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The Pale Haunt Departure

Being the best American doom metal band is sorta like being the best Italian chef in Des Moines. You may kick ass, but a lot of purists are gonna hold your address against you before they've sampled a bit of what you have to offer. NOVEMBERS DOOM has been dealing with this stigma since their ...
March 20, 2005
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Former ZWAN Drummer Says Opening For IRON MAIDEN Was A Mistake

ContactMusic.com is reporting that former ZWAN drummer Jimmy Chamberlain blames the band's fall from grace on their failure to capture a faithful following. Chamberlain — also a member of defunct outfit SMASHING PUMPKINS — admits ZWAN's decision to support heavy rockers IRON MAIDEN confused fans of...
February 25, 2005
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ENTER MY SILENCE Finish Recording Second Album, Seek New Label Home

Finnish melodic death metallers ENTER MY SILENCE have finished recording their second full-length album at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä, Finland. "We have booked three additional days in mid-February to put some finishing touches to the mix," the band write on their web site. "We had a blast in t...
January 20, 2005
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CEMETARY Mainman On New Album: 'This Monster Is Real'

Sweden's CEMETARY have completed work on their new album, "Phantasma", tentatively due in February. A message from CEMETARY mainman Mathias Lodmalm regarding the upcoming CD reads as follows: "2004 was a year of tragedy and trauma. It was bad, so bad in fact that everything had to be put on hold and...
January 20, 2005
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Disillusioned BLACK SABBATH Fans Launch Petition To Get OZZY OSBOURNE Fired

Disillusioned BLACK SABBATH fans have launched a petition asking Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward to consider firing Ozzy on the grounds of his lack of commitment to BLACK SABBATH over the last few years. They feel that Ozzy's lack of enthusiasm has been holding back the possibility of a new...
January 17, 2005
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Founder Of Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Dies At 91

The Associated Press is reporting that one month after a shooting at a nightclub left five dead including the gunman, the club's 91-year-old founder has died. Albert Cautela died Sunday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, said his son, Rick Cautela, owner of the Alrosa Villa. The elder Cautela had suff...
January 11, 2005
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Report: TED NUGENT's Festival Lawsuit Lives On

John S. Hausman of the Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration for canceling his scheduled June 2003 Muskegon concert has survived another court challenge. After a courtroom hearing Wednesday, Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks denied...
December 30, 2004
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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have rep...
December 19, 2004
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STRYPER Explain Mexican Cancellation

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have issued the following press release regarding the cancellation of their previously announced concert in Mexico City: On November 20, 2004, STRYPER was contracted to play Mexico City at the Palacio de los Deportes. Unfortunately STRYPER was forced to cancel...
December 17, 2004
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ANAL CUNT Singer SETH PUTNAM: 'I Almost Died'

ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam has posted the following message on his web site: "For anyone who hasn’t heard, I had a seizure, which caused me to go into a coma for like two months. I am currently at a rehabilitation hospital trying to get better. I guess my coma was really bad — I ...
December 8, 2004
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DISTURBED Singer, TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer To Perform At Benefit Concert

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly are among the musicians confirmed to appear a benefit concert to raise funds to pay for the surgery and medical treatment of Raven Nicole Robinson, a two-month-old girl born with a very large hole in between the right and left...
November 9, 2004
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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: BUSH Administration Has Failed On Every Level

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer this week about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the intervi...
October 6, 2004
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CRADLE OF FILTH: Ecuador Riot Photos Posted Online

Several photos of the aftermath of the cancelled CRADLE OF FILTH concert in Ecuador last weekend have been posted online at Groteske.com. As previously reported, CRADLE OF FILTH were scheduled to perform at Plaza de Toros Quito in Quito, Ecuador on Saturday (Sept. 25) but ended up cancelling the con...
October 1, 2004
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Promoters To Sue CRADLE OF FILTH Over Canceled Concert

The organizers of the canceled CRADLE OF FILTH concert in Ecuador last weekend are intending to take legal action against the group for their failure to perform at the event, the Ecuadorian daily newspaper El Comercio reported. "We are going to initiate a legal process against [CRADLE OF FILTH] in o...
September 29, 2004
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TORTURE KILLER Part Ways With Singer

Brutal Finnish death metallers TORTURE KILLER have parted ways with singer Matti Liuke. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "The worst kind of scenario we could think of occured on Sunday, 19th of september, just 3 days pior to the 'Blast Your Violence' tour. Vocalist Liuke...
September 26, 2004