SPEEDEALER Announce U.S. Tour

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will embark on a three-week tour of the U.S. during June/July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Sin 13 Jun. 27 – Austin, TX @ 710 Jun. 28 – Dallas, TX @ ...

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STATUS QUO 'Forced' Into Re-Recording Old Classics

STATUS QUO were reportedly forced by their record label to re-record their old classics and lay down several covers as part of a "new" album collection dubbed "Rocking All Over The Riffs". "It is something we got talked into," lead singer Francis Rossi told Undercover News. "If it means they'll let us make real albums ...

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MTV's 'mtvICON' METALLICA Special: More Spoken Tributes Announced

According to MTV.com, the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA will feature spoken tributes from members of AEROSMITH, STAIND, LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, as well as from Lisa Marie Presley, Lara Flynn Boyle, Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Sean Penn and Jim Breuer. KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SUM 41 and AVRIL LAVIGNE will perform musical tributes ...

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OMEN Sign Record Deals For Europe, North America

Classic U.S. metallers OMEN have signed recording agreements for the European and North American territories with Mausoleum Records and Crash Music Inc., respectively. The group's recently completed new album, titled "Eternal Black Dawn", is expected in the fall. As previously reported, the follow-up to "Reopening The Gates" sees a triumphant return to the classic OMEN ...

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WORLD BELOW: Debut Album Delayed

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren, CARNAL FORGE/ex-IN THY DREAMS drummer Stefan Westerberg, and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have been forced to delay the release date of their debut album, "Sacrifices To The Moon", as a result of their label, Crestfallen Records, changing their name. No further information is ...

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IRONFIRE Part Ways With Guitarist

Danish metallers IRONFIRE have parted ways with guitarist Søren Jensen and have replaced him with an as-yet-undisclosed new axeman. "Søren decided to quit the band, as he didn't feel it was moving at the pace he had hoped," the group said in an official statement. IRONFIRE have spent the past few weeks at Nifilheim Studios ...

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HATE PLOW, REQUIEM To Support MESSIAH In Switzerland

Florida death metallers HATE PLOW and Switzerland's REQUIEM have been confirmed as the support acts for legendary Swiss thrash pioneers MESSIAH at their special reunion gig at the Volkshaus in Zürich, Switzerland on June 13. MESSIAH, who have no plans to record a new album or embark on a full-fledged tour, will also perform at ...

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ZYKLON Finalize Track Listing For 'Aeon'

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore full-length effort, "Aeon", due in September through Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2001's "World Ov Worms", which was recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio and mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström, will ...

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