QUARTZ: Anthology Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records will release an anthology double-CD set from Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ this spring. Disc one comprises the entire 1977 Tony Iommi-produced "Quartz" album, including tracks featuring Iommi on lead guitar and "Sugar Rain", where the SABBATH riffmeister donates a flute solo. Added are eight bonus 7" single b-sides and unreleased demo recordings ...

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Report: Station Apologizes for JOHNNY ROTTEN Rant

The television station ITV apologized Wednesday after former SEX PISTOLS singer John Lydon let fly with a string of expletives on a live reality TV program, according to the Associated Press. Lydon, formerly known as Johnny Rotten, made the foul-mouthed rant on the Australian set of "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" ...

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SKID ROW To Embark On Swedish Tour In March

SKID ROW will embark on a Swedish mini-tour in late March. The dates are as follows: Mar. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben Mar. 27 - Västerås, SWE @ Prisma Mar. 28 - Göteborg, SWE @ Storan As previously reported, SKID ROW recently announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An ...

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'Choosing Death: The History Of Death Metal & Grindcore' Due This Fall

Feral House Books will release "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore", written by longtime extreme metal journalist Albert Mudrian, this autumn. "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore", which features an introduction by internationally respected DJ John Peel, conquers the lofty task of telling the two-decade-long history of ...

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UNJUST Sign With COPRO RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area heavy rock band UNJUST have signed a three-album deal with the U.K.'s Copro Records for all territories except the U.S. The group recently inked an American deal with longtime fan and former FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould's Kool Arrow label. Copro boss Jose Griffin commented: "The band then sent us ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 25-27 in Dessel, Belgium. Other bands scheduled to perform at the event include JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, QUEENSRŸCHE and MALEVOLENT CREATION. For more information, visit the festival's official web site at

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RIVAL Complete Work On 'State Of Mind'

Chicago, Illinois-based "classic" metallers RIVAL have completed work on their Metal Blade Records debut, "State of Mind", due in Europe on May 3. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Steinmetz at Chicago Recording Co. "State Of Mind" track listing: 01. State Of Mind 02. Extreme Aggression 03. Reach 04. Insane 05. Tyrant ...

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