PUMMEL: MALEVOLENT CREATION, Ex-IRON LUNG Members Join Forces

PUMMEL, the new Long Island, New York-based band featuring drummer Dave Culross (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ex-SUFFOCATION) and ex-IRON LUNG/SOCIAL DISEASE guitarist Frank Maggio, will be performing at Ritual in Levittown, New York on Sunday, April 18. Also appearing will be LOCKDOWN and HARLEY'S WAR. The quintet, whose lineup is completed by vocalist Tom Bush, bassistMark Astrin ...

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EPICA To Release New Single In Early May

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be releasing their third single, "Cry For the Moon", in early May. "Cry For the Moon" comes off EPICA's debut album, "The Phantom Agony", which was released last June through Transmission ...

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TEMPER: Former SPINESHANK Frontman Announces Hollywood Gig

TEMPER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former SPINESHANK singer Jonny Santos, will be performing at the Viper Room (8852 Sunset Blvd.) in West Hollywood on April 20. In addition to Santos, TEMPER's current lineup includes ex-THE FAMILY DOG members Matt Geiger (drums) and Rob Galvin (bass), plus relative unknowns Jeremy "Jermz" Harper (beat box) ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: Live Video Posted Online

A video of veteran Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY performing the track "Anthology of Death" live at The Brickyard in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 26 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (size: 11.7 MB). A studio recording of "Anthology of Death" originally appeared on the group's classic 1987 ...

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Norway's INFERNO FESTIVAL: A Hell Of An Easter

John-Arne Ø. Gundersen of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten is reporting that Oslo will be invaded by thousands of black clad extreme metal fans as the fourth Inferno festival takes place this Easter. Inferno is a major genre event, but organizers say there is no religious clash intended, the dates are really chosen to take advantage ...

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Report: Metalheads Rally Behind Ailing Girl

Maggie Downs of The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Metal for Medicine, a benefit show featuring 10 Cincinnati metal bands, will take place on April 17 at Never on Sunday in Silverton, Ohio. All cover charges ($5) and raffle proceeds will go to Jessica Wiggins, a 3-year-old Batavia girl who suffers acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The ...

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