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AGHORA Announce New Line-Up, Begin Work On New CD

The current line-up of AGHORA — drummer Richard Komatz and bassist Alan Goldstein (who replaced ex-CYNIC members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. respectively), plus mainman Santiago Dobles and sister/vocalist Danishta Rivero — is recording a new album, entitled Formless, for an autumn release through Code666 Records. ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Stuffs His Face, Gets Ripped Off

The following three articles appeared in Star magazine: Item #1: Pudgy rocker Gene Simmmons sure packs a hefty appetite. The tongue-wagging bass player of KISS was spotted aboard a flight from NY to LA gleefully gorging himself on a chicken entree, two slices of chocolate cake and an ice cream sundae-while flirting with a pretty ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT Announce New Vocalist

Dutch "death/heavy/black metal" act HER ENCHANTMENT have recruited former WE, THE GODS frontman Richard Noordzij as the permanent replacement for longtime vocalist Richard (no last name provided), who left the group in the spring. HER ENCHANTMENT are currently writing material for their sophomore full-length album, which they hope to record later in the year. ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Extends Gratitude Over Brazilian Tribute Gig

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued a message of appreciation to the organizers of and bands that participated in the SEPULTURA tribute show, which took place in São Paulo, Brazil on June 29th. As previously reported, 12 bands—including KORZUS, NECROMANCIA, and CLAUSTROFOBIA—performed over 50 SEPULTURA songs at the event, which paid homage to Brazil's biggest-ever ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT Part With Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Dutch "death/heavy/black metal" act HER ENCHANTMENT have parted ways with longtime vocalist Richard. No reason was given for his departure. Currently working on the material for their sophomore CD, HER ENCHANTMENT are seeking a vocalist who can handle grunts and clean vocals as well. For more information, visit the group's official web site at

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Former RAINBOW Keyboardist Working On Musical

Former RAINBOW keyboardist David Rosenthal is currently working on a new musical called Movin' Out. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on the songs of Billy Joel, the musical will open on Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theatre on October 24th. Told through 26 of Billy's songs, Movin' Out follows the lives ...

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S.O.D. Dies Again: By SCOTT IAN

S.O.D./ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the official ANTHRAX web site at www.anthraxtheband.com: "Sergeant D, Icon of Race Relations, Zombie, Raconteur, Dies Again "Sergeant D, one of the most controversial figures of the last two decades, died again yesterday in Bayside, New York. Cause of death was given as ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS To Open Killer Museum

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is currently working with artist Phil Coleman and architect Arthur Rosenblatt to create a museum in Los Angeles to house his extensive collection of serial killer memorabilia, according to MTV.com. Davis has reportedly been buying mass murderer art and artifacts for several years, and has amassed a series of works owned ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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THE GATHERING Continue Writing Frenzy For Upcoming CD

Holland's THE GATHERING are continuing work on the material for their upcoming studio release, which they hope to issue at the end of the year through their own Psychonaut Records (pending a potential lawsuit from longtime label Century Media Records, who are said to have the band under contract for another album). Among the working ...

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FILTER Frontman Explains Meaning Behind Title Of Forthcoming CD

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick recently elaborated on his explanation for why he selected The Amalgamut as the title of the group's forthcoming studio CD, due through Reprise Records in July. According to Patrick, I called the record The Amalgamut because I took a trip across the country and started to realize that everything in America ...

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FILTER-Approved DUALESC Set Release Date For Debut Full-Length

Portland, Oregon's DUALESC have set May 28th as the release date for their upcoming debut full-length CD, entitled Through The Floods, Not With Them, which will include a four-song recording produced by FILTER mainman Richard Patrick and engineer Rae Dileo at their Abyssinian Sons Studios last February. The group are planning on returning to the ...

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FILTER-Approved DUALESC To Sign With Rise, Record Debut CD

Portland, Oregon's DUALESC are on the verge of signing a deal with Rise Records for the release of their upcoming debut full-length CD, which will include a four-song recording produced by FILTER mainman Richard Patrick and engineer Rae Dileo at their Abyssinian Sons Studios last February. The group are planning on returning to the studio ...

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