OIL Call It Quits

OIL, the Long Beach, California-based Christian metal band featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have officially called it quits. Before going their separate ways, the group will perform one last show on Saturday, August 14 at The Lighthouse in Long Beach. Also appearing on the bill will be the classic heavy metal band RECON (featuring ...

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STORMLORD Filming New Video

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD are currently filming a video for the track "Under The Boards (195, M.A.)" with director Brigida Costa. "The story will speak about a psycho/medical serial killer who come out at night to stalk his victims and then trap them in his clinic of horror," the band write on their ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Working On Fusion Project

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross is currently working on a fusion project with Greek producer/engineer Hugo Varvoglis on bass/saxophone and Berklee graduate Peter Aslanidis on guitar. A few demos have already been recorded at the Hype Studios in Athens, Greece and the production is set for autumn this year. Commented Cross: "I always wanted to ...

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DARKTHRONE: Release Date Set For 'Sardonic Wrath'

Moonfog Records has set a September 6 release date for the new DARKTHRONE album, "Sardonic Wrath". The follow-up to last year's "Hate Them" features cover artwork by Lorenzo Mariani (MARDUK, ABORYM) and contains the following track listing: 01. Information Wants To Be Syndicated (4:20) 02. Sjakk Matt Jesu Krist (4:03) 03. Straightening Sharks ...

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LOCKDOWN To Appear On Compilation CD

LOCKDOWN, the "East Coast Hardcore" band featuring Eric Roi (former lead vocalist of BILE), Jeff X (former guitarist of BILE and the late '80s metal group NAPALM), and Bob Proimos (former drummer of NAPALM), will debut their song "Enlightenment" on the next Sadistic Records compilation. A release date has yet to be announced. LOCKDOWN, who ...

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BESEECH Announce New Guitarist

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have announced the addition of guitarist Manne Engström to the group's ranks. Engström has previously played in bands such as CEMETARY, SUNDOWN and FATAL EMBRACE and is also part owner and engineer at the StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden where BESEECH have recorded all their albums so far. As previously reported, BESEECH ...

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BETHLEHEM Complete Work On New Album

German "dark" metallers BETHLEHEM have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Mein Weg", for a September release through Red Stream Records. Featuring ten songs with a running time of over sixty minutes, "Mein Weg" is said to have it all: "distinctive melancholic melodies, sturdy heavy metal riffs, rapid black metal blast beats, mega-slow doom ...

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