IRON MAIDEN: '2 Minutes to Midnight' Promo Single Sold For $4,000

Following last week's sale of IRON MAIDEN's famous "Twilight Zone" brown vinyl misprint, another highly sought-after item for collectors was sold for yet another record price. The IRON MAIDEN "2 Minutes to Midnight" Japanese 7" promo is considered by some the ultimate collector item to possess and maybe the rarest one. It has been sold ...

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SUSPERIA Nominated For Norway's ALARM Award

Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have received a nomination for best album in the "Metal" category of the respected Norwegian Alarm Awards, which will take place in Oslo on Saturday, February 5. The band have been recognized for their acclaimed "Unlimited" album, which was released last year through the Tabu label in Europe and Candlelight in the ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: 'With Teeth' Gets A Release Date

According to a representative at Universal in Sweden, NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", will be released in Europe on May 2 — presumably one day ahead of its North American release date (as is common practice for established international recording artists). As previously reported, "With Teeth" will contain 12 tracks, and is said ...

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BRUCE KULICK Shoots Down MICK MARS Replacement Rumors

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick is the latest musician to deny that he has been approached by MÖTLEY CRÜE to replace Mick Mars during the group's upcoming tour. Mars, 53, who suffers from the chronic degenerative illness ankylosing spondylitis, has been recovering after hip-replacement surgery last October. One of Sweden's biggest daily newspapers, Expressen,

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ENDHAMMER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's ENDHAMMER have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL CORVUS CORAX DISSECTION EDGUY ENDHAMMER EISREGEN ENDSTILLE ENSIFERUM FINNTROLL GOREFEST ILLDISPOSED MARDUK ...

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ARCTURUS Sign With SEASON OF MIST; New Album To Arrive In August

Norway's ARCTURUS, now featuring DIMMU BORGIR bassist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) on lead vocals, have inked a deal with Season Of Mist. The group's new studio album is scheduled for release in August, to be followed by a European tour. In other news, ARCTURUS have been confirmed to appear at the ...

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IMPIOUS Confirmed For Japan's INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL

Swedish death/thrashers IMPIOUS have been confirmed for the Independence Day Festival, set to take place March 13 in Tokyo, Japan. "This will be our very first time in Japan, and we're feeling extremely psyched about it!" the band write on their web site. IMPIOUS' fourth full-length album, "Hellucinate", was released in October through Metal Blade ...

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PENETRATOR Sign With SONIC AGE RECORDS

PENETRATOR, the Toronto-based power metal band featuring "Bulldog" Bess Ross, Tony Iommi's personal guitar tech during BLACK SABBATH's "Never Say Die" tour, have inked a deal with Greece's Sonic Age Records. The group's self-titled debut contains nine songs of "U.S.-type power metal with outstanding 'macho' vocals, reminding [the listener] of acts like JUDAS PRIEST ('Painkiller' ...

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PRONG Working On 10 New Songs

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and drummer Dan Laudo have been working on 10 new songs and hope to get into the recording studio soon and lay them down. In other news, PRONG are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20 at the Hard Rock Café in ...

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THE DREAMING Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, have parted ways with bassist Johnny Dyke. A replacement bassist has yet to be announced. As previously reported, THE DREAMING have a song on the soundtrack for newly released Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, ...

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