MNEMIC Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have parted ways with bassist Mikkel Larsen and have replaced him with ex-GROPE four-stringer Tomas "Oberst" Koefod. MNEMIC will release their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", in Europe on July 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD ...

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PRO-PAIN Set Release Date For 'Run For Cover'

PRO-PAIN have set an August 26 release date through Rawhead/Eagle/Spitfire Records for their new album, "Run For Cover". In other news, the group recently parted ways with longtime drummer Eric Matthews and have replaced him with Rich Ferjanic (ex-IN COLD BLOOD, RUN DEVIL RUN). Rich made his live debut with the band during their recent ...

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NILE/KREATOR/VADER Tour Gets A Name

The forthcoming North American tour featuring NILE, KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE has been dubbed "Art of Noise 2". The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in late September, will feature NILE in the headlining slot. More information will be made available soon. ...

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PEARL JAM Bassist Collaborates With KING'S X Singer

PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament and KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick are collaborating on a project they hope to finish this year. Friends since 1988, Ament and Pinnick got together for the first time "a little over a year ago," when, along with drummer Richard Stuverud, they recorded ten songs in one week. "We just ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Members Launch Side Project

MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf has started a "psychedelic" side project called COMA. He is joined in the new group by other members of MONSTER MAGNET and as-yet-undisclosed "friends". No further information is available at this time. In other news, MONSTER MAGNET have announced a headlining date at the Podium in Hardenberg, Holland on June ...

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NASUM Bassist Quits

NASUM bassist Jesper Liveröd is set to leave the group in the summer to concentrate on his other band, BURST. As previously reported, NASUM's new CD, "Helvete" (Swedish for "Hell"), was recorded at Sweden's Soundlab Studios and features guest appearances from Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and Jörgen Sandström (ENTOMBED, ex-GRAVE). The band will be issuing ...

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STAIND, STATIC-X, LO-PRO: Tour Dates Announced

STAIND, STATIC-X and LO-PRO will team up for a host of dates during July/August. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jul. 03 - Atlantic City, NJ - Grand Cayman Ballroom Jul. 04 - Hartford, TC - The Meadows Jul. 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center Jul. 07 - Charleston, SC ...

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