FATAL SMILE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE have completed work on their new album, "Neo-Natural Freaks", tentatively due before the end of the year through GMR Music. The recording sessions took place at Gig and Soundtrade studios in Stockholm with producer HP Camper (a.k.a. former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Jonas Östman), while the mixing duties ...

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THE ETERNAL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have parted ways with guitarist Chris Burton. Former NEPLUSULTRA guitarist Matt Castles will be taking Burton's spot in the band for their upcoming tours, including a show in Hong Kong and a slot on the Doomination of Europe II festival. "We will decide when we get ...

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DEADSY To Support ORGY In Hollywood

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), will be playing with ORGY at The Key Club in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 26. It is an all-ages show with those under 18 being required to buy two drink/food tickets ($6 total) ...

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MORBID ANGEL Part Ways With EARACHE RECORDS, Seek New Label Home

Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL have parted ways with longtime label Earache Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The band, whose last Earache album, 2003's "Heretic", has sold 21,295 copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, are actively seeking a new label home. The SoundScan figures for the group's entire catalog are as ...

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DESTINY Cancel METAL MEET FESTIVAL Appearance

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Metal Meet Festival on July 30 due to health reasons. "This means that Kristoffer Göbel, the band's singer, can’t perform live until he has regained his strength," the band write on their web site. "DESTINY will not use a stand-in singer live. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist TOMMY STINSON: More Tour Details Revealed

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson will be embarking on a solo tour in August/September. Stinson will be touring in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", which was released this week through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los ...

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VEHEMENCE Announce Tour Dates

VEHEMENCE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based melodic death metallers, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jul. 30 - El Paso, TX - The Key Lounge Jul. 31 - Juarez, Mexico - Planet Rock Aug. 02 – Houston, TX - Engine Room Aug. 03 – TBA Aug. 04 - TBA Aug. 05 - Harlingen, ...

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