SUCH A SURGE Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Germany's leading crossover act SUCH A SURGE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. "We have the impression that Nuclear Blast understands our philosophy best and we feel like joining a great family," the band said in a statement. "And as we all know — you feel the most comfortable at home. As our ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Helsinki Show Sells Out In 30 Minutes

RAMMSTEIN's upcoming performance in Helsinki, Finland, scheduled for November 24 at the Hartwall Arena, sold out in approximately 30 minutes after tickets went on sale Tuesday morning (August 17). 12,000 tickets were sold to the concert, which will mark the group's first headlining performance in the city in support of their upcoming CD, "Reise Reise". ...

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Finnish Metal Bands To Team Up For 'Dead Achilles Tour'

OMNIUM GATHERUM, AMORAL, ELENIUM, MANITOU and KIUAS — all of whom were previously signed to the U.K.'s Rage of Achilles label — will be teaming up for a three-date Finnish tour, dubbed "Dead Achilles Tour", in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 13 Nosturi – Helsinki, FIN Nov. 19 – Klubi - Turku, FIN ...

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VANDEN PLAS Added To Germany's ROCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have been added to the billing for this weekend's Rock Open Air Festival in Saarwillingen, Germany. The band, who replaced the event's original headliners BLACKMAIL, will take the stage on Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 p.m. Other acts scheduled to appear at the festival include ALEV, MASSIVE PUNCH, HIGHFLY, BASTARD, ...

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RAMONES Anniversary Party To Feature Star-Studded Lineup

PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS members Flea and John Frusciante, HENRY ROLLINS and RANCID's Tim Armstrong are among the artists slated to perform as part of the RAMONES' 30th anniversary party September 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, CA, according to Billboard.com. Also scheduled to appear are RAMONES' Marky and Johnny ...

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BLOODBATH: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new BLOODBATH track, entitled "Outnumbering the Day", has been posted online at the group's official web site. "Outnumbering the Day" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Nightmares Made Flesh", due on September 27 through Century Media Records. BLOODBATH is the Swedish death metal supergroup featuring Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, BEWITCHED), ...

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USURPER: Studio Report

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have commenced the recording sessions for their fifth full-length album, "Cryptobeast", at Raw Trax studios in Chicago. "The vibe of the place is very comfortable, and the equipment is top notch," guitarist Rick S. Scythe writes on the groups web site. "We are having a great time, and [producer] Neil [Kernon] ...

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