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31.07Alice Cooper - Former Guitarist Dick Wagner Passes Away
29.04The SLoT - Singer Released From Hospital
19.04The SLoT - Singer Stabbed, In Serious Condition
14.01Testament - Bassist Splits With Band, Replacement Announced
31.05Slayer - Drummer Officially Replaced
07.05Iced Earth - Drummer Steps Down, Replacement Announced
30.04The SLoT - New Album In The Works
14.03Korpiklaani - Accordionist Leaves
23.02Machine Head - Bassist Departs, New Album Announced
11.12The SLoT - Vocalist Launches Solo Project
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Alice Cooper - Former Guitarist Dick Wagner Passes Away

Iconic shock rocker Alice Cooper revealed on his Facebook page that legendary guitarist and former bandmate Dick Wagner passed away on Wednesday, July 30th, at the age of 71. Wagner had recently undergone heart surgery, and contracted a lung infection while hospitalized.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Alice Cooper
Posted: 31.07.2014 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (2)


The SLoT - Singer Released From Hospital

A week-and-a-half ago, we received the horrifying news that The SLoT's vocalist Daria "Nookie" Stavrovich had been stabbed before a signing session in Saint Petersburg. After a stint in the intensive care unit, some surgery, blood transfusions, and close supervision, Nookie has been released from the hospital.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: The SLoT
Posted: 29.04.2014 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (4)


The SLoT - Singer Stabbed, In Serious Condition

Horrifying news from Russian band The SLoT today. Before a signing session in St. Petersburg, an armed assailant approached the band. After striking up a conversation to get their attention, the man stabbed singer Daria "Nookie" Stavrovich in the neck multiple times before being subdued. The band's other vocalist, Igor "Cache" Lobanov, helped to ward off the attacker and then administered first aid to Nookie until she was taken to the hospital.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: The SLoT
Posted: 19.04.2014 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (11)


Testament - Bassist Splits With Band, Replacement Announced

Testament announced on their official website and Facebook page that Greg Christian, the band's original and longtime bassist, has departed after a nearly-nine-year second term with them. The band's statement fortunately indicates that the split is mutual, and also saves us all the anticipation of waiting for the replacement. None other than Steve DiGiorgio has stepped in to fill Christian's shoes.

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Source: testamentlegions.com
Band profile: Testament
Posted: 14.01.2014 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (16)


Slayer - Drummer Officially Replaced

2013 has certainly been a rough year for Slayer. It began with Dave Lombardo being kicked off the band's Australian tour, with Kerry King and Tom Araya electing to replace him with Jon Dette for future shows. Mere weeks ago, we learned of Jeff Hanneman's tragic death. They say that bad things come in threes, and now the drummer issues have come to a head.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Slayer
Posted: 31.05.2013 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (40)


Iced Earth - Drummer Steps Down, Replacement Announced

Iced Earth's drummer Brent Smedley has announced his departure from the band, owing to personal responsibilities. After recording three albums in his third, seven-year-long stint with Iced Earth, Smedley will be departing to devote more time to his older family members in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Iced Earth
Posted: 07.05.2013 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (4)


The SLoT - New Album In The Works

Russian alternative metallers The SLoT have quite a lot to offer in the way of news. First and foremost, the band has started recording their next album, their eighth studio album overall and their sixth of new material. This still untitled follow up to 2011's F5 will be the product of an experiment conducted by The SLoT, who have decided to crowd fund the album. Donations can be made here (though users should be warned that the site is in Russian, naturally).

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Source: slot.ru
Band profile: The SLoT
Posted: 30.04.2013 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (0)


Korpiklaani - Accordionist Leaves

In a statement on Korpiklaani's official website, Juho Kauppinen announced that he has stepped down as the band's accordionist. After eight-and-a-half years with Korpiklaani, during which he recorded six albums, Kauppinen has decided to leave, citing the difficulties of touring life and discomfort with his musical responsibilities. Kauppinen says that he has grown to prefer playing his music privately and free of stress, away from the obligations of performance.

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Source: korpiklaani.com
Band profile: Korpiklaani
Posted: 14.03.2013 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (7)


Machine Head - Bassist Departs, New Album Announced

Machine Head has announced on their official website that longtime bassist Adam Duce has left the band. No specific details have been revealed yet, but the band has made it clear that Duce parted on good terms. On their website, the band states that they "would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors." Duce, who had served as Machine Head's bassist since its inception in 1992, contributed to all seven of their studio albums to date. His departure leaves frontman Robb Flynn as the only remaining original member.

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Source: machinehead1.com
Band profile: Machine Head
Posted: 23.02.2013 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (8)


The SLoT - Vocalist Launches Solo Project

The SLoT has announced via their Facebook page that Daria "Nookie" Stavrovich, one of their two lead vocalists, has begun work on a new body of material to be released under her stage name. The video for the first single, entitled "Fear," was released today, and can be found below or at Nookie's new YouTube channel.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: The SLoT
Posted: 11.12.2012 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (0)