Vocalist JOE COMEAU Confirms Departure From ANNIHILATOR

Vocalist Joe Comeau (ex-OVERKILL, LIEGE LORD) has issued a statement confirming his departure from ANNIHILATOR. Comeau's press release reads as follows: "Hello friends, "As you are probably now aware, I am no longer working with ANNIHILATOR. I would first like to thank all my friends and supporters who have emailed me encouraging notes. ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Re-Launch Official Web Site

LIFE OF AGONY have re-launched their official web site at www.lifeofagony.com, complete with Quicktime clips from their upcoming DVD, an all-new message board and a merchandise store. LIFE OF AGONY's upcoming double-live CD and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003", will be released in late August/early September through SPV Records worldwide. The ...

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ENTOMBED Pull Out Of Cleveland's BW&BK 6-PACK WEEKEND

Sweden's ENTOMBED were forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend's BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio after drummer Peter Stjärnvind's wife was hospitalized with an as-yet-undiagnosed syndrome, the symptoms of which include internal bleeding. Under the circumstances, particularly the suddenness with which the condition arose, and the uncertainty of the outcome, Stjärnvind wishes to ...

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LAMB OF GOD Turn Down OZZFEST Slot

LAMB OF GOD have turned down an offer to play the main stage of this year's Ozzfest due to "scheduling conflicts." "Thanks to the die-hard support of the people that believe in this band, we have taken things from the garage to the largest metal festival on the planet," the band write on their official ...

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THERION Promise 'Many Surprises' On Upcoming CD

Sweden's THERION are currently at work in Modern Art Studios in Stockholm recording their new album for a late 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Additional recording will take place at studios in Denmark and Czech Republic. Mainman Christofer Johnsson promised that there will be many surprises with the new release. He commented, "Recording is ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Gets Villainous In MTV's 'Spider-Man'

Rob Zombie will provide voices of villains for MTV's animated "Spider-Man" series, which will premiere on July 11. Zombie will be providing the voices of Doctor Curt Connors and the Lizard. In the series, Peter Parker will take a job as Connors' lab assistant before working at the Daily Bugle. Just as in the comics ...

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ANCIENT Singer DEADLY KRISTIN Leaves BYAXIS

ANCIENT vocalist Deadly Kristin has parted ways with Seattle-based progressive death metallers BYAXIS due to "creative & musical differences," according to the band's official web site. "She's still considered a dear friend & sister. We wish her the best of luck with all of her endeavors." "Taking [Kristin's] place is none other than Justin Hoffman, ...

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DREAMING OF DRAGONS To Record Debut In August

Indiana-based metallers DREAMING OF DRAGONS will begin recording their first album, entitled "Arcane Images of Diminshed Thought", in August. They will be recording the CD at Caboose Productions and will be co-producing the effort with Mike Downton, who has previously worked with such bands as AMONGST THE SWARM and BURN IT DOWN. Around 16 tracks ...

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DESPAIRATION Hard At Work On 'Music For The Night'

German ambient/gothic metallers DESPAIRATION are hard at work on their fourth full-length album, "Music For The Night", tentatively due in October/November through the Dutch label DVS Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Music For The Night 02. Drift 03. Phantastronaut 04. River Of Perdition 05. Underground Poetry 06. Madrigal ...

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