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SAVAGE CIRCUS: Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Joins Forces With PERSUADER Members

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has teamed up with PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) in a new project called SAVAGE CIRCUS. This collaboration is not to be confused with Stauch's as-yet-unnamed band with SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid, which recently finished recording a full-length album. Stauch has issued ...

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STRATOVARIUS Allow Fans To Vote For 'Ideal Setlist'

Reunited Finnish power metallers STRATOVARIUS have launched a poll in the "Forum" section of their web site to allow fans to vote for their favorite STRATOVARIUS songs in their "ideal setlist." The posting also reads that the choices could influence the band's selection of material for their upcoming world tour. Click here to ...

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TEOS Confirmed To Support METAL CHURCH In South Jersey

American power metallers TEOS will support METAL CHURCH at the Pirate's Den in Gloucester, NJ on Monday November 29. TEOS will also introduce their new lead singer at the show. Back with a new record and some new blood, METAL CHURCH are currently in the middle of a U.S. tour in support of their new ...

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TEOS To Support MCBRAIN DAMAGE In Philadelphia

Philadelphia power metal quintet TEOS will open the MCBRAIN DAMAGE show at the Trocadero Theater on Tuesday August 31. MCBRAIN DAMAGE features IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE. The band's live show will concentrate on an IRON MAIDEN format, playing ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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AXXIS Drummer Missing

Richard Michalski (photo), drummer for the German metal band AXXIS, has reportedly been missing for the past year and "the band, friends and colleagues are searching for him with the help of the police, but there is no sign of life at the moment," according to a statement released by the band's record ...

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Review: OZZY's Metal Shows Fatigue

David Sprague of The New York Daily News reports that "viewers of MTV's 'The Osbournes' were left this season wondering just how much reality the show actually presented. The same question came to mind when the brood's patriarch took the stage Monday (August 18) at the PNC Bank Arts Center. "Ostensibly the ringmaster of Ozzfest's ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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