TIINA LEHVONEN Leaves SILENTIUM

Vocalist Tiina Lehvonen has left Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM, citing personal reasons for her departure. "At the moment my life is at the point where I can't give 100% effort for SILENTIUM," said Lehvonen in a statement. "New material is so great, I see no point singing my parts poorly because I can't fully ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Sign With DMP SWEDEN

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have signed a multi-album deal with DMP Sweden Records. The group's first release for the label will be their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", which is scheduled to be mixed and mastered during December. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in alphabetical order): 01. Child Of Rock 02. ...

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Finnish Benefit Gig In Honor Of CHUCK SCHULDINER Set For Next Month

DIABLO, ROTTEN SOUND, MOKOMA and TIMO RAUTIAINEN & JARKKO MARTIKAINEN have been confirmed to appear at The Fragile Art Of Existence, a charity concert honoring late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner to be held on Dec. 13 (one-year anniversary of Chuck's death) in Tampere, Finland. All acts, with the exception of TIMO RAUTIAINEN & JARKKO MARTIKAINEN, ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Speak Out Against Release Of Unofficial Video

CRADLE OF FILTH have issued a statement urging their fans "not to waste their money" on an unofficial video purporting to chronicle the band's rise from obscurity to one of the most commercially successful black metal groups in existence. "CRADLE OF FILTH would like to warn fans of the existence of a so-called biography of ...

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Former NEUROTICA Drummer Seeks New Band

Former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West is currently looking to audition for touring rock bands. All groups looking for a professional skinsman to fill out their sound are urged to e-mail West at: [email protected] ...

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RED TAPE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sacramento's RED TAPE have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. It was a demo cut produced by ORGY guitarist Amir Derakh earlier this year that sealed the proverbial deal. . "We told him to make it bump like it was being played in a low-rider!" beams guitarist/mainman Jeff Jaworsky. Known for a caustic, extremely high-energy ...

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