MANOWAR To Split With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS?

MANOWAR are strongly rumored to be negotiating their way out of their record deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast Records. A posting at the Swiss MANOWAR fan site Manowar.ch characterized the current relationship between the group and the label as being in "a severe crisis" and indicated that the band's next CD would be released through ...

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VEHEMENCE Set Release Date For 'Helping The World To See'

VEHEMENCE, the self-styled "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have set an April 19 release date through Metal Blade Records for their sophomore album, "Helping The World To See". The follow-up to 2002's "God Was Created" was produced by Will Solares and VEHEMENCE at Open Primary Productions/DBD Studios in Maricopa, Arizona. Mixing duties ...

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DISMEMBER: 'Where Ironcrosses Grow' Track Listing Revealed

Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) have released the complete track listing for DISMEMBER's forthcoming CD, "Where Ironcrosses Grow", due on March 8 (with distribution from Plastic Head). The follow-up to 2000's "Hate Campaign" was recorded at Stockholm's Sami studio and features artwork by acclaimed artist Dan Seagrave (ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL). "Where Ironcrosses Grow" ...

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UNHOLY GHOST: Cover Artwork, MP3 Clip Posted Online

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), along with original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, have posted the cover artwork for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", at this location (artwork and layout by Swedish artist Mattias Norén). In ...

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DRAGONLAND Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have signed a multi-album worldwide deal with Century Media Records. "We are really happy to have found a new home with Century Media Records," stated DRAGONLAND lead guitarist/founder Nicklas Magnusson. Formed in 1999, DRAGONLAND have released two albums via the Greek label Black Lotus Records ("The Battle Of ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Frontman Explains CHRIS JERICHO Collaboration

In a recent interview with Electricbasement.com, NASTY SAVAGE frontman "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti explained how WWE wrestler/FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho managed to guest on their new album, "Psycho Psycho", the band's first in over 14 years, "A buddy of mine who is a mutual friend of mine and Chris Jericho's was telling me that he knew ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Embark On Headlining Tour Of Japan

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY will embark on a headlining tour of Japan in June. "We very much look forward to playing an extended set and really stretch[ing] out a bit more, both regarding the setlist & stage production," ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott writes on the band's web site. Exact cities and dates will be announced ...

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ANCIENT Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Norwegian cult extreme metal band ANCIENT have set "Night Visit" as the title of their sixth album, due on June 1 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN ...

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