MILLENIUM Part Ways With JORN LANDE, Announce Replacement

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Jorn Lande has amicably parted ways with MILLENIUM (sic), the band led by former EYEWITNESS/DEATH guitarist Ralph Santolla. A replacement has already been found in the shape of former HAREM SCAREM drummer Darren Smith, who is currently laying down vocals at a Toronto studio for a long-awaited album of covers, due ...

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SEAN MALONE Speaks Out On Much-Anticipated Supergroup

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has posted another comment via his official web site at www.seanmalone.net about the as-yet-unnamed project featuring Malone, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw. According to Sean, "Jim sent the demos to ...

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BLAZE To Support OVERKILL In Europe

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting OVERKILL on the latter's upcoming European tour. BLAZE's upcoming schedule now looks like this: Jun. 09 – Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal w/OVERKILL Jun. 14 - Ingolstadt, GER @ Ohrakel Jun. 15 - Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Jun. 16 - Vosselaar, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Tracking EP With SOULBENDER

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, have finished tracking drums for an upcoming seven-song EP. "Wes is an amazing drummer," stated Wilton. "Finished in 2 days!!! Recorded live to 24 track studer (Analog!!!) ie. no punch-ins!. Bass and ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Guitarist To Rejoin PRODIGY

PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Jim Davies will be rejoining PRODIGY on a "full-time" basis during the latter's upcoming festival appearances, according to Kerrang! magazine. However, there are no plans for Davies to leave PITCHSHIFTER. "The work doesn't clash at the moment and the PITCHSHIFTER guys have been really cool about it," the guitarist said. ...

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BIOHAZARD: New Guitarist Details Revealed

BIOHAZARD have replaced guitarist Leo Curley (ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) with former NUCLEUS axeman Carmine Vincent. Vincent is no stranger to the BIOHAZARD camp, having previously traveled with the group as a roadie in addition to having supported BIOHAZARD as the bassist/vocalist for NUCLEUS during a tour of Europe in late 2000. Although presently unconfirmed, ...

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SLIPKNOT To Issue New Single In July

SLIPKNOT's forthcoming UK single, "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)", will be released on July 8th. The full track listing for it is as follows: 01. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) 02. The Heretic Anthem (live) 03. (sic) (live) 04. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) (video) The two live tracks were recorded on January 22nd, 2002 ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST: WES BORLAND Is A Very Bitter Man

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst doesn't know how to take "No" for an answer. In his latest posting on LIMP BIZKIT's official web site, Fred not only acknowledges the fact that former guitarist Wes Borland has responded negatively to Durst's pleas for him to return to the group, but also insists that "that's no reason ...

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Former SAVATAGE Frontman Inks Deal With AFM Records

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band of former SAVATAGE frontman Zachary Stevens, have inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. The group expect to enter the studio in July to begin recording their debut album for a January 2003 release. As previously reported, Stevens has most recently been collaborating with SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery on ...

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