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Metal News for May 23, 2005

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Hear H.I.M.'s 7th Studio Podcast

You can now hear the last podcast report from the studio as Ville wraps up the recording of the record in Los Angeles. More podcast interviews are expected from Finland.

The latest report, includes comments on:

  • Running out of time...the finishing touches

  • HIM touring

  • Live Shows Vs. Traveling

  • No underwear on stage?!

  • Playing a new album live

  • Dumbest things you could buy on tour

  • America Vs. Finland

  • Word Association game

  • HIM in magazines

  • Ville's best job ever

  • Ville's Family

  • Mastering the New Album

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Darkest Hour Side Project Entire Album Available

DARKEST HOUR guitarist Kris Norris has made available for download, for a limited time, the entire 2002 album release from his side project, LOCUS FACTOR. The album can be found at this location.

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Rottenness Cancel Maryland Death Fest Appearance

The organizers of this year's Maryland Death Fest have written the following message on their official website:

"ROTTENNESS has been forced to cancel their appearance at MDF by the embassy in Mexico. Their visas will not be granted until this summer and the band has stated that they will play the states as soon as the paperwork allows them to. You can read the letter from Jaleel of ROTTENNESS explaining the situation here.

As a result of this, PUTRESCENCE (Canada) will now be appearing at the fest. There have been a few minor schedule modifications to the first bands playing Saturday, so please take note.

We don't want this annoucement to alarm anyone. We're fully aware of the travel arrangements and flights of the rest of the bands scheduled to play the fest, including the overseas bands."

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The Osbournes' Beverly Hills Mansion On Market

According to NBC4.tv, Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are selling the Beverly Hills home they made famous on their reality show.

The six-bedroom, seven-bath house is on the market for $11.9 million.

The family has lived in the house for the past six years and it was featured on the MTV reality show "The Osbournes" for all three seasons.

They say they're moving because their kids are now on their own and they need more room for their animals.

Sharon said: "Our kids have moved out and it's time for us to move on."

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ex-Caligula Members Form New Band

Ryan Kennedy and Mike Burrows, formerly of Caligula, have started a new band called The Human Torch aka Totally Fucking Awesome. According to Kennedy, "the band sounds nothing like caligula, somewhat in the vein of DropDead/Skitsystem." DS Records will release a demo from the group this summer.

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Chat Online With Bruce Dickinson

On the 6th day of the 6th month on 6 Music, darkness descends. Throughout the day 6 Music will be playing your best suggestions of tracks from the dark side. The Iron Maiden frontman and more importantly our very own Rock Show presenter, Bruce Dickinson, will be chatting live online to fans around the world straight after the Hour of Darkness. Go here to submit your questions ahead of time.

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Slipknot Rely On LA Forum's Ignorance

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is convinced the Christian owners of Los Angeles venue the LA Forum are oblivious of the band's true persona - otherwise they would never be allowed to perform there.

The wild rock band are happy to let the Christian Fundamentalist bosses believe they are a "cartoon band" if it means they can continue to perform at the 16,000 seater amphitheatre.

He says, "Maybe they're too intimidated to say no to us or either they don't understand what we're doing or they take it on the cartoon value, they think it's just a show, when we're very passionate about what we do and what we say.

"Thank God for ignorance otherwise we wouldn't be able to play here."

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