ROSS ROBINSON Inks Label Deal With ARTISTdirect RECORDS

Acclaimed producer Ross Robinson and ARTISTdirect Records have announced the formation of a new imprint, I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. Under this production agreement, Robinson will oversee the imprint's A&R activities, contribute to the development of its talent, as well as produce artists for I AM/ARTISTdirect Records. ARTISTdirect Records staff will handle all marketing, promotion, sales, and ...

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SATYRICON Start Mixing New CD In Danish Studio

Norway's SATYRICON will begin mixing their long-awaited new album with producer Jeff "Critter" Newell (i.e. MINISTRY, GUNS N ROSES, FILTER, etc.) at an undisclosed studio in Denmark this week for an August/September Scandinavian release through Capitol Records. As yet untitled, the upcoming album will feature guest appearances from Anja Garbarek and Knut Schreiner (TURBONEGRO) as ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full line-up of artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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NIGHTWISH Finalize Title, Artwork For Upcoming CD

Finland's NIGHTWISH have set Century Child as the title to their upcoming album, which is tentatively due to be released on May 27th through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2000's Wishmaster was recorded at Finnvox and Kitee Huvikeskus studios and will include 11 original songs, among them the following: 01. End Of All Hope 02. ...

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TNT To Record New EP, Issue “Greatest Hits” CD

Legendary Norwegian hard rockers TNT are due to record a new EP in May for a late 2002 release through UK-based label Z Records. In other news, TNT's upcoming Greatest Hits album, featuring unreleased tracks and new songs, will be issued sometime in the fall, followed by a host of European and Japanese live dates. ...

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THE GATHERING Continue Writing Frenzy For Upcoming CD

Holland's THE GATHERING are continuing work on the material for their upcoming studio release, which they hope to issue at the end of the year through their own Psychonaut Records (pending a potential lawsuit from longtime label Century Media Records, who are said to have the band under contract for another album). Among the working ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Bassist Booted Over Side Project Involvement

Bassist Bill Mez has been asked to leave Sanctuary recording artists SEVEN WITCHES due to the four-stringer's touring commitments with his main project SINGLE BULLET THEORY. According to an official press release, the upcoming SEVEN WITCHES/ANNIHILATOR European tour falls within the same weeks as the next SBT tour and there was no way to reschedule ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE To Begin Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

SLAVES ON DOPE are due to begin pre-production in the near future on their second album for an as-yet-undisclosed label with producers Jason Slater (i.e. SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT) and Troy Van Leeuwen (i.e. A PERFECT CIRCLE, ENEMY). In other news, SLAVES ON DOPE frontman Jason Rockman was involved in a freak car accident this ...

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SILVERCHAIR Pull Out Of GONE SOUTH Festival

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have withdrawn from the Gone South festival as a result of a medical condition suffered by the group's frontman, Daniel Johns. Daniel and the band are extremely disappointed that they are not going to be able to play at Gone South, said the group's manager, John Watson, in a statement. SILVERCHAIR has done ...

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