AGENT STEEL Sign With Italy's SCARLET RECORDS

AGENT STEEL have signed a European record deal with Italy's Scarlet Records for the release of their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". A May/June release is expected. "We are halfway through the mixdown sessions," said guitarist Juan Garcia in an official statement. "Bernie Versailles is handling the engineering and co-production duties and our goal ...

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PAIN Postpone Plans For 'Covers' CD, Begin Work On New Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have postponed plans to record a full-length album of covers and are instead working on a new CD of original material, due in the spring/summer through Stockholm Records. Tägtgren, a notoriously prolific songwriter, made the decision to delay the recording of ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On LIONEL RICHIE/TRINA Collaboration

ROB ZOMBIE recently commented on his collaboration with Lionel Richie and female rapper Trina on "Brickhouse 2003", a version of the '70s pop and R&B hit. The Zombified track will appear as part of the soundtrack for ZOMBIE's movie "House Of 1000 Corpses", which hits stores March 18. The soundtrack will also feature five new ...

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THE CULT, FUEL Members To Join CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MOBY and FUEL's Bret Scallions will be among the guest stars performing with CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ROB ZOMBIE Get Certified

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Steal This Album" has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. "Steal This Album" was released on Nov. 26 through American/Columbia Records. Meanwhile, ROB ZOMBIE's "The Sinister Urge" has been certified platinum for sales in excess of ...

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KRISIUN To Begin Recording New CD

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will begin recording their new album on Feb. 21 at BeBop Studios in Sao Paulo, Brazil with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, VOIVOD, ANVIL). The follow-up to "Ageless Venomous" is tentatively scheduled for a late spring/early summer release through Century Media Records. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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