SKID ROW Shopping Around For New Record Deal

SKID ROW are currently shopping their already-completed new album, "ThickSkin", for a label deal following their split with Atlantic Records. In the meantime, the band have posted a remixed version of the album's projected title track via their new official web site at www.skidrow.com. "ThickSkin", which marks the recording debut with the group ...

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VEX RED Split With VIRGIN, Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

Much-hyped British rockers VEX RED have been released from their contract with Virgin Records. The band are said to be "extremely happy to be out of such a clusterfuck of a situation," according to Kerrang! VEX RED have already started work on their second album with producer Ross Robinson, which is scheduled for a summer ...

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Former ELECTRIC BOYS Frontman To Issue Live Album

Former ELECTRIC BOYS and current SILVERGINGER 5 guitarist/vocalist Conny Bloom has commenced the mixing process for his live album, "Conny Bloom Live", at a studio in Stockholm, Sweden. 18 tracks have been selected to appear on the CD, among them "crowd pleasers" like "All Lips & Hips" and "Captain Of My Soul" as well as ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Joins DARK ANGEL!

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon has been tapped to join the reunited DARK ANGEL on their upcoming West Coast tour and subsequent European festival appearances. Simon, a thrash metal veteran whose pre-SYL recording history includes work with such underground acts as CAUSTIC THOUGHT and ARMOROS, replaces founding member Jim Durkin, who was recently dismissed ...

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INTERSCOPE Confirms GUNS N' ROSES Tour Cancellation

A spokesperson for Interscope Records has confirmed to MTV News that GUNS N' ROSES' first tour in almost a decade has been cancelled, but did not did not immediately offer a reason for the cancellation. A spokesperson for the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania told the Associated Press that the date there was cancelled ...

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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL Split With Founding Member, Prepare To Record New CD

British black metallers THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL have parted ways with founding member Jaldaboath (guitar, synth) and have announced the addition of bassist Deorth and guitarist/keyboardist Azrael to the group's ranks. According to an official statement from the group, THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL "has parted company with Jaldaboath after a conflict of direction. [Mainman] Metatron ...

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