ROUGH SILK Part Ways With Singer

Germany's ROUGH SILK have amicably parted ways with singer Thomas Ludolphy, who is said to have left the group for "personal" reasons. The remaining members of the band have no intentions of seeking a replacement and will split all lead vocal parts going forward between drummer Herbert Hartmann, guitarist Nils Wunderlich, and keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg. ...

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CRYPTOPSY Plan Select Dates, Begin Work On New Material

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY are currently preparing for a series of weekend shows in November that will take them through the province of Quebec, Ontario, and Michigan. In addition, "there's been good progress on new material for their fifth release that will be recorded some time next year," according to the band's official web site. ...

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SALEM'S WYCH To Issue Long-Awaited Sophomore Effort

Classic US power metallers SALEM'S WYCH have completed work on their second album, entitled Through All Eternity, at Jamland Studios in Los Angeles, California. The much-anticipated follow-up to Betrayer Of Kings (issued through Metal War Records in 1986) is tentatively set for release later this fall. The complete track listing for the album is as ...

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GOD DETHRONED Change Title Of Forthcoming CD, Prepare To Record

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have changed the projected title of their new album to Into The Lungs Of Hell from the previously-announced The Universal Slavedriver. The album will be recorded during October at Berno studio in Sweden and will be "another masterpiece of brutal but melodic death metal," according to an official statement from ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: More U.S. Dates Leaked

GUNS N' ROSES have lined up the following dates as part of the American leg of their world tour: Nov. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena Dec. 02 – Boston, MA @ FleetCenter Dec. 05 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Dec. 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center Tickets for ...

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MADRIGAL Part Ways With Drummer

Gothenburg, Sweden-based "goth metal" band MADRIGAL have parted ways with drummer Marcus Bergman. "He's been having problems with his ears for quite some time now," guitarist Kristoffer Sundberg stated. "He also wants to play a different type of music (not metal). It was sad when he announced [his decision to leave the group] but it ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Announce Two U.S. Tours

Relapse Records recording artists HIGH ON FIRE have announced two forthcoming U.S. tours in support of their recent release, Surrounded By Thieves. The band will embark on a two-week trek with SUPERJOINT RITUAL beginning October 7th in Orlando and running through October 21st in Austin, TX. Immediately following the SUPERJOINT RITUAL tour, HIGH ON FIRE ...

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REVEREND To Headline Germany's METAL MAFIA FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the 5th Anniversary Metal Mafia Festival on December 13th in Aschaffenburg, Germany. As previously reported, REVEREND will also headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. ...

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