OVERKILL Ink Deal With Spitfire Records

Veteran New York metallers OVERKILL have officially signed to Spitfire Records after releasing one album, Bloodletting, on the Metal-Is label, according to Digital Metal. Initial plans for OVERKILL are to issue a live album and DVD that's expected to follow in the footsteps of 1988's F.ck You EP and 1995's Wrecking Your Neck ...

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ECHOBRAIN Online Chat Scheduled

ECHOBRAIN members Jason Newsted (bass, ex-METALLICA), Brian Sagrafena (drums) and Dylan Donkin (guitars/vocals) will be in the ECHOBRAIN chat room on Friday, January 18th at 6 PM. To partake in the discussion, click here. ...

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TURA SATANA's Reunion Show To Feature Group's Final Line-Up

The final TURA SATANA line-up of Tairrie B (vocals), Brian Harrah (guitar), Rico Villasenor (bass) and Marcello Palomino (drums) is scheduled to reunite for a midnight performance at the headlining appearance of Tairrie's current group MY RUIN on Friday, January 18th at the Troubadour in Hollywood. Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, it appears that ...

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DREAM THEATER Japanese Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER have announced the itinerary for their upcoming Japanese tour in April. The confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 12 - Yokohama, JAP @ Kanagawa Hall Apr. 15 - Nagoya, JAP @ Aichi Kinro Kaikan Apr. 16 - Fukuoka, JAP @ Miel Parque Hall Apr. 17 - Osaka, JAP @ Zepp Apr. 19 - ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Hits Japanese Charts

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Concerto Suite Live has entered the Japanese International Pop Chart at #4 and the Japanese National Album Chart #29. Also appearing in the top 4 of the International Album Chart this week are ENYA, BACKSTREET BOYS and MARIAH CAREY. ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: "Special Guest Appearance" Planned!

PRIMAL FEAR have completed the recording sessions for their forthcoming album, entitled Black Sun, at House Of Music Studio in Winterbach, Germany and are on their way to Texas' Sonic Ranch Studio to finish the record. According to the group, “Black Sun will be different as the other three albums, but still 150% PRIMAL FEAR.” ...

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RAGE Complete New Album, Plan Festival Appearances

German power metallers RAGE have lined up the following live appearances during the coming months: Apr. 19 Moscow, RUS @ USH "Druzhba" Apr. 20 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Sport Hall Ubileinyi May 10-11 (near) Lisbon, POR @ Seixal Attack Festival Jun. 07-08 Slvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival As previously reported, RAGE are currently ...

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DIRT To Release Debut CD, Hit The Road

Houston's DIRT are reportedly in negotiations to release their long-awaited Industry Overload CD, which was produced back in 2000 by COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara. Having recently acquired a new guitarist by the name of Thomas (who is said to be rated the sixth best skydiver in the country), DIRT are in the studio rehearsing ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS To Apear At "A Night Of Metal"

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, will play at the A Night of Metal show (also featuring all-girl tribute to AC/DC, WHOLE LOTTA ROSIES) at Paladino's in Reseda, California on March 1st. ...

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