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K-AGAIN To Enter Hollywood Studio In August

Milan, Italy-based K-AGAIN have completed pre-production for their upcoming EP at Doppiopunto Studios with former K-AGAIN guitarist Edge and will begin recording the effort on August 5 at Audiolab studios in Hollywood, California with producer Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). "We think that [Logan] is the best choice for our genre and style, and ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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DISIPLIN Announce New Singer

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have announced the addition of SLAVIA vocalist Ausslavia to the group's ranks. Krig, who was previously playing guitar and singing in the band, will focus solely on his axe-slinging duties. The quartet, rounded out by Nex (drums) and General K (guitar), are due to shortly ...

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HALFORD, TIPTON Discuss Emotional JUDAS PRIEST Reunion

Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton have spoken to MTV.com about their decision to reform the most celebrated lineup of the pioneering heavy-metal band JUDAS PRIEST for a world tour and a new album next year. Rumors that negotiations were under way for a reunion were circulating for months prior to the band's announcement last Friday ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/HALFORD Reunion: The Official Press Release!

After more than 12 years apart, JUDAS PRIEST and original lead vocalist Rob Halford have reunited for a global live concert tour in 2004. The definitive JUDAS PRIEST lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back. The original band members have been ...

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It's Official: ROB HALFORD Rejoins JUDAS PRIEST!!

JUDAS PRIEST will reunite with Rob Halford for a new album and tour in 2004, the band's management has confirmed to CNN. "Rob Halford, along with band members K.K. Downing, Glenn Tipton and Ian Hill felt a heightened level of intensity," a member of JUDAS PRIEST management team told CNN, speaking of recent meetings with ...

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LORD BELIAL Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Niclas "Pepa" Andersson. No official announcement has yet been made regarding his departure. Niclas' decision to leave the group comes several weeks after the departure of drummer Michael Backelin. Michael, whose exit from the band has yet to be officially explained, has since been replaced by ...

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LINKIN PARK Talk About Unknown Ailments, CHINO And METALLICA

Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK stopped by K-Rock in New York on Monday (July 7) to chat with "The Cane Show" about Chester's unknown ailment, the current Summer Sanitarium Tour, DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno's "trash-talking", dealing with the heat when performing, and how METALLICA are "by far the coolest act ever," according ...

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LORD BELIAL Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have parted ways with drummer Michael Backelin and have replaced him with RUNEMAGICK/ex-RELEVANT FEW skinsman Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody). The band are currently rehearsing and writing new material for their forthcoming album, due in late 2003/early 2004 through Regain Records. ...

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MARSHALL LAW To Record New Album

The Birmingham, England-based cult power metal band MARSHALL LAW are recording a brand new studio album, their sixth following on from "Marshall Law", "Powergame", "Law In The Raw", "Metal Detector" and "Warning From History". Last year the band was the subject of a Sanctuary Records retrospective, "Power Crazy", which included archive and previously unreleased demo ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Have Not Broken Up

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland called into "The Cane Show" on K-Rock on Wednesday (June 16) and commented on several topics, including the future of STP, his plans with VELVET REVOLVER and his personal life. The following are some of the highlights of the conversation: On STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' current status and his ...

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SOIL Hit Los Angeles Studio For Additional Recordings

SOIL have been holed up at Sound City studios in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulenicz (FOO FIGHTERS, DANZIG) laying down additional tracks for their forthcoming sophomore J Records effort, "Redefine". The follow-up to 2001's "Scars", the bulk of which was recorded earlier in the year with longtime collaborator Johnny K at Chicago's Groovemaster studio, ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's JOSH And TROY On K-ROCK

K-Rock's Cabbie talked to Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE when they stopped by the studio in New York on Tuesday (May 20). They were in town to perform with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and MARS VOLTA. Troy talked about his multiple projects, as did Josh. Listen to the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Signs Deal To Write And Direct 'House' Sequel

Rob Zombie has inked a deal with Lions Gate Films to write and direct a sequel to his directorial debut, the horror feature "House of 1000 Corpses", according to Billboard.com. "House of 1000 Corpses" has earned more than $11 million in box office receipts since its U.S. release last month. Production on the sequel is ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Finalize Track Listing For 'Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate'

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming third album, "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate", due this fall through ENTOMBED's Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to "When We Are Done, Your Flesh Will Be Ours" will contain the following cuts: 01. Hate 02. Nailed ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, ATROCITY Singers To Marry

THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman Liv Kristine Espenæs will finally tie the knot with longtime love Alexander Krull, singer of Germany's ATROCITY, on July 3. In other news, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY guitarist Vegard K. Thorsen married his longtime girlfriend Anna on February 21. Also newly hitched is THEATRE OF TRAGEDY guitarist Frank Claussen, who "escaped all ...

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THE PROJECT HATE Name New Album

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have set "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" as the title for their forthcoming third album, due later in the year through ENTOMBED's Threeman Records. "Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate" was recorded at Soundlab Studios (where the band's last CD, "When We Are Done, Your ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist To Produce K-AGAIN

Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader has been hired to produce the upcoming EP from Milan, Italy-based K-AGAIN. The group, who consist of Pigo (vocals), Gentleman (guitar), and Skizzo (bass, backing vocals), will be traveling to Hollywood, California in August to record the CD, due before the end of the year through Italy's 2KKRecords. "We ...

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UPDATED: SHARON OSBOURNE Assaulted!!

Sharon Osbourne was "viciously assaulted" Thursday night at a Los Angeles restaurant where she was having dinner with her family, a spokesperson for the Osbournes has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Osbourne was allegedly attacked by Renée Tab, a junior agent at ICM, who was previously accused by Sharon and Ozzy of crashing their New Year's Eve ...

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EDENBRIDGE, SIRENIA, TRAIL OF TEARS To Tour Europe

EDENBRIDGE, SIRENIA, TRAIL OF TEARS, BATTLELORE and SALTATIO MORTIS will team up for "The Magic Of Angels Tour", set to kick off in Germany in early May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 13 – Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle May 14 – Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik May 15 – Halle, GER @ Easy Schorre May ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Keeps Quiet When It Comes To Politics

Unlike many of his musician counterparts who have chosen to publicly speak out against the Bush administration's foreign policy, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich — who usually has no problem yapping away on a variety of subjects — draws the line when it comes to offering his political views. When asked by New York radio station ...

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