Tag: Personal Issues

SLAYER Makes Followup Statement Regarding Dave Lombardo

Slayer has released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net regarding the band’s decision to replace drummer Dave Lombardo for the upcoming Australian tour: “Slayer confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo’s Facebook post, Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo’s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge …

JON DETTE To Fill in for Anthrax Drummer CHARLIE BENANTE During Australian Tour

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante won’t be able to make it to the Australian tour that kicks off on February 21 in Brisbane.  According to Scott Ian, Charlie “is dealing with personal issues right now and can’t leave” the U.S.  “[Charlie is] really bummed about not being able to head down there,” says Ian.  We posted an article (click …

SERENITY Founder and Keyboardist MARIO HIRZINGER Leaves Band

Serenity have announced the departure of the band’s founding member, keyboardist Mario Hirzinger. The band made several attempts at changing Hirzinger’s mind, especially, in light of what has now been disclosed as his planned final performance at this year’s ProgPower USA festival. Though the band cancelled some tour dates, 11 new dates in March of 2013 …

BONDED BY BLOOD Reveal Artwork and Album Title

Bonded By Blood have officially set the title of their forthcoming new studio album as The Aftermath. The Aftermath was recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Devildriver, Gojira) and will be the first Bonded By Blood album to feature vocalist Mauro Gonzalez and bassist Jessie Sanchez.  The …

DEVILDRIVER’s Fafara & Spreitzer Pissed Off During Making of “Beast”

Yell! Magazine sat down with DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara and guitarist Mike Spreitzer at the Heavy MTL festival Canada this past July.  The guys talk about the writing process of Beast and how their anger, from personal issues, made the album what it is.

Kamelot Announce North American Tour With Guest Vocalist

. Kamelot, fronted by guest vocalist Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, have confirmed a full North American Tour that will take place this Summer and will also feature Alestorm, Blackguard and the The Agonist. Kamelot will be touring in support of their latest album, Poetry for the Poisoned, which hit stores last September. Due to …

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: New Album Details Revealed

Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive rock/cutting-edge metal band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release its new album, “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”, on April 12 via Metal Blade Records. The three-song, 30-minute tour de force was recorded at Canada’s Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios and helmed by the Grammy award–winning producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE, KING …

ANGRA Singer To Perform With KAMELOT In São Paulo

Edu Falaschi (ANGRA, ALMAH) will be a special guest at KAMELOT‘s April 9 concert in Espaço Lux in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil as part of the “Pandemonium Over South America 2011” tour. Falaschi will share the stage with such great singers as Fabio Lione (RHAPSODY OF FIRE), Simone Simons (EPICA) and Elyze …

Dark Funeral: Vocalist Quits Band

Masse Broberg (aka Emperor Magus Caligula), vocalist for Swedish black metal band DARK FUNERAL, has announced his departure from the band Masse Commented saying, “I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with DARK FUNERAL. …

Marazene Remember Fallen Drummer

Chicago’s Machine Metalists MARAZENE have posted the following on the bands Myspace – in remembrance of their fallen drummer who passed away in January of this year: “As most of you have probably heard by now we lost our brother Kristopher “Kristov” Kemp a little over nine months ago to a hard fought battle with colon …

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