapy", the band will be filming a video for the song "I Am". The shoot is planned for Saturday, August 2, and will take place ay Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in New York City. The song is about being who you are and the ...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Festival Flexes Its Ozz-some Metal Muscle

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed Ozzfest 2003's Tuesday (July 22) stop at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center. "Ozzfest seemed doomed this year," he wrote. "Ratings for Ozzy Osbourne's wholesome family sitcom have been slip ping. KORN's overextended nu-metal empire has rusted. "And MARILYN MANSON's satanic reputation has been irreversibly damaged — sullied by ...

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CRYSTAL BALL: In Mixing Mode

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL have set "Hellvetia" as the title for their fourth full-length album, due on November 3 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Virtual Empire" is currently being mixed at Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.). "Everybody agrees that this will be the best ...

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MANMADEGOD: Debut Album Delayed

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have pushed back the release of their self-titled debut to an unspecified date later this summer. In the meantime, the band's first single, "Safe Passage", along with the tracks "Bad Creation" and "Poison Eye" have been posted online for listening ...

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STAIND Guitarist Praises STATIC-X, LO-PRO

STAIND guitarist/songwriter Mike Mushok, currently on tour in support of the group's "14 Shades Of Grey" CD, is full of praise for STAIND's opening acts STATIC-X and LO-PRO. Writing in his online journal at Staind.com, Mike says, "if anyone is coming to see us, I suggest you get there early to check [out LO-PRO and ...

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ENFORSAKEN Sign With OLYMPIC/CENTURY MEDIA

The Chicago-based melodic death/thrash metal quintet ENFORSAKEN have signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Olympic Recordings/Century Media. The group — vocalist Steven Sagala, bassist Eric Kawa, drummer David Swanson and guitarists Joe DeGroot and Steve Stell — will soon finish recording their full-length debut, "The Forever Endeavor", with producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, FLESHGRIND, JUNGLE ...

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Former MAUDLIN OF THE WELL Members Launch New Project

KAYO DOT, the Massachusetts-based musical project featuring former members of the now-defunct MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, will be issuing their debut album, "Choirs Of The Eye", in October 2003 through Tzadik Records. The CD features five tracks and clocks in at about 56 minutes. According to the group's official web site, "KAYO DOT isn't much ...

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DYING FETUS, SKINLESS, MISERY INDEX: The Final Itinerary

The final itinerary has been released for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring DYING FETUS, SKINLESS, DIVINE EMPIRE and MISERY INDEX. The dates are as follows: Jul. 19 – Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners Jul. 20 – Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown Jul. 21 – Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions Jul. 22 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ Cafe ...

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MISFITS Go Back In Time

MISFITS will release "Misfits Project 1950" on July 28 through Misfits Records in association with Rykodisc. Founding member Jerry Only has recruited Marky Ramone and former BLACK FLAG guitarist Dez Cadena on an album full of classic 1950s hits, including "Donna" by Richie Valens. 1960's pop-rock icon Ronnie Spector known for the classic hits "Be ...

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