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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MISURA Members Launch Side Project

Several members of Virginia's MISURA, whose debut CD was produced by guitarist Logan Mader (formerly of MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY, now in MEDICATION), have formed an as-yet-unnamed side project that will feature a musical direction described as "definitely metalcore, with huge breakdowns, melodic metal and traditional hardcore all in the mix," according to a message ...

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MEMENTO Tap ALICE IN CHAINS Producer For Debut CD

Australia's MEMENTO are due to shortly enter the studio in Los Angeles, California with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, SEVENDUST, KORN) to begin recording their debut album for Columbia/Sony Records, due at the end of the year. For more information on the group, visit their official web site at this ...

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RAUNCHY Set American Release Date For "Velvet Noise"

Denmark's RAUNCHY have set August 19th as the American release date via Nuclear Blast Records for their highly-acclaimed debut, entitled Velvet Noise, which will be issued in an expanded package that will include lyrics, pictures and an as-yet-undisclosed bonus track. The album is expected to surface in Europe a day earlier, on August 18th. As ...

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ROSE TATTOO Announce Australian Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up the following gigs in their home country during August: Aug. 29 – Sydney, AUST @ Annandale Hotel Aug. 30 – Sydney, AUST @ Rooty Hill RSL Aug. 31 – Sydney, AUST @ Doyalson RSL ...

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