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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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DAMAGEPLAN Karaoke Coming To APPLE's iTUNES

According to an online posting at the Steve Hoffmann Forums (the official web site of "audiophile music restoration specialist" Steve Hoffmann), DAMAGEPLAN will soon have karaoke-like tracks available for purchase via Apple's iTunes Music Store: "Today I put together different mixes from the new band DAMAGEPLAN (formerly PANTERA) to be sold on iTunes," ...

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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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DEATH Tribute CD: More Guest Musicians Confirmed

More information has surfaced about the upcoming homage to the musical legacy of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Set for release on Mascot Records in June, "Within The Mind" is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of extreme metal. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved ...

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All-Star DEATH Tribute To Surface Through MASCOT RECORDS

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy has reportedly secured a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for his upcoming all-star tribute to album being put together in memory of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. The CD, said to be titled "Within The Mind", is tentatively scheduled to include contributions from SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and bassist Paul Gray, ...

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THE CROWN Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). It is the first time the festival will be a two-day event. Thirty-five bands will play on three different stages. ...

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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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GOD AMONG INSECTS Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are the latest band confirmed for the fifth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which is scheduled to take place on ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Tour Canada

ANDREW W.K. is in the process of scheduling a cross-country Canadian tour. "The Wolf Tour Canada 2004" will start sometime in mid-February and "will span the full east-to-west width," according to a posting at Andrew's web site. In other news, Andrew has made an e-mail address available where fans can write to him directly with ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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ANDREW W.K.'s Debut Goes Gold In Japan

ANDREW W.K.'s debut album, "I Get Wet", has been certified gold in Japan for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. Andrew has ventured to Japan a total of seven times so far — playing concerts all across the country. The song "Long Live The Party" from ANDREW W.K.'s new album, "The Wolf", recently hit No. ...

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WOLF Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update on their official web site: "Watch out guys and girls, here's some WOLF news for you, finally. The new album is finished at last. Why has it taken so fucking long you might ask? Well, to make a long story short, it's been rough times for the WOLF ...

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ANDREW W.K. Extends Fall Tour

ANDREW W.K. has extended his tour in support of his latest album, "The Wolf", with dates now stretching into early December. HOOBASTANK and DIE TRYING open most shows. On November 14, W.K. is scheduled to perform on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Released in early September, "The Wolf" is W.K.'s second full-length for Island ...

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(16) Announce New Tour Dates

Los Angeles-based (16) have announced the following dates during October/November: Oct. 26 - Tempe, AZ @ Jughead's Oct. 27 - Amarillo, TX @ The Pod Oct. 28 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Mary's Oct. 30 - Ypsilanti, MI @ Elbow Room Oct. 31 - Medina, OH @ Halloween Party @ 1706 Medina Rd(Rt 18) ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Frontman To Tour With PIGFACE

Former PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden will be touring with PIGFACE as part of their upcoming "United II" tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 5 in West Dundee, Illinois, will see Clayden joined by PIGFACE mainman Martin Atkins, Seibold (HATE DEPT.), and En Esch (SLICK IDIOT, ex-KMFDM). Other bands appearing on the bill are ...

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ANNA KJELLBERG Leaves SUPERFIX, Seeks Full-Time Band

Former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg has officially parted ways with SUPERFIX (mp3), the project she formed three years ago with ex-DRAIN STH drummer-turned-vocalist Martina Axen. "After playing with Martina for 14 years, I decided it was time to move on," Anna told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We have grown apart musically and didn't have the ...

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A Tribute To The Beast: Volume 2 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

With IRON MAIDEN content to recycle their trusted formula ad infinitum — can anyone honestly say that their "Brave New World" reformation was anything other than the same old same old? — a reappraisal of their back catalogue (in this instance via Nuclear Blast's roster) seems like the only way to get anything resembling a ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': Date Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a special guest on Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show, dubbed "The Sharon Osbourne Show", on Monday, September 22. Sharon will reportedly "get personal" with rocker Lee as he take her on a fast-paced tour of L.A. to reveal "5 Things You Didn't Know" about Tommy ...

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ANDREW W.K.: New Video Posted Online

ANDREW W.K.'s brand-new video for the track "Never Let Down" is currently available for viewing at this location. The clip was shot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on August 7 and was directed by Alexander Kosta, who has worked with Andrew on his two prior videos, "Party Hard" and "She Is Beautiful". "Never Let Down" ...

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KINGDOM COME Enter Studio To Record New Album

Germany's KINGDOM COME, led by frontman Lenny Wolf, will enter the studio on August 28 to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Independent", tentatively due in early 2004 through UlfTone Music. Says KINGDOME COME's webmaster Marko (who also happens to be Lenny's brother), "For me personally the upcoming album is already the best [KINGDOM ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Singer Bounces Back With LISA THE WOLF

LISA THE WOLF, the Florida-based band featuring Mike Browning (ex-MORBID ANGEL, NOCTURNUS, ACHERON) on drums/vocals, have completed a two-song demo with engineer/producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL) at Erik's Mana Recording in Tampa. The two cuts — "From The Graves" and "I Am The Wolf" — have been made available for download at

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MASTODON Announce U.S. Tour With CLUTCH

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their fourth U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Remission". MASTODON will team up with CLUTCH for two-week span beginning August 29 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour is scheduled to conclude September 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with additional dates pending. MASTODON, fresh off their ...

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