NASUM Announce New Lineup

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have been upgraded from a trio to a quartet. Replacing bassist Jesper Liveröd, who exited the band in order to pursue Kerry King-approved noise-mongers BURST, is Jon "Elle" Lindkvist (VICTIMS, SAYYADENA). Also joining the outfit is REGURGUTATE guitarist Urban Skytt. The band the following to say about Jon: "Apart from having ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Discusses Early Rivalry With IRON MAIDEN

In a recent interview with Germany's Rock Hard magazine, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing addressed former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's claim in his autobiography that he was the main reason for the old feelings of rivalry that existed between MAIDEN and PRIEST during the early '80s. "Paul apologized personally to me — what a ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Utilize Session Bassist On Upcoming Tour

Former GENETIC WISDOM guitarist Ralph Roelvink will be filling in for CALLENISH CIRCLE bassist Rene "Rocco" Rokx on the band's upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe" tour. The trek, which will also feature EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, GOD DETHRONED, GRAVE, MORTICIAN, OCCULT and PROSPECT, is scheduled to kick off on October 7 in Rennes, ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Added To Kentucky's FEST FIVE

Punk/metal pioneers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are a last-minute addition to 105.1 WLRS' Fest Five, which is scheduled to take place this Sunday, September 28 on the Great Lawn in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 13 bands will appear on two stages, including TRAPT, EVERCLEAR's Art Alexakis, SPONGE, STEREOGRAM, PILOTFISH and DISTRICT DOWN. Tickets are $10 in ...

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PRIMUS: Cautious Comeback

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool recently spoke to Billboard magazine about the possibility of the band returning for good following the completion of their upcoming North American theater tour. Tickets for the road trip, titled "Tour de Fromage", are selling fast, and that sort of attention is encouraging PRIMUS to remain an active band. "The touring ...

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MESHUGGAH Commence Songwriting Sessions, Upgrade Recording Studio

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have started writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Nothing", tentatively due in late 2004/early 2005. In addition, the group have been working on their recording studio and "trying to get it ready" for the next album's recording sessions. "We have been trying out a whole bunch of ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Change Album Title, Announce European Tour

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have changed the title of their forthcoming studio CD to "Devil's Ground" from the previously announced "In Metal". The band will enter the studio on Tuesday (September 30) to begin recording the effort for a February 23, 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records (JVC/Victor in Japan). The tentative track listing ...

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE Concert Canceled

The INSANE CLOWN POSSE concert scheduled for Friday night (September 26) at Seattle's Seahawk Exposition Center has been canceled, according to Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The heavy metal/hip-hop group was supposed to perform with KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY and TECH 9. But, according to a press release, the concert was canceled "due to the artists inability to ...

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