MONSTER MAGNET To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

MONSTER MAGNET are on the verge of inking a deal with Sanctuary Records for all territories outside Europe (where the band are signed to SPV Records). The band's latest CD, "Monolithic Baby" (view cover here), is scheduled to receive a European release today (Feb. 16) through SPV. A single containing the tracks "Unbroken ...

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TESTAMENT Singer: 'PAUL BOSTAPH Is Steamrolling Through Old Material'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has posted the following message to the group's official Testament Legions message board: "We just completed construction on a recording room in our new studio. Everything is set up, and it is full-steam ahead. After completing the studio and starting rehearsals with Johnny Tempesta [ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, EXODUS], we got on a ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed as the third headliner (alongside JUDAS PRIEST and EUROPE) at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL ...

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KAMELOT To Release New Album In The Fall

Florida-based power metal gods KAMELOT have set a tentative September/October release date through SPV Records for their follow-up to last year's "Epica". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "March of Mephisto", "Nothing Ever Dies" and "Serenade". A Japanese tour will likely take place in December, to be followed by a European trek beginning ...

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WARRANT Announce New Lineup

'80s hard rockers WARRANT have revamped lineup following the departure of singer Jani Lane last month. Joining original members Erik Turner (guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass) and Joey Allen (lead guitar) in the new group are BLACK 'N BLUE singer Jaime St. James (vocals) and drummer Mike Fasano. A photo of the new lineup ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Sign New Record Deal

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have signed a brand-new record deal with an as-yet-undisclosed label. The group's follow-up to 2001's "Sadistic Symphony", titled "Immortal", is tentatively due this spring. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Poveglia", "Broken Wings", and "Fight". More information will be made available soon. ...

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