OVERLORDE Sign With CULT METAL CLASSICS

American power metal band OVERLORDE have inked a deal with Greece's Cult Metal Classics. The band are tentatively set to enter the recording studio in July to record the 12-song, 60-minute effort titled "Return Of The Snow Giant". This will be the first-ever full-length release by the band, whose reputation is based on its five-song ...

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KITTIE Announce New Second Guitarist

Canadian metallers KITTIE have recruited guitarist Lisa Marx, formerly of the Seattle hardcore band TO SEE YOU BROKEN, to join the group permanently as a second guitarist. "Lisa brings a wide-eyed excitement that really shows this is all she has ever wanted to do," said vocalist/guitarist Morgan Lander. "She has been playing piano and guitar ...

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HAVOCHATE: Former SLAYER Drummer, Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist Join The Fold

Drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT) have officially joined the New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE. The group will enter Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca, New York on April 26 with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, due later in the year. HAVOCHATE's forthcoming CD ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: West Coast Dates Announced

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Coach House Nort Jun. 04 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre Jun. 05 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick According to a posting on Michael Schenker's official web site, "the next MSG studio ...

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MY RUIN Joined By Former SYSTEMATIC Bassist

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., have announced the addition of former SYSTEMATIC bassist Johnny Chow (a.k.a. John Mark Bechtel) to the group's ranks. "Johnny (photo) will be joining us on out upcoming U.K. tour and many tours and shows to follow," the band (

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WATCHTOWER To Play San Antonio: More Details Revealed

Progressive metal legends WATCHTOWER will be playing in San Antonio, Texas for the second annual Robb's Metal Works showcase on May 1 at Sam's Burger Joint. Also appearing on the bill will be BEYOND BLACK, POWDERBURN, MIGISTRAL, DEADPOOL and THORNSPAWN. WATCHTOWER's lineup for the shows will consist of Jason McMaster (vocals), Doug Keyser (bass), Rick ...

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