NEGATIVE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Finnish hard/glam rockers NEGATIVE have inked a multi-album, worldwide deal with Roadrunner Records. The first release under the agreement (which excludes Scandinavia, Italy, Russia and Japan) will be the group's sophomore album, "Sweet & Deceitful", which topped the Finnish album chart upon its release a month ago. The follow-up to 2003's gold-certified (and approaching platinum) ...

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BESEECH To Begin Recording New Album

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH will enter StudioMega in Bollebygd, Sweden at the end of the month to record four new songs for their upcoming fifth album, tentatively due next year. The rest of the songs for the CD (around eight more) will be recorded at different times during the next six-month period. BESEECH, who recently ...

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RUSH: Baroque Tribute Album Out Now

Vitamin Records has just released "A Baroque Tribute to Rush", an album that promises to "revive the strength and unity that was produced in some of the legendary Canadian band's best work such as 'Madrigal' and 'Time Stands Still'," according to a posting on the label's web site. The complete track listing for the effort ...

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MARDUK Set European Release Date For 'Plague Angel'

Regain Records has set a November 22 European release date for the new album from Swedish black metallers MARDUK, entitled"Plague Angel". The CD, which was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson, will be the band's first release with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of FUNERAL MIST and TRIUMPHATOR under ...

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RECLUSION: New Song Available For Download

Swedish death/thrash outfit RECLUSION are scheduled to release their second album, "Inventory of the Morgue", later this year through France's Listenable Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Shell of Pain" was recorded at Los Angered Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden with producers Rune Foss, Andy La Rocque and Risza. The complete track listing for the album is ...

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OSBOURNES Host Charity Dinner

Reuters is reporting that Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne opened the doors Thursday night (Oct. 7) to the home made famous by the cameras of MTV to host "An Evening at Home With the Osbournes", a charity dinner featuring Elton John to benefit both the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation ...

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EVIDENCE ONE Film New Video

Germany's EVIDENCE ONE filmed a video for their track "Virus In My Veins" on Thursday, October 7. "Virus In My Veins" comes off the group's their second album, "Tattooed Heart", due on November 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Criticize the Truth" (AOR Heaven/Point Music) will include a bonus cut, "Wall of ...

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BEHEMOTH To Embark On Polish Tour In March

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH will be embarking on a headlining tour of their home country in March 2005. Support on the trek will come from FRONTSIDE and PANDEMONIUM. BEHEMOTH's new CD, "Demigod", is scheduled for release on October 25 via Regain Records in Europe, Mystic Records in Poland, Raven Music in Israel and Irond in ...

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