ROTTING CHRIST To Begin Recording New Album In May

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST will enter the studio in May to record their new album, tentatively due in September through Century Media Records. A world tour will coincide with the release of the new CD. The follow-up to 2002's "Genesis" sees the group "returning back to [their] roots. [The musical path] the band [chose to follow ...

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Denmark's STOMPED Sign With EMI RECORDS, Single To Premiere This Week

Danish metal band STOMPED have inked a deal with EMI Records. In addition, the group have signed with one of Denmark's top artist managers, JP Andersen (MICHEAL LEARNS TO ROCK, Skanderborg Festivalen). Lastly, the group have joined forces with The Agency Group, the largest independent booking agency in the world. STOMPED's first video/single, "Cutting Through", ...

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BLACK 'N BLUE: No European Tour With L.A. GUNS Planned

BLACK 'N BLUE have issued a statement refuting published reports that the group will be touring Europe with L.A. GUNS in February. "There was never any plan to take part in that tour as BLACK 'N BLUE is in the studio completing their new album, 'Hell Yeah!', which will see a European release in late ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Portugal's ROCK IN RIO – LISBON Festival

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have been confirmed to appear at Portugal's Rock In Rio - Lisbon festival, according to the band's official webmaster. SEPULTURA are scheduled to perform on June 4 alongside SLIPKNOT and METALLICA, who are headlining the day's festivities. The fourth staging of what is considered to be the biggest music festival in the ...

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THE CROWN Get 'Unholy' On Upcoming CD

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have set "Crowned Unholy" as the title of the reworked version of the "Crowned In Terror" album, tentatively due later in the year through Metal Blade Records. The new CD will feature returning frontman Johan Lindstrand in place of Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES), who was responsible for the vocal tracks ...

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DIABLO Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 3!

Finland's DIABLO have entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 3 with their third album, "Eternium" (Gaga Goodies/Poko). View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Renaissance" was recorded at Fantom studios and was described by guitarist/vocalist Rainer Nygård as "for sure the heaviest DIABLO album so far. There's lot of ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer To Guest On SINGLE BULLET THEORY CD

Philadelphia-based extreme metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will reportedly be utilizing the services of KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson during the recording sessions for the new SBT album. At the present time, it is unclear whether Matt will join SBT as a full-fledged member. "We are actually using two excellent drummers for this disc," SINGLE BULLET ...

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