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CRADLE OF FILTH Shoots Down Reports Of Drummer's Departure

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have rejected persistent reports that drummer Adrian Erdlandsson has left the band. Over the course of the last few months, rumors of Adrian's departure have been gaining strength, with several "in-the-know" parties claiming that Adrian was fired from the group just days before they were to sign a new ...

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THE REVOLTING COCKS' PHILDO OWEN Unveils New Project SNOW BLACK

THE REVOLTING COCKS' Phildo Owen has announced that he will be unveiling his new project SNOW BLACK in Texas this month on a string of dates alongside industrial rock pioneers KMFDM. Joining him for the five-date tour are bassist Paul Raven (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE), guitarist SIN (REVOLTING COCKS) and drummer Mark Dufour (SKREW). "It's truly ...

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AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

AVENGER, BEYOND FALLEN, KILLINGSWORTH and RAVEN BLACK NIGHT have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place June 13-14, 2007 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AVENGER BEYOND FALLEN HOLLLOW GROUND KAOS KILLINGSWORTH KNIGHT ERRANT RAVEN BLACK NIGHT SINNER ...

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RAVEN To Perform At Spain's ROCKZINANTE EXCALIBUR METAL FESTIVAL

British metal maniacs RAVEN will perform at the Rockzinante Excalibur Metal Festival in Alcala de Henares, Spain this Saturday, September 30. The complete festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): DESTRUCTION DORO DRAGONFLY GLENN HUGHES HAMELYN RAVEN SAVAGE CIRCUS SPHINX TONY MARTIN U.D.O. VIXEN As previously reported, RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has commented on ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: U.K. In-Store Appearances Announced

CRADLE OF FILTH, whose seventh album, "Thornography", is unleashed in the U.K. on October 16 through Roadrunner Records, has scheduled a couple of in-store signings the week of release. The details are as follows: Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Virgin Megastore, 14-16 Oxford St, London W1D 1AR. Tel: 020 7631 1234 Tuesday, October ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer To Perform At DRUMS IN THE WEALD 2006

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson will perform at the Drums In The Weald 2006, which is set to take place October 8 at Uplands Community College, Wadhurst, Kent, England. This year's event, organized by three Kent-based Drumsense teachers Dave Hazlewood (Tunbridge Wells), David Driver (Etchingham) and Richard Davey (Maidstone), will include: Adrian Erlandsson (CRADLE ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Thornography' E-Card Available

An e-card for CRADLE OF FILTH's new album, "Thornography", can be accessed at this location. The follow-up to 2004's "Nymphetamine", "Thornography" was recorded at Lincolnshire, England's Chapel studios with producer Rob Caggiano (BLEEDING THROUGH, ANTHRAX) and was mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE). A full-length ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces U.K. Dates

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have announced three U.K. dates in support of their new album, "Thornography", which will be released on October 16. They are as follows: Dec. 17 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Dec. 18 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy Dec. 19 - London, UK @ Astoria Support at the shows will ...

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RAVEN Frontman Comments On New Material

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has commented on the band's recent recording session which produced four new songs — "Against The Grain", "Running Around In Circles", "Breaking You Down" and "Necessary Evil" — at Assembly Line Studios with Kevin 131 (PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) engineering and mixing. When asked by a fan ...

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MINISTRY: Remaining Tour Dates Cancelled Due To 'Circumstances Beyond Our Control'

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on August 24, MINISTRY has now officially confirmed the cancellation of its remaining tour dates due to "circumstances beyond our control," according to Undercover News. Countries affected include Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan and "beyond." It has been eleven years since MINISTRY last played in Australia. They were ...

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HELLFIRE MANIFEST: Photos Posted Online

A number of photos taken at this year's Hellfire Manifest (a tribute to Dageth of BLOOD STAINED DUSK) — which tool place August 25-26 in Huntsville, Alabama — have been posted online at this location (all pictures copyright Raven/Underworld Photography). The festival included performances by BLOOD STAINED DUSK (with special guest vocals by ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: European Tour Dates Announced

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have lined up the following European tour dates: Nov. 12 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH Nov. 13 - Bataclan - Paris, FRA Nov. 15 - ABBox - Brussels, BEL Nov. 16 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FRA Nov. 17 - La Cooperative de Mai Clermont - Ferrand, FRA Nov. ...

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MINISTRY: Japanese, Australian Tour Dates Cancelled?

MINISTRY's previously announced tour dates in Japan and Australia — which were scheduled to take place in early October — have apparently been cancelled. It should be noted, however, that this information has not yet been officially confirmed by the band. No reason has yet been given for the cancellation. MINISTRY's latest CD, "Rio Grande ...

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MINISTRY: Video Interview Available

Metal Hammer magazine recently hooked up with MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen and Mike Scaccia for a few glasses of "vino" before their London performance to talk about MINISTRY's "friends": writers, junkies, philosophers, occultists, psychedelic drug experimentalists and a whole host of other loonies. But not George W. Bush. Definitely not. Watch the interview at

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ANGER AS ART Gutarist Issues Update

ANGER AS ART guitarist William Rustrum (also of HANGAR 18 and RAVEN MAD) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We performed a couple of shows in San Francisco. The first night was at the infamous Pound. The response was fantastic, and it was great to meet the guys in POTENTIAL ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

U.K. doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "A Line of Deathless Kings", due later in the year via Peaceville/Snapper. The follow-up to 2004's "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" was recorded at Academy Studios and was mixed at Chapel Studios. "A Line of Deathless Kings" track ...

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MINISTRY: Australian Tour Dates Announced

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have lined up the following dates in Australia: Oct. 08 - The Arena Ent. Complex – Brisbane, AUS Oct. 09 - The Big Top at Luna Park – Sydney, AUS Oct. 10 - The Palace Complex – Melbourne, AUS Oct. 12 - Metropolis Fremantle - Perth, AUS As previously reported, MINISTRY's ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Thornography' Pushed Back to October; Track Listing Revealed

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Thornography", due on October 16 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Nymphetamine", "Thornography" was recorded at Lincolnshire, England's Chapel studios with producer Rob Caggiano (BLEEDING THROUGH, ANTHRAX) and was mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England by Andy Sneap ...

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MINISTRY To Guest On SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO Tonight

MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen, Paul Raven, Tommy Victor and John Bechdel will invade the Sirius Satellite Radio studios for an exclusive interview with Hard Attack host Mario tonight (Wednesday, June 28) at 8:00 p.m. EST. Hear Al, Tommy, Raven and John go off on everything from cheap wine to the current administration to their latest ass-kickin' ...

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LEATHERWOLF Frontman Reports On BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

LEATHERWOLF frontman Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "A bit of news from the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany. it was put together well. Things went very smooth. It was about 4,000 when LEATHERWOLF started and an estimated 20,000 at peak WHITESNAKE time! When it was our ...

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