IRONFIRE Part Ways With Guitarist

Danish metallers IRONFIRE have parted ways with guitarist Søren Jensen and have replaced him with an as-yet-undisclosed new axeman. "Søren decided to quit the band, as he didn't feel it was moving at the pace he had hoped," the group said in an official statement. IRONFIRE have spent the past few weeks at Nifilheim Studios ...

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HATE PLOW, REQUIEM To Support MESSIAH In Switzerland

Florida death metallers HATE PLOW and Switzerland's REQUIEM have been confirmed as the support acts for legendary Swiss thrash pioneers MESSIAH at their special reunion gig at the Volkshaus in Zürich, Switzerland on June 13. MESSIAH, who have no plans to record a new album or embark on a full-fledged tour, will also perform at ...

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ZYKLON Finalize Track Listing For 'Aeon'

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore full-length effort, "Aeon", due in September through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms", which was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström, will ...

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DEFTONES: More 'Guerilla' Dates Leaked!

Several dates for DEFTONES' upcoming "guerrilla"-style tour have been leaked. They are as follows: May 04 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club May 05 - New York City, NY - Webster Hall May 06 - Boston, MA - Axis May 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre May 17 - Las Vegas, NY - Sam ...

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ZONATA Split Up

Swedish power metallers ZONATA have officially split up. "[A couple of weeks ago] the rest of the band decided to call it quits and so it did happen," manager Jonas Hagström said in a statement. "I spoke to [singer/vocalist] Johannes Nyberg . . . about all this and he said that maybe someday in the ...

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GROPE: Video Posted Online

Long-running Danish metallers GROPE have posted a video for the track "Searching For Something" at this location. "Searching For Something" comes off the group's latest CD, "If You Were My Dog", which was released in Scandinavia in late March. ...

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MADONNA Designer To Tailor MARILYN MANSON's Touring Clothes

Clothing designer Jean Paul Gaultier, who created the super-pointy bras Madonna wore onstage for her 1990 "Blonde Ambition Tour", will tailor the clothing for MARILYN MANSON's trek to support his next album, "The Golden Age of Grotesque", which comes out May 13 through Nothing/Interscope Records. MARILYN MANSON is set to kick off the European leg ...

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