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SYBREED Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Swiss metallers SYBREED have parted ways with drummer Alex and are currently seeking a replacement. Guitarist Thomas' (a.k.a. Drop) official statement on the matter is as follows: "After three years of hard drumming in SYBREED, Alex decided to part ways for personal reasons concerning the band, and musical divergences concerning the new album. Here is ...

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RANDOMM Finish Mixing New CD With ALEX NEWPORT

Los Angeles-based band RANDOMM have finished mixing their new CD with Alex Newport (KYLESA, MARS VOLTA, NAILBOMB, FUDGE TUNNEL) at Hothead Recording. The 12-song, as-yet-untitled effort was co-produced by Bryan Random and Erik Colvin at Studio "D" and La Leyanda Sound in Hollywood and features the drumming of Anthony Scarpa (NAKED SUN). Additional percussion was ...

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MURDERDOLLS Drummer To Tour With ANTIPRODUCT

Ben Graves of MURDERDOLLS and DOPE fame will be joining ANTIPRODUCT on the road in Europe this month as both the support and headline band, attempting to play 20 sets in 10 days! "That's right, two sets a night for our boys and girls as they explode all over Europe, first as ANTIPRODUCT and then ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, TWISTED SISTER, JUDAS PRIEST Members On OZZY Tribute CD: Audio Samples Available

MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister, TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, ex-JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens and legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen are among the metal icons appearing on "Flying High Again: The World's Greatest Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne", due on March 14 via Magick Records. Malmsteen and Owens cover "Mr. Crowley"; ex-DOKKEN guitarist ...

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RUSH Guitarist, VOIVOD Drummer To Guest On JOHN KASTNER's Solo Debut

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson and VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin are among the impressive cast of musicians contributing to the solo debut from John Kastner (ASEXUALS, DOUGHBOYS, ALL SYSTEMS GO!), entitled "Have You Seen Lucky". The album, scheduled to be released in late spring, boasts additional guest appearances by Lee Ving (FEAR), Jim Cuddy (BLUE ...

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DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

DRAGONFORCE, ONSLAUGHT, BONFIRE, NASTY IDOLS, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS and HOUSE OF SHAKIRA 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO DRAGONFORCE ...

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SINISTER To Film Portuguese Concert For Upcoming DVD

Reunited Dutch death metallers SINISTER will film their March 12 concert in Porto, Portugal for an upcoming DVD. Also appearing on the bill are veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT. As previously reported, audio samples from SINISTER's forthcoming album, "Afterburner", have been posted online at this location. "Afterburner" was recorded at Stage ...

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SINISTER: 'Afterburner' Audio Samples Available

Audio samples from SINISTER's forthcoming album, "Afterburner", have been posted online at this location. The reunited Dutch death metallers' new album, "Afterburner" was recorded at Stage One studio in Germany in December 2005 and is scheduled for release in Germany on April 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. SINISTER's current lineup consists of Aad ...

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KYLESA To Release Split Seven-Inch Single With VICTIMS

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have issued the following update: "We've been writing new music and trying out drummers and everything is coming together nicely... We're playing the Emissions from the Monolith fest in Ohio May 25. We'll probably do some shows on the way up there and back. "Our next release will be a split ...

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HATE ETERNAL Drummer Joins Forces With WATCHTOWER, CANNIBAL CORPSE Members

BLOTTED SCIENCE, the technical extreme metal project masterminded by guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) and bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), have announced the addition of drummer Derek Roddy (HATE ETERNAL). Roddy replaces Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) who recently had to bow out due to other commitments. The earlier tentative project name, THE MACHINATIONS ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

WHITESNAKE 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

German power metallers GAMMA RAY 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE ...

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ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG and THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND 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): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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SILENT FORCE Guitarist Becomes First-Time Father

SILENT FORCE guitarist Alex Beyrodt and his wife have announced the birth of their first child. Melody Mimi Beyrodt was born on Sunday, January 15 at 6:49 p.m. She weighed in at 3.5 kg and is 52 cm tall. SILENT FORCE, which also features in its ranks ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, are currently recording ...

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RUSH: 'R-30' DVD To Receive World Television Premiere This Weekend

"Invisible airwaves will crackle with life" when VH1 Classic presents the world television premiere of "Rush R-30", a DVD concert performance from the band's $21 million grossing sell-out 30th Anniversary Tour. The concert will air as part of VH1 Classic's salute to RUSH the weekend of Friday, January 13. The "Rush R-30" concert was filmed ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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