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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Go Gold In The Czech Republic

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, were awarded gold albums in the Czech Republic for the "Fires At Midnight" and "Ghost of A Rose" CDs at a special ceremony held at Cartouche in Prague on October 17. Sir Robert of Normandie and Squire Malcolm also ...

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ICED EARTH's Forthcoming CD To Honor The 'Valor And Sacrifices' Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Men

ICED EARTH's forthcoming album, "The Glorious Burden", represents a ten-song musical enterprise honoring the valor and sacrifices that made the world what it is today. The band's ninth full-length album will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. Having only hinted at their infatuation with history in the past with "Ghost Of Freedom" ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Completes Worldwide Purchase of OLYMPIC RECORDINGS

The Los Angeles-based Century Family Inc., home to Century Media Records, has completed the worldwide purchase of Olympic Recordings, one of the world's leading underground metal labels. Established in Chicago in 1992, Olympic has built a solid catalog of releases and created brand loyalty within the extreme metal genre. During its decade of existence, the ...

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DARK MOOR Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have finalized the track listing for their fourth, self-titled album, due on November 24 through Arise Records. The CD was recorded at New Sin Studios in Italy with producer Luigi Stefanini and was mastered at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jussila. A single containing the tracks "From ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Record Debut Album In November

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will enter D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida in November with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL), to record their debut album, "Torrential Reign", for an early 2004 release through Olympic/Century Media Records. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce European Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced the details of their European tour, set to take place in October/November. These will be the only shows for "2003 Ghost of A Rose Acoustic/Electric Tour", according to the band's web site. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European tour: Oct. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce U.S. Dates

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, have lined up two special U.S. performances during September. Here is the venue, ticket and on-sale information: Wednesday, September 17 Theatre of Living Arts 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-922-0666 - All tickets $29.00 - "Official" on sale date is ...

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RUSH Reveal 'Rio' CD/DVD Details, Dispel Breakup Rumors

Veteran Canadian rock trio RUSH will release the triple-disc live album and double-disc DVD, titled "Rush in Rio", in September via Anthem/Atlantic Records, according to Billboard.com. The DVD version of"Rush in Rio" includes all 28 songs from the CD (recorded last Nov. 23 on the last show of the band's "Vapor Trails" tour), augmented with ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Enter Japanese Chart At No. 15!

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest CD, "Ghost Of A Rose", has entered the Japanese charts at No. 15. In addition, the album is currently at No. 25 on the German chart after three weeks of release. "Ghost Of A Rose", due in the U.S on August 30 through SPV/Steamhammer Records, features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore ...

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MNEMIC To Support DEATH ANGEL In Europe

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will be supporting DEATH ANGEL on their European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 03 - Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive Nov. 04 - London, UK @ Underworld Nov. 06 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg Nov. ...

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GODSMACK To Tour Europe, Film Video For 'Serenity'

GODSMACK will launch a European outing July 13 in Manchester, England and plan to return to the States for a headlining tour in the fall, which like the band's current outing, will offer $10 tickets to U.S. soldiers. "We've always been supportive of our country and our president and stuff like that, whereas a lot ...

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MNEMIC Tap FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Man To Remix Album Cut

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have tapped legendary FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY man Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST) to remix their track "BloodStained" for inclusion on a special edition of their forthcoming debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", and on an exclusive club ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON Postpone Tour

OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, featuring the original founding songwriters of SAXON, guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve Dawson, alongside ex-SAXON drummer Nigel Durham, guitarist Haydn Conway, and vocalist Wardi, have been forced to postpone their previously announced "Second Wave" tour due to the delays in the recording of the album of the same name. The tour, which ...

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MNEMIC Film Video For 'Ghost'

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have shot a music video in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the track "Ghost", the first single off their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", due on July 28 thorugh Nuclear Blast Records. The music video was directed by Patric ...

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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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GODSMACK Set 'Serenity' As Next Single

GODSMACK have set "Serenity" as the next single from the band's latest CD, "Faceless". "Serenity" goes for official adds at radio on June 17, but many stations are already playing the tune. A video will be shot in the coming weeks with a yet-to-be-named director. The song was written by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna in ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Confirmed For SNAKENET METAL NATION FEST 2003

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have been confirmed to appear at Snakenet.com Metal Nation Fest 2003 on June 20 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also set to perform at the two-day event are DAYLIGHT DIES, OCTOBER 31, TWISTED TOWER ...

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MNEMIC Name Debut CD

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have set "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, due in Europe on July 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was recorded at AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen, will contain ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Film Video

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will begin shooting a video for the track "Under Existence" later this week. The group, whose lineup is completed by original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, will enter the studio in July to ...

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SKID ROW To Release Long-Awaited Studio CD And Documentary DVD

SKID ROW's long-awaited new CD, "Thickskin", will be released independently in the United States on Skid Row Records this summer in either July or August. Exact details are still being finalized. A European release is expected around the same time through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW ...

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HASTE Push Back Release Date Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have pushed back the projected release date for their third full-length release, "The Mercury Lift", to July 1 through Century Media Records. "The Mercury Lift" features guest appearances by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and CODESEVEN frontman Jeff Jenkins, and is described by HASTE frontman Kelly Reaves as "both heavier and ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Russian Concert Rescheduled

STRATOVARIUS have announced the rescheduled date for their cancelled Russian show. They will now be playing at Moscow's culture club Gorbunova on July 9. As previously reported, the Finnish melodic metallers cancelled the concert — originally scheduled to take place on May 2 — after the promoter, Ghost Music, "did not fulfill" the terms of ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Make Live Debut

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will make their live debut on May 30 at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also appearing at the show will be headliners MALEVOLENT CREATION. UNHOLY GHOST, whose lineup is completed by original DIABOLIC guitarist ...

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