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LIONSHEART Announce New Bassist, Keyboardist

LIONSHEART, the British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Following Eddie's departure from the band, ex-BATTLEZONE (Paul Di'Anno) bass player Gavin Cooper has stepped into the breach. At the same time as welcoming Gav into the band we would ...

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OZZY's Sister Says He Deserved To Be Robbed

Ozzy Osbourne's elder sister has told a British newspaper that he deserved to be robbed as payback for the similar crimes he committed in his youth. Gillian Hemming, 59, says Ozzy's teenage past came back to haunt him when his Buckinghamshire mansion was hit by a $3.6 million (£2 million) raid last week (Nov. 22). ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Singer On Upcoming CD: 'Expect The Unexpected'

Tampa, Florida-based death metalers SIX FEET UNDER entered Morrisound studios on October 1 to start laying down tracks for the follow-up to "Bringer of Blood". Once again, frontman Chris Barnes will be the producer and Chris Carroll will be handling engineering and mixing. "[We're] not gonna release the name just yet but I will tell ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: 'The Last Supper' Final Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have announced more details about their new album, "The Last Supper", due on January 17, 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Rheingold" was recorded at Principal studio in Münster, Germany and will have a running time of 53 minutes. The cover was designed by Gyula Havancsak ...

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ENEMYNSIDE Announce New Bassist

Italian thrashers ENEMYNSIDE have announced the addition of bassist Francesco Grieco (RAINSPAWN) to the group's ranks. The band performed the first foreign show with the new lineup at the Metal Dose Fest (with TANKARD and SOUL REAPER) in Slovenia in August. ENEMYNSIDE released their debut album, "Let The Madness Begin...", last May through Temple Of ...

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BATHORY Tribute Album Changes Name

Germany's Black Goat Productions have changed the projected title of the upcoming BATHORY tribute album to "A Tribute from the Hordes to Bathory" from the previously announced "Twilight of the Goats". "After talking to [BATHORY's record label] Black Mark I had to change the name of the 'Twilight of the Goats - A Tribute to ...

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Horror And Metal Find A Home At BLOODWORKS

Producer/manager Christopher Tuffin, who has managed such metal acts as PAINMUSEUM, as well as members of the band HALFORD, has teamed up with former NFL star Glenn Cadrez to form a new horror entertainment company, BloodWorks. Tuffin says that he wants to build stronger ties between the hard rock/metal community and the horror filmmakers. "Like ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Finish Filming 'Nymphetamine' Video

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have finished filming a video for the title track of their new album, "Nymphetamine". Commented bassist Dave Pybus: "The video shoot for 'Nymphetamine' went great. Had a very early start at 7am, obviously with a hangover, and spent 14 hours holed up in a damp underground vault near the ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Singer Says Break In Recording Sessions Was Best Thing That Could Have Happened

In a brand-new interview with the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine, CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth spoke about the recording process for the group's sixth full-length album, "Nymphetamine". According to Dani, CRADLE originally intended to spend nine weeks recording for a June release, but when their producer — ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano — had to tour ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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END OF GREEN, NOCTE OBDUCTA, BLOOD RED ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's METALLIC NOISE FESTIVAL

END OF GREEN, NOCTE OBDUCTA, BLOOD RED ANGEL, KARKADAN and FALLEN YGGDRASIL are among the bands confirmed for the Metallic Noise Festival IV, a two-day event set to be held July 23-24 at Göckele in Berglen-Rettersburg (near Winnenden), Germany. Other groups scheduled to perform include APOPHIS, COCKROACH, SANGUIS, MELY, KHAGAN, POSSESSION, SEVEN OF NINE, RED ...

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DARZAMAT Begin Recording 'Semidevilish'

Poland's DARZAMAT have entered Mular Studio in Swietochlowice to begin recording their fourth album, "Semidevilish", tentatively due this fall through Avantgarde Records. "We have prepared ten songs," explained DARZAMAT vocalist Flauros. "Most of them are a mixture of black and death metal with symphonic and dark atmosphere. As usual for DARZAMAT, this record will be ...

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LIONSHEART: 'Abyss' To Receive Worldwide Digital Release

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, will be releasing their fourth studio album, "Abyss", digitally in the following countries on June 29: USA: iTunes eMusic Real/Rhapsody Napster MusicNet/AOL Musicmatch BuyMusic Germany: Tiscali MTVGermany DirectMedia WOM Karstadt Mediamarkt Kontor Netherlands: MTVNetherlands PlanetInternet Tiscali Chello Spain: ...

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LIONSHEART Announce British Date

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have announced a one-off show at Stripes Bar in Brentford FC, England on Friday, July 30. Support at the gig will come from METALHEAD and HUMANITY. LIONSHEART will be showcasing their new album, "Abyss", as well as performing ...

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Abyss - LIONSHEART

Solid. Sturdy. Workmanlike. These are three adjectives you could apply to many British NWOBHM/melodic rock acts and albums through the ages, and if LIONSHEART frontman Steve Grimmett hasn't hit the heights amidst such a misfiring scene, he's at least spread himself right across it by appearing in demon-obsessed metallers GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, and since the ...

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LIONSHEART Sign European Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records for the release of the group's fourth studio album, "Abyss", due out on May 3. "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was ...

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SADUS To Record New Album In The Summer

TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has posted the following message on his official web site: "Since the last update things have seemed really grim. But the past few months have had a definite turn for the better. Life was really turned upside down last October when [SADUS drummer] Jon [Allen]'s 11-year-old daughter went in for a ...

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WOLF Secure U.S. Deal For 'Evil Star'

Swedish metallers WOLF have secured a U.S. deal with Prosthetic Records for the release of their third full-length album, "Evil Star". The album will be released in Scandinavia on February 25 through MNW/No Fashion Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Black Wings" was produced by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) at Abyss studios in Sweden and features ...

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IRON MAIDEN: CLIVE BURR Trust Fund Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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LIONSHEART Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records. "Contracts are also being finalized with a U.S. label who is keen to take North America, Canada and some of South America," reads a post on the band's web site. The ...

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G3 2003 CD Track Listing Revealed

According to a posting at Guitar Alchemy, Tower Records.co.jp have published what is believed to be the final track listing for the upcoming G3 2003 CD. Scheduled for release in Japan on February 25, the set will apparently be issued as a one-CD package, despite earlier statements by Joe Satriani indicating that the ...

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WOLF To Film Video For 'Wolf's Blood'

Swedish metallers WOLF will enter Flatfish studios on Saturday (January 17) to film a video for the track "Wolf's Blood". The theme of the clip, according to a posting on the band's web site, is "THIN LIZZY at 'Top of the Pops' '77 meets JUDAS PRIEST at Budokan in '81." "Wolf's Blood" comes off WOLF's ...

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