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DORO PESCH: 'I Think I Will Die On Stage'

Ruben Mosqueda of Sleaze Roxx recently conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Sleaze Roxx: Being that you are one of the top female metal musicians of this generation, how do you feel the metal scene treated women in the past? Doro ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Fan Listens To 'Nostradamus' 365 Straight Days!

Monday, June 15, 2009 marks the 365th straight day Cleveland, Ohio JUDAS PRIEST fan Jim Bartek has listened to PRIEST's "Nostradamus" from start to finish. Bartek's one-year listening obsession was completed early on Monday morning at 1:46 a.m. EST. Bartek's initial listen came on June 16, 2008 when he first obtained a copy of the ...

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TRIXTER Bassist Joins LITA FORD's Touring Band

'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford has recruited P.J. Farley from TRIXTER/RA as her new touring bassist. Farley joins a band that also includes GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and BUMBLEFOOT (the band) drummer Dennis Leeflang. A photo of P.J. performing with Lita Ford on June 13, 2009, in Jackson, California can be ...

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Majesty - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

So many DVDs come with the obligatory footage of band life on the road and all the goofy shenanigans that come along with it. Sometimes it is funny, if only in parts, but too often it seems like little more than home-movie filler. "Majesty", THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's first DVD, not only succeeds as an ...

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Science of Annihilation - CAGE

Proclaiming yourselves to be "American power metal kings", as CAGE does in the booklet for "Science of Annihilation", doesn't exactly smack of humbleness. Then again, CAGE continually backs up their collective words great heavy metal albums, and "Science of Annihilation" is no exception. The fact of the matter is that very few bands play this ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO No Longer Part Of 'Brütal Legend' Game

The management for legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO) has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the producers of the upcoming Brütal Legend game have decided to cut Dio's contributions out of the game, and have replaced him with Tim Curry, a movie actor best known for his role ...

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FORBIDDEN: Quality Uden Footage Available

Quality video footage of reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN performing the song "Step By Step" on May 29, 2009 at De Pul in Uden, the Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "stoneagelightning"). Regarding FORBIDDEN's decision to perform its classic 1990 album, "Twisted Into Form", in its entirety, guitarist Craig Locicero recently said, ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage From Mexico City Available

METALLICA played Mexico City for the first time in a decade on June 4, June 6 and June 7, with the group keeping the shows on its schedule despite the recent outbreak of swine flu that originated in the area. Official Metallica.com footage of the Mexico City concerts — including the pre-show meet-and-greets, tuning-room jams ...

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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK Announces Solo Album Title

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, PAINMUSEUM, SEBASTIAN BACH) has set "The Metalworker" as the title of his upcoming solo album. Songtitles set to apear on the CD include "Don't Shoot The Crown", "Tonight We Ride", "Grand Tourismo Berlinetta" and "Sever The Gods". "The Metalworker" will be accompanied by a heavy metal guitar instructional DVD showcasing ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Legendary rock band ALICE IN CHAINS has set "Black Gives Way To Blue" as the title of its first new studio album in more than 10 years, due on September 29 via EMI's Virgin Records. The band and producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS) began recording last October at Studio 606 in Northridge, California and ...

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ANGER AS ART Joined By Yet Another Member Of ABATTOIR

Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS ART have been joined by guitarist/vocalist Daniel Oliverio (ABATTOIR). "With all due respect to [former guitarist] William [Rustrum], it was clear that musically he was moving in a different direction… a lot more progressive, and perhaps fusion than the formula that ANGER AS ART consists of," says guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines. ...

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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK To Release Guitar Instructional DVD

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM) has issued the following update: "In addition to my upcoming solo record, I have a special surprise to all the guitar players. Yep, you guessed it — I'm preparing my first guitar instructional DVD. I'm excited about this. Well, I guess I do not need to state ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT To Tour With LITA FORD

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will be doing shows over the summer with Lita Ford, playing guitar with Lita's backing group alongside BUMBLEFOOT (the band) drummer Dennis Leeflang. Says Thal: "Lita and I have GN'R's blessings to do this together; all is cool. This won't interfere with upcoming GN'R plans, I'll be flying ...

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CANDLEMASS: Video Footage Of SWEDEN ROCK Performance Available

Video footage of CANDLEMASS's performance at this year's Sweden Rock festival, which was held June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, can be viewed below. "Death Magic Doom", the new album from CANDLEMASS, sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 79 ...

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TEAM CYBERGEIST: Band Lineup Announced For Florida Shows

TEAM CYBERGEIST, the industrial "supergroup" founded by Angel (a.k.a. Andrew Bartolotta), best known as the past/present drummer of such bands as DOPE, GENITORTURERS, PIG, CROSSBREED, SWITCHED, THE UNDEAD, and many others — has announced the lineup of musicians who will take part in the project's upcoming Florida appearances. This will be the first time Angel ...

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ODUM Releases Second EP

Los Angeles, California-based metal band ODUM has just released its self-titled second EP, which marks the group's official return to activities. Currently, ODUM has only two members, remnants of the former lineup — Rob Zeinum (vocals/guitars) and Gus Conde (drums). The German musician and producer Ralf Krashkarma was chosen to head the project, which was ...

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