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ROTTING CHRIST, ONKEL TOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

ROTTING CHRIST and ONKEL TOM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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OIL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have parted ways with bassist Matthew Joy and are currently seeking a replacement. "Upcoming album release shows or any other concert bookings will not be affected," states a message on the band's official web site. "Our friend — and smokin' bass player — ...

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CHAOSBREED: Demo Tracks Posted Online

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have posted full-length MP3s of the three tracks that compose their recently-competed "Unleashed Carnage" demo. The three songs available for download ...

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EVANESCENCE: Interview Controversy Leads To Product Recall

EVANESCENCE's record label, Wind-Up Records, has officially recalled the group's products from Christian stores, Christian radio, and Christian charts, citing "recent statements by band members [which] have made it abundantly clear that EVANESCENCE is a secular band." In a letter dated Thursday, April 10, Alan Meltzer, the Chairman and Owner of Wind-Up Records, explained the ...

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MY DYING BRIDE, PARADISE LOST, ANATHEMA Classics To Be Reissued

Peaceville Records have announced the U.S. release of special digipak pressings of label classic recordings — MY DYING BRIDE's "The Angel And the Dark River", PARADISE LOST's "Gothic", and ANATHEMA's "The Silent Enigma". In stores May 20, each has been remastered, with PARADISE LOST's "Gothic" featuring the rare cuts "Rotting Misery (Doom Dub)" and ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Why I Was Fired From 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a statement via his official web site giving his side of the story behind his termination from the national touring revival of the Rice-Webber rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar". The statement reads as follows: "I would like to extend my heartfelt apologies to those of you who ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Fired By 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Producers

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach was reportedly terminated by the producers of the national touring revival of the Rice-Webber rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar". No further information is available at this time. In an interview published in January in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Bach spoke proudly of his involvement in the production, stating that "I ...

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NEVERMORE: Nearly Done Recording

NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN). According to drummer Van Williams, "drums, bass, guitars are finished except Warrel [Dane] has to finish up vocals. So far It's turning out great, I don't think it will disappoint!" ...

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GOATWHORE Name New Album, Push Back Release Date

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, who feature in their ranks vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have set "Funeral Dirge For The Rotting Sun" as the title for their new album, due in early April through Rotten Records. The group, who recently added a second guitarist in the shape ...

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SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2003

SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS and ABORTED are among the acts confirmed for Maryland Death Fest 2003, a three-day death metal festival scheduled to take place May 23-25 at The Thunderdome in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete lineup for the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows: ABORTED (Belgium) ABUSE (Canada) ARTERY ERUPTION (California) BRODEQUIN (Tennessee) CINERARY (Illinois) ...

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INCANTATION Announce New Frontman

INCANTATION founding member John McEntee has officially taken over the vocal duties in the group. According to an official press release, "John did a fantastic job on the Mexico dates, and he will continue to do the vocals for INCANTATION until the band's end. His style is in the brutal, blasphemous vein that people have ...

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PAGANIZER Hard At Work On 'Murder.Death.Kill'

Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER are currently completing work on their fourth full-length album, "Murder.Death.Kill", for a tentative late April release through Xtreem Music. The follow-up to last year's "Dead Unburied" is being recorded in two separate sessions, with the first half of the CD having been tracked in October 2002 at Soundlab Studios with producer ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt': Truth Or Fiction?

MÖTLEY CRÜE's acclaimed 2001 autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has been widely hailed as perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll bio of all time — a stunningly "honest" account that sees the four members of the group openly delving into the dirtiest, squishiest and most disgusting details of the ...

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'Home Alone' Star Gives Smoking Lesson To MARILYN MANSON

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Macaulay Culkin had to teach Marilyn Manson to smoke for his role as transvestite entertainer Christina in "Party Monster", the Sundance film about club-kid killer Michael Alig. "We were shooting in a nasty neighborhood in Brooklyn and Mac takes Marilyn to ...

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MADDER MORTEM To Support OPETH In Europe

Norway's MADDER MORTEM will be supporting Swedish metal masters OPETH throughout the months of February and March. This tour will mark MADDER MORTEM's return to Central European stages after their support slot on the TRISTANIA / ROTTING CHRIST / VINTERSORG tour in Autumn of 2001. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 09 – Paris, FRA ...

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Ex-STRYPER Drummer Lines Up BLISSED Dates

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have lined up the following dates during January: Jan. 10 – Bakersfield, CA @ Station316 Jan. 11 – Hayward, CA @ the Hangout Jan. 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Feb. 07– Arlington, TX @ Dreamworld Feb. 08 – Canton, TX @ RevelationRoom Feb. 09 - San ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Gets Action In The John

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack, is 17. You'd think he could go to the bathroom by himself. Ozzy's demon seed was hanging out with pro skateboarder Jason Dill Sunday night at the new lower East Side lounge Pianos. Also there was an ...

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MARILYN MANSON's Girlfriend Speaks Out On Life With 'The Anti-Christ'

MARILYN MANSON's photographs of girlfriend Dita Von Teese are featured in the December issue of Playboy magazine. In a 10-page pictorial in the magazine, fetish model Von Teese is photographed in a giant champagne glass, aboard a fairground merry-go-round and inside a gilded cage. Recently interviewed by Steppin' Out magazine, Dita made it clear that ...

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