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TURISAS Guitarist Quits

TURISAS guitarist Georg Laakso, who was badly injured in a car crash in October 2005, has left the band. His statement on the matter reads as follows: "Nearly nine months has passed since the accident took place, and after six years in the band, I have now come to the point where I am forced ...

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WOLF Tap Artist THOMAS HOLM To Create New Album Artwork

Sweden's WOLF have tapped legendary artist Thomas Holm (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, WOLF's "Black Wings") to create the artwork for their fourth album, "The Black Flame", due this fall release via Century Media Records in Europe and Prosthetic Records in the U.S. "You can all expect a cover that matches the eerie sound of the ...

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Sacrifice - DEADSOIL

DEADSOIL are textbook metalcore. They can thrash it up, as on "Cross the Great Divide", or throw in clean singalong choruses, as on "Unspoken" and the melodic "These Stings". They can do the galloping AT THE GATES beat (see "True Belief") and they can do HATEBREED-style breakdowns. What they can't do is inspire any kind ...

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CRUMBSUCKERS Tap PRO-PAIN Guitarist TOM KLIMCHUCK For Reunion Show

Legendary New York hardcore/metal act CRUMBSUCKERS have recruited PRO-PAIN's Tom Klimchuck to play second guitar at their their much-anticipated reunion show on August 3 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic "Life of Dreams" release, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Klimchuck will be ...

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MNEMIC Tap SCARVE Frontman GUILLAUME BIDEAU

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have tapped SCARVE singer Guillaume Bideau as the replacement for Tony Jelencovich (ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, B-THONG). As a result, Bideau has left SCARVE in the middle of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2004's "Irradiant", which was previously expected this fall via Listenable Records. Bideau joined SCARVE in November 1998 ...

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SENATE Tap THREAT SIGNAL Bassist For Debut Album

Canadian metallers SENATE have announced that Marco Bressette from Nuclear Blast recording artists THREAT SIGNAL will be playing bass on their upcoming album. "Marco is a very talented musician and has become a good friend to the band, and his presence will further raise the bar for the record," the group write in a press ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS To Play Free Show In Seattle

ALICE IN CHAINS will be playing a free show Tuesday night (May 16) at Seattle's Moore Theater. To get tickets all you have to do is show up at the Moore box office. The staff there will start giving out tickets at 6:00 p.m. PST today so try to get over there as soon as ...

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GOD DETHRONED Begin Recording New Album

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have entered Soundlodge Studios in Germany to begin recoring their new album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "Drums and rhythm guitars are already recorded and we're very pleased with the result so far," guitarist Isaac Delahaye writes on the band's web site. "This will definitely be our ...

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'Massive' ALICE IN CHAINS Announcement Not So Massive After All

Launch Radio Networks reports: Although news broke online late Tuesday (May 9) that ALICE IN CHAINS would be making a "massive" announcement on its website this Monday (May 15), a representative for the band's management told Launch yesterday (Wednesday, May 10) to disregard that notice, chalking it up to an "overenthusiastic" fan club moderator. The ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: VH1 HEART Tribute Performance To Air Tonight

Launch Radio Networks reports: The first official performance from the reunited ALICE IN CHAINS will air tonight (Friday, May 5) on a new episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live!" that pays tribute to fellow Seattle band HEART. Bassist Mike Inez told Launch about the enormous respect that ALICE IN CHAINS and others have for ...

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Wolfmother - WOLFMOTHER

A dollop of SABBATH riffing, a whole slopload of ZEP crunge and yowling about mystical bullshit and evil women, and just the right amount of greasy white boy funk, DEEP PURPLE organ noodling, and wide-eyed top-of-the-mountain pseudo-serious bare-chested shaman posturing. That's the formula for the band that's bowled over the world, and seems poised to ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Confirm Japanese Tour Dates

The reunited ALICE IN CHAINS are scheduled to take part in one of Japan's biggest music festivals — the Udo Music Festival. Set over two days in two different locations, the Udo Music Festival features dozens of acts and about 50,000 concert-goers. And for the first time ever, AIC will be part of the madness. ...

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10 YEARS Singer Not Ready To Go All-Digital

Launch Radio Networks has issued the following report: 10 YEARS recently made an EP of four acoustic tracks available exclusively through the iTunes online music store. While he likes the idea of selling music digitally, 10 YEARS singer Jesse Hasek told Launch that he doesn't see it replacing CDs. "I mean, that could very possibly ...

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SCORPIONS Tap DESMOND CHILD For New Studio Album

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have tapped songwriter/producer Desmond Child — who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER — to produce their next studio album, which they expect to begin recording later in the year for a 2007 release. ...

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HATEBREED Explain Canadian Tour Cancellation

HATEBREED have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are super-bummed to announce that [the] Core Across Canada [tour] has been postponed until August. To all of our Canadian people, please forgive us, we promise to get up there as soon as we can, which now looks like August. We still have ...

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ANGTORIA Tap MY OWN GRAVE Drummer For Video Shoot

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have recruited drummer John Henriksson of Swedish death/thrash metal band MY OWN GRAVE for the "God Has A Plan For Us All" video shoot. The clip will be ...

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