Original CRYPTOPSY Vocalist Rejoins The Fold

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY have been officially rejoined by original vocalist Lord Worm. Lord Worm, who sang on the band's first two albums — 1994's "Blasphemy Made Flesh" (Displeased) and 1995's "None So Vile" (Wrong Again) — has announced his return to CRYPTOPSY via the following posting on the group's web site: " 'Un ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND To Support ARCH ENEMY In Europe

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have been confirmed as the support act for the forthcoming ARCH ENEMY European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in mid-February. ARCH ENEMY/STAMPIN' GROUND tour dates: Feb. 17 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, GER Feb. 18 – RockIt - Stuttgart, GER Feb. 19 - New Backstage - Munich, GER ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind To Perform Series Of Solo Gigs

Jon Oliva, founding member and mastermind of SAVATAGE, has recruited the former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE (Matt Laporte - guitar, Kevin Rothney - bass, Christopher Kinder - drums, and John Zahner - keyboards) to perform a series of concerts showcasing his new solo material as well as classic SAVATAGE songs, some of which have ...

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U.D.O. Name New Album

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Thunderball" as the title for their next studio CD, tentatively due in late February through AFM Records. The band are currently recording guitar solo and vocals tracks before producer (and U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer) Stefan Kaufmann commences work on the final mix ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Talks Band Status

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee told E! Entertainment during a short interview Thursday morning (Dec. 4) that the band are no longer bothered by the sudden departure of founding guitarist Ben Moody. "EVANESCENCE is healthier than it's ever been. We're all very happy actually — including Ben. We're doing something that's just growing. The band is ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: No One But Me Has The Right To Use 'WHITESNAKE' Name

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale recently commented on his former bandmates' decision to use the "classic WHITESNAKE" banner for their new project, M3. M3, who feature in their ranks Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark ...

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SEETHINGS Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have parted ways with ex-DIABOLICAL bassist Lars Söderberg and have replaced him with ex-SELPH four-stringer Daniel Jägestedt. SEETHINGS' debut album, "Parallels", was released in Europe and Scandinavia in October through Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer Reforms REVEREND

Former METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne has reformed REVEREND with guitarists Davey Lee and Nacho Vara (both of BYFIST), drummer Todd Stotz and bassist Jay Wegener. The group's upcoming dates are as follows: Dec. 11 - San Antonio, TX @ TBA Dec. 12 - San Antonio, TX @ Randy's Ballroom (w/ BYFIST) Dec. 14 - ...

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