SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Begin Recording This Summer

SYSTEM OF A DOWN are finishing up pre-production for their next album and will begin recording in early summer, according to Billboard.com. The as-yet-untitled set is expected later this year through American/Columbia Records and will be the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity", which has sold nearly 3.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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GWAR, FU MANCHU Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

GWAR and FU MANCHU have both inked deals with DRT Entertainment, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green. GWAR's forthcoming follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" will mark the group's first release since leaving Metal Blade Records, who have issued all of the band's ...

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LOST HORIZON: Guitarist WOJTEK LISICKI Rejoins The Fold

Guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (a.k.a. Transcendental Protagonist) has rejoined Sweden's LOST HORIZON. This was confirmed by the band's promoter, M-Production, in a phone call to Sweden Rock magazine late Monday night (May 10). No further information was given, but according to the promoter, an official statement containing more details will be posted on the ...

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CYST: New Song Available For Download

South Florida thrashers CYST have posted a new song for download on their site, www.cystband.com. The track, entitled "Exposure", is set to appear on the band's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Concussion Symphony", tentatively due later this year through Hook n Mouth Records. Download the song here. In other news, CYST — ...

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DIO: New Album Title Revealed

DIO have set "Master of the Moon" as the title of their new album, according to www.gryphonmetal.ch. The follow-up to 2002's "Killing the Dragon" is currently being recorded at a Los Angeles studio for a tentative July release through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV in Europe. The U.S. tour is expected ...

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BLAZE: Summer Tour Dates Announced

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have announced the following summer appearances: Jun. 25 - Ballingen, GER - Bang Your Head Festival Jun. 26 - Ingolstadt, GER - Ohrakel * Jun. 27 - Berlin, GER - Knaack * Jun. 28 - Bochum, GER - Zeche * Jun. 29 - ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Narrate 'Legends Of Rock'

According to IronMaiden.com, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be narrating a series of four half-hour radio programs called "Legends of Rock" which will be broadcast on the BBC World Service. You can hear them on May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Find out how to receive ...

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FOZZY Singer: New Album Will Blow People Away

FOZZY frontman/WWE superstar Chris Jericho recently spoke to WWE.com about the recording process for the group's third album, "All That Remains", tentatively due this summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label (the group's last two offerings came out through Megaforce Records). According to Jericho, the last few weeks have been particularly hectic, with the singer flying from ...

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