ANIMAL Announce More Tour Dates

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes, have announced the following dates during May: May 16 - The Caddy Shack - Rochelle, IL May 17 - Penny Road Pub - Barrington, IL ANIMAL's debut album, "900 Lb. Steam", was released in December through Perris Records. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch and wife Esther on the birth of their son Patrick. Patrick came into the world on April 27, weighing in at 8.5 lbs (3.8 kg). BLIND GUARDIAN are set to issue their new live album, simply called "Live", on May 26. The two-disc collection contains ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: Tour Dates Announced

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have line up the following dates during the coming weeks: May 10 - Largo, FL @ Green Parrot (w/ TRIP2GO) May 16 - Tampa, FL @ Liar's Club (w/ SMACKHEAD) Jun. 07 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival Jun. 14 - ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches THE VAULT!

Roadrunner Records U.S. have launched a special section of their official web site called The Vault where you can buy digital files of all Roadrunner music — past and present, deleted and current. Check it out here. In conjunction with the site's launch, SLIPKNOT drummer/MUDERDOLLS guitarist and an avid Roadrunner aficionado Joey Jordison ...

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Original Members Of ELECTRIC WIZARD Leave To Form New Band

After 10 years in the group, original ELECTRIC WIZARD members Mark Greening (drums & piano) and Tim Bagshaw (bass) have quit the British doom veterans to concentrate on their new project, which they have baptized RAMESSES. Completing the new group — which features Tim on lead guitar — is bassist/vocalist Adam Richardson (ex-SPIRMYARD). RAMESSES have ...

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TESLA Hard At Work On New Album

TESLA have spent the past four weeks in the studio tracking their as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due at the end of the year through Sanctuary Records. Among the tracks being considered for inclusion on the self-produced effort are the following: 01. Come To Me 02. Caught In A Dream 03. Got No Glory 04. Heaven ...

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Ex-LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist Seeks New Projects

Guitarist Alex Nelson has officially confirmed his departure from LIZY BORDEN. The following is Nelson's statement on the matter: "Even though it's been a fabulous 18 years (on and off) playing with the coolest guys I could ever hope for, it's time to move on and search for new challenges... "I have decided to pursue ...

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