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WICKED SENSATION Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

German hard rockers WICKED SENSATION have parted ways with singer Fernando Garcia (ex-VICTORY). The rest of the group are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties should contact the band at [email protected] WICKED SENSATION's sophomore album, "Exceptional", was released in Europe last April through MTM Music. The follow-up to 2002's "Reflected" marked the group's first release ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Singer Undergoes Surgery

SOLITUDE AETURNUS frontman Robert Lowe underwent surgery on Monday (Dec. 27) to remove his gallbladder and is now said to be back home and recovering. In addition to Lowe's gallbladder being in worse shape than expected, the doctor reportedly told Robert that a lower abdominal hernia was also found and repaired during the operation. As ...

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MUDVAYNE: New Media Player Available

A MUDVAYNE media player featuring video footage of the band recording their new single, "Fucking Determined", can be accessed at this location. "Fucking Determined" is the first single off the group's third album, "Lost and Found", due on March 29, 2005 via Epic Records. The follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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MUDVAYNE: Tour Dates Announced

Epic Records has set a March 29, 2005 tentative release date for the third MUDVAYNE album, "Lost and Found". The follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All Things to Come", "Lost and Found" was recorded at The Plant studio in Sausalito, California with producer Dave Fortman (former UGLY KID JOE guitarist), who has previously ...

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INFAMY Begin Recording New Demo

Los Angeles death/grinders INFAMY entered Shiva Industries with producer Matt Fisher (ex-MINDROT, EYES OF FIRE) on December 18 to record their latest demo, titled "Gates of Purgatory". Finally, INFAMY have overcome all obstacles, including the death of bass/vocalist Joshua Jagger Heatley in 1997 and the death of his replacement, Daryl Parvin, in 2003. The follow-up ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Continue Work On New Album

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS are currently in the studio recording their new album, tentatively titled "Alone". "The drums are completed and the rhythm guitars and bass tracks are being recorded as I write this," singer Robert Lowe writes on the group's web site. "If all goes as planned (ha: that never happens) ...

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ATROCITY And LEAVES' EYES Attacked By French Police In Paris

ATROCITY and LEAVES' EYES have issued the following statement regarding a recent incident on the two group's joint European tour: "After their grand finale show of the Atlantis Lovelorn Tour in La Locomotive, Paris, November 28, 2004, the bands experienced an arbitrary infringement by the French police. "Right after crew and band had finished the ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Gets Dissed By SLAYER's KERRY KING

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted another installement in his online "diary" at the group's official web site. An excerpt from the entry follows: "Played in Paris with SLIPKNOT and SLAYER. MASTODON opened the show, which was really cool. Hung with them for a while, really nice guys, drinking absurd amounts of booze together, ...

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MACHINE HEAD 'Rockumentary' To Air On Norway's Metal Express Radio

Norway's Metal Express has put together a "Rockumentary" on MACHINE HEAD, featuring the band's frontman, Robert Flynn, as special guest. In this 44-minute extended interview, Flynn discusses the background behind each MACHINE HEAD album, reasons for the various lineup changes, battles with drug addictions, and provides other insights into the influential San Francisco Bay Area ...

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ELEGY Singer IAN PARRY Working On New Solo CD

ELEGY singer Ian Parry is currently working on his fourth solo CD, tentatively due in early 2005. A posting on Parry's web site reads as follows: "After spending the past two months putting the finishing touches to his lead vocals and recording guitars with newcomer Mario Zapata (whom Ian discovered via a music academy in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Czech Republic Date Added To European Tour

JUDAS PRIEST have added a Czech Republic date to their upcoming European tour. The group will be performing at Hala Rondo in Brno on April 7, 2005 — one day after their scheduled appearance in Katowice, Poland. As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Nov. 25, the U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour will ...

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Swedish Metal Magazine CLOSE-UP Reveals Top Albums Of 2004

MASTODON's "Leviathan" has been named "Album of the Year" by the critics at Sweden's premiere metal/rock publication Close-Up. In the December/January issue, an array of musicians, including cover stars Robert Flynn from MACHINE HEAD and Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES (view cover here), discuss the music year 2004. MASTODON's "Leviathan" also made the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Europe With The SCORPIONS?

The U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour is rumored to include the SCORPIONS as special guests. There has been no official confirmation on the matter, although the SCORPIONS' official web site has already posted the U.K. dates (with no mention of JUDAS PRIEST). The following are believed to be all the currently known ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Launches Custom Guitar Pedal

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has joined forces with LegendaryTones and pedal guru Robert Keeley to create a new customized version of the acclaimed Time Machine Boost pedal. The new GL Time Machine Boost (GL TMB) takes the unique voicings of the original Time Machine Boost, but adds a more aggressive character and bottom end. ...

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VICIOUS ART: Live Photos Posted Online

VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, made their live debut on November 12 at Tantogården in Stockholm, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill were MÖRK GRYNING and NINNUAM. Check out pictures from

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German Thrashers DESPAIR Reunite, Prepare To Record New Album

DESPAIR, the long-defunct German thrash outfit featuring current GRIP INC. guitarist Waldemar Sorychta and Century Media Records founder Robert Kampf (vocals), have reunited and are planning on recording a new album next spring for a tentative summer/fall 2005 release via Century Media. Joining Sorychta and Kampf in the group's current formation is the group's original ...

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