Heavy metal

  1. Victory Extends, Expands Deal With Rise

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has renewed its exclusive distribution agreement with Portland, Ore.-based Rise Records. Victory has been the exclusive distributor of Rise albums in North America since early 2005. Under the terms of the r ...

  2. Victory Re-Signs Thursday

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based independent Victory Records has realigned itself with hard rock band Thursday for the release of a retrospective-focused, as-yet-untitled CD/DVD package. The parting between the two in 2002 was not a pleasant one, as Thursday went so ...

  3. Metal Fans Streamed To Download Festival Site

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The metal/rock Download festival held at Donnington Park in England June 8-10 generated almost a million unique visitors to its dedicated Web site, promoter Live Nation U.K. announced today (June 20). The event, headlined by My Chemical Romance (R ...

  4. Frank Joins Core Entertainment

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Core Entertainment has appointed Brian Frank to managing partner. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Core founding partner Bill Siddons. In his new role, Frank will continue to represent Fu Manchu, Fireball Ministry, the Thieves, and TS ...

  5. Motley Crue Files Lawsuit Against Stubner

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue today filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against Carl Stubner, a manager who represents Crue drummer Tommy Lee, seeking more than $20 million in damages. The suit alleges the Stubner, who serves as CEO of Sanctuary Artist Management, breac ...

  6. Cherry Lane Signs Dilana

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with rocker Dilana Robichaux, who is best known for her participation on the CBS reality-show "Rock Star: Supernova." Robichaux is currently working on material ...

  7. Korn: Back On Top

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's about 45 minutes before Korn is scheduled to take the stage at Los Angeles rock station KROQ's annual Weenie Roast yKorn Takes Its Innovative Record Deal -- And A Host Of Diehard Fans -- To The Bank Fiesta, and the band's roadi ...

  8. Linkin Park Strolls To Euro Chart No. 1

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One Warner Bros. act replaces another at the European Top 100 Albums summit as Linkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.) succeeds Michael Bublé's "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise) at No. 1. In th ...

  9. Changes In Command At Century

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based hard rock/metal label Century Media has undergone a management change. President Marco Barbieri has stepped down and is pursuing interests outside of the music industry. Barbieri led the label through a period of unprecedented gr ...

  10. Slayer, Manson Announce Co-Bill Dates

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Slayer and Marilyn Manson have revealed dates for a 25-city North American co-headline bill, starting July 25 at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Sept. 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Sout ...

  11. EMI Music Pub Ups McCarroll

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Dan McCarroll to senior VP and head of the east coast creative department. He was previously VP of the west coast office. McCarroll, who has already relocated from Los Angeles to New York City, will be responsible ...

  12. CD Buyers Given Edge For Free Ozzfest

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though this summer's Ozzfest tour will cost fans nothing to attend, those who want to purchase Ozzy Osbourne's first new studio album in six years, "Black Rain," will now have a better shot at getting in the door, Billboard.biz ...

  13. Lamb Of God Lead Metal Hammer Nominations

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, American metal outfit Lamb of God are the front-runners for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards ceremony, which will be held June 11 in London. Lamb of God are up for best live band, best international band, album of the yea ...

  14. Cherry Lane Lands Mars

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has closed a publishing deal with Mick Mars, guitarist and co-writer for Mötley Crüe. Under the five-year deal, the publisher will administer Mars' catalog worldwide and will co-publish future compositions created ...

  15. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheatre in Denver. The tour, which brings Poison and ...

  16. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  17. Givens Named VP Of Metal At Koch

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scott Givens has been named VP of metal at Koch Records. Givens will be based in New York and will report to Koch Records president Bob Frank. He will be responsible for all metal signings and the day-to-day management of the division. Previously, ...

  18. Koch Adds Three Labels To Distro Roster

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has added three labels to its exclusive distribution roster -- Regain Records, Mr. Ray and Expansion Team Records. Swedish metal label Regain has worked with the likes of Samael, Marduk, ...

  19. Now Hear This: Your Guide To Unsigned Bands

    March 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST > > > The Envy Corps When the Envy Corps stopped by its nearby Clear Channel-owned radio station last year, the rock quartet had designs on hearing its music on a Sunday-evening local music show. The act didn't dream it would become ...

  20. The Sword Plot Stateside Stint

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal act the Sword will embark on a brief tour starting March 9 at the Launchpad in Albuquerque, N.M. Kemado Recoords labelmates Priestbird, formerly known as Tarantula AD, will support on the stint, which wraps March 23 at Double-Wide in D ...

  21. Will DIYTones Catch On?

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST In my digital entertainment column this week , I wrote about the niche application of DIYtones -- or "do-it-yourself" ringtones. There's something to be said about letting music fans mix their own tones. It's not for everybody, ...

  22. Staind's Lewis Plans Solo Acoustic Tour

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Staind lead vocalist Aaron Lewis will begin a small venue solo acoustic tour on March 1 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit. The first leg of the tour will include close to 30 dates, tentatively wrapping April 6 at the Hampton Beach (N.H.) C ...

  23. Trustkill Joins Fontana Roster

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group's indie distribution arm Fontana has reached an exclusive deal with hard rock label Trustkill Records. Effective immediately, Fontana will begin handling Trustkill product for the U.S. market. Releases from the Tinto ...

  24. ON THE ROAD: MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT We now know for sure that Congress is corrupt, as Ill Nino, Godhead, Ra and the Dreaming are burning up the road in the hard rock Congress of Corruption tour this fall. The tour, which began Sept. 21 We now know for sure that Congress is corrupt, ...

  25. P.O.D. Parts Way With Atlantic Records

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band: 'it's not the same place anymore.' Hard rock act P.O.D. has parted ways with Atlantic Records, to which it has been signed since 1999. According to a statement sent to members of the group's email list, the group became d ...

  26. Lollapalooza 2006 Just The Ticket

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The numbers are in on the Aug. 4-6 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park, and they blow last year's event out of the park. The event grossed nearly $8 million in ticket sales, with total paid The numbers are in on the Aug. 4-6 Lo ...

  27. Fontana, Ipecac Records Ink Deal

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label owned by artist Mike Patton and his manager. Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Ipecac Records, the label owned by artist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Bungle, Tom ...

  28. Fontana, Ipecac Records Ink Deal

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label owned by artist Mike Patton and his manager. Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Ipecac Records, the label owned by artist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Bungle, Tom ...

  29. Metallica, iTunes Strike Deal

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band ends holdout, catalog available on music store. After a long-running holdout from digital distribution services that allow users to purchase individual songs, Metallica has finally made its catalog available online in North America via an exc ...

  30. Zomba Publishing Buys Strongsongs

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Catalog includes songs by Metallica. Catalog includes songs by Metallica. News ...

  31. ADA Opens Shop In U.K.

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eyeing expansion to continental Europe. The Alternative Distribution Alliance, the Warner Music Group owned U.S.-based indie distributor, is now targeting the indie sector in Europe with the recent launch of a distribution operation in the U.K. Su ...

  32. Korn's Davis Itching To Get Back On Stage

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Family Values tour to start July 27. Korn's Jonathan Davis is happy to be alive after a recent near-fatal bout with a blood infection, but he's also itching to get back on stage and do what he does best. "I feel good but I feel like ...

  33. Retail Track

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I just love the packaging for Tool's new album, "10,000 Days." Based on past experience, I will probably love the music too, but haven't heard the album loud yet, i.e., I played it in the office. Read I just love the packaging ...

  34. Retail Track

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I just love the packaging for Tool's new album, "10,000 Days." Based on past experience, I will probably love the music too, but haven't heard the album loud yet, i.e., I played it in the office. Read I just love the packaging ...

  35. Retail Track

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I just love the packaging for Tool's new album, "10,000 Days." Based on past experience, I will probably love the music too, but haven't heard the album loud yet, i.e., I played it in the office. Read I just love the packaging ...

  36. Q&A: JAMES HETFIELD & BILL SILVA

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's 9 a.m. and James Hetfield is on his way to the recording studio where his band, Metallica, is working with producer Rick Rubin on a new album. Five years ago, Hetfield would not have been awake o It's 9 a.m. and James Hetfield is on ...

  37. The Beat

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Read Melinda Newman's column. Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Re ...

  38. The Beat

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Read Melinda Newman's column. Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Re ...

  39. Live Nation, Korn To Resurrect Family Values

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -city North American trek set for summer. Live Nation and Korn will resurrect the Family Values tour this summer with a 30-city North American trek. Also on the bill are Deftones, Stone Sour, Flylef and Dir en gray on the main stage; second stag ...

  40. BMG Songs Signs Lupe Fiasco

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debut album expected this summer. BMG Songs entered into a global co-publishing agreement with Lupe Fiasco, the Chicago-based rapper featured on Kanye West's "Touch the Sky," which he co-wrote. Fiasco's debut album, "Food ...

  41. Ozzy, SOAD, Disturbed To Rock Ozzfest

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The mainstage lineup for Ozzfest 2006 will boast founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne for 10 shows, along with System of a Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil and another major act to be announced o The mainstage lineup for Ozzfest 2006 will boa ...

  42. 'Underground' Readies Second Trek

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST To include roughly 25-30 shows. The second editon of the Sounds of the Underground tour is tenatively set to begin July 7 and will include 25-30 shows. Confirmed acts include As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Terror, Black ...

  43. Lollapalooza Confirmed As 3-Day Fest

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists expected to be confirmed next month. As initially speculated last month, Lollapalooza will return to Chicago's Grant Park as a three-day event in 2006. Organizers Capitol Sports & Entertainment confirmed that the one-time touring ...

  44. Live Nation Invests In Korn

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST International concert promoter Live Nation will invest roughly $3 million in Korn, according to a New York Times article, for an estimated 6% in the rock band's box office, licensing, publishing, merc International concert promoter Live Natio ...

  45. Linkin Park 'Resolving Differences' With WMG

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Band at work on next set. A few months after demanding its release from Warner Music Group, Linkin Park and the label have begun to settle their issues. "We're resolving our differences and we're looking forward to putting out a rec ...

  46. KORN

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Korn is nothing if not a survivor. Having helped launch the much-maligned nü-metal genre in 1994, Korn now finds itself with a new lineup, a new label and, on its seventh album, hints of a new sound. Korn is nothing if not a survivor. Having helpe ...

  47. Motley Crue Extends Tour Into 2006

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trek resumes Feb. 10 in Columbus, Ga. Having racked up an improbably successful reunion tour this year, Motley Crue is heading back on the road in 2006. The hard rock quartet will close out the year with a Dec. 31 New Year's Eve show in Aubur ...

  48. SLIPKNOT

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST During the song "(sic)," a voice shouts, "Here comes the pain!," which is the best description for the Iowa collective's first live album. Slipknot is relentless in its delivery, pounding the adoring During the song " ...

  49. RED Picks Up Relapse Records

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mastodon, High on Fire among catalog acts. Mastodon, High on Fire among catalog acts. News ...

  50. RED Picks Up Relapse Records

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mastodon, High on Fire among catalog acts. Philadelphia-based rock label Relapse Records has signed with RED Distribution. The exclusive distribution agreement will be effective Jan. 1, 2006, and includes Relapse's catalog and future releases ...

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