ULI JON ROTH: Special Guests Confirmed For 'Rock Meets Renaissance' Concert

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will be joined by several very special guests during their performance at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. Performing several pieces with SKY ORCHESTRA will be Doro Pesch, Victor Smolski (RAGE) and Liz Vandall. The program will last for approximately ...

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SLIPKNOT To Play Korea For First Time

SLIPKNOT will play their first concert in South Korea in November. This highly anticipated gig will finally take place after the cancellation of the group's original show in early February due to delays in the production of the band's latest album, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". Hardcore SLIPKNOT fans in South Korea previously had to ...

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Bassist BARRY SPARKS Comments On UFO Tour

Bassist extraordinaire Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ex-MSG, TED NUGENT) has commented on the reports that he will be filling in for UFO bassist Pete Way on the band's upcoming U.S. tour after Way was denied a working visa "due to having overstayed the number of days he was there on his last visit." Says Sparks: "Well, ...

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KAAMOS: New Album Delayed

Swedish death metallers KAAMOS have pushed back the projected release date of their second full-length album, "Lucifer Rising" (Candlelight/PHD), to late fall/winter. No reason was given for the delay. The follow-up to 2002's "Kaamos" will contain the following 10 tracks: 01. Black Revelation 02. Gnosticon 03. Inaugurating Evil 04. Theriomorphic Pandaemonium 05. Dark Void 06. ...

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SECRET SPHERE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE have completed pre-production for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Nuclear Blast Records. With regards to the musical direction of the new material, SECRET SPHERE guitarist Aldo Lonobile writes on the group's web site, "We have changed a little bit once again, as in our style! But ...

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GWAR: 'War Party' Cover Artwork Posted Online

GWAR have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "War Party", at this location. The long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived", "War Party" was recorded at Wreckroom Studios in Richmond, Va. and was mixed at the Chop Shop in New York City. Handling the production duties was Glen Robinson, who worked ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finish Mixing New Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. 14 tracks were laid ...

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INVOCATOR Part Ways With Bassist

Bassist Carsten Mikkelsen has left long-running Danish thrashers INVOCATOR "due to lack of interest," according to a posting on the group's web site. For the time being, the band will carry on as a three-piece. Mikkelsen made his recorded debut with INVOCATOR on the "Dying To Live" CD — the band's last album before they ...

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MCBRAIN DAMAGE: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of high-quality pictures from the MCBRAIN DAMAGE show at B.B. King's in New York City on Saturday (Sept. 4) have been posted online at this location. MCBRAIN DAMAGE features IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE. The ...

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