RAMMSTEIN Set North American Release Date For New Album

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have set a November 2 North American release date through Universal Records for their new album, "Reise Reise". The follow-up to 2001's "Mutter", "Reise Reise" (which roughly translates to "Journey Journey") was recorded in Spain and Germany. Production duties on the CD were handled by Jacob Hellner, who worked with the ...

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METAL CHURCH: New Album Delayed Until September

SPV Records has pushed back the release date of METAL CHURCH's new album, "The Weight Of The World", to September 28, 2004 (USA) and September 29, 2004 (Europe) in order to more heavily promote the CD, according to a posting at the group's web site. "[The band's management] is very pleased with how well METAL ...

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It's Official: NIGHTWISH Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

After negotiating for several months with various independent and major labels, Finland's NIGHTWISH have officially inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records, the label has confirmed in a posting on its web site. Roadrunner will be releasing the band's most recent CD, "Once", later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. ...

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CHIMAIRA's Record Label Confirms Drummer Switch

CHIMAIRA's record label, Roadrunner Records, has issued a statement confirming that the band have parted ways with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and replaced him with Kevin Talley, formerly of MISERY INDEX. Recommended to the band by SLAYER's Kerry King, Kevin will be behind the kit for CHIMAIRA's co-headline run with MACHINE HEAD on the ...

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SEPULTURA, CLASS OF ZERO To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Europe

As first reported here back in late May, Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have been officially confirmed to support MOTÖRHEAD on their upcoming European tour. Opening the shows on the U.K. portion of the trek will be Simi Valley's own CLASS OF ZERO. Made up of Ryan Rainey (vocals), Ian Salvas (guitar), Chris Dunn (bass) ...

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SILENTIUM Add New Members

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have announced the addition of vocalist Riina Rinkinen and returning drummer Jari Ojala to the group's ranks. "It could take a while before we see them on stage, but don't be hasty, your patience shall be truly rewarded," the band write on their web site. "SILENTIUM is also rehearsing new ...

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Former MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Gets 21 Months In Prison

Gary Grado of the East Valley Tribune is reporting that a federal judge sentenced former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood to 21 months in prison Monday (August 2) for attacking a security guard with a baton. Kirkwood, 43, who was shot in the incident, pleaded guilty earlier this year to assault with a dangerous weapon. ...

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