Former Ozzy Osbourne And Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Placed On Ventilator, Remains In Intensive Care

Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme has been placed on a ventilator, his family has announced. Speaking to Classic Rock magazine, the family said “Whilst Bernie remains in great hands in hospital, there has been no improvement in his condition and last night he was placed on a ventilator. Bernie remains in intensive care.

“Your continued thoughts, prayers and best wishes are most welcome.”

Meanwhile, Torme and his estate are still in a dispute with Pledgemusic, who to date have not paid out on the £16,000 that’s owed to him since December. The website say they’re “working to find a solution.”

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Vixen Vocalist Janet Gardner Leaves The Band

Vixen vocalist Janet Gardner has announced that she has decided to step down from the band, ending her fifth stint with the group. In a post on Facebook, the singer stated:

“After much soul searching and many sleepless nights, I have decided that it’s time for me to step aside and let Roxy (Petrucci, drummer) and Share (Ross, bassist) pursue their vision for the future of Vixen. Vixen will always have a very special place in my heart and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. I would like to thank everyone for the amazing support over the years, and as Roxy and Share continue to keep the heart and soul of Vixen alive and well and I continue on my path, your continued support to all would be greatly appreciated. Love, Janet.”

Gardner joined Vixen in the eighties and appeared with the band in the movies “Hardbodies” and “The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years,” as well as releasing three studio albums with the group, as well as the recent live album, “Live Fire” last year.

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Rock Goddess Parts Company With Bassist Tracey Lamb

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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Rock Goddess Parts Company With Bassist Tracey Lamb

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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Cain Resurrection Sign Worldwide Deal With Extreme Management Group

Cain Resurrection from Metairie, Louisiana, formerly Cain (originally spelled Kayne) from 1991, has signed a world-wide deal with Extreme Management Group. The band said, ” On behalf of everyone in Cain Resurrection , we’d like to take this opportunity to express how excited we are, to be a part of the EMG family. We cannot stress enough how important we feel it is in today’s industry, to surround yourself with individuals, who are as passionate and driven about your music as you are. We feel that this management team embodies that passion, and we look forward to the continued growth and success of our band, under the guidance and leadership of EMG.”

A little history:

From 1991 -1996, the band released a slew of heavily influential music. The band carried this momentum through the early 90’s, with performances with bands such as Sevendust, Obituary, etc.

Creative differences tore the band apart, and the story probably would have ended there, if not for Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, who encouraged the band to reunite for one show almost 20 years later. The result of that show encouraged the founding members of Cain to reexamine their passion for their childhood project. Mark Kloeppel of Extreme Management Group said, “This is some pretty amazing music emerging from the rich metal history of the New Orleans area. I mean, who would argue with Kirk Windstein of Crowbar. Not me! Can’t wait to get started.”

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Cryptic Hymn Recruits New Drummer Chris Smith

Cryptic Hymn just issued the following announcement via Facebook about officially recruiting a new drummer:

“Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to our new, official drummer Chris Smith! Not only has Chris been a great friend of ours for years, but his skill and dedication to his craft will help take the future of Cryptic Hymn to a new level.

“We are very enthused to have him on board and are even more eager to write and record new music. Thank you all once again for your continued support. See you at a show in the near future!”

6/10 – Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar
6/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/24 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Autograph Rehearsal Studio
9/30 – Louisville Deathfest @ The Cure Louge

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Urizen Comments On Bassist Rustin’s Health Situation

Urizen just checked in with the following statement about being hiatus due to bassist Rustin Luther’s health issues:

“Hello friends! I want to apologize for the radio silence around here, I know we’ve been very quiet since the tour and PAX, so we figured it was time for a little update.

“To make a long story short, Rustin has been going through some pretty major health struggles in his fight against cancer. There’s no need to go into specific detail, but he’s been struggling pretty hard for the past few months, even during our time on the road. With everything that is going on, we’ve all taken a step back from the band to focus on doing what is best for Rustin.

“We will keep you guys updated with any developments, but for the time being, please send your positive thoughts, vibes, prayers, mojo, and whatnot in Rustin’s direction, because I know he would appreciate them!

“Thank you all for your continued love and support over the years. We cherish all of the memories we’ve created with you guys, and we’re looking forward to making many more in the times to come!”

Autonomy by URIZEN

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Victory Heights Wrapping Up Work On New Album

Denver, Colorado band Victory Heights just signed to FM Music Management and has been hard at work finishing up new full-length record, “Nothing Is Beautiful.” which is planned for release during the first half of 2017.

Karl Bagnall,vocalist of Victory Heights, comments: “We had been searching for the right management team for months when we discovered FM and began talking. I felt chemistry with them right out of the gate, and we knew that this was the team.

“We feel very privileged to be working with a team that backs what we do and is passionate about music like we are. We found that a lot of managers are just stacking artists because quantity means more releases and more money. It was refreshing to discover a company that wants to work with us and help us develop our craft and career with focus and genuine care.”

Bob Hathaway, FM Music Management manager, had this to say: “Victory Heights has been making a name for themselves the past few years. We at FM Music Management are excited to be a part of their continued growth. We welcome them to our family.”

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Wulfhook Parts With Vocalist Jeff Schlinz

Wulfhook just issued the following announcement online about parting ways with vocalist Jeff Schlinz:

“Happy new year everyone. We’ve been quiet for a minute and unfortunately our first news of 2017 will be a bummer. Jeff Schlinz has decided to part ways with Wulfhook. We will not go into detail as to why. If he’d like to address it he can but please respect his privacy otherwise. We wish him the absolute best with his future endevours and pursuits beyond the band. He will always be our brother and he will be missed.

“That being said, we are looking for a new singer. Anyone interested in trying out can message the band or any of the members directly. We absolutely do not expect anyone to sound like a Jeff Schlinz clone, he was a freak of nature vocally (we are very aware). The best thing you can do is be yourself, bring your own voice and attitude to the table.

“We are looking for someone who is motivated and hard working. We have a lot of plans toward the future and you’ll be hearing much more from us in the weeks and months to come. In the meantime here is the last recording we did with Sling and the only recorded material currently featuring Mike and Chris. We thank you all for your continued support of Wulfhook!”

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Wulfhook Parts With Vocalist Jeff Schlinz

Wulfhook just issued the following announcement online about parting ways with vocalist Jeff Schlinz:

“Happy new year everyone. We’ve been quiet for a minute and unfortunately our first news of 2017 will be a bummer. Jeff Schlinz has decided to part ways with Wulfhook. We will not go into detail as to why. If he’d like to address it he can but please respect his privacy otherwise. We wish him the absolute best with his future endevours and pursuits beyond the band. He will always be our brother and he will be missed.

“That being said, we are looking for a new singer. Anyone interested in trying out can message the band or any of the members directly. We absolutely do not expect anyone to sound like a Jeff Schlinz clone, he was a freak of nature vocally (we are very aware). The best thing you can do is be yourself, bring your own voice and attitude to the table.

“We are looking for someone who is motivated and hard working. We have a lot of plans toward the future and you’ll be hearing much more from us in the weeks and months to come. In the meantime here is the last recording we did with Sling and the only recorded material currently featuring Mike and Chris. We thank you all for your continued support of Wulfhook!”

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