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MEMORAIN Signs With PULVERISED RECORDS

MEMORAIN, the project led by Greek guitarist Ilias Papadakis, has inked a deal with Pulverised Records. The band's fourth full-length effort, entitled "Evolution", is tentatively due in early 2011. Guest musicians on the CD include Ralph Santolla (guitar; OBITUARY, DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH), Gene Hoglan (drums; DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL), ...

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OBITUARY Wants TERRY BUTLER To Be Band's New Permanent Bassist

Contraband Candy's René Ackermann conducted an interview with Trevor Peres and Ralph Santolla of Florida death metal legends OBITUARY at this year's edition of the Hole In The Sky festival (a.k.a. Bergen Metal Fest XI), which was held August 25-28 in Bergen, Norway. You can now watch the chat below. When asked about the absence ...

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STEEL PANTHER: New Audio Interview With MICHAEL STARR

Valerie Bastien, a contributing editor to The Voice Connection and RockSource360, recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Starr of the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the members of STEEL PANTHER as ...

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STEEL PANTHER Interviewed On KISW's 'The Men's Room'

Lexxi Foxxx and Stix Zadinia of the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER were the featured guests on the July 22, 2010 edition of "The Men's Room" on the Seattle station KISW 99.9 FM. His appearance can now be streamed using the audio player below. A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the ...

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STEEL PANTHER Guitarist Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold'

Guitarist Satchel (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) of the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER was interviewed on the July 17 edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. The program is now available for streaming using the audio player below. A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the members of STEEL PANTHER as they ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: First-Ever U.K. Headlining Tour Announced

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD has announced a headlining tour of the U.K. in November. Following its recent appearance at the Download festival in the U.K., where the band kicked off the Sunday on the Ronnie James Dio stage in front of thousands of fans, WHITE WIZZARD is set to return for ...

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STEEL PANTHER Interviewed By VEGAS ROCKS! TV

Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! TV conducted an interview with the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER on June 19, 2010 at the Ovation (inside the Green Valley Ranch Hotel & Casino) in Henderson, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below. A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the members of STEEL ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist To Guest On MEMORAIN Album

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) will make an appearance on the forthcoming album from Greek metallers MEMORAIN. Entitled "Evolution", the CD will feature 12 tracks, including "Where Hate Lies", the demo version of which is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Other guest musicians scheduled to appear on ...

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Former KORN Guitarist Interviewed In Holland

Former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was interviewed by a fan on June 11, 2010 in Purmerend, Holland. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Last year, Head announced that he had chosen his bandmates — Michael Valentine (bass); Scott Von Heldt (guitar); Ralph Patlan (guitars); Brian Ruedy (keyboards, programming) and Dan ...

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STEEL PANTHER: New Video Interview Available

The outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER was interviewed by NME TV at this year's Download festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below. According to Classic Rock magazine, STEEL PANTHER released a new single on June 13 — a surprise cover version ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Unveils New Lineup

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD has revealed its new lineup ahead of the band's appearance at the Download festival in the U.K. this weekend. Joining founding member Jon Leon, guitarist Chad Bryan and drummer Giovanni Durst are newly recruited singer and former CELLADOR frontman Michael Gremio, along with new lead guitarist and ...

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STEEL PANTHER Covers BACKSTREET BOYS

According to Classic Rock magazine, the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER will release a new single on June 13 — a surprise cover version of BACKSTREET BOYS' mega-hit "I Want It That Way". This will only be available as a download single. A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the ...

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BONDED BY BLOOD: European Tour Dates Announced

Pomona, California thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD have scheduled the following European tour dates: Aug. 12 - Josefov, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Open Air Festival Aug. 13 - Leeds, UK - The Well Aug. 14 - Edinburgh, UK - Bannerman's Aug. 15 - Derby, UK - Bloodstock Open Air Commented BONDED BY BLOOD frontman Jose ...

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STEEL PANTHER Drummer Talks About COMEDY CENTRAL Show Pilot

On Thursday, May 13, Shawn of Rockstar Radio (Hamilton, Montana's KBAZ-FM) conducted an interview with drummer Stix Zadinia of the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the members of STEEL PANTHER as they attempt ...

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Previously Unheard RONNIE JAMES DIO Chat Posted Online

Ralph Sutton of the nationally syndicated rock radio show "The Tour Bus" has released the following message: "About 10 years ago, Ronnie James Dio came in the studio and I decided to just hit record on an in-studio mic and tape everything that was said both ON and OFF the air. His wife [Wendy] was ...

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DARKSIDE Guitarist To Tour With SAWTHIS

Janos Murri, who was the session guitarist for DARKSIDE on the band's tour with MOONSPELL in 2007 and a recording member of DEMOLITION, has been recruited by Italian death/thrashers SAWTHIS to play guitar on their upcoming East European tour supporting Polish death metallers VADER. Janos, who started his musical endeavors in the ranks of RESURRECTURIS, ...

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STEEL PANTHER TV Show Coming To COMEDY CENTRAL

A loosely scripted docu-reality show which follows the members of the outrageous and popular '80s-style "hair" band STEEL PANTHER as they attempt to bring back heavy metal is one of the pilots that were ordered by Comedy Central as part of the network's next year of production. Tentatively titled "Steel Panther", the show is created ...

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DESTRUCTION Frontman Interviewed On 'The Santollicas'; Audio Available

Bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION was interviewed on a recent edition of "The Santollicas", the new Bogota, Colombia-based radio show hosted by guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) and his wife, Svetlana. The chat is now available for streaming in five parts below. You can listen and/or watch ...

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Guitarist GUS G. Talks About How He Landed OZZY OSBOURNE Gig On 'The Santollicas'

FIREWIND/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G. was interviewed on last Wednesday's (April 14) edition of "The Santollicas", the new Bogota, Colombia-based radio show hosted by guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) and his wife, Svetlana. The chat is now available for streaming in five parts below. You can listen and/or watch "The Santollicas" at ...

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