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MORTAL SIN Seek Management, Record Deal

Reunited Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are on a worldwide search for management. The band are happy to take care of their affairs in Australia, but need European or American representation and/or distribution for the band's upcoming DVD release and recording of the next album. The group would also be interested in hearing from prospective ...

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DOKKEN: New Album Delayed

Sanctuary Records has pushed back the projected release date of DOKKEN's new album, "Hell To Pay", to July 13. No reason was given for the delay. The recording line-up on "Hell To Pay" (view cover here) is as follows: Don Dokken (vocals), Jon Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ...

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MORTAL SIN To Release Live DVD

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN will release a DVD of their first show back on the road (March 5, 2004 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney). The release date is not confirmed, but the disc is expected to be ready by the time the band go on tour in June. The DVD will contain ...

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SLIPKNOT Record New CD At 'The Haunted House'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently told The Grand Rapids Press that the band had a series of "unusual" experiences while living at the Harry Houdini Mansion in Laurel Canyon, Calif., with producer Rick Rubin to lay down tracks for the upcoming "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". "Oh, it's haunted," Taylor said. "You can put the ...

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DOKKEN: More 'Hell To Pay' Details Revealed

MelodicRock.com recently caught up with DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin (ex-WARLOCK) for a quick update on the band's upcoming album, "Hell To Pay". "Jon is extremely happy with the result, as is Don apparently," according to a post on the site. "He says 'Hell To Pay' is much closer to what DOKKEN used to be and ...

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SOCIETY 1's 'Hate' To Premiere On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SOCIETY 1's latest video, "Hate", will premiere on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, April 17. Directed by award-winning director Spencer Susser (renowned for his commercials for Nike and Snapple and his videos for such artists as OPM and THE OFFSPRING), "Hate" is "bound to go down as one of the most memorable videos of the ...

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SLIPKNOT Tribute Band DISASTERPIECE Meet Their Heroes

Members of SLIPKNOT attended a show by the first-ever SLIPKNOT tribute band DISASTERPIECE on Thursday, March 18 at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa. Commented DISASTERPIECE in their newsletter: "It was a most exciting and surreal experience for all of us here in DISASTERPIECE. Especially Joe Lohr #4 who received from [SLIPKNOT guitarist] ...

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MORTIFICATION: New Album Cover Posted Online

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have posted the cover artwork for their twelfth studio album, "Brain Cleaner", at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "Relentless", out now through the Rowe Productions label, is said to be "the heaviest project the band has recorded in 10 years" and is being described as "a lot more ...

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DOKKEN Set Release Date For 'Hell To Pay'

DOKKEN have set a May 18 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new album, "Hell To Pay". The follow-up to 2002's "Long Way Home" is expected to feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG), Mick Brown (drums) and John Devin (guitar, ex-DORO). No further information is ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Ties The Knot!

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has posted the following message at StoneSourBoard.com: "On March 11th, 2004, [longtime girlfriend/fiancée] Scarlett and I became Mr. & Mrs. Corey Taylor in a small ceremony @ the Botanical center in Des Moines, Iowa. The wedding was small, attended by family, both bands and a few friends. The reception was ...

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SLIPKNOT Reveal New Album Title

SLIPKNOT have set "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses" as the title of their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The first track released will be "Pulse of the Maggots", which will be made available for download on the group's web site on March 30. "It's got the feel of ...

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ORGY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

ORGY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 15. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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PUNCHYOURFACE Singer Gets His Face Busted Up

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted the following message on their web site: "This past weekend we played some really fun shows, the 1st being here in NY at Saints & Sinners. Thanks to Sean and the staff for always taking ...

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ORGY's JAY GORDON To Join SOCIETY 1 At 'Suspension Show'

ORGY frontman Jay Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1's Matt "The Lord" Zane on vocals at SOCIETY 1's "suspension show" at Hollywood's Key Club on March 11. Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1 onstage during The Lord's "suspension" — the part of the show where The Lord will perform after being pierced through his back ...

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MORTIFICATION: New Album Delayed

Due to "artwork delays," Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION have been forced to postpone the release of their twelfth studio album, "Brain Cleaner", to March. The follow-up to 2002's "Relentless", which will surface on the Rowe Productions label, is said to be "the heaviest project the band has recorded in 10 years" and is being described ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Participate In Online Chat

DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) will be participating in an online chat at the group's official web site (via the main page of the forum/message board) this Monday, February 23 at 9:00 EST / 6:00 p.m. PST. As previously reported, DOKKEN have set "Hell To Pay" as the title ...

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THOR To Embark On Canadian Tour

Canadian metal legend THOR will be embarking on a short East Coast tour earky next month in support of his new CD, "Beast Women From The Center Of The Earth". Joining him on the road will be world-famous artist Mick Hoffman and Frank Soda. Described as Thor's "best CD ever," "Beast Women From The Center ...

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DOKKEN Reveal New Album Title

DOKKEN have set "Hell To Pay" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in late April. The follow-up to 2002's "Long Way Home" is expected to feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG), Mick Brown (drums) and John Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK). No further information is ...

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MORTAL SIN Reform!

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are back! The 2004 lineup features original members Mat Maurer on vocals, Wayne Campbell on drums, and Andy Eftichiou on bass, alongside ex-ADDICTIVE guitarists Joe Buttigieg and Mick Sultana. The band will play their first gig in many years on March 5 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, with ...

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Producer: SLIPKNOT To Find New Kind Of Extreme On Upcoming CD

Producer Rick Rubin (SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, AUDIOSLAVE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) recently spoke to Guitar One magazine about SLIPKNOT's decision to relocate to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for the recording of the follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", due this summer through Roadrunner Records. "By nature, all bands grow apart," Rubin said. "When ...

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