BLIND GUARDIAN OPEN AIR: Complete Lineup Revealed

BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the final running order for the inaugural installment of the Blind Guardian Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 13-14 at BGS Open Air Arena in Coburg/Bamberg, Germany. As previously reported, BLIND GUARDIAN will headline the festival on both evenings with two different sets, which were chosen ...

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M3: Filling The WHITESNAKE Gap

M3, the new band formed by ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin and former WHITESNAKE members Bernie Marsden (guitar), Micky Moody (guitar) and Neil Murray (bass), have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Apr. 26 - Russia May 08 - Holland May 09 - Belgium May 11 – London, UK @ TBA Jun. ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Issue 'Hypersonic' In July

JANE'S ADDICTION are set to release their first studio album in nearly 13 years on July 15. "Hypersonic" will arrive in stores nearly two weeks after the band embarks on the Lollapalooza tour, which kicks off in Michigan July 3. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS ...

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KID ROCK Hard At Work On New Album

KID ROCK and his TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER band are hard at work in his suburban Detroit studio, Clarkston Chophouse, recording material for his next album. Word is that Rock has more than 70 songs written for the project, and he's said he wants to record 50 of them before choosing a final track listing. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, H.I.M. Confirmed For Holland's BOSPOP Festival

MOTÖRHEAD, H.I.M. and ZZ TOP are among the artists confirmed to appear at this year's Bospop festival, which is set to take place on July 11-12 in Weert, Holland. Other acts scheduled to perform at the event include SUBWAY TO SALLY, DANKO JONES and ANOUK. For more information, visit the official festival web site at ...

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MORGION Revamp Lineup, Continue Work On New CD

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have parted ways with vocalist Adrian Leroux (formerly of MINDROT) following the completion of the group's recent Doomination of Europe tour. In his place, the band have enlisted longtime fan and friend Justin Christian, who will be taking up the role of bass guitarist. Additionally, keyboardist and guitarist Gary Griffith will be ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of pictures taken during a recent SYSTEMATIC photo session have been posted online at this location. SYSTEMATIC's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", was released Tuesday (April 15) through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE To Release Debut Next Week

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, will release their debut album, "Waltzing Mephisto", on April 22 through Black Lotus Records. The initial release will be made available in a limited-edition (1,500 copies) slip-case, featuring an alternate cover with an embossed logo. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Unveil New Lineup

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) — featuring Michael Schenker (guitars), Chris Logan (vocals), Stu Hamm (bass) and Jeremy Colson (drums) — are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2001's "Be Aware Of Scorpions", scheduled for a June release via Mascot Records in Europe and Shrapnel in the U.S. Guitarist Schenker assembled MSG in the early ...

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