CALLENISH CIRCLE Announce New Bassist

Well, that was quick… Just one day following the announcement of a split with bassist Roland Schuschke, Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have officially added former CHEMICAL BREATH guitarist Rene Rokx to the group's ranks as their new bass player. According to a message posted via the band's web site, "CHEMICAL BREATH was one ...

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KYUSS, FU MANCHU Studio Collaborator Dead Of Cancer

Fred Drake, mastermind behind the Rancho De La Luna recording studio, member of the band EARTHLINGS?, and major contributor to the recordings of bands such as KYUSS, FU MANCHU, NEBULA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, and the Desert Sessions, died on June 20th after suffering from cancer for several years. ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT Finalize Live Album Track Listing, European Dates

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the track listing for their forthcoming live album, which is set for an August release in Japan and September release in Europe. Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on May 17th and 19th, the ...

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ROB HALFORD's IRS Troubles Make The News

The following information was originally published in Forbes magazine nearly a year ago, but we thought it was interesting enough to include here now: His Next Hit: Taxing Machine The Internal Revenue Service wants $567,813 in back taxes from British heavy-metal rocker Rob Halford, 49, former lead singer of JUDAS PRIEST. In a U.S. Tax ...

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...AND OCEANS Set Release Date For "Cypher"

...AND OCEANS' new concept album, Cypher, has been scheduled for release on September 3rd through Century Media Records. Currently featuring two new band members—Pete on guitar and Sami on drums—the band will set time aside during the summer to shoot three videos "which will be launched in some kind of form later on this year. ...

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TAD MOROSE Hard At Work On New Material

A message from TAD MOROSE guitarist Christer "Krunt" Anderson: "We have been writing new songs since we got back from the European tour we finished in March. The next album has no title yet. It's hard to tell at this early stage how it will turn out, but some of the songs are pretty intense. ...

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