SALEM Complete Work On 'Flames' Video

Israeli death/black metallers SALEM have completed work on a video for the track "Flames" off the group's 1998 album "A Moment of Silence". A copy will be sent to the local music channel, 24, in the coming week and soon thereafter, fans will be able to download the video from the band's web site. Live ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Split with KARMAGEDDON MEDIA

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE have announced the termination of their cooperation with Karmageddon Media, formely known as Hammerheart Records. "After four years, it was time for a change," the band write in a statement. SEVERE TORTURE are currently finishing up songs for the next album, which is tentatively set to be recorded in ...

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CRISIS Looking For New Drummer

CRISIS have announced that they will be looking for a new drummer following the completion of their national tour with KITTIE and OTEP. The band are currently utilizing the services of original member Fred Waring III after previous drummer, Josh Florian, "busted his appendix" late last month and was unable to join the group on ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces Musicians For 'Drive With Me' Video Shoot

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced the lineup of musicians that will join him during the video shoot for "Drive With Me", off his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Fueler". Joining Pearcy (a.k.a. SEP) during the video shoot will be guitarist Mark Zavon (JRZ), bassist Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.), drummer Rich Contadino (TIJUANA BULLFIGHT), and guitarist ...

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HIMSA: DVD Teaser Posted Online

Seattle's HIMSA have uploaded a "teaser" for their upcoming DVD, "You've Seen Too Much", at this location. "You've Seen Too Much", due on January 25 via Prosthetic, will include the complete concert from the band's sold out Graceland show in Seattle this past summer, behind-the-scenes footage, and the uncensored videos for "Rain To ...

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ELVENKING Comment On Singer DAMNAGORAS' Return To The Fold

Italian "pagan metal" band ELVENKING have issued a statement confirming that they have been rejoined by singer Damnagoras. Damnagoras left the band in August 2002 due to "health reasons" and was replaced by Kleid. Commented ELVENKING: "After the long wait, we can officially confirm Damnagoras' return in the band. The singer who left ELVENKING two ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN Part Ways With SATYRICON's FROST

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, featuring Obsidian C. (a.k.a. Arnt Grønbech) on guitars/bass/synth and Attila Chisar (ex-MAYHEM, ABORYM) on vocals, have parted ways with drummer Frost (a.k.a. Kjetil Haraldstad, SATYRICON). Commened Obsidian: "It's impossible to focus on the future with a drummer that is living 500 km. from where I live. It can be ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Publishes First Instructional Book

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has just published his first instructional book, "Total Keyboard Wizardry", via Cherry Lane Music Publishing (distributed by Hal Leonard). The 144-page book, written by Rudess with assistance by Chris Romero, is described as follows: "Take your playing to the next level with Jordan Rudess, the Juilliard-trained, award-winning keyboardist of DREAM ...

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EUROPE Enter Swedish Album Chart At No. 2

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 2 with their comeback studio album, "Start from the Dark". View the entire chart at this location. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise", "Start from the Dark" was produced by Kevin Elson (who ...

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KING'S X: 'Live All Over The Place' Track Listing Revealed

KING'S X have revealed the complete track listing for their upcoming double live CD, "Live All Over the Place", due on November 2 via Metal Blade Records. The album, which was recorded at various shows on the band's most recent North American tour, includes all of the group's classics as well as an acoustic portion ...

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