ION VEIN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN have parted ways with longtime drummer Scott Lang due to musical differences. A replacement has not yet been named. Interested parties can send e-mail inquiries to [email protected] with "drummer" in the subject box. ION VEIN have lined up a show at the Penny Road Pub in S. Barrington, Ilinois on ...

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SICK SPEED Change Name To CAFU

Atlanta's SICK SPEED, the band featuring ex-STUCK MOJO members Rich Ward (guitar/vocals) and Bud Fontsere (drums), have officially changed their name to CAFU. Says Ward: "The band was SICK SPEED for four years, and we had numerous lineup changes, and we went through some transitions, and we felt that to honor what the band is ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Helsinki Show Cancelled!

IRON MAIDEN have cancelled Monday night's (Nov. 10) show in Helsinki, Finland in order to allow singer Bruce Dickinson more time to recover from a case of the flu and severe laryngitis. The Helsinki gig marks the third cancellation in a row for MAIDEN, who were forced to call off their concerts in Rotterdam (Holland) ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Singer And Rest Of The Band Go Separate Ways

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, appears to have disintegrated over irreconcilable business-related differences, with Stevens currently standing as the sole remaining member of the group. The rest of the band — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French ...

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CHASTAIN Complete Work On New Album

CHASTAIN have set "In An Outrage" as the title for their first CD since 1997's "In Dementia". Due in early 2004 through Leviathan Records, the band's eighth release features vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the songtitles set to appear on ...

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WORLD BELOW Sign With UNDERGROUND SYMPHONY RECORDS

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have signed a one-album deal with Italy's Underground Symphony Records. The group's debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", will finally be released in January 2004, both as a digipack CD and ...

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CORETEZ Reveal Band Lineup For Long Island Gig

CORETEZ, the new group featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar, also in SOULFLY), have announced their band lineup for the group's live debut, which is scheduled to take place on November 13 at The Downtown Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS Record DEAD CAN DANCE Cover For Tribute CD

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS have recorded a version of DEAD CAN DANCE's "The Arcane" for the upcoming DEAD CAN DANCE double-CD tribute album, "The Lotuseaters". The set, which will be released through Greece's Black Lotus Records, will include additional appearances by such acts as THE GATHERING, ULVER, GREEN CARNATION, SEPTIC FLESH, HELENA IREN MICHAELSEN (IMPERIA, ...

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