MANNHAI Part Ways With Singer, Vow To Carry On

Vocalist Joanitor Muurinen (ex-XYSMA) has decided to leave Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, according to a posting on the group's web site. "He'll perform on the next few gigs with us, but after that we will go our separate ways. The split is not acrimonious, far from it, and we'll remain good friends. Janitor will now ...

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SOULGRIND Finish Recording New Album

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have completed the recordings for their new album, "The Origins of the Paganblood", and are currently mixing the effort for a late January 2005 release via France's Holy Records. The band have abandoned the idea of including a DVD with the ...

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THE 69 EYES Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 1

THE 69 EYES' new album, "Devils" (Virgin/EMI), entered the Finnish album chart at No. 1. View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills", "Devils" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and was preceded by a single containing the album's title cut. The album is ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist Talks About 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel

QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: How is it you're incorporating a preview of "Operation: Mindcrime II"? Is it ...

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REDEMPTION To Begin Mixing New CD

Sensory Records recording artists REDEMPTION are going to be utilizing the servives of "an amazing producer" during the mixing process for their new album, tentatively titled "The Fullness of Time", according to a posting on their web site. "Got to keep in a secret for a few more weeks but Bernie [Versailles, guitar] and I ...

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TESTAMENT: 1989 'Bootleg' Live DVD Now Available

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering the second live "bootleg" in DVD format for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live at Santa Monica Civic December 16, 1989" was filmed in Santa Monica, CA during the band's tour in support of their third album, "Practice ...

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