ALEX SKOLNICK's THE SKOL TRIO Land U.K. Distribution Deal

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have secured a U.K. distribution deal for their latest CD, "Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation". The album, which is said to consist of classic hard rock tunes from the '70s and '80s rearranged "with rich harmonies and pulsating grooves of ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: New Band Photos Posted Online

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have posted brand-new band pictures at this location. As previously reported, VICIOUS RUMORS recently signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records. The group's first release for the label will be a DVD, entitled "Crushing the World - Part 1", due later this summer. ...

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DEF LEPPARD's 'Photograph' Topping Country Music Charts

California country trio MALIBU STORM's remake of DEF LEPPARD's 1983 hit "Photograph" has landed at No. 10 on the Billboard Country Singles Sales chart in its first week of release. Top sales markets for the single reportedly include Los Angeles, Louisville, KY, Nashville and Charleston, WV. The video for the track is available for viewing ...

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MAYHEM: Previously Unreleased Track To See Light Of Day

A previously unreleased MAYHEM track, "Anno Vampir" (said to be the first song ever written by the group's present lineup), will be included on an upcoming Season Of Mist two-disc compilation of bands from the label. The collection is scheduled for release on September 24. In other news, MAYHEM are negotiating with Phillip Burtem to ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have entered a Vancouver studio to begin recording their debut album for MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's label imprint (via Warner Bros.). Producing the effort ...

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EXMORTEM Part Ways With OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have parted ways with Osmose Productions, according to a posting on the band's web site. EXMORTEM signed with Osmose in March 2002 following a split with Holland's Hammerheart Records. A new record deal is still being negotiated. As previously reported, EXMORTEM have finished mixing their fifth album with producer Tue Madsen ...

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KORN Perform In London: Photos Available

KORN performed in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Saturday (June 19). Check out pictures from Globe Photos. As previously reported, KORN will fulfill their seven-album deal with Epic Records by releasing a greatest-hits collection in the fall. The album may include the band's forthcoming collaboration with rapper LIL JON, which ...

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POISON's ROCKETT Says Touring 'Ain't All A Party'

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett recently spoke to Perris Records about his 2002 solo album, "Glitter 4 Your Soul", and the group's current U.S. tour with KISS, among other subjects. The following are a few excerpts from that interview: Perris Records: In the past did you give rules to your opening acts? Rikki Rockett: "Sure, in ...

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