Pact Changes Name To Pact Infernal, Working On New Album

Moribund Records recording artists Pact, which has released two albums through the label (2012’s “The Dragon Lineage of Satan” and this year’s “The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating the Threshold of Night”) has announced a name change to Pact Infernal. The newly renamed band comments:

“Pact will now be going by the name Pact Infernal to help usher in a new era of darkness and death. Antithesis will be handling the vocal duties, and session/live guitarist Dirge has joined Wretch and T as a full member of the band.

“Over the next several months, Pact Infernal will be taking a break from live appearances to put all their energies into writing and recording their third album, which is now deep in the works to be released on Moribund Records. The band also promises this to be their most hate-fueled and aggressive album to date. There will be hell to pay!”

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Gama Bomb Parts Ways With Guitarist Luke Graham

Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb has announced that they have parted company with guitar player Luke Graham after ten years with the band. A statement from Graham reads as follows:

“After ten years with Gama Bomb I’ve decided to call it a day. Many thanks to my best mates in the band for all the good times and mad shit we got up to round the world. Who would’ve thought ‘Project I Love NUCLEAR ASSAULT’ would have taken us so far? Raised pints and positive gestures to all the great folk I’ve gotten to work with, the good friends I’ve made and of course I have to thank the fans for making it all possible, mad bastards every last one. Up the hoods.”

A band update reads: “Our good pal John Roche, who has helped us out as a live guitarist over the last year, is going to step in as the band’s new rhythm man. We’re sure you’ll help us welcome him, and to pay tribute to the brilliantness of Luke as a member of the band. This has been a very tough decision for the whole band, but we’re now ready to begin making our fourth album with John on board, Luke’s blessings and the same formula for thrash we’ve always had.”

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Elmsfire Signs To Massacre Records, Debut LP To Be Re-Issued In 2012

German thrash/power metal outfit Elmsfire have signed to Massacre Records. The band, which features Ex-Dawn of Destiny drummer Patrick Klose and Ex-Suidakra live guitarist Germano Sanna, was formed in 1999. Since then, the band released three demos and self-released the debut album “Thieves Of The Sun” in 2010. In the deal, Massacre Records will re-issue the album on February 24, 2012.

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Within Temptation Introduces New Guitarist Stefan Helleblad

Within Temptation announced that mainman Robert Westerholt will take some time off to focus on other activities for the band, and WT live guitarist Stefan Helleblad will take his place. the band introduced Helleblad as a full member through a new video post (seen below).

The band made the following statement on the official website: “As Robert will be taking a step back and focusing on writing new music, shows, the comic and future movies, we’ve already told you Stefan Helleblad will be taking his place in the band on stage.

Now it’s time to introduce Stefan to the world!

Stefan has been working with the band behind the scenes for some years already. He was involved in the production of the latest three records. Being the very gifted guitar player he is, we asked him to join the band.

We introduce to you: Stefan!”

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Neuraxis Update

Montreal based NEURAXIS have announced the
addition of guitarist Will Seghers as a permanent member. Guitarist
Rob Milley comments: ” After completing our US/Canadian tours as
live guitarist, Will proved to be the right choice for us.
Musically, he is a very good guitar player. Personally, we get
along well and he’s easy to work with. I’m looking forward to
having his input on our new material.” NEURAXIS
will be part of the European Domination Tour 2007 along with
Rotting Christ, Malevolent Creation, Carpathian Forest, Incantation
and Harm. The following dates have been confirmed:
Dec. 09 – Rouyn, QC @ Petit Theatre w/Martyr
Jan. 05 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Imperial w/Cryptopsy,
Jan. 06 – Montreal, QC @ Medley w/Cryptopsy, Skinless
The Domination Tour 2007
Feb. 14 – Berlin ,GER @ Kato
Feb. 15 – Leipzig, GER @ Hellriser
Feb. 16 – Wien , A @ Szene
Feb. 17 – Salzburg, A @ Rockhaus
Feb. 18 – Innsbruck, A @ Hafen
Feb. 19 – Plattern , CH @ Z7
Feb. 20 – Strasbourg, FR @ Laiterie
Feb. 21 – Paris , FR @ Locomotive
Feb. 22 – Eindhoven, HOL @ Effenaar
Feb. 23 – Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
Feb. 24 – Adelsheim , GER@ Live Factory
Feb. 25 – Brno, CZ @ Fledo
Feb. 26 – Bratislava, SK @ Randal
Feb. 27 – Este (PD), ITA @ Sottosopra Rock Club
Feb. 28 – Munchen, GER @ Metropolis
Mar. 01 – Osnabruck, GER @ N8
Mar. 02 – Groningen, HOL @ Vera
Mar. 03 – Essen, GER @ Turock
Mar. 04 – Rotterdam, HOL @ Baroeg

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