H.I.M. Become HER

In the "we-are-not-kidding" department: Finland's H.I.M. (which stands for HIS INFERNAL MAJESTY) recently serviced their European smash single, "Join Me", to US stations under the group moniker HER after they were threatened with legal action by a band from Chicago who registered the HIM name in the US. The Illinois-based act's mainman, Doug Sharin, appears ...

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WASHOE Confirmed For Sweden's BLOW UP A PANDA Festival

Sweden's WASHOE, the new band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), have been confirmed for the Blow Up A Panda festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 3-4 in Handen, Gula Villan, just outside Stockholm. ...

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BEEHLER: MP3 Posted Online

BEEHLER, the new band consisting of original EXCITER members Dan Beehler (drums/vocals) and Allan Johnson (bass), along with guitarists Sean Brophy and Scott Walsh, have posted an MP3 of the song "Used Bitch" online at this location. As previously reported, BEEHLER have finished writing 75% of the material for their debut album, which ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have been confirmed for the rescheduled Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which is set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on August 23-24. BLAZE will reportedly headline the first night, with three other acts scheduled to perform beforehand. Doors ...

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ABIGOR Cancel SKELETON BASH FESTIVAL Appearance

Austrian black metal outfit ABIGOR have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Skeleton Bash Festival in Innsbruck, Austria on July 27th after guitarist Peter K. was injured in an accident. As a result, the recording of the group's new album, Warmachine (Angel's Fall), has been delayed indefinitely. Following the release of Warmachine sometime ...

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THE SERVANTS To Embark On Mini-Tour

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have lined up the following dates during August/September: Aug.15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/MOUNTAIN) Aug. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims (w/M.I.R.V., MANMADEGOD) Aug. 23 – Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theatre (w/M.I.R.V.) Aug. 24 – Guerneville, CA ...

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SKINDRED Record BBC RADIO WALES Session

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, recorded a session for BBC Radio Wales on Thursday, July 11th. To download the interview and the three tracks performed during the session—"Babylon", "Pressure" and "World Domination"—click here. In other news, SKINDRED are about to start writing some new ideas in their rehearsal space ...

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