SILENCER To Hit The Road Later In The Month

Colorado's SILENCER have announced the following tour dates: Jul. 15 – Cotati, CA @ Friar Tuck's Jul. 16 – Downey, CA @ Stardust Lounge Jul. 17 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon Jul. 18 – Tempe, AZ @ Minder Binder's Jul. 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Attic Jul. 20 – Amarillo, TX @ ...

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ThePLATFORM Partners With SPEAKEASY To Power Successful Launch Of METALLICAVAULT.COM

thePlatform for Media, Inc., a leading provider of software for rich media content management, publishing, and reporting software, announced it partnered with Speakeasy, the nation's largest independent broadband provider, to provide software content management and presentation for www.metallicavault.com, the first authorized online distribution point for the music of rock legends METALLICA. thePlatform has ...

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RING OF FIRE Announce New Keyboardist, Record Label

RING OF FIRE, the new band led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mark Boals, have added keyboardist Steve Weingart to the group's lineup. "[Steve] is very well-known here in Los Angeles and elsewhere as a classically-trained killer genius on piano, synth, and organ with lightning fast fingers and amazing sounds!" writes Boals on the band's ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist: My Most Memorable Tours

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson recently spoke to Suite101.com about his most memorable tours. "The two best tours DOKKEN ever did were the DIO tour in '84-'85 and the AEROSMITH tour in '87 and '88," he said. "Those were definitely both peaks in different ways. DIO was a great band, and we were learning. We ...

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DARKANE To Play Israel In September

Sweden's DARKANE will perform a show in Tel-Aviv, Israel on September 25. The gig has been arranged to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Israeli label-distribution-booking agency Raven Music. More information will be made available soon. DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström and drummer Peter Wildoer have finished writing almost a half album's worth of new material, ...

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GOD FORBID To Enter Studio This Week

GOD FORBID will enter Trax East Studios this week with producer Eric Rachel (ATREYU, NORA) to record their eagerly anticipated new full-length album. Look for an EP, entitled "Gone Forever", to surface in late August that will feature some new studio tracks. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Determination" is due to be mixed by ...

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Former BLUE CHEER Member ETHAN JAMES Dead At 56

Ethan James, a member of the '60s heavy metal band BLUE CHEER who shifted in the 1980s to a behind-the-scenes role as producer and engineer on dozens of recordings, has died, the Los Angeles Times has reported. He was 56 years old. James died June 19 in San Francisco after an eight-month battle with liver ...

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Lawsuit Over Guitarist's Death Kept Alive By Judge

Brian Anderson of Contra Costa Times reports that an Alameda County judge has preliminarily declined to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the California Department of Transportation of failing to keep safe a section of Interstate 580 in Livermore where an up-and-coming heavy metal guitarist was killed last year. Judge Steven Brick overruled Thursday (July 3) the ...

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PITCHSHIFTER To Issue Posthumous DVD

Defunct British industrial metallers PITCHSHIFTER have announced plans to issue a posthumous DVD, titled "P.S.I.entology", through their own PSI Records Ltd. Commented vocalist J.S. Clayden and bassist Mark Clayden, "First off we just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who bought the live/remix double album. It means a lot to us to ...

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