GLASSJAW Cancel U.K. Tour (Again)

GLASSJAW have once again been forced to cancel their U.K. tour due to the declining health of frontman Daryl Palumbo. "It is with absolute regret that we have to announce that the remaining dates of GLASSJAW's tour have been cancelled due to vocalist Daryl Palumbo being hospitalised having suffered another serious relapse of Crohn's disease," ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM have parted ways with longtime guitarist Eric Burnley and have replaced him with Vito Marchese. "Eric found opportunities for his future in St. Louis, and left Chicago in late 2002," the band said in a statement posted on their official web site. "The distance between the band, and Eric would make ...

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FLESHGRIND Set Release Date For 'Murder Without End'

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND have set a September 23 release date through Olympia Recordings/Century Media Records for their third full-length album, entitled "Murder Without End". The band will be entering Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin in late May to begin recording the effort, which will feature the recording debut with the group of new drummer ...

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Former MEGADETH Frontman Breaks Silence

A year after the band's surprising breakup at the end of a respectable 20-year career that yielded several platinum and gold albums, former MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has broken his silence and addressed his fans via a posting to the band's official web site, www.megadeth.com. Mustaine's message reads as follows: "Droogies, well it ...

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DEE SNIDER's Son Launches Music Career With BLAZE

Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame, has launched a "melodic yet percussive heavy metal band" called BLAZE (not to be confused with the Blaze Bayley-fronted British band of the same name). The group, which is completed by Billy (bass), Chris (drums), and Omar (guitar), has posted a four-song demo ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Embark On World Tour In September

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has revealed in a "Q&A" session posted on his official web site that the group will embark on a world tour in September in support of their upcoming CD and has described the band's forthcoming summer tour with LYNYRD SKYNYRD as "one of those fun things." "I understand we'll be ...

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HASTE Push Back Release Date Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have pushed back the projected release date for their third full-length release, "The Mercury Lift", to July 1 through Century Media Records. "The Mercury Lift" features guest appearances by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and CODESEVEN frontman Jeff Jenkins, and is described by HASTE frontman Kelly Reaves as "both heavier and ...

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