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VOODOO HILL: Second Album Completed

Italian guitarist Dario Mollo has completed work on the second VOODOO HILL album, tentatively due late spring through Frontiers Records. Titled "Wild Seed of Mother Earth", the album was recorded at Mollo's studios in Ventimiglia, Italy and will include the following track listing: 01. Make Believe 02. Dying To Live 03. Still Evergreen 04. My ...

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PROBOT Enters German Media Control Chart At No. 36!

PROBOT, the metal side-project of former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, entered the German Media Control Album chart at position No. 36. As previously reported, PROBOT's self-titled debut sold 27,380 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. to land at position No. 68 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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THOR To Embark On Canadian Tour

Canadian metal legend THOR will be embarking on a short East Coast tour earky next month in support of his new CD, "Beast Women From The Center Of The Earth". Joining him on the road will be world-famous artist Mick Hoffman and Frank Soda. Described as Thor's "best CD ever," "Beast Women From The Center ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Hard At Work On New Material

Floridian black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have set "The World, The Flesh & The Devil" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Arctic Music. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to last year's "Oculus Infernum" include "An Eternity with Satan", "Compelled To Die", "And the Earth is ...

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MORGION Confirmed For TEMPLARS OF DOOM Festival

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have been confirmed for Templars Of Doom - The First Crusade, an all-doom metal festival set to take place Saturday, June 19 at Rehearsal Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. The band will play a 50-minute set featuring songs off their brand-new release, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth", due on April 27 through ...

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MANOWAR Announce North American Release Date For 'Hell On Earth III'

MANOWAR's brand-new double DVD, titled "Hell On Earth III", will receive its long-awaited North American release on March 9. As previously reported, the two-disc set features more than 90 minutes of ear-numbing performances private behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and pre- and post-show rituals. This package also contains the program "Live In Germany The Ringfest" — the ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: 'Riff After Riff' Track Listing Revealed

THE WILDHEARTS have revealed the track listing for the special U.S. version of their "Riff After Riff" CD, due on March 9 through Gearhead Records. As previously reported, the British group's first American release since 1993's "Earth Vs The Wildhearts" will contain all the tracks from the Japanese version of "Riff After Riff" minus "Vanilla ...

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KATAKLYSM, Ex-PESTILENCE, GORGUTS Members Confirmed For DEATH Tribute

Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM), Patrick Mameli (ex-PESTILENCE), and Luc Lemay (GORGUTS) and are he latest musicians confirmed to appear on the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. As previously reported, the project, which was conceived by CKY ...

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STRATOVARIUS Fans Give New Singer Shit (Literally!)

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The STRATOVARIUS forum has been closed because 2 individuals sent an email to the Finnish police and claimed that STRATOVARIUS supports Nazis. This claim is outright ridiculous and deserves that I tell these 2 idiots: FUCK OFF!!! "The forum was ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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OPETH Drummer To Guest On DEATH Tribute CD?

OPETH drummer Martin Lopez is the latest high-profile metal musician linked with the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. "At [Monday] night's OPETH concert in Tampa, drummer Martin Lopez expressed his interest in playing at least ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY Issues Latest Update

Drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) has issued the following update on his current activities: "My band BURNING INSIDE is confirmed to play the Sun N' Steel Metal Fest in Tampa, Florida the weekend of March 6 and 7. BURNING INSIDE is also playing the Sunshine Plaza Performing Arts Center, 2400 S. Ridgewood ...

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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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VENOM's CRONOS: 'DAVE GROHL's Not A Rock-Star Dick'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Rock Sound magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "Fuck, [Dave] is a totally down-to-earth guy, not a rock-star dick or nothing!" Cronos said. "We were hanging out an and having beers ...

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INTERNAL VOID Confirmed For TEMPLARS OF DOOM Festival

Legendary act INTERNAL VOID have been confirmed for Templars Of Doom - The First Crusade, an all-doom metal festival set to take place Saturday, June 19 at Rehearsal Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. The following bands are currently scheduled to perform at the festival: PLACE OF SKULLS WHILE HEAVEN WEPT THE HIDDEN HAND INTERNAL VOID WARHORSE ...

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LINKIN PARK Bassist: Touring With METALLICA Was Inspirational

LINKIN PARK bassist Darren "Phoenix" Farrell spoke to Live Daily about the group's recollections of playing with METALLICA during the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003. Asked how the tour went, Darren said, "That was probably the first time we had toured the U.S. in like seven or eight months. Obviously it was METALLICA's tour. It's just ...

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ICED EARTH: European Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello All, "As some of you may have heard I recently had lower back surgery. It seemed early on that things were going well with my recovery, however in recent weeks a new problem has developed. I will be ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Comment On ICED EARTH Tour

Finnish melodic thrash quintet CHILDREN OF BODOM have issued the following statement regarding their upcoming North American tour with ICED EARTH: "We finished our first American tour in late December with a very satisfied feeling. We had really no expectations when we got on the road, and the response from audience, and especially from our ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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RAG MEN: European Dates Announced

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), will be embarking on a European tour in late March. Prior to the European dates, RAG MEN will complete a short East ...

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MORGION Set Release Date For New Album

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have set an April 27 release date through Dark Symphonies Records for their new album, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth". The follow-up to 1999's "Solinari" was produced by Mathias Schneeberger at Donner & Blitzen Studios and contains "eight magnificent tracks, clocking in at over an hour, that begin right where 'Solinari' ...

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JAMES MURPHY Discusses Upcoming DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following exclusive update on his current activities: "The DEATH tribute project I am working on organizing and will soon begin recording is officially titled: 'Within The Mind - An Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner'. I will begin pre-production rehearsals with primary drummer ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 03 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Mar. 05 – Loop - Oulu, FIN Mar. 06 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release ...

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METALIUM: 'Chapter Four' Release Date Pushed Back

Germany's METALIUM have pushed back the European release date of their new album, "As One - Chapter Four", to March 29 through Armageddon Products/Soulfood Records. According to a posting on the band's web site, the delay was caused by the "final editing of the included video." The follow-up to 2002's "Hero-Nation Chapter III" will feature ...

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