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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Confirmed For BIRMINGHAM DRUMFEST

According to a posting on his official web site, CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has been confirmed for this year's Birmingham Drumfest. The dates are as follows: Jul. 31 – Birmingham, UK @ TBA Aug. 07 – Romford, UK @ TBA To see a picture from this year's NAMM ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Launches Web Site

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has launched his official web site at AdrianErlandsson.com. "The site will eventually feature everything that I have ever done as well as upcoming gigs, rare mp3's, videoclips and midifiles, etc." Adrian told BLABBERMOUTH.NET in an e-mail. "So feel free to check it ...

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BLOOD DUSTER: METALLICA Want Their Shirts, THE HAUNTED Don't Like Their Gay Humor

Infamous Australian act BLOOD DUSTER, described as blending lethal grindcore with traditional '70s-style Southern rock and rockabilly rhythms spiced up with a large dose of grossed-out humor, are set to release their debut DVD. The band, who regularly perform naked onstage, have already shocked the world with product such as "Fisting the Dead", the banned-cover ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Part Ways With Bassist DAVE PYBUS

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have parted ways with bassist Dave Pybus. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We are sorry to say that as of [last Thursday, Jan. 20], Dave Pybus is no longer with CRADLE OF FILTH. Dave has decided, for personal reasons, that he is unable to ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Leader Comments On Upcoming Tour

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE leader Josh Homme has spoken to Billboard.com about the group's upcoming tour in support of their new album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", due on March 22 via Interscope. The trek will get underway Feb. 21 in Paris and has dates on tap through April 18 in Los Angeles. "We have been ...

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METALLICA: 'Master Of Puppets' Playset Coming In January

After several delays and and missed target dates, it appears that the "much-anticipated" METALLICA playset, showcasing the group at the height of their metal domination, will finally be made available to the masses in January 2005. Manufactured by the Stevenson Entertainment Group, the Metallica Master of Puppets SMITI Playset (Image) is a numbered, ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: Release Date Set For New Solo Album

Frontiers Records has set a February 21, 2005 release date for the new studio album by Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), entitled "The Usual Suspects". Regarding the CD, Turner said in a press release, "I have been defined many times in my career and identified with many rock genres from blues to ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "This is unbelievable. To sit here and talk about Darrell in the past tense seems so wrong, so unfair, so unjust, I don't even know what to say. My heart goes out to Vinnie, to their families, to ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: 'The Usual Suspects' Track Listing Revealed

Frontiers Records has announced the details of the highly anticipated new studio album from Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), entitled "The Usual Suspects". The album was produced by Bob Held and Joe Lynn Turner and will feature a host of well-known faces (hence the album title "The Usual Suspects" because many of his favorite ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event, held at ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer Talks Horror Movies

FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell recently spoke to Icons of Fright about his love of the horror genre, comics, the band's soundtrack contributions and what films inspire him and the rest of the group. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Icons of Fright: What do you consider some of your favorite horror ...

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SLIPKNOT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CHIMAIRA Share Their Halloween Flick Picks

What will you be listening to/watching this Halloween? Several Roadrunner recording artists shared their Halloween 2004 picks: Corey Taylor, SLIPKNOT: "How much time you got? Mine would be a toss-up between the original 'Psycho' (1960) and probably 'Chainsaw'. But a classic, dude, is the first 'Halloween' (1978). It's so fuckin' brutally spooky. On a personal ...

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