TRANSPORT LEAGUE Announce New Guitarist

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have announced the addition of guitarist Martin M to the group's ranks. Martin M joins the group as the replacement for Dan J, who left the band last month "due to personal and economical problems." Martin M will make his live debut with the group on June 19 at the Waldrock Festival ...

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RING OF FIRE Finalize New Album Title, Release Date

RING OF FIRE, the new band led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mark Boals, have set "Lapse Of Reality" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "Dreamtower", due on July 22 through Japan's King Records. The Japanese edition will contain 14 songs, including two as-yet-untitled bonus cuts. "Lapse Of Reality" track listing: 01. Lapse ...

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LEAVES' EYES: Wave Gotik Treffen Photos Posted Online

Datapix Agency has uploaded photos of LEAVES' EYES performing live at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany on May 28. Check them out here. LEAVES' EYES' debut album, "Lovelorn", was released last month through Napalm Records. The group's next live appearance will take place at the Skeleton Bash festival on June ...

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GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY Is Not Allowed To Be In KISS

On the eve of the release of his long-awaited new solo album, "Asshole", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons spoke to Billboard magazine about the group's impressive legacy. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Billboard: How do you respond to people who say the band isn't really Kiss unless it consists of the ...

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KELLY KEELING To Sing On Italy's MOONSTONE Project

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) will sing on the track "Slave Of Time" from MOONSTONE, a "straight rocker with a southern feel" that is set to appear on the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. In addition, Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK ...

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PANTHEON I Continue Work On Full-Length Debut

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), are currently recording the vocals for their debut full-length album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "We have recorded 12 songs, and I can assure you that this will be a ...

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Former DEFIANCE Guitarist Talks About The Band's Legacy

Guitarist Jim Adams of the long-defunct San Francisco Bay Area thrash band DEFIANCE (which at one time featured current SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel) recently spoke to Aesthetic Extremity Webzine about the band's relatively short career and the possibility of a reunion at some point in the future. Asked if there is any truth to the ...

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