MERCENARY Part Ways With Guitarist

Denmark's MERCENARY have parted ways with lead guitarist Signar Petersen due to "personal and musical differences" and have replaced him with 19-year old Martin Buus Pedersen. "None of the upcoming gigs will be affected by this change and the support for EVERGREY in Malmö on the [August 2] will take place as planned," reads a ...

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OMEN: '20th Anniversary Boxset' To Arrive In September

An OMEN "20th Anniversary Boxset" is scheduled for release on September 8 through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for the collection is as follows: CD 1 (double CD) Disc 1: "Battle Cry" Album (re-mastered) 01. Death Rider 02. The Axeman 03. Last Rites 04. Dragon's Breath 05. Be My Wench 06. Torture Me* ...

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MAYHEM Classic To Be Reissued

MAYHEM's classic "Wolf's Lair Abyss" CD will be reissued through Candlelight USA on October 14. The recording continues the label's classic reissue series — adding to earlier reissues by ARCTURUS, FLEURETY and VED BUENS ENDE. Originally released in 1998 for the Misanthropy label, "Wolf Lair's Abyss" bridged the studio gap between full-length albums just after ...

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VADER's 'Blood' To Arrive Earlier Than Expected

Polish death metallers VADER will issue a new mini-CD, titled "Blood", on September 22 — a month earlier than the originally announced October 20 release date. The seven-song effort will contain two new songs, "We Wait" and "Shape-shifting", which were recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr ...

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DEFTONES Cancel South Dakota Date

The DEFTONES were forced to cancel their previously announced club date at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota on Tuesday (July 29) due to the groin pull suffered by singer Chino Moreno at a Saturday show in Chicago. People holding tickets to Tuesday's canceled performance are being asked to wait until ...

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PAPA ROACH Announce Details Of Hometown Gig

PAPA ROACH will be playing a concert to benefit Opportunity House and The Vacaville High School Music program on Saturday, September 6 at Travis Credit Union Park in Vacaville, California. As previously reported, PAPA ROACH have tapped Howard Benson (P.O.D., CRAZY TOWN, SEPULTURA, COLD) to produce their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Shops For Specs In Birmingham, Michigan

Ozzy Osbourne's recent Detroit stay certainly had its dark moment — the death of his road manager at his Birmingham hotel. But the former BLACK SABBATH singer and star of MTV's reality show "The Osbournes" also went on a shopping spree at SEE Eyewear in Birmingham, according to Detroit Free Press. He is now visually ...

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