Tag: Universal Music Group

Escape The Fate – Max Green (bass)

ESCAPE THE FATE has just released Issues, their debut release for DGC/Interscope, and their 3rd overall album. The Las Vegas quartet just had an album release party in Hollywood, California at the infamous Crazy Girls strip club, and SMNnews was there for the debauchery. Although the band members are all in their early 20’s, Escape …

ABUSED ROMANCE: Tour with Trapt Announced, New Track Released

ABUSED ROMANCE, the Los Angeles based melodic rock band signed to new Universal Music Group distributed label Freeway Records, will be going on tour this fall with Trapt. The band has also just released “Sound of Violence,” a new track off of the band’s upcoming debut album, Shine. The record was recorded in Los Angeles …

DEFAULT – Free Album Stream Leaked

Comes and Goes, the new album from Default, is available as a full stream for the entire week. Recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Bob Marlette (Ozzy Osbourne, Shinedown), Comes and Goes is the Canadian combo’s 4th studio album. The record was originally came out in their native country in late 2009, but contractual …

ABUSED ROMANCE: New Single and Tour Dates Released

Los Angeles based melodic rockers ABUSED ROMANCE have just premiered “Vaporize,” a new single from their forthcoming debut album, Shine. The band have also revealed a new slew of tour dates that find the band supporting veteran Florida hard rockers Nonpoint and Egypt Central. Abused Romance will be releasing Shine, via Freeway Records/Universal Music Group, …

Major Label CEO Dangles the Carrot Once Again

Remember when we asked you if you supported major labels? Now Universal Music Group Distribution president and CEO Jim Urie is back for more! SMNnews received another ‘personal’ email from the man today… The general subtext is, Urie is seeking your support in getting ISPs to report piracy to the music industry. Do you find …

LOGAN – Kenny Collins (vocals)

LOGAN is a Scottish melodic rock band that shouldn’t have a hard time finding a home on American radio. The quintet have jammed their upcoming The Great Unknown album with arena-ready choruses and one searing vocal performance after the other.  The aforementioned album, hitting stores in September, was produced by none other than Keith Olsen. …

History of Roadrunner Records

The label was launched in 1980 as “Roadracer Records” in the Netherlands. Roadrunner’s initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. In 1986 Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices in Wales, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Denmark and the latest in Canada. Early successes included albums from …

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP LAUNCHES SIX-STRING™ ON APP STORE, FEATURES NEW SCORPIONS SONG

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today announced the launch of Six-String™ on the App Store. Six-String is a new iPhone and iPod touch music app that delivers a dynamic guitar experience and includes chart-topping hits culled from real studio masters. Six-String™ authentically recreates the guitar playing experience using tracks gathered from …

Rob Halford Releases New CD – Oct. 26th 2009

METAL GOD RECORDS DEBUTS HALFORD III – WINTER SONGS OCTOBER 26TH, 2009 HALFORD III VIDEO PROMO AND PRE-SALE BEGINS AT: www.MetalGodShop.com Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 For Immediate Release: Just in time for the 2009 holiday season comes a release that is sure to grab the attention of heavy metal fans worldwide, as legendary singer Rob …

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