NO RETURN Ink Deal With Nuclear Blast, Confirm Summer Breeze Appearance

French thrashers NO RETURN and Paris-based Kodiak Records have struck a licensing deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast Records for the international release of the group's recently-completed fifth full-length CD, entitled Machinery. Recorded at Belgium's CCR Studio and mixed at Paris' Funmasters facility, the follow-up to 2000's Self Mutilation is scheduled for a March 5th French ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Duo Perform (Separately) At Charity Event

LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant took the stage at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday, February 9th, but did so in separate performances, as was widely anticipated. Plant and his STRANGE SENSATION band, who are currently putting final touches on a ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Split With Metal Blade, Begin Work On Fourth Full-Length CD

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have parted ways with Metal Blade Records and are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming fourth full-length CD with producer Dan Swanö (i.e. EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, etc.). According to Johansson, “we are working on new material and we have something like 10 songs ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED, Support Acts To Launch European Tour

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED will be playing the following European dates with AGATHODAIMON and INFERNAL POETRY in February and March (additional shows to be announced shortly): Feb. 27 – Stuttgart, GER @ Rohre Feb. 28 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar Mar. 04 – Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Mar. 05 – Hamburg, GER @ Marx ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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ENDO Van And Gear Stolen

Misfortune struck ENDO, one of the rising stars of the contemporary metal scene, over this past weekend. The band were prepared to leave their home base of Miami, Florida this morning (Monday, February 11th) for regional concert dates, but found that their van, already loaded with all the group's equipment, had been robbed sometime during ...

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AMON AMARTH Issue Statement Regarding Shortened North American Tour

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have issued a statement explaining the reasons behind the abrupt ending of their recent North American headlining tour (following original headliner MARDUK's inability to get the proper paperwork to enter the country to perform the dates), which also featured DIABOLIC in the support slot. The statement reads as follows: “Many fans have ...

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SATANIC SLAUGHTER Complete New CD, Announce European Tour

Swedish “black/death/thrash” metal act SATANIC SLAUGHTER have completed work on their brand new CD, entitled Banished To The Underworld, at Studio Helltower for a late spring release through Black Sun Records. The band have also announced a European tour with LORD BELIAL and CORPORATION 187, which is scheduled to take place in early April. The ...

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