SILENTIUM: Lineup Changes Galore

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have parted ways with drummer Janne Ojala, violinist Jani Laaksonen and vocalist Anna Ilveskoski. "It all started when Janne informed us about his departure," guitarist/vocalist Toni Lahtinen writes on the group's web site. " 'The band hasn't evolved since the demo days and my motivation has burnt out,' he said. ...

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THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL To Release New Compilation CD

Norway's THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL will release a compilation CD, entitled "EPs and Rarities", on March 8. The disc will consist of the "Sorrow" and "Nightswan" EPs plus the b-side of the "Stream" single and the bonus track from the Japanese edition of the "In This Room" album. The group's next release will be ...

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SKEW SISKIN To Release Live DVD In The Summer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN, the high-octane rock 'n' roll band fronted by Nina C. Alice, will be issuing a live DVD of their December 2003 performance in Munich. Also included will be "extra cuts from other events," according to a post on the band's web site. A late summer release is expected. ...

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DESTRUCTION: More South American Dates Announced

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have added more dates to their upcoming South American tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Apr. 07 – Porto Alegre, BRA @ Bar Opinião Apr. 08 – TBA, BRA @ TBA Apr. 09 – São Paulo, BRA @ KVA Apr. 10 – Belo Horizonte, BRA @ Lapa Multishow ...

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LAMB OF GOD: MTV2 Special To Air This Weekend

MTV2 will be airing a 30-minute program special on "Terror and Hubris", the recently released LAMB OF GOD DVD, Saturday, March 6 at midnight. The special will immediately follow "Headbanger's Ball", co-hosted by LAMB OF GOD. In addition to world-premiering their video for the track "As the Palaces Burn" on the show, LAMB OF GOD ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Step Up' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for their new single, "Step Up", has been posted online at this location. "Step Up" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Desensitized", due on April 20 through Wind-Up Records. The track will also be will be featured on the upcoming "Punisher: The Album" soundtrack, due on March 23 through ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Announces Title For 'Corpses' Sequel

Rob Zombie has set "The Devil's Rejects" as the title of his much-anticipated sequel to the his directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due later in the year. "The Devil's Rejects" (which "refers to the nickname that the media has bestowed upon our favorite band of murderers, according to a post on Rob's web ...

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DIO To Enter Studio In April

DIO are scheduled to enter the studio in April to record the follow-up to 2002's "Killing The Dragon", tentatively due in the summer. Speaking to HeavyMetalRadio.net, Ronnie James Dio had the following to say about the upcoming CD: "This is not a concept piece, although as usual, it has that kind of texture in the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Hold Annual Charity Golf Tournament

MÖTLEY CRÜE's Vince Neil, who lost his daughter Skylar in 1995 to stomach cancer, is holding his annual charity golf tournament in her name on May 6 in Malibu, California, according to MTV.com. Proceeds benefit the Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation, which donates funds to organizations that help children suffering with cancer, AIDS, Down Syndrome and ...

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KITTIE Settle Lawsuit With ARTEMIS, Begin Recording New Album

Canadian metal band KITTIE have settled their lawsuit against Artemis Records and will spend the month of March recording their third release, titled "Until the End". The band are recording at Longview Farm Studios with producer Steve Thompson (METALLICA, KORN, SIMPLE PLAN, GUNS N' ROSES) and engineer Ian Hatton (BONHAM, LUXX). "We are excited that ...

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