SILENTIUM Add New Members

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have announced the addition of vocalist Riina Rinkinen and returning drummer Jari Ojala to the group's ranks. "It could take a while before we see them on stage, but don't be hasty, your patience shall be truly rewarded," the band write on their web site. "SILENTIUM is also rehearsing new ...

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Former MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Gets 21 Months In Prison

Gary Grado of the East Valley Tribune is reporting that a federal judge sentenced former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood to 21 months in prison Monday (August 2) for attacking a security guard with a baton. Kirkwood, 43, who was shot in the incident, pleaded guilty earlier this year to assault with a dangerous weapon. ...

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MURDERDOLLS Bassist To Tour With ROXY SAINT

MURDERDOLLS bassist Eric Griffin has teamed up with Hollywood's rising star ROXY SAINT for a U.K. tour beginning August 24. The trek will include both the Reading and Leeds festivals and several other shows around Great Britain. Eric will also be playing in Los Angeles with the NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS on August 11 at the Troubadour. ...

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NIGHTMARE Split With NAPALM RECORDS

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have parted ways with Napalm Records. "We will never forget what this label has done for us so far, giving us the breath for a second birth in 1999," the band write on their web site. "[Being that] Napalm Records [are] focusing [on] a completely different music style from what we ...

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COMMUNIC Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Norwegian progressive metallers COMMUNIC have signed a six-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut album will be recorded in October at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, ANCIENT, MANTICORA, MERCENARY). An early 2005 release is expected. COMMUNIC's most recent recording was a three-song demo entitled "Conspiracy In Mind". ...

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