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OBITUARY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT Members To Guest In NECRO Video

OBITUARY members John Tardy and Trevor Peres, along with Danny Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH) and Danny Diablo (a.k.a. Lord Ezec of SKARHEAD/CROWN OF THORNZ) will be making guest appearances in the video for hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO's track "Empowered". The video shoot will take place on Saturday (Oct. 2) in New York City. "Empowered" ...

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MARILYN MANSON Visits RADIO 1: Audio Available

MARILYN MANSON visited BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley on Wednesday (Sept. 22) in London to discuss his new "best of" album, "Lest We Forget", his friendship with Sharon Osbourne, reality TV, Michael Moore and DEPECHE MODE. Manson said of reality television and its negative influence on music: "It's a very fine line between being a ...

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COLD Begin Work On New Album

Billboard.com is reporting that COLD have commenced work on their fourth album, tentatively due next year via their new label, Atlantic. At least eight songs are written for the new album, according to a post by COLD frontman Scooter Ward on the message board of the band's official web site. "You guys are gonna love ...

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EMPTY CAGE Complete Work On Debut Album

Young English metal band EMPTY CAGE have just completed work on their debut album, entitled "Hate Me.I Dare You". Recorded at Echo Bay Studios in Minneapolis, the album was produced by Lionel Hicks (BALANCE OF POWER) and engineered by Todd Fitzgerald (AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). An early 2005 release is expected through an as-yet-undetermined label. The ...

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AFTERSHOK Announce Joint Venture With AUBURN, Complete Work On New Album

AFTERSHOK, the classic hard rock/metal band fronted by SHOK PARIS lead vocalist Vic Hix, have announced their partnership with Cleveland-based independent label Auburn Records. AFTERSHOK's second CD, "Burning Chrome", will be released this fall under a joint venture between the band's own Aftershok Muzik label and Auburn. The band commented: "We handled sales and distribution ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist To Embark On Book-Signing Tour

Former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic will embark on a book-signing book to promote his personal and political memoir, "Of Grunge And Government, Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!" In his first book, Novoselic tells his the story of his own musical, and political coming-of-age. From his relationship to Kurt Cobain to his evolution as a political ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Slams MTV Over 'False' Report

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has issued the following statement in response to an MTV News report that a warrant has been issued for his arrest. "They eat their young. Once again the media is scrambling, chomping at the bit to find a morsel of information on me that would signify my destruction. ...

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Report: French 'Fans' Sabotage SLIPKNOT Show

Olivier Rouhet of Rock Hard France sent us the following report from the 2004 edition of Fury Fest, a three-day event held June 25-27 at the Park Des Expositions in Le Mans, France: "Headlining the last day of the Fury Fest Festival in Le Mans (France), SLIPKNOT had to endure the hostility of French so-called ...

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Ex-Manager: TRENT REZNOR's Complete Lack Of Integrity Is Astounding

Former Trent Reznor manager John Malm has slammed the NINE INCH NAILS mainman for his "complete lack of loyalty and integrity," calling Reznor's lawsuit against him an attempt by Trent to blame everyone in the world "for his problems except himself." As previously reported, Reznor sued his longtime friend Malm, along with business manager/accountant Richard ...

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ANTHRAX's JOHN BUSH: Most Lead Singers Are Pricks

ANTHRAX singer John Bush recently spoke to ModernFix.com about the group's decision to re-record some of their early classics live in the studio as part of their 20th Anniversary Celebration (for the upcoming "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum" collection). Asked if he fears the band might upset purist fans that don't want them to "fuck with" the ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO 'Clears Things Up' On All Things OZZFEST

SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following message in the "Tour Diary" section of SUPERJOINT's web site: "This is the most infamous Philip H. Anselmo, writing to you fucks on the computer. Just to clear things up, a few hilariously dick headed (what else?) supposed 'truths' out there, about me, the 'zodiac' of ...

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SAVATAGE Singer, MORBID ANGEL Producer Launch New Project

Vocalist Damond Jiniya (SAVATAGE, DIET OF WORMS) and producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (LOVER OF SIN, DIET OF WORMS) have formed a brand-new project called THE NEGLECTED. The group's debut CD, "The Neglected", was written and recorded in February at D.O.W. studios in Mango, Florida. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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CANDIRIA Drummer Talks About Upcoming CD

CANDIRIA have posted a sound clip of the new song "The Nameless King" at their official web site. Check it out here. "The Nameless King" comes off the group's upcoming album, "What Doesn't Kill You", due in June through Type A Records. CANDIRIA drummer Kenneth Schalk recently posted the following message on the ...

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BLESSING THE HOGS Sign With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

San Francisco's BLESSING THE HOGS, the band featuring acclaimed producer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, MR. BUNGLE, BRUTAL TRUTH, HIGH ON FIRE, FANTOMAS, NEUROSIS, EYEHATEGOD, UNSANE, SICK OF IT ALL), have signed a new deal with Goodfellow Records, the label responsible for releasing the group's previous album, "The Poisoning", in late 2002. "After over a year of ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Drummer Explains His Departure

Former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael has issued a lengthy statement explaining the reasons for his split with the band and other recent STRATOVARIUS-related events. His statement reads as follows: "Sorry that it took me so long to find time to comment about the situation around STRATOVARIUS. Due to private reasons I wasn't able to do ...

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Report: Florida Newspaper Feels The Wrath Of RUSH Fans

Phil Lewis of Florida's Naples Daily News is reporting that John Henderson, the reporter handling the newspaper's police beat New Year's Day, was roundly criticized via e-mail for taking the address of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson's North Naples condominium from booking sheets and including it in the story about Lifeson's arrest following a ...

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STRATOVARIUS: TIMO KOTIPELTO And JÖRG MICHAEL Are Out!

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have officially parted ways with vocalist Timo Kotipelto and drummer Jörg Michael. "Due to irrevocable and massive difficulties between the band leader Timo Tolkki and me, it has been agreed that this is the best thing to do to preserve at least some of the integrity the band used to have," Kotipelto said, ...

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BLOOD OF TYRANTS Label Imprint Announced

Early 2004 will see the formation of a new exclusively metal label, Blood of Tyrants, formed as an imprint of seminal Indianapolis-based punk/hardcore label Happy Couples Never Last Records. "I have just passed up too many killer releases that I desperately wanted to do but didn't think that they were logical or appropriate for the ...

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INCANTATION Recruit Touring Guitarist

INCANTATION have recruited guitarist Thomas Pioli (CEREMONIUM, HEMLOCK, OBLITERATION) to fill the second-guitar position on their upcoming "Rotting With Your Christ" South American tour. "Thomas Pioli is proud to once again join the ranks of INCANTATION as he played bass for the band on the 'Onward to Golgotha' U.S. tour back in 1992," the band ...

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INCANTATION Seek Session Touring Guitarist

INCANTATION are searching for a session touring guitarist with the possibility of becoming a permanent member. The band are looking for "someone with talent, dedication, integrity, and the sincere commitment for the INCANTATION style of death metal. This means NO egos, rockstars, scumbags, backstabbers, ect. So if you think you've got what it takes to ...

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Convicted - CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER

As much as we here at BLABBERMOUTH.NET cannot condone gratuitous ass-kissing, Relapse deserve a sloppy smacker on the rump for getting this reissue out fifteen years after the fact. Back when it was slightly taboo for hardcore punk and metal to be jumping into bed together, bands such as D.R.I., CRUMBSUCKERS and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER were ...

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New PRIMAL FEAR Drummer Speaks To The Fans

Drummer Randy Black (ANNIHILATOR, ex-REBELLION), who was recently named PRIMAL FEAR's new skinsman following the departure of Klaus Sperling, has issued the following statement to PRIMAL FEAR's fans: "First and foremost, I'd like to say I'm really looking forward to playing, recording and touring with PRIMAL FEAR. As you all know, I did the Metal ...

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