MAROON Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

East Germany's vegan straight-edge quintet MAROON has inked a deal with Century Media Records. MAROON have a reputation as one of Europe's busiest and energetic live bands, thanks to the numerous shows they played during the past six years of their existence (and more than 60 just between June and December this year!). For 2004's ...

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Metal Fans Invited To ANTHRAX Video Shoot in New York

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of being one of the few truly fan-friendly heavy metal bands in the world, ANTHRAX has offered an open invitation to headbangers around the country to participate in the filming of their latest video, an updated version of the classic cut "Deathrider", taken from the forthcoming release "The Greater ...

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LINKIN PARK Win RADIO MUSIC Awards

LINKIN PARK grabbed the "Alternative Rock Song of the Year" (for "Numb") and "Rock Artist of the Year" at the 2004 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip Monday night (Oct. 25). As previously reported, a CD/DVD package titled "Collision Course" featuring a mash-up collaboration between LINKIN PARK and rapper ...

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Veteran BBC Broadcaster JOHN PEEL Dies At Age 65

Veteran BBC broadcaster John Peel has died at the age of 65, while on holiday in Peru, according to BBC News. Peel, whose radio career spanned 40 years, was on a working holiday in the city of Cuzco with his wife Sheila when he suffered a heart attack. He was BBC Radio 1's longest-serving DJ ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Speaks Out: 'My Health Is Great'

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has rejected online reports that his declining health has contributed to his recent dismissal from the group's touring lineup. Writing to the guestbook of his official web site, Menza said, "Thanks to everyone for your support and concearn. My HEALTH IS GREAT! At this time I will just state that ...

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WHITESNAKE Perform In Belfast: Photos Posted Online

Several pictures from WHITESNAKE's headlining performance in Belfast, Ireland Monday night (Oct. 25) have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. WHITESNAKE are in ...

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DYING FETUS Announce Session Drummer

DYING FETUS have announced the addition of session drummer John Longstreth (ORIGIN, SKINLESS, EXHUMED) to the group's ranks. Longstreth will be filling in for regular drummer Erik Sayenga, who "is unable to join us" on the road with GWAR, the band write on their web site. "We will certainly miss having Erik with us these ...

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MY FATE To Begin Recording Second Album

Finnish metallers MY FATE will enter the studio on November 8 to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in Finland sometime next spring. A worldwide release will follow a short time later. "Needless to say, the new songs are fucking great!" the band write on their web site. "The album will be massive-sounding, diverse, ...

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SCORNGRAIN Release Debut Album

Finnish "acid thrash" metallers SCORNGRAIN have just released their debut album, "Cyberwarmachine", via Dynamic Arts Records. "Cyberwarmachine" was recorded and mixed at MediaWorks Studios in Joensuu, Finland and was mastered at Finnvox Studios. "Cyberwarmachine" track listing: 01. 24-7 Hell 02. Blank 03. Cyberwarmachine 04. Flesh Means Pain 05. Killing Breed 06. 4-D Religion 07. New ...

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