Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Pens Track For Wrestler HAVOK

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has finished writing and recording an all-instrumental track for an Arizona-based wrestler named Havok. "This song is a customized, personalized song just for him," Amy writes on her web site. "When he walks out on to the stage (all 6 foot 7 of him), this song pumps up the crowd!! ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Vs. JACK KOSHICK: Bounced Checks And Threats Of Bodily Harm

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and ex-HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have issued the following press release regarding their dealings with well-known heavy metal concert promoter Jack Koshick (Milwaukee Metalfest, March Metal Meltdown): "To date, SEVEN WITCHES has played three Koshick events, and until recently, was always treated well. However, following ...

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WIZARD Commence Songwriting Sessions For New Album

German power metallers WIZARD have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sixth album, tentatively due in May 2005 through Limb Music Products. The follow-up to 2003's "Odin" will be recorded during January/February 2005 and will feature "WIZARD-style" lyrics again, "just as the fans expect them to be," according to a posting on the Limb Music ...

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STORMWITCH, EVIDENCE ONE To Team Up For Special German Show

German melodic metallers STORMWITCH and EVIDENCE ONE will be teaming up for a special show at Die Halle in Reichenbach (near Göppingen), Germany on September 17. Both STORMWITCH and EVIDENCE ONE will be releasing brand-new albums through Nuclear Blast on November 15 — "Witchcraft" and "Tattoed Heart", respectively. The upcoming show will mark the first ...

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DIO Bassist RUDY SARZO Updates Tour Diary

DIO bassist Rudy Sarzo (ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE) has uploaded a bunch of photos from the group's recent European tour. Check them out here. As previously reported, DIO's latest album, "Master of the Moon", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on September 7 through Sanctuary Records. SPV are planning on issuing ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Thrown Off Air For Using Profanity

DIMMU BORGIR were promptly escorted from the premises after using profanity during a live radio interview Wednesday afternoon (August 18) for commercial rock radio station WMMS-FM (100.7) in Cleveland. The Norwegian black metal act were in town to promote their appearance on the main stage of Ozzfest at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland on ...

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