STEVE VAI To Perform At Japanese Concerto

Steve Vai will be performing in Tokyo in July as a featured performer at the world premiere of composer Ichiro Nodaira's Fire Strings, a concerto for electric guitar and 100-piece orchestra. Steve will perform with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, at the prestigious Suntory Hall in Tokyo, on July 24th, July 25th, and July 26th. ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Frontman To Guest On BABYLON WHORES CD

THE BLACK LEAGUE frontman Taneli Jarva (formerly of SENTENCED) has recorded backing vocals for two tracks on the forthcoming BABYLON WHORES album, entitled Death Of The West, which is due on May 17th. Taneli lends his voice to the cuts "Life Fades Away" and "A Pale Horse Against Time". In other news, THE BLACK LEAGUE ...

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MESHUGGAH: A Whole Lot Of "Nothing"

MESHUGGAH are tentatively scheduled to release their fourth full-length album, entitled Nothing, on August 6th through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first disc of new material since 1998's Chaosphere, Nothing is currently being produced by the band at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden, and at their home studio just outside Stockholm. The full track listing ...

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SPINESHANK Get "Violent" On Forthcoming CD

SPINESHANK will begin pre-production on their upcoming album, titled Violent Mood Swings, with producer Howard Benson (i.e. SEPULTURA, P.O.D.) on May 28th. They expect to finish up the process a short time later and are slated to begin recording the album on June 10th. 15 songs in total are set to be tracked, with around ...

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CHEN MO: Crossover Metal Dutch Style

Holland's "crossover metal" act CHEN MO, featuring former members of FROZEN SUN, CURFEW, WITHIN TEMPTATION, BLOODSESSIONS, THRENODY and SILICON HEAD, will enter the studio during the summer with producer Daan van der Elsken to record their debut EP, entitled Modesto Nights. For more information, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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ROBERT PLANT To Guest On New PRIMAL SCREAM CD

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will make a guest appearance on the PRIMAL SCREAM track "The Lord Is My Shotgun", playing harmonica. The collaboration came about because of a conversation on the street with PS singer Bobbie Gillespie: "Robert lives near our studio and we're always having a chat", he said. "I asked him ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Tour Europe In The Fall

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, are in the process of arranging a European tour in September/October. Tentative dates so far include the following: Sep. 20 – Palatent - Venice, ITA Sep. 21 – Barfly - Ancona, ITA Sep. ...

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OZZFEST Shuffles Dates, Showcases Dutch Metal Acts

The Ozzfest show at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, originally scheduled for Thursday, August 29th has been changed to Sunday, August 25th. In addition, the Ozzfest date at AutoWest Amphitheatre in Sacramento, originally scheduled for Sunday, August 25th has been changed to Saturday, August 24th. In related news, the Nijmegen, Netherlands edition of Ozzfest, which ...

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