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Category Archives: Metal Musical Chairs

Brujeria taps ‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Jessica Pimentel as vocalist for remaining tour dates

Posted by on November 8, 2017

While there have been enough magazine articles and blog posts for many metal fans to know that Orange is the New Black star Jessica Pimentel is also an accomplished singer, it’s been common knowledge around New York City for a while now. The singer fronts Brooklyn band Alekhine’s Gun, and has done so since before […]

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Marilyn Manson fires Twiggy Ramirez in wake of rape claim

Posted by on October 24, 2017

It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks for Marilyn Manson. Just before Heaven Upside Down was released, a prop fell on him and broke his fibula, forcing him to cancel tour dates. Several days ago, his onetime guitarist Scott Putesky died. In between those two happenings, his longtime bassist Jeordie White, aka Twiggy Ramirez, was accused […]

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Two former Xandria vocalists respond to Dianne van Giersbergen’s departure

Posted by on September 19, 2017

It’s no secret that bands are like family, sibling rivalry is definitely part of any family with multiple children. Back in 2004, we learned Metallica were on the brink of calling it quits when they shared their therapy-like documentary Some Kind of Monster. We have also seen a handful of “family” reunions like Guns N’ Roses, […]

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Islander changes most of lineup, label status; drop new song

Posted by on August 9, 2017

Of all the bands leading the nu-metal revival, Islander has probably made the most noise. In their six years as a band, they signed to Victory, put out two albums in 2014 and 2016, and toured pretty extensively. However, change is inevitable, and the band have overhauled nearly their entire lineup, with singer Mikey Carvajal […]

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Ex-Children of Bodom guitarist Roope Latvala says he was fired without an explanation

Posted by on July 5, 2017

It has been over two years since Children of Bodom parted ways with rhythm guitarist Roope Latvala. He replaced Alexander Kuoppala back in 2003, just in time to record 2005’s Are You Dead Yet? and worked up until 2013’s Halo of Blood. Ultimately, he left the group right before the Finnish metallers returned to the […]

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