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EXODUS: Drummer TOM HUNTING Out, PAUL BOSTAPH Steps In

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "This has been another dreadfully difficult time here in the EXODUS world…this is one of the most depressing moments of my musical career… "I‘m saddened to announce that Tom Hunting has fallen very ill, he's been hospitalized several times over ...

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It's Official: GIZMACHI Added To OZZFEST's Second Stage

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on May 1, upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by ...

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GIZMACHI Rumored For OZZFEST's Second Stage

Upstate New York's GIZMACHI are rumored to have landed one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. An official confirmation is said to be coming sometime this week. GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. ...

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DISIPLIN: 'We Hate All People Equally!'

Guitarist Drakul Azacain of the Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN has issued the following statement regarding the recent lineup changes in the group's camp: "Just before the release of 'Anti-Life' (January/February 2005), DISIPLIN went through some dramatic changes. I, Drakul Azacain (Savant M, General K, Drakul218 etc.) parted ways with the entire line-up of DISIPLIN. I ...

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The Imbuing - GIZMACHI

OK, I'll admit it. I made some assumptions about this band that put my objectivity at risk before the first spin of "The Imbuing". My initial thoughts were that GIZMACHI's debut album would be nothing more than the next CD with a big name backer (SLIPKNOT's #6, M. Shawn Crahan) to be played endlessly in ...

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EVERGREY Bassist Completes Work On THE PROJECT HATE Album

THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have finished recording their new album with producer Dan Swanö at several studios in Örebro, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden. Assisting them during the recording sessions was EVERGREY bassist Michael Håkansson, who completed his tracks at his studio in Gothenburg before ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' Teaser Video Posted Online

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has posted a 1 1/2 –minute "teaser" drum-camera video for the group's upcoming "Octavarium" CD at his official web site. Check it out at this location [NOTE: Link removed the request of the MikePortnoy.com webmaster]. "Octavarium" (view cover here) is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic ...

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POWERMAN 5000: New Album Update

POWERMAN 5000 are in the middle of a U.S. tour aimed at getting fans ready for a new as-yet-untitled album, which will be completed at Mad Oak Studios in frontman Spider One's hometown of Boston, MA during a brief hiatus from the tour after their April 17 show in Revere, MA. A majority of the ...

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ALLHELLUJA Sign With SCARLET RECORDS

ALLHELLUJA, the Danish/Italian project featuring HATESPHERE frontman Jacob Bredahl and Stefano Longhi from Scarlet Records, will release their debut album, "Inferno Museum", on May 23 via Scarlet. "Inferno Museum" is said to be lyrically inspired by Derek Raymond's book "Dead Man Upright" ("a psycho-sex serialkiller masterpiece") and features 10 songs that are described as "an ...

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GUARDIANS OF TIME Part Ways With Drummer

Norwegian power metal act GUARDIANS OF TIME have parted ways with longtime drummer Vidar Uleberg. A replacement drummer has yet to be announced. GUARDIANS OF TIME's sophomore album, "Machines of Mental Design", was released in Europe last August via Massacre Records. The band recently signed a management deal with Intromental Management and are currently writing ...

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Descent into Chaos - NIGHTRAGE

If you can set aside your AT THE GATES worship for just a moment, you'll be able to recognize NIGHTRAGE's "Descent into Chaos" for what it really is: Dependable Swedish melodic death metal. Don't get starry-eyed over the fact that it's Gus G who is laying down the meaty guitar parts and solos or that ...

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SPEED KILL HATE To Film 'Face The Pain' Video In April

SPEED KILL HATE, the "old-school thrash" project featuring OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums), will be filming a video for the track "Face the Pain" on Wednesday, April 6. The video will be directed by Anthony M. Bongiovi of TBJ Entertainment, Inc., who has previously worked with SLAYER ("War ...

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BLACKFOOT's RICKEY MEDLOCKE Reacts To JAKSON SPIRES' Passing

Reacting to the news of the death of BLACKFOOT drummer Jakson Spires, Rickey Medlocke, who fronted the band and co-wrote much of the material with Spires, has issued the following statement: "I am deeply saddened by the loss. Jak and I were kids together and then we spent two decades playing music together. Not only ...

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Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO To Play On New SCARIOT Album

SCARIOT, the Norwegian band led by Død (a.k.a. Daniel Olaisen; BLOOD RED THRONE), have recruited Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, SEBASTIAN BACH) to play bass on their upcoming CD. Drumming duties on the album, which is currently being recorded at a studio in Norway, are being handled by Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, BORKNAGAR). No label or ...

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ABORYM Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Italian black metallers ABORYM, now featuring former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun, have inked a two-album deal with Season of Mist. After comparing several offers from European and American labels, the band decided to sign with Season of Mist, in their opinion the best "quality black metal" label. ABORYM will record their ...

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SLIPKNOT Percussionist CLOWN Discusses Label Imprint

SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has spoken to Billboard.com about his Big Orange Clown Records label imprint, which falls under the Sanctuary Records umbrella. "I'm always looking for that song — whether it's classical, country, rap, hip-hop, hardcore, metal, whatever — I'm looking for people who dig into their souls ...

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