CALLENISH CIRCLE To Support DISMEMBER In September

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE will embark on a short Benelux mini-tour with Swedish old-school death metal legend DISMEMBER in September. Two shows in Holland and one show in Belgium are confirmed. Other bands on the bill are Dutch thrashers OCCULT and the Swedish band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY vocalist Johan Liiva. JUDGEMENT ...

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BUDGIE: Early Albums To Be Reissued

BUDGIE will be headlining an open-air festival near Lublin, Poland on Saturday, May 1 to commemorate Poland's entry into the European Union. In other news, plans exist for BUDGIE's entire back catalogue to be reissued in a remaster series. Each CD will have notes from interviews with the band about their recollections of the albums ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Has No Fear About Facing PHILIP ANSELMO

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell was recently asked by Belgium's Concreteweb.be what might happen if he were to run into his former PANTERA bandmate, SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Philip Anselmo, at a festival somewhere. "What will I do? I don't fear that day ever!" Dimebag replied. "I just get on with my business, and do my fucking ...

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MAJESTY Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Germany's MAJESTY have parted ways with rhythm guitarist Udo Keppner and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] In other news, MAJESTY recently replaced bassist Martin Hehn with Marcus Bielenberg. "Marcus already mastered his first gigs in Poland and in the Czech Republic fantastically and he is a true ...

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GORGOROTH Confirm Drummer's Departure

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have confirmed the departure of drummer Kvitrafn due to "personal reasons." "[The] good news is that Frost (SATYRICON, 1349) has agreed to be the new drummer," reads a post on the group's web site. "He will start working together with GORGOROTH in the beginning of May, when the band starts an ...

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FIREBIRD To Record New Album In The Summer

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will enter the studio in the summer to record their fourth album, tentatively due later in the year through Japan's JVC Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Needle In The Groove", "Flying Blind", "Play The Fool" and "Bread, Butter & ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI: The ROLLING STONE Interview

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi sat down with Rolling Stone magazine on March 31 to discuss what made Ozzy famous long before MTV: the glory days of BLACK SABBATH, the band from Birmingham, England, that put the heavy into heavy metal. The occasion for the interview was the imminent release of "Black Box", a box ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: 'Needled 24/7' Video To Debut This Weekend

CHILDREN OF BODOM's video for "Needled 24/7" will make its "Headbanger's Ball" debut this Saturday, April 24. In addition, the band will be the featured guests on the May 8 episode of the popular MTV2 show. CHILDREN OF BODOM recently completed work on a new EP, "Trashed, Lost & Strungout", due this summer through Spinefarm ...

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