Vagrant has announced the launch of Density Records, a new imprint focused on heavy music. Vagrant president Rich Egan explained:
We’ve been hearing some really exciting younger, heavier bands and wanted to bring them into the Vagrant family,Density allows us to branch out into heavier music and reach a new group of music fans.
To that end, the label has announced their first signing, Kingston, Ontario-based I Hate Sally. The band will make their Density debut on June 12th with the U.S. release of Don’t Worry Lady. Canadian music weekly described the band as “ Converge-esque metalcore” and describes frontwoman Dee Prescott as “harder than most of her whiney male compatriots.”
You can check out some music on their myspace page.
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The lineup for the third annual Sounds Of The Underground has been announced. The folks responsible for putting it together include Music Touring booking agent Tim Borror, Ferret Music executive/artist manager Paul Conroy, Ferret Music owner Carl Severson and artist manager Larry Mazer.
The bill will feature GWAR, Every Time I Die, Necro, Darkest Hour, Heavy Heavy Low Low, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, The Devil Wears Prada, This Is Hell, Goatwhore and more. IT will run from July 6th through August 8th.
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Metalhead.ro has uploaded a gallery more than 200 photos from ROTTING CHRIST’s concert in Bucharest, Romania on April 11.
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Translation Loss Records has announced the signing of Boston-Massachusetts’ BLOODHORSE.
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Manchester, U.K.-based metallers I-DEF-I will play a series of album-launch shows in May to support the release of their debut full-length, “In the Light of a New Day”, due on April 23 via Copro Records.
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FINNTROLL’s fifth album, “Ur Jordens Djup”, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No.
Continue reading FINNTROLL: ‘Ur Jordens Djup’ Enters German Chart At No. 91
Gary Graff of Billboard.com reports that BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE recorded 11 songs for the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2005’s “The Poison” in January and February with producer Colin Richardson at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas.
Continue reading BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Guitarist On Upcoming CD: ‘We’re Trying To Sound Older’
Satanas Rex, the black metal offshoot of U.K.-based Cold Spring, one of the leading industrial/black ambient labels, has signed up-and-coming black metallers FUNERAL THRONE.
Continue reading U.K. Black Metallers FUNERAL THRONE Sign To SATANAS REX
Peter Dolving of THE HAUNTED and Mikael Stanne of DARK TRANQUILLITY will be the special guests of Full Metal Jackie on her specialty metal program “Chaos” this Sunday, April 15 on Indie 103.1 FM.
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SPREAD EAGLE vocalist Ray West will perform at The Cat Club in West Hollywood, California on Sunday, May 6 and at The Joint in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, May 9.
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DOKKEN mainman/namesake Don Dokken has issued the following update: “The boys and I are currently in the studio working on [the new DOKKEN album] ‘Lightning Strikes Again’ and it should be out sometime in September.
Continue reading DOKKEN Plans September Release For ‘Lightning Strikes Again’
QUEEN has been turned into ice cream by Ben & Jerry’s.
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According to a posting at Schlared.com, former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes is asking fans to watch a video his sons made for ACCEPT’s “Balls to the Wall” (Note: they are pretending to be playing along to ACCEPT’s original recording; it’s not a cover version).
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