ROTTING CHRIST Set Title, Release Date For New CD

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have set Genesis as the title of their brand new album, which was recently completed at Stage One Studios in Germany (where the group's Triarchy of the Lost Lovers CD was recorded) with producer Andy Classen. An August 26th release through Century Media Records is expected. As previously reported, ROTTING CHRIST are ...

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NICKELBACK Frontman Launches 604 RECORDS

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has joined forces with NICKELBACK's longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin to form his very own record label. Dubbed 604 Records, the imprint's goal will be to "seek out and develop undiscovered talent in the music world not only in North America, but globally," according to an official press release. The label will ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Part Ways With Bassist

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have parted ways with bassist Roland Schuschke. According to an official statement from the group, "it was a tough decision, but for the future of the band it was inevitable. Several reasons can be mentioned for this departure but we decided not to speak about details in public. Anyhow, ...

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FILTER Postpone Headlining Dates

FILTER have postponed all dates previously scheduled to take place between July 22nd and July 31st to the fall as part of their upcoming headlining tour. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Reconsider Break-Up Plans

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS will carry on with a new line-up, which presently drummer Shannon Boone and bassist Jeff "Hippie". According to Stoner Rock, guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe originally thought a name change would be in order, but decided against it. "I liked the name to much," Kurt ...

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ELECTRIC WIZARD To Perform Their Last Show Ever

Due to circumstances that will soon be divulged, ELECTRIC WIZARD will be performing their last live show EVER this Thursday, June 27th at the Khyber Pass in Philadelphia, according to Stoner Rock. The remaining dates on the ELECTRIC WIZARD / SONS OF OTIS / UNEARTHLY TRANCE tour are as follows: Jun. 26 - Brooklyn, NY ...

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VADER Reach Polish Top 20

VADER's latest effort, Revelations, has reportedly ended up as No. 20 on the Top 100 best-selling albums in Poland during the month of May. In other news, VADER are scheduled to embark on a Japanese tour at the end of October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 28 – Tokyo, JAP @ On Air West ...

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HADES: No More Live Shows?

HADES appear to be on the verge of taking an extended break from the live stage. According to guitarist Dan Lorenzo, "we THINK we've decided to stop playing indefinitely—too much work for too little reward. If a great European festival offer came around I'm sure we'd consider it though. We have a four-page spread in ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Spokesperson: No Release Date Scheduled

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will not see the light of day in early September, a spokesperson for the group's record company has told Launch. The Interscope/Geffen Records representative spoke to the band's management, who replied to the unsubstantiated rumor, "Where are they getting this from?" The report of the Labor Day release ...

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