PLANET X Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Progressive instrumentalists PLANET X have parted ways with longtime guitarist Tony MacAlpine. MacAlpine played on the band's first three albums, "Universe" (2000), "Live in Oz" (2002) and "Moon Babies" (2002). Keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and drummer Virgil Donati have already announced Tony's replacement — T.J. Helmerich. The trio have been working on ...

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VOND Reissue Set For U.S. Release

Norway's VOND, the side-project of the artist more popularly known as MORTIIS, will have their "rare and controversial" recording, "Selvmord", released in the U.S. on May 18 through Candlelight Records. Issued to limited release in 1997 (under the guise of "Slipp Sorgen Los"), "Selvmord" is a four-song, 50-minute ambient adventure that showcased for the first ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: 'Best Of' CD To Surface Next Month

Frontiers Records have secured the rights for the European release of PRAYING MANTIS "The Best of Praying Mantis" album for a June 17 release. The album encompasses all classic of a more than 20 years long career for one of the prime movers of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene, including such ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Play Legendary NYC Club CBGB: Photos Available

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), played a special gig at the legendary New York City club CBGB on Wednesday (May 5) as part of their "Honeymoon From Hell" U.S. ...

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NAPALM DEATH Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group's first release through the label is expected to be the long-completed collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". Commented NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway: "I'm very happy to announce that NAPALM DEATH ...

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GRIFFIN Launch Search For New Vocalist

Norwegian metal act GRIFFIN have posted the following message on their official web site: "As the old cliche goes, we've got some good news and we've got some bad news.... First of all we're happy to tell you all that [singer] Pete [Beck] is done with his surgery, has made a full recovery and is ...

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