Swedish Heavy Metal Band VIPERINE Sign With METAL RULES RECORDS

Metal Rules Records has signed the Swedish heavy metal band VIPERINE to an international deal. Founded in 2002, VIPERINE features ex-members of Lion Music recording artists WINTERLONG. The VIPERINE line-up consists of Hussni Mörsare (vocals), Payre Kankanranta (guitar), Erik Tornberg (bass), and Matt Buffalo (drums). Their debut CD of classic, bone-crushing, heavy power metal is ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Develop Animated Feature Based On 'El Superbeasto' Comic

Rob Zombie has teamed up with DPS Film Roman, an IDT Entertainment Company, to produce an animated feature based on his Spookshow International comic book "El Superbeasto". Anchor Bay Entertainment, also an IDT Entertainment company, will handle domestic video distribution. IDT Entertainment Sales will be responsible for international distribution. Zombie will serve as executive producer ...

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RUSH: Early ATLANTIC Albums To Be Reissued

Billboard.com is reporting that RUSH's first four albums for Atlantic Records have been remastered and will be re-released August 24 by the label. The titles include 1989's "Presto", 1991's "Roll the Bones", 1993's "Counterparts" and 1996's "Test for Echo", which have collectively sold more than 2.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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SUFFOCATION To Co-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION will co-host this weekend's edition of "Headbangers Ball". "Headbangers Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2. SUFFOCATIONs new video, for the song "Surgery of Impalement", was filmed at Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary and features the band performing in various locations in and around the prison's locale. "Surgery ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Singer Launches Web Site

Former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske has launched a web site featuring some of his writing along with information about musicians and philosophers who influenced his art and way of thinking. In addition there also will be a page with CD/DVD recommendations from Kiske. An English version of the web site is currently under ...

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DREAM EVIL, CHINCHILLA To Support SAXON In Europe

Sweden's DREAM EVIL and Germany's CHINCHILLA have been confirmed to support long-running British heavy metal legends SAXON on their upcoming European tour. DREAM EVIL will occupy one of the support slots between September 22 and October 21 while CHINCHILLA will appear on the entire trek. The dates are as follows: Sep. 22 - Kiel Halle ...

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