VICIOUS RUMORS Sign With MASCOT RECORDS

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have signed a European record deal with Holland's Mascot Records. The group's follow-up to 2001's "Sadistic Symphony", titled "Immortal", is tentatively due this spring. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Poveglia", "Broken Wings", and "Fight". More information will be made available soon. ...

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VANDEN PLAS To Participate In 'Special' Performance Project

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS will be participating in a performance project called "Meeting 68" on Friday, February 20 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. According to a posting on the band's web site, the project "will involve the band playing songs, [singer] Andy Kuntz and other actors performing, narrating and dancing on stage." The show will start ...

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BLO.TORCH: New Music Available For Download

Dutch death metallers BLO.TORCH have made available for download six complete tracks from their forthcoming sophomore album, "Volatile". Check them out here. The follow-up to 1999's "Blo.torch" (Wicked World) was produced by Hans Pietersen at Excess Studio in Rotterdam, Holland and is tentatively scheduled for release this spring through an as-yet-undetermined label. The ...

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DOKKEN Reveal New Album Title

DOKKEN have set "Hell To Pay" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in late April. The follow-up to 2002's "Long Way Home" is expected to feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG), Mick Brown (drums) and John Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK). No further information is ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Confirmed For OZZFEST Main Stage

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have been confirmed to appear on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest, according to a posting on the band's official web site. Other groups believed to have secured slots on the main stage include SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST and headliner OZZY ...

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