TORCH Sign With ROBOTIC EMPIRE RECORDS

TORCH, the South Florida-based band formed out of the ashes of FLOOR and TYRANNY OF SHAW, have signed a deal with Robotic Empire Records. The group, whose lineup includes Steve Brooks, the main songwriter, vocalist and guitarist from FLOOR and Rick Smith, the "ferocious" drummer of TYRANNY OF SHAW, are currently working on material for ...

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RAMMSTEIN: European Tour Dates Announced

RAMMSTEIN have announced the following European tour dates during November/December: Nov. 01 - Mannheim, GER - Maimarkthalle Nov. 02 - Antwerp, BEL - Sportpalais Nov. 04 - Rotterdam, NETH - Ahoy Nov. 09 - Lisbon, POR - Atlantico Nov. 10 - Madrid, SPA - Plaza De Toros De Vista Alegre Nov. 11 - Barcelona, SPA ...

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Australia's INFERNAL METHOD Split Up

Australian metal band INFERNAL METHOD have officially split up, according to PyroMusic.net. "It's pretty much been a long time coming, and probably doesn't come to much of a surprise to many," guitarist Peter Michael Peric said in a statement. "Due to ongoing straining of relations between us regarding musical direction, general management and ...

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FATES WARNING: 'FWX' Track Listing Revealed

Metal Blade Records has released the complete track listing for the upcoming FATES WARNING album, "FWX", due on October 5. The follow-up to 2000's "Disconnected" was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut. Commented singer Ray Alder: "We went into this record being as creative as possible, and we worked really hard. We were ...

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Former BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Members Join Forces In VIOLENT STORM

VIOLENT STORM is the name of a new band founded by world-renowned bassist Mick Cervino (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT). Described as "a sonic barrage of stunning vocals, ripping guitars, relentless bass, and pounding drums, anchored around solid songwriting you won't soon forget," VIOLENT STORM's current lineup is completed by vocalist Yves Seguin (ex-LAST CALL, DRAGON ...

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MACHINE HEAD Comment On 'Burn My Eyes' Anniversary Show

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have commented on their upcoming 10th anniversary of their highly acclaimed debut offering, "Burn My Eyes". The band will celebrate the occasion by treating their fans to a special, one-night-only performance of the album in its entirety on August 8 at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia. ...

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BALLISTIC: In Writing Mode

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, we're in writing mode big time, got a song called 'Sonic Massacre' that will hit harder and faster than Blaze Bailey's well deserved black eye. The children are turning out heavier and darker than the last ...

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BUTTONHOOK Postpone West Coast Tour

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have postponed their previously announced West Coast tour "due to circumstances beyond their control," according to a statement from the group. "The band will return to Atlanta on July 28, 2004. Vocalist Roman Carson will be seeking the ...

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