JAG PANZER Drummer Goes BALLISTIC!

JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist has joined BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis (which was previously going under the moniker AFTERBURN). According to BALLISTIC's official web site, "Rikard remains firmly as the drummer for JAG PANZER, but will be working with Gattis and co. as well!!" ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Tour Norway With GLUECIFER

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will be teaming up with GLUECIFER for a Norwegian mini-tour in late September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 – Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Sep. 26 – Tromsö, NOR @ Driv Sep. 27 – Bodö, NOR ...

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IN FLAMES Reach #5 On Swedish, Finnish Album Charts

Sweden's IN FLAMES have reached position #5 on the Swedish Album Chart with their latest effort, Reroute To Remain. To read a short article (in Swedish) in Sweden's biggest daily newspaper Afonbladet about this monumental achievement, click here. Reroute To Remain is also said to have climbed to the fifth position on the ...

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KURT COBAIN's Childhood Home To Be Sold For $210,000

The sellers of the childhood home of late NIRVANA mainman Kurt Cobain have received more than 50 bids for the Montesano, Washington house, the highest for more than $40 million, but eventually narrowed down the most serious offer to $210,000, which is $10,000 over the minimum set by Ed and Jennifer McKee of Oregon City, ...

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THE RAVENOUS Ink Deal With SOUTHERN LORD

THE RAVENOUS, featuring the all-star line up of Danny Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, HOLY MOSES), Killjoy (NECROPHAGIA, WURDULAK, EIBON), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS), Danny Coralles (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS) and Clint Bower (HEXX, ABCESS), have inked a deal with Southern Lord Records. The band will enter a studio in Vancouver, Canada this November to record ...

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CHEN MO: Demo Samples Posted Online

Dutch "crossover metal" act CHEN MO, featuring former members of FROZEN SUN, CURFEW, WITHIN TEMPTATION, BLOODSESSIONS, THRENODY and SILICON HEAD, have posted clips of the three tracks featured on their brand new demo via the group's official web site at this location. The tracks featured are as follows: 01. Life Process 02. Star ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION To Embark On Benelux Tour

Swedish progressive metal band PAIN OF SALVATION will embark on a short headlining tour of Benelux during October. Support at all dates will come from CIRRHA NIVA. The details are as follows: Oct. 10 – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, NETH Oct. 11 – Biebob – Vosselaar, BEL Oct. 12 – Plato – Helmond, NETH Oct. 13 ...

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DIABOLIC Replace Singer, Commence Work On New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have amicably parted ways with vocalist Paul Ouellette and have replaced him with ex-COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas. The revamped outfit are currently writing material for their upcoming fourth release, due out in spring 2003. "The new material promises the unrelenting intensity and dynamics that DIABOLIC is known for," reads an ...

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