APOCALYPSE RISING Completing Work On Debut Demo

APOCALYPSE RISING, the new "power metal/early '80s thrash" band featuring former MALEVOLENT CREATION drummer Alex Marquez and his former SOLSTICE bandmate/guitarist Dennis Munoz, are putting the finishing touches on their six-track demo. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows: 01. One For Tomorrow 02. Death Blow 03. The Return 04. Live On ...

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Former AMARAN Drummer Joins CELLOUT

Former AMARAN drummer Robin Bergh has joined a brand-new Swedish band called CELLOUT. The group, whose musical style is described as "hard but still melodic metal" with loads of "dynamics," played their first show with Bergh at Pub Anchor in Stockholm Thursday night (April 29). For more information on CELLOUT, including samples of their music, ...

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BRUTUS Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Dutch death metallers BRUTUS have parted ways with guitarist Bastærd (TEXTURES, ex-LOST SACRAMENT). No reason was given for his departure. The group are currently seeking a replacement. All applicants must have "great instrument control and experience, [and] must be able to improvise and play solos. Riff contribution is a MUST. Keen sense on the engineering ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Art Of Live' CD Due In June

QUEENSRŸCHE's recently released DVD, "The Art of Live", will be issued on CD format on June 8 through Sanctuary Records. Although the track listing is still being worked out, rumors are that "Comfortably Numb" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" are being replaced by "Anybody Listening", according to a posting on the band's web site. No ...

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CLUTCH: Videogame Mania

CLUTCH's track "Immortal" is featured on the new Eidos Interactive game "Hitman Contracts" for PlayStation 2, X-Box and PC. In addition, the group's song "The Mob Goes Wild" will be featured in the upcoming Eidos release "Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood". In other news, CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon was recently interviewed by IGN.com, ...

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VINDIKATION Finish Mixing Debut CD

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have finished mixing their debut CD, "Chamber of Discontent" for a summer release. The recording contains 10 tracks with a running time of 45 minutes. Mastering for the ...

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EXCITER Set Release Date For Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER have set "New Testament - Coven of Re-Recorded Classics" as the title of their upcoming collection of reworked early songs, due June 7 through France's Osmose Productions. A North American release through The End Records is expected a short time later. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: ...

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