ALTARIA Sign Management Deal, Release Demo CD

Finland's ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, have signed a management deal with Germany's GerMusica Promotion & Management and have made available for download their most recent Feed The Fire four-song demo CD via the group's official web site at this location. ALTARIA are currently shopping the above-mentioned recording in hopes of ...

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LYZANXIA Complete Work On "Mindcrimes"

French thrashers LYZANXIA have completed work on their third full-length CD, entitled Mindcrimes, at Backstage Studio in Lyon with producers Fredrik Nordström (i.e. HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.) and Don Romano 666. Mixed by Nordström and Patrick J at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album's full track listing is as follows: ...

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PAINFLOW Become GOD'S AN INSECT

Finnish industrial metallers PAINFLOW have changed their name to GOD'S AN INSECT and are continuing work on first new material since parting ways with Massacre Records late last year. "We have made a bunch of new songs that sound completely new, although you can still recognize some similarities when compared to the old material," reads ...

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LEE AARON: Life After Metal

Former Canadian "metal queen" LEE AARON, who has successfully reinvented herself as a professional jazz singer, recently gave an interview to Chart Attack in which he discussed her past and future activities. To read the article, click here. ...

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EMBLAZE Line Up Gigs, Prepare To Record Debut CD

Israeli thrash/death metallers EMBLAZE will support the "legendary" SALEM at the latter's record-release show on July 8th at the Barbie club in Tel Aviv. Around 600-800 fans are expected to attend. EMBLAZE will also share the stage with Israeli "brutal death metal lords" LEHAVOTH on June 26th at the City Hall venue in Haifa. As ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Sing In Bulgaria

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes will appear as a "special guest" at the June 11th performance of the band BTR in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he will reportedly be singing one song with the group. ...

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WIZZARD Split With Gutter Records, Cancel All Scheduled Gigs

Finnish "biker death metal" act WIZZARD have parted ways with Gutter Records after almost three years of "excellent co-operation," according to a message posted on the band's official web site. "Moreover, [WIZZARD] has re-arranged its operations so that it will remain first and foremost a studio band. Therefore all live gigs, including and especially the ...

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EARTHTONE 9's Catalogue Released In America

The newly-launched US branch of long-running British label Abstract Sound Recordings has recently issued the back catalogue from the now-defunct UK band EARTHTONE 9—comprising the Off Kilter Enhancement, Lo Definition Dischord and Arc Tan Gent CDs—thus ending curious American fans' quest for expensive imports. Abstract Sound Recordings, home to popular titles from NEW MODEL ARMY, ...

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Former IMPELLITTERI Frontman Wins Orlando Metal Award

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock won the Orlando Metal Award for Best Metal Vocalist of the year in a ceremony that took place on May 17th and May 24th at the Fairbanks Inn in Winter Park, Florida. Other winners include LUNATIC CANDY KREEP (Best Metal Band), NOIR (Best Live Metal Performance), TRIVIUM's Matt (Best Metal ...

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