FLESHGRIND Announce New Drummer

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND have announced the addition of drummer Jesse Kehoe (SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH, FOETOPSY) to the group's ranks. "Jesse has been a great friend to the band for many years and it's great to be working with him," the group write in a statement. "As many of you know, FLESHGRIND were unable to do ...

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AGENT STEEL: Complete Songwriting For New CD

AGENT STEEL singer Bruce Hall has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "The new AGENT STEEL album is finished being written as of December 18, 2004. We have some fine-tuning to do and I have to write keeper lyrics for a couple songs, but otherwise it's finished. "We'll be giving you 11 ...

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DIMEBAG Murder: Images From Home Video Posted Online

A slideshow containing blurry images from the home video filmed inside Columbus, Ohio's Alrosa Villa nightclub the night of the deadly shooting that claimed the life of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott has been posted online at this location. A News Channel 5 TV report containing the actual video footage can be viewed ...

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EXODUS Re-Launch Vocalist Search

San Francisco thrashers EXODUS have launched a vocalist search following the group's recent split with longtime singer Steve "Zetro" Souza (SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel filled in during the band's recent North American tour with MEGADETH). "We are looking for someone with experience, charisma, and a magnetic stage presence," said the group's manager, Steven Warner. "Vocally, ...

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BLASTMASTERS No Longer Collaborating With UNHOLY GHOST Guitarist

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, will no longer be collaborating with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro due to his commitment to UNHOLY GHOST, according to a posting on the BLASTMASTERS web site. Mortellaro is said to have helped write three new BLASTMASTERS songs ("We the Treacharous", "Altricial ...

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SANCTUARY GROUP Reorganizes

According to Hits Daily Double, intenational music group Sanctuary — who represent some of the world's leading heavy metal/hard rock artists, including IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, SLAYER and SLIPKNOT — has reorganized its management team, rewarding Merck Mercuriadis for growing the American business to 50 percent of global revenues by naming him ...

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Renowned Heavy Metal Artist Makes 2005 Calendar Available

Renowned album cover arist Ioannis has just made available, in time for the holidays, his new 2005 Calendar. It features a collection of his heavy metal art images that were used as album covers by such acts as FATES WARNING, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and QUIET RIOT among others. Have a great year by ...

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