THE ETERNAL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have parted ways with guitarist Chris Burton. Former NEPLUSULTRA guitarist Matt Castles will be taking Burton's spot in the band for their upcoming tours, including a show in Hong Kong and a slot on the Doomination of Europe II festival. "We will decide when we get ...

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DEADSY To Support ORGY In Hollywood

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), will be playing with ORGY at The Key Club in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 26. It is an all-ages show with those under 18 being required to buy two drink/food tickets ($6 total) ...

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MORBID ANGEL Part Ways With EARACHE RECORDS, Seek New Label Home

Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL have parted ways with longtime label Earache Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The band, whose last Earache album, 2003's "Heretic", has sold 21,295 copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, are actively seeking a new label home. The SoundScan figures for the group's entire catalog are as ...

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DESTINY Cancel METAL MEET FESTIVAL Appearance

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Metal Meet Festival on July 30 due to health reasons. "This means that Kristoffer Göbel, the band's singer, can’t perform live until he has regained his strength," the band write on their web site. "DESTINY will not use a stand-in singer live. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist TOMMY STINSON: More Tour Details Revealed

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson will be embarking on a solo tour in August/September. Stinson will be touring in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", which was released this week through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los ...

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VEHEMENCE Announce Tour Dates

VEHEMENCE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based melodic death metallers, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 30 - El Paso, TX - The Key Lounge Jul. 31 - Juarez, Mexico - Planet Rock Aug. 02 – Houston, TX - Engine Room Aug. 03 – TBA Aug. 04 - TBA Aug. 05 - Harlingen, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Certified Platinum

VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying shipments of more than 1,000,000 units (with 707,832 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The album's first single, "Slither" has held the No. 1 spot on all rock formats for four weeks straight. "Contraband" debuted at No. 1 on ...

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DECONSTRUCT: New EP To Feature Last Tracks Recorded By HEATHEN Drummer

Northern California's DECONSTRUCT have released a limited-edition five-track EP of songs from the band's forthcoming full-length release, "The Human Condition". Entitled "The Human Condition - Act I", the EP was produced by DECONSTRUCT guitarist Joe Fraulob and mixed by Grammy award winner Michael Rosen (TESLA, SANTANA, AFI, RANCID, TESTAMENT). The CD features the last tracks ...

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