RAZOR & TIE Extends Deal With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Hits Daily Double reports: "Indie label Razor & Tie, whose deal with Triple Crown produced a smash album for L.I. emo band BRAND NEW, has extended its relationship with successful rock label Prosthetic Records. Run by ex-Metal Blade exec E.J. Johantgen and one-time HITS gruler Dan Fitzgerald, Prosthetic's roster includes highly acclaimed metal act LAMB ...

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'Music As A Weapon II' DVD/CD Preview Posted Online

The "Music As A Weapon II" DVD/CD set is scheduled for release on February 24 through Reprise/Warner. The set features highlights from DISTURBED's "Music As A Weapon II Tour", which also included CHEVELLE, TAPROOT, and ÜNLOCO. Here is the track listing for both the CD and DVD: 01. DISTURBED – "Loading The Weapon" 02. DISTURBED ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place July 1-4 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also set to appear are KORN, DAVID BOWIE and SANTANA, among others. More confirmations will be announced soon. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH will also perform at this year's edition ...

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NAPALM DEATH, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH, MELVINS Members To Play Special Gig

VENOMOUS CONCEPT, the new band featuring MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH singer Kevin Sharp, plus NAPALM DEATH members Shane Embury (bass) and Danny Herrera (drums), will be performing at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 13. Also set to appear are NAUSEA L.A., the acclaimed deathcore merchants featuring former TERRORIZER vocalist ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Enter Studio To Record New EP

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music. "We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Set U.S. Release Date For New Album

MY DYING BRIDE have set a March 9 U.S. release date through Peaceville Records for their eighth album, "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light". Recorded at Academy Studios under the watchful eye of Mags, "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" features what is possibly the six-piece band's most commercial song to date — the graceful ...

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HATE Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Polish "extreme metal" outfit HATE have inked a deal with France's Listenable Records. The group's new album, "Awakening Of The Liar", is scheduled for release on February 23. According to an official press release, the forthcoming CD represents "a massive dose of ferocious death metal, benefitting from an excellent production and outstanding packaging." ...

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FINNTROLL: Album, EP Details Revealed

Finnish folk-inspired black metalers FINNTROLL will be issuing a five-song EP, "Trollhammaren", on March 15 through Century Media Records, to be followed by the group's new full-length album, "Nattfödd", on April 19. Both records were recorded and mixed at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland in November 2003 by Tuomo Valtonen and were produced by keyboardist ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Release Live DVD In March

According to a posting at www.queensryche.com, QUEENSRŸCHE will be issuing a DVD, entitled "The Art of Live", on March 24. The disc will reportedly contain "live and backstage footage and some special extras." No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have confirmed the following European dates in June: ...

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