CARNAL FORGE Announce New Singer

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have announced the addition of singer Jens C. Mortensen (LEECH, ex-REVOLVER, SLAPDASH) to the group's ranks. Mortensen joins the band as the replacement for Jonas Kjellgren, who left CARNAL FORGE earlier in the month after a seven-year, five-album stint with the group. CARNAL FORGE's new studio album, "Aren't You Dead Yet", ...

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Former MARDUK, DARK ANGEL Members To Join Forces In New Project

Former MARDUK members Legion (a.k.a. Erik Hagsted, vocals) and B.War (bass) will be joining forces with guitarist Jim Durkin (DREAMS OF DAMNATION, ex-DARK ANGEL) in a new death metal project. The band, which will be based out of Los Angeles, is "only a recording project, on paper at this point," Durkin told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I wrote ...

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THE APPARATUS Sign With DREAM CATCHER RECORDS

Norwegian melodic death metalers THE APPARATUS have signed a deal with the British label Dream Catcher Records (NAPALM DEATH, CATHEDRAL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). The group's already-completed debut album, "Heathen Agenda", is scheduled for release in late October. "Heathen Agenda" was recorded at Godt Selskap Studio (NECROPHAGIA, MANIFEST) in Trondheim, Norway and is set to include 10 ...

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Drummer LUKE JOHNSON Quits AMEN

Drummer Luke Johnson has officially left Los Angeles punk/metal group AMEN. In a posting on the band's official message board, Johnson wrote, "I am sorry to tell you that I am leaving AMEN after having 2 fun, final shows with them in Japan, there are no hard feelings and I hope that they keep banging ...

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NIGHTWISH Comment On Cancelled North American Dates

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the following message on their web site regarding the group's cancelled North American dates: "Many fans have asked us why the shows in Canada had to be cancelled due to U.S. visa problems. The band's manager Ewo Rytkönen explains: 'The band COULD have done the shows in Canada, because we would ...

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IMPIOUS Complete Work On New Album

Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Hellucinations", due on October 4 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Killer" was recorded at Studio Mega with producer Valle Adzic and was mixed by Chris Silver and Valle Adzic. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'GEORGE LYNCH Thought He Was God, And I Disagreed'

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Mercury, Don Dokken spoke about the disintegration of his working relationship with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. Nowadays, Jon Levin — the band's attorney for 10 years — is playing guitar for the group, but Dokken still runs into Lynch from time to time — often with unpleasant ...

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