ULI JON ROTH: German Open-Air Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will perform an open-air concert at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. The program will last for approximately three hours (with intermission) and will include a complete rendition of "Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's IV Seasons" as well as many pieces from ...

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STEEL ATTACK To Support EXCITER In Europe

Swedish heavy metal act STEEL ATTACK will support veteran Canadian thrashers EXCITER on a European tour beginning in early October. A third band will be announced soon. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 08 - Osnabrück, GER @ Tor 3 Oct. 09 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Oct. 10 - Zaandam, NETH @ Kade Oct. ...

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DIO's 'Moon' Set To Rise A Week Later

Despite Sanctuary Records' insistence to the contrary, it is now official that DIO's "Master of the Moon" CD will indeed arrive in stores a week later than originally anticipated. According to PR firm Gigante Media, you can grab DIO's latest September 7 in North America. SPV are still planning on issuing the effort in Europe ...

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BODY COUNT Guitarist Passes Away

BODY COUNT guitarist D-Roc (real name Dennis Miles) passed away Tuesday morning (August 17) at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California after a battle with mycosis fungoides, which attacks the lymph nodes and the skin. The band will reportedly go ahead with their previously announced appearances in Boston and New York with ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Embark On New Headlining Tour

The Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will soon embark on a headlining tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, CANDIRIA and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. The trek, dubbed "The War Within" tour, is set to begin September 16 and run through October 2. The group will also play a special one off show supporting JUDAS PRIEST at ...

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DEVOLVED: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new DEVOLVED track, entitled "Fractured", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Fractured" comes off the Australian tech-metallers' new album, "Calculated", which is now due for release in Australia on September 13 through Modern Music via Sony distribution. An international release date will be announced soon. The follow-up to ...

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SOULPREACHER Record New Demo, Seek Record Deal

Raleigh, North Carolina-based doom metallers SOULPREACHER have re-emerged after a lengthy hiatus with a new line-up featuring Trent Giardino (formerly of SHADOWLORE) and Chris Hill (formerly of SORROW BEQUEST) on guitar. The latest demo, "Lost Words" (recorded July 2004) can be downloaded in its entirety from the group's newly re-launched web site. SOULPREACHER, ...

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RESISTANCE To Release Full-Length Debut

Southern California's "pure American metal" band RESISTANCE will release their full-length debut, entitled "Lies in Black", on September 11. The quintet, who have previously shared the stage with such bands as EXODUS, AGENT STEEL, HELLOWEEN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, JAG PANZER and PRONG, will hold an official CD-release party on September 11 at Friar Tucks in Pomona, ...

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ABATTOIR Frontman To Release Solo Album

Thrash metal veteran Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, BLOODLUST, PAGAN WAR MACHINE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION) will be releasing a solo project CD, entitled "Anger As Art", in late August 2004. According to Gaines, the recording will be "exactly what you would expect from me, if you are familiar with the work I have done through the years. ...

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