DISTURBED To Announce New Bassist 'Very Very Soon'

DISTURBED plan to audition new bass players in the next couple of months, following the departure in late 2003 of bassist Fuzz, and will begin recording their next album later this year. Pressed for details about Fuzz' departure from the group, DISTURBED lead singer told Launch Radio Networks, "I don't really want to get too ...

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DOPE, 40 BELOW SUMMER Postpone San Francisco Show

DOPE and 40 BELOW SUMMER were forced to postpone Thursday night's (Jan. 22) scheduled show in San Francisco, Ca. "due to circumstances beyond their control,' according to a posting on DOPE's web site. "The bands' tour bus suffered from mechanical failures, leaving the bands stranded on the way from Portland to San Francisco. MUSHROOMHEAD [were ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Paladino's Gig Cancelled

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has been forced to cancel tonight's (Jan. 23) gig at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. According to a posting on his web site, "Graham has serious sinus infection and will be on antibiotics for two weeks. Graham has been seeing the doctor to see if ...

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LIONSHEART Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records. "Contracts are also being finalized with a U.S. label who is keen to take North America, Canada and some of South America," reads a post on the band's web site. The ...

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PRIMORDIAL Hard At Work On Album Number Five

Irish "dark metal" band PRIMORDIAL are in the process of putting together material for their fifth album, which promises to be "darker and considerably longer than before," according to vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga. In other news, PRIMORDIAL's 1993 demo, "Dark Romanticism", will be re-released by Karmageddon Media with four extra live tracks from 1993 (featuring two ...

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EMERALD Set Release Date For 'Forces Of Doom'

Swiss melodic metallers EMERALD have set a February 23 European release date through Shark Records/Crazy Life Music for their third full-length album, "Forces Of Doom" (view cover artwork here). The follow-up to 2002's "Calling The Knights" was recorded at Mohrmann Studios in Bochum, Germany with producers Detlef Mohrmann and Axel Thubeauville. Included on ...

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LAID TO UNREST: Demo Cuts Available For Download

LAID TO UNREST, the Swedish project featuring AMON AMARTH/CURRICULUM MORTIS drummer Fredrik Andersson and KAPUT!/ ORCHARDS OF ODENWRATH guitarist Zack Z., have posted two song from their "Pre-arranged Funeral Activity" demo at their official web site. The songs available for download are as follows: 01. Pre-arranged Funeral Activity (mp3) 02. Incineration of the ...

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SKEW SISKIN To Tour Germany In March

Germany's SKEW SISKIN, the high-octane rock 'n' roll band fronted by Nina C. Alice, will embark on a German headlining club tour beginning in mid-March. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 14 – Osnabrueck, GER @ N8 Mar. 16 - Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Mar. 19 - Berlin, GER @ Knaack Mar. 20 ...

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