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Metal News for April 27, 2001

Last updated on July 27, 2014 at 1:38 PM ET

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Headline News

Skunk Anansie Calls It Quits

Skunk Anansie is calling it quits as each of the members want to go their separate ways - Skin is going solo.

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Uh, Movements

  • Shadows Fall has confirmed that they are parting ways with drummer David Germain due to artistic differences. Germain will perform his last show with Shadows Fall on May 4 at L'Amours in Brooklyn (Candiria's record release show).
  • Geoff Tate, the Queensryche vocalist, will be making his solo debut in Seattle on June 1 - his band is rounded out by the following musicians: Chris Fox , Scott Moughton, Jeff Carrel, and Evan Shiller.
  • Drummer Alsvid (Seth) has joined Entroned.
  • The Sins of Thy Beloved has cut new vocalist Hege-Marie Anaby as "the band did not manage to collaborate very well with her." As a result, the recording of the new album will be delayed.
  • Former Burn It Down vocalist Ryan Downey has joined the band Time in Malta.
  • Burnt by the Sun has replaced the recently departed Paul Miller on guitar with Chris Rascio (Time's Up).
  • Transport League's bassist Ken Sandin has left the group. A search for his replacement is underway.
  • The new band, SECTOR 9, is made up of ex-Crimson Glory members Wade Black (v), Ben Jackson (g) and Jesse Martillo (d) and also include ex-Juliet / Naked School Girls guitarist Jimmy Delisi

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Signings

  • Anthrax has reportedly signed with Nuclear Blast for Europe and Beyond / BMG for the US - the band recently scored the music for John Carpenter's forthcoming film "Ghosts Of Mars"
  • Westworld has recently signed a multi-album deal with Z Records, and have signed with Dreamscape Records for a US release of their latest album 'Skin'.
  • The German thrash band, Holy Moses, signed with Century Media and their first release will be an EP called 'Master Of Disaster'.
  • Centinex has signed a multi-album deal with Candlelight Records.
  • Fleurty is on the lookout for a new label as their former company, Supernal Music, recently closed down their label arm.
  • Ad Inferna, the French symphonic black metal band, has been signed by Last Episode. Their forthcoming album 'Blind Depths Of The Muse' is the first of a trilogy.
  • Chaos Theory has recently signed a licensing deal with MTV to use the bands new CD, 'Chaos Theory', on the station's shows, such as Undressed, Road Rules, and Celebrity Deathmatch.

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Dynamo Open Air Cancelled

This year's Dynamo Open Air has been cancelled as the city of Lichtenvoorde withdrew the permit fearing the spread of Hoof And Mouth Disease. The organizerscould not find an alternative site for the festival which was to take place May 24 - May 26. Tickets can be returned until May 30 at your Dynamo Open Air presale office.

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Reviews @ Metal Judgement

New Reviews this week at MetalJudgement.com:

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