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New BELIEVER Album In The Works?

Former BELIEVER drummer Joey Daub has launched his official web site at JoeyDaub.com. Joey's introductory message on the web site reads as follows: "Currently, I am working on the new FOUNTAIN OF TEARS CD. I can't wait to get it out and hear your feedback. I am very pleased with the progress this ...

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ARMILOS: When NIRVANA Goes Grind

Israeli brutal death metallers ARMILOS have issued the following update: "While we keep working intensively on our new material for the next ARMILOS album, we have decided to have a little fun recording a song for your pleasure. "Today (April 5) is the 11th anniversary [of] Kurt Cobain's [NIRVANA] suicide. The song we chose [to ...

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NIRVANA: Unofficial DVD Releases Hit The Market

A Kurt Cobain documentary, "The Early Life of a Legend", featuring biographical information, film footage and exclusive interviews with those closest to NIRVANA, is now available at all major record stores and can also be purchased via the Chrome Dreams web site and Amazon store. An Amazon.com description of the DVD follows: "Ten years after ...

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HALLOWS EVE, BLOODLUST, ATTACKER Confirmed For CLASSIC METAL FESTIVAL

HALLOWS EVE, BLOODLUST, ATTACKER and UNEARTHED (composed entirely of ex-PURGATORY/ICED EARTH members) are among the artists confirmed to appear at Classic Metal Festival 5, set to be held on May 13-14 at JJ Kelley's (2455 Bernice) in Lansing (suburb of Chicago), Illinois. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include DR. MASTERMIND/WILD DOGS (Matt ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer Announces New Band Lineup, Album Title

Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has joined forces with the progressive power metal twin guitar attack of Kurt James (DR. MASTERMIND, ex-STEELER, DRIVER) and Beau Simpson (ex-FAIL FOR FUN). The thunderous rhythm section is powered by the double bass drumming fury of Mikey Neil (CAGE) and menacing bassist Mike Giordano (CAGE). The band is set ...

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SWARM OF THE LOTUS Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Baltimore's SWARM OF THE LOTUS have inked a deal with Abacus Recordings. Described as a "devastating mixture of boulder-cracking riffs and subtle musical soundscapes," the band's new album, "The Sirens of Silence", was recorded at Godcity Studios with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE), and was mastered by Alan Douches (A LIFE ONCE LOST, BURNT BY THE SUN). ...

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Fire Erupts At KURT COBAIN's Childhood Home

According to the Associated Press, a fire broke out Thursday afternoon (March 3) at the childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington of the late NIRVANA star Kurt Cobain. Aberdeen firefighter JR Streifel said the cause of the 4 p.m. fire was not immediately known, but was believed to have started under the front of the house. ...

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NIRVANA-Inspired Documentary Receives DVD Release

Canadian NIRVANA fan and documentary filmmaker Steven James May has announced the release of his documentary, "The Nevermind Year", on DVD. Told from the perspective of aging NIRVANA fan, "The Nevermind Year" explores the relationship between the suicide of punk-rock icon Kurt Cobain, and May's own quest for fulfillment in his 28th year. The documentary ...

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KURT COBAIN's Letter To COURTNEY LOVE Sold For $19,000

A never-before-seen letter from NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain to his then-wife Courtney Love, written as the doomed rock star was hallucinating on LSD in a British hotel, sold for over $19,000 as part of a sale of rock 'n' roll memorobilia at Christie's on Friday (Dec. 17), according to ABC ePrep. The undated two-page letter, ...

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BACKMASK: Former DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Resurfaces In New Project

BACKMASK, the new project featuring lead vocalist/guitarist Shane McFee (son of DOOBIE BROTHERS guitarist John McFee), drummer Dan Bellinger (ex-HIRAX, TCHILDRES), and guitarist Evan Pitts (ex-DEVILDRIVER) have posted their new five-song industry promo CD in streaming audio at their official web site, Backmask.com. BACKMASK's music has been described as "a new sound, combining ...

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MENTORS Are Back: 'Over The Top' New Album On The Way

One of the most controversial of metal bands of all time — the MENTORS — have made a return. Band leader El Duce was killed in 1997 by a train, just days after being filmed for a conspiracy-theory film alleging he had been hired as a hitman to execute Kurt Cobain. The remaining members, guitarist ...

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KURT COBAIN's Letter To COURTNEY To Be Auctioned Off

According to The New York Post, a never-before-seen letter from NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain to his then-wife Courtney Love, written as the doomed rock star was hallucinating on LSD in a British hotel, is expected to fetch between $12,000 and $14,000 as part of a sale of rock 'n' roll memorobilia at Christie's on Dec. ...

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NIRVANA Box Set To Include SUB POP Rarities

Billboard.com is reporting that the upcoming NIRVANA box set "With the Lights Out" features 18 previously unreleased audio tracks and four video clips from the archives of venerable indie label Sub Pop, to which the Kurt Cobain-led band was signed early in its career. Included are three LEADBELLY covers recorded in August 1989 at Seattle's ...

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LAST CRACK: 94.1 WJJO Interview Available For Download

LAST CRACK guitarist Paul Schluter has announced a general timetable for their eagerly awaited new releases during an interview with 94.1 WJJO's Kurt Baron in Madison, Wisconsin. In the interview, Schluter talks about LAST CRACK's past, their recent surge on Roadrunner's download site The Vault, the live reunion CD, the filming of the live performance ...

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NIRVANA: Web Site Launched To Promote Upcoming Box Set

An official web site has been launched to promote the upcoming NIRVANA box set, "With the Lights Out", due on November 23 via Geffen Records (one day earlier internationally). Right now, all the site offers is a NIRVANA photo (possibly the one that will be used as cover artwork), and the release dates. Apparently, the ...

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NIRVANA Box Set To Include 68 Previously Unreleased Recordings

NME.com is reporting that the long-awaited NIRVANA box set, "With the Lights Out", will feature 68 previously unreleased recordings. Released on November 23 (one day earlier internationally), the four-disc set will feature 81 tracks including 68 previously unreleased recordings — rehearsals, outtakes, late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain's home demos, as well as a DVD which ...

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GF93 Complete Work On New Album: Audio Samples Available

Italian "alternative metal" band GF93 have completed work on their new album, entitled "OSR", with producer Alessandro Paolucci. Mixing duties were handled by Martin Barbour and Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). An October release via Incendiary Records is expected. Three cuts ("Enter the Cult", "Le Sive" and "25 Times Fire Devastates") from the forthcoming CD have been ...

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CLIFF BURTON, RANDY RHOADS Among MAXIM Magazine's Top Rock Star Deaths

The Associated Press is reporting that Cliff Burton (METALLICA), Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE), John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) and Kurt Cobain (NIRVANA) are among the musicians that made Maxim magazine's list of rock stars that have been the most "rock-starrish" even in death. Cobain's suicide just makes the list at number 25. Interestingly, number seven on ...

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