GODHEAD Officially Joined By Former STATIC-X Drummer

GODHEAD guitarist/vocalist Jason C. Miller has confirmed via the group's official newsletter the departure of drummer Tom Z. and the recent addition to the band's ranks of former STATIC-X sticksman Ken Jay. The following is the Miller's statement on the matter: "Hey guys, it's true. Tom QUIT GODHEAD about 3 weeks ago, but it has ...

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COLD To Tour With EVANESCENCE

COLD, who have just pulled off the Lollapalooza tour and their previously announced European excursion with STAIND (due to kick off August 27 in London), will be touring EVANESCENCE sometime this year, according to Pollstar. Exact dates are expected to be announced soon. In related news, EVANESCENCE have been forced to postpone their short European ...

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DEATHRIDE Change Name To DEVILDRIVER

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have officially changed their name to DEVILDRIVER. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier than [that of] COAL CHAMBER" and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found in Fafara's main band, are currently finishing up work on their debut ...

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MOONSPELL Announce New Bassist

Portugal's MOONSPELL have recruited Aires Pereira (ex-MALEVOLENCE) as the temporary replacement for recently departed bassist Sérgio Crestana. "[Aires] has gathered the professional and spiritual conditions to walk on stage with us," the band said in a statement posted on their official web site. MOONSPELL will release their new album, "The Antidote", on Sept. 29 through ...

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GENERAL SURGERY: New Music On The Way

Legendary Swedish grincore merchants GENERAL SURGERY, featuring DISMEMBER singer Matti Kärki, are planning on issuing a split 7" with Spain's most-wanted horror-grinders MACHETAZO, and a split 12" with Japan's own toilet-flashers BUTCHER ABC. Both releases will surface through the newly-formed Escorbuto Recordings. In addition, plans exist for the group to release their split CD with ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He's Not The Father Of Child

A woman is claiming that Ozzy Osbourne fathered her child six years ago, but the BLACK SABBATH singer said he has proof the child is not his, according to the Associated Press. Osbourne told People magazine that he had a vasectomy 17 years ago. "The most precious thing I have in my life is my ...

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THANATOS Sign With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have signed a deal with Black Lotus Records from Greece. The group, who are led by guitarist/vocalist Stephan Gebedi, will enter Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland in late October to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled "Undead. Unholy. Divine". The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters", which is scheduled ...

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Infant Gets An Earful At Noisy AC/DC Concert

An official inquiry into child neglect has been opened against a German couple who took their nine-day-old baby with them to a concert by ear-blasting heavy metal rockers AC/DC, according to Independent Online. Other fans at Sunday's (June 22) gig at the Hockenheim Formula One motor-racing ring in south-western Germany warned police after seeing the ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: Must Be Destroyed!

THE WILDHEARTS have set "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed" as the title for their forthcoming CD, tentatively due in August/September. Among the tracks set to appear on the effort are "It's All Up To Me", "Top of the World", "Nexus Icon", and "It's Only Love". ...

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