VIRGOS Issue Blue Collar CD

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) are currently putting the finishing touches to their new, as-yet-untitled Sylvia Massy-produced album. The band, no longer on Atlantic Records, plan to release their new album on CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records. Limited edition copies of the album will be available in mid-January at www.bandrags.com, ...

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THE TOILET BOYS Hit The UK

THE TOILET BOYS will be playing the following UK shows during January: Jan. 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Jan. 21 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Jan. 22 – Cambridge, UK @ Boat Race Jan. 23 – Newcastle, UK @ Trillians Jan. 24 – York, UK @ Fibbers Jan. 25 – Bradford, UK @ ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Reunion With Rob Halford: Just A Matter Of Time

JUDAS PRIEST fans who are desperately hoping for a reunion with vocalist Rob Halford on the group's next studio offering will be reassured by the fact that the sales of both PRIEST's and Halford's post-split efforts have gone steadily downhill since the singer announced his departure from the band back in 1992. Even though JUDAS ...

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IRON MAIDEN "Rio" Track Listing Revealed

IRON MAIDEN's brand new double live album, entitled Live At Rock In Rio 2001, is scheduled to be issued in Japan on March 20th via Toshiba-EMI Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Introduction 02. The Wicker Man 03. Ghost Of The Navigator 04. Brave New World 05. Wrathchild 06. ...

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DOKKEN's Don To Be Interviewed By WSTB

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken will be doing a live interview with The Classic Metal Show on 88.9 WSTB in Akron, Ohio tonight at 11:00 PM EST. Among other topics, Dokken will be discussing the new album, entitled Long Way Home, as well as the current US tour. For those of you not in the Akron, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GRIP INC., ex-SACRIFICE Men To Collaborate On New CD

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati are rumored to be joining forces in a new “death metal-type” project called TENET, which is scheduled to record its debut album later in the year. As-yet-untitled, the effort will reportedly ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Secure US Deal For "Visibility", "Crap"

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, will issue their latest studio album, High Visibility, in the US through Gearhead Records during March. The same label will also release a collection of the band's singles, entitled Cream Of The Crap, later in the year. ...

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