GROPE Part Ways With Bassist

Long-running Danish metallers GROPE have parted ways with bassist Obersten. "After many years of hard rocking with GROPE, Obersten has decided to leave the band," reads a message on the band's official web site. "But don't worry — he did not get a job in a bank! He will continue to rock even harder — ...

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INSISION Begin Work On New Album

Stockholm, Sweden-based brutal death metallers INSISION are hard at work on the material for their new album, tentatively due at the end of the year. Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. No Belief 02. The Foul Smell Of Humans 03. Imminent Vision 04. The Plague Mass Upcoming ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: Why We Decided To Reform The Band

In a recent interview with Germany's Voices From The Darkside, VOIVOD drummer and founding member Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) revealed the circumstances that led to the departure of previous bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest and the return to the group of original singer Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake). "[Eric] didn't leave the band actually," Away explained. "In early ...

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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Finland's EASTERMASTER Festival

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — are the latest act to have been confirmed for the forthcoming Eastermaster festival, set to take place on April 4-5 at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland. The list of bands currently set to appear at ...

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MINISTRY's JOURGENSEN: 'I've Never Heard A LIMP BIZKIT Song'

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has confessed that he has never heard a LIMP BIZKIT song, despite recording a track for their new album "Bipolar". "I've never heard a LIMP BIZKIT song," Jourgensen told Britain's Metal Hammer. "I'm doing a track on the album because I met Fred Durst and he offered to do my back ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Film Italian Gig For Upcoming DVD

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will film their headlining show in Milan, Italy on April 12 for an upcoming live DVD. In other news, the group have announced plans to play a "secret" gig in Finland before the start of their Elements Tour 2003. More information on the exact location of the secret gig will be made available ...

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GODSMACK: New Video Posted Online

A video for the new GODSMACK single, "Straight Out Of Line", has been posted online at this location. "Straight Out Of Line" comes off the group's forthcoming third album, "Faceless", due on April 8 through Republic/Universal Records. In other news, GODSMACK have announced three European dates with THE USED. They are as follows: ...

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