Vocalist PETER NAGY Quits MÖRK GRYNING

Vocalist Peter Nagy (a.k.a. Kimera) has left Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING. Nagy's official statement on the matter is as follows: "This decision doesn't have anything to do with any kind of personal conflicts or whatsoever between me and any other member of the band. I've been having these thoughts for a very long time, ...

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Label: EVANESCENCE Rumors Unfounded

A label spokesperson for EVANESCENCE has told Launch that a report on Teenmusic.com about the relationship between singer Amy Lee and departed guitarist Ben Moody is "unfounded." The report includes speculation that the two shared an on-and-off romantic relationship up until recently. The label spokesperson said, "Across the board, personal relationships of artists ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: DELEO Brothers Confirm Split

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo have confirmed in a brand-new interview with Guitar One magazine that they have officially closed the book on the band with the recent release of their "greatest hits" package, "Thank You". "It was time to move on to other things," Dean said. "Life and personalities ...

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Newspaper: MÖTLEY CRÜE To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004

The Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting in its Nov. 16 print edition that MÖTLEY CRÜE will be headlining next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival (as first predicted here last week), set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The article goes on to state that the event organizers are ...

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CELTIC FROST Members To Guest On HATESEX EP

Martin Ain and Erol Unala of Swiss metal legends CELTIC FROST will be making a guest appearance on the upcoming EP from Los Angeles-based goth/death rock band HATESEX. Ain has reportedly contributed vocals to HATESEX's gothic/industrial version of the SLAYER classic "Black Magic", to be released before the end of the year. HATESEX is the ...

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DAGOBA To Support KILL II THIS, SLITHERYN On French Tour

France's DAGOBA will support England's KILL II THIS and the USA's SLITHERYN (the band produced by SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor) on their joint French tour starting next week. The dates are as follows: Nov. 21 – Colmar, FRA @ Le Grillen (w/ KILL II THIS only) Nov. 22 – Maurepas, FRA @ Café de la ...

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IN FLAMES Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set "Soundtrack To Your Escape" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in Europe on March 29, 2004. The follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To Remain" was recorded at a rented house/converted studio in Denmark with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (ex-MISERY LOVES CO.) and is ...

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Former MISERY INDEX Guitarist Bounces Back With KOMMISAR

Former MISERY INDEX guitarist/vocalist Mike Harrison has posted several tracks from his solo project, dubbed KOMMISSAR, at this location. KOMMISSAR's debut CD, titled "Equalizing Mediocrity", will contain seven songs that will "pick up where the original MISERY INDEX debut CD 'Overthrow' left off," according to Harrison. The four songs available for download are ...

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