DIABLO Sign With DRAKKAR ENTERTAINMENT

Finland's DIABLO have inked a European deal with Drakkar Entertainment. The group's latest CD, "Eternium", will be released in continental Europe on September 27. "Eternium", available in Finland since January via the Gaga Goodies/Poko label, debuted on the Finnish album chart at position No. 3. The follow-up to 2002's "Renaissance" was recorded at Fantom studios ...

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THE CHASM: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new THE CHASM track, entitled "Fortress", has been posted online at this location. "Fortress" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Spell of Retribution", due on November 8 through the Earache subsidiary Wicked World Records. Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents THE ...

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FACE DOWN: In Songwriting Mode

FACE DOWN, the reunited Swedish outfit featuring former THE HAUNTED singer Marco Aro, are currently in "songwriting mode and rehearsing will be resumed properly in early September," according to the group's latest newsletter. "If everything pans out the way we want it, we're gonna record three or four songs for a demo in October," the ...

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THE ALTER BOYS: Debut Album To See Light Of Day In February

THE ALTER BOYS, the project featuring members of MUSHROOMHEAD, DOG FASHION DISCO, UNIFIED CULTURE and the ORIGINAL PRANKSTA, will return to Ohio's Mars Recording Studio in October to complete the mixing process for their long-awaited debut release, tentatively due in February 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by former MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann). ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Set Working Title For Sophomore Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have set "Faces In the Dark" as the working title of their second album, tentatively due in early 2005 through AFM Records. The pre-production for the CD was completed at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Special Guests Confirmed For 'Rock Meets Renaissance' Concert

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will be joined by several very special guests during their performance at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. Performing several pieces with SKY ORCHESTRA will be Doro Pesch, Victor Smolski (RAGE) and Liz Vandall. The program will last for approximately ...

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SLIPKNOT To Play Korea For First Time

SLIPKNOT will play their first concert in South Korea in November. This highly anticipated gig will finally take place after the cancellation of the group's original show in early February due to delays in the production of the band's latest album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". Hardcore SLIPKNOT fans in South Korea previously had to ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS Comments On UFO Tour

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) has commented on the reports that he will be filling in for UFO bassist Pete Way on the band's upcoming U.S. tour after Way was denied a working visa "due to having overstayed the number of days he was there on his last visit." Says Sparks: "Well, ...

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