MANTICORA Sign New Record Deal

Danish power metal merchants MANTICORA have signed a deal with Germany's Massacre Records for the European, Canadian and Australian territories. A U.S. deal with Nightmare Records has also been secured. The group's fourth album, "8 Deadly Sins", has already been completed and is scheduled for release later in the year. The follow-up to 2002's "Hyperion" ...

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FIRESWITCH To Support TRASH LIGHT VISION At U.K. Date

Birmingham, England-based four-piece FIRESWITCH have been confirmed as support for TRASH LIGHT VISION (featuring guitarist Acey Slade) on July 8 at Jailhouse in Coventry, U.K. FIRESWITCH, who recently added drummer Tim Gascoigne to their ranks, "stand alone boldly between genres," the band write on their web site. "Lethal injections of bass and guitar-led metal drive ...

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SLIPKNOT Signing Session In Paris: Photos Available

SLIPKNOT made an in-store appearance at the Virgin Megastore in Paris, France on Wednesday (June 23). Check out pictures from Wire Image. SLIPKNOT's latest album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", has sold 436,990 copies in the U.S. since its May 25 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" is the ...

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Report: KORN Singer Sued Over Crime Museum

Reuters reports: KORN singer Jonathan Davis has been sued by a former business associate for breach of contract after announcing plans for a museum of American serial killers to be promoted by a show featuring bikini-clad women. Arthur Rosenblatt, a collector of criminal artefacts, sued Davis, a former mortuary science student, and his associates, for ...

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SOIL Recording Acoustic Tracks With DAMAGEPLAN's VINNIE PAUL

SOIL are currently at Chasin Jason studio (owned by Dimebag Darrell of DAMAGEPLAN) in Dallas, Texas recording a few acoustic tracks with producer Vinnie Paul (DAMAGEPLAN) during two days off from the SHINEDOWN/SOIL tour. Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, MERCYFUL FATE, DAMAGEPLAN) is engineering the sessions. More details will be made available soon. ...

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