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MITHRAS Announce New Touring Guitarist

U.K. atmospheric extreme act MITHRAS have announced the addition of live guitarist Alex de Moller (of underground London-based band SCYTHIAN) into the fold. The MITHRAS live lineup is now: Rayner Coss - Oratory / Bass Leon Macey - Lead Guitar Alex de Moller - Rhythm Guitar Sean Broster - Drums MITHRAS will be gigging towards ...

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SINISTER To Film Polish Concert For Upcoming DVD

Dutch death metallers SINISTER will be filming their August 24, 2006 performance in Warsaw, Poland for a live DVD, to be released at a later date via Metal Mind Production. Also appearing on the bill will be OBITUARY. SINISTER's latest CD, "Afterburner", was released earlier this year through Nuclear Blast Records. SINISTER's current lineup consists ...

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RUSH: Sixth Annual RushCon Fan Convention Detailed

Fans of the legendary Canadian trio RUSH will celebrate for the sixth year in a row in beautiful, downtown Toronto this July as part of RushCon 6 "Strong As Life" sixth annual RUSH fan convention. Attendees from all over the world come to enjoy three fun-filled days of games, guest speakers, merchandise vendors, tribute band ...

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Founding NIHILIST Guitarist Passes Away

According to Tartarean Desire, former NIHILIST guitarist Leif "Leffe" Cuzner recently passed away in Montreal, Canada. Leif was one of the founding members of NIHILIST, the legendary Swedish death metal act he formed in 1987 together with Alex Hellid (ENTOMBED) and Nicke Andersson (THE HELLACOPTERS, ex-ENTOMBED). NIHILIST more or less evolved into ENTOMBED ...

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MYSTIC CIRCLE Announce New Drummer

German "dark Satanic metal" band MYSTIC CIRCLE have announced the addition of drummer Astaroth to the group's ranks. "After a long time search, MYSTIC CIRCLE found the right one behind the drumset," the band write on their web site. "Astaroth gives the MYSTIC CIRCLE material a much more brutal feeling then the old drummer." MYSTIC ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

Paul Mazurkiewicz, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, and Rob Barrett of legendary death metal act CANNIBAL CORPSE will be guests on this weekend's (Saturday, June 3) episode of "Headbanger's Ball". They will discuss Barrett's recent return to the band, their new album "Kill" and their spot on this summer's Sounds of the Underground tour. "Headbanger's Ball" airs ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist SKOLNICK To Perform At Tennessee's RIVERBEND FESTIVAL

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will be featured at this year's annual Riverbend Festival, set to take place June 9-17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Other performers this year include HANK WILLIAMS, JR., ANGIE STONE, KENNY ROGERS, AUDIO ADRENALINE, LOS LONELY BOYS, SUGARLAND, TRISHA YEARWOOD and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. ...

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PUNGENT STENCH Explain U.S. Tour Cancellation

Long-running Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH have issued a longer statement regarding the cancellation of their recent U.S. tour. The band's drummer, Alex Wank (a.k.a. Rector Stench, Mr. Stench, Sex Slave), said, "We feel sorry for all promoters and fans for the cancellation of the rest of our U.S. tour dates. There was no other ...

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HIBERNUS MORTIS Call It Quits

South Florida cult death metal act HIBERNUS MORTIS have officially called it quits. Drummer Cesar Placeres' statement on the matter reads as follows: "It's with sad regret I have to announce that we are calling it quits. I don't wanna get too sappy, even though it does make me kind of at a loss for ...

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RUSH Hope To Release New Studio Album In Early 2007

Canadian rock legends RUSH are hoping to release a new studio album early next year, to be a followed by an extensive tour. Speaking to MoreSugar.com, RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee said, "With a bit of luck we will have an album out early in 2007 and then go out on the road maybe next spring ...

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PUNGENT STENCH Cancel Remainder Of U.S. Tour

Long-running Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH have called off the remainder of their U.S. tour. According to a statement released by the band's drummer, Alex Wank (a.k.a. Rector Stench, Mr. Stench, Sex Slave), the cancellation was caused by "a fuck-up by our agent…. there will be a show in New York City at CBGB on ...

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Afterburner - SINISTER

The amazing consistency of SINISTER is even more remarkable when one considers the near-constant state of flux of their lineup. After a hiatus of several years, drummer and founder Aad Kloosterwaard has returned as the vocalist, and former bassist Alex Paul is now the guitarist! Yet despite inactivity and upheaval, "Afterburner" stands out as not ...

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7TH NEMESIS: Debut Album Available For Free Download

French death metallers 7TH NEMESIS have made their debut album, "Violentia Imperatrix Mundi", available for free download at VS-Webzine.com. "Violentia Imperatrix Mundi" was recorded and mixed in 2005 by Stephan May and features 7TH NEMESIS' new lineup: Niko (guitar; ex-KORUM), Dagulard (drums; ex-SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION) and Alex G. (bass). 7TH NEMESIS will celebrate ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEEP PURPLE ...

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PLEASURE MAKER Sign With SPIRITUAL BEAST RECORDS

Spiritual Beast has announced the signing of Brazilian hard rockers PLEASURE MAKER. The first release under the deal will be a "revitalized" version of their debut album, "Love on the Rocks", which was previously released in Latin America. It will be re-mastered and feature completely new artwork by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (TRIBUZY, FATES PROPHECY). ...

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