Italy's RISING MOON Sign With RISING REALM RECORDS

Italian death metallers RISING MOON have signed a two-album deal with Finland's Rising Realm Records. The group will enter Outer Sound Studios (NOVEMBRE, STORMLORD, THY MAJESTIE) in June/July to record their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall. RISING MOON are said to deliver "melodic form of death metal with touches of doom ...

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ANVIL To Launch European Tour In May

Veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL are tentatively scheduled to embark on a European tour starting May 15. The group are also expected to play at Bumpers Roadhouse in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 26. The event will have local Ottawa bands, EXTERMINATOR and NIHILITY, opening. ANVIL will be touring in support of their upcoming CD, "Back ...

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Report: KORN On The 'Kok

Kitchana Lersakvanitchakul of Thailand's The Nation reports that the five members of KORN are expected to blow the minds of Thai heavy rock disciples who have waited for a long time to see their heroes play live in Thailand. And they are counting: in just seven days – next Saturday (Feb. 7) – the much ...

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SAVATAGE Guitarist In Pre-Production For Solo Debut

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery is currently in the studio doing pre-production for his debut solo album, "Faces", due in September through Greece's Black Lotus Records. The CD, which will reportedly include co-production assistance from SAVATAGE/ex-MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli, will tentatively feature some of the following working songtitles: 01. Faces 02. Fade Into The X ...

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TWISTED SISTER's SNIDER Speaks: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted another "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the band's current status, the group's plans to re-record their entire "Stay Hungry" album to mark its 20-year anniversary, Dee's VAN HELSING'S CURSE ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Full-Length Debut To Be Produced By DEVIN TOWNSEND

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based metalcore band MISERY SIGNALS have just arrived in Vancouver, Canada to start work on their debut full-length CD with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DECEMBER, THE HEAVILS) and engineer Shaun Thingvold. An autumn release through Ferret Records is expected. MISERY SIGNALS issued a self-titled five-song EP through State of ...

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ENEMY IS US Sign With RISING REALM, Demo Song Posted Online

ENEMY IS US, the Swedish death/thrash metal band featuring former DARKANE/current SEETHINGS singer Lawrence Mackrory on bass/vocals, have signed a deal with Finland's Rising Realm Records. The group will enter the studio in April to record their as-yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due late summer. Cover artwork will be conceived by Spoon Graphics. ENEMY IS US, ...

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ORGAN DONOR To Make Live Debut

ORGAN DONOR, the band featuring former NITRO vocalist Jim Gillette (husband of Lita Ford), will make their live debut on February 28 at Pizzaland (4029 N. Marks) in Fresno, California. Also set to appear are BEAN DIP, LOCAL 13 and NO-TOWN NIGHTSTALKERS. For more information, view the show flyer at this location. ...

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Report: AEROSMITH To Present GRAMMY Award For 'Best Rap Video'

According to published reports, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will join co-presenter BB King at the 46th annual Grammy Awards to tear the envelope for the "Best Rap Video" award. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Sunday, February 8, 2004. The show will be broadcast ...

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