Category Archives: Splits

Flotsam and Jetsam lose drummer

Posted by on November 26, 2014

Flotsam and Jetsam are losing drummer Kelly Smith. Smith, the lone remaining founding member of the Phoenix, AZ thrash band, left in 1997 and was replaced by Craig Nielsen, but would rejoin the band in 2011. Kelly Smith released the following statement: “As of August my family has suffered the loss of two family members and a third is now […]

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Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover leave Megadeth

Posted by on November 26, 2014

Well, that was sudden. While Megadeth was supposedly recording a new album in 2015 to coincide with a tour next year, the four-piece are now a two piece, as guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover left the band separately just hours apart. Drover, who was with Megadeth for the last decade, was the first […]

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DevilDriver part ways with guitarist and drummer

Posted by on October 28, 2014

We knew Dez Fafara would be spending a considerable amount of time on Coal Chamber’s reunion album. However, it looks like now he’ll also be spending that time looking for a new guitarist and drummer for his other band DevilDriver. Just a few days after playing Slipknot’s Knot Fest, Fafara announced that DevilDriver has parted […]

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Black Sabbath to disband after next album

Posted by on October 24, 2014

It’s been four years since Ozzy Osbourne’s last solo album, Scream, and it’s pretty safe to say that no one’s clamoring for another solo album from the Ozzman unless we’re talking about something on the level of 1991′s No More Tears. That’s not stopping Ozzy from returning to his solo career after releasing another Black Sabbath album, […]

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Anti-Mortem’s Zain Smith explains break-up

Posted by on October 21, 2014

The news came out that Anti-Mortem broke up yesterday, leaving us all scratching our heads. The Oklahoma band played a show less than a week ago, and they released their debut album with Nuclear Blast, New Southern, earlier this year. What happened? Guitarist Zain Smith gave Metal Insider some more details about the recent break-up: “Everything […]

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