POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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ROUGH SILK: Lineup Revamped, Writing 'Heavy' Songs Again

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hello friends. Well, I'm thinkin' 'bout how to begin this? I guess the best way is to just go for it!!! "Alright. As I'm writing this now I am the only 'surviving' member of ...

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SABATON To Release New Album In March

Sweden's SABATON have set "Primo Victoria" as the title of their sophomore full-length effort, tentatively due in Scandinavia on March 9, 2005 via Black Lodge Records. The album was recorded in Studio Abyss in February 2004, mastered at Polar studios and features artwork by Mattias Norén of Progart Media. A couple of tracks from the ...

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PSYCHOTRON Putting Finishing Touches On Third CD

German power/thrash band PSYCHOTRON have nearly finished recording their third CD, entitled "Pray For Salvation", at Decode studios. The mix and mastering will be done by R.D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY). An early 2005 release is expected. The follow-up to this year's "Open the Gate", "Pray For Salvation" will feature the following track listing: 01. Pray ...

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FIVE STAR PRISON CELL Complete Work On Debut Album

FIVE STAR PRISON CELL, the Melbourne, Australia-based tech-metal band featuring former FRANKENBOK vocalist Adam Glynn along with members of TENSION and EXTRA VIRGIN, have completed work on their debut album, "The Complete First Season", with producer D.W Norton for a tentative February 2005 release through Faultline Records/Gorilla Music (via Shock Records distribution). The album's artwork ...

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DISBELIEF Looking For Extras To Appear In New Video

German death metallers DISBELIEF will be shooting a video for the track "Rewind It All (Death Or Glory)", taken from their upcoming album "66 Sick", on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at Live Arena in Münster/Breitefeld, Germany beginning at 6:00 p.m. The band are searching for extras to appear in the video, so everyone — fans, ...

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