THE HAUNTED Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Century Media Records. The band has already completed work on their highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled, fourth album which will be released this fall. Commented guitarist Anders Björler: "We are happy to have chosen Century Media for the next couple of albums. Century Media is a ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD: 'Let's Rock!'

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has told Launch Radio Networks he's going to have to take a trip through the group's old records to get ideas for a set list for the band's upcoming appearance at this year's Ozzfest. “I mean, it's not new for me to listen back to the old stuff, because I ...

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EXODUS' Tour Bus Catches Fire!

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Well, as some of you might of already heard yes our bus caught on fire somewhere between Rome and Bergamo Italy. I awoke to our driver shouting, 'Everybody off the bus, the bus is on fire!' and I ran like a ...

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METALLICA: 'Rock In Rio' TV Broadcasting Rights Secured

METALLICA's performance at this year's Rock In Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4 will be included in a broadcast to more than 45 countries via several television channels. The interest demonstrated by the viewers in what concerns Rock in Rio-Lisboa led these channels' responsible teams to assure that the best moments of the ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Helsinki Vampires' DVD To Receive European Release

Finland's goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will distribute their 2003 DVD "Helsinki Vampires" Europe-wide through Nuclear Blast starting on July 12. The DVD was previously only available in Finland and contains a complete live concert of the band at Helsinki's famous Tavastia club (filmed in November 2002), eight video clips, interviews with the band, backstage footage ...

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RUSH Guitarist Talks About 30th Anniversary Tour, Upcoming EP

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson has spoken to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the group's 30th anniversary tour and upcoming covers EP "Feedback". "This being the anniversary and everything, we thought we'd get back out and do something special with this," Lifeson, 50, said of the current trek. "I mean, we have every intention of going ...

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LAKE OF TEARS: New Album Samples Posted Online

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have uploaded two MP3 clips from their upcoming album, "Black Brick Road", at their official web site. The tracks available for download are "The Greymen" (mp3) and "Making Evenings" (mp3). The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", "Black Brick Road" will feature cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who ...

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AEROSMITH Won't Rock With BOSTON POPS After All

According to The Boston Globe, the organizers of the annual Fourth of July extravaganza confirmed Thursday (June 3) AEROSMITH will not be joining the Boston Pops orchestra for their annual Independence Day concert after all. "The Pops and AEROSMITH have been unable to resolve logistical issues in the period between [the band's] North American tour ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED Announce New Keyboardist

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have announced the addition of keyboardist Pete to the group's ranks. "[Pete] was actually a stand-in when Mike left five years ago," the band write on their web site. "He had other commitments at the time so he couldn't continue." HECATE ENTHRONED are continuing their search for a new vocalist ...

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