ELEKTRIC ZOO Finalize European Tour Dates

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have finalized the dates for their upcoming European mini-tour. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 17 - Vox Pub - Vittuone (MI), ITA Apr. 19 - Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Schedule In-Store Signing

MACHINE HEAD will be at Rasputin Music in San Lorenzo, Ca. on Tuesday, April 20 between 6 and 8 p.m. for an in-store signing. Click here for directions. MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes of Empires", will receive its long-awaited North American release on April 20 through Roadrunner Records. The band ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST A&R Executive Passes Away At Age 58

Paul Atkinson, a former head of A&R at CBS, RCA and MCA, where he signed the likes of JUDAS PRIEST and ABBA, among others, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 58. Atkinson died peacefully in his sleep Thursday at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center after a long battle with liver and ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Sign New Management Deal?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Jim Guerinot has hammered down a deal to manage NINE INCH NAILS. The Nothing/Interscope band, basically Trent Reznor, chose Rebel Waltz [NO DOUBT, THE OFFSPRING] over finalists Q Prime and John Silva. NINE INCH NAILS' next record, 'Bleed Through', is being produced by Rick Rubin. Trent Reznor has said he wants ...

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KROKUS: New Studio, Live Albums To See U.S. Release This Summer

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS will celebrate their 25-year anniversary this summer with the U.S. release of two new albums. The first CD, "Fire and Gasoline", is a collection of the band's greatest hits recorded live on their last European tour. Classic KROKUS songs like "Screaming In the Night", "Long Stick Goes Boom" and "Stayed ...

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TRIVIUM Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band — Matthew Heafy (lead vocals, guitar), Cory Beaulieu (guitar), Brent Young (bass) and Travis Smith (drums) — released their debut album, "Ember To Inferno", on Germany's Lifeforce Records last year and caught Roadrunner's attention with their "larger than life, unrestrained rock sound," according ...

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GREAT WHITE Announce California Benefit Shows

Southern California rockers GREAT WHITE are performing two shows this April to benefit the victims and survivors of the Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island. The dates are as follows: Apr. 22 - Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA Apr. 25 - Ibiza Nightclub - Whittier, CA The objective is to create further awareness and provide ...

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PANTHEON I Complete Work On New EP

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have completed work on their new EP. A release date for the effort has yet to be announced. The group, who released a four-song demo, titled "MMIII", in April 2003, were once again ...

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THE DISSOCIATIVES To Embark On Australian Tour

THE DISSOCIATIVES, SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns' collaboration with dance producer/artist Paul Mac, have announced a limited series of Australian concerts during June/July. Tickets for these shows will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Very special guests on all dates will be acclaimed Perth quartet LITTLE BIRDY. This will be their first ...

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OFFICIUM TRISTE: 'Ne Vivam' To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

Dutch "atmospheric doomsters" OFFICIUM TRISTE will be re-issuing their classic debut, "Ne Vivam", on vinyl through the Badger label. Originally released in April 1997 through Tuetonic Existence Records, the LP will be issued on 180-gram vinyl in a limited edition of 500 copies and will be available in five different colors (100 copies per color) ...

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