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'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT Honored With OZZFEST Superjam

A special one-time only all-star tribute to fallen PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist and Texas native "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was held this past Saturday, August 9 at the one-day Ozzfest at Dallas' Pizza Hut Park. The tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell featured Abbott's brother, Vinnie Paul (acting as musical...
August 11, 2008
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Reunited BIOHAZARD: '20 Anniversary' European Tour Announced

The reunited original lineup of BIOHAZARD will embark on the "20th Anniversary" European tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 02 - Sheffield (UK) - Corporation Nov. 03 - London (UK) - The Astoria Nov. 04 - Paris (F) - Trebendo Nov. 05 - Bochum (D) - Matrix Nov. 06 - Saarbrücken (D)...
August 10, 2008
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KITTIE Frontwoman Confirms Father's/Manager's Passing, Thanks Fans For Support

Guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander of the Canadian metal band KITTIE has issued the following update: "We wanted to extend our appreciation for all of the support and kind words we have received in the days since my [and drummer Mercedes Lander's] father's passing [as BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported o...
August 10, 2008
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OZZFEST 2008: Review, Photos, Video Footage Available

Todd Maternowski of Pegasus News has penned a review of this year's one-day Ozzfest, which took place last night (Saturday, August 9) at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas. An excerpt follows. "While [Jonathan] Davis [of KORN] may have been the weakest act at Ozzfest, easily the most disappointing was the nex...
August 10, 2008
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BIOHAZARD Schedules Sayreville Concert

The reunited original lineup of BIOHAZARD has scheduled an October 3 concert at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video footage of BIOHAZARD performing live on June 20, 2008 at L'Amour in Staten Island, New York can be viewed below. The band completed a tour of Australia an...
August 9, 2008
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: New Solo Album Samples Available

Legendary vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has posted audio samples from his forthcoming solo album, "Beautiful Mess", on his MySpace page. The LP will be issued on September 16 via Sewtoe Music through iTunes. In a recent interview with MelodicRock.com, Jeff stated abo...
August 9, 2008
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DUFF MCKAGAN Says VELVET REVOLVER Is Still Looking For New Singer

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports: Contrary to reports suggesting former SPACEHOG frontman Royston Langdon is in line to become the new singer of VELVET REVOLVER, the band is still making up its mind about who will replace Scott Weiland. Bassist Duff McKagan tells Billboard.com that although V...
August 8, 2008
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CANDLEBOX: 'Rockline' Appearance Available For Streaming

CANDLEBOX was interviewed on the July 28 edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn. The program is now available for streaming at this location. "Into The Sun", the first new record in ten years from CANDLEBOX, sold more than 14,000 copies in the United States...
August 7, 2008
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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Release New Album Through CENTURY MEDIA

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will release a new album early next year via Century Media. A five-song EP will precede it in September. "These are purely my songs," McKagan told Billboard.com. "It's probably...
August 7, 2008
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ORPHAN PROJECT Signs With OPEN GRAVE RECORDS

Open Grave Records has announced the signing of Abingdon, Maryland's ORPHAN PROJECT. ORPHAN PROJECT was started in 2001 when vocalist Shane Lankford (a veteran of progressive bands VISUAL CLIFF and FALL OF ECHOES),collaborating with composer John Wenger, conceived the groundwork for a concept album...
August 6, 2008
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SYLOSIS: 'Conclusion Of An Age' Artwork Revealed

UK-based modern thrash hopefuls SYLOSIS recently completed the work on their new album, "Conclusion Of An Age", for an October 24 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins, who is being described by the band as "one of the best producers...
August 6, 2008
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RHINO BUCKET: Tentative Album Title Announced

RHINO BUCKET — the Bon Scott-era AC/DC sound-alike band that recorded two albums for Warner Bros./EMI back in '90 and '92 and an independent album in '94 with former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright — has set "Taking The Fifth" as the tentative title of its new album, due in early 2009 via Acetate Records...
August 5, 2008
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ATHEIST, LIVING SACRIFICE Members Interviewed On VM Underground's 'Death Metal Night 2' Special

Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST),Bruce Fitzhugh (LIVING SACRIFICE) and former metal producer Scott Burns (SEPULTURA, OBITUARY, DEATH) participated in last week's "VM Underground" Death Metal Night 2 radio special. Their interviews are now available for download at this location. In January 2006, Kelly Shaef...
August 5, 2008
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IGGY AND THE STOOGES' Gear Stolen After Montreal Show

According to the Detroit Free Press, IGGY AND THE STOOGES' equipment was stolen on Monday, August 4 outside the Embassy Suites Hotel (2008 Saint Antoine Ouest) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The equipment's dollar value is estimated to be in the tens of thousands, said Eric Fischer, the band's road ma...
August 5, 2008
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VENOM's ANTTON Talks Influences

TheMetalDen.com recently conducted an interview with drummer Antton Lant of the British black metal pioneers VENOM. An excerpt from the chat follows: TheMetalDen.com: When did you first start out playing on the drums? Antton: "I can't really remember, my oldest brother is a drummer and he used to le...
August 4, 2008