THE JON OLIVA PROJECT To Begin Pre-Production For Debut Album

THE JON OLIVA PROJECT, consisting of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE, will begin pre-production next week for the group's first album, tentatively due in late spring, "just in time for the Euro-festival run and anywhere else we can perform in Europe while we are there," according to drummer Christopher ...

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ATTACKER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

Reunited New Jersey metal legends ATTACKER have been confirmed for this year's Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The complete list of bands scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: MANILLA ROAD HALLOWEEN BLITZKRIEG CLOVEN HOOF ATTACKER WIZARD ELIXIR MAJESTY DARK QUARTERER ...

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DEW-SCENTED: Live Video Posted Online

A video of German thrashers DEW-SCENTED performing live at last year's New Jersey Metal and Hardcore Fest has been posted online at www.evileyesight.com. DEW-SCENTED's most recent studio album, "Impact", was released in Europe in September through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Inwards" was recorded at Stage One studios in Bühne, Germany ...

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ANATHEMA Set U.S. Release Date For 'A Natural Disaster'

ANATHEMA have set a February 24 U.S. release date through KOCH Records/Music For Nations for their seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster". The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and was ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Guitarist To Jam With WELL OF SOULS

John Perez of SOLITUDE AETURNUS will join Brainticket recording artists WELL OF SOULS on stage January 24 at the WELL OF SOULS CD release party at the 19th Hole in the Woodlands, Texas. The group, along with Perez, will be performing "Falling" off SOLITUDE AETURNUS' third CD, "Through the Darkest Hour" (Pavement), as well as ...

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FLESHCRAWL: New Song Available For Download

A brand new FLESHCRAWL track, titled "Beneath A Dying Sun", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Beneath A Dying Sun" comes off the group's seventh album, "Made of Flesh", due on February 23 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Soulskinner" was recorded at Studio Underground ...

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Former HELSTAR Vocalist To Perform Special Show

Vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES) will play a special show at the 19th Hole Grill & Bar in The Woodlands, Texas this Saturday, January 17. According to a posting at Metal-Rules.com, "originally expected to perform were Rivera's current main act SEVEN WITCHES, however, a scheduling conflict surrounding their appearance in San Antonio ...

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New STRATOVARIUS Singer: Audio, Video Samples Available!

STRATOVARIUS' brand-new vocalist Katriina Wiiala (a.k.a. "Miss K") spent the last four years fronting a "melodic hard rock" band called AURORA K, with whom she performed a number of gigs in addition to recording a two-song single, titled "11th Hour". According to Katriina's official biography (posted on AURORA K's web site), the singer ...

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