CENTURY MEDIA Joins Forces With ALVERAN RECORDS

Century Media Records has joined forces with Alveran Records in a newly inked, exclusive contract for the production and distribution of selected Alveran titles throughout Europe via Century Media Records. Alveran Records is an independent record company founded by Sascha Franzen in 1995. Alveran's diversity in styles ranges from metalcore to emo pop punk, the ...

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PARADISE LOST: Survival Of The Fittest

PARADISE LOST's official web site has posted the questions and answers from vocalist Nick Holmes recent Q&A session with the group's fans. Several excerpts from the session follow: Q: Will we have in the forthcoming more electronic elements than in "Symbol of Life" (2002)? Nick Holmes: "No, quite a lot less...the new album is more ...

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M3 Drummer Comments On IOMMI/HUGHES Sessions

M3 drummer Jimmy Copley (ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK) has issued the following update regarding his recent collaboration with Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on the "The 1996 DEP Sessions" CD: "I can't tell you how great it is to work with Tony and Glenn. I was blown away with ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: 'The Last Supper' Final Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have announced more details about their new album, "The Last Supper", due on January 17, 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Rheingold" was recorded at Principal studio in Münster, Germany and will have a running time of 53 minutes. The cover was designed by Gyula Havancsak ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says JOHN KERRY Will 'Ruin Our Country'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to Pit Magazine about the group's comeback effort, "The System Has Failed", and the upcoming presidential elections, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Pit Magazine: The cover painting [on the new album] is very striking. It marks the return of band mascot Vic Rattlehead ...

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ZAN CLAN: More WHITESNAKE Support Dates Announced

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for WHITESNAKE in Karlstad (Arena) on November 19 and in Linköping (Cloetta Center) on November 20. ZAN CLAN had previously supported WHITESNAKE in Gothenburg and Stockholm. ZAN CLAN's lineup is completed by guitarist/producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), ...

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AJATTARA Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 27

AJATTARA, the Finnish "black/dark metal" project featuring former AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen (a.k.a. Ruoja), entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 27 with their third album, "Tyhjyys" ("Emptiness"). View the whole chart here. Recordings for the CD took place at Savonlinna's Sundi Coop studio, where AJATTARA recorded their earlier releases, "Itse" (2001) ...

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