Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH Frontman Launches Pop Project

SHAPE 68 is the name of a new "pop" band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes, ex-MOGG/WAY guitarist Jeff Kollman and drummer Robin DiMaggio. The group's live debut will take place on Wednesday, October 16th at Platinum Live in Studio City, California in the form of a special record company showcase set consisting ...

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NIGHT IN GALES Announce Final Gig With Longtime Drummer

Germany's NIGHT IN GALES will perform their final show with drummer Christian Bass on Friday, October 11th at the Endzeit Festival in Essen, Germany. Bass announced his amicable departure from NIGHT IN GALES last week in order to pursue other musical projects, including the band DEADSOIL, which he formed with ex-members of COPYKILL and DRIFT. ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Delays Release Of Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has reportedly pushed back the release of his debut solo album, entitled Threatcon Delta, to December 2002/January 2003 through Metal Mayhem Records. According to AMSTERDAM guitarist Ronnie Borchert, who makes a guest appearance on the album, the CD "really shreds. People out there will dig it." ...

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SETH Part With Singer, Announce Replacement

French black metal band SETH have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Nacht and have replaced him with a man presently known as Black Messiah (presumably not his real name). The group's current line-up is as follows: Heimoth on guitars, Alsvid on drums, Helldryk on bass, and Black Messiah on vocals. SETH will perform the following dates ...

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LORD BELIAL, INISISION, THRONEAEON, Others Confirmed For Sweden's LINKÖPING METAL FESTIVAL

LORD BELIAL, INSISION, THRONEAEON, VOMITORY and SATANIC SLAUGHTER are among the artists confirmed for this year's Linköping Metal Festival, which is scheduled to take place on November 1-2 in Linköping, Sweden. The current running order for the event looks as follows: Friday, November 1 22:50-23:30 LORD BELIAL 21:50-22:30 INSISION 20:50-21:30 THRONEAEON 20:00- 20:30 CORPORATION 187 ...

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TESTAMENT: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of TESTAMENT members Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar) and Steve Smyth (guitar), taken during their live appearance on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" show with host Billy Steel on Friday, September 20th, have been posted online at this location. ...

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MISERY INDEX Announce New Guitarist, Drummer

MISERY INDEX have announced the permanent addition of second guitarist Bruce Greig (DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP) and drummer Matt Byers to the group's lineup following the departures of Mike Harrison and Kevin Talley, respectively. Harrison reportedly left the group on amicable terms last spring due to his dislike for the touring ...

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