BLAZE Announce New Bassist

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley, have enlisted Wayne Banks (SABBAT, GODSEND, THE NEWCRANES) as a replacement for departed bassist Rob Naylor, who quit the group last month following their appearance at New Jersey's March Metal Meltdown V festival. Banks, who will be taking over the bass-playing duties on ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

NIGHTRAGE, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, THE CROWN, guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, ...

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H.I.M. To Play Seven Shows In Helsinki

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have lined up a seven-show run at Helsinki's Semifinal Club during April 24-30. There will be 120 tickets at 10 euros each available from the Tiketti outlet. Tiketti's email is [email protected] and phone in Finland is 0600 11616 (66 cents per minute plus local charge). H.I.M.'s new album, "Love Metal", is ...

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CRISIS: More Dates Announced

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following gigs in May/June: May 17 – Anaheim, CA @ Sugars May 18 – Van Nuys, CA @ McRed's Jun. 06 – Downey, CA @ Stardust Lounge CRISIS, who recently recruited former ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Name New Album

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have set "Humanure" as the title for their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively due in the fall/winter 2003 through Metal Blade Records. Among the titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Anthropophagic Copromantik 02. Humanure 03. Lips And Assholes 04. Reduced To Paste 05. The ...

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GURD: Live Dates Announced

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Apr. 12 – Zofingen, SWI @ Restaurant Ochsen May 24 – Winterthur, SWI @ Endstation Jun. 18 – Heidelberg, GER @ Schwimmbad Jun. 19 – Ingolstadt, GER @ Paradox Jun. ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Split With Vocalist, Seek Replacement

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has amicably parted ways with vocalist Johnny Throckmorton. Throckmorton was a member of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY since the group's inception over six years ago. "As the saying goes, you can't stop the rock, so we're looking for a new vocalist." comments ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY guitarist Erik Larson. "Any high-energy vocalist with good range, power, and ...

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