ENSIFERUM Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Bassist Jukka-Pekka Miettinen of the Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM has resigned from the band for "personal reasons," according to a posting on the group's official web site. "He doesn't have time for ENSIFERUM anymore," the posting adds. "Miettinen will play in the two last gigs this year in X mass festival December ...

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Report: DAMAGEPLAN Fans Concerned Following Attack On Band In Ohio

The Associated Press is reporting that stunned fans around the country are checking in at DAMAGEPLAN's web site early Thursday following reports that a gunman's attack on the Texas-based heavy metal band during an Ohio concert left at least five people dead. The attack on DAMAGEPLAN began as the musicians started playing their first song ...

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ZUUL FX Sign With EQUILIBRE MUSIC

ZUUL FX, the French band featuring former NO RETURN singer Steeve "Zuul" Petit, have inked a deal with Equilibre Music (CRACK OV DAWN, MXD). The group's debut album, "By the Cross", was recorded over a two-week period and mixed in five days with producer François Caste at Studio Sainte-Marthe in Paris, France. Mastering duties were ...

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ZAKK WYLDE And 357 CUSTOM CHOPPERS Join Forces

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde and 357 Custom Choppers are joining forces to build a series of nine custom choppers signed personally by Zakk himself with matching die-cast replicas*. The nine custom choppers are designed to reflect the styles of Mr. Wylde's famous guitar schemes. The Metal Chopper is #1 in the Zakk ...

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