SAMAEL: First Official Photo Of New Lineup

Veteran Swiss metallers SAMAEL recently parted ways with bassist Christophe "Mas" Mermod and replaced him with Thomas "Drop" Betrisey (ex-SYBREED). The first official photo of the band's new lineup can be seen on this page. Says SAMAEL in a statement: "The ever-growing success of Mas' lightshow company and his numerous jobs as light engineer has ...

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METALLICA To Perform At Brazil's ROCK IN RIO Festival

METALLICA has been confirmed to perform at the 30th-anniversary edition of the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Says the band: "One Rock In Rio in a year is just not enough! "We're very excited that we have been invited to be a part of the original Rock In Rio 30-year celebration ...

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MESHUGGAH Awarded Swedish Songwriting Prize

Every year SKAP awards scholarships and prizes to celebrate Swedish creativity across all musical genres. The awards ceremony takes place in tandem with SKAP's annual spring party which is organized with the composers in mind and creativity as the main focus. In 2014, Swedish progressive metallers MESHUGGAH were awarded an exclusive scholarship for their services ...

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