KEEP OF KALESSIN Part Ways With SATYRICON's FROST

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, featuring Obsidian C. (a.k.a. Arnt Grønbech) on guitars/bass/synth and Attila Chisar (ex-MAYHEM, ABORYM) on vocals, have parted ways with drummer Frost (a.k.a. Kjetil Haraldstad, SATYRICON). Commened Obsidian: "It's impossible to focus on the future with a drummer that is living 500 km. from where I live. It can be ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Publishes First Instructional Book

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has just published his first instructional book, "Total Keyboard Wizardry", via Cherry Lane Music Publishing (distributed by Hal Leonard). The 144-page book, written by Rudess with assistance by Chris Romero, is described as follows: "Take your playing to the next level with Jordan Rudess, the Juilliard-trained, award-winning keyboardist of DREAM ...

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EUROPE Enter Swedish Album Chart At No. 2

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 2 with their comeback studio album, "Start from the Dark". View the entire chart at this location. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise", "Start from the Dark" was produced by Kevin Elson (who ...

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KING'S X: 'Live All Over The Place' Track Listing Revealed

KING'S X have revealed the complete track listing for their upcoming double live CD, "Live All Over the Place", due on November 2 via Metal Blade Records. The album, which was recorded at various shows on the band's most recent North American tour, includes all of the group's classics as well as an acoustic portion ...

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KISS OF DEATH To Release New Album This Month

Italian thrash metallers KISS OF DEATH are scheduled to release their new album, "Inferno Inc.", on October 31. The first 100 copies of the self-produced album will include a DVD-ROM consisting of three live videos, five studio clips, photos, and the entire KISS OF DEATH discography in high-quality MP3 format. "Inferno Inc." track listing: 01. ...

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USURPER: 'Cryptobeast' Listening Party Announced

The new USURPER CD, entitled "Cryptobeast", won't be out on Earache Records until the early spring of 2005. While waiting for the pressing/layout/booklet and assorted necessities, the band wants to give some fans the chance to get an early preview. Here are the details. Saturday November 6, 2004 Delilah's 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago IL ...

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AMEN: New Drummer Speaks Out

AMEN have announced the addition of drummer Joe Letz and guitarist Eric Amblur to the group's ranks. A brand-new posting from Letz on the band's official message board reads as follows: "Hello, everybody. For those who have, thank you for welcoming me. Yes, I am the new drummer for AMEN and my name is Joe ...

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MNEMIC: 'Deathbox' Video Available For Download

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC have uploaded the video for their new single, "Deathbox", at this location (MPG file, 37 MB). The video was directed by Patric Ulleaus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL) of Revolver Films at the Revolver Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Deathbox" is the first single off MNEMIC's sophomore album, "The ...

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