SAMAEL Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Switzerland's SAMAEL have inked a deal with Sweden's Regain Records. The group are currently writing material for their next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. SAMAEL fulfilled their contractual obligations to longtime label Century Media Records with the delivery of the "Era One" and "Lesson In Magic #1 by Samaƫl" projects, ...

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JERRY CANTRELL No Longer Jamming With HUGHES, SMITH

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has reportedly pulled out of his previously announced April 29 appearance with drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. No reason was given for Jerry's cancellation. Hughes and Smith are expected to go ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's MIDTFYNS FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for the Midtfyns Festival, a five-day event set to take place June 22-26 in Ringe, Denmark. Also set to appear are DEEP PURPLE and STOMPED, among many others. For more information, click

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Sweden's GMR MUSIC Inks Distribution Deal With TRINITY HONG KONG

Sweden's GMR Music Group has signed a distribution deal with Trinity Hong Kong to release Trinity's albums in Scandinavia. The first three releases to hit Scandinavian shores are DEATHGUY's "The Legend of Romancer" (Thailand), SWORD OF DARKNESS' "Heathendom" (Vietnam) and CARNAL GRIEF's "Out Of Crippled Seeds" (Sweden). Expect more Asian black/death releases from GMR Music ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Open For SUPERJOINT RITUAL

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have lined up more shows during April/May. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 23 - Trocadero - Philladelphia, PA Apr. 24 - Club Ritual ...

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