ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION Announces New Vocalist, Guitarist

Finnish thrashers ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION have announced the addition of vocalist Jarno Samppala and guitarist Jussi Arkela to the group’s ranks.

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI Is Permanent Member Of DREAM THEATER

Guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER spoke to the Artisan News Service (see video below) about fan speculation that the band’s new drummer, Mike Mangini, is merely a temporary replacement for founding member Mike Portnoy, who left the group last fall.

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METAL INJECTION LIVECAST #116 – Hipster Bagel

On this episode of the Livecast, Frank joins the group and helps Rob and Noa recall their Rammstein experience. We talk about bagel store deficiency and how Rob spent his time at jury duty. In celebration of Mayhem Month, we are then joined by Matt Heafy, frontman of Trivium.

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Severed Savior Signs To Willowtip

California death metal band SEVERED SAVIOR has signed with
Willowtip Records . The Willowtip deal will be comprised of two
albums, starting with “Servile Insurrection,” which the group is
currently recording. Guitarist Mike Gilbert comments:

“As many of you may already know, Willowtip has an impeccable
reputation in merchandise sales and distribution. We are very
excited to start this new label relationship and look forward to
the years to come.”

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Maruta Sign To Willowtip

We are proud to announce the signing of Floridian death
metal/grind band MARUTA. Comments the band, “We
are very proud to announce that we will be joining forces with the
almighty Willowtip Records. We here at the Maruta camp admire a lot
of the releases they have put out in the past and are stoked as
fuck!”

Formed in 2005, Maruta self-released a four-song demo in 2005.
Tracks from both the demo and the group’s upcoming album, “In
Narcosis” can be heard here.

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Neuraxis Add Live Guitarist

NEURAXIS have announced the addition of new live
guitarist Will Seghers (ex-Quo Vadis). The band comments:
NEURAXIS wishes to thank everyone who showed
interest in auditioning for the guitar position. It feels good to
now have a guitarist that meets our standard of musicianship and
can add a positive energy to the group.”

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