BELEF Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

French black metallers BELEF have signed a deal with Candlelight Records. The group's full-length debut, "Infection Purification", was recorded at Praxis Studio in Cagnes sur Mer (BLOODTHORN, AGRESSOR, IMPERIAL SODOMY, DEVILIUM) and is scheduled for release before the end of the year. BELEF's debut EP, "Deathwind Legion", was released in 1999 on the now-defunct Criminal ...

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UFO: First U.S. Dates Released

UFO have lined up the following U.S. dates during April/May: Apr. 29 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre (w/ BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) Apr. 30 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill May 01 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino (w/ BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) May 02 - Sayreville, NJ - ...

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FLOWING TEARS: More Tour Dates Announced

German goth metallers FLOWING TEARS have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 08 - Zeche Carl – Essen, GER* Mar. 09 – Markthalle - Hamburg, GER* Mar. 10 – Passionskirche - Berlin, GER* Mar. 11 – Gewerkschaftshaus - Erfurt, GER* Apr. 10 – Endstation – Winterthur, SWI Apr. 11 - Rock ...

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G.S.O. To Support BRUCE KULICK In Scandinavia

Swedish rockers G.S.O. will support former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and his band on a tour through Scandinavia in April. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. G.S.O.'s new album, "How To Get Ahead In Life", is due on March 24 through GMR Music. More information on the group can be obtained via their ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Am Not Looking For A New Record Label'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a statement refuting reports that he is currently looking for a new record label. Bach's statement comes one day after BLABBERMOUTH.NET re-published an online posting from Trustkill Records owner Josh Grabelle in which Grabelle implied that Bach had semi-seriously inquired about signing with Trustkill during ...

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It's Official: JIMMY BAIN Exits DIO

DIO bassist Jimmy Bain has officially left the band, according to KNAC.com (originally reported here in January). No replacement has been named at the present time. Ronnie James Dio commented, "Jimmy has chosen to follow his own career path, and we wish him well." Ronnie, guitarist Craig Goldy and drummer Simon ...

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ARTCH Complete Work On DVD

Veteran Norwegian power metallers ARTCH have completed work on their long-awaited DVD, due on April 20. The two-disc set contains almost four hours of never-before-seen ARTCH material, including the following: * A full-production concert recently recorded in their hometown * The band's story from the early days until now, with interviews and a lot of ...

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Drummer PHIL VARONE Rejoins SKID ROW

Drummer Phil Varone has rejoined SKID ROW and is currently on the road with the group in North America before embarking on a European tour with the band in late March. Varone had previously left SKID ROW for "personal reasons" and was replaced in January by Orlando, Florida native Tim DiDuro. Since Varone rejoined the ...

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