H.I.M. To Issue Latest CD In UK, Compete For Echo Award

Finland's H.I.M. will issue their latest CD, entitled Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights, in the UK on February 25th. To promote the album's release, the group will play a couple of gigs in the London area—on February 28th at the Barfly Club in Camden and on March 1st with THE MISSION UK at the Astoria. ...

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EXPLORER'S CLUB Lines Up Top-Notch Musicians For Latest CD

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung, vocalist James LaBrie and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman are three of the stellar musicians making an appearance on MAGELLAN keyboardist Trent Gardner's EXPLORER'S CLUB 2 Raising The Mammoth CD, which is scheduled to be released through Magna Carta Records on April 23rd. The full list of guest instrumentalists appearing ...

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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records in May. Featuring a musical direction that is said to be ...

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MORTIFICATION Call It Quits

Australian Christian death metallers MORTIFICATION have officially split up. As a last “present” to the group's fans, Nuclear Blast Records will issue a MORTIFICATION DVD on April 2nd. ...

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LOCKUP Plan Japanese Tour, Euro Festival Appearances

LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, former AT THE GATES/current THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, and DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, are in the process of arranging a Japanese tour and several summer festival appearances in Europe, according to Embury. Also in the works is a possible US package ...

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RUMBLEFISH Ink Deal With Roadrunner

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. Consisting of Mike Maine (vocals), Jason DeCosta (guitar/vocals), Dungus (bass/vocals), and Possum (drums), RUMBLEFISH spent the last two years honing their craft and warming up audiences with heavy-weights such as LINKIN PARK, CRAZYTOWN, SOULFLY, MUDVAYNE and the KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, in addition to opening the main ...

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METALIUM To Get Heroic In February

Germany's METALIUM will issue their latest CD, entitled Hero-Nation Chapter III, through Massacre Records on February 25th. Included on the album are guest appearances by vocalist Carolin Fortenbacher as well as keyboard legends Ken Hensley (ex-URIAH HEEP) and Don Airey (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE). A limited-edition two-CD version of Hero-Nation Chapter III will be released in Europe ...

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THERAPY? To Tour Scandinavia In April

THERAPY? will be embarking on a Scandinavian tour starting on April 4th and running through April 20th. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Also in the works are possible summer festival appearances in Belgium, Germany and Ireland. ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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