MORTICIAN, INCANTATION, THE CHASM: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

MORTICIAN, INCANTATION, THE CHASM,ARSIS and FUNERUS (featuring current members of INCANTATION John McEntee, Kyle Severn and John's wife, Jill McEntee) will be teaming up for the "Winter Migration Broootality '05" U.S. tour beginning in early January 2005. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 11 - South Paw - Park Slope, Brooklyn NY Jan. ...

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ARISE: New Album Samples Available For Download

Swedish death/thrash metal band ARISE have posted an audio preview of their upcoming third album, "The Beautiful New World", at their official web site. Check out 50-second sound clips of the tracks "How Long Can You Pretend?", "Profit From the Weak" and "King of Yesterday, Slave of Today" at this location. The follow-up ...

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FLESHGRIND Announce New Drummer

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND have announced the addition of drummer Jesse Kehoe (SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH, FOETOPSY) to the group's ranks. "Jesse has been a great friend to the band for many years and it's great to be working with him," the group write in a statement. "As many of you know, FLESHGRIND were unable to do ...

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AGENT STEEL: Complete Songwriting For New CD

AGENT STEEL singer Bruce Hall has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "The new AGENT STEEL album is finished being written as of December 18, 2004. We have some fine-tuning to do and I have to write keeper lyrics for a couple songs, but otherwise it's finished. "We'll be giving you 11 ...

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DIMEBAG Murder: Images From Home Video Posted Online

A slideshow containing blurry images from the home video filmed inside Columbus, Ohio's Alrosa Villa nightclub the night of the deadly shooting that claimed the life of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has been posted online at this location. A News Channel 5 TV report containing the actual video footage can be viewed ...

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EXODUS Re-Launch Vocalist Search

San Francisco thrashers EXODUS have launched a vocalist search following the group's recent split with longtime singer Steve "Zetro" Souza (SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel filled in during the band's recent North American tour with MEGADETH). "We are looking for someone with experience, charisma, and a magnetic stage presence," said the group's manager, Steven Warner. "Vocally, ...

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BLASTMASTERS No Longer Collaborating With UNHOLY GHOST Guitarist

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, will no longer be collaborating with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro due to his commitment to UNHOLY GHOST, according to a posting on the BLASTMASTERS web site. Mortellaro is said to have helped write three new BLASTMASTERS songs ("We the Treacharous", "Altricial ...

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