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Latest Rival News

Below is our complete Rival news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Third Annual Metal Mergence Conference Info

The 3rd Annual Metal Mergence, Chicago's Heavy Metal Conference, will be taking place on Saturday, July 11, 2009. The event features graphic artists, record label and booking reps, live bands, pro question and answer panels and more. The event is hosted by The 1st Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th (Ari Lehman/ First Jason) and features live performances by RIVAL, ION VEIN, MINDWARP CHAMBER, TOMORROW HAS ARRIVED.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Reggie's Rock Room
2109 South State Street

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Rival Signs With Dark Star Records

Rival, one of Chicago's original power metal bands, has signed a distribution deal with Dark Star Records. In 1991 Rival released a five song EP. In 2000 they went back into the studio and recorded their first full length CD titled "Modern World." Rival's most recent full length CD titled "State of Mind" was released in 2003 on Metal Blade Records.

Look for Rival's first two CD's, "Rival" and "Modern World," available for download on Dark Star Records, ITunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and over 100 other digital online stores worldwide on November 18, 2008.

In the meantime, you can also check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.

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