PLATITUDE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Swedish progressive power metal band PLATITUDE have parted ways with drummer Marcus Höher. "This was an entirely professional decision, we parted ways because of musical differences," the group write on their web site. "We want to thank Marcus for the time spent, and the impact on the band and our music. We wish him all ...

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FOREFATHER To Appear On BURZUM Tribute CD

England's FOREFATHER have contributed the music to one track ("Rhyming With Thunder") on the upcoming FOLKEARTH album "A Nordic Poem", tentatively due later in the year. In addition, FOREFATHER have recorded new version of their cover of BURZUM's "Beholding the Daughters of the Firmament" for an upcoming BURZUM tribute CD to be released by Perverted ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Complete Work On New Album

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have completed work on their sophomore album, "Fall Grave Silence", tentatively due in October/Novemeber through Rage Of Achilles Records. The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto. The mastering sessions ...

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METALLICA Guitarist's Grandmother Passes Away

Kirk Hammett's (METALLICA) grandmother Baleriana Oyao, who was profiled in the June 9 edition of The Gilroy Dispatch as one of Gilroy, California's longest living residents, passed away on July 18 at her Gilroy, California home. She was 102. During her interview with The Gilroy Dispatch, Baleriana revealed that she was recently able ...

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KISS: Washington D.C. Concert Filmed For DVD Release

KISS' July 24 performance at the Nissan Pavilion in Washington, D.C. was filmed for future DVD release, frontman Paul Stanley announced during the gig. The group's complete set list for the show was as follows: 01. Love Gun 02. Deuce 03. Makin' Love 04. Lick It Up 05. All The Way 06. Got To Choose ...

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SAXON Singer Says The New Album Is A Mixture Of Early And New Influences

SAXON frontman frontman Biff Byford recently spoke to the U.K.'s long-running magazine Terrorizer about the group's brand-new album, "Lionheart", due on September 20 through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Killing Ground" was completed at Gems24 studio near Boston, Lincolnshire, England with producer Charlie Bauerfeind and features artwork by Paul R. Gregory, who had previously ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO-Era RAINBOW DVD Due In August

Classic Rock Productions have announced on the release of a RAINBOW DVD, entitled "Inside Rainbow 1975-1979". The disc is said to be the first ever DVD to contain extensive footage of the Dio-fronted RAINBOW lineup in concert. Also featured is an extensive interview with former RAINBOW frontman Doogie White (currently in YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE). "Inside ...

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KISS To Help Feed The Hungry

Some of the ticket sales for KISS' upcoming show at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, FL will help feed the hungry, according to www.wear3.com. On Monday, July 26, you can get a ticket to KISS' August 1 show at the Civic Center for twenty dollars — provided that you also donate canned ...

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