MARDUK Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Sweden's MARDUK have parted ways with longtime drummer Fredrik Andersson. According to the group's official web site, “Fredrik feels that his days as a full-time metal musician is over and wants to go on with his life and career and were therefore dismissed of his duties in the MARDUK camp. The break-up was done with ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Frontman's Tragic Loss

BLABBERMOUTH.NET would like to extend our condolences to former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, whose father reportedly passed away on Saturday, March 2nd from a heroin overdose. Caputo fans may recall that the singer's mother also died from an overdose of the same drug a number of years ago, a subject that had greatly ...

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SOULFLY: More Details Revealed About Upcoming CD

SOULFLY's forthcoming CD is likely to be called simply III and not the previously reported Soulfly III: Enterfaith when it surfaces during the summer, according to informed sources. It is also highly unlikely that the album will be issued on the previously projected date of June 25th, with a mid-summer release currently expected for the ...

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DEMIGOD Part With Founding Member, Vow To Carry On

Finnish death metallers DEMIGOD have parted ways with drummer and founding member Seppo Taatila due to the latter's desire to focus on family life. The band are presently rehearsing new material with vocalist Tuomas Ala-Nissil temporarily filling in behind the kit and expect to announce a permanent replacement for Taatila shortly. DEMIGOD recently issued their ...

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EIDOLON Enlist KING DIAMOND Guitarist To Mix New CD

Toronto's EIDOLON have enlisted KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque to mix the group's latest CD, entitled Coma Nation, at LaRocque's Los Angered facility in Gothenburg, Sweden during late March/early April for a tentative June 6th release date through Metal Blade Records. ...

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DREAM THEATER Add Asian Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER have added several shows to their upcoming Asian tour. The revised dates are as follows: Apr. 12 - Yokohama, Japan @ Kanagawa Hall Apr. 13 - Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Kokaido *NEW* Apr. 15 - Nagoya, Japan @ Aichi Kinro Kaikan Apr. 16 - Fukuoka, Japan @ Miel Parque Hall Apr. 17 - ...

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