RANDY RHOADS Collectible Figure Due In October

KnuckleBonz, Inc. has announced plans to create the Randy Rhoads sculpture for the Guitar Hero limited edition collectible figure series. The Rhoads estate has licensed the rights to Randy's image and likeness, which permits the company to create this hi-end, limited edition resin sculpture. The figure is scheduled for release in October of 2004, with ...

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PYORRHOEA Sign With EMPIRE RECORDS

Polish death/grind band PYORRHOEA have officially signed a three-album deal with Empire Records. The group's debut CD, "Desire For Torment", is going to be released in Poland in conjunction with the fourth issue of Thrash 'em All magazine. PYORRHOEA are said to be one of the most brutal bands on Polish scene, mixing grindcore and ...

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MELECHESH: Limited-Edition Vinyl To Be Released

In conjunction with MELECHESH's headlining performance at the Northern Lights Festival in Toronto, Canada on June 26, Profound Lore Records, with the express permission of Osmose Productions, will release a limited-edition collector's item MELECHESH 10" vinyl EP, entitled "The Ziggurat Scrolls". The EP, which will first be made available at the festival, will contain the ...

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MEGADETH: New Single 'Die Dead Enough' To Arrive In July

MEGADETH have selected "Die Dead Enough" as the first single from their upcoming CD, "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records. The single will go to metal radio around July 19 and rock radio approximately July 26. "The System Has Failed" was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and ...

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YYRKOON Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Drummer Laurent Harrouart has left French thrash/death metallers YYRKOON for "personal reasons," according to a posting on the group's web site. The band are currently seeking a replacement. As previously reported, YYRKOON's third album, titled "Occult Medicine", is due in September through Osmose Productions. The CD was recorded and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Song Clip Available For Download

An radio-broadcast-quality clip of the new MESHUGGAH song "I" has been posted online at this location (5.7 MB). "I" is the title track of MESHUGGAH's new EP, due on July 13 through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song CD, which reportedly clocks in at 21-minutes, is ...

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