Portugal's RE:AKTOR Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Portugal's RE:AKTOR have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their debut album, "Zero Order", on September 29 in Europe and October 7 in the U.S. Produced by the band's mastermind [Nexion] (guitars, electronic programming & sampling, bass], and mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound Studios in New York, "Zero ...

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TESTAMENT: European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have lined up the following European tour dates during July/August: Jul. 22 – Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Jul. 23 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom Jul. 24 - Paris, FRA @ TBA (not confirmed) Jul. 25 – Speyer, GER @ Halle 101 Jul. 26 – Hirschaid, GER @ ...

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MASTERPLAN Singer Signs Solo Deal With AFM RECORDS

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current MASTERPLAN singer Jorn Lande (click here) has signed a solo deal with Germany's AFM Records. Drums have reportedly already been recorded for Lande's upcoming effort, which is on track to be mixed by the end of July at Jailhouse studios in Denmark. Among the songtitles set to appear ...

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BODY COUNT: Back From The Dead

BODY COUNT, the rock group led by rapper and actor Ice-T, have reunited and are set to kick off their "Kill 'Em All" tour on July 8 in Ventura, California. The band, who were the focus of national media attention with their controversial song "Cop Killer" (which was included on the group's self-titled debut in ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Albuquerque Date Cancelled

IRON MAIDEN's scheduled August 21, 2003 date at the Albuquerque Journal Pavilion has been cancelled. The band have no plans to reschedule the date at this time. No reason was given for the cancellation. Those who have already purchased tickets to the show through a Ticketmaster outlet can go back to the outlet where they ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE/LACUNA COIL: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE and LACUNA COIL. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 25 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA Jul. 26 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT Jul. 28 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY Jul. 30 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, ...

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SUNRIDE: New Song Posted Online

A brand new SUNRIDE track, titled "Hey Boy (You Don't Make A Man)" , has been posted online in MP3 format at this location (file size: 3.4 MB). "Hey Boy (You Don't Make A Man)" comes off the Finnish group's recently released second album, "Through The Red", available in Europe through People ...

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ANTHRAX: Opening Bands Confirmed

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the group's official web site that LAMB OF GOD and E-TOWN CONCRETE will be the opening bands for the first leg of ANTHRAX's upcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to run between July 29 and August 30. Italy's LACUNA COIL will replace LAMB OF GOD on the ...

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'OFFEST' Featuring KORN A No-Go For New York

The KORN-headlined "Offest" show in Wantagh, New York, originally set for August 8, has been canceled. No reason was given for the cancellation. The Offest is a series of shows that occur on off-days from the Ozzfest tour. This year's line-up features Ozzfest bands KORN, DISTURBED, CHEVELLE, and THE REVOLUTION SMILE. Ozzfest is scheduled to ...

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