ULI JON ROTH To Tour North America With MICHAEL SCHENKER

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has confirmed in a posting at his official web site that he is in talks to embark on a month-long co-headlining North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP beginning in late August in San Francisco. Additional dates with GEORGE LYNCH are also being planned. So far, only one date ...

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INNERSELF To Release Debut Album Next Month

Spanish hard rock band INNERSELF will release their debut album, "Emotional Disorder", on July 20 through Locomotive Music. After many show and demo recordings under the moniker LEVIATHAN, Andres Alvarez (guitar), Chema Alvarez (drums), Fernando Mateos (vocals), Ismael Dominguez (bass) and Luis Alberto Miranda (guitar) decided to make a new start in 2001. With a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Talks About Reunion With ROB HALFORD

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Glenn Tipton has spoken to Billboard.com about the band's decision to reunite with singer Rob Halford after 14 years apart. "We actually made the decision in a meeting about the British box set. We went into the meeting with no intention of discussing reformation and when we came out, we decided to ...

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THE CROWN Seek Live Footage For Posthumous DVD

Defunct Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have announced plans to issue a posthumous live DVD and are asking fans for help in compiling THE CROWN live footage for the as-yet-untitled release. Details of all submissions should be sent to Johan. "Of course if we use your stuff, you will be credited for it," the band ...

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OPETH Begin Work On New Material

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has started writing material for the group's next album, tentatively scheduled to be recorded sometime in the early spring of 2005. In other news, Åkerfeldt recently visited No Man Studios in Hemel Hampstead, U.K. to lay down some guitars and backing vocals for the next, as-yet-untitled PORCUPINE TREE record. Mikael plays ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS Filming First Video

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), are currently working on a "non-budget" video for the track "Urh-Nazuur" off their upcoming debut album, "World Wide Death", due on ...

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