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LEATHERWOLF: U.S. Dates Announced

California metallers LEATHERWOLF have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 01 - FBI Rock Club - Houston, TX Sep. 02 - Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio, TX Sep. 14 - ProgPower VII (Preparty) - Atlanta, GA Sep. 22 - The Firehouse - St. George, Utah Sep. 23 - Tailspin - Las Vegas, ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Complete Work On 'Warball'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have completed work on their new album, "Warball", due in October via Mascot Records. The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen (ANVIL CHORUS). The group's ...

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EAGLE ROCK Sells SPITFIRE RECORDS

In its first move under its new name of Redux Records, the company formerly known as Sheridan Square Entertainment has acquired the 200-album Spitfire Records catalog from Eagle Rock Entertainment. The Spitfire catalog includes BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, TWISTED SISTER, ALICE COOPER, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH and THE EXPLOITED. "We will continue ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist Hospitalized With Appendix Infection

Bassist Dave Starr of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS has posted the following message on the band's official forum: "VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe is in the hospital here in Alameda, Ca. with an infection in his appendix and he is waiting for surgery. If anyone would like to send him ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To Release 'Warball' In October

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have changed the projected title of their new album to "Warball" from the previously announced "Sonic Rebellion". The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Juan J. Orteaga and includes guitarists Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen. The group's first CD with new ...

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My Bloodied Wings - IMAGIKA

After languishing in import and tribute-album hell for years, the time finally seems right for California's IMAGIKA to make a dent in their home country. Their fierce, aggressive take on traditional melodic metal is potent, full of dramatic flourishes and virtuoso star turns that should have the prog/power set eating out of their hands. "My ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Live Album Due In The Fall

QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Word from the Campaign is that there are a lot of projects going on while the band's touring in support of 'Operation: Mindcrime II'. For example... while the band has been on the road they have been busy writing new material for the next ...

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LEATHERWOLF Frontman Reports On BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

LEATHERWOLF frontman Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "A bit of news from the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany. it was put together well. Things went very smooth. It was about 4,000 when LEATHERWOLF started and an estimated 20,000 at peak WHITESNAKE time! When it was our ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Among Judges At 6th Annual INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Ozzy Osbourne has been announced as one of more than a dozen music artists/music industry professionals who will serve as judges at the sixth annual Independent Music Awards. Created by Music Resource Group, publisher of the best-selling Musician's Atlas contact resource, the IMA program coordinates a variety of programs and events to market and promote ...

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TIGERTAILZ Name Dispute Resolved?

TIGERTAILZ — featuring Pepsi Tate, Jay Pepper, Kim Hooker and Matt Blakout — have on Thursday (June 22) received the U.K. Patent Office ruling on their opposition to the registration of the TIGERTAILZ name as a trademark made by Steevi Jaimz. Jaimz, a former vocalist with TIGERTAILZ, was replaced by Kim Hooker back in 1988. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE 'Arrest' Explained

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has issued the following update regarding the recent report that the entire band was arrested on June 11 at the Amsterdam, Netherlands, airport for allegedly smuggling illegal firearms: "What a day! At the airport in Amsterdam, we were all lined up at the ticket counter checking in for the flight to ...

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SHOCKER TOYS Brings GWAR to SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2006!

This fall, Shocker Toys will unleash a powerful force onto the sleepy little inhabitants of this plastic buying world. That force is called GWAR!! Like any good army, GWAR will send out some advance scouts to San Diego Comic Con... just to freak out the Cosplay kids. Sculpted by Justice Joseph, Shocker presents the GWAR: ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Guitarist MIKE CHLASCIAK: Touring With GUNS N' ROSES 'Will Be Killer'

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak and HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM/ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek will be joining former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach on his upcoming European tour as the support act for GUNS N' ROSES. The group's touring lineup will be completed by bassist Rob De Luca (ex-SPREAD EAGLE) and second guitarist Johnny Chromatic. Commented Mike: "In ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Rock And Ride Across America For Charity

QUEENSRŸCHE will rock and ride across America for charity this summer as the band partners with Buell Motorcycles to raise money for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation during the band's upcoming U.S. tour sponsored by VH1 Classic. QUEENSRŸCHE is offering fans the rare and exciting opportunity to join singer Geoff Tate and guitarist Mike ...

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LEATHERWOLF's GAYER, ROBERTS To Guest On KNAC.COM

Founding LEATHERWOLF members Geoff Gayer (guitar) and Dean Roberts (drums) will be making an in-studio appearance on today's "Junkman Show" on KNAC.com between 5 and 7:00 p.m. PST. The duo will preview songs from the forthcoming LEATHERWOLF record, "World Asylum", due out in early June on the band's N.I.L.8 Records label in North America. The ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Mixing New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have posted the following message on their official web site: "Congratulations to Larry Howe [VICIOUS RUMORS drummer] who has been asked to play drums for W.A.S.P. on their U.S. and European tours this summer! And also to Carl Albert's [late VR singer] son, Keven Albert, guitarist for ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Previously Unheard Track Posted Online

Rockdetector.com is hosting an entire chapter from Garry Sharpe-Young's new "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" book at this location. The chapter in question deals with the mystery surrounding David Donato's term of duty with BLACK SABBATH in 1985. Speaking exclusively to Garry Sharpe-Young, Donato (together with comments from other band members) details exactly how long ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Drummer LARRY HOWE Joins W.A.S.P.

VICIOUS RUMORS drummer Larry Howe has joined W.A.S.P. as the replacement for Stet Howland. "[Larry] auditioned a few weeks ago and Blackie [Lawless, W.A.S.P. mainman] called him back and told him he had the gig," VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr said. "He flies to Los Angeles this weekend to start work with the band for ...

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