LORD BELIAL Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Niclas "Pepa" Andersson. No official announcement has yet been made regarding his departure. Niclas' decision to leave the group comes several weeks after the departure of drummer Michael Backelin. Michael, whose exit from the band has yet to be officially explained, has since been replaced by ...

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SEPULTURA's GREEN Explains ROADRUNNER Departure

Australia's Beat magazine spoke with Derrick Green of SEPULTURA about their new album, "Roorback", the group's first since leaving Roadrunner Records to move to SPV/Steamhammer. "The contract with Roadrunner was pretty much up," Green said. "We had an option to do one more album, and we decided that we didn't want to stay there any ...

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BRAINSTORM Enter German Chart At No. 73!

German power merchants BRAINSTORM have entered the German Media Control chart at No. 73 with their new album, "Soul Temptation". The follow-up to 2001's "Metus Mortis" was recorded at House of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany. BRAINSTORM will embark on a full-length European tour, dubbed "Tempting Europe", in the fall. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Play Belgium's PUKKELPOP Festival

LIMP BIZKIT have reportedly been confirmed to headline this year's Pukkelpop festival in Belgium on Saturday, August 30. The three-day event (Aug. 28-30) will also feature appearances by FOO FIGHTERS, SUM 41 and STAIND, among others. LIMP BIZKIT's next studio effort is tentatively due in early September through Flip/Interscope Records. As previously reported, LIMP BIZKIT's ...

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SUPERFIX: Demo Tracks Posted Online

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based act featuring former DRAIN STH members Martina Axen (vocals) and Anna Kjellberg (bass) alongside ex-SINISSTAR guitarist China and drummer/programmer Sid Riggs, have posted four demo tracks on their official web site. Check them out here. The songs available for listening are as follows: 01. Superfix 02. The Devil Made ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Joins BRUJERIA

DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) has reportedly joined BRUJERIA as the replacement for Raymond Herrera (FEAR FACTORY). The band, who are led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are scheduled to make a live appearance on September 4 at Club Alondra (formerly Clark Center Bowl) in Bellflower, California. Also set to ...

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