Drummer HENRY RANTA Quits SOILWORK!

Drummer Henry Ranta has left Sweden's SOILWORK in order to dedicate more time to his personal life. "After playing in SOILWORK for five years, our dear friend and drummer Henry Ranta has decided that he can no longer continue to play in SOILWORK," the band said in an official statement announcing Ranta's departure from the ...

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BURDEN OF GRIEF In The Studio, Prepare To Hit The Road

German death/thrash metal act BURDEN OF GRIEF are currently recording their third album. The as-yet-untitled CD will contain nine songs. In other news, BURDEN OF GRIEF have been officially confirmed for the following festivals: Jul. 11/12 - Spittal am Semmering, GER @ Kaltenbach Open Air (w/ ENTHRONED, MÖRK GRYNING, DISBELIEF) Jul. 11/12 - Bebra, GER ...

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SEPULTURA: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Photos Posted Online

SEPULTURA played a half-hour set at the Download music festival in Derbyshire, England on Saturday (May 31). Check out pictures of the group's performance at their official web site. SEPULTURA have yet to announce a North American release date for their new album, "Roorback". The follow-up to 2001's "Nation", which was recorded and ...

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EVANESCENCE Film Video For 'Going Under'

EVANESCENCE shot a video clip three weeks ago in Berlin for "Going Under", the second single off the group's major label debut, "Fallen". Like its predecessor, "Bring Me to Life", the new clip was directed by Philip Stolzl. The video is expected to surface by the end of the month, according to a Wind-Up Records ...

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1349 Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349, featuring SATYRICON drummer Frost, are the latest act to have been confirmed for Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: Friday, July 4: ...

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METALLICA Video Game Announced

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced Wednesday (June 4) that it has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with renowned rock band METALLICA. The contract grants VU Games the worldwide rights to publish and distribute a multi-platform vehicle combat action game featuring music, voice-overs and inspiration from the band. Scheduled for release in 2005, the game ...

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