DIO To Enter Studio In April

DIO are scheduled to enter the studio in April to record the follow-up to 2002's "Killing The Dragon", tentatively due in the summer. Speaking to HeavyMetalRadio.net, Ronnie James Dio had the following to say about the upcoming CD: "This is not a concept piece, although as usual, it has that kind of texture in the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Hold Annual Charity Golf Tournament

MÖTLEY CRÜE's Vince Neil, who lost his daughter Skylar in 1995 to stomach cancer, is holding his annual charity golf tournament in her name on May 6 in Malibu, California, according to MTV.com. Proceeds benefit the Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation, which donates funds to organizations that help children suffering with cancer, AIDS, Down Syndrome and ...

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KITTIE Settle Lawsuit With ARTEMIS, Begin Recording New Album

Canadian metal band KITTIE have settled their lawsuit against Artemis Records and will spend the month of March recording their third release, titled "Until the End". The band are recording at Longview Farm Studios with producer Steve Thompson (METALLICA, KORN, SIMPLE PLAN, GUNS N' ROSES) and engineer Ian Hatton (BONHAM, LUXX). "We are excited that ...

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EVERGREY, MERCENARY To Team Up For Danish Mini-Tour

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will be teaming up with Danish metallers MERCENARY for three shows in Denmark later this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 25 – Train – Århus, DEN Mar. 26 – Badeanstalten – Slagelse, DEN Mar. 27 – Studenterhuset – Aalborg, DEN MERCENARY will be performing songs from their recently ...

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GLUECIFER Confirmed For THE ARTIC CHALLENGE

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have been confirmed to play the opening party of the snowboard contest The Artic Challenge on March 27 at Mackhallen in Tromsø, Norway. For more information, visit www.t-a-c.no. As previously reported, GLUECIFER's latest single, "A Call From The Other Side", debuted on the Norwegian charts at position No. ...

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METALJAM 2004 To Benefit The CURE AUTISM NOW! FOUNDATION

WRATHCHILD, the Los Angeles-based IRON MAIDEN tribute band featuring former SINERGY/NEW EDEN bassist Melanie Sisneros (a.k.a. Steve Heiress), DREAMS OF DAMNATION/HANGAR 18 drummer Dave Chedrick, ex-THE IRON MAIDENS singer Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson), CREEPING DEATH guitarist James "Dave Moore-y" Moore, and PROPHECY guitarist John "Virtual Adrian" Leighton, are scheduled to perform at MetalJam 2004, ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Confirmed For Czech Republic's OBSCENE EXTREME FEST

Legendary Swedish grindcore merchants GENERAL SURGERY have been confirmed for the Obscene Extreme Fest, set to take place July 8-10 in Trutnov, Czech Republic. Other bands set to appear at the festival include EXTREME NOISE TERROR, EXHUMED, BIRDFLESH, BUTCHER ABC, NATRON, and KENT BROCKMAN. As previously reported, GENERAL SURGERY will be performing at Alcazar/Eldorado in ...

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SYSTEM SHOCK Sign With NEW AEON MEDIA

Sweden's SYSTEM SHOCK have inked a deal with New Aeon Media, a division of Holland's Karrmagedon Media. The group's debut album, "Arctic Inside", will be recorded at Tico-Tico studios in Kemi, Finland and is tentatively scheduled for release in June. Commented SYSTEM SHOCK founder/guitarist Lukas Bergis: " 'Arctic Inside' will be totally different from everything ...

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