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Vildhjarta recruit new vocalist

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Vildhjarta have seemingly recruited a new member by the name of Vilhelm Bladin. The list of band members on their Facebook page was recently modified, with vocalist Robert Luciani being removed and Vilhelm Bladin being added, which seems to indicate that he is the band's new vocalist alongside Daniel 'Mynd' Ädel.

Vilhelm Bladin is also a member of death metal band Iscaroth, with whom he can be heard on the band's Myspace page.

This news comes shortly after the announcement that Vildhjarta's debut album is completed and has been sent to Jens Bogren for mastering. This seems to imply that the album was recorded with Vilhelm. Robert was recently announced as the vocalist of Means End, a collaboration with Rasmus Hemse, Leonard Östlund and Uneven Structure drummer Christian Schreil.

Vildhjarta will be performing at this year's edition of Euroblast Festival alongside Mnemic, Textures, TesseracT, and many others, which will take place in Cologne, Germany on October 21st-22nd.

View the member listing on the band's Facebook page.

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CiliCe recruit new vocalist

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CiLiCe report on their Facebook and Myspace pages that they have a complete lineup again. Vocalist Daniël De Jongh left the band in March this year to join Textures. CiliCe have now recruited Bryan Ramage to replace him. They have also announced that a new version of their song 'Left / Right Hemisphere' featuring Bryan will be available on Myspace and Facebook next Tuesday. An accompanying video will follow on Thursday. A picture of the new lineup can be viewed below.





Read the announcement on Facebook.
Read the announcement on Myspace.

M.A.N.: guitar player leaves, replacement announced

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M.A.N. have announced on their Myspace page that guitar player Rob Guz has decided to leave the band and the music business. Rob is renowned for his use of unusual instruments like 11-string basses and guitars with 48 frets, which form the centerpiece of M.A.N.'s sound. The band have also recruited a new guitar player by the name of Marcus "Skägget" Bertilsson (Inevitable End, Miseration, The Weakening). A promo picture of the new lineup can be viewed below.

Read the announcement on Myspace.

Invocation: 'Surrender Replacement' playthrough video, looking for members

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Tom from Invocation has posted a video of himself playing all the guitar parts for his instrumental song Surrender Replacement. Watch it below. He is also on the lookout for any bassists/vocalists/drummers in the Milton Keynes area who would be interested in joining the project to form a full band. This track is the audition track and can be streamed and downloaded from his SoundCloud page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb7ySbN8UL0

Stream / download 'Surrender Replacement' from SoundCloud.

Bermuda post new track, seek 2nd guitarist

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Southern California's Bermuda have have uploaded their new track "The Human Herd" to their Myspace page. It was engineered, mixed and mastered by Dan Braunstein of Volumes fame. The track is the first to be released off their upcoming EP "The Ghost Tide", which will include a guest appearance by Volumes vocalist Michael Barr.

The band are currently looking for a 2nd guitarist to fill the recently vacated spot. Interested parties may contact them through Myspace. They have announced a couple of shows for October:

Sunday, October 3rd : Rock city studios, Camarillo (California)
Saturday, October 16th: The Cobalt Cafe, Woodland Hills (California), featuring Ion Dissonance, Arsonists Get All The Girls

Listen to 'The Human Herd' on Myspace.

Entrosolet recruit new bassist

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Entrosolet have announced that they have recruited Scampi Scott as their new bassist. Guitarist Darren Cruickshank writes: "He's a brilliant bassist that has been brought up from a classicaly trained background and I think I speak for everyone when I say, we look forward to gigging with him." No details are known about the reason for the departure of Mark Robertson, the band's previous bassist.

Read the announcement on Myspace.

Sectioned recruit 3rd guitarist

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Sectioned report that they have welcomed David Smith to the band as their 3rd guitar player. They have recorded a new song titled 'Datura' which will be made available this week. They have also done a few vocalist tryouts. They will be recording six more songs that have already been written. Last month, the band uploaded an instrumental track titled 'Knives' to their Myspace page.

Aliases announce vocalist, new song 'We Never Should Have Met'

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Aliases, featuring ex-SikTh guitarist Graham 'Pin' Pinney, have announced that they have recruited Jay Berast (Hewitt, Sihia) as their vocalist. They have uploaded their first full track with vocals, titled 'We Never Should Have Met', to their ReverbNation page. It is also available on their recently redesigned Myspace page.

Listen to 'We Never Should Have Met' on ReverbNation.
Listen to 'We Never Should Have Met' on Myspace.

Haunted Shores album to feature multiple vocalists, new song 'Passenger'

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Haunted Shores have posted a rough instrumental demo of a song titled 'Passenger' on their Myspace page. They have also announced their plans to use multiple singers on their upcoming full-length album. About this album, songwriter and guitarist Mark Holcomb says: "[it] will serve as a sort of way to get all of our favorite singers (and friends) involved with HS, as well as add a new layer of diversity to the songs while adding a completely unique dynamic."

A number of singers have already been signed on, and their names will be announced soon. There are some spots left, and anyone who is interested in participating can audition. The band want to use a different singer for each song. More information about auditioning is available on the band's Myspace page.

Haunted Shores recruited ex-Periphery vocalist Chris Barretto in February this year, and released a split EP with Cyclamen in April.

Read the announcement on Myspace.
Listen to 'Passenger' on Myspace.

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