JACOBS DREAM Add New Vocalist, New Soundclip Posted Online

Columbus, Ohio's JACOBS DREAM have announced the addition of vocalist Chaz Bond to the group's ranks. "Chaz comes from the hardcore/melodic metal band BIOGENESIS," the group write on their web site. "Chaz will remain a member of both bands." JACOBS DREAM are currently preparing to enter the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's ...

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DIONYSUS: New Album Details Revealed

DIONYSUS, the Swedish/German melodic power metal act featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's (RHAPSODY) solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have revealed the details of their sophomore album, "Anima Mundi" (Latin for "The Soul of the World"), due on January 19 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Sign Of Truth" ...

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EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT: 'I Hate Politicians'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently answered a fan question on the band's official forum regarding the lyrical inspiration for the lead-off track on the group's upcoming CD, "Tempo of the Damned". Asked if the song, titled "Scar Spangled Banner", was a "putdown on America," Gary said, "First let me say that I'm a proud American, ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album To Surface In Late March

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have pushed back the U.S. release date of their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", to March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who ...

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE Announce New Singer

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE, a multi-musical phenomenon with various influences ranging from progressive to post rock, extreme metal and even epic doom, have confirmed that NOVEMBERS DOOM singer Paul Kuhr will contribute vocals to their debut CD, "Temporary Psychotic State". Founding member Tomer Pink commented on the addition: "I am honored that Paul agreed to offer his ...

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Sheriff Defends Cops' Actions In RUSH Guitarist's Arrest

Don Hunter, the sheriff of Florida's Collier County, where RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) was arrested New Year's Eve on six charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication, has penned a "guest commentary" for the Jan. 11 edition of the Naples Daily News. "I ...

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HELLOWEEN To Play Indonesia In February

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have announced three dates in Indonesia following their upcoming Japanese tour, which takes place in late January/early February. Prior to the Japanese trek, HELLOWEEN will embark on a two-week U.S. tour beginning on January 15 in Sayreville, New Jersey. Upcoming HELLOWEEN shows: Jan. 15 – Sayreville, NJ - USA - Starland ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE: Live Video Posted Online

Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE have posted a live video clip of the track "Nyrkillä Tapettava Huora" from the group's January 9 show at Nosturi in Helsinki at this location (.avi format, approx. 22 MB). IMPALED NAZARENE's most recent CD, "All That You Fear", which was issued in Europe in November through Osmose Productions, will ...

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