Keyboardist TALIE HELENE Leaves HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH

Talie Helene, former keyboardist with Australia's darkly lush gothic-ethereal EDEN (Projekt Records), has left HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH to focus completely on her own black-tinged doom band STONE MAIDEN. This leaves HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH lineup as founder Peter Hobbs, drummer Bruno Canziani, and bass player Dave Frew. Original guitarist Mark Woolley parted ways from ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Announce New Guitarist, Part Ways With Bassist

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have announced the addition of guitarist Matt Ferrara (ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420) to the group's lineup. He will be taking the place of the recently departed Chris Pervelis. In other news, the band have parted ways with bassist Jason Carbone due to "family commitments." A new bassist will be named ...

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TESTAMENT Cancel U.K. Dates

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have cancelled their previously announced U.K. dates, originally scheduled to take place in late July. No reason was given for the cancellation. The group's revised European tour dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Speyer, GER @ Halle 101 Jul. 26 - Hirschaid, GER @ Earthshaker Festival Jul. ...

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HORNA Part Ways With Guitarist

Finnish black metallers HORNA have parted ways with guitarist Aarni T. Otava. "The festival gig at Tuska [Festival this weekend] will be his farewell appearance in the band and after that we will begin a serious search for a new devoted soul," the band said in a statement. "Otava had begun to lose his dedication ...

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ANAL CUNT Reform

ANAL CUNT have reformed and have announced a live show at Bill's Bar in Boston, Massachusetts on November 10. The following is the official statement on the group's reformation from the band's vocalist Seth Putnam: "Well, I guess the biggest news to start off with is that ANAL CUNT are back together. You might think ...

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MY DYING BRIDE To Release New Album In October

MY DYING BRIDE have set up camp in the Academy Studios to record the follow-up to the 2001 release, "The Dreadful Hours". As yet, the album has no title, but as the band recently celebrated their 13th anniversary, the working title is "The Thirteenth Chapter". According to objective observers who have eavesdropped around the studio, ...

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KID ROCK Charmed By ALYSSA MILANO

The National Enquirer reports that Pam Anderson's relationship with Kid Rock is a lot rockier now that he's been spending intimate time with actress Alyssa Milano behind her back. The busty blonde and her tattooed rocker fiancé were already having problems before Kid and the "Charmed" star traveled together to the Middle East in late ...

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It's Official: JAMES IHA Is A PERFECT CIRCLE's New Guitarist

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha has officially joined A PERFECT CIRCLE, according to MTV.com. Although Iha didn't contribute to the band's new album, "Thirteenth Step", he'll be onstage for the band's 12-date club tour, which begins July 26 in Denver. In related news, on August 5, A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese will release ...

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