ARCH NEMESIS Announce New Guitarist

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have announced the addition of guitarist Lars Solbakken to the group's ranks. "Solbakken has been brought in to replace Mr. Motvind on the rhythm guitar," ARCH NEMESIS write on their web site. "His first gig with the band will be at the Elements Of Metal Festival in December. We are still ...

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DARKSIDE To Enter Studio Next Week

Long-running Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE will enter X-Line Studios in Bratislava, Slovakia on October 4 to begin recording their new album, "Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Pillars of ´Err", "Gods of Death", "The Myth of Reason", "Suite in Pain Major" and "Amber". The album will ...

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RE:IGNITION Performing First Label Showcase Gig

RE:IGNITION, the new band featuring SKINLAB mainman Steev Esquivel, are performing a showcase gig Thursday night (Sept. 30) at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. "We're very excited and nervous at the same time," Esquivel said. "This will be our first time showcasing for labels and industry peeps. If things go as ...

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AC/DC Fans Warned To Leave New Street Sign Alone

Australia's Herald Sun is reporting that extra security measures are planned to prevent fans from removing the ACDC Lane signs in Mebourne after they are installed Friday (Oct. 1). Lord Mayor John So will install the signs at what was Corporation Lane, off Flinders Lane in the block between Exhibition and Russell streets. Councillor Kimberley ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH Announce New Drummer

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have announced the addition of drummer KC Howard (ODIUS MORTEM) to the group's ranks. "Now that we are a complete force, we are gearing the band for shows and touring in the months ahead,' the group write on their web site. DECREPIT BIRTH's full-length debut, "...And Time Begins", ...

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PENTACLE Finish Recording New Album

Long-running Dutch death metallers PENTACLE have finished recording their new album, "Under the Black Cross", tentatively due in early 2005 through Iron Pegasus Records. "The result is better than we had expected it to be," the band write on their web site. "In about two weeks we're going to mix the album, but this rough ...

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