ZEENON Sign With RETRIBUTE RECORDS

Norwegian death metallers ZEENON have inked a deal with the U.K.'s Retribute Records. The band, who recently completed a mini-tour with Polish death metallers VADER, will be going into the studio later in the year to begin recoding their full-length debut, tentatively due in early 2005. ZEENON is: Linn Pedersen - Vocals Linda Aurland - ...

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EASTPAK RESISTANCE TOUR: RAMALLAH Removed From The Bill

The organizers of the upcoming Eastpak Resistance Tour have removed RAMALLAH from the trek's lineup after they were unable to get a 100 percent confirmation from the band. In addition, SLAPSHOT have been confirmed as the "special guests" between November 19 and November 28, with various European acts occupying the support slot at different shows. ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Replace BLAZE At France's RAISMESFEST

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have replaced BLAZE as third on the bill at this year's Raismesfest in Raismes, France on Saturday, September 11. PRIMAL FEAR and RAGE will follow TYGERS OF PAN TANG on Saturday, with ANGRA headlining the Sunday night (Sept. 12). Also appearing on the bill will be AFTER FOREVER, E-FORCE, ...

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Former TNT Bassist Explains Departure

Former TNT bassist Morty Black recently spoke to Metal-Rules.com about his departure from the group and his current activities. Several exceprts from the interview follow: Metal-Rules.com: Why did you leave TNT? Morty Black: "There are many reasons really, but the main reasons are personal and that I disagree with the business philosophy! I ...

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BEHEMOTH, KRISIUN, INCANTATION, RAGNAROK: More European Tour Dates Announced

Polish black metal outfit BEHEMOTH will be embarking on a co-headlining European tour with Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN this fall. Pennsylvanian death/grind heavyweights INCANTATION and Norway's RAGNAROK are also on the bill. The trek, dubbed "Clash Of Demigods European Tour 2004", will kick off late October and will run through mid-November. "Clash Of Demigods European ...

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RAMONES Book-Signing Session Scheduled For This Weekend

The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones"Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Saturday, Sept. 11 for a book signing. Melnick and Meyer will be joined at the signing by Tommy ...

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GLENN HUGHES, BRIAN MAY To Perform At 'We Will Rock You' Post-Party

Vocalist Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) will be performing with former QUEEN guitarist Brian May at Wednesday's (Sept. 8) post-party in Las Vegas for the North American debut of "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits — including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Are The Champions", "Another One ...

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THROES OF DAWN: 'Vertigo' Video Posted Online

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have uplaoded their video for the song "Vertigo" to their official web site. "Vertigo" comes off the group's latest album, "Quicksilver Clouds", available now on Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Binding of the Spirit" was recorded and mixed in three separate sessions between August and November 2003 ...

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