AMEN Officially Part With Virgin Records

AMEN have officially announced their split with Virgin Records following the lackluster sales performance of their sophomore effort, We Have Come For Your Parents (which has shifted 15,789 copies in the US, according to Soundscan). AMEN frontman Casey Chaos stated: "we would like to thank all the past and present employees at Virgin for the ...

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ANNIHILATOR Austrian Live Dates Confirmed

Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have announced the dates for the Austrian portion of their forthcoming European tour. They are as follows: Apr. 30 – Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 01 - Salzburg, AUS @ Rockhouse May 02 - Graz, AUS @ Orpheum May 03 - Wörgl, AUS @ Komma May 04 - Dornbirn, AUS @ ...

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ZYKLON Announce First European Show With New Frontman

Multi-talented musician Secthdamon (i.e. ODIUM/MYRKSKOG) will play his first European show as the new singer/bassist of ZYKLON at the Elm Street pub in Oslo, Norway on March 28th. Also appearing on the bill will be AUDIOPAIN. ZYKLON will appear at the Inferno Festival in Oslo on March 29th. ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer Officially Joins SYSTEMATIC!

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has officially joined San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC. As exclusively reported here on January 4th, Bostaph (who had also played with FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT) has joined SYSTEMATIC as a replacement for Shaun Bannon, who was forced to leave the group last summer after sustaining an arm injury during ...

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SLIPKNOT's PAUL GRAY Comments On Forthcoming CD

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray recently spoke to MTV News about the progress of the songwriting for the group's forthcoming follow-up to last year's Iowa release, which is tentatively due to be released at the end of the year through Roadrunner Records. "We've got a bunch of different riffs together," Gray told MTV. "Some are really ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Full Headlining Show In Late April

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will perform their first full headlining show since reforming the group on April 27th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. As previously reported, TROUBLE have thus far written ...

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MEDICATION Add Paris Appearance To Upcoming Itinerary

MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will reportedly be performing at the Hard Rock Awards show (sponsored by the French metal magazine Hard Rock) in Paris, France on March 21st. MEDICATION will also be performing ...

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