DOKKEN Announce Headlining Dates

DOKKEN have announced the following headlining dates following their current Rockfest stint. Sep. 20 - Palo Alto, CA @ Icon Nightclub Sep. 21 - West Sacremento, CA @ Raley Field Oct. 19 - Polk City, FL @ Fantasy of Flight ...

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REIGN OF TERROR To Issue 'Conquer And Divide' In October

REIGN OF TERROR, featuring guitar hero Joe Stump, ex-LOUDNESS/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Michael Vescera, and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson, will issue their new album, entitled Conquer And Divide, on October 23rd in Japan through Avalon Marquee Records. A mid-to-late November release in the rest of the world is expected. According to Stump's official web site, ...

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SILENT FORCE Line Up PROG POWER Warm-Up Gigs

SILENT FORCE, led by former ROYAL HUNT frontman D.C. Cooper, will play several warm-up gigs prior to their appearance at Prog Power festival in Atlanta, Georgia on on November 15th. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 31 - Neunkirchen/Saar, GER @ Stummsche Reithalle Nov. 02 - La Celle, FRA @ St.Cloud Nov. 07 – Münster, ...

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FIREBIRD Cancel Spanish Shows

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have cancelled three Spanish shows that were originally scheduled to take place this weekend. According to an official statement from the group, "the reason for this cancellation is that the band were given the above confirmed dates less than three weeks ago. This meant that ...

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QOTSA, STONE SOUR, SILVERCHAIR: First-Week Sales Numbers Revealed

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE shifted 49,629 units of their latest effort, Songs For The Deaf (according to Soundscan) during the album's first week of release, landing at position #17 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. Meanwhile, STONE SOUR, led by SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, sold 25,737 copies of their self-titled ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Split With Keyboardist

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have parted ways with keyboardist Mikko Harkin. "For personal reasons, a time has come in my life when I have to make a decision in order to be able to go on," Harkin explained in an official statement announcing his decision to leave the group. "I've been fortunate to share ...

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