BLOODSHOTEYE Seek New Drummer

Canadian female-fronted "deathmetalcore" band BLOODSHOTEYE are searching for a replacment for their recently departed drummer. Applicants "must play fast blast beats then stop on a dime into heavy breakdowns with all the tom rolls in between," according to a press release. Interested parties would be expect to learn and send a tape of themselves playing ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Announce New Drummer

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals), have announced the addition of drummer David Breazeal to the group's ranks. David Breazeal played previously in CAULDRON, a Tampa, FL-area metal band featuring guitarist Kelly McLauchlin as well as frontman Matt Barlow (who later ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: KORN, HELMET, NIGHTWISH, FATES WARNING

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 12, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): #4: KORN – "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1": 129,614 #121: HELMET – "Size Matters": 9,723 NIGHTWISH – "Once": 3,089 FATES WARNING – "FWX": 2,067 DRY KILL ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Injuries Won't Affect Tour

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has issued the following statement via the group's record label, Roadrunner Records: "Our schedule is pretty grueling right now. We have a few injuries at the moment too. Fans in South America will have seen that our guitarist Paul Allender was not present. His stand-in for the tour was ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Unreleased Song Posted Online

A 53-second MP3 sample of an unreleased BLACK SABBATH song called "When I Came Down" has been posted online at the OZZY OSBOURNE fan site Ozzyhead.com. According to the Sept. 2003 edition of Record Collector magazine, "When I Came Down" was included on a two-track BLACK SABBATH acetate 45 rpm record, which was ...

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DRACONIAN Complete Work On 'Arcane Rain Fell'

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have completed work on their sophomore album, "Arcane Rain Fell", tentatively due in December 2004/January 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains "more than 60 minutes of music," according to a posting on the ...

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MARDUK: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new MARDUK song, entitled "Throne of Rats", has been made available for download at this location. "Throne of Rats" comes off the group's new album, "Plague Angel", due in Europe on November 22 via Blooddawn/Regain. It will be released on the following formats: CD, LP and Picture Disc, and possibly also as ...

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