JUDAS PRIEST: New Album To Receive DualDisc Release

According to MusicTap.net, Epic will celebrate the reunion of the "Painkiller"-era JUDAS PRIEST lineup by issuing a DualDisc for the band's upcoming "Angel of Retribution" title. It is scheduled for March 1 and coinciding with the release of the CD. Rob Halford's first album with the band in 15 years, "Angel of Retribution" was produced ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For ROCK THE BOAT Festival

MASTERPLAN, the German/Norwegian band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed for the Rock the Boat festival on April 22-23. The festival will take place on Stena Saga, a big ferry which goes between Oslo and Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are RAIN, ...

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ADEMA: New Singer Announced; Album Details Revealed

ADEMA have announced the addition of REWIND YESTERDAY singer Luke Caraciolli to the group's ranks. The band are currently hard at work on their Earache Records debut, "Planets", tentatively due in early April. A single, entitled "Tornado", will precede the album during the coming weeks. 16 tracks will be included on the follow-up to 2003's ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Release New CD In February

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have posted the following update at their official web site: "The new SHAITAN MAZAR CD, 'Catalyst of Amalgamation', is now in the duplicating process. A February release date will be set very soon. The CDs will be sold ...

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BATTERED Confirmed For Norway's KARMØYGEDDON METAL FESTIVAL

BATTERED, the new Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums), have been confirmed for the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival 2005, a two-day event set to be held June 17-18, 2005 in Kopervik, Norway. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include GRIFFIN, ...

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FATES WARNING To Film 'Simple Human' Video

FATES WARNING are reportedly scheduled to film a video for the song "Simple Human" on January 23. Directing the clip will be Jerry Clubb of MentalSuplex Productions, who has previously worked with SIX FEET UNDER on their "Dead and Buried" video. "Simple Human" (mp3) comes off the group's recently released CD, "FWX", available ...

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THE DUSKFALL Part Ways With Bassist

Luleå, Sweden-based metallers THE DUSKFALL have parted ways with bassist Kaj Molin. "[Kaj] decided to leave the band due to musical differences with the rest of the band," the group write on their web site. "We all thank Kaj for his years of devotion for the band and we will miss him. No replacement is ...

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DEFTONES Drummer Talks About New Album

DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the making of the group's new studio album with legendary producer Bob Ezrin — whose credit list includes the PINK FLOYD opus "The Wall". "At this point, we just needed to change things up," Cunningham said of the decision to switch producers for the ...

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IMPERIA: 'Angelchild' Video Posted Online

IMPERIA, the new band fronted by former TRAIL OF TEARS singer Helena Iren Michaelsen, have uploaded their video for the track "Angelchild" at this location. "Angelchild" comes off IMPERIA's debut album, "The Ancient Dance of Qetesh", available now on Ebony Tears. The CD was mixed at Franky's Recording Kitchen in Nieuwleusen, Holland. ...

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