MALPRACTICE Signs With SENSORY RECORDS

Finnish quintet MALPRACTICE has inked a deal with New Jersey-based Sensory Records. Formed in 1994 in Kouvola, Finland by guitarist Joonas Koto, MALPRACTICE started out as a thrash act. Following the release of a debut MCD, "Memorial", in 1996, the band cast aside its most aggressive influences and opted to explore a more progressive direction, ...

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THE SKULL Joined By Former PENTAGRAM Guitarist MATT GOLSDSBOROUGH

THE SKULL — the heavy doom-rock band featuring original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, alongside longtime former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller — has announced the addition of former PENTAGRAM guitarist Matt Goldsborough to the group's ranks. He will be taking over for Chuck Robinson, ...

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LACUNA COIL: More 'Broken Crown Halo' First-Week Chart Positions

"Broken Crown Halo", the new studio album from Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Italy: #13 USA: #27 Switzerland: #37 Germany: #40 UK: #45 Austria: #55 France: #56 Belgium (Wallonia): #61 Greece: #63 Canada: #65 Belgium (Flanders): #176 (first week), #66 (second week) Netherlands: #75 "Broken Crown Halo" sold ...

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OPETH: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of ROADBURN Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of OPETH' April 11 performance at the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below. OPETH will release its eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion", on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. "Pale Communion", which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE ...

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