ION VEIN Sign With NOW AND THEN RECORDS

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN have signed a two-album deal with the U.K.'s Now and Then Records. The group's "Reigning Memories" CD is scheduled for release in Europe and the Far East in late August/early September. "We couldn't be more excited!" the band write in a statement. "Label president Mark Ashton has been a big ...

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LEASH LAW Launch Drummer Search

LEASH LAW guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) has issued the following update: "As most of you already know our drummer Mr. Richard Christy has taken the place of Stuttering John of 'The Howard Stern Show'. All of us in LEASH LAW and TIWANAKU are very happy for him as he is living his dreams! We ...

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JAG PANZER: Two New Songs Available For Download

Two tracks from the forthcoming JAG PANZER album, "Casting the Stones", have been posted online at the group's official web site. The songs available for download are "Battered & Bruised" (mp3) and "Legion Immortal" (mp3). As previously reported, "Casting the Stones" is scheduled for release in October through Century Media Records. ...

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MURDERDOLLS Frontman Reassembles Solo Band, Announces Tour Dates

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has abandoned plans to utilize Floridian "grave rockers" DEATH BECOMES YOU as his backing band during his upcoming U.S. and European solo tour dates. "The reasoning why they will not be joining me is not anything bad nor personal," Wednesday writes on his web site. "I never said that DEATH BECOMES ...

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GOATSNAKE: New EP Due In August

GOATSNAKE will be issuing an EP of new material in August through Southern Lord Records. Titled "Trampled Under Hoof", the CD and LP/vinyl will contain three brand-new songs with Scott Reeder (KYUSS, THE OBSESSED) on bass and two rare cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by SAINT VITUS and BLACK OAK ARKANSAS. Southern ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Part Ways With Guitarist COSTAS

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Costas due to "personal reasons." A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. Costas' final appearance with ROTTING CHRIST will take place on July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil as part of the Masters Open Air Festival. Other groups set to perform at ...

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TRANSMISSION0 To Release Debut Album In August

Netherland-based aggressive metal/hardcore band TRANSMISSION0 will release their debut album, "0" (Zero), on August 24 through Go Kart Records. "0" was completely created (recorded/mixed) at the band's own Behind Green Door Studios in Tilburg, The Netherlands with guitarist Mischa van Rodijnen serving as both album producer and mixer. "At first it didn't look as if ...

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