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Former VIO-LENCE Guitarist Explains Decision To Join MACHINE HEAD

Former VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement addressing his recent decision to join MACHINE HEAD as a replacement for Ahrue Luster. As previously reported, Luster had amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." Demmel's statement reads as follows: "To all my friends who care to know.......... "I'm a firm believer ...

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MORGION Revamp Lineup, Continue Work On New CD

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have parted ways with vocalist Adrian Leroux (formerly of MINDROT) following the completion of the group's recent Doomination of Europe tour. In his place, the band have enlisted longtime fan and friend Justin Christian, who will be taking up the role of bass guitarist. Additionally, keyboardist and guitarist Gary Griffith will be ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finalize Track Listing For Debut Album

NIGHTRAGE, a brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" consisting of drummer Per M. Jensen (THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR), melodic vocalist Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), main vocalist Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES, THE CROWN, guitarist Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), and bassist Brice Leclercq, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, ...

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AGENT STEEL Complete Work On 'Order Of The Illuminati'

AGENT STEEL have completed work on their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". The follow-up to "Omega Conspiracy" is due in Japan in late May through King Records and in Europe in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. A July U.S. release through Artillery Music is tentatively planned. The complete track listing for the album is ...

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LEASH LAW: The Dogs Are Loose

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black has joined forces with ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder in a new band called LEASH LAW. The group, whose musical style is being described in an official press release as "true metal unlike ever heard in this ...

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SEPULTURA To Ink North American Deal With NO NAME

SEPULTURA are on the verge of signing a North American deal with No Name/Elektra Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group, who kicked off a two-week European tour Saturday night (March 29) in London, England, will issue their new studio CD, "Roorback", in late spring/early summer. The follow-up to 2001's "Nation", which was recorded and ...

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ICED EARTH Split With Guitarist, Begin Recording New CD

ICED EARTH have parted ways with guitarist Larry Tarnowski on the eve of the recording sessions for the group's new CD, tentatively titled "Glorious Burden". "[Larry] will continue his studies and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors," ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer wrote on the band's official web site. "There will ...

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SEPULTURA Add Third London Show

Following the announcement that their two shows at London's Camden Underworld on March 29 and 30 have sold out, SEPULTURA have added a third night at the venue on April 13. SEPULTURA will embark on a North American tour with VOIVOD beginning on April 18 in San Francisco, California. The group are currently mixing the ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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DEFTONES Name First Single

DEFTONES have set "The Late Great Planet Earth" as the first single from their forthcoming CD, due on May 20 through Maverick Records. The band are due to begin filming a video for the track with an as-yet-undisclosed director next week. Other rumored songtitles include "White Women", "Up On Blocks" and "Hexogram". In other news, ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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THE BLUEPRINT: Demo Track Posted Online

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have posted a demo track, titled "Scorched Earth Policy", at this location. "Scorched Earth Policy" will be one of several songs recorded during ...

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SEPULTURA To Release 'Roorback' In May

SEPULTURA have set "Roorback" as the title for their upcoming CD, due in May through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe, JVC Records in Japan, and FNM/Universal Records in Brazil. The group are still negotiating a North American deal following their split with Roadrunner Records early last year. The complete track listing for "Roorback" (which apparently stands ...

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BLUEBIRD Film New Video, Plan European Tour

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, have finished filming a video for the track "Falling Back To Earth". The band will be heading back to the UK and Europe in late April to support HELL IS FOR HEROES as well as do some dates on their own. BLUEBIRD will be putting out ...

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SEPULTURA: Brazilian, European Tour Dates Announced

SEPULTURA have announced several Brazilian dates in March as well as a short European tour in March/April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Canecão Mar. 14 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Canecão Mar. 16 - São Paulo, BRA - Olympia Mar. 21 - Vinhedo, BRA - Adler ...

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SEPULTURA Record Song For Brazilian Soundtrack

SEPULTURA have contributed a song for the soundtrack to the upcoming Brazilian movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro". The track, a new version of Zé Ramalho's "Dança das Borboletas", was laid down during the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, due in late spring/early summer. "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" marks the second time SEPULTURA have ...

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