SEVEN WITCHES Recruit HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END Frontman

SEVEN WITCHES have recruited singer James Rivera (i.e. HELSTAR, DESTINY'S END, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) as the replacement for ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman Wade Black, who left the band last month due to "personal and business related matters within the band." Rivera made his debut appearance with the group at this past weekend's Classic Metal Fest II ...

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SKYCLAD Cancel MILWAUKEE METALFEST Appearance

SKYCLAD have cancelled their appearance at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, which is scheduled to be held on July 26th and 27th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the band, "the original idea behind doing this gig was to use it as a promotional visit (for mags etc.) and to possibly add a few more shows around ...

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ASESINO To Support DANZIG, PRONG In Anaheim

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, will support DANZIG and PRONG at The Grove in Anaheim, California on Sunday, August 4th. As previously reported, ASESINO will also perform a headlining show at the Whisky in Hollywood, California on September 4th. Headlining dates in San Diego and ...

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WRATH To Perform Reunion Show In August

Chicago thrashers WRATH will reunite for their first live show in three years on August 24th at Cruisers in Beach Park, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be STEPCHILD, featuring ex-WRATH/STYGIAN singer Gary Golwitzer. WRATH's line-up for the show will be the one featured on the group's 1990 release Insane Society: Kurt Grayson (vocals), ...

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BURN SEASON To Commence Pre-Production For Elektra Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) will be heading to Hollywood, California's A&M Studios in early August with producer Bob Marlette (i.e. HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) to commence pre-production for their self-titled debut, due in spring of 2003 through Elektra Records. ...

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ROBERT PLANT: Reunion With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Unlikely

Although former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant seems open to the possibility of putting out another album with PAGE AND PLANT, his collaboration with ex-ZEP guitarist Jimmy Page, a reunion with the band's bass player, John Paul Jones, remains much more unlikely. "My relationship with 'Jonesy' is hampered by one misinterpreted word, and that was ...

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EVERGREY To Commence Work On Fourth Full-Length Album

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY are scheduled to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Recreation Day, in mid-September with producer Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE) for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Music. According to guitarist/vocalist Tom S. Englund, "the songwriting is going extremely well. As a matter of ...

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VOID OF SILENCE: New Frontman Needed

Italian "dark/ambient/doom" metal act VOID OF SILENCE have parted ways with frontman Malfeitor Fabban and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties (male or female) can go to the group's official web site and download two brand new instrumental songs in demo form, which they can use to sing over and submit as ...

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