SARGATANAS REIGN Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Swedish death metallers SARGATANAS REIGN have parted ways with singer Magnus "Devo" Andersson (ex-MARDUK, CARDINAL SIN, DEAR MUTANT). "This decision was made as a group and there is no personal problems between us," the band write on their web site. "Devo will join us as a producer in the making of our forthcoming album which ...

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YYRKOON Sign With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS

French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON have inked a deal with Osmose Productions. The group's third album, titled "Occult Medicine", was recorded and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and features 12 "madness songs" with a "horror/fantastic" theme. A bonus video will be filmed soon and will be included on the CD. The LP version will ...

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ADRIFT: Video Posted Online

ADRIFT, the hard rock project featuring CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen, have completed work on their video for the track "Empty Dreams". Shot on professional DV, and directed and edited by Gary Schutt (of Jeff Scott Soto fame), the clip is a social commentary on "picking up the pieces of a shattered life and moving ...

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ICED EARTH: More Sellouts Announced

The following dates on the upcoming ICED EARTH North American tour dates have officially sold out: Apr. 28 - Montreal, QUE @ The Medley Apr. 29 - New York, NY @ BB King’s Apr. 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero May 02 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx The tour, also featuring CHILDREN OF BODOM and ...

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SUSPERIA Announce Norwegian Dates

SUSPERIA follow their explosive appearance at this year's Inferno Festival with more live dates throughout Norway. The band have just announced details of a short Norwegian tour in support of their new album, "Unlimited". "Unlimited", which is being released through the Tabu label, is already out in Norway where it is receiving public and critical ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Set Release Date For 'Warkult'

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set a June 28 European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their ninth full-length album, "Warkult". The album is expected in the U.S. in late July. Said to be the band's "most diverse and punishing record to date," "Warkult" was recorded at Liquid Ghost Recording Studio in ...

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UFO: American Tour Cancelled

UFO's American tour has been officially cancelled. The following is guitarist Vinnie Moore's statement on the matter: "Hello everyone, Vinnie here. I am extremely sorry to have to report that the UFO U.S. tour has been postponed. I was just informed that we have run into an immigrations problem that no one in their wildest ...

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Report: Has Heavy Metal Gone Soft?

Rafer Guzmán of Newsday writes: "Is heavy metal — once the angriest and scariest form of rock on the planet — going soft? The genre has always taken different forms, from the devilish BLACK SABBATH in the 1970s to the rap-rocking LIMP BIZKIT of today. But these days, metal is taking on a surprising new ...

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Former HADES Guitarist Engages In Old KISS Worship

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update: "I know a lot of people out there hate KISS...but a lot of us worship the old stuff...last weekend I sang and played guitar on 'Rip It Out' by Ace Frehley and 'Going Blind' from the 'Hotter Than Hell' album. Jimmy Schulman played bass ...

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