Label: Singer MANIAC Has Not Left MAYHEM

MAYHEM's record label, Seasons of Mist, has dismissed as untrue rumors of singer Maniac's departure from the group. Their statement on the matter is as follows: "The fast-traveling rumor that informs the reader and listener on Maniac parting ways with MAYHEM and Attila Csihar joining the band is not true. There are currently no plans ...

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Former TENFOLD, TOIZ Members Join Forces In END THE WEEK

Former TENFOLD vocalist Justin Butler, ex-TOIZ guitarist Adam Wondolowski and former TEN FOOT POLE drummer Kris Kwiatkowski have joined forces in a new project called END THE WEEK. The group, who are currently seeking a suitable bassist to complete the band's lineup, have just issued a 10-song self-titled CD. The complete track listing for the ...

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WORLD BATTLE OF THE BANDS Goes Global

The World Battle of the Bands is seeking out the hottest, unsigned acts of four countries spanning the Pacific Rim. This is a competition organized by musicians for musicians. The aim is to seek out the most astounding live music the world has to offer. The World Battle of the Bands started in West Auckland ...

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TIME OF ORCHIDS Sign With TZADIK RECORDS

New York City-based avant/prog-metal act TIME OF ORCHIDS will release their next album on Tzadik Records, as part of the Composer Series, alongside other bands like KAYO DOT (featuring former members of MAUDLIN OF THE WELL). "It will be their most epic work yet," according to an official press release. TIME OF ORCHIDS had previously ...

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BEJELIT To Release Debut Album In July

Italian heavy/power metallers BEJELIT will issue their debut album, "Hellgate", in July through Underground Symphony Records. An Italian release will follow in September. BEJELIT are already working on the material for their second full-length CD, tentatively due in 2005. Download MP3 clips from the "Hellgate" album: "Slave of Vengeance" (mp3) and "Skull Knight ...

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