DUKE Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

DUKE, the German band formed by ex-SCANNER singer Haridon Lee (a.k.a. Leszek Szpigiel). Have signed a deal with Massacre Records. The band — rounded out by Tobias Kersting (guitars), Stefan (bass) and "the first female power metal drummer" Anja Assmuth (sister of former ANGEL DUST pounder Dirk Assmuth) — will enter Mohrmann studio in Bochum, ...

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APARTMENT 26: New Song Available For Download

APARTMENT 26 — the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler — have posted a rough-mix version of a new song, titled "Strike", at this location. "Strike" comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore CD, "Music For The Massive", due late summer through Atlantic Records. The CD, which was ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Certified Platinum

AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over one million copies in the U.S. The supergroup, composed of former SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tim Commerford (bass), recently released their ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: 'Bipolar' Pushed Back To June

LIMP BIZKIT have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Bipolar", to June 17, a month later than its previously expected date of May 13 (itself a delay from an earlier April 1 due date). No reason was given for the delay. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2000's "Chocolate Starfish and the ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Negotiating With New Label

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, are still seeking a new label deal following their split with Cold Records last year. The band, who were recently joined by GODSIC frontman Peter Tuthill, held a meeting with an as-yet-undisclosed record label yesterday (March 24). "Hopefully everything will work out well," the band ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist Lines Up Session Gig

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien was hired for one show to play bass for a new solo artist named Brooks Buford, according to a posting on Marty's official web site. "We got into [New York City] on Sunday and rehearsed for a couple days," O'Brien wrote. "[Monday] afternoon [March 24] we played a private showcase ...

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AGRESIÓN To Support SEPULTURA In Holland

Venezuelan metallers AGRESIÓN (currently based in the Netherlands) will support SEPULTURA at Melkweg in Amsterdam on April 3. AGRESIÓN hit the stage at 9:00 p.m. AGRESIÓN's second full-length album, "Cultura 3", came out in June 2002 through 4Tune/Suburban Records. Upcoming AGRESIÓN tour dates: Apr. 03 – Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg (w/ SEPULTURA) Apr. 04 – ...

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