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LEAVES' EYES Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

Drummer Roland Navratil has left LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — for "private reasons" and has been replaced by Felix Born. Commented Felix: "I am really happy to announce that I am the new drummer of LEAVES' EYES. As I ...

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HOUWITSER Rejoined By Original Singer

Dutch death metal veterans HOUWITSER have been rejoined by their original singer Mike van Mastrigt. In addition, the group has recruited Marten van Kruijssen (DICTATED, NIBIRUS) as its new drummer. The new HOUWITSER lineup is currently writing songs for its sixth full-length album. Vocalist Stan Blonk left HOUWITSER at the end of last year for ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Interviewed On Croatia's 'Metal Eye' (Video)

Guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS was interviewed by Branimira Novsak of the "Metal Eye" show on Z1 TV when the band performed at Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia on December 12, 2011 as part of the "Thrashfest Classics" European tour with SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, HEATHEN and MORTAL SIN. You can now watch ...

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EXODUS: Performance Footage From EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING

Video footage of EXODUS performing the song "Deranged" on December 16 at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, Holland can be seen below. EXODUS is currently taking part in the "Thrashfest Classics" European tour with SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, HEATHEN and MORTAL SIN. EXODUS' setlist for "Thrashfest Classics" consists of material exclusively from the ...

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EXODUS: Ljubljana Footage Posted Online

Video footage of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS performing on December 13, 2011 at Kino Šiška in Ljubljana, Slovenia as part of the "Thrashfest Classics" European tour with SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, HEATHEN and MORTAL SIN can be seen below. EXODUS' setlist for "Thrashfest Classics" consists of material exclusively from the "Bonded By Blood", "Pleasures Of ...

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EXODUS: 'Circle Pit From Hell' In Croatia

Video footage of a "circle pit from hell" during EXODUS' December 12, 2011 performance at at Boogaloo in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the "Thrashfest Classics" European tour with SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, HEATHEN and MORTAL SIN can be seen below. EXODUS' setlist for "Thrashfest Classics" consists of material exclusively from the "Bonded By Blood", "Pleasures Of ...

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EXODUS: New Video Interview With GARY HOLT

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS performed on December 6, 2011 at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of the "Thrashfest Classics" European tour with SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, HEATHEN and MORTAL SIN. A six-minute interview with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt conducted by CrankIUtUp.se before the Gothenburg show can be seen below. EXODUS' setlist for ...

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LIV KRISTINE: Video Footage Of One-Off Solo Concert

Norwegian singer Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) recently entered Mastersound Studio in Steinheim, Germany the facility owned by her husband, Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) to begin recording her fourth solo album. She is collaborating on the effort with Dutch musician J.B. van der Wal (ABORTED, DR. DOOM), who recently joined LEAVES' EYES ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Release 'Melusine' Digital EP

LEAVES' EYES the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY will release a digital-only EP, "Melusine", on December 16 in Europe and December 20 in the U.S. via Napalm Records. The five-track EP effort includes no less than four previously unreleased songs. The track listing for ...

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LIV KRISTINE Recording New Solo Album

Norwegian singer Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) has entered Mastersound Studio in Steinheim, Germany the facility owned by her husband, Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) to begin recording her fourth solo album. She is collaborating on the effort with Dutch musician J.B. van der Wal (ABORTED, DR. DOOM), who recently joined LEAVES' EYES ...

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SERENITY: 'When Canvas Starts To Burn' Video Released

"When Canvas Starts To Burn", the new video from Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's third album, "Death & Legacy", which was released on February 25 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger and Georg Neuhauser and it features ...

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HOUWITSER Parts Ways With Singer, Drummer

Reactivated Dutch death metal veterans HOUWITSER have parted ways with vocalist Stan Blonk and drummer Marco De Groot. Blonk left the band for personal reasons and will be replaced for HOUWITSER's final two shows of 2011 by Mike Van Mastrigt (SINISTER, HOUWITSER). The group will then begin the search for a new frontman. Marco's replacement ...

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Bassist J.B. VAN DER WAL Joins LEAVES' EYES, ATROCITY

Dutch bassist J.B. van der Wal (ABORTED, DR. DOOM) has officially joined LEAVES' EYES and ATROCITY. Commented J.B.: "I'm honored, after already filling in on bass for quite some awesome tours and trips with the LEAVES' EYES/ATROCITY family, which have been nothing else than fun, that I can now call myself a steady member of ...

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EXODUS: Drum-Cam Footage From Detroit

Drum-cam footage of Tom Hunting of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS performing the song "Strike Of The Beast" during the band's July 22, 2011 concert at DTE Amphitheatre in Detroit, Michigan with SLAYER and ROB ZOMBIE can be seen below. EXODUS's latest album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", was recorded in December ...

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EXODUS Frontman Interviewed By 'The Metalheadz' (Video)

Peter Bailey of "The Metalheadz" radio show conducted an interview with EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. EXODUS's latest album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", was recorded ...

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LEAVES' EYES 'Shocked And Disgusted' By Ignorance Of German Police

LEAVES' EYES the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY has released the following statement: "Some members of the band visited the Summer Breeze festival in Germany this weekend. We met up with our friends from the Nuclear Blast merchandise stand on the festival grounds and ...

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EXODUS: New Video Interview With ROB DUKES

Mark Carras of RockMyMonkey TV conducted an interview with vocalist Rob Dukes of San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS on August 6, 2011 at the WaMu Theatre in Seattle, Washington at the final stop of the band's tour with ROB ZOMBIE and SLAYER. You can now watch the chat below. EXODUS's latest album, "Exhibit B: ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Slams Norwegian Mass Murderer, Says Band's Music 'Unites People' (Video)

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has slammed Anders Breivik, the man responsible for killing 77 people in Norway, as an "asshole." Breivik, a white native Norwegian, was described by the Guardian as "a Christian fundamentalist with a deep hatred of multiculturalism, of the left, and of Muslims." During IRON MAIDEN's concert last night (Friday, August ...

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Descend into Heresy - KEITZER

They may not yet be Germany's answer to MISERY INDEX, but with "Descend into Heresy" KEITZER is headed down that road. Given some time for musical growth and identity formation that together rivals the ferocious death-grind attack KEITZER could be major players. Any memory retention issues with the songwriting are however related more to the ...

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EXODUS: Pro-Shot Footage From HEAVY T.O. Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of EXODUS's July 24 performance at the Heavy T.O. festival at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. EXODUS's latest album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", was recorded in December 2009 in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR). The CD sold around 4,600 copies ...

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LIV KRISTINE To Play Special German Acoustic Solo Show

Norwegian singer Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) will play a special concert on December 2 at Alte Seminarturnhalle in Nagold, Germany under the banner "One Night With Liv Kristine". Liv will perform acoustic versions of her original songs as well as a few covers, including tracks from LEAVES' EYES and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. ...

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LEAVES' EYES: New Tour Webisode Posted Online

LEAVES' EYES the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY has posted the second in a series of video reports from the group's current European tour. Check it out below. LEAVES' EYES' latest album, "Meredead", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 32. Released ...

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ELIS Announces New Singer

Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS have announced the addition of singer Simone Christinat (LEGENDA AUREA, FELONY) from Schaffhausen, Switzerland to the group's ranks. Commented Simone: "I am really happy to be announced as the new singer of ELIS. I feel honored to be a part of this great band and I'm looking forward to a lot ...

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ELIS: 'We Found A Great New Singer And Are Writing New Songs'

Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS have released the following statement regarding the recent departure of their singer Sandra Schleret (pictured below): "It's now a couple of weeks since the announcement of Sandra's departure. We want to take the opportunity, to say a few words about that and give you a quick view to the future of ...

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