FAKTION Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Dallas, TX-based quintet FAKTION have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group will travel to Orlando in November to record their debut album with producers Brett Hestla (VIRGOS) and Justin Thomas. A spring release is expected. FAKTION's music is described as "emotional, melodic, but aggressive rock with a metal edge." The band's influences "include, ...

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THE PB ARMY To Support TROUBLE, ABDULLAH In November

Toledo, Ohio-based "stoner-pop-metal" band THE PB ARMY, featuring Infernal Combustion webzine founder Keith Bergman on vocals/drums, have announced a string of dates in November, supporting the likes of TROUBLE, REBREATHER, ABDULLAH, and RED GIANT. The dates are as follows: Nov 17 – Little Brothers, Columbus OH (w/ TROUBLE, TEETH OF THE HYDRA) Nov 18 – ...

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GLENN DANZIG Talks About Touring For The Last Time, Future Plans

DANZIG frontman and namesake Glenn Danzig has spoken to Metal Edge magazine about his plans to retire from touring following the completion of the upcoming "Blackest of the Black" trek (which has been postponed from its originally announced fall 2004 kick-off date). Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal Edge: For at least the time ...

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IMPERIA To Play Special Acoustic Set In Belgium

IMPERIA, the new band fronted by former TRAIL OF TEARS singer Helena Iren Michaelsen, will play special acoustic set at the MindView Metal Convention in Stekene, Belgium on November 7. The show starts at 4:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a signing session at 3:00 p.m. As previously reported, IMPERIA recently shot videos for ...

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NIKKI SIXX On MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion: 'Don't Hold Your Breath'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected widespread Internet reports that the band will be embarking on a reunion tour in early 2005. Writing to the "Diary" section of the band's official web site, Sixx said, "It's nice to hear that fans, bands, promoters and agents would like to see a MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. But ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Off To London For Some Studio Work

MCBRAIN DAMAGE, the Florida-based band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE, have posted the following message on their web site: "Nicko is off to London for a week to do some studio work. He'll be home for a bit, ...

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