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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Tantrum Posts New Update Online

Javeen Soysa of Sri Lankan Thrash Metal band Tantrum has issued the following update.

"Greetings \m/

With all the controversy surrounding us after myself & Tharaka officially joining Stigmata I'm sure many of you have a lot of questions. Avoiding getting into much detail, bottom line being Tantrum has not disbanded & as far as we see it definitely not in the next years to come, that’s right “years!’ Haven’t been around in awhile??? Yes true, as we have been trying to figure out ways to record our full length album & working on new tunes & jamming with new guitarist Malinda & getting our selves fit for the job. So friends, fans, peers, lovers & haters! Hope we clarified the rumors going around.

With that thought we got some new stuff to show you & a few gigs lined up.

Tantrum will be organizing a show celebrating 5 years in the music scene in Sri Lanka, on the 21st June @ the Keg (Excel World) along with Funeral In Heaven, Merlock, LOA & Forsaken. Check back for more details SOON.

Cheers & Metal all the way!!"

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Answer To None Debut Leaves Packed House Stunned

In keeping with my reviews of last year, I’ll be bringing you the best bands, concerts, and tours that will kick your ass without breaking your bank account.

This night was the debut of Answer To None with former members of great Arizona band Gridlokt. Also on the bill this night were five of the hard-hitting bands in Arizona, featuring lontime metalers Grudgeholder, You Apart, Failing The Sick, Banus, and Forsaken. More...

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Gates Of Slumber To Headline Doom Shall Rise Fest

Doom Shall Rise Festival will take place at the Chapel (a former U.S. Army church) in Göppingen, Germany on April 27th - 28th.

The latest acts confirmed for the festival include FORSAKEN (headlining Friday) and GATES OF SLUMBER (headlining Saturday).

The running order for the festival is as follows: More...

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Forsaken Ready New Album, Release Details

Forsaken's new album shall be released by Scotland's Golden Lake Productions in October 2005 and shall be titled 'Dominaeon'. Lyrically, 'Dominaeon' will centre around a core concept that explores various spiritual themes related to the Christian faith. The band is presently concluding the finishing touches to the song-writing process and will start recording at Temple Studios, Mistra Bay, Malta on 4th July 2005. All the tracks for the album are new and were composed over the past year or so.

Song titles include 'Dominaeon', 'Obsidian Dreams', 'Daylight Dies', 'Kenosis', 'Wretched of the Earth' and 'Resurgam'. The artwork for the album was commissioned to Jowita Kaminska who has also been responsible for the cover artwork of the recent Manilla Road, Exodus and Attacker releases. Fans can check out the cover artwork on Jowita's site - www.jowita-kaminska.com.

As in Forsaken's recent releases the lay-out for the album will be done by Chris Zarb. Forsaken fans can be rest assured that this album will see the band plunging deeper in heavy doom metal soundscapes interwoven with the band's penchant for carving and exploring innovative territory. Forsaken, June 05.

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Forsaken Keyboardist Leaves

Maltese doomsters Forsaken have posted the following update:

"Regrettably, it is being announced that after more than 6 years of association, Forsaken and Mario Ellul, the band's keyboardist since 1998, have parted company. The decision matured due to difficulties in securing a band rehearsal schedule which did not conflict with Mario's commitments with his main band Weeping Silence. While wishing Mario all the very best for his future musical endeavours, Forsaken would like to express their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Mario for his significant contribution to the band throughout these past six years.

Meanwhile, Forsaken also announce that they have no plans to replace Mario at this early stage and it is anticipated that keyboard duties for the band's next studio album will be handled by present band members. Conversely, however, it is not being excluded that another full-time keyboardist is recruited following the release of the band's much anticipated forthcoming studio album to be released by Golden Lake Productions (Scotland) in 2005.

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Sarah Colton Memorial Concert Info

Sarah Colton, the daughter of MichiganMetal.com founder and former AMPUTIST/APOSTLE OF PERVERSION/DEFCON 666 vocalist Bob Colton, passed away Monday, October 25. In her honor and to help pay for funeral and headstone expenses, some of the best bands Michigan has to offer have donated their time to perform at the Sarah Colton Memorial Concert on Satuday, November 13 at The Captains Cove in Saginaw Michigan. Bands scheduled to appear are SUMMON, THE MISCREANTS, NEIGHBORHOOD MUSCLE, CLETUS, SOUL DRIVEN, FORSAKEN, TENSION HEAD, DEFCON 666, DOWNFALL, 2ND SYSTEM and OMINOUS.

Everyone in attendance will be eligible to win great prizes, from band CDs and shirts, tattoo and piercing gift certificates, concert tickets, a 50/50 cash raffle and much more. Prizes are being donated by WKQZ Z93.5 radio in Saginaw, Drunken Monkey Tattoo, Michigan Metal, and more. Drunken Monkey Tattoo will be on hand doing tattoos at the venue, with all proceeds going to the memorial fund. The cost of admission is only $5.00 at the door. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. and will be all ages untill 9:00 p.m., after 9:00 p.m. is 21+.

For more details visit http://www.michiganmetal.com/sarah. Donations and sponsors are still being accepted. Flyers are available for download for anyone willing to spread the word. The contact address for donations or sponsorship is webmaster@michiganmetal.com. Flyers are now available for download here.

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