OBLITERATION Guitarist Forms New Thrash Metal Band CREMAINS

OBLITERATION rhythm guitarist Cesar Vallejo has formed a brand-new thrash metal band called CREMAINS. The group's current lineup is as follows: Cesar Vallejo (OBLITERATION) - Bass Christian Vallejo (live/session bass for OBLITERATION) - Guitars Gabe Mera (MYSELF AM HELL, ACTIVATOR) – Guitars Javier Medina (BLOOD OF KINGS, SUN DESCENDS) - Drums The band, whose musical ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Nymphetamine' E-Card Available

A brand-new CRADLE OF FILTH E-card, containing streaming audio versions of the songs "Nymphetamine" and "Gilded Cunt", can be accessed at this location. "Nymphetamine" and "Gilded Cunt" come off CRADLE OF FILTH's new album, "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women), due on September 28 through Roadrunner Records. ...

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EXTOL Announce New Members

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have announced the addition of guitarists Tor Glidje and Ole Halvard Sveen to the group's ranks. "After our two guitarists (Ole and Christer) left the band in February this year, we pretty much found ourselves standing on bare ground in the search for new, dedicated members, but also in the ...

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Norway's CADAVER Split Up

Norwegian technical death metallers CADAVER have "decided to split up after 15 years of underground service and four studio albums," according to a posting on the group's official web site. "We would like to thank our fans for all these years and all the people who supported us. Thank you all!!!!" Formed in ...

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ILL NINO Drop Off SOULFLY Tour Following Post-Show Brawl

ILL NINO have reportedly dropped off the remaining dates on the SOULFLY U.S. tour following an altercation between current SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and ILL NINO frontman Cristian Machado after the two bands' joint appearance in Royal Oak, MI this past Sunday (Sept. 5). According to several eyewitness accounts, the fight erupted as ...

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THE CLAN DESTINED: Debut Demo Details Revealed

THE CLAN DESTINED, the new project featuring vocalist Martin Walkyier (ex-SKYCLAD, SABBAT) and bassist Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL), are preparing to enter the studio to record their first official demo, entitled "In The Big Ending…". This very limited-edition release, which will be made available solely via the group's official homepage, will contain the following cuts: 01. Swinging ...

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DEATHSTARS Begin Recording New Album

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have issued the following update on their recent activities: "We have had some really cool festival shows this summer, the Wave Gotik Treffen, the Zillo Festival and last but not least the Stockholm Pride which is undoubtedly the most bizarre show we ever did. Both the Wave Gotik Treffen and the Zillo Festival ...

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STRYPER Part Ways With Bassist TIMOTHY GAINES

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER have officially parted ways with bassist Timothy Gaines. The group's statement on the matter is as follows: "After much prayer, deep consideration, conversations, and deliberation, it has been decided, by all four of the original members of STRYPER that bassist Timothy Gaines will not be performing with the band during ...

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KAI HANSEN To Perform HELLOWEEN Set With STORMWARRIOR

German power metallers STORMWARRIOR will be joined by former HELLOWEEN and current GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen for a special "Walls of Jericho" set during the "after-party" for the "34 000 Ton Metal Cruise" on September 25 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. Also set to perform at the after-party is Finland's IMPALED NAZARENE. Tickets for ...

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