Former AMARAN Bassist Explains Decision To Leave The Band

Former AMARAN bassist Mikael Andersson has released a statement via the band's official web site explaining his decision to leave the group. Mickael's statement reads as follows: "Two questions I've been asked a lot lately are: "Why? "What's next? " 'Why?' is probably the most difficult question, since I'm not really sure I know the ...

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KELLY KEELING To Tour Europe With ERIK NORLANDER

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will be joining Erik Norlander and Lana Lane in Europe in support of Erik's CD release "Music Machine". Kelly was the main vocalist on Erik's album and "feels privileged to support Erik on his European tour," according to Keeling's official web site. During ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Sell New Two-Song CD

Two songs recently recorded by STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet, entitled "Miles Away" and "Strong", are being made available for purchase via the singer's official web site, www.michaelsweet.com. As previously reported, Sweet will be performing at the MARS HILL record-release party on Friday, May 30 at J.R.s in Cranston, Rhode Island. Michael will be ...

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AGRESIÓN Live Up Dutch Festival Appearances

Venezuelan metallers AGRESIÓN (currently based in the Netherlands) have lined up the following festival appearances during the coming weeks: Jun. 01 - Streetteam Festival Nighttown – Rotterdam, NETH Jul. 05 - Parkhof Buiten Festival - Parkhof (Alkmaar), NETH Jul. 12 - Zomer Splotsz Festival - Splotsz (Roelofarendsveen), NETH AGRESIÓN's second full-length album, "Cultura 3", came ...

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COSMIC SPHERE: First Demo Clip Posted Online

COSMIC SPHERE, the new Finnish/Swedish/American metal act featuring guitarist Antti Wirman (WARMEN, CRAYDAWN), bassist Tapio Oksanen (CRAYDAWN), drummer Kristian Enqvist (ex-RISING FAITH), and vocalist Shawn McPherson (HOSTILE GROOVE), have posted an MP3 clip of the demo track "I Don't Wanna Lie" at this location. The band, who describe their musical style as "heavy, ...

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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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[S1FT]: Final Demo Songs Available For Download

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], the band featuring current DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar (who originally stepped in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa after Pepa was unable to take part in the group's reunion shows), have posted the last four songs they recorded prior to splitting up late last year. The songs available for download are ...

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CHARON Enter Finnish Singles Chart At No. 1!

Finland's CHARON have entered the Finnish single charts at No. 1 with their latest single, "In Trust Of No One". Check out the whole chart here. CHARON have spent the past few months recording their fourth full-length album at BRR Studios in their hometown of Raahe and are currently mixing the effort at ...

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