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Metal News for April 3, 2003

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Sharon Osbourne Cancer-Free

Sharon Osbourne is free of cancer after months of treatment, her rock star husband, Ozzy, said.

Ozzy Osbourne said he still feared his wife would become ill again, and added that he was emotionally overwhelmed last year when her illness coincided with the success of their MTV reality show.

"She's got no cancer in her body now, they tell me, but there's always a chance of it coming back," Ozzy Osbourne told the music magazine Kerrang! "She's doing great, but I must confess that I'm still worried about her."

Sharon Osbourne, 50, announced last year that she was undergoing treatment for colon cancer, which she allowed cameras from "The Osbournes" to document. The hit reality series follows the daily misadventures of the couple and two of their three children, Jack and Kelly.

"With Sharon's cancer and the success of the TV show, I lost it last year, I just freaked out," the 54-year-old Osbourne said. "I think I had something like a nervous breakdown - my nervous system just imploded. This is all too much for me sometimes."

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Cold Spring Tour

Cold will be doing a Spring tour and here are the tour dates, according to Interscope Records: More...

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Centinex Prophecies

Centinex have set "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" as the title for their next full lenght album. The CD will include nine tracks, one being an instrumental piece written and performed by Peter Pettersson from swedish
goth/industrial act Arcana. The album will be recorded & mixed at Black Lounge studios between June 23d and July 20th for a October release through Candlelight Records.

"The album will be the hardest Centinex release ever, but it will also mark a new direction for the band. The new tracks are still good old swedish death metal but with a modern touch. I'm not talking about industrial influences or things like that - even if the songtitles might indicate something towards those dimensions - no, basically the material is just death metal for the new millennium. Lyrically we have moved away from the WW II era, the whole lyrical concept is actually based upon the forthcoming downfall of mankind. So the lyrics are still brutal, as it should be in this kind of music".

Among the titles tentatively set to appear on the CD are the following:

  • Cold Deep Supremacy
  • Misanthropic Darkzone
  • A Dynasty Of Obediance
  • New World Odyssey

Upcoming Centinex Shows:

July 11th Czech Republic, Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Fest
July 12th Austria, Spital Am Semmering - Kaltenbach Open Air

Due to the recording of the new album all shows have been postponed, but during the fall they hope to tour as much as possible. The band are already working on several possible dates/countries. All inquires and offers should be sent to Dreamtide Music.

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Corabi Leaves Brides of Destruction

Jogn Corabi has announced that he is leaving Brides of Destruction, the band formed by Nikki Six and Tracii Guns to pursue a solo career. "It's amicable," says Corabi. "We're still friends, I am just really excited about the songs I've been writing and want to get a jump on my solo career."

Brides of Destruction - Nikki Sixx (bass), Tracii Guns (guitar), Scott Coogan (drums) and London LeGrand (vocals) - are about to begin recording their debut album that will be out later this year.

Say's Nikki Sixx, "I have known John for years, we worked together on a Mötley Crüe album and we've had a blast working with him in the Brides of Destruction. We wish John nothing but the best. Besides, John just kicks ass as a songwriter and we can't wait to hear what he does next."

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Whitesnake And Sabbath Singer Create M3

Tony Martin, one time Black Sabbath singer, is to join forces with three former Whitesnake members in a new band called M3. The musicians in question are Bernie Marsden and Mickey Moody (guitar) plus Neil Murray (bass). Tour dates are to be announced soon.

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Sepultura Sign American Deal

Sepultura have signed a deal in America with No Name Records. The first release is to be new album ‘Roorback’. The band are signed to SPV in the UK and Europe. The aforementioned album is expected out at the end of May.

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Zakk Wylde Gets Commercial

Zakk Wylde is to perform the American national anthem at an upcoming ice hockey game. He and his band Black Label Society will do the honours next week for the LA Kings. Wylde is also set to appear in an upcoming episode of the ‘Angel’ TV series. This will be screened in America on April 16.

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Static X Ready For Third

Static X are to work with producer Josh Abraham on their new album. Work is expected to begin very shortly on the as yet untitled project.

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Papa Roach Going Back To Studio

Papa Roach are wasting no time in going back into the studio to record a new album. They’ll be working with producer Brendan O’Brien on the follow up to ‘Lovehatetragedy’, and this should be out by the end of the year.

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