CYNICON Sign With SPIKEFARM

Norwegian metal band CYNICON have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records subsidiary Spikefarm. Playing a musical style described as "a combination of progressive black metal and some old heavy metal influences," the band are heading to the studio in the spring to record their new album. A late summer release is expected. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: 'HAMMERFALL Can Suck My Cock'

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has slammed fellow Swedes HAMMERFALL for "acting like rock stars" and "completely ripping off" bands like HELLOWEEN, IRON MAIDEN and KING DIAMOND in order to attain their current level of success. Speaking to Metal Rules, Dee stated, "Look at a band like HAMMERFALL and shit. They're going through the roof. When ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE: 'Revolution' Details Unveiled

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE will issue a new EP, "Revolution", next month on limited edition vinyl and CD digipack. The track listing will be as follows: Limited Edition 10" Etched Vinyl 01. Revolution 02. We Bounce 03. Holy Man (live) CD Digipack EP 01. Revolution (edit) 02. Into Our Own 03. Rise & Shine (live) ...

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CROOKED: Debut Album Delayed

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED (formerly NMSO4) have delayed the release of their recently-completed debut album "due to manufacturing problems." The CD, which was set to be released at the end of November, was produced by ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. CROOKED are scheduled to support ...

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ANKLA: New Drummer Needed

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring PUYA guitarist Ramon Ortiz, Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, and L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, are on the lookout for a new drummer. Interested parties can contact the band at [email protected] ...

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DESTRUCTION, KREATOR To Play Russia

DESTRUCTION and KREATOR will perform at a thrash metal festival in Moscow, Russia on Mar. 29, 2003. In other news, a live DESTRUCTION album, "Live Devastation", will be released via King Records in Japan ahead of the group's appearances there in May. A worldwide release is expected in the fall. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Cancels Personal Appearances

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has cancelled all clinic and autograph sessions, originally scheduled to take place this week, due to medical reasons. "I regretfully have to cancel my clinic and autograph sessions this week," Portnoy wrote on the band's official web site. "I am bed-ridden with a bad case of bronchitis and potential pneumonia ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For NO MERCY 2003 European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will participate in the upcoming No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003 European tour, according to the official web site of Metallysee Booking Agency. Also scheduled to appear on the trek are TESTAMENT, MARDUK, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, PRO-PAIN, MALEVOLENT CREATION, DARKANE, and CALLENISH CIRCLE. Confirmed dates ...

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