PITBULL DAYCARE Sign With CLEOPATRA RECORDS

San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE, featuring former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West, have officially signed with Cleopatra Records. The group, who recently acquired a new guitarist by the name of Andy "Loosey" Escalante, will enter a Hollywood, California studio in July with producer (and CINDERELLA drummer) Fred Coury to record their new album, due in early ...

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STRYPER To Embark On Reunion Tour

Classic Christian heavy metal band STRYPER are reportedly planning a reunion tour of about 25 shows beginning in August. Exact cities and venues are expected to be announced within the next two weeks. STRYPER released a "greatest hits" collection, "7: The Best Of Stryper", in March through Hollywood Records. Included in the package were two ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Premier Two New Songs At European Tour Opener

QUEENSRŸCHE premiered two new songs — "Open" and "Desert Dance" — during the kick-off date of their European tour Wednesday night (June 4) at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. Filling in on second guitar during the group's performance was Mike Stone (ex-KLOVER, CRAIG GOLDIE'S RITUAL, JONAS HANSSON BAND, CRISS), who performed a similar ...

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Former SKID ROW Singer Looking For New Band

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message to his official web site: "Recording for the new CD is going great! We have a couple of songs on CD now & it is sounding awesome. I am playing with different players in the recording process & I am starting to solidify a ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: MP3 Clips Posted Online

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish all-star band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (IRONFIRE), have posted two MP3 clips for download via the official MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND web site. Check them out: 01.

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SYSTEMATIC Film Video For 'Breakable'

SYSTEMATIC have recently finished filming a video for the track "Breakable" from the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn". "Breakable" will likely be the second single from the album, which was released in April through Elektra Records. "Pleasure To Burn" — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Guitarists Launch Record Label

MY DYING BRIDE guitarists Andrew Craighan and Hamish Glencross have joined forces with Debora Moretti to form a new record label, dubbed Blackdoom Records. "Blackdoom is a new record label devoted to music drenched in emotion, strong in vision and black of heart," the trio said in an official statement. "Our mantra is one of ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Goes 'Bananas'

DEEP PURPLE vocalist Ian Gillan recently confirmed that the band's new album will be called "Bananas". He explained the reason behind the odd title to DeepPurple.net. "It came about through a picture we saw of a Vietnamese guy just winging this huge amount of bananas on a kind of a bus where's he's walking along ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'Live' Outtakes Posted Online

BLIND GUARDIAN have posted an album's worth of live outtakes from various shows recorded for their recently-released live album, simply entitled "Live". The band issued the following statement announcing their decision to make the recordings available to the public: "As most of you probably know, for the release of 'Live' there was going to be ...

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