MASTERPLAN, SYMPHONY X Vocalists Team Up For New Release

Jorn Lande of MASTERPLAN and Russell Allen of SYMPHONY X have teamed up for an album together that will be released under the LANDE/ALLEN banner. The album is still in the recording stages, but is backed up by a stunning set of songs provided by Swedish guitar hero Magnus Karlsson (LAST TRIBE). No further details ...

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VAN HALEN To Record New Studio Album?

According to a posting at MelodicRock.com, VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen told radio station Q95 (Indianapolis) earlier this week that tentative plans exist for the group to record a new studio album in the near future. Current VAN HALEN rumors suggest a slew of tour dates outside the USA for 2005, including ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Does Not Endorse Brazil's 'Fuck Off Zetro' Festival

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has distanced himself from the Brazlian "Fuck Off Zetro" festival being staged by aggrieved bands originally scheduled to act as support on EXODUS' recently postponed South American tour. The event, the name of which refers to former EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, (whose departure from the group led to the last-minute ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Burn My Eyes' Anniversary Show To Be Released On DVD

MACHINE HEAD's performance of their classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes", in its entirety on August 8, 2004 at the Philadelphia stop on their "Road Rage" tour was filmed with a six-camera, 24-track digital filming-and-recording rig courtesy of the guys at High Roller Productions. In addition, plans still exist for the group to film their ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Still Hungry' Release Date Pushed Back

Eagle Rock Entertainment has pushed back the release date of TWISTED SISTER's "Still Hungry" CD — a re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album "Stay Hungry" — to October 19. "Still Hungry" — which was produced by Mark Mendoza, a longtime producer/engineer in addition to his bass guitar duties with TWISTED SISTER — ...

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IMPERIA: Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of high-quality photos of IMPERIA, the new band fronted by former TRAIL OF TEARS singer Helena Iren Michaelsen, performing at Aalst Rockt in Aalst, Belgium on September 18 have been posted online at Datapix-Designs.com. As previously reported, IMPERIA will release their debut album, "The Ancient Dance of Qetesh", in the Benelux ...

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PRONG Drummer To Guest In SUBSONIC Video

PRONG drummer Dan Laudo will make an appearance behind the drum kit during the video shoot for "Dream American", the new single from SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks. The video is scheduled to be shot next month in Chicago. "Dream American" comes off SUBSONIC's sophomore album, "No Such Soul", ...

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CINDERELLA Frontman To Make Fan's Dream Come True

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer will help make a fan's dream come true on the next episode of "Extreme Makeover" airing on ABC on Thursday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST. Tom will reportedly help the fan write a song and there will be some clips of CINDERELLA videos. For more information on "Extreme ...

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AC/DC Meets DAN RATHER? Audio Available

ECC reports: Years ago, The Evolution Control Committee put out a 7" single on the Eerie Materials label called "Rocked By Rape". The single's A-side blended together CBS anchor Dan Rather rapping violent rhetoric over a plodding beat of collaged AC/DC riffs. The B-side starts with a cut-up of dialogue explaining how to ...

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