SHADOWCAST Seek New Bassist

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/ex-ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, are currently in search of a suitable bass player for upcoming live events. Various gigs in autumn with such acts like GRAVEWORM and MNEMIC are already being planned. Musicians around Innsbruck or Vienna preferred. Interested parties can drop the band a ...

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VOIVOD: OZZFEST Photos Posted Online

A series of live photos of VOIVOD performing at this year's Ozzfest has been posted online at this location. VOIVOD are currently touring in support of their self-titled album, the group's first to feature new bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic, ex-METALLICA). "Voivod", which was released through Newsted's own Chophouse Records, has sold 15,475 ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release Limited Double-CD Edition Of New Album

MACHINE HEAD's forthcoming album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires" (due in Europe on Oct. 13) will be available as a special limited double-CD edition with a slipcase, according to a post on the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site. "However, this version of the CD will only be available on initial store orders of the album... ...

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RAM Complete Work On Debut EP

RAM, the new Swedish band featuring ex-B-THONG drummer Morgan Pettersson and former FROZEN EYES/NME WITHIN bassist Leif Larsson, will release their debut EP, entitled "Sudden Impact", on September 9. The EP will be available for purchase through the group's web site, www.ram-metal.com. The complete track listing for "Sudden Impact" is as follows: 01. ...

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TROUBLE: 'Unplugged' Details Revealed

Reunited doom legends TROUBLE have announced the track listing for their forthcoming "Unplugged" CD, which is currently being recorded at a Chicago-area studio. According to the band's official web site, www.newtrouble.com, "Unplugged" will contain acoustic versions of five classic TROUBLE numbers along with two brand new songs, at least one of which was ...

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GRIMFIST: MP3 Clips Available For Download

GRIMFIST, the Norwegian band featuring ex-IMMORTAL drummer Horgh, have posted one-minute MP3 samples of all 10 tracks from their forthcoming debut album, "Ghouls of Grandeur", at this location. "Ghouls of Grandeur", due in the U.S. on September 23 through Candlelight Records, was recorded at Sweden's Abyss Studios with producer Peter TÃĪgtgren (MARDUK, HYPOCRISY, ...

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IMPELLITTERI: New Album To Sound Like SLIPKNOT?

IMPELLITTERI's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "System X", which is currently being recorded with producer Greg Reely (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD), will apparently mark a significant musical departure from the band's previous neo-classical offerings. Says mainman Chris Impellitteri, "The record at this point is the best record IMPELLITTERI have done. We sound completely fresh and energetic. ...

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