Drummer CHRIS TESCH Quits LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Drummer Chris Tesch (a.k.a Knits) has once again left Toledo, Ohio's LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "The band will still remain writing another album, and there's talk of one final reunion show," Tisch said in an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Thanks for all the support and a big FUCK YOU! to Artemis Records. That is a label ...

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THRESHOLD Continue Work On New Album

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have added BALANCE OF POWER as a second special guest for their London show in September. So far three UK shows have been confirmed for THRESHOLD, which are likely to be the forerunner to a European tour later in the autumn. Sep. 02 - The Underworld - London, UK (w/ POWER ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT Announce New Singer

Dutch "melodic gothic death metal" band HER ENCHANTMENT have announced that they have succeeded in the search for a new female vocalist. "Last Friday, during her audition, Lucy Straates was able to convince all of HER ENCHANTMENT of her vocal abilities and with that shown that she is the worthy replacement of Marije," the band ...

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KORN, SLIPKNOT, IGGY Added To U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

KORN, SLIPKNOT and IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES are among the latest bands announced for the U.K.'s Download festival. The bands will join previously confirmed headliners METALLICA and LINKIN PARK at the event, which takes place at Donington between June 5-6. This year's Download will include an earlier stint in Scotland when the festival hits ...

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ATOMIZER, IMPIETY, WITCHMASTER To Team Up For European Tour

ATOMIZER, IMPIETY and WITCHMASTER will be teaming up for a European tour beginning on September 9 and concluding on September 25. In addition, "there is a grand chance that we will join IMPIETY in South America for 10 shows prior to this, but negotiations are still underway, so time will reveal all!" ATOMIZER write on ...

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INSOMNIUM Set U.S. Release Date For Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their sophomore album, "Since the Day it All Came Down". Recorded at Media Works Studios and mastered at Finnvox Studios, the follow-up to 2002's "In the Halls of Awaiting" is said to contain the same solid songwriting, impeccable ...

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SAVATAGE Guitarist Decides To Make Solo Debut A Double CD

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery has revealed the more details about his upcoming debut solo album, "Faces", due in September through Greece's Black Lotus Records. The two-disc set will consist of two parts, one called "Faces" and the other "God Damn War". "When you open the CD box, 'Faces' will be on the left, 'God ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Video Message Posted Online

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has posted a video message from Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire, England, where he is currently mixing the group's new album, "The End of Heartache", with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB). Check it out here. Additional studio photos can be viewed at this ...

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