Former CELTIC FROST Guitarist Signs With SONIC WAVE INTERNATIONAL

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, will be issuing its sophomore album, "No Such Soul", this fall through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) will be available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, FYE, Sam Goody, Amazon.com, CD NOW, Music Boulevard, CD ...

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HEATHEN Announce New Bassist

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have announced the addition of bassist Jon Torres to the group's ranks. Torres is no stranger to the Bay Area metal scene, having participated in such bands as THUNDERHEAD, WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT and ANGEL WITCH. HEATHEN, who are rumored to have parted ways with previous ...

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Former MASSEMORD Singer Issues New CD

Der Henker, former singer of the Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD, has released a limited-edition, self-titled CD that is currently available for order only via the MASSEMORD web site. In related news, the drummer of the American black metal band SIN ORIGIN is said to be in talks with MASSEMORD to become the ...

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ELDRITCH Announce New Bass Player

Italian progressive-aggressive metal band ELDRITCH have announced the addition of bassist John Crystal to the band's ranks. Crystal joins the band as the replacement for Lisa Oliveiro, who decided to leave ELDRITCH to concentrate on her own band, ICYCORE. Commented singer Terence Holler: "Lisa gave us a great hand for the album but now she's ...

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RHAPSODY: 'Unholy Warcry' Video Posted Online

Italian symphonic metal band RHAPSODY have uploaded their video for the track "Unholy Warcry" (short version) at their official web site. Check it out here (scroll down and click on "Unholy Warcry video added" under "Site Updates"). "Unholy Warcry" (short version) comes off the group's new mini-CD, entitled "The Dark Secret", which was ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES Play First New York Show

The CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, played their first New York show yesterday (June 24) as part of a private event for JVC Electronics. Cantrell told Launch that for Duffy and himself, the VAMPYRES bring back the feeling of just ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set Their Sights On North America

MONSTER MAGNET are gearing up for a fall tour of North America in support of their new album "Monolithic Baby!" Early confirmations are as follows: Aug. 29 – WNOR's Lunatic Luau VIII at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA (w/ SLIPKNOT, SALIVA, DROWNING POOL and more) Sep. 26 – WAAF's Locobazooka at Fitchburg Municipal ...

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