ANTHRAX Set Release Date For 'Metallum Maximum Aeturnum'

ANTHRAX singer John Bush has been in the studio finishing up the vocals for the group's upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup, dubbed "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum". According to guitarist Scott Ian, the band may change the title of the collection to "Old School, New School, Our School: Metallum ...

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CANS: New Touring Lineup Revealed

More details have been revealed about the touring lineup for CANS, the solo project of HAMMERFALL singer Joacim Cans. Joining Cans in the group's current incarnation are drummer Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD), guitarist Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), keyboardist Danielle Soravia, guitarist Danny Gill and bassist Fredrik Larsson. Upcoming CANS tour dates: Aug. 09 - Bananpiren ...

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German Death Metallers SPAWN Sign With MORBID RECORDS

German death metal band SPAWN have signed with Morbid Records. The group's new album, "Human Toxin", was recorded at DailyheroRecordings Studios and mastered at Mega Wimp Sound (DISINTER, DYING FETUS, HAEMORRHAGE). A December 2004 release is expected. The group had previously toured Europe with KRISIUN and CRYPTOPSY, among others. For more information, visit

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MARILYN MANSON To Appear In 'Area 51' Videogame

MARILYN MANSON will appear in the soon-to-be-released Area 51 videogame by Midway Games Inc. Area 51 is one of the last of Midway's arcade franchises (from back in the day) to be given a makeover for present-day consoles. Manson will appear in the form of an alien that the team calls "Edgar". He becomes responsible ...

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SILENT FORCE: New Song Sample Posted Online

An MP3 sample of a brand-new SILENT FORCE track, entitled "Ride the Storm", has been posted online at this location. "Ride the Storm" comes off the group's third album, "Worlds Apart", due September 20 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator" was produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69) at House ...

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LIVING LOUD In Talks To tour U.S.

According to the DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star, LIVING LOUD — the new "supergroup" consisting of Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP) on bass, Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, KANSAS, DIXIE DREGS) on guitar, Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) on keyboards, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) on drums and Jimmy ...

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COLD Sign With ATLANTIC RECORDS

COLD have signed a new deal with Atlantic Records following their split with the Geffen label back in March. At the time, the group's frontman Scooter Ward blamed the split on "a disagreement on how to promote our band. They wouldn't do what we wanted, so we asked if they would let us go," he ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Confirms Split With Record Label

RockRage.com is reporting that MUSHROOMHEAD singer Jeffrey Nothing has confirmed that the group have parted ways with their record label, Republic/Universal Records. Calling the split "for the best," Nothing stated, "We were informed from the person who signed us that we were being let out of our contract. They simply said they didn't know what ...

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