BLAZE To Film Live DVD In December

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be filming their BLAZE Big Bash performance at JBs in Dudley, U.K. on Saturday, December 18 for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in 2005. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, BLAZE recently cancelled several European gigs in ...

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CENTINEX: 'Live Devastation' EP Artwork Posted Online

Swedish metallers CENTINEX have posted the cover artwork and layout for their upcoming "Live Devastation" 7" EP. Check it out here. The "Live Devastation" 7" EP will be released through Swedmetal within the next few weeks. This limited (500 copies) vinyl feature the tracks "Towards Devastation", recorded live in Borlänge, Sweden, and "Bloodhunt", ...

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BLACKSHINE To Release New Album In January

Stockholm, Sweden's BLACKSHINE have parted ways with SPV/Steamhammer Records and have inked a new deal with NMS/Escapi. The group have just completed work on a new studio album, "Lifeblood", at 52ND Music Studio with co-producer Tor Adolfsson for a January 2005 release. "Lifeblood" marks the recording debut with the group of drummer Stipen (ex-MERCILESS, DIA ...

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BRAINSTORM To Embark On European Headlining Tour

German power metallers BRAINSTORM will be embarking on a European tour beginning on March 23 in Hamburg, Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 23 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle Mar. 24 - Essen, GER @Zeche Carl Mar. 25 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob Mar. 26 - Andernach, GER @ JUZ Mar. 27 - Helmond, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Signs With Japanese Cell-Phone Company

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has signed on with top Japanese cellular company AU to do a weekly spot for those who subscribe to AU's "EZ" channel. EZ channel is similar to cable TV but for your cell phone. Subscribers to this cutting-edge service receive film clips (news, events, music reviews, etc.) nightly in their ...

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GRAVE DIGGER To Enter Studio This Weekend

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will enter Principal studio in Münster, Germany on Saturday (Sept. 4) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due on January 17 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to last year's "Rheingold" will feature "classical heavy metal" material "in the tradition of GRAVE DIGGER," according to a posting on the ...

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