FLESHCRAWL Part With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Germany's FLESHCRAWL have parted ways with guitarist Stefan Hanus and are currently seeking a replacement. Hanus' official statement on the matter is as follows: “Having been guitar player in FLESHCRAWL for more then 10 years I recently decided to retire from music business. Of course, this was a very hard decision for myself. Being guitar ...

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HAGAR/ROTH Summer Tour: Details "Forthcoming"

According to an April 6th update posted at the official web site of former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, the details of the much-rumored summer touring package featuring Hagar and another ex-VAN HALEN singer, Dave Lee Roth, will be “forthcoming” shortly. As previously reported, the proposed pairing between the two vocalists would include solo set ...

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HYPNOSIA Prepare To Record "World Sacrifice"

Sweden's HYPNOSIA have completed work on five songs for their the follow-up to last year's Extreme Hatred album. Tentatively titled World Sacrifice, the upcoming effort “is a logical step forwards for the band,” according to a statement on the group's web site. “The new album will be dominated by very fast and aggressive thrash/death metal, ...

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DRAGONLAND Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Sweden's DRAGONLAND, featuring former PROPHANITY/NIGHTSHADE guitarist Nicklas Magnusson and KING DIAMOND touring keyboardist Elias Holmlid, have completed work on their second full-length CD, entitled Holy War, at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman with producer Anders Friden for an early summer release through Black Lotus Records. Mixed by veteran studio wizard Fredrik Nordstrom, the follow-up to last year's ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will play only one exclusive Open Air ...

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TheSTART To Issue New Three-Song EP

Los Angeles-based TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, will be performing at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, April 10th on a bill that will also feature ENEMY (featuring A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and TheSTART/ex-SNOT drummer Jamie Miller) and TAPE. The show will also serve as a record ...

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NIGHTWISH Vocalist To Exit Band To Focus On Music Studies

Vocalist Tarja Turunen will leave Finland's NIGHTWISH in the fall to focus on her classical singing studies in Germany, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. NIGHTWISH will reportedly promote the release of their forthcoming Century Child CD with a host of European mini-tours and festival appearances during the summer, but will go separate ways once Turunen's ...

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