JUDAS PRIEST-Inspired Art Exhibit Opens In Toronto

Mike Doherty of The Globe and Mail reports that an Ontario-based artist has opened a gallery in Toronto dedicated to the work of JUDAS PRIEST. The show "Electric Eye", a fundraiser for Toronto's Sis Boom Bah gallery, features 49 works in various media by 49 artists, each of whom was assigned a song by Birmingham's ...

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Former HEAVENLY Members Name New Project

Ex-HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums) have decided on SUXEED as the name of their new band. The group, which is completed by Danish singer Søren Nico Adams (STARRATS), have completed work on a seven-song demo, which they are currently using to procure a record deal. "The rehearsals with ...

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PRIMORDIAL Set Working Title For New Album

Irish "dark metal" band PRIMORDIAL have set "The Gathering Wilderness" as the new working title of their fifth studio album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Metal Blade Records. "I must say in the last month things have been coming together better then before and the songs are becoming clearer and clearer for all of ...

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Former 25 TA LIFE, BLITZSPEER Members Join Forces In RESURGE

Former 25 TA LIFE bassist Dave Urban has joined forces with ex-BLITZSPEER drummer Brian Essing in a new project called RESURGE. The band are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their four-song EP with recording and mix engineer Darrel Herbert (former guitarist of THE TOADIES). RESURGE, whose lineup is completed by vocalist/bassist ...

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SAVATAGE Part Ways With Singer DAMOND JINIYA?

SAVATAGE have parted ways with singer Damond Jiniya (DIET OF WORMS, THE NEGLECTED), according to a recent interview with former SAVATAGE and current CIRCLE II CIRCLE vocalist Zack Stevens. Although SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery was previously quoted as saying that the group's next studio album would feature contributions from three singers — Jiniya, Jon Oliva ...

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USURPER Name New Album

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have set "Cryptobeast" as the title of their fifth full-length album, tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The CD will be recorded in August at Engine Music Studios in Chicago with producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE) and will contain the following songtitles, among others: "The Bones ...

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TURISAS Guitarist Stabbed, In 'Stable' Condition

TURISAS guitarist Georg Laakso was stabbed several times in the group's hometown of Hämeenlinna, Finland over the weekend, according to a posting on the "pagan battle metal" act's web site. His condition is stable at the moment, but he is still hospitalized and under observation. No further details have been made available. TURISAS' debut album, ...

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HELMET: New Album Preview Posted Online

A two-song preview of HELMET's new album, "Size Matters", is currently available at this location. "Size Matters", due on September 14 through Interscope Records, was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) in Hollywood as well as Charlie's personal studio, ...

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5 BILLION DEAD Launch Debut EP

5 BILLION DEAD, the new American metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner and DNS singer/artist Strain, have just released their debut EP. The CD was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer studios (TRIVIUM, ADRIFT, MONSTROSITY, CAPHARNAUM) in Sanford, FL and was mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound. MP3 clips of the tracks ...

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