BLACK ABYSS Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

German power metal band BLACK ABYSS have signed a deal with Massacre Records. The label will release the group's second album, "Angels Wear Black", later in the year. "Angels Wear Black" is the follow-up to BLACK ABYSS' successful debut, "Land of Darkness", which was released via B.O. Records. "Angels Wear Black" was produced by Dieter ...

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MANITOU: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, have released MP3 samples from their forthcoming debut album, "The Mad Moon Rising", on their official web site. The CD was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki and is scheduled for release on June ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Headline Orlando Charity Gig

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will be headlining the 4th annual 98.9 WMMO Rock Forever Golf Classic and Concert in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, June 12. Among those joining him will be Lita Ford, Alex Ligertwood (SANTANA), Kevin DuBrow (QUIET RIOT) and Doug Fieger (THE KNACK). The show, which is sponsored by SunTrust ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST: We Rocked PEPSI SMASH

LIMP BIZKIT taped their appearance for the WB's prime-time live music series, Pepsi Smash, Tuesday night (May 11) at a Hollywood studio. Commented LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst in an online posting, "We rocked CBS last night on Pepsi Smash. It airs May 27. It felt like it was gonna be so cheesy, as soon ...

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NIKKI SIXX: I've Never Been A Big Fan Of The Word 'Metal'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) spoke to the Cleveland Scene about the influence his previous band has had on a generation of metal/hard rock artists, including KORN's Jonathan Davis and SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. "I've never been a big fan of the word 'metal,'" Sixx said. "I like 'rock and roll.' I don't ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Part Ways With Guitarist

ROCK CITY MORGUE, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The end of last month brought the MORGUE's record release party, which was a huge ...

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