NEW END ORIGINAL Part With Drummer, Bassist

NEW END ORIGINAL, featuring former FAR/current ONELINEDRAWING frontman Jonah Matranga, have parted ways with drummer Charlie Walker (ex-CHAMBERLAIN/SPLIT LIP) and bassist Scott Winegard (ex-TEXAS IS THE REASON). According to an official statement from Matranga, “for different personal reasons, independently from one another, Charlie and Scott decided that they didn't want to be in a band ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Land In The Los Angeles Times!

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, were the subject of an article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times. You can read the feature (which includes a talk with THE IRON MAIDENS vocalist Jenny "Bruce Chickinson" Warren) at ...

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THYRFING Set To Remix

Sweden's THYRFING will be re-mixing the follow-up to 2000's Urkraft CD, tentatively entitled Vansinnesvisor (not The Fourth Outrage, as previously announced) between January 19th and 21st for an April release. According to the band, we didn't feel that the [original] mix did any justice to the supreme recording and material, so this is the only ...

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BUCKCHERRY Part Ways With Drummer Devon Glenn

Unconfirmed reports are indicating that BUCKCHERRY drummer Devon Glenn has quit the band. If true, Glenn's departure will mark the third time a member of the group has exited in the last year, following guitarist Yogi's resignation in October and bassist Jonathan (J.B.) Brightman's departure in August of 2001. No official statement has yet been ...

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EXCITER's Ricci Confirms Vocalist Departure, Band Hiatus

After several months of silence, EXCITER guitarist John Ricci has finally confirmed via the group's official web site that vocalist Jacques Blanger has left the group. According to Ricci, Jacques has quit the band because of 'creative differences'he feels, that he is 'musically confined' in EXCITER's original, aggressive style. No replacement has yet been found ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Replace Guitarist (Again), Line Up Euro Gigs

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have parted ways with guitarist Jelle Bakker (ex-FROZEN SUN) less than six months after he joined the group as a replacement for Michiel Papenhoven (who left to focus on a web-design career). In Bakker's place, the band have recruited Ruud Jolie (i.e. BROTHERHOOD FOUNDATION, VALS LICHT), who recently appeared as a guest ...

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GOD DETHRONED Commence New CD, Plot US Trek

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED are planning to enter the studio during the summer to record their next CD, which is tentatively due at the end of the year. In the meantime, plans exist for the band to embark on an American tour before the upcoming sessions. More information will be available in the coming ...

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