Former SENTENCED And POISONBLACK Frontman VILLE LAIHIALA Launches S-TOOL

Former SENTENCED and POISONBLACK frontman Ville Laihiala has launched a new band called S-TOOL. He is joined in the Finland-based group by drummer Aksu Hanttu (ENTWINE), bassist Kimmo Hiltunen (LULLACRY) and guitarist Sami Leppikangas. Laihiala describes the band’s sound as more straightforward and heavier than POISONBLACK and SENTENCED, and he draws parallels to PANTERA and ...

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THE ABSENCE Releases New Song 'Septic Testament', Announces New Guitarists

Tampa-based melodic death metal band THE ABSENCE has released its first song in three years, titled "Septic Testament". The track is the band's first to feature their two new guitar players: Joey Concepcion (ARMAGEDDON) and Taylor Nordberg (RIBSPREADER, INFERNAEON). "Septic Testament" was recorded at Smoke & Mirrors Productions by Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg. It ...

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Video: QUEENSRŸCHE Performs At Oregon's JACKSON COUNTY FAIR

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's July 21 performance at the Jackson County Fair in Central Point, Oregon can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE will embark on a month-long headlining tour of the United States in November. Support on the trek will come from ARMORED SAINT and MIDNIGHT ETERNAL. QUEENSRŸCHE hired singer Todd La Torre to replace ...

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