HALFORD Manager: GLENN TIPTON Was NOT At Las Vegas Gig

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton was not in attendance with his son at the opening-night gig of HALFORD's recent mini-tour at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to HALFORD manager John Baxter. "Glenn was not at HALFORD's performance [in Vegas on Feb. 1]," Baxter told BLABBERMOUTH.NET when ...

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NIGHT IN GALES Announce New Drummer

Germany's NIGHT IN GALES have recruited drummer Adriano Ricci (BLOOD RED ANGEL, TORTURE CHAMBER) as a replacement for Christian Bass, who announced his amicable departure from the group in September in order to pursue other musical projects. "We're just about rehearsing on a regular basis again and will record a promo as soon as possible," ...

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AETERNUS Set Release Date For 'A Darker Monument'

Norway's AETERNUS have set an April 7 European release date through Nocturnal Art Productions for their new album, "A Darker Monument". "A Darker Monument" was recorded at Greighallen Studios with producer Pytten (ENSLAVED, MORK GRYNING) and is the follow-up to 2000's "Ascension of Terror". ...

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NO RETURN Part Ways With Keyboardist, Begin Work On New Album

French thrashers NO RETURN have parted ways with keyboardist Malko Pouchin. No reason was given for Pouchin's departure. In other news, the group have commenced the songwriting process for their new studio album. Three tracks have thus far been completed for the follow-up to last year's "Machinery", tentatively due at the end of the year ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce European Tour

Long-running death metal act CANNIBAL CORPSE have lined up the following European dates during April: Apr. 17 - Münster (Breitenfeld), GER - Live Arena Apr. 18 - Vienna, AUT - Arena Apr. 19 - Budapest, HUN - Mega Club Apr. 20 - Ljubljana, SLO - Metalkova Apr. 21 - Zlin, CZ - Rc Golem Apr. ...

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FUELED II FIRE Line Up Tour Dates

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 21 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rox Feb. 23 - El Paso, TX @ The El Paso Civic Center Mar. 07 - El Paso, ...

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AMARAN: New Song Posted Online

Sweden's AMARAN, featuring ex-members of MOURNING SIGN, have posted a demo version of the track "Seven Long Years" at this location. A re-recorded version of "Seven Long Years" will appear on the band's as-yet-untitled new album, which is set to be tracked at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden between Apr. 7 and Apr. ...

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DEEPRED To Release Split CD With LOATHING

Finland's DEEPRED will release a split-CD with France's LOATHING through Several Bleeds Records in March. DEEPRED's contribution will include all three news studio tracks from the band's "Promo 2002" CD, plus two live cuts recorded at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland in November 2002. Download a full MP3 of the opening track, "The Crime", from

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