Amon Amarth Part With Drummer

Fredrik Andersson

Amon Amarth need a drummer. The band’s kitman of 17 years, Fredrik Andersson, has quit. Or was fired. It’s not clear. Says the band: “Fredrik has been an important part of Amon Amarth’s development since he joined the band in 1998 and we wish him all the best for the future. We are currently in […]

The Devil Wears Prada Guitarist Bounces

Chris Rubey

Unbelievably, Chris Rubey’s decision to leave The Devil Wears Prada, the band he founded, had nothing to do with being sick and tired from years of embarrassment. Nope. Rubey has left the band on good terms; he wants to be home with his wife and child, and given The Devil Wears Prada have a new […]

Scale The Summit Hire New Drummer

J.C. Bryant

Pat Skeffington is out, folks. And now, Scale The Summit, the progressive instrumental outfit some of you may love, has a new drummer named J.C. J.C. Bryant, to be exact. Says the band: “We have parted ways with our drummer Pat Skeffington. Pat is a fantastic drummer and will be greatly missed. We wish him […]

Bison B.C. Bassist Bounces

Masa Anzai

Yes, it’s true! Bison B.C. bassist Masa Anzai is hanging up his hat, as it were. Not only has he left the band, he’s decided to retire from the music business altogether. The band’s recruited 3 Inches of Blood’s Shane Clark to take over for Anzai. Offered guitarist and vocalist James Farwell: “It is with […]

Armageddon Get New Vocalist


You have to hand it to Christopher Amott. His new band Armageddon has already undergone a bunch of lineup changes, and they haven’t even been around that fucking long. Yet, Amott has been undeterred. And now, the band has a new singer following the departure of Matt Hallquist. Antony Hämäläinen has now taken over as […]

Sanctuary Get New Guitarist


That’s right, folks. Chances are none of you gives a flying fuck about Sanctuary, and that’s cool. I, for reasons I can’t quite pinpoint, feel compelled to post updates on the band, even though they don’t put asses in my seats, as it were. The cult metal outfit has parted ways with Brad Hull and […]

Samael Get New Bassist


It’s true, people. Swiss metal veterans Samael have a new bassist, after parting company with Christophe “Mas” Mermod. The band has enlisted Thomas “Drop” Betrisey (formerly of Sybreed) to take over on bass. The reason why Mas has to leave? He’s got a light show company that is getting very busy. “Drop has already played […]

Beyond Creation Part With Bassist

Dominic “Forest” Lapointe

Are you a fan of Canada’s own Beyond Creation? Apparently, the band specializes in progressive death metal. I will admit I am unfamiliar with them. Perhaps I will give them a listen, but probably not. Anyways, reports have surfaced that Beyond Creation have parted with bassist Dominic “Forest” Lapointe. Says the band about this development: […]

Does Vision Of Disorder Have A New Guitarist?

Vision of Disorder

It would be appear the Long Island hardcore legends have some new blood. Vision of Disorder have played some recent shows without any sign of guitarist Matt Baumbach. Now, it looks like some band photos were taken recently, and Matt is no included in the pics. Vision of Disorder have not yet commented formally on […]

Pentagram Inks Deal For Next LP

Pentagram's Liebling

Peaceville Records has re-signed U.S. metal legends Pentagram and will release the band’s forthcoming studio album. The album will be released this summer. Pentagram recently completed pre-production with Swedish producer, Mattias Nilsson, at studios in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Virginia, with additional vocal and guitar production in Knoxville, Tennessee with Travis Wyrick. Says the band: […]