DIMMU BORGIR Recruit Session Drummer ASGEIR MICKELSON

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have recruited Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT) as the session drummer for their upcoming live appearances, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Mickelson joins the DIMMU ranks as a temporary replacement for Nick Barker, who was unceremoniously "removed" from the group's lineup in January. In his first interview since ...

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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL Begin Work On New Material

German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL are currently in pre-production for their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through TTS Media Music. "All lyrics of the songs are written by Jan D. Kucharzewski (known from 'City of Glass' from our last album) and John Shirley, based on Shirley's short stories," the band write on their web ...

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EPHEL DUATH To Support THE LOCUST In The U.K.

Italian avant-jazz-metal band EPHEL DUATH have announced the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 19 - Bloom – Mezzago – Milano, ITA Apr. 03 - Exhaus - Trier, Balkensaal, GER Apr. 04 - Headway Festival – Amstelveen, NETH Apr. 08 - The Rig - Nottingham, UK* Apr. 09 - The Garage - London, UK* ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

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VALUME NOB To Release 'The Most High' Next Month

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have completed work on a new CD, entitled "The Most High", due on April 13 through the group's own label. A video for the song "Boots" will be released in early summer. The group, who describe their music as "AGNOSTIC FRONT meets ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: DVD Pushed Back To June

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has once again pushed back the projected release date of his first DVD, "Forever Wild" (Eagle Vision Entertainment) — this time to June 1. No reason was given for the delay. The disc will reportedly feature a 1998 live performance at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood ...

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