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Category Archives: Metal Musical Chairs

The Faceless is just Michael Keene once again

Posted by on March 19, 2018

Last  year The Faceless released their largely solid In Becoming A Ghost, their first album with vocalist Ken Sorceron. And their last, apparently. Not only has Sorceron left the band after a two year run, but so have drummer Bryce Butler and rhythm guitarist Justin McKinney leaving Keene the only member in the bnad. All three […]

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Melvins to release album with two bassists, tour in support of it

Posted by on February 12, 2018

If there’s one thing Melvins have done continually, it’s release albums. If there’s another thing they’ve done continually, it’s experimenting with their sound. For a while last decade, two-man band Big Business joined their lineup, giving the band two drummers. Now they appear to have taken a page out of that, and have announced a […]

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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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