STORMHAMMER Part Ways With Drummer

Germany's STORMHAMMER have parted ways with drummer Django. According to the band's official web site, Django "decided to quit STORMHAMMER. In the past, we disagreed a lot about how things could be done and how fast things could be done. We lost a very good drummer. All the best of wishes." A replacement has yet ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Line Up Scandinavian Dates

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have lined up the following Scandinavian tour dates during February/March: Feb. 27 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Feb. 28 - Helsingborg, SWE @ Tivoli Mar. 01 - Lund, SWE @ Blender@Tegnérs Matsalar Mar. 07 - Halmstad, SWE @ Diezel Mar. ...

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KELLY KEELING To Make Live Debut As Solo Artist

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM) will make his first live appearance as a solo artist on Sunday, Feb. 23 at The Joint in Los Angeles, California. Keeling's upcoming solo debut will include guest appearances by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE), Kerry Livgen ...

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SETHIAN Begin Mixing Debut CD

Finland's SETHIAN, who feature in their ranks current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, are currently mixing their debut album at Finnvox studios with Mikko Karmila. The as-yet-untitled effort is tentatively due on Mar. 31. ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce New Orleans Date

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), have announced a show at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 8. Also set to appear on the bill are 4 MAG NITROUS and SLAVES OF FREEDOM. ...

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SAXON: European Dates Announced

British metal legends SAXON have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: Apr. 04 – Salzburg, AUT @ RockHouse Apr. 05 – Katowice, POL @ Spodek - Metal Mania Jun. 01 – Lille, FRA @ Hirson - Rotonde Festival Jun. 08 – Monza, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Festival In other news, ...

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RIGOR MORTIS Guitarist Rejoins MINISTRY, Band Future 'Uncertain'

Texan thrashers RIGOR MORTIS have been forced to postpone their reunion bid after guitarist Mike Scaccia decided to accept a lucrative offer to rejoin MINISTRY for their upcoming tour. As a result of this, "plans for RIGOR MORTIS are, for the time being, uncertain," reads an official statement from the group. "Mike has made it ...

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