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RUFFIANS Sign With METAL HEAVEN RECORDS

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert, have signed a deal with Metal Heaven Records. RUFFIANS are currently at Trident/Imperial Studios in Northern California recording their much anticipated new album which will be released worldwide October 2006. RUFFIANS are: Rich Wilde - ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEEP PURPLE ...

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THE CULT Pull Out Of Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL

THE CULT have been removed from the second day of this year's Rockwave Festival, set to take place on July 12 at Terravibe in Malakasa, Greece. The lineup now is as follows: TWISTED SISTER W.A.S.P. CRIMSON GLORY CELTIC FROST MOONSPELL The ticket price for July 12 is 39 Euros. Rockwave Festival has featured in the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 03 - Monsters Of Rock - Milton Keynes, UK Jun. 04 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK Jun. 05 - Hof ter Lo - Antwerp, BEL Jun. 06 - Big Box - Kempten, GER Jun. 07 - Arena - Oberhausen, GER Jun. 09 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Q2K' Reissue Release Date Announced

Rhino Records has set an August 29, 2006 release date for the reissue of QUEENSRŸCHE's 1999 effort, "Q2K". The new CD will include 3-4 bonus tracks, the details of which will be announced soon. Limited-edition signed copies and a free "Q2K" cap will be included in the new package. QUEENSRŸCHE's latest CD, "Operation: Mindcrime II", ...

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P.M.T: New Album Samples Posted Online

Swiss metallers P.M.T have posted four tracks from their forthcoming album, "Topping from Below", at www.myspace.com/pmt1. "Topping From Below" was produced by Dom Favez and mixed by Jay Baumgardner (EVANESCENCE, SEETHER, PAPA ROACH) at NRG studios in North Hollywood. Ted Jensen mastered the album at Sterling Sound in New York. The CD is ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Q2K' Album To Be Reissued Through RHINO

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, the band's current record label, Rhino Records, has purchased the rights to the group's 1999 effort, "Q2K", from Atlantic and plans on re-releasing it soon. Limited-edition signed copies and a free "Q2K" cap will be included in the new package. More information will be made available ...

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MANITOU: 'Deadlock' To Receive Wider European Release In July

Finland's MANITOU, who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, will release their second full-length album, "Deadlock", in Sweden, Spain, Benelux and GAS on July 7 through Metal Heaven Records. The material on the CD is being described as a mixture of IRON MAIDEN, ANNIHILATOR, QUEENSRŸCHE, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, EVERGREY and ...

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SICKENING HORROR Featuring NILE Drummer: Debut Album Completed; Audio Available

SICKENING HORROR, the Athens, Greece-based band featuring NILE drummer George Kollias, have completed work on their debut album, "When Landscapes Bled Backwards", due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The CD was mixed over a three-day period by renowned metal producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and will contain 13 songs. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: 'I'm Really A Sailor'

Launch Radio Networks reports: QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate gave a different kind of performance last night (Wednesday, April 5). While in New York City promoting the band's new album "Operation: Mindcrime II", which came out Tuesday (April 4), he went to Shea Stadium to do the national anthem before the hometown Mets took on the ...

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HALCYON WAY Sign With BOMBWORKS RECORDS

Atlanta-based progressive metal band HALCYON WAY have inked a deal with Bombworks Records out of Dallas, TX. The group's debut CD, "A Manifesto For Domination", will be released late summer 2006 and will be mixed and mastered by James Murphy of TESTAMENT/DEATH fame. HALCYON WAY have shared the stage with SAMAEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, BRAND ...

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