GRAVE FLOWERS Sign With FIREBOX RECORDS

Long-running Swedish "dark metal" band GRAVE FLOWERS have inked a two-album deal with Finland's Firebox Records. The band will enter the studio in August to record their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. For more information on GRAVE FLOWERS, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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SOCIETY 1's 'Hate' To Premiere On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SOCIETY 1's latest video, "Hate", will premiere on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, April 17. Directed by award-winning director Spencer Susser (renowned for his commercials for Nike and Snapple and his videos for such artists as OPM and THE OFFSPRING), "Hate" is "bound to go down as one of the most memorable videos of the ...

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HUMBLE PIE Drummer Gives QUIET RIOT Vocalist 'Thumbs Up'

Original HUMBLE PIE drummer Jerry Shirley has given his stamp of approval to QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow's version of the 1970 HUMBLE PIE song "Red Light Mama Red Hot". Commenting on an advance copy of the track, which is featured on DuBrow's upcoming "In For The Kill" solo album on Shrapnel Records, Shirley told ...

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COFFIN TEXTS: European Releases To Include Bonus Tracks

Los Angeles-based death metallers COFFIN TEXTS have reached an agreement with German label Morbid Records for the European release of their second full-length album, "Tomb of Infinite Ritual", in a special package containing six new tracks. The band have also received a European distribution offer for a repackaged version of their debut CD, "Gods of ...

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ANDREW W.K.: 'I Get Wet' Lyrics Posted Online

ANDREW W.K. fan site DontStopTheNoise.com has posted the lyrics to the first ANDREW W.K. CD, "I Get Wet". The original album never came with a typed-up lyric sheet, and only certain import copies had a printed booklet. Check out the lyrics here. As previously reported, ANDREW's new MTV2 show, "Your Friend, Andrew W.K.", ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Issue Art Print

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT are making available a limited-edition print of the cover art from their album "Curse Of The Hidden Mirror". It's signed and numbered by original members Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, Allen Lanier and the cover artist Ioannis. This is the first time that the band have issued this type of collectible in their ...

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DORO Signs With AFM RECORDS

German metal singer DORO has inked a deal with AFM Records. DORO's first release for the label will be a collection of her best hits and other metal classics performed with the Metal Classic Night Orchestra. The as-yet-untitled CD will include several special guests (rumored guests are Udo Dirkschneider and Blaze Bayley) and will feature ...

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TRAGEDIAN Seek New Members

German melodic metallers TRAGEDIAN are currently seeking a vocalist and drummer. Interested parties should e-mail [email protected] with "drummer" or "singer" in the subject box. TRAGEDIAN are currently at Tornado Studios in Hamburg, Germany finishing up work on their debut CD for an as-yet-undisclosed label. Production duties are being handled by METALIUM mastermind Lars Ratz. For ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Two DVDs On The Way

According to MaidenFans.com, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson announced during an appearance on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" that bassist Steve Harris would shortly begin work on a "Dance of Death Tour" DVD. In addition, Bruce mentioned that he would be releasing a solo "Best Of" DVD (including live footage) sometime before the end of the year. ...

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