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Guitarist Andy Thomas Exits Black Crown Initiate

Black Crown Initiate guitarist Andy Thomas has announced he has quit the band. He shared the below statement on his exit:

“It’s been a long, wonderful, crazy journey, and I’d just like to say I am no longer a member of Black Crown Initiate. There is no bad blood whatsoever, and I’d like to thank all our fans, friends and affiliates from all over the world. I’ll see y’all around, for sure!”
The band does intend to continue. Stay tuned??”

Comments frontman James Dorton - who himself recently joined The Faceless, but has confirmed that he also stays a member of Black Crown Initiate: More...

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Drummer Mike Ieradi Exits Protest The Hero

Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero announce the departure of their drummer Mike Ieradi. An official statement was issued via their Facebook and reads as follows: More...

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City Of Caterpillar Announce First Album In 20 Yrs

Screamo outfit City Of Caterpillar will release their first new record in 20 years named “Mystic Sisters“. The new studio full-length was recorded at Montrose Recording in Richmond, VA and will be out on September 30th through Relapse Records. Mixing and mastering was helmed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage).

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Guitarist Fabien Desgardins Exits Benighted

Guitarist Fabien Desgardins has parted ways with French brutal death metal band, Benighted. He had originally joined the outfit back in 2016.

Desgardins announced his departure via social media yesterday (August 1st, 2022), stating: More...

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War Of Ages Drummer Kaleb Luebchow Dead

Metalcore outfit War Of Ages announce the passing of their drummer Kaleb Luebchow. Word of his passing follows the group’s statement earlier this week that they would not be performing their planned shows this weekend. Luebchow‘s family revealed that Kaleb died this past Wednesday, July 27th in Nashville, TN issuing the below post via Facebook: More...

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Ex-Suicidal Tendencies Bassist (58) Has Died

Ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Bob Heathcote has died at the age of 58. Heathcote played with the crossover thrash metal outfit from 1988-1989, appearing on their 1988 classic studio release “How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today“.

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At The Gates Fire Guitarist Jonas Stålhammar

With their “Slaughter Of The Soul” anniversary run scheduled to commence across North America next month, Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates announce that they have fired their lead guitarist Jonas Stålhammar. Tell the outfit via their social media: More...

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DevilDriver Announce New (Old) Bassist & Guitarist

DevilDriver announce that original bassist Jon Miller has rejoined the band after Diego “Ashes” Ibarra's exit from the outfit. Filling in for guitarist Neil Tiemann who parted ways with DevilDriver last fall is now Alex Lee of Holy Grail fame.

Release details for the second part of DevilDriver‘s “Dealing With Demons” double-album have yet to be disclosed.

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DevilDriver Bassist Ibarra Parts Ways With Band

Californian metal outfit DevilDriver's bassist Diego “Ashes” Ibarra has exited the band. Ibarra had been with the group since 2016 replacing Chris Towning.

So far no replacement for Ibarra has yet been revealed. Late 2021 DevilDriver guitarist Neal Tiemann parted ways with the band. Cody Haglung has since taken over his role.

Explains Diego Ibarra his exit via social media: More...

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Ex-Manowar Guitarist Logan Sentenced To 5 1/2 Yrs.

Ex-Manowar guitarist Karl Logan, has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Judge Max Cogburn Jr. handed down the sentence this past Monday, July 11th, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office told The Charlotte Observer on Friday. The sentencing came 2 years after 57-year-old Charlotte man admitted to downloading the pornography. He remains free until the federal Bureau of Prisons assigns him a lockup, and Cogburn allowed him to self-report to prison, the court spokeswoman told the press. More...

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Surviving Members Of Pantera To Reunite For Tour

According to Billboard, surviving members of Pantera Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown are to reunite for a tour next year to celebrate the band's music.

"We are thrilled to be working with such an iconic band and bringing their music back to the fans," said agent Peter Pappalardo.

There has been no official announcement on the band's social media as of writing, nor has there been any official word on who could be replacing the deceased Abbott Brothers, Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell, though there has been much speculation that Charlie Benante of Anthrax will be behind the drum kit, while longtime choice Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) will take the place of his noted friend Darrell Abbott.

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Twelve Foot Ninja Announce Indefinite Hiatus

Australian alternative metal band Twelve Foot Ninja announce that they are going on an indefinite hiatus. The decision follows last year’s announcement that the group and their frontman Nik “Kin Etik” Barker were parting ways. Unsurprisingly Twelve Foot Ninja have subsequently also cancelled their 2023 European touring plans.

The outfit posted the below statement concerning that matter: More...

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Ex-Impaled Guitarist Andrew LaBarre Dead At 43

Former Impaled/Ghoul guitarist Andrew LaBarre (43), has passed away due to ALS (a progressive nervous system disease).

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Becoming The Archetype Return After 10 Yrs Hiatus

A new music video for Becoming The Archetype‘s comeback track “The Lost Colony” has premiered streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you below. That single is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Children Of The Great Extinction“, due out August 26th on Solid State and finds the group’s core trio of vocalist/bassist Jason Wisdom, guitarist/vocalist, etc. Seth Hecox and drummer Brent “Duck” Duckett returning from a 10-year hiatus.

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Mantic Ritual Shares First New Song In 13 Years

Mantic Ritual release music video for “Crusader,” the first new song from the reunited thrashers since their 2009 Nuclear Blast debut. “Crusader” was originally released earlier this year to all digital platforms, in addition to a limited 7” single backed with the group’s take on the Mercyful Fate classic “Black Funeral.” The music video, which can be seen below, was shot in the Mojave Desert by producer Randall Smith and edited by Kai Young and captures an intense performance by the band complementing the infectious balance of high-energy traditional melodicism with thrashy break-neck aggression.

"With no festivals or tours on the schedule, we felt it was really important to make a simple, performance-oriented video," explains vocalist/guitarist Dan Wetmore. "It was about getting the Mantic boys together and once again telling the dumbest jokes and being Beavis and Butthead x2, all the while making a sincerely mad clip. Filmed out near Mojave, we took our time hashing out that Pittsburgh/So-Cal vibe. ‘Crusader’ is already out, so this is a weird order of operations, but at approximately 1500 followers on instagram, you gotta ask yourself, does it matter?! Good news is, we make music cuz we’re still pissed and still metal believers. If we were in it for cash, we’d have stuck with Nuclear Blast and made that weird euro pop metal. Enjoy, my friends!" More...

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Wormrot Frontman Arif Suhaimi Exits Band

Arif Suhaimi, frontman of Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot, has announced his exit from the outfit. The news of his departure arrives just over a month ahead of the release of the group’s impending new studio full-length “Hiss“ (due out July 08th). Suhaimi's wife Azean, who until now had worked as the Wormrot’s manager, has quit the job as well.

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Mnemic Vocalist Dies Aged 44

Guillaume Bideau, the vocalist of Danish heavy metal veterans Mnemic, has died from undisclosed reasons at the age of 44. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to announce that our beloved friend and singer, Guillaume Bideau, has passed away at the age of 44.

"We are absolutely devastated and at a complete loss for words at this point in time, as it feels very unreal and completely unfair.

"Guillaume was an incredible friend with a unique personality. A great entertainer and just an overall good guy who touched many people around the world. He will be greatly missed and his humor, laughter and spirit will live with us forever.

"Our thoughts go out to his family and friends around the world.

"Rest in peace, Guillaume."

Guillaume Bideau joined the band in 2006 after leaving Scarve and performed on the albums "Passenger," "Sons Of The System" and "Mnemesis" before the band went on hiatus in 2013. More...

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The Answer Announces Reunion

After a seven-year hiatus, Irish rockers The Answer are set to make their long awaited and highly anticipated return with an exclusive and sole 2022 comeback performance at this year’s Planet Rockstock festival, Dec 3rd.

Not only that but they are thrilled to announce a new album has been recorded and is due for release in 2023, produced by rising British rock producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow) at the helm. The first single from the new record will precede their Planet Rockstock performance and will give fans their first taster of the sheer dynamism imbued in the new music.

A fortuitous ‘how do you feel about writing again’ call from management in early Covid-stricken 2020 planted a seed that slowly gathered real pace as the band started sharing new ideas that felt exiting, fresh and relevant. The now triumphantly completed collection of work displays all of the band’s trademark raw attitude and lack of compromise. In their own words “It felt like we were back at the beginning again, a total reset’.

Says singer Cormac Neeson “We’ve been through a lot as a band, we’ve toured the world, made six great records we’re all proud of, given our live shows everything always and done our best to make honest and timeless music that connects with rock fans and music fans in general. After six albums and a lot of road miles we felt we needed to step back from it all and reset. Whilst that wasn’t an easy decision, with retrospect it possibly he best decision we’ve ever made because the end result is the album we’ve been waiting to make our whole lives…full of good time rock n roll and positive energy created by four brothers who quite frankly just really missed each other. We’re back and we’re ready to bring our best album ever to you!” More...

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Josh Gilbert Exits As I Lay Dying

San Diego, CA-based metal band As I Lay Dying announce the exit of their bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert. His departure follows that of guitarist Nick Hipa, who left the group in August 2021.

Miss May I‘s Ryan Neff now fills in on bass/vocals, while Ken Susi of Unearth sits in on guitars.

As I Lay Dying posted the below statement regarding this latest developments: More...

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Toxik To Release First Album In 32 Years

Peekskill, New York thrash metal veterans Toxik has announced that their new album, "Dis Morta" will be released on August 5, 2022 via Massacre Records. "Dis Morta" marks the thrash metal legends' third full-length album, and picks up where "Think This," the band's second album, leaves off. This will also be the first album recorded with the current lineup, making it the first Toxik album not to feature bassist Brian Bonini or drummer Tad Leger. More details will be revealed as they become available. More...

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