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GORGOROTH Singer Sentenced To 14 Months In Prison

GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl was sentenced to 14 months in prison for beating a 41-year-old man and threatening to drink his blood. The 29-year-old, whose real name has not been revealed by the Norwegian media, was charged with a crime that carries a maximum penalty of nine years in prison. The black metal vocalist was sentenced ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Photos From Tsunami Benefit Concert Posted Online

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS were joined on stage by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Patrick Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN) and Ann Wilson (HEART) during their performance at a benefit for tsunami relief Friday night (Feb. 18) night in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), ...

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GORGOROTH Singer's Appeal Case Begins

GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl's appeal case began last week in connection with the 18-month sentence he received last May for beating a 41-year-old man in what the victim called a ritual attack. The 29-year-old black metal vocalist, who has several prior convictions, including one for assault and battery, was sentenced at Sunnfjord court in Forde, Norway. ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Joined By TOOL, PUDDLE OF MUDD, DAMAGEPLAN Singers During Benefit Concert

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS were joined on stage by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Patrick Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN) and Ann Wilson (HEART) during their performance at a benefit for tsunami relief Friday night (Feb. 18) night in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), ...

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HAVOCHATE Sign With INDECENT MEDIA

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have signed a new worldwide deal with Indecent Media. The group's sophomore album, "Cycle of Pain", is scheduled for release on March 15. "We had been in contact with other labels and they all offered us more or less the same things," stated ...

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EXTOL To Support MASTODON And DOZER In Europe

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have been confirmed as the opening act for MASTODON and DOZER on their joint European tour beginning on February 19 in Hamburg, Germany. EXTOL recently finished filming a video for the song "Pearl" off their forthcoming fourth full-length album, "Blueprint" (short for "The Blueprint Dives"). "Blueprint" is scheduled for release ...

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DISTURBED Singer Talks About DIMEBAG: Audio Available

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM spoke to DISTURBED frontman David Draiman on Friday (Jan. 7) about his memories of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and DISTURBED's Feb. 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom to benefit the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund (also featuring ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL and SOIL). ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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DOZER To Suport MASTODON In Europe

Swedish "stoner" rockers DOZER have been confirmed as main support on MASTODON's upcoming European tour beginning in early February. DOZER are continuing to tour in support of their third album, "Call It Conspiracy", which was released last year via Molten Universe. The album was recorded at Music-A-Matic Studio in Gothenburg and Polar and Nord Studios ...

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MASTODON To Tour Europe In February/March

MASTODON have lined up the following European dates during February/March: Feb. 09 - Glasgow, SCO - Cathouse/The Garage Feb. 10 - Northumbria, UK @ Northumbria University Feb. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Acadamy 2 Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Acadamy 3 Feb. 14 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Feb. 15 - Oxford, UK @ ...

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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Album Delayed, MP3 Posted Online

Due to "printing errors," Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) have been forced to postpone the release date of the THE MIGHTY NIMBUS debut album to November 15. The U.S. will receive the CD on February 8, 2005 via Candlelight Records USA. "The Mighty Nimbus" track listing: 01. Everything I ...

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DOHENY Guitarist Continues Work On TOMMY LEE's Solo Album

DOHENY guitarist/ex-THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has been tracking guitars at The Chop Shop for Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) new record with Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000) in the producer's chair. There are a number of special guests on the album, and Billy has so far recorded three songs with Tommy Lee and ex-JANE'S ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Release Debut Album This Month

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, will release their self-titled debut album on October 25 in Scandinavia, November 1 in the rest of Europe, and February 8 in USA, Canada and Mexico. The CD will be issued through Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: 'Word Up' Video Shows Lighter Side Of KORN

KORN singer Jonathan Davis recently spoke to Westwood One about the video for their cover of CAMEO's "Word Up". According to Davis, the clip features the band members with their faces on a bunch of dogs. Davis' dog, named Ricky, comes strolling into Tijuana only to upset the local pack of dogs, played by the ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY To Record NON-FICTION Cover For Upcoming EP

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced plans to record a cover of NON-FICTION's "Into the Ground" for an upcoming EP, tentatively due in early 2005. "As some of you may know, I had the great pleasure of performing on the new Dan Lorenzo [ex-HADES/NON-FICTION guitarist] CD 'Nice Being Alone'," SINGLE BULLET THEORY vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio ...

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TED NUGENT To Run For U.S. Senate?

Controversial rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate representing the Illinois Republican Party. "He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," said Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien, according to the Internet Broadcasting Systems. "He has more connection ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: How I Injured My Arm

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted a message on the group's web site explaining the debilitating injury in 2002 that caused severe nerve damage to his left arm and hand, and rendered him unable to play the guitar. Mustaine's message reads as follows: "In December of 2001, a few days after Christmas, I went out ...

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