SIRENIA Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

SIRENIA, the Norwegian band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have parted ways with guitarist/"clean" vocalist Kristian Gundersen due to his commitments to his other groups, NEW BREED and ELUSIVE. The gothic metal band, who released their sophomore album, "An Elixir for Existence", in February through Austria's Napalm Records, are currently seeking a replacement. Interested ...

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W.A.S.P. Tribute Album Due Next Year

GODDESS OF DESIRE, IMPALER and DRACENA are among the bands scheduled to appear on a W.A.S.P. tribute album, "Shock Rock Hellions - A Tribute to W.A.S.P.", tentatively due next year through Denmark's Valhalla Records. Songs currently set to appear on the compilation include the following: 01. DRACENA (SWE) – "Animal (I Fuck Like a Beast)" ...

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DEFTONES Singer Says New Album Will Be 'Way Aggressive'

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that DEFTONES recently spent a month writing songs in Malibu, California, and after a club tour in October to road test the material, they will start recording their fifth album with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION, PINK FLOYD). Frontman Chino Moreno recently said that he expects it to be ...

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SOULFLY Hard At Work On First DVD

SOULFLY are currently working on their first DVD, tentatively titled "The Song Remains Insane". The disc, which is unlikely to surface before early next year, will feature "lots of European festival footage, maybe even footage from the band's South Africa travels," according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. More information will be made available soon. ...

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ODIUS MORTEM Sign With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

California-based brutal death metallers ODIUS MORTEM have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. The group's full-length debut, "Devouring the Prophecy", was recorded at Legion Studios and was engineered and mixed by Matt Sotelo. A fall release is expected. "Devouring the Prophecy" (view cover here) track listing: 01. Debacle by Cephalopod 02. Caverns ...

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Belgian Death Metallers FLESHMOULD Expand Lineup

After three years of operating as a four-piece, Belgian death metal outfit FLESHMOULD have decided to add a "real" frontman to the band. The new vocalist is longtime friend Sven Houfflijn (ex-ANESTHESY, IMPEDIGON). ReinieR will step back and focus on his guitar work, backing up on the main vocalist when necessary. Dirk will quit his ...

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Satire: Republicans Outraged By Inaccuracies In METALLICA Documentary

Satirical newspaper The Onion reports: "Republican congressmen lambasted the documentary 'Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster' for its 'gross inaccuracies and fabrications' Monday. '[Filmmakers] Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky are clearly biased,' Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert said. 'By editing together concert footage from three different mediocre shows, they have given the general ...

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DISSECTION: Stockholm Show Gets Upgraded

Due to overwhelming demand, reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION's much-anticipated comeback show in Stockholm has been moved from Klubben to Lilla Arenan, according to the band's booking agency, Skrikhult. The gig, which is scheduled to take place on October 30, will also include a performance by DEATHSTARS, the Swedish band featuring former DISSECTION drummer Ole ...

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