DEEP PURPLE To Embark On World Tour In September

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has revealed in a "Q&A" session posted on his official web site that the group will embark on a world tour in September in support of their upcoming CD and has described the band's forthcoming summer tour with LYNYRD SKYNYRD as "one of those fun things." "I understand we'll be ...

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HASTE Push Back Release Date Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have pushed back the projected release date for their third full-length release, "The Mercury Lift", to July 1 through Century Media Records. "The Mercury Lift" features guest appearances by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and CODESEVEN frontman Jeff Jenkins, and is described by HASTE frontman Kelly Reaves as "both heavier and ...

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DEATHRIDE: Slideshow Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have released a slideshow for both dialup and broadband connections. You can view it here. DEATHRIDE are currently recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). It is due in July ...

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HELLION: Hard At Work On New Songs

Veteran California metallers HELLION are continuing to write new material for the follow-up to "Will Not Go Quietly", which was released earlier this year through Germany's Massacre Records. Working song titles include "Two Fires", "The Big One", "All Systems Go", and "Thunder". In other news, "We were going to do the Headbangers Open Air Festival ...

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER: First Two Albums To Be Reissued

Speedcore pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER will have their first two albums — "Convicted" (1986) and "Money Talks" (1987) — reissued by Relapse Records on June 17. Both re-issues will include bonus tracks. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER had previously announced plans to reunite and begin work on material for a proposed fifth album. However, it is not ...

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DIO: Anthology Track Listing Unveiled

The complete track listing has been released for "Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning singer Ronnie James Dio's entire career as a Warner Bros. Records recording artist. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up ...

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CHEVELLE: Platinum-Bound!

CHEVELLE's major label debut, "Wonder What's Next?" , has recently been classified gold for sales of 500,000 units — and will soon reach platinum, for sales of one million units. Drummer Sam Loeffler says they haven't received their gold record plaques yet, but they're eager to get them. "We're getting them probably a week or ...

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DEFTONES: New Single To Go For Radio Adds Next Week

The first single from DEFTONES' forthcoming self-titled effort, "Minerva", is set to arrive on Tuesday (April 15) at U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. The album, which was produced by the band with longtime collaborator Terry Date (PANTERA, LIMP BIZKIT), is due on May 20 Maverick/Warner Bros. Records. As previously reported, album cut "Lucky You" ...

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THE QUILL Set Release Date For New Album

Sweden's THE QUILL have set an August 25 European release date through SPV/Steamhammer Records for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album. The follow-up to last year's "Voodoo Caravan" was recorded in part at Berno Studios in Malmö and will be mixed in early May at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ...

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