VEX RED Part Ways With Singer, Band Future Uncertain

Ending weeks of speculation, VEX RED drummer Ben Calvert and bassist/programmer Keith Lambert have announced that lead singer Terry Abbott has left the band. Speaking to the fans on the group's official message board, Keith had this to say: "The reason I have been silent for so long is because I haven't known where we ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Complete Demo, Launch Web Site

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have completed a three-song demo at XXX studios in Tampa, Florida. The tracks featured on the demo are as follows: 01. Soul Disment 02. Under Existence 03. Denounciation UNHOLY GHOST, whose lineup is completed by ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Announce Tour Dates, Continue Work On Demo

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the following dates: Mar. 01 – Hollywood, CA @ The Garage (Metal For Cancer) Jun. 09 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy (w/ IMMOLATION, GRAVE) The Metal For Cancer benefit for Tony "Bones" Hernandez will be headlined ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Line Up Texan Gigs

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-SYRUP drummer Michael Brueggen, have announced the following dates during March: Mar. 13 - Room 710 - Austin, TX Mar. 14 - Red Eye Fly - Austin, TX ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Issue Special 3-Disc Edition Of 'Symbol Of Salvation'

ARMORED SAINT will release a special three-disc edition of their classic LP, "Symbol of Salvation", complete with special digi-box packaging. The set, due in April through Metal Blade Records, will include the following: Disc 1: The original record, remastered — and Mpeg video files of the two accompanying videos: "Reign of Fire" and "Last Train ...

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MARCOS CURIEL: I Was Fired From P.O.D.

Ex-P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has lashed out at his former bandmates, claiming that he was fired from the band last week because he has other projects and because of differences in religious philosophies. "I was hoping I could do what Maynard [Keenan] does," Curiel told MTV.com. "He's in TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE. That's obviously ...

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MACHINE HEAD: In A 'Cover' Mood

MACHINE HEAD have announced plans to record three cover songs as selected by the members of the group's official forum at www.machinehead1.com. According to MH mainman Robert Flynn, "We have decided that we are going to record three cover songs of [the forum members'] choice, and then post them on 'The MH1 Board', ...

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THRESHOLD To Record Live CD/DVD

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD will be recording a live DVD and double album in Holland on June 6. The concert will take place at De Boerderij in Zoetermeer, where THRESHOLD last performed in 2001 during the Hypothetical tour. Tentatively titled "Critical Energy", the CD/DVD will feature songs from every THRESHOLD album as well as an ...

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