ANAAL NATHRAKH Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

British black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have signed an exclusive two-album recording agreement with Season of Mist Records. "The label have been naive enough to sign the deal, and ANAAL NATHRAKH will shortly commence making them rue the day they were born," the band write on their web site. "Work is already underway on the ...

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Ex-RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY: 'Fueler' Details Revealed

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has released more details about his forthcoming solo effort, "Fueler", due in April/May through his own Top Fuel Records. According to a posting on Pearcy's web site, former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali plays on three cuts on the album, which will also be packaged as a DVD of live, ...

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KING DIAMOND To Begin Mixing Live Album In March

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque will begin mixing the group's upcoming live album at the end of March at his Los Angered studio outside Gothenburg, Sweden. According to a posting on the band's web site, "no details are known at the moment such as album title, if it's going to be 2 CD etc. Andy ...

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RUNNING WILD Bassist Discusses Upcoming Studio Album

RUNNING WILD bassist Peter Pichl gave a lengthy interview to the band's official web site in which he briefly discussed the group's upcoming studio album. "I can't tell you anything [concrete] yet besides that it's going to be out [this] summer," Peter said. "Rolf [Kasparek, guitar/vocals] is still writing songs. He wasn't able to start ...

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ELVENKING: 'Wyrd' Cover Artwork Posted Online

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have posted the cover art (painted by Duncan Storr) for their new album, "Wyrd", at this location. "Wyrd" was mixed in December at the House Of Music facility in Stuttgart, Germany with producer Achim Kohler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM) and is tentatively due on March 15 through AFM ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Members Get Busy With Side-Projects

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are finishing up the mixing process for their new album, according to a posting on Wilton's official web site. A spring/summer release is expected. In related news, QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield's side-project ...

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PRONG Announce Record-Release Party In Hollywood

PRONG have announced a special one-off show on Wednesday, March 3 at The Dragonfly in Hollywood. "This should prove to be a cool event," PRONG frontman Tommy Victor writes on the band's web site. "The show is doubling as a record release party. I can't recall PRONG ever having done this before for any of ...

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OZZY To Address ATV Accident On SHARON's Show, ABC's 'Primetime'

Ozzy Osbourne and his bodyguard will make an appearance on "The Sharon Osbourne Show" next Wednesday (Feb. 11) to address Ozzy's all-terrain vehicle crash that caused him to stop breathing twice and left him in a coma for eight days. Osbourne, 55, fractured his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra when the 272-kilogram ATV ...

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