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IN THIS MOMENT Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of IN THIS MOMENT to a worldwide deal. The Southern California-based quintet quickly became one of the most talked about artists within the local scene due to the intensity of frontwoman Maria Brink and an undying work ethic. This buzz carried over to the band’s MySpace page resulting ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Malfunctioning?

Launch Radio Networks reports: Despite repeated assurances that their forthcoming "hiatus" is not a break-up, SYSTEM OF A DOWN reportedly acted like a band on the brink at the opening day of this summer's Ozzfest last Thursday (June 29) in Auburn, Washington, about 30 miles from Seattle. According to MTV.com, the members of SYSTEM arrived ...

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THOR: New Album Premiere Available

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 78 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this third and final installment of their "Canada Rocks" series, host Mark Strigl is joined via telephone by Spinerazor recording artist CJ SLEEZ. Interview topics include her new album, "Back from the Brink", songwriting and touring with her brand new band, and the day ...

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SICK OF IT ALL: 'Death To Tyrants' Details Revealed

New York City hardcore heavyweights SICK OF IT ALL will release their brand-new studio album, "Death to Tyrants", on Century Media Records in Europe (Abacus Recordings in North America) on the following dates: Benelux: Friday, April 14, 2006 Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Saturday, April 15, 2006 Finland, Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 Italy: Friday, April ...

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CORNERSTONE Featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman: New Album Is Sounding 'Very Passionate'

CORNERSTONE, the Danish/British melodic metal band featuring YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-RAINBOW frontman Doogie White and ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen, are continuing work on their fourth album, tentatively titled "Two Tales and One Tomorrow", due later in the year. The band have posted the following update on the album's recording sessions via their official web site: "The ...

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LORDI To Represent Finland In EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Finland's hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been selected as the Finnish representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest. LORDI won the Finnish national selection with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and will represent the country in the semifinal of the 51st Eurovision Song Contest ...

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STONE SOUR: Ex-SOULFLY Drummer MAYORGA To Play On New Album

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are hard at work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). Guitarist Josh Rand has filed the following candid report from inside the studio: "As we roll into week four of the recording process for the new ...

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CENTINEX: Spanish, Swedish Dates Announced

Sweden's CENTINEX have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Feb. 22 - Tarragona, SPA - Sala Zero Feb. 23 - San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante), SPA - Sala Musicalia Feb. 24 - Santa María (Mallorca), SPA - Factoria De So Feb. 25 - Madrid, SPA - Sala Staff Feb. 26 - Santander, ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Mixing Debut Album; Tour Dates Announced

Hollywood, California-based, female-fronted metal/post-hardcore outfit IN THIS MOMENT are mixing their debut album with Ulrich Wilde (PANTERA, STATIC-X, BLEEDING THROUGH, DEFTONES, SOIL) for a late winter independent release. In the meantime, the band have announced a number of tour dates that will take them through the end of January. Check out the dates, as well ...

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NONPOINT Hurricane Benefit Raises Over $15,000

On November 11, Bieler Bros. Records artist NONPOINT played a sold-out show with THE BLACK MARIA and BURN SEASON at Ricochet in Ft. Myers, Florida. All of the proceeds from the door and the 800+ copies sold of NONPOINT's new CD, "To the Pain", were donated to the hurricane victims fund to help continue to ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman Hard At Work On New CORNERSTONE Album

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has just returned from Stonelab Studios in Denmark where he finished laying down vocals for several tracks for the new CORNERSTONE album with ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen. Commented White: "Well, that was a lot of fun. We did the vocals on six brand new songs. There comes a point ...

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THE FIFTH SUN: 'The Hunger to Survive' To Arrive This Month

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN, whose current lineup includes Swedish drummer Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, ex-KEROZENE, TRANSPORT LEAGUE), have issued the following update: "We will have the [second] album ['The Hunger to Survive'] back from manufacture in a few short days. 8-page full color booklet, she looks lean and mean! T-shirts, Long sleeves, ...

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NONPOINT: 'To The Pain' TV Spot Posted Online

A TV spot for NONPOINT's new album, "To the Pain", has been posted online at this location. The video features never-before-seen footage and a clip of the Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit's video for their new single, "Bullet with a Name". NONPOINT's fourth album, "To the Pain" is scheduled for release on November ...

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NONPOINT: 'To The Pain' Track Listing Revealed

Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit NONPOINT have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "To the Pain", due on November 8 via Bieler Bros./Lava. The album's first single, "Bullet with a Name", has received a lot of early radio play and has clocked as the #1 requested song on Active Rock radio stations such ...

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Stratovarius - STRATOVARIUS

"This year has been a nightmare," sings Timo Kotipelto in the first line of the first song of "Stratovarius". He's not kidding — mainman Timo Tolkki's very public mental health issues, the band's disintegration, keyboardist Jens Johanssen literally pissing on Tolkki on stage — the fact that this album even exists is miraculous. The fact ...

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CORNERSTONE To Enter Studio In October

British hard rock vocalist Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) will be in Copenhagen, Denmark in early October recording some songs for the as-yet-untitled new CORNERSTONE album. "I am really excited at getting back into the studio with the band," said White in a statetement. "We hope to announce the name of the album and ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Out Of Katrina's Path

SUPERJOINT RITUAL's publicist, Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR, has issued the following statement on the band's behalf: "SUPERJOINT RITUAL made it out of New Orleans safely prior to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The band wishes the best for family, friends and fellow citizens of New Orleans who have had loss due to the devastation ...

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The Unreal Never Lived - YOB

Oregon's YOB requires little in the way of an introduction. Doom folks "in the know" are well aware of the trio's already impressive body of work that includes "Elaborations of Carbon" (12th Records), "Catharsis" (Lunasound/Abstract Sounds), and the band's 2004 Metal Blade debut, "The Illusion of Motion". That "The Unreal Never Lived" consists of only ...

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CORNERSTONE Frontman DOOGIE WHITE Talks About Upcoming CD

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are hard at work writing songs for a new studio album, tentatively due next year. Commented Doogie: "Once again the new material is taking a slight twist and a bit of a turn from the previous releases. We have ...

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CORNERSTONE: Live Album Track Listing Revealed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have finalized the track listing for their live album, "Cornerstone In Concert", due in Japan on July 6 via Yamaha Communications and in Europe on July 11 via Massacre Records. "Cornerstone In Concert" was recorded at several shows on ...

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