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POSSESSED Tribute Album: U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Candlelight Records has set May 18 as the U.S. release date for the POSSESSED tribute album, entitled "Tribute To Possessed... Seven Gates of Horror". The mid-priced recording features selections from CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, VADER and many other metal notables. Included on the CD is an appearance by POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra as a special ...

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BURNING POINT Announce New Keyboardist, Complete New Single

Finnish power metallers BURNING POINT have announced the addition of keyboardist Jussi Ontero to the group's ranks. Jussi had previously worked with several Finnish metal bands, including BURNING POINT singer Pete Ahonen's side-project, GHOST MACHINERY. BURNING POINT have just completed work on their new single, "To Hell And Back" at Soundmix Studio in Oulu. Mastering ...

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Updated: KELLY OSBOURNE Enters Rehab For Addiction To Painkillers

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne announced during their live appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live" Friday night that their 19-year-old daughter Kelly has entered the Promises drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Malibu, California to treat an addiction to painkillers. According to Sharon, her publicist received a phone call from a British tabloid Friday morning asking ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Pushed Back A Week

JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated four-disc box set, "Metalogy" (Sony Music/Legacy Records), will arrive in the U.S. and Canada on May 11 — one week later than the originally announced May 4 release date. Europe and Australia/New Zealand will receive the set on May 10 while Japan has scheduled a release on July 22. As previously reported, ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Perform Acoustic Show In Seattle

A PERFECT CIRCLE are scheduled to perform a live acoustic set as a part of Seattle radio station 107.7 The End's "End Sessions" series, presumably during their stop in the Seattle/Tacoma area on April 9. It looks like the only way to attend this special, one-of-a-kind performance will be to win tickets from the station. ...

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ADRIFT Complete Principal Photography For Video

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring Jack Owen of CANNIBAL CORPSE, has finished two grueling days of photography for their video for the song "Empty Dreams". Shot in various locations by Gary Schutt of JEFF SCOTT SOTO fame and Paul Bigotti of Savage Armadillo Productions ("Web of Darkness", "Unearthed"), the clip, shot on professional digital ...

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PRONG: Live Video Posted Online

PRONG have uploaded a live performance video of the track "All Knowing Force" at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media, Mac. The clip was filmed on March 3 during the band's "Scorpio Rising" CD-release party at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles. As previously reported, PRONG have lined up ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: I Gave TED NUGENT Oral Sex At Age 12

Courtney Love phoned in to "The Howard Stern Show" on Monday (March 22) before eventually coming into the studio where she made the shocking allegation that one of the first times she had oral sex was with Ted Nugent. She said she was young and she didn't want to say exactly how old she was, ...

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FOZZY Name New Album

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Well, the year of the FOZZ is kickin into high gear and there's tons of news to tell ya about. "First off, the shows in Omaha and at the Jersey Metalfest in Irvington were both awesome! ...

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ROTTENNESS Confirmed For Germany's NRW DEATHFEST

Mexican "goregrinders" ROTTENNESS are one of the latest acts confirmed for the NRW Deathfest, a two-day indoor festival set to take place September 17-18 at AJZ Bahndamm in Wermelskirchen (near Leverkusen) Germany. The complete list of bands currently set to appear at the festival is as follows: ABORTED (Belgium) DISAVOWED (Netherlands) PUTRID PILE (U.S.) IMMERSED ...

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FINAL BREATH, JACK SLATER, JESTER'S FUNERAL Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

FINAL BREATH, JACK SLATER, JESTER'S FUNERAL, LANFEAR and TOMORROW'S EVE are the latest bands confirmed the 2004 edition of Dong Open Air, set to take place July 16-17 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, near Krefeld, Germany. The complete lineup for the festival is as follows: VINTERSORG SUIDAKRA MY DARKEST HATE DELIRIOUS FINAL BREATH ASTERIUS CHAINHEART CRIKEY DISILLUSION EQUILIBRIUM ...

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OBITUARY Confirmed For Germany's FUCK THE COMMERCE VII Festival

Reunited death metal legends OBITUARY have been confirmed to headline Germany's Fuck The Commerce VII festival, set to take place May 20-22 in Neiden (near Torgau). Although OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy will be touring the U.S. with ANDREW W.K. during this period, he will be "flying in for the one show," singer John Tardy told ...

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PRONG: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

PRONG have lined up the following tour dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 20 - Maplewood, MN @ First Avenue Mar. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ STATIC-X) Mar. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ STATIC-X) Apr. 29 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Apr. 30 - Concord, CA ...

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GREAT WHITE Condemn Release Of 'Burning House of Love'

GREAT WHITE have issued a statement condemning the release of a "bootleg" GW album, entitled "Burning House of Love", through the "Italian" label Horizon Records. "This album is not approved by GREAT WHITE," reads the statement. "Rather the band condemns this release and asks all fans and friends to not purchase this album. They feel ...

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DAVE GROHL To Appear On FUSE TV's 'Uranium' This Friday

FOO FIGHTERS frontman and former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl will be appearing on Fuse TV's heavy metal program "Uranium" this Friday, March 19. Dave stops by to talk with host Juliya about all things metal in honor of his critically acclaimed "old-school metal" project PROBOT. Also stopping by to take part in the interview are ...

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STEEL PROPHET: Burning Building Halts Recording Session

STEEL PROPHET have issued the following update on the recording sessions for their new album, entitled "Beware": "All drum tracks are finished for ten original songs and one cover song. Guitar dubs will start in a day or two. On Sunday we had a strange situation develop when the lights started flickering in the studio. ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer To Tie The Knot

GREAT WHITE vocalist Jack Russell has revealed to ZRock that he will be getting married later in the year. "That will be great," he said, before adding that "it's been a long time coming." Asked by ZRock about some of the negative feedback the group have received over the tour they have launched to raise ...

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The OSBOURNES Vacation In Honolulu

The Osbournes landed in Hawaii over the weekend to shoot a new episode of their MTV show at a resort in Honolulu. Jack enjoyed kayaking and swimming with two beautiful girlfriends — under Ozzy's surveillance. Ozzy was also photographed cuddling a young baby during breakfast. Check out pictures from Colourpress and

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LAST CRACK To Play Two Showcases at SXSW

Madison, Wisconsin natives LAST CRACK have scheduled two appearances at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW). It will mark their first nationally publicized live performances since reforming and will feature both new material and selections from their two Roadrunner/Roadracer releases, "Sinister Funkhouse #17" (1990) and the Dave Jerden-produced (ALICE IN CHAINS, JANE'S ADDICTION) ...

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CHASTAIN Secure Japanese Major Label Deal For New Album

CHASTAIN have secured a major-label deal in Japan with EMI/Toshiba for the release of their eighth studio album, entitled "In An Outrage". A June release is expected. The group's first CD since 1997's "In Dementia" will receive a U.S. release through Leviathan Records. CHASTAIN's latest album features vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and ...

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