Pure Steel Promotion Signs Heaven’s Guardian

Brazilian metal act Heaven’s Guardian signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Promotion. The album “Signs,” which was released in Brazil though Megahard Records in 2015 will be released worldwide on February 20th. More news coming soon.

Heaven’s Guardian was formed in 1997 and released three full length albums. The lineup is as follows:

Olivia Bayer – vocals (female)
Flávio Mendes – vocals
Luiz Maurício – guitars
Ericsson Marin – guitars
Everton Marin – keyboards
Murilo Ramos – bass
Arthur Albuquerque – drums

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Vatican Signs With Pure Steel Records

Vatican has inked a new deal with Pure Steel Records, with a new album now on the horizon. The label comments:

“As a further enhancement of the U.S. division of Pure Steel Records, we are proud to announce that Vatican from Cleveland Ohio, active since 1986, have signed a worldwide deal with us. The long-awaited new studio album of the band was recorded. More news coming soon.”

Brain McNasty: lead vocals, bass
Vincent J Vatican: guitar, vocals
Ed Miller: guitar, vocals
Vic Gribouski: drums, vocals
Jon Shatschneider: keyboards, vocals

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Noveria Starts Pre-Production On New Album

Italy’s Noveria has issued the following brief announcement about starting work on an upcoming sophomore album:

“Hello Metallers! We’re glad to announce the begin of the pre-production of new killer material… we’ve been working non stop for 2 days with our drummer Omar Campitelli building up new grooves and atmospheres!

“More news coming in the next days! In the meantime we wish you all a great New Year’s eve! Rock On!”

Noveria’s debut full-length “Risen” album (reviewed here) earned the band our “best newcomer of 2014” award.

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Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody To Headline Made Of Metal Festival 2014

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody is proud to announce that on Friday, August 15th 2014, the band will headline the first evening of the Made Of Metal festival in Hodonin, Czech Republic. The group will be presenting a cinematic show based on video projection and other surprises, with more news coming soon.

The band also recently revealed the first details on an upcoming album which will be recorded and mixed once again in the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (Kempten, Germany) and is set to be released by Nuclear Blast in 2014. A trailer for the new album is available below.

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Moonlight Signs To Impaled Records For Release Of New Album "Lucifer’s Rising"

Mexican black metal act Moonlight had previously announced the new album “Lucifer’s Rising” would be released in March of this year, and the band has now checked in with the following update about signing a new record deal for the release:

“The band has signed a record deal with black metal label Impaled Records from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The label will release the band’s new album called ‘Lucifer’s Rising’ in July of 2012. More news coming soon…”

You can check out Moonlight’s music by heading over to the band’s official MySpace page here.

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Rise To Remain Announces New Drummer And Bassist

Rise to Remain, which announced the departure of two members last month, has now checked in with the following update about recruiting a new bass player and drummer:

“Attention Risers!! We are all very proud to announce that we have found our guys! Today, we welcome Joshua Hammond and Adam Lewin in to Rise To Remain, on bass and drums respectively!

“They shone through an already fantastic bunch of musicians and people that we auditioned, and we can not wait to raise some hell and introduce them to you all. RTR style! It all starts here…and there is still more news coming! Keep your eyes peeled, and your ears open.

“All our love. Austin, Ben, Will, Josh and Adam. Rise To Remain.”

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