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MARILYN MANSON Is About As Spooky As 'Phantom Of The Opera'

Jeff Niesel of Cleveland Free Times reports that shock 'n' roller MARILYN MANSON, once the king of controversy, is now about as spooky as the "Phantom of the Opera". Take his role in Michael Moore's controversial film, "Bowling for Columbine", in which he dissects the "fear and consumption" at work in American culture with the ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE To Tour Spain

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, will embark on a 10-date tour of Spain in late September. Prior to the Spanish trek, the band will play a host of East Coast ...

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DIABOLIC Begin Mixing New Album

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC are currently mixing their fourth full-length album, "Infinity Through Purification", for a tentative October release through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the world," was ...

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COAL CHAMBER Split Up!

COAL CHAMBER have officially split up, guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascon has confirmed in an online posting. Writing on the official web site of his new band, PIÑATA, Meegs says, "After COAL CHAMBER, I went through a rough time, and having gone through that, I'm happy to have found five individuals [in my new band] that ...

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Lawsuit Over Guitarist's Death Kept Alive By Judge

Brian Anderson of Contra Costa Times reports that an Alameda County judge has preliminarily declined to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the California Department of Transportation of failing to keep safe a section of Interstate 580 in Livermore where an up-and-coming heavy metal guitarist was killed last year. Judge Steven Brick overruled Thursday (July 3) the ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Announce New Tour Dates

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, have lined up a host of gigs during August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 01 - Continental Club - New York, NY Aug. 02 ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA Or LOLLAPALOSER?

Lollapalooza organizer Perry Farrell of JANE'S ADDICTION has dismissed the discouraging press surrounding this year's tour, saying that it's not fair to single out Lollapalooza as the only major traveling festival experiencing slow advance ticket sales. Speaking to Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the paper's Saturday (July 5) edition, Farrell said, ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Cancel U.K. Dates

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE have cancelled the remainder of their U.K. tour after Brian "Yap" Barry was taken ill with "mental exhaustion." No further information is available at this time. ONE MINUTE SILENCE's third full-length album, "One Lie Fits All", is due on July 7 through Taste Media. The follow-up to 2000's "Buy Now... Saved ...

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Of Which They Bleed - WITHERED EARTH

It doesn't suffice to be a plain old death metal band these days. By their spidery logo alone, it would suggest that New York's WITHERED EARTH are entirely and wholeheartedly clinging to the malevolent horns of MORBID ANGEL et al. But peel back the layers of blood-spattered graphics and mummified ghouls and you'll find a ...

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SHADOWS FALL's BRIAN FAIR: 'We Should Have Died'

After a string of headlining shows, SHADOWS FALL will make their Ozzfest debut this Saturday, June 28 in San Antonio TX. Unfortunately, the trip down to Texas was not that easy, and Brain Fair (vocals) goes onto describe the whole frightening experience. "When the tour began, we had a screw up with the bus company ...

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POWERMAN 5000: Hartford Live Photos Posted Online

POWERMAN 5000 performed live in concert at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday, June 18. Check out pictures from LFI. Upcoming POWERMAN 5000 tour dates (with REACH 454 and SHINEDOWN): Jun. 24 - Huntsville, AL - Sammy T's Music Hall Jun. 25 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's Music Store Jun. 26 ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Performs In Hollywood

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd performed live at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on Thursday, June 19. Check out pictures from Film Magic. Todd recently completed work on his debut solo album, titled "You Made Me". The CD, which took three months to complete, was recorded in Los Angeles with Chris Johnson ...

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KID ROCK Performs In The Persian Gulf: Photos Available

KID ROCK was among those who performed for the troops Wednesday night (June 18) at Camp Doha in Kuwait as part of the kickoff show of the USO (United Service Organization)'s Project Salute 2003, the first large-scale entertainment tour in the Persian Gulf since Operation Iraqi Freedom began. Check out the pictures from

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Album Complete

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has posted the following studio update to the group's official web site: "Well, well… Hello again, everyone out there! The new CD, 'Bringer Of Blood', is finally fully mastered and complete. I am proud to say everything worked out great from beginning to end. It's by far our most ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Headlining Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have lined up the following dates during July: Jul. 04 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Jul. 05 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre Jul. 06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Jul. 11 - Johnson City, TN @ Rafters ...

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MNEMIC Tap FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Man To Remix Album Cut

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have tapped legendary FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY man Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST) to remix their track "BloodStained" for inclusion on a special edition of their forthcoming debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", and on an exclusive club ...

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DANZIG Land New Drummer

Bevan Davies from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (and also substitute/touring drummer for JERRY CANTRELL in 2001 and 2002) has officially joined DANZIG as the band's new drummer. Davies' first live appearance with the group will take place on Friday, July 4 at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain. ...

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HADES Drummer Undergoes Operation To Remove Cancerous Tumor

HADES drummer Ron Lipnicki underwent a 10-hour operation Thursday (June 12) to remove a cancerous tumor. According to HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo, the doctors were very happy with how everything went during the operation, which followed three months of chemotherapy. "Last Sunday (June 8) Jimmy Schulman (former HADES bassist), myself and Ron jammed on old ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Re-Launch Official Web Site

LIFE OF AGONY have re-launched their official web site at www.lifeofagony.com, complete with Quicktime clips from their upcoming DVD, an all-new message board and a merchandise store. LIFE OF AGONY's upcoming double-live CD and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003", will be released in late August/early September through SPV Records worldwide. The ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY Gets An Erection

A statue honoring late QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury has been erected at the Dominion Theatre in London, home of the stage show "We Will Rock You", according to Undercover News. Brianmaynews.com reports the statue is eight meters tall (approx. 27 feet) and was placed at the Dominion in Tottenham Court Road on Saturday morning to ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Launch New Project

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy has posted the following message to his official web site: "Howdy. I am currently working on a new original band. We will give more details soon. No drastic changes. It is still mainly heavy, guitar driven shit with a bit of melody here ...

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MNEMIC Film Video For 'Ghost'

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have shot a music video in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the track "Ghost", the first single off their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", due on July 28 thorugh Nuclear Blast Records. The music video was directed by Patric ...

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DIABOLIC Name New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have set "Infinity Through Purification" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in October through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the ...

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ENDO Announce Headlining Dates

Miami, Florida's ENDO have lined up the following headlining dates during June: Jun. 11 - Tampa, FL @ Twilight Jun. 13 - Fort Meyers, FL @ Gotham Hall Jun. 14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Jun. 15 - Longwood (Orlando), FL @ Lost & Found Jun. 18 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar (the ...

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