EXODUS: South American Tour Cancelled?

Argentine news reporter Gustavo Olmedo announced on Thursday (Sept. 16) on his radio show ("Apaga la Tele" on Rock & Pop radio) that EXODUS cancelled their entire South American tour due to the fact that the Brazilian promoter was no longer receptive to the idea of the group coming over with a fill-in vocalist (following ...

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SOIL Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Chicago's SOIL have parted ways with vocalist Ryan McCombs, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. An official press release announcing McCombs' departure will be made available later today. SOIL, who recently split with J Records, will commence the auditioning process for a new singer soon. The band have started writing material for the follow-up to this year's ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Announce Touring Drummer

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS have announceed the addition of drummer Minnesota Pete Campbell (THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, ex-SIXTY WATT SHAMEN) to the group's ranks. Campbell "will be the drummer for the European tour dates," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No plans beyond that regarding the permanent position." PLACE OF SKULLS' previous drummer, ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Release New EP In November

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will be issuing a new EP, entitled "Lost to Apathy", on November 15 through Century Media Records. For the price of a regular single, the fans will get the following tracks and bonus features: 01. Lost to Apathy 02. Derivation TNB 03. The Endless Feed (Chaos Seed Remix) 04. Undo Control (live) ...

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RAGE: 20th Anniversary Tour Details Revealed

German power metallers RAGE have announced the details of their 20th anniversary tour, which is scheduled to kick off November 19 in the Czech Republic. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 19 - Plzen, CZR @ Serikovka Nov. 20 - Zlin, CZR @ Golem Club Nov. 21 - Budapest, HUN @ E-Klub Nov. 23 - ...

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Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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LORDS OF THUNDER: AMORPHIS Members' Cover Band To Embark On Finnish Tour

LORDS OF THUNDER, the Finnish heavy metal/hard rock cover band featuring members of AMORPHIS and SUBURBAN TRIBE, will be embarking on a tour of Finland in late September. The group, which performs songs from such acts as WHITESNAKE, IRON MAIDEN and W.A.S.P., consists of the following musicians: Janne Joutsenniemi (SUBURBAN TRIBE) Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS) Santeri ...

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