FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Germany's self-proclaimed "Swedish-styled death metal" band FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group, who consist of guitarist/vocalist Stefan Weimar (ex-VENEREAL DISEASE), guitarist Sascha Ehrich (ex-MORTIFIED), drummer Ingo Maier (ex-VENEREAL DISEASE), and bassist Wolfram Schellenberg (ex-DISEMBOWLED), will issue their full-length debut, "Skywards", later in the year. FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING had ...

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NEVERMORE Finalize Track Listing For 'Enemies Of Reality'

NEVERMORE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Enemies Of Reality", due on July 29 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World" was recorded at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and was mastered last week. The complete track ...

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All-Star BEATLES Tribute Band To Issue Live DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, recorded their one-off headlining gig at B.B. King's in New York City Sunday night (May 18) for ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For Sweden's HULTSFRED FESTIVAL

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Hultsfred Festival, set to take place on June 12-14 in Hultsfred, Sweden. Other acts scheduled to perform at what is being called "Sweden's largest outdoor festival" include THE HAUNTED, LINKIN PARK, RADIOHEAD, AUDIOSLAVE, MASSIVE ATTACK, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE ARK, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Live DVD & CD Sets To Ship Multi-Platinum

With anticipation building to a feverish pitch in advance of the imminent release of the eagerly awaited LED ZEPPELIN live recordings, Atlantic Records has announced that "Led Zeppelin DVD", a two-DVD set, will be shipping quadruple-platinum in the U.S. alone, and "How The West Was Won", a three-CD set, will ship platinum. "The enormous pre-release ...

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P.O.D. Name New Album

P.O.D. have reportedly set "Payable On Death" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The upcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. Producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) told ...

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NOTHINGFACE Singer Explains Tour Cancellation

NOTHINGFACE singer Matt Holt has issued a statement regarding the band's decision to cancel the remaining dates of their headlining tour in order to rest up for the group's upcoming appearance at Ozzfest 2003. Holt's statement reads as follows: "To all our fans, "Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel the last eight dates of ...

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