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Metal News for February 19, 2006

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Aeternus Drummer Leaves, Replacement Announced

Norwegian Dark metallers Aeternus have parted ways with drummer Erik. Vocalist Ares comments:

"Erik, the drummer of Aeternus decided to quit the band a while after the Production of “HeXaeon” was completed. He was with Aeternus from the same year as I started the band which was 1993.

His reasons were honest and understandable as we all respect his ways and opinions regarding his musical path and so forth. Erik said he simply had no more to give the style of extreme metal-music, he felt he had done enough and his passion and fire towards this type of metal style were no longer with him to the extent where it would give him something as a musician and a drummer to proceed."
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Beyond Twilight Finish Work On New Album

After lots of hassle with the former singer Kelly Sundown Carpenter, Danish progressive metal band Beyond Twilight has finally finished the works on the new album "For The Love Of Art And The Making." It consists of one ongoing composition containing 43 sections, which are to be considered pieces of a puzzle. According to the label Massacre Records "the album [has] a meaning from start to end but if you set your cd player on shuffle new doors to the meaning of the album will open for you." The album will be released on April 21, 2006.

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Womb Raiders Part With Guitarist

Womb Raiders and guitarist Jay have parted ways. "Musical differences and unprofessional behavior" were cited as the reasons for the split. Mike and Jose of Lustmord will be filling the void on guitars, and Joey of Hate Fuck will be doing live drums, and appearing on the next album from Womb Raiders.

Womb Raiders' plans for appearing on Obituary's Frozen In Time US tour are still on, and dates will be announced in the next couple of months.

In related news, Womb Raiders have released a new full length album on Death Rape Records called "CANNOT ESCAPE". The album consists of 8 songs, 3 are rare tracks recorded in 2003/2004.

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Chrome Division To Release Debut In Late Summer

Chrome Division, featuring Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir, has signed with Nuclear Blast records. The band entered Panzer Studio in Oslo, Norway on December 4th to finally put down songs on tape and create a debut album. Until now there are 11 tracks that are finished, and they’ve been recorded in a pre-production. The debut album is scheduled to be released in the late summer 2006.

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Gotthard's "Lipservice" Certified Platinum

Gotthard's latest album, "Lipservice," has been certified platinum in Switzerland for sales in excess of 40,000 copies in their home country. The ceremony took place in Zürich during the "PISA Finals." "Lipservice" is close to receiving double-platinum.

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