SILENTIUM Announce New Singer, Offer Album Samples

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have replaced singer Tiina Lehvonen with Maija Turunen. Both Tiina and Maija can be heard on the group's upcoming third full-length CD, "Harmátia de Prudence", due in late spring/early summer release through Spikefarm Records. The album, which was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland, was produced by NIGHTWISH mainman ...

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KISS Vow To Continue Using Pyro Despite Rhode Island Tragedy

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons have have vowed to continue using pyrotechnic displays at their concerts despite the Rhode Island nightclub tragedy that claimed 97 lives. "People want a thrill, people love spectacle and people love to be entertained," Stanley told The Associated Press. "That's why people go to horror movies, why ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Begin Mixing 'This Is Hell'

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore full-length album, "This is Hell", tentatively due in September/October through Regain Records. The CD — the ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother Endorses Upcoming DEATH Tribute

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a brief statement regarding the upcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. Says Jane: "[Chuck's sister] Beth gave permission [for the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Appear On MUCH MUSIC's 'IMX'

ROB ZOMBIE will be appearing on Much Music USA's "IMX" show this coming Wednesday, Feb. 26. Much Music is opening their New York studio audience to fans — on a first come, first served basis — to be there with Zombie. Audience members will need to be available from 4:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. this ...

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