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NIGHTWISH Part Ways With Singer TARJA TURUNEN, Vow To Carry On

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) has issued the following "open letter" to the group's singer, Tarja Turunen: "Dear Tarja, "It's time to choose whether the story of NIGHTWISH ends here or whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist Comments On Lake Bodom Murder Case

CHILDREN OF BODOM have spent their career defending the controversy caused by their name. The group's moniker refers to the gruesome triple homicide that occurred at Lake Bodom in Espoo, Finland in 1960. Just this month the case was closed when sole survivor the massacre and suspect in the horrific murders, Nils Gustafsson, was found ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Frontman Says 'Lack Of Education' Is Humanity's Biggest Disaster

Former DAMAGEPLAN frontman/HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman has once again responded to the critical comments posted on BLABBERMOUTH.NET with regards to JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford allegedly losing his voice during the group's October 9 performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In an October 10 report submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a reader calling himself "Fullshred" ...

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Ex-DAMAGEPLAN Frontman: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Detractors Are 'Gayer' Than ROB HALFORD

Former HALFORD guitarist/DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman has slammed BLABBERMOUTH.NET detractors for criticizing JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford for allegedly losing his voice during the group's October 9 performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In a report submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a reader calling himself "Fullshred" wrote about PRIEST's Atlantic City concert, "About four songs ...

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ALLELE Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

Jacksonville's ALLELE, the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, has finalized the track listing for the upcoming Ben Schigel-produced (CHIMAIRA, BREAKING POINT) CD, "Point of Origin", which hits stores October 25 through Corporate Punishment/Navarre. It is as follows: 01. Fake (2:54) 02. A Different Someone (3:26) 03. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Loses Voice In Atlantic City

A regular BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Fullshred has submitted the following report: "I was at the JUDAS PRIEST concert last night [October 9] at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ where JUDAS PRIEST performed (sort of). "About four songs into their set, Rob Halford [vocals] came on stage with a mug of ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Pays Tribute To RANDY RHOADS On ICARUS WITCH CD

George Lynch, the LYNCH MOB/ex-DOKKEN axemaster best known for his fiery, melodic guitar leads and stylish post-Van Halen proto-metal rhythms on such classics as "Paris Is Burning", "Breaking The Chains", "Into The Fire", and "Dream Warriors", is making a rare special guest appearance on the new album by young traditional metal revivalists ICARUS WITCH. When ...

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DORO PESCH To Release New EP In November

German metal singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) will release a new EP, "In Liebe Und Freundschaft" (For Love and Friendship), on November 4 via AFM Records. The EP's title cut will be a first taste of Doro's upcoming album, tentatively titled "Warrior Soul", which is due on March 24, 2006. The complete track listing for the ...

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RAM Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have set a November 25 release date for their full-length debut, "Forced Entry". The first 1,000 copies will be released through Black Path Metal Recordings. The album is available for pre-order through www.CDON.com. A release party, ...

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Girl Suicides Raise Worries Over 'Black Metal' Music

The AFP has issued the following report: The joint suicide of two teenage girls who hurled themselves from a 17th-floor window (photo) in a Paris suburb has raised troubling questions about the influence of "black metal" — a form of modern rock music that glorifies violence and death. Last Friday afternoon (Sept. 23) ...

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German Singer DORO PESCH Makes Film Debut

German "metal goddess" Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has just finished shooting her very first movie in Switzerland and is said to be "very happy with the result." The movie, entitled "Anuk - The Path of the Warrior", was produced by Swiss director Luke Gasser and set for a theatrical release in in Switzerland, Austria and Germany ...

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DORO: 'Classic Diamonds' CD/DVD Receives U.S. Release

German metal goddess Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has just released her "Classic Diamonds" collection in the U.S. in CD/DVD formats via Locomotive Music. The CD features nine revamped Doro classics newly recorded by Doro with the help of THE METAL CLASSIC NIGHT ORCHESTRA, including such favorites as "I Rule The Ruins", "Metal Tango", "All We Are", ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Drummer Offers Update On Hand Injury

VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has issued the following message to the group's fans: "Just wanted to say to all the fans that came to see VELVET REVOLVER on the last leg of the tour, including Ozzfest, how sorry I am that I couldn't make it. It was very hard for me ...

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MEGADETH's MUSTAINE Looking Forward To Next GIGANTOUR

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "Well, I am back at home, have decompressed from the plane, celebrated my official birthday (thank you all for the wishes, gifts, cards, and emails), and am getting over a helluva bout with tour sickness. I ...

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RAM Announce New Album Title

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have set "Forced Entry" as the title of their full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The CD was recorded at Black Path studios and was mixed at Gothenburg's ...

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ADEMA: 'Planets (Cry Wolf)' Video Available Online

ADEMA have finished work on the second video off their Earache debut, "Planets". The California rockers filmed the clip for "Planets (Cry Wolf)" with director Rob Schroeder, who has previously worked with THE POSTAL SERVICE and BREAKING BENJAMIN, among others. The soundtrack for the film "Cry Wolf", featuring ADEMA's song "Planets (Cry Wolf)", is scheduled ...

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HANOI ROCKS: Forging Ahead Into The Unknown

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yes, it's me, myself and I, breaking the silence once again… well, as Angie McCoy so kindly informed you — yes, I do have the beastly machine! And I'm not afraid to use it. However, that doesn't mean I'll ...

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