MANOWAR To Headline Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST 2005

MANOWAR have been confirmed as the headliners of Earthshaker Fest 2005, a three-day event set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Legendary rock promoter/record producer Rainer Hansel brought MANOWAR and Earthshaker Fest together, knowing both were committed to presenting the highest quality production and creating the ultimate festival experience for fans. He was ...

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ENFORSAKEN To Record PANTERA Cover For DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute CD

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN will be contributing their cover of PANTERA's "Mouth For War" to an upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott tribute CD. More information will be made available soon. In other news, ENFORSAKEN are currently looking for a label to release their latest album, "The Forever Endeavor", on vinyl. "Century Media has given ...

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EXTOL Finish Filming 'Pearl' Video

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have finished filming a video for the song "Pearl" off their forthcoming fourth full-length album, "Blueprint" (short for "The Blueprint Dives"). Commented the band: It took us two days to get things right, and it was just like the '24' series! The guys in Helmet Productions didn't sleep for like ...

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VIOLENT STORM Sign Japanese Record Deal

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, have inked a deal with a deal with King Records in Japan and Watanabe Music Publishing Japan. The group, whose sound is described as "a sonic barrage of stunning vocals, ripping guitars, relentless bass, and pounding drums, anchored around solid songwriting you ...

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WAYSTED: New Audio Interview Posted Online

Bassist Pete Way's (UFO, WAYSTED) official web site has posted an audio interview with Way and WAYSTED frontman Fin recorded on December 21, 2004. Among the topics covered during the interview are the new WAYSTED album, "Back From the Dead", upcoming WAYSTED tour dates, Pete's ongoing problem with entering the United States, and the murder ...

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OUTBURST Change Title Of Debut Album

Dutch thrashers OUTBURST have changed the projected title of their debut album to "Fair and Balanced" from the previously announced "From Hell". "Fair and Balanced" was recorded at Double Noise studio in Tilburg, Holland with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES, HIDING WITH GIRL). The CD will feature two guest appearances: TEXTURES vocalist Eric Kalsbeek can be ...

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Finnish H.I.M. Documentary To Air In February

The Finnish channel TV 2 will be airing a new H.I.M. documentary in February. The documentary was reportedly shot by frontman Ville Valo's girlfriend Jonna Nygren and follows the band during their U.S. tour. No exact air date has been set. In other news, H.I.M. have been confirmed to pay the 2005 edition of the ...

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