DREAM EVIL: 'The Book Of Heavy Metal' Release Date Pushed Forward

DREAM EVIL's third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal", will be issued on May 24 — one week ahead of its previously announced May 31 release date. The follow-up to last year's "Evilized", "The Book Of Heavy Metal" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and features special guest appearances by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist ...

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MOB RULES: New Album To Include Bonus CD Of Rare Material

German melodic metallers MOB RULES will release their fourth album, "Among the Gods", as a digipack featuring rare and previously unreleased audio and video material. The complete track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: Audio: 01. Battlefield Control (unreleased outtake 2002) 02. All That I Bleed (SAVATAGE Cover) 03. Hydrophobia (alternate version) CD-Rom: ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Speaks Out: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted another "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. In related news, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has addressed recent fan questions regarding the possibility of the band ever embarking on a full-fledged U.S. tour. Writing to the band's official message ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY Schedule CD-Release Party

Long-running Canadian thrashers INFERNAL MAJESTY will hold a CD-release party for their latest album, "One Who Points To Death", on April 24 at The Cobalt in Vancouver B.C. Also appearing will be CRADLE TO GRAVE and WIDOWMAKER. As previously reported, INFERNAL MAJESTY's long-awaited new CD, "One Who Points to Death", is scheduled for release on ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Roadie Talks About Working For OZZY OSBOURNE

The News & Star has interviewed Dave Tangye, one of the authors of "How Black Was Our Sabbath", which looks at the band's exploits during their Seventies' heyday. Tangye, 53, worked with SABBATH for three years and was later Ozzy Osbourne's personal assistant. "How Black Was Our Sabbath" was co-written with another roadie, Graham Wright. ...

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GODSMACK To Film Pennsylvania Show For Upcoming DVD

GODSMACK will film their Friday (April 9) show in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for an upcoming DVD, according to a recent journal post on their official site. The disc also will include interviews and assorted offstage tour footage. In other news, a Super Audio CD (SACD) version of the band's acoustic album, "The Other Side", is in ...

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ELEKTRIC ZOO Finalize European Tour Dates

ELEKTRIC ZOO, the new project featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE), have finalized the dates for their upcoming European mini-tour. The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 17 - Vox Pub - Vittuone (MI), ITA Apr. 19 - Orpheum – Graz, AUT Apr. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Schedule In-Store Signing

MACHINE HEAD will be at Rasputin Music in San Lorenzo, Ca. on Tuesday, April 20 between 6 and 8 p.m. for an in-store signing. Click here for directions. MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes of Empires", will receive its long-awaited North American release on April 20 through Roadrunner Records. The band ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST A&R Executive Passes Away At Age 58

Paul Atkinson, a former head of A&R at CBS, RCA and MCA, where he signed the likes of JUDAS PRIEST and ABBA, among others, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 58. Atkinson died peacefully in his sleep Thursday at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center after a long battle with liver and ...

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