Former THE CROWN Guitarist Launches ANGEL BLAKE

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen has announced the formation of his solo project, dubbed ANGEL BLAKE. An introductory posting from Marko on the project's official web site reads as follows: "ANGEL BLAKE is the name of my present musical direction. "When THE CROWN split up, I took a heavy trip in the ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: First-Ever Single Auctioned On EBAY

Ronnie James Dio's first seven-inch single, "Lover / Conquest", was recently auctioned on eBay. The 1958 single, only 500 copies of which are believed to have been manufactured, was reportedly sold for over $200. As previously reported, Ronnie James Dio's first LP — a 1963 release by RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS entitled "Dio At ...

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CEREMONIUM To Reunite For NEW YEAR'S MALICE FEST Appearance

New York dark metallers CEREMONIUM will be reuniting for an appearance at the New Year's Malice Fest on Saturday, February 5 at Connections in Passaic, New Jersey. The group's current lineup is the one featured on their "No Longer Silent" album — Thomas Pioli, Brandon Diaz, Chris Tredici and Brian Yost — minus Pasquale Reca, ...

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OSBOURNES Increase Tsunami Donation

According to ContactMusic.com, Sharon Osbourne was so moved by the plight of the Asian tsunami disaster victims that she has pledged a donation of $190,000. Osbourne initially donated $47,500, but decided to give more after watching endless "heartbreaking" news reports. Osbourne, who earned $13.3 million in 2004, said, "There are really no words to describe ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman to Help Launch New Marchitecture

According to TheInquirer.net, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and Intel's boss Craig Barrett will announce the UmixIT marchitecture on Janaury 6 at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Using antique techniques of online journalism TheInquirer.net's Fuad Abazovic discovered that UmixIT is actually sound mixer powered by the famous music application Cakewalk. It's a way to allow ...

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EPICA: In Mixing Mode

EPICA, the Dutch group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have posted the following message on their official web site: "At this moment the new EPICA album is being mixed by Philip Colodetti and Sascha Paeth. You may already know Sascha from the work he did ...

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