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SLIPKNOT: GRAMMY Win Bittersweet For Percussionist CLOWN

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT capped off an amazing two years on Wednesday night (February 8) by winning its first Grammy Award, in the category of "Best Metal Performance", for "Before I Forget" from 2004's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)". The win was also bittersweet for SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, who choked up as ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF EMPEROR END ...

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SLIPKNOT Win GRAMMY Award For 'Best Metal Performance'

SLIPKNOT were honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday night (Feb. 8). The Iowa-based band, who were nominated for the sixth consecutive year, won for their single "Before I Forget", ...

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MYSTIC CIRCLE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

According to their record label (Dockyard 1), German "dark Satanic metal band" MYSTIC CIRCLE have have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL ...

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Label: No Plans To Re-Release SLIPKNOT's Debut Album

Contrary to a recent report published on a SLIPKNOT fan site, Roadrunner Records have NO plans to reissue the band's self-titled debut album from 1999 in an expanded double-disc edition, a Roadrunner representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although there were discussions at one point about possibily re-releasing the disc with bonus tracks, those plans have since ...

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BATTLELORE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON Comments On MINISTRY Session-Drummer Gig

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has been confirmed as the drummer for the touring lineup of MINISTRY, which will kick off a 60-date North American trek on May 6. It has been rumored for months that Jordison would take advantage of his time off this year to play with the industrial pioneers. Jordison ...

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Interview With Former KYUSS Drummer BRANT BJORK Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 35 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with former KYUSS drummer Brant Bjork and FIREBALL MINISTRY guitarist Emily Burton. Hosts John Ostronomy and Strigl also discuss such topics as SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ace Frehley, Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan. Pictures as well ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 33 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode is part one of two episodes featuring FIREBALL MINISTRY. It features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist/vocalist James A. Rota and bassist Johny Chow. Interview topics include JUDAS PRIEST, CKY, Ozzfest, and CLUTCH. Hosts John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl also discuss topics ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Apollo' In February

Two and a half years after Liquor and Poker Music launched with "Atomic Ritual", the acclaimed third release from L.A. power trio NEBULA, the upstart rock indie comes full circle with the group's new album "Apollo". Due Feb. 21, the record is described in a press release as "a cosmic cocktail of heavy riffs, electric ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Headline 'A Place Called Home' Benefit

Los Angeles-based metal icons FEAR FACTORY will be giving back to their backyard as they headline the House of Blues- and Centerline-presented benefit for the Los Angeles community-based organization "A Place Called Home" at House of Blues in West Hollywood, California on Tues., Jan. 31. Tickets for the event went on sale Saturday, January 7. ...

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SHADOWS FALL Announce Headlining Shows; Prepare To Attend NAMM

SHADOWS FALL have lined up a string of headlining shows in March with AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS and BYZANTINE in the support slots. Look for the band to possibly debut some of their highly-anticipated new material at these shows. Also, be sure to check out their latest DVD, entitled "The Art of Touring", featuring over ...

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SLIPKNOT: '9.0 Live' Certified Gold

SLIPKNOT's first full-length concert album, "9.0 Live", has been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. The CD, which was recorded at shows in Singapore, Japan, and Las Vegas, has sold 163,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported, SLIPKNOT ...

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AL JOURGENSEN: New MINISTRY Album Is 'Fastest, Hardest, Most Maniacal Record I've Ever Done'

REVOLTING COCKS, the side project of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Cocked and Loaded", to March 7, 2006 from the previously announced February 14. Produced by Al Jourgensen, the CD features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen ...

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ENFORSAKEN Master New Album: Photos Available

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN mastered their new album, "Sinner's Intuition", on Friday (Dec. 16) at The Bolier Room Studios in Chicago, IL. The session was engineered by Collin Jordan, who has previously worked with MINISTRY and GRAVITY KILLS. Check out pictures from the mastering session at this location. The follow-up to ...

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