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CONVULSE Guitarist KRISTIAN KANGASNIEMI Quits

Guitarist Kristian Kangasniemi has left reactivated Finnish death metallers CONVULSE "due to personal reasons." The band states: "We wish all the best for Kristian and thank him for his services and great live performances during last two years. Now we will go on threesome as long as we find a second guitarist who is fitting in our band. [We] don't know [if] it [will] take weeks or years, but one thing is for sure: we will go on and we are starting to write and rehearse new material next week for the fourth CONVULSE album."


SATYRICON's FROST Forced To Sit Out 70000 TONS OF METAL Appearance

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have issued the following update:

"The Department Of Homeland Security in the U.S. have changed their procedures and that means that without any warning, the processing time for someone like [SATYRICON drummer] Frost is six months. That means that he is forced to sit out on our appearances at 70000 Tons Of Metal [cruise].

"We have tried everything that we can try to make it happen, but we have no choice, but to wait 6 months for his application to go through. That is how the system works now.

"The good news though is that we have found a worthy replacement for him for 70000 Tons Of Metal and it is someone handpicked by Frost and [SATYRICON frontman] Satyr, of course. This special guest who will help the band so we can get to do these shows have our blessing and our gratitude.



MOTRHEAD Manager On LEMMY's Health: 'He Has Great Days And Then He F**ks It Up'

No shit Sherlock

Longtime MOTRHEAD manager Todd Singerman spoke to Decibel magazine about the band's decision to cancel a European tour at the end of last year due to frontman Lemmy's ongoing health problems. Since being diagnosed with diabetes in 2000, Lemmy's had to have a defibrillator installed in his heart, and more recently suffered from an "unspecified hematoma," which led to the cancellation of several European shows last summer. Factor in a daily intake of smokes, speed and Jack and Coke for the last 40-plus years, and it's a wonder he's alive at all. After decades of invincibility, the cracks are finally showing. Lemmy has had to make some difficult adjustments. "I had to give up the Jack and Coke because of the sugar," he tells Decibel. "I miss it. I gave up smoking, too. I gave up bread. It's been a bit of a job, you know?"

VARDAN premiere first track from new MORIBUND album on PureGrainAudio.com

Today, VARDAN premieres the new track "Goatcraft" on heavily trafficked web-portal PureGrainAudio.com. This epic, wrist-slitting track hails from VARDAN's forthcoming new album, The Woods is My Coffin, set fore release on January 21st through MORIBUND RECORDS.

HATE on tour with Kampfar

Polish extreme metal leviathans HATE have announced their taking part in the Spreading the Plague MMXIV Tour that will hit Europe in March/April 2014!

The band will team up with Norway's pagan black metal horde Kampfar to conquer 16 cities of Europe!

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HEADLINES

- CONVULSE Guitarist KRISTIAN KANGASNIEMI Quits

- SATYRICON's FROST Forced To Sit Out 70000 TONS OF METAL Appearance

- MOTRHEAD Manager On LEMMY's Health: 'He Has Great Days And Then He F**ks It Up'

- VARDAN premiere first track from new MORIBUND album on PureGrainAudio.com

- HATE on tour with Kampfar



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