CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Promotes Key Sales Staff

Century Media Records has promoted current Vice President of Sales & Distribution, Brian Sharp, to the newly created Vice President of Internal Operations position, while current Manager of Sales & Distribution, Andrew "Hoz" Hosner, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales & Product Development. Enjoying a 55% sales increase in 2004, Century Media Records ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Release Two New Albums In 2005

MTV.com is reporting that SYSTEM OF A DOWN will release two new albums in 2005. "Hypnotize" and "Mesmerize" are scheduled to hit record stores six months apart, with "Hypnotize" dropping late in the first quarter of 2005 and "Mesmerize" due in late summer or early fall. Frontman Serj Tankian explained that the decision to release ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Record New Album This Winter

GRAND MAGUS, the Swedish band which features in its ranks current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, are planning on entering the studio in December/January to record the follow-up to last year's "Monument", tentatively due next spring via Rise Above Records. Produced by the band and Oneman at a small studio in Stockholm, "Monument" was issued ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 2005 Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 20 - Pops - St. Louis, MO Jan. 21 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO Jan. 23 - Barrymoore Theater – Madison, WI Jan. 25 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI Jan. 26 - Emerald Theater – Detroit, MI Jan. 27 - House of ...

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Former DEAD TO FALL Drummer Seeks Members For New Band

Former DEAD TO FALL drummer Dan Craig is in the process of forming a new band in Tampa, FL and is seeking a bassist and vocalist to compete the group's lineup. All applicants must be dedicated, have professinal gear, and be willing to travel. The as-yet-unnamed band, which formed earler this month, also features Shawn ...

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SUNRIDE Finish Recording New Album

Finland's SUNRIDE have finished recording their third album at Seawolf Studios (AMORPHIS, THE CURE, HANOI ROCKS) in Helsinki, Finland. "There's going to be nine songs on the record and we also recorded two covers," reads a posting on the band's web site. "The unmixed record sounds amazing and we are extremely happy with how everything's ...

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IMPERIUM: 'Forgotten' Black Metal Jewel To Receive Vinyl Release

Lyderhorn Records will soon be releasing a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP from IMPERIUM, the Norwegian black metal band that consisted of members of GEHENNA, DISMAL EUPHONY, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and EMPEROR. The EP was reportedly recorded in 1996 and hasn't been available until now. Described as "fast, raw, and epic with a sound not unlike ...

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