KALEDON: VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist's Guest Appearance Detailed

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will contribute lead guitar to the following tracks on the upcoming KALEDON CD: "Vultures In the Air", "Black Telepathy" (instrumental) and "Mighty Son of the Great Lord". KALEDON's third full-length album, "The Way of the Light", is currently being recorded at Alpha & Omega studios in Como, Italy for a ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MARK BOALS Records Guest Appearance For Japanese Guitarist

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RING OF FIRE vocalist Mark Boals recently recorded two songs for young Japanese guitarist named Takayoshi Omura. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features additional guest appearances by Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) and Richie Kotzen (ex-MR. BIG, POISON). An August 25 release through Yamaha Music in Japan is expected. ...

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Brazil's MASTERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Officially Cancelled

Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. ...

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VALUME NOB Set Release Date For EP

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have set an October 19 release date through Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music) for their debut EP, "The Most High". A video for the track "Boots" will be shot in New Orleans in August. The group, who describe their music as ...

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FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

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GODDESS OF DESIRE Complete Pre-Production For New CD: Samples Available Online

Dutch heavy/traditional metal band GODDESS OF DESIRE will enter the studio later this year to record their fourth album, entitled "Awaken Pagan Gods", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band's pre-production recordings for the new album, which were completed at former HAMMERHAWK guitarist Paul van Rijswijk's studio in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, ...

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