ENTWINE To Support XANDRIA In Germany

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have been confirmed as special support for XANDRIA on their upcoming tour of Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 19 – Osnabrück, GER @ Lagerhalle Nov. 20 - Bad Salzungen, GER @ Kallewerk Nov. 21 - Münster-Dieburg, GER @ Live Arena Nov. 22 - Kassel, GER @ Musiktheater Nov. 23 - ...

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STATETROOPER's NWOBHM Roots Run Deep

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have drafted Tony O'Hora on bass guitar, a man better known for his roles as frontman for outfits such as thrashers ONSLAUGHT, NWOBHM veterans PRAYING MANTIS, '80s rockers HIGHWIRE, his own HORA-KANE project, AOR band TORINO and even ...

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EXTOL: New Songtitles Announced

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have finished mixing their fourth full-length album, tentatively titiled "Gloriana", at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MNEMIC) for an early 2005 release through Century Media Records. The end result is a 49-minute long effort containing 11 brand new songs that are being described ...

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UNEARTH: Invitation-Only Showcase Announced

"The Metal Show", as heard weekly on 92.3 FM WXTM in Cleveland, has announced another special edition of their "Metal Show Unleashed" sessions. Metal Blade recording artists and Ozzfest 2004 participants UNEARTH will be in for a special "Unleashed" session at the Lava Room Recording Studio in Cleveland on Thursday, September 30 at 2pm. This ...

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ONE FOR NOTHING Record New Material, Seek Label Home

ONE FOR NOTHING (formerly ETHER SEEDS) have been maintaining an increasingly busy schedule after emerging from a marathon recording and mixing session at New York's famed Quad Studios. The band tracked several new tunes that they plan to make available online in the coming weeks. Guitarist Stephen Seals recently conducted an interview for the Oct. ...

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FALCONER To Begin Recording In December

Sweden's FALCONER have announced the addition of guitarist Jimmy Hedlund to the group's ranks. Hedlund "totally outshone the rest of the applicants," according to a press release. "He nailed every note in each of the three songs that were tested, and possesses some amazing solo skills as well!" FALCONER will enter the studio in late ...

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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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