KING DIAMOND Shoots Down 'Poor Health' Rumors

KING DIAMOND singer and namesake has issued a statement via the group's official web site refuting rumors that his "poor health" was the reason the band's European tour has been postponed until next year. Commented King: "The ONLY reason for postponement of the Euro tour is that my immigration/naturalization process with the U.S. government is ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Defend LIVE AID DVD Move

Scotsman.com is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN's former members have defended a decision to pull out of the Live Aid DVD which is being released by Sir Bob Geldof to raise money for Sudan. The remaining members of the rock group have refused to allow what they called their "sub-standard" 1985 performance to be included in ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM: New Album To Be Mixed By DAN SWANÖ

Chicago doomsters NOVEMBERS DOOM will be utilizing the services of multi-talented Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (BLOODBATH, EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE) for the final mix of their fifth full-length album, "The Pale Haunt Departure". "Dan Swanö needs no introduction, but for those living under a rock for the past decade, Dan has been involved with some ...

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POWER QUEST Part Ways With NOW AND THEN RECORDS

U.K. melodic power metal band POWER QUEST have amicably terminated their multi-album recording deal with Now and Then Records. "There are still a couple of 'loose ends' to be sorted out before we can elaborate further but in the meantime the band are shopping for a new label," the group write in a statement. POWER ...

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Sweden's THE SHATTERING Sign With RETRIBUTE RECORDS

THE SHATTERING, the Swedish death/grind band formerly known as DISSECTUM, have signed a deal with Retribute Records. Formed in 2002 under their previous moniker, THE SHATTERING soon gained interest on the back of their "Pale With Terror" demo, which was followed by a two-track promo CD recorded at the end of 2003. The band will ...

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Norwegian Black Metallers GRIMNORTH Sign With MESTER PRODUCTIONS

Norwegian viking black metal band GRIMNORTH, featuring ex-TAAKE bassist Sindre Hillesdal, have signed a three-album deal with Mester Productions (TSJUDER, DIABOLICUM, DUST, CHAOS FEEDS LIFE). The group's first release through the label, "I Nivlhelvs Djup", is tentatively due in November. GRIMNORTH released two demos prior to signing with Mester: 2001's "...From The Calls" and 2002's ...

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Greece's KINETIC Record Death Metal Version Of FIREHOUSE's 'Helpless'

Greece's KINETIC have recorded a death metal version of the FIREHOUSE track "Helpless" for an upcoming FIREHOUSE tribute album, "Firehouse - All They Wrote", tentatively due in the fall through SleaszyRider Records. In other news, KINETIC's "The Chains That Bind Us" full-length CD will be released in October through SleaszyRider. "We're [in] the [mixing stage] ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC, THE MORE IS SEE To Play London Showcase

Recent SPV Records signees DRY KILL LOGIC and THE MORE I SEE will be playing a showcase, open to the public, at The Underworld in London on August 19. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are 6.50£ in advance and 8.00£ at the door. DRY KILL LOGIC will be presenting material from their upcoming album ...

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