RAUNCHY Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Promising Danish metallers RAUNCHY have parted ways with vocalist Lars Vognstrup. "We don't want to spend time commenting Lars V's departure," the group write on their web site. "We can reveal that Lars V. is still a VERY good friend of the band and loves the music, BUT due to musical differences it would be ...

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SLIPKNOT: U.S. Tour Dates Released

Roadrunner Records has released what is believed to be the first batch of dates for SLIPKNOT's spring 2004 Jagermeister-sponsored U.S. tour. The dates are as follows: Mar. 30 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL Mar. 31 - Sound Advice Ampitheater - West Palm Beach, FL Apr. 02 - Sloss Furnace - Birmingham, AL Apr. ...

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MIKE CHLASCIAK: 'HALFORD Has Not Broken Up'

Former HALFORD guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak recently gave an interview to HeavyMetalRadio.net in which he spoke about the possibility of another HALFORD album coming out and his plans for his current project, PAINMUSEUM. Asked to clarify the future of the HALFORD band, Mike said, "I think its safe to say that HALFORD is in sleep ...

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ANCIENT WISDOM: New Song Available For Download

Swedish black metal band ANCIENT WISDOM, the solo project of Marcus E. Norman (NAGLFAR, BEWITCHED, HAVAYOTH), have posted a new track, titled "Sulphurfields", at this location. "Sulphurfields" comes off the group's fourth full-length album, "Cometh Doom, Cometh Death", due on February 7 through Avantgarde Music. According to an official press release, "Cometh Doom, ...

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SOILENT GREEN To Record New Album In March

SOILENT GREEN are planning on entering the studio in March/April to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late summer through Relapse Records. An extensive tour will be lunched immediately following the completion of the album's recording sessions. In other news, SOILENT GREEN's split seven-inch single with EYEHATEGOD is now available in a limited-edition run ...

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PEGAZUS: In Writing Mode

Australia's PEGAZUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hail PEGAZUS Warriors, "We hope you all had a great New Year! The band has recently played some live shows at the HeadBangers Ball 3 Festival. PEGAZUS will now be taking a break from the live playing scene for the next 4 to ...

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BESEECH Postpone Tour, Chart In Germany

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have postponed their mini-tour with LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE to April 1-6 from the previously announced March 1-6. No reason was given for the postponement. BESEECH's fourth full-length album, "Drama", is continuing to do brisk business in Germany where it has charted on the Alternative Chart (No. 10), Metal-Rock Chart (No. 12) and ...

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