CANNIBAL CORPSE Rehearsing With New Guitarist

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued a statement regarding the recent news that the group's longtime guitarist Jack Owen has left the band. Alex's statement reads as follows: "Hey everybody, Alex from CANNIBAL here. I just wanted to update everyone on how we've been doing since Jack quit the band last week. We are ...

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VAN HALEN: First Tour Openers Announced

According to a posting on their official web site, Philadelphia-based "classic rock" band SILVERTIDE will be opening for VAN HALEN on the first leg of their tour. Meanwhile, Jacksonville, Florida's SHINEDOWN have been announced as the support act for VAN HALEN between July 19 and August 20. As previously reported, SILVERTIDE have also ...

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ARCH ENEMY Apologize For Dropping Off MACHINE HEAD Tour

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their participation in the MACHINE HEAD-headlined "Weapons of Mass Destruction" U.S. tour: "As previously reported, ARCH ENEMY have dropped off the current MACHINE HEAD US tour. To the fans that were expecting to see ARCH ENEMY perform at these shows, the band offers ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES Finishing Up Songwriting Process For New Album

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES are finishing up the songwriting process for their second album, "with six songs completed and two remaining," according to the group's official newsletter. "As previously mentioned, the new material is more varied, dynamic and shows a clear progression from 'No Reply'. A more mature songwriting approach, as well as ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announce First Festival Appearance Of The Summer

Finnish string combo APOCALYPTICA have spent the past few months keeping busy with other projects. Perttu concentrated on his work with the orchestra, which included touring in Japan, Brazil and Argentina. Paavo occupied himself with his job as music teacher, while Eicca was working on the "sheet-music" project which will be presented on the group's ...

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GLORIA MORTI: Promotional CD Available For Download

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have uploaded two songs from their "Ephemeral Life Span" promotional CD at their official web site. Check them out: "The EnNightenment" (mp3), "Cliffs of Geburah" (mp3). As previously reported, GLORIA MORTI have finished recording their debut album, "Lifestream Corrosion", for an August release through Japan's World ...

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FILTER Collaborators Talk About The Band's New Album

Legendary JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Eric Avery, FAILURE mastermind Ken Andrews and FILTER's Frank Cavanaugh recently answered a few questions for FILTER's official web site about their work on the new FILTER album, tentatively due later in the year: Q: What does the new FILTER album sound like? Ken: "It sounds really good. Rich ...

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