BOLT THROWER Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER have announced the departure of vocalist Dave Ingram. In a statement, the band said, "Dave has been suffering with health and personal problems for a while now and he has decided that it would be best if he left the band to concentrate on his recovery. We would like ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Action-Figure 'Boxed Set' Due In November

McFarlane Toys will be releasing a MÖTLEY CRÜE action-figure "Deluxe Boxed Set" in November 2004. Several photos of the CRÜE toys can be viewed at this location. The brainchild of Grammy- and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn and founder of Spawn.com), Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Explains OZZY's Camden No-Show

Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne has issued the following statement regarding Ozzy's no-show at the Ozzfest stop in Camden, NJ on August 26: "To those who attended the Ozzfest show in Camden on August 26, "I would like to address the few complaints that have arisen from BLACK SABBATH’s performance with Rob Halford [JUDAS PRIEST] ...

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USURPER Complete Work On 'Cryptobeast'

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have completed work on their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast". Recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax Studios with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE), "Cryptobeast" marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dan "Tyrantor" Lawson and the return of the band's original drummer, Joe "Apocalyptic" Warlord. Commented singer ...

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FORCE OF EVIL To Enter Studio In September

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), will enter Jailhouse studio in Horsens, Denmark on September 6 with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS) to begin recording their sophomore ...

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NAPALM DEATH Enter Studio To Record New Album

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are currently preparing to record their forthcoming studio album. Commenting on why the band chose to record in Wales, vocalist Barney Greenway had this to say: "The studio is called Foel Studios in the town of Foel, North Wales (PORCUPINE TREE, OZRIC TENTACLES), and is owned by the original bass ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Audio Interview Posted Online

A 55-minute audio interview with JUDAS PRIEST, recorded last month during the band's appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM, has been made available for download. Check it out: Part#1 (mp3, 8.9 MB), Part#2 (mp3, 10.9 MB). JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated new studio album is scheduled for ...

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GORGOROTH Recruit Session Musicians For Upcoming Tour

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have recruited drummer Dirge Rep (ORCUSTUS, ex-ENSLAVED, GEHENNA) and guitarist Teloch (ORCUSTUS, NIDINGR) as session musicians for their upcoming European and Mexican tours. GORGOROTH will embark on the "Twilight of the Idols" European headlining tour in early October. Support at all shows will come from 1349, the Norwegian group featuring SATYRICON ...

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