KATAKLYSM: Drummer MAX DUHAMEL Rejoins The Fold; DANZIG Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with drummer Martin Maurais due to "personal and professional reasons." Replacing Maurais in the group's lineup is returning skinsman Max Duhamel, who performed on five KATAKLYSM albums, the latest being the critically acclaimed 2002 offering, "Shadows & Dust". "Max is in full form, focused and sounds outstanding. We're ...

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EPHEL DUATH: Tentative Track Listing For New Album Revealed

Divide Tiso of the Italian jazz-metal combo EPHEL DUATH has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Pain Necessary to Know": "The 16th of February we’ll enter in studio to start the recording session. It will be a battle and we'll win it. We plan to finish drum, bass ...

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STORMWITCH: Future Uncertain

Andy Mück, vocalist and founding member of the classic German power metallers STORMWITCH, appears to be the sole remaining member of the group after the rest of STORMWITCH's most recent lineup — guitar players Fabian Schwarz (ex-TYRAN PACE) and Martin Winkler (ex-NIGHTWOLF), bass player Dominik Schwarz, keyboardist Alexander Schmidt (ex-TYRAN PACE) and drummer Marc Oppold ...

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THERAPY? To Perform Acoustic Show For Tsunami Relief Effort

THERAPY? guitarist/vocalist Andy Cairns and bassist Michael McKeegan will be doing a short acoustic set in Belfast on Sunday, January 23 as part of the "One Day - Aid For Asia" charity event. The all-day (noon-midnight) musical event will feature over 40 bands/artists and DJs, most of them local and all appearing/traveling/rocking for free. The ...

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PAPA ROACH To Create 'Intimate Vibe' On Upcoming Tour

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that PAPA ROACH will begin a headlining North American tour in mid-February and the band plans on hitting clubs and smaller theatres this time around. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix explained that the group wants to keep a tight focus on their show and their fans. "We're trying to really make ...

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RAGE Guitarist To Record And Tour With Ex-ARIA Singer

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski will be joining ex-ARIA singer Valery Kipelov at a Moscow studio in the second half of January for the recording of Kipelov's new solo album. After the CD is released, Smolski will perform several live dates with Kipelov's band. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, RAGE will ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Headline U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has issued the following update: "INCREDIBLE! I am totally excited to announce that we are HEADLINING 'the U.K.'S biggest metal festival' Bloodstock on June 24/25 2005!! This is the first time in my life I have ever headlined an outdoor festival in England and we are gonna tear it ...

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DESPISED ICON Sign Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

After a lengthy bidding war, the Canadian deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group’s brutal mixture of death metal and grindcore will quickly appeal to fans of such artists as DYING FETUS, NASUM and PREMONITIONS OF WAR, while still being able to catch the attention of fans ...

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