JOEY BELLADONNA: Tour Dates Announced

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced the following dates in March: Mar. 12 – New Jersey March Metal Meltdown - Irvine, NJ Mar. 13 - Bomb Shelter - Manchester, NH Mar. 19 – Minnesota Metalfest - St. Paul, MN Belladonna is currently selling copies of his third full-length solo album, "03", via his official ...

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WAR & PEACE Album To Include Version Of DOKKEN's 'Walk Away'

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, have confirmed that a total of 14 tracks will now be featured on their forthcoming album, "The Walls Have Eyes", due on April 19 through Z Records. The track listing will include an exclusive European bonus track — a version of DOKKEN's "Walk ...

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DREAM THEATER's PETRUCCI: New Guitar Models Detailed

OLP Guitars (Officially Licensed Product) has posted some information about the new John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) models being released. Check it out here. As previously reported, Petrucci has set "Suspended Animation" as the title of his new solo album, tentatively due later in the year. No further details are available at this time. ...

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VALUME NOB Hit The Studio, Schedule Shows

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, will be entering the studio March 14 to begin recording some new material for a spring release. In the meantime, the band have announced the following shows in April: Apr. 02 - T.B.A. Apr. 03 - Zeppelins - Metairie, La The group, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Defends The Group's Right To Rock

In a recent interview with The Daily Journal, DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover spoke about the contributions of former PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to the group's early sound and the changes brought about with the addition of Ritchie's permanent replacement, Steve Morse. "You know, it's strange with a group," he said. You think that someone ...

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EUROPE: More Summer Appearances Announced

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have added more dates to their upcoming summer 2004 European tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Jun. 11 – Hamar, NOR @ Valset Arena Jun. 12 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jul. 17 – Vaasa, FIN @ Rockperry Festival Aug. 07 – Gent, BEL @ Lokerse ...

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DRAGONFORCE: 'Sonic Firestorm' Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", has been posted online at this location. "Sonic Firestorm" is scheduled for release on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at Thin Ice Studios, Virginia Water, Surrey, England with producer Karl Groom. All the ...

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LIONSHEART Sign European Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, have inked a European deal with Frontiers Records for the release of the group's fourth studio album, "Abyss", due out on May 3. "Abyss", was recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Oxford, U.K. throughout May/June 2003 and was ...

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FORSAKEN To Release Sophomore Album

Maltese doom metal band FORSAKEN are set to release their second full-length album, entitled "Anima Mundi", on Golden Lake Productions (Scotland) during the coming weeks. The album features seven tracks for a total running time of 52 minutes. The track listing is as follows: 01. Kindred Veil 02. Sephiroth 03. The Poet's Nightmare 04. Whispering ...

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