CANDIRIA Introduce New Guitarists

CANDIRIA have posted the following message on their official web site: "Tomorrow we start our next run of dates with NONPOINT and DRY KILL LOGIC. We are excited to get back on the road and bring it for ya'll once again. This is a short one only lasting about two weeks, but we are planning ...

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DEVILINSIDE Drop Off DIECAST/E.TOWN CONCRETE Tour

Due to personal reasons, Minneapolis' DEVILINSIDE have dropped off the tour with DIECAST, E.TOWN CONCRETE and TWELVE TRIBES. "The band wishes to thank all the people who came out to see them, the bands on tour, and apologizes to those who were looking forward to seeing them," reads a statement from the group's record label. ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have parted ways with bass player Mike LeGros. Mike played bass with the band for the past two years, and contributed to the recording of the upcoming CD, "The Pale Haunt Departure". "It was brought to our attention that he was not comfortable in the band due to creative differences, and ...

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M.O.D.: Texas Tour Dates Announced

M.O.D. have announced the following dates in late December/early January: Dec. 31 - HeadHunters - Austin TX Jan. 01 - Zero's - Corpus Christi, TX As previously reported, M.O.D.'s video for the track "Wigga" has been made available for download at this location. "Wigga" comes off M.O.D.'s most recent studio album, "The Rebel ...

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Drummer BOBBY RONDINELLI Doesn't Consider BLACK SABBATH Heavy Metal

Veteran hard rock drummer Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, BLACK SABBATH, THE LIZARDS) has told ElectricBasement.com that while he was behind the kit for BLACK SABBATH's "Cross Purposes" album and tour, he doesn't view the band as heavy metal. "I mean they’re heavy, but I always thought of [JUDAS] PRIEST as more metal," he ...

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OBITUARY: Music For New CD 'Close' To Being Done

OBITUARY singer John Tardy has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Donald [Tardy, drums], Al [West, guitar] and I finished another song the other day. We are real close to having the music done, just a few more songs, and we will be getting into the studio. Hopefully by January. "I ...

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KITTIE: New York City Appearance Cancelled

Despite last week's announcement to the contrary, Canadian metal band KITTIE will NOT be performing at the Machine party at the Snitch nightclub in New York City on Tuesday, December 7, according to a posting on the group's web site. KITTIE recently completed several months' worth of touring in support of their latest album, "Until ...

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GOJIRA Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

French extreme metallers GOJIRA have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band, whose sound is said to be an "inhuman blend" of a somewhat insane MESHUGGAH and a slimy MORBID ANGEL will re-release their latest album, "The Link", with an additional bonus DVD in the spring. Their full-length DVD, "The Link Alive", will follow ...

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HELSTAR, CAGE To Perform In San Diego

Reunited '80s classic heavy metal legends HELSTAR, featuring vocalist James Rivera (DESTINY'S END, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SEVEN WITCHES, DISTANT THUNDER), will be playing in San Diego, California on Friday, January 14, 2005 at the Brick By Brick club. Also appearing on the bill will be special guests CAGE, BROKEN FOUNDATION (featuring ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ drummer Norm ...

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