DIONYSUS To Enter Studio In The Spring

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, are tentatively planning to record their new album in late spring for a fall release through AFM Records. According to Ronny, "The second album will include 'Paradise Land' and also the continued story ...

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WITHERING SURFACE Part Ways With Drummer

Danish metallers WITHERING SURFACE have parted ways with drummer Nikolaj Borg "due to personal differences and ambitions," according to the band's official web site. "The split has taken place on a non-dramatic level and without any animosity whatsoever and we would like to say thanks for the times we've had during the last four years ...

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SHADOWCAST Prepare To Record 'Near Life Experience'

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr, will enter the studio on Feb. 17 to record their sophomore album, "Near Life Experience", for an early June release through CCP/SPV Records. It will feature cover art by Bernd Gruenwald (www.sternenstaub.org). Upcoming SHADOWCAST tour dates: May 24 – Wien, AUT @ Planet Music (Monsters of ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL: Running Order Announced

Norway's second Inferno Festival, which is set to take place from April 17-19 in Oslo's Rockefeller and John Dee clubs, has announced the complete schedule for the event. The full rundown is as follows (closing act first): Thursday, April 17: Rockefeller: THE KOVENANT OPETH ENTOMBED BELPHEGOR 1349 John Dee: TAAKE PERISHED GRAND ALCHEMIST LOST AT ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Films 'America's Most Wanted' Segment

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan was recently interviewed for an upcoming segment of "America's Most Wanted" focusing on the unsolved murder of Lorella Lepper, webmaster for McKagan's LOADED site (www.loadedonline.com), who was stabbed to death in her L.A. apartment last Nov. 26 or 27. The show is expected to air later this month. ...

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'Memento' Star To Appear In New SILVERCHAIR Video

SILVERCHAIR's new music video will feature a very special guest — acclaimed actor, Guy Pearce. The star of "Memento", "LA Confidential" and "Priscilla Queen Of The Desert" will join the Newcastle trio in the film clip for their next single — "Across The Night" — when it premieres on Australian television later this month. According ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5 Expands To Three Days

For the first time in its five years, March Metal Meltdown will expand to three days of metal mayhem, as the festival takes over the Cricket Club Complex in Irvington, N.J., the weekend of March 7-9. "We wanted to get closer to the Big Apple," said promoter Jack Koshick. "As soon as we heard Convention ...

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