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CRADLE OF FILTH Shoots Down Reports Of Drummer's Departure

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have rejected persistent reports that drummer Adrian Erdlandsson has left the band. Over the course of the last few months, rumors of Adrian's departure have been gaining strength, with several "in-the-know" parties claiming that Adrian was fired from the group just days before they were to sign a new ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer's NEMHAIN Project Finishes Recording Demo

NEMHAIN, the new band featuring CRADLE OF FILTH/AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson and his wife, fetish model Morrigan Hel (a.k.a. Amber England), have just spent four "gruelling days of intensive recording" at a studio in Eastbourne, England, laying down tracks for their upcoming demo. The songs that were recorded are as follows: "Ana", "Honey", ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer's New Band To Support THE HAUNTED In London

London-based metal band NEEDLEYE, featuring CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED), will support Erlandsson's former band THE HAUNTED on November 1 at The Underworld in London. Erlandsson played on THE HAUNTED's classic self-titled debut album, which came out in 1998 on Earache Records. NEEDLEYE recently completed work on its new ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer To Perform At DRUMS IN THE WEALD 2006

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson will perform at the Drums In The Weald 2006, which is set to take place October 8 at Uplands Community College, Wadhurst, Kent, England. This year's event, organized by three Kent-based Drumsense teachers Dave Hazlewood (Tunbridge Wells), David Driver (Etchingham) and Richard Davey (Maidstone), will include: Adrian Erlandsson (CRADLE ...

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IRON MAIDEN Guitarist Talks About New Album

John Powell of JAM! Showbiz recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On IRON MAIDEN's musical catalogue being littered with songs exploring the glory and the horror of war: "In Britain, you grow up with the backdrop of war and also all the ...

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A Matter of Life and Death - IRON MAIDEN

Seven out of the ten very long, largely interminable tunes on IRON MAIDEN's 14th studio offering start out with either a gentle, low bass line or a softly strummed guitar. There's nothing wrong with either type of intro, but hearing it over and over again starts to make the listener feel like he's hearing the ...

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STILL REMAINS Parts Ways With Keyboardist, Seeks Replacement

Grand Rapids, Michigan metalcore act STILL REMAINS has announced the departure of keyboardist Zach Roth. "After several months of pondering this life-changing decision, Zach has decided to pursue a life without touring," the band writes in a statement. "We are sad to see Zach leave but after long talks filled with emotion, we agree that ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer Joins U.K.'s NEEDLEYE

CRADLE OF FILTH's Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has officially joined the London-based metal band NEEDLEYE as the group's new drummer. The band recently completed work on their new album, "Ode to None", at Hateswitch Inc. in London's Camden Town for a late 2006 release. The CD, which also features guest vocals from ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's ERLANDSSON Announces Drum Clinics

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson has lined up the following drum clinics in September: Sep. 02 - Drum Central, Glasgow, UK (store opening and signing) Sep. 03 - Drum Central, Glasgow, UK (drumshow) Sep. 04 - Northern Drum Centre, Bradford, UK Sep. 05 - Newcastle Drum Centre, Newcastle, UK Sep. 06 - Nottingham Drum, ...

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AGAINST THE PLAGUES: Music Posted Online

AGAINST THE PLAGUES, the new metal band featuring Adrian Adamus (FOREST OF IMPALED, CORPHAGY) on guitar, Varyen (DAMNATION, FOREST OF IMPALED) on drums and Wojtek Lisicki (LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION) on lead guitar/vocals, have launched their official web site at www.againsttheplagues.com. Commented the group: "The demonstrational tracks and lyrics available in the 'Music' [and] ...

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KISS Coffeehouse: Video Report Available

A one-minute video report on Tuesday night's (June 27) opening of the Kiss Coffehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been posted online at WIStv.com (disable pop-up blocker). Bandmates Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, sans the trademark makeup, greeted a crowd of hundreds to mark the grand opening in this beach town, according ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: New Live Album, DVD Samples Available

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have uploaded audio samples from their newly released live album, "It's Electric", at their official web site. "It's Electric" (Secret Records) was recorded at London's Astoria theatre on November 4, ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Drummer CLIVE BURR Speaks

MaidenNorway.com recently conducted an interview with former IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. An excerpt from the chat follows: MaidenNorway: And back in the days, Paul [Di'Anno] said that you and Dave Murray and him were like tight and best friends. Clive Burr: "We were. We were best friends. [remembering]" MaidenNorway: Yeah, and Steve ...

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