YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Weighs In On The State Of The Music Business

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen recently spoke to Rock Confidential about the long-overdue U.S. release of his latest album, "Attack!!", and his enduring popularity around the world. Asked if his perception of the music business changed for the better or worse after years of playing and recording as a solo artist, Yngwie said, "That's a ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: New Dates Announced

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have lined up the following dates in early March: Mar. 05 – Seneca, SC @ Blackeys (2004 Mirage Backyard Supershow) Mar. 06 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero As previously reported, SHAITAN MAZAR are currently finishing up the ...

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BALANCE OF POWER Set U.S. Release Date For 'Heathen Machine'

British melodic metallers BALANCE OF POWER will issue their latest CD, "Heathen Machine", in the U.S. on March 30. This will be the first title to be released under DCA Recordings' exclusive distribution agreement with Century Media Records. The album, available in Europe through Germany's Massacre Records, was recorded at POD studios in London and ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, have parted ways with vocalist Trace Edward Zaber. Trace "has announced that he will take a leave of absence from his vocal duties with DAVID SHANKLE GROUP," reads a statement on the group's web site. "This announcement brings with it no bad ...

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SLAYER Drummer Completes 'Dawn Of The Dead' Recording Session

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo recently completed a one-day recording session for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the horror film classic "Dawn of the Dead". "It was absolutely amazing!" Dave said of working with Tyler Bates, composer of the Universal release. A blood-and-guts classic! Working with Tyler Bates was a great experience." The movie ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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COLD Announce New Guitarist

COLD have announced the addition of guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM) to the group's ranks. Rendini joins the band as the replacement for Terry Balsamo, who recently left COLD to hook up with EVANESCENCE. "I just wanted to thank everyone for this amazing welcome into an amazing family!" Eddie said in a statement posted ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Webcast Scheduled For This Weekend

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, will be participating in a live web broadcast from Dime's house this Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. (PST). Fans will be able to chat with the band ...

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WARRIOR: New Song Available For Download

A brand new WARRIOR track, titled "Salvation", has been made available for download from this location. "Salvation" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wars Of Gods And Men", due on February 24 through Reality Entertainment. The CD, which features guest appearances by KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace and GODHEAD guitarist Mike Miller, contains ...

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