YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Hits Japanese Charts

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Concerto Suite Live has entered the Japanese International Pop Chart at #4 and the Japanese National Album Chart #29. Also appearing in the top 4 of the International Album Chart this week are ENYA, BACKSTREET BOYS and MARIAH CAREY. ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: "Special Guest Appearance" Planned!

PRIMAL FEAR have completed the recording sessions for their forthcoming album, entitled Black Sun, at House Of Music Studio in Winterbach, Germany and are on their way to Texas' Sonic Ranch Studio to finish the record. According to the group, “Black Sun will be different as the other three albums, but still 150% PRIMAL FEAR.” ...

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RAGE Complete New Album, Plan Festival Appearances

German power metallers RAGE have lined up the following live appearances during the coming months: Apr. 19 Moscow, RUS @ USH "Druzhba" Apr. 20 - St. Petersburg, RUS @ Sport Hall Ubileinyi May 10-11 (near) Lisbon, POR @ Seixal Attack Festival Jun. 07-08 Slvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival As previously reported, RAGE are currently ...

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DIRT To Release Debut CD, Hit The Road

Houston's DIRT are reportedly in negotiations to release their long-awaited Industry Overload CD, which was produced back in 2000 by COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara. Having recently acquired a new guitarist by the name of Thomas (who is said to be rated the sixth best skydiver in the country), DIRT are in the studio rehearsing ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS To Apear At "A Night Of Metal"

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, will play at the A Night of Metal show (also featuring all-girl tribute to AC/DC, WHOLE LOTTA ROSIES) at Paladino's in Reseda, California on March 1st. ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Lens Video For "Rex Talionis"

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, have shot a clip for the track Rex Talionis off their most recent Utopia A.D. CD and are scheduled to make it available via Spinefram Records' upcoming DVD collection, which is tentatively due in February. According to guitarist Alexi Ranta, the video contains live material ...

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ASTRIAAL: New Album, 7" Appearances Planned

Australia's ASTRIAAL are currently writing the material for their forthcoming full-length CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the winter, with Lachlan Mitchell engineering. In other news, ASTRIAAL are due to have their Summoning the Essence of Ancient Wisdom effort released on vinyl with four extra tracks via Norway's Mester Productions in early ...

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