DRAGONLAND Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have signed a multi-album worldwide deal with Century Media Records. "We are really happy to have found a new home with Century Media Records," stated DRAGONLAND lead guitarist/founder Nicklas Magnusson. Formed in 1999, DRAGONLAND have released two albums via the Greek label Black Lotus Records ("The Battle Of ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Frontman Explains CHRIS JERICHO Collaboration

In a recent interview with Electricbasement.com, NASTY SAVAGE frontman "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti explained how WWE wrestler/FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho managed to guest on their new album, "Psycho Psycho", the band's first in over 14 years, "A buddy of mine who is a mutual friend of mine and Chris Jericho's was telling me that he knew ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Embark On Headlining Tour Of Japan

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY will embark on a headlining tour of Japan in June. "We very much look forward to playing an extended set and really stretch[ing] out a bit more, both regarding the setlist & stage production," ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott writes on the band's web site. Exact cities and dates will be announced ...

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ANCIENT Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Norwegian cult extreme metal band ANCIENT have set "Night Visit" as the title of their sixth album, due on June 1 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Proxima Centauri" was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and is currently being mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: 'St. Anger' Songs Could Have Been Shorter

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has admitted that many of the songs on the group's latest CD, "St. Anger", are "long-winded" and could have been made shorter without taking away any of their potency. Asked during a recent interview with the Australian radio station Triple J to share some insight with regards to a possible songwriting/production ...

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NIKKI SIXX To Announce New Partner For Clothing Line

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock 'n' Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "My partnership with Dragonfly clothing is up and I will be announcing in the next 30 days my new partner for N.Sixx clothing. I had a good run with Dragonfly and learned a ...

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UNIDA Finish Recording Song For HIGH TIMES Compilation

UNIDA, the California-based band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, have finished recording a song for the compilation CD being released through High Times Records. The album, titled "High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection", is expected to surface around April 20 and will feature such other artists as CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, MONSTER MAGNET, NEBULA, ...

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Report: SCORPIONS Return To Classic Sound On Upcoming CD

A reporter for Sweden Rock magazine recently visited the SCORPIONS at a Dutch studio where they are mixing their new CD, "Unbreakable", and has described the album's musical direction as "classic hard rock" in the vein of such acclaimed efforts as "Blackout" and "Face The Heat". As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who recently announced the ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Live DVD To Surface In April/May

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are scheduled to release their long-awaited live DVD in late April/early May through the Cleopatra label. The as-yet-untitled disc is expected to include footage of the band performing at the Bash On Ash in Tempe, Arizona last July. In other news, the METALLICA tribute DVD — featuring FLOTSAM's rendition of "Damage Inc." ...

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