PAIN MUSEUM Replace SYMPHONY X On THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR

PAIN MUSEUM, the new band featuring HALFORD members Metal Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), have replaced SYMPHONY X on the bill of the much-anticipated The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, DARK TRANQUILITY, AMON AMARTH, and CARNAL FORGE. SYMPHONY X reportedly pulled out of the trek in ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE: New MP3 Posted Online

A brand new SLAVES ON DOPE track, titled "Go", has been posted online at this location. "Go" comes off the group's sophomore effort, "Metafour", due on May 6 through Bieler Bros./ MCA Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Inches From The Mainline" was recorded in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER ...

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FINNTROLL Guitarist's Death Was Alcohol-Related

FINNTROLL/IMPALED NAZARENE guitarist Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta died Sunday morning (March 16) of injuries sustained in an alcohol-related accidental fall, it has been officially announced. Teemu was 25 years old. As previously reported, FINNTROLL recently completed work on an "acoustic/experimental" CD, titled "Visor Om Slutet" (the group's first with new singer Tapio Wilska), and were set ...

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THE CROWN Announce Album Title

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have set "Possessed 13" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in early September through Metal Blade Records. Says THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen: "We are all so fucking exited to share this album with the world. The songs kill, Johan is ...

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JACQUES BELANGER Rejoins EXCITER

Former EXCITER vocalist/frontman Jacques Belanger has rejoined the band after a one-and-a-half-year absence. As a result, Rob Degroot, who joined EXCITER in the fall of 2002, is no longer the band's vocalist. According to an official Osmose Productions newsletter, "the band felt that [Rob] was not progressing and adapting to EXCITER's signature style. EXCITER is ...

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KILLING MIRANDA To Support PARADISE LOST In The U.K.

KILLING MIRANDA have been tapped as main support to PARADISE LOST on their forthcoming U.K. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be TAPPING THE VEIN. KILLING MIRANDA describe themselves as "gothic with attitude — the sleazed-up, intellectually-charged anarchic face of darkwave music." Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 24 - Mean Fiddler – London, ...

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VIRGIN STEELE's DEFEIS: By The Hammer Of Zeus!

VIRGIN STEELE frontman David DeFeis has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "As you know, we are recording the music that will be featured onstage at the LandesTheater Schwaben's Premier of 'Lilith', this June 24 in Memmingen, Germany. A CD of this Work will not be released prior to the Premier ...

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