SKINLESS Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have issued the following statement via their official web site: "After a decade of giving 110% to SKINLESS, vocalist Sherwood Webber is leaving the band. He is pursuing other opportunities in life that wouldn't be possible while playing in a serious touring band. We thank Sherwood for his dedication, energy ...

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VINCE NEIL: U.K. Tour Cancelled

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil's U.K. tour, which was set to take place later this month, has apparently been cancelled. Ticket agents have reportedly sent out e-mails to all ticket holders stating that the dates have been rescheduled to December 2005 (!). No further information is available at this time. ...

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MAYHEM Schedule European Tour Dates

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have lined up the following dates during January: Jan. 12 – Bergen, NOR @ Garage Jan. 13 – Kristiansand, NOR @ Markens Jan. 14 – Hamar, NOR @ Hydranten Jan. 15 – Trondheim, NOR @ Samfundet Jan. 21 – Patra, GRE @ TBA Jan. 22 – Tessaloniki, GRE @ TBA Jan. ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer Announces Lineup For 'Solo' Appearance

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has announced the lineup of his solo band for his upcoming appearance in Slovakia on November 20. The band's lineup will consist of the following: Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS) - vocals Mirka Rantanen (THUNDERSTONE, TUNNELVISION, WARMEN) - drums Lauri Porra (TUNNELVISION) - Bass Tuomas Wäinölä (HEARTPLAY, NYLON BEAT)- guitars Mikko Harkin (WINGDOM, ...

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THUNDERSTONE Begin Recording New Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced work on their third album at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki for an April 2005 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Recording sessions for the follow-up to this year's "The Burning" will last until the end of the year, while the mixing process will take place in early 2005. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Explain Show Cancellations

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been forced to cancel their previously announced shows in Madrid (Spain) and Montpellier (France) after singer Tony Kakko came down with a fever and infected throat. The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "On November 2nd, we had a show in Paris, La Locomotive. During the ...

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