IMPERANON Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Finland's IMPERANON have signed a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group, whose members range in age from 17 to 24, are described in an official press release as "the future metal band from Finland! Fans [of] CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH and SONATA ARCTICA will very soon add [IMPERANON] to their list of favorite ...

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AC/DC Sell Out London Gig In Four Minutes

AC/DC sold more than 4,000 tickets for a one-off U.K. show in just four minutes, according to Sky News. The band are playing their smallest British gig for 17 years with a show at London's Carling Apollo in Hammersmith on October 21. The show — for which all the theatre's seats will be removed — ...

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Review: 'LED ZEPPELIN' Rock Akron Crowd

Malcolm X Abram of the Cleveland Beacon Journal reports that "the Akron Symphony Orchestra collectively loosened its tie Sunday night with 'The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony' (see previous story) and was rewarded with rock-star treatment from an enthusiastic audience. "For two-plus hours, E.J. Thomas Hall was transformed into a rock ...

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STEVE VAI To Release 2-DVD Set In November

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai will issue a two-DVD set, entitled "Live at the Astoria London", on November 18 through Favored Nations. "Live at the Astoria London" is Vai's first-ever live performance DVD, and it clocks in at more than 2 1/2 hours. It was filmed at the Astoria in London, England, on December 6 and ...

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JIMI HENDRIX to Be Immortalized by MCFARLANE TOYS

Experience Hendrix L.L.C., the family company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Jimi Hendrix legacy has joined forces with McFarlane Toys to create a collectible figure of Jimi Hendrix. Working to keep the spirit of Jimi alive through music, education and community involvement, Experience Hendrix sees this venture as an opportunity to create ...

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SCARVE: New Album To Be Released In Limited-Edition Digipak

France's SCARVE will release their third album, "Irradiant", in a special, limited-edition digipak version, featuring loads of bonus stuff, including the video for "Emulate The Soul". The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features ...

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ACHERON Revamp Web Site, Sign Merchandising Deal

American black/death metal legends ACHERON have revamped their web site, which they have dubbed "Ad Maiorem Satanae Gloriam". This site focuses on the band from their reformation in 2000 until now and features updated news, information, photos, and all kinds of other "diabolical delights." Also included is a new Message Board and Chat ...

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