SIEBENBÜRGEN Part Ways With Guitarist

Swedish melodic black metallers SIEBENBÜRGEN have parted ways with guitarist Fredrik Folkare due to "irreconcilable differences," according to a posting on the band's official web site. Taking over on guitar will be singer Marcus Ehlin, who handled the guitar/vocal duties in the group for six years (1994-2000) before deciding to concentrate solely on his singing. ...

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MASTERPLAN Film Video For 'Back For My Life'; Diary Posted Online

MASTERPLAN, the German/Norwegian band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, filmed a video for their new single, "Back For My Life", last week in Nuremberg and Dessau, Germany. A diary of the four-day shoot, written by MASTERPLAN keyboardist Axel Mackenrott, has been posted online at ...

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GHOULUNATICS Name 10th Anniversary DVD

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS have set "Blood Curdling Years" as the title of their upcoming 10th anniversary DVD, tentatively due in early 2005. The disc will reportedly be about three hours long and will contain two full shows — including the band's appearance at the Trois-Rivieres Metalfest on Nov. 6 (featuring a guest appearance on ...

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RAZORWIRE: Live Video Available For Download

British aggro-metallers RAZORWIRE have a live video of the track "Dipole" available for free download at this location. The video was recorded at the fourth Godless festival on October 23, 2004 at the Talbot Hotel in Stoke on Trent, U.K. The clip was recorded, edited and produced by Cavan McLaughlin for Walrus & ...

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VALE Part Ways With Former DEAD TO FALL Drummer, Seek Replacement

VALE, the new Tampa, Florida-based band featuring Shawn Brandon (guitar, ex-DISCIPLE 13), Dan Procengal (guitar) and Dave Bizzigotti (bass, ex-RIPPING CORPSE), have parted ways with ex-DEAD TO FALL drummer Dan Craig "due to his lack of commitment to playing," according to a press release. A replacement drummer has yet to be announced. Anyone interested in ...

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RUDRA Complete Work On New Album

Singaporean metallers RUDRA have completed work on their fourth album, "Brahmavidya: Primodial I", tentatively due in February 2005 via Demonzend Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Kurukshetra" will contain the following track listing: 01. Twilight of Duality 02. Ananya Chaitanya 03. The Pathless Path to the Knowable Unknown 04. There the Sun Never Shines 05. Veil ...

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U.D.O.: Hilarious 'Trainride In Russia' Video Posted Online

U.D.O.'s hilarious video for the track "Trainride in Russia" has been posted online at Launch.com. "Trainride in Russia" comes off U.D.O.'s latest album, "Thunderball", available now on AFM Records. The group's follow-up to 2002's "Man And Machine" was produced by U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann at his Roxx studios in Pulheim, Germany. ...

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