MINDGRINDER Sign With NOCTURNAL ART PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, have signed a deal with Nocturnal Art Productions. The group's debut album, "MindTech", was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) and is scheduled for release in April 2004. "MindTech", which was originally slated for release through Sound Riot Records (a ...

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DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been leaked for the forthcoming DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY North American tour, which is tentatively set to begin in late January. The trek will run for about six weeks, and will hit theaters and small arenas. Tentative dates so far include: Feb. 08 - Orpheum - Vancouver, BC Feb. 09 - Paramount Theatre ...

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MONSTROSITY's 'Rise To Power' To Receive European Release

Metal Blade Records Europe has signed a licensing deal with Conquest Music Inc. for the European release of the fourth MONSTROSITY album, "Rise To Power". "MONSTROSITY stands for classical American death metal," a spokesperson for Metal Blade said in a statement. "They are a band that always delivered quality and never disappointed their fans. We ...

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THUNDERSTONE To Support ICED EARTH In Europe

Helsinki, Finland-based melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed as the opening band for ICED EARTH on their upcoming European headlining tour. THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning" (listen to audio samples here) is due on January 12, 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump ...

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JADED HEART Sign With ULFTONE MUSIC

German hard rock band JADED HEART have signed a deal with the Berlin-based label ulfTone Music. The group's sixth album, "Trust", was produced and mixed by the band at vocalist/songwriter Michael Bormann's studio and is scheduled for release on February 20. According to an official press release, "Trust" incorporates both outstanding melodies and sheer power" ...

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SANCTIFICATION Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION have parted ways with bassist Jörgen Bylander and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the band at: [email protected] Only "talented and experienced" musicians need apply. SANCTIFICATION's debut album, "Misanthropic Savation", will shortly be released through Remission Records. For more information on SANCTIFICATION, visit the band's official web site ...

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ANDREW W.K.'s Debut Goes Gold In Japan

ANDREW W.K.'s debut album, "I Get Wet", has been certified gold in Japan for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. Andrew has ventured to Japan a total of seven times so far — playing concerts all across the country. The song "Long Live The Party" from ANDREW W.K.'s new album, "The Wolf", recently hit No. ...

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DARK ANGEL To Begin Recording New Material

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL will enter Dreamcatcher Studios in Lake Balboa, California on Saturday (Dec. 13) to begin tracking some of their recently completed original material. In addition, plans exist for the group to lay down several cuts originally written in 1992 for their never-released "Atrocity Exhibition" CD with a view towards procuring ...

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