EWIGKEIT Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

U.K. progressive metallers EWIGKEIT have inked a deal with Earache Records. The band's new album, "Radio Ixtlan", is scheduled for release on July 12. EWIGKEIT (pronounced Ay-vish-kite), which means "eternity" in German, is the brainchild of James Fogarty (a.k.a. Mr. Fog). The band began life in Brighton, U.K. in the mid '90s as a studio-based ...

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TESLA Bassist: Don't Call Us A Glam Band

While TESLA may have toured with POISON at the close of the '80s, bassist Brian Wheat tells Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury that this certainly doesn't warrant comparison to the two bands musically. "We didn't write songs about fucking our old lady in the back of the car," he explained. "We might have ...

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DEICIDE Kicked Off SUPERJOINT RITUAL Tour?

DEICIDE have reportedly dropped off the SUPERJOINT RITUAL U.S. trek for reasons that are not entirely clear. Although no official statement has yet been released on the matter, one attendee at SUPERJOINT's show in Huntington, West Virginia Tuesday night (April 6) has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that SUPERJOINT frontman Phil Anselmo was allegedly heard announcing from the ...

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AEROSMITH Sell More Than 160K Copies Of 'Bobo', Land At No. 5

AEROSMITH's critically acclaimed blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo" (Columbia), has landed at No. 5 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart with sales of 160,500 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's last album, 2001's "Just Push Play", arrived at No. 2 with 240,000 copies and has gone on to sell 1.3 million. Meanwhile, GUNS ...

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Filmmaker: METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Are The LENNON And MCCARTNEY Of Their Generation

Rob Nelson of CityPages.com recently interviewed Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the much-anticipated METALLICA documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", about the movie that Nelson calls a possible candidate for "the movie of the year." "It's about human growth and creative relationships," Berlinger said about the film. "It's about dealing with your inner ...

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SHADOWCAST Hard At Work On New Material

Austrian "space metallers" SHADOWCAST, featuring DARKWELL/GRAVEWORM drummer Moritz Neuner and GRAVEWORM singer Stefan Fiori, are currently rehearsing material for their upcoming third release, to be recorded later this year. The new songs are said to be "darker, heavier and more diverse" than the band's previous material. Meanwhile bandleader/keyboardist Clemens Mayr (AMORTIS) has just finished remixing ...

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INFECTION CODE To Support ANTHRAX In Italy

Industrial noise makers INFECTION CODE will support veteran metal band ANTHRAX at their upcoming Italian show in Milan on July 2 at Transilvania Live. INFECTION CODE's second full-length album, "Sterile", recorded and produced by SADIST mastermind Tommy Talamanca at Nadir studios, is tentatively scheduled for release in June. For more information on INFECTION CODE, visit ...

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San Antonio's LEFT Sign With SABA RECORDS USA

San Antonio, Texas-based metallers LEFT have inked a deal with Saba Records USA. The band are currently in the studio recording a new EP with producer Davey Lee (BYFIST/REVEREND guitarist). LEFT, who drawn influences from the likes of TOOL, CHIMAIRA and STONE SOUR, have opened shows for GODHEAD and most recently BYFIST, to name a ...

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