ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: First Tour Dates Announced

The first three dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a ...

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PANTHEON I Finish Recording Full-Length Debut

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), have set "Atrocity Divine" as the title of their debut full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD "turned out to be an even more brutal and dark album ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: RUSH, ATREYU, UNEARTH, NEUROSIS

RUSH's brand-new CD, "Feedback", a collection of covers of classics popularized by the likes of THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS, has sold 48,006 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 19 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. ATREYU's "Curse" registered a first-week tally of 34,144, landing at ...

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AMON AMARTH Finalize Track Listing, Release Date For New Album

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Fate of Norns", due on September 6 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to last year's "Versus The World", "Fate of Norns" (which refers to the three Norns — or "godesses of fate" — Urd, Skuld and Verdandi, who, in Scandinavian mythology, sit ...

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NIKKI SIXX To Sue DRAGONFLY CLOTHING

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION/MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "The good, the bad and the ugly "The good: Finally [wife] Donna and I are taking the kids on a vacation. 10 days of nothing but sun, sun and more sun. A well-deserved break ...

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KALEDON Enter Studio To Record New Album

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will enter Alpha & Omega studios in Como, Italy on Wednesday (July 7) to begin recording their third full-length album, "The Way of the Light", for a January 2005 release through SteelBorn Records. The follow-up to 2003's "The King's Rescue" will feature guest appearances by STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael and ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING: 'Onward To Mecca' To Arrive In September

Long-running death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have set a September 7 release date through Olympic Recordings for their new album, "Onward to Mecca". The group's first studio release in five years was recorded at Full Force Studios and engineered by Terrance Hobbs (SUFFOCATION). The follow-up to 1999's "Driven To Conquer", which is said to be "sure ...

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DANZIG Set Release Date For 'Circle Of Snakes'

DANZIG have set an August 31 release date through frontman Glenn Danzig's Evilive label (Regain Records in Europe) for their eighth studio album, "Circle of Snakes". A single from the album — containing the title cut, "1000 Devils Reign" and "When We Were Dead" — has just been released to radio. "Circle of Snakes" (view ...

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