JOSH HOMME Leaves EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

MTV.com reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme is temporarily leaving the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, the side band he drums in under the alias Carlo Von Sexron. In a cryptic letter posted on www.qotsa.com, Homme said he was being replaced by sometime Homme-collaborator Joey "Sexy Mexy" Castillo on the group's upcoming West ...

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APARTMENT 26 Split Up

APARTMENT 26, the British band featuring singer Biff Butler (son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), have announced their decision to disband following their recent parting-of-the-ways with the Atlantic label. The split with Atlantic, which took place less than three months after the release of the group's sophomore album, "Music For The Massive", marked the ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Guitarist To Perform With KAMELOT At PROGPOWER V

BEN JACKSON GROUP, featuring former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson, are currently searching for "a tight, strong, enthusiastic bassist (male or female) with backing vocal ability that will be a dedicated addition to an original project of high caliber and direction," according to a posting on the band's web site. Interested parties should send a ...

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DRAGONLAND: Japanese Version Of "Starfall' To Include Bonus Track

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have secured a Japanese licensing deal with King Records for the release of their third album, "Starfall". The CD will be issued in Japan on October 27 and will include a bonus track, a cover of X-JAPAN's "Rusty Nail". The follow-up to 2002's "Holy War", "Starfall" was recorded ...

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LECHEROUS NOCTURNE Announce New Bassist

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, the Greenville, SC-based extreme metal band featuring NILE guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade on drums, have announced the addition of bassist Joe Payne (ex-LUST OF DECAY) to the group's ranks. Rounding out the group's lineup is Kreishloff (guitars), Chris Lollis (guitars) and Hohenstein (vocals). More information is available at www.lecherousnocturne.com. ...

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SOILWORK Begin Recording New Album

Swedish melodic death thrashers SOILWORK have entered Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO) to begin recording their sixth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. Next week, the recording sessions will be moving to the Fascination Street studios in Örebro. With regards to the ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: 'Uhr-Nazuur' Video Posted Online

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have uploaded the video for their track "Uhr-Nazuur" at this location. "Just remember it's nothing special really as we ...

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EXODUS To Recruit Former WARDANCE Singer For South American Tour

EXODUS will likely be utilizing the services of singer John Miller for their South American tour, which scheduled to kick off Friday (Sept. 17) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Miller is a local Bay Area singer who had previously played with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and drummer Tom Hunting in WARDANCE, the ill-fated mid-'90s act that ...

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