DIO, ANTHRAX, FIREBALL MINISTRY: First Tour Dates Announced

The first couple of dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. featuring DIO, ANTHRAX and FIREBALL MINISTRY. They are as follows: Sep. 28 - Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY (ANTHRAX only?) Oct. 01 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (w/ MOTÖRHEAD) Oct. 02 - Beacon Theatre – New York, NY More dates will ...

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IRON MAIDEN Manager Confirms Plans For 'Early Years' DVD

IRON MAIDEN manager, Rod Smallwood of the Sanctuary Music Group, has confirmed via the band's official web site that plans exist for MAIDEN to issue a new DVD in the fall. "You guys are always on the ball, and yes the rumours are correct," Smallwood writes. "There will be a MAIDEN DVD out in the ...

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METALLICA Want Early 'St. Anger' Tracks To Come Out

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has told Launch Radio Networks that he hopes that some of the early material the band recorded at The Presidio (a rented barrack at an army base) in San Francisco originally meant for the "St. Anger" album will eventually be released: "We were thinking about [putting some of the material out ...

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BLASTMASTERS: Debut Demo Available For Download

BLASTMASTERS, the Florida-based death metal band led by former DIABOLIC/UNHOLY GHOST drummer Lee "Aantar" Coates, have completed work on their debut self-titled demo at D.O.W. Studios with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL, UNHOLY GHOST). The complete track listing for the demo is as follows: 01. Digital Control (mp3) 02. The Beheadings (

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SAMAEL: 'Telepath' Single Audio Clips Available Online

Audio clips of all the tracks from the forthcoming SAMAEL single, "Telepath", can be downloaded at Cede.ch. The complete track listing for the single, due on September 6, is as follows: 01. Telepath (3:35) 02. Inch Allah (3:33) 03. Telepathic (remix) (4:19) 04. Inch Allah (karaoke version) (3:33) 05. Telepathic (instrumental version) (4:19) ...

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VARATHRON To Record New Album In September

Greek black metallers VARATHRON have signed with Black Lotus Records. The group's first full-length album since 1995 will be recorded in September for an early 2005 release. VARATHRON's last full-length effort, "Walpurgisnacht", was released through Unisound. An EP, entitled "The Lament of Gods", came out in 1998 via Pagan Records. ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist To Contribute To MARKO PAVIC's Solo Project

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello is the latest guest musician to contribute to the solo project of Yugoslav-born guitarist Marko Pavic, tentatively expected in early 2005. Among the other artists confirmed to appear on the upcoming CD are vocalist Chris Catena, bassist Tony Franklin (WHITESNAKE, THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER), keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij (ARTENSION, RING OF ...

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