SILENCER Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Colorado's SILENCER have parted ways with drummer Nick Seelinger and have replaced him with ex-TRENCHMOUTH skinsman Ryan Ramirez. Ramirez will make his live debut with the group on May 2 in Greeley, Colorado. "Ryan's strong enthusiasm and blazing speed are very much welcomed to the SILENCER thrash machine," reads a message on the band's official ...

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CENTINEX To Utilize CULT OF LUNA Artist For Next CD

Sweden's CENTINEX have announced that the artwork for their next full-length album, "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", will be done by Per Gustafson (CULT OF LUNA). The layout for the CD will, once again, be handled by Timo "The Eyeless" Ketola. "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" will be recorded and mixed at Black ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Make Live Debut At Ohio's BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), will be making their live debut at the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend on June 13-14 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also set to appear ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Film Video For New Single

AUDIOSLAVE have selected "Show Me How to Live" as the third single from their self-titled debut The band are currently in Australia, and after Wednesday, the last date of their tour, AUDIOSLAVE will return to Los Angeles to film the video for the song with directors AV Club. "Audioslave" was released in November and has ...

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BLAZE Officially Confirm Bassist's Departure

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have finally officially confirmed the departure of bassist Rob Naylor (as first reported here on April 4). According to the group's official web site, "Rob informed the band he wanted to leave shortly after returning from the U.S. [following their appearance ...

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SUPERMASSIV Track To Be Included On LIFE OF AGONY Live CD

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double live CD, "River Runs Again 2003". "River Runs Again 2003", which features the classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Abruscato, Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Play Solo Gig

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be performing a solo keyboard event on Saturday, May 3 at Rockland Country Day School - International Family in Congers, New York. Says Jordan: "This is a benefit festival for my kids' school. There will be a lot of interesting entertainment, food, crafts and games for families. The day's ...

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DREAM EVIL Enter Japanese Chart At #70

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have entered the national Japanese Album chart at position #70 with their sophomore effort, "Evilized". "Evilized" was recorded in late 2002 at Studio Fredman in ...

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JESSE BLAZE To Open For SUKI JONES On Long Island

BLAZE, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame (not to be confused with the Blaze Bayley-fronted British band of the same name), have lined up the following dates during May: May 03 – New York, NMY @ Continental May 17 – Long ...

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