SOCIETY 1 Part Ways With Drummer

SOCIETY 1, the Californian band led by former porn director Matt Zane, have parted ways with drummer Dagon. The following is Dagon's official statement on the matter: "My involvement with SOCIETY 1 was an enlightening experience that has allowed me to grow as a visionary and an artist. The energy of our cohesive live performances ...

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LAMB OF GOD Singer Guests On BLOODSHOTEYE Track

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has contributed guest vocals on the track "F.U.B.A.R" by the Canadian band BLOODSHOTEYE. The song is set to be included on the band's upcoming debut CD, "Without Any Remorse", due later this month through the group's own label. Three full-length cuts, including the aforementioned "F.U.B.A.R", can be downloaded from ...

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HATESPHERE To Enter Studio In February

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE will enter Jailhouse Studios in February with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) to record their new album, tentatively due in May through Italy's Scarlet Records. HATESPHERE's most recent mini-album, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Black", contained three studio cuts and four live tracks and was the group's first ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for PRIMAL FEAR guitarist Stefan Leibing and his wife Monika on the birth of their son, Eric. The latest addition to the German "Metal Commando" arrived Monday (December 5) at 10:30 a.m. local time. As previously reported, PRIMAL FEAR's new album, "Devil's Ground" (view cover art here), is due ...

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AEROSMITH, GODSMACK 'Fan Management' Company Files For Bankruptcy

FansRULE, the official "fan management company" for AEROSMITH and GODSMACK (among others), has filed for Chapter 11, a procedure that allows a company to reorganize under the protection of the Federal Bankruptcy Court. FansRULE took this step so that "we could better serve and protect our commitments to fans, artists, artist management groups and employees," ...

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FINNISH METAL AWARDS 2003: Winners Announced

The 2003 installment of the Finnish Metal Music Awards (Sirkkelirock 2003) was held this past Saturday (January 3) at Tavastia Club in Helsinki. Voting was open to all the metal fans in Finland and was presented through the various media outlets that were working with the event's organizers. The winners are as follows: Finnish Band ...

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Report: First-Ever Gaelic-Speaking Heavy Metal Band To See Light Of Day

Murdo MacLeod of Scotsman.com is reporting that two Gaelic-speaking metalheads are organizing the first ever Gaelic-speaking heavy metal band, which will play a mixture of their own compositions and top metal hits, translated into Scotland's oldest living language. ARMACHDAN LÈIR-SGRIOSAIL (Weapons of Mass Destruction), headed by Alasdair MacCaluim from East Kilbride, are working on composing ...

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KALMAH Cancel Finnish Festival Appearance

Finland's KALMAH have cancelled their previously announced Feb. 7 appearance at the Kaamos - Dark Metal Night festival in Oulu, Finland. According to a post on the band's web site, "We had problems with personal time schedules which was the reason for cancelling." The band, who recently parted ways with keyboardist Pasi Hiltula, will now ...

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