KATAFALK Part Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Holland's extreme death/thrashers KATAFALK have parted ways with guitarist Pier Abe and bassist Henk Jan due to "serious differences of opinion," according to a message posted on the group's official web site (www.katafalk.com). "They will pursue their musical ambitions elsewhere. Chris [guitar], Michiel [drums] and Niels [vocals] will continue the band." Pier Abe ...

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SUFFER To Release Debut Through NORTHERN BLAZE PRODUCTIONS

Southern Louisiana-based SUFFER, featuring former members of GOATWHORE, DISINCARNATE, and SHRUM, have signed with Northern Blaze Productions and will release their debut album, entitled "When Darkness Falls", later this summer. Two tracks from the CD — "Plague Of The Whore" and "Shell Of An Angel" — can be downloaded in MP3 format from

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SOCIETY 1 Announce Tour Dates

Matt Zane and his band of depraved marauders, SOCIETY 1, will be leaving their home base of L.A. this summer for a full U.S. tour. The first leg is with ZUG IZLAND, the second leg is with TWIZTID. Dates with ZUG IZLAND: Aug. 02 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH Aug. 04 - Ranch Bowl ...

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NECRODEATH Complete Work On Fifth Album

Italian black/thrash pioneers NECRODEATH have completed work on their fifth album, "Ton(e)s Of Hate", at Outer Sounds studios in Rome, Italy with producer Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE). The CD, which was mastered at Mastering Room in Sweden, sees the group adopting a "more complex and experimental [edge while] still keeping…the extreme razorblade approach of the last ...

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CENTINEX Complete Drum Tracks For New CD

Sweden's CENTINEX have finished recording the drum tracks for their forthcoming album, "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", tentatively due in October through Candlelight Records. "Kennet [Englund] did a splendid job behind the kit, everything was put on tape in just three days," reads a message on the band's official web site. "We will now ...

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KAMELOT Sign with SPV/STEAMHAMMER

American/Norwegian metal act KAMELOT have signed a new worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band are coming off their very successful headlining tour of Europe and Japan in support of their latest release "Epica". Their unique style of power metal, combined with one of the most explosive live performances around, has brought KAMELOT into the ...

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TONY MARTIN Talks About Singing Classic WHITESNAKE Songs With M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, who is currently fronting M3, the new "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), recently spoke about what it's like stepping into David Coverdale's shoes after ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST Spotted With BRITTANY MURPHY

According to gossip columnist Liz Smith, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst was recently spotted lunching at the Four Seasons Hotel in L.A. with Eminem's "8 Mile" co-star (and Ashton Kutcher's ex) Brittany Murphy. The actress, who reportedly had a steamy fling with Slim Shady during the making of the movie, was most recently

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