TURBONEGRO Ink Deal With BURNING HEART RECORDS

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have inked a deal with Sweden's Burning Heart Records. Before their split in 1998, TURBONEGRO released numerous influential records and are considered by many to be the founders of "Scandinavian Rock". The band reformed in the summer of 2002 and made several festival appearances in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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CANDLEMASS To Film Scandinavian Gigs For DVD, Possible Live Album

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will be filming all the gigs on their upcoming Scandinavian tour for a DVD that is being put together featuring footage spanning the group's entire career, including the 1990 Stockholm show that was turned ...

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DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Germany's THE MOSH CLUB OPEN AIR Festival

German thrashers DESTRUCTION will perform at The Mosh Club Open Air — a free-entry charity event against racism — in Kolmberg, Germany on August 24th. Other acts set to appear at the event include BLOOD RED ANGEL, BANGGANG, and ENCYCLIA. In other news, DESTRUCTION have once again slammed the promoter of the Italian Agglutination Metal ...

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