THE RING To Release Debut Album In June

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, will release their debut album, "Tales From Midgard", on June 7 through Italy's Scarlet Records. The first part of a trilogy based on the fantastic story of Tolkien's first part of "Lord of the Rings", ...

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KITTIE In The Studio Mixing 'Until The End': Video Available

HeavyMetalSource.com has uploaded six video clips of KITTIE in the studio mixing their third full-length album, "Until the End". Check out the clips here. As previously reported, "Until the End" was recorded and mixed with producer Steve Thompson (METALLICA, KORN, SIMPLE PLAN, GUNS N' ROSES) and engineer Ian Hatton (BONHAM, LUXX) at Longview ...

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CROWBAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced more dates as part of their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Jun. 25 – Koln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 – Herne, GER - Pressure Fest Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH - 013 Jun. 28 – Hamburg, GER - Knust Jun. 29 – Salzgitter, GER - Forellenhof ...

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ROB HALFORD: JUDAS PRIEST Are 'Kinda, Sorta' Signed To SONY MUSIC

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has "unofficially" confirmed that the band have re-signed with Sony Music for their much-anticipated reunion album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Asked during an interview on the Phoenix radio station KDKB Tuesday (March 30) if PRIEST was back on the Columbia label (subsidiary of Sony), Halford said, ...

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MISTELTEIN Announce New Singer

Swedish black metallers MISTELTEIN have officially enlisted OBSCURE DIVINITY's Ville Kemi (a.k.a. Skorrgh) to sing on the group's next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "Skorrgh has a short history in MISTELTEIN before, when he performed as stand-in vocalist at KB in Malmö/Sweden (Feb. 15, 2004)," the band write on their ...

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SLIPKNOT: No Hometown Show At 7 Flags Events Center

TheIowaChannel.com is reporting that the Clive City Council voted 3 to 2 Thursday night (April 1) against allowing SLIPKNOT to hold a hometown concert at the 7 Flags Event Center. The band wanted to hold a concert for their fans on Tuesday, April 27. But city council members say they've never given a noise permit ...

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DREAM THEATER Schedule Italian Dates In July

Progressive-metal giants DREAM THEATER will be returning to Italy in July for three special concert events. Dubbed "An Evening With DREAM THEATER", the show will be an anthology of their entire career and will last three hours. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 03 - Roma, ITA @ Centrale Del Tennis Foro Italico Jul. 05 ...

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Guitarist DOUG ALDRICH Explains His Departure From DIO

Guitarist Doug Aldrich has explained his side of the departure from the DIO band to join WHITESNAKE. Speaking to the fan-operated DIO Message Board, Aldrich said, "In the beginning David [Coverdale] was looking for someone he could feel confident about to work with. The lead guitar spot in WHITESNAKE is a big gig as well ...

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