THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce New Bassist, Deny Breakup Rumors

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER guitarist Brian Eschbach has issued the following statement regarding the group's recent decision to withdraw from the SOILENT GREEN U.S. tour: "We pulled off the SOILENT GREEN tour because Dave [Lock] (bass player) quit the band. We're currently practicing with our new bassist Joe Boccuto (SET ABLAZE). The rumors about us ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN's Early Works To Be Re-Released

VIXEN, the early '80s Hawaiian heavy metal group that featured in its ranks former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman (not to be confused with the all-girl Los Angeles-based band of the same name), will have their "Made In Hawaii" EP (1983) re-released, along with several previously unavailable demo tracks, under the title "Vixen: Complete Works". It ...

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PROFANITY: Live Dates Announced

German technical death metallers PROFANITY have lined up the following gigs during the coming months: Aug. 15/16 - Strasswalchen/Salzburg, AUT @ MttM II Aug. 29/30 - Urbach/Baden-Württemberg, GER @ Zabbaduschder Open Air Sep. 02-05 - Tel Aviv, ISR @ The Maccabi Music Factory Club May 2004 – MD - Maryland Deathfest 2004 PROFANITY are continuing ...

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SHADOWCAST Seek New Bassist

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and DARKWELL/ex-ABIGOR drummer Moritz Neuner, are currently in search of a suitable bass player for upcoming live events. Various gigs in autumn with such acts like GRAVEWORM and MNEMIC are already being planned. Musicians around Innsbruck or Vienna preferred. Interested parties can drop the band a ...

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VOIVOD: OZZFEST Photos Posted Online

A series of live photos of VOIVOD performing at this year's Ozzfest has been posted online at this location. VOIVOD are currently touring in support of their self-titled album, the group's first to feature new bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic, ex-METALLICA). "Voivod", which was released through Newsted's own Chophouse Records, has sold 15,475 ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release Limited Double-CD Edition Of New Album

MACHINE HEAD's forthcoming album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires" (due in Europe on Oct. 13) will be available as a special limited double-CD edition with a slipcase, according to a post on the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site. "However, this version of the CD will only be available on initial store orders of the album... ...

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