DEFTONES, PITCHSHIFTER, ORANGE 9MM Contribute Music To Video Game

DEFTONES, PITCHSHIFTER and ORANGE 9MM have contributed songs to the soundtrack to the video game SX Superstar. The sports-and-lifestyle game hits stores this summer, and the game action is backed up by such cuts as DEFTONES' "My Own Summer", PITCHSHIFTER's "Microwaved", and ORANGE 9MM's "Take You Away", among others. The game will be available for ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Sign With CAPITOL RECORDS

The reformed JANE'S ADDICTION have inked a deal with Capitol Records for the release of their new studio album, titled "Hypersonic". The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), were signed by Capitol President/CEO Andy Slater, who at one time managed guitarist Dave ...

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BLACK MAJESTY Ink Deal With LMP RECORDS

Melbourne, Australia-based melodic power metallers BLACK MAJESTY have signed a five-album deal with Germany's LMP Records. The band, who consist of John "Gio" Cavaliere (vocals), Steve Janevski (guitar, ex-CYCLONE TRACY), Hanny Mohamed (guitar, PEGAZUS), Pavel Konvalinka (drums, ex-KRYPTOR/LEPROCIDE), and Joe Fata (bass, ex-BLACK STAR/RADIOACTIVE), will issue their debut album, "Sands Of Time", in September. ...

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RETURN TO THE SABBAT Prepare To Hit The Road

RETURN TO THE SABBAT, the British band fronted by former SKYCLAD singer Martin Walkyier, are currently negotiating with promoters from Holland, Belgium, Serbia, Ireland and the U.S. in an attempt to bring their unique brand of "blasphemous pagan metal" mayhem to territories outside their home country. In other news, Walkyier's brand-new side project THE CLAN ...

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WITHOUT FACE Split With Singer

Hungarian progressive metallers WITHOUT FACE have parted ways with vocalist Julie "due to personal difficulties with other band members," according to Live4Metal. It is not presently known if the band will seek a replacement or if they will proceed as a five-piece. ...

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FU MANCHU: Live Track Posted Online

A live recording of the FU MANCHU track "King Of The Road" has been posted online at this location. "King Of The Road" comes off the group's forthcoming double live album, "Go For It…Live!", due in Europe on June 2 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A U.S. release through SPV is expected on July 22. ...

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JASON NEWSTED Falls Ill, Misses First Show In 17 Years

VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted missed his first show in 17 years when a case of food poisoning kept him from taking the stage in Anaheim, California this past Monday, according to antiMUSIC. Newsted was reportedly taken to an area hospital at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday where he was diagnosed with food poisoning and severe ...

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BIOHAZARD: 'There Is No Honor In Slaughtering The Innocent'

BIOHAZARD have posted a message on their official web site clarifying their stance on the war in Iraq. The group's statement reads as follows: "To our friends everywhere, "Recently, we've been bombarded with questions regarding BIOHAZARD's stance on the war in Iraq. In regards to that, let us remind everyone that we have been traveling ...

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BRIAN PERRY Leaves PRONG

Bassist Brian Perry has left PRONG. No reason was given for his departure. Perry has previously played with JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, and DIRTY LOOKS and was featured on PRONG's recently-issued live album, "100% Live". For more information, visit Perry's official web site at www.brianperry.net. PRONG have just completed work on their ...

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