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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: U.S. Dates Announced

MESHUGGAH have announced the tentative dates for their forthcoming U.S. headlining tour. Support at all shows will come from STRAPPING YOUNG LAD. The tentative dates are as follows: Apr. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland Apr. 26 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Apr. 27 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Apr. 29 - San Francisco, ...

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RAWHEAD REXX: 'Diary In Black' Track Listing Unveiled

Germany's RAWHEAD REXX, the band featuring former GLENMORE guitarist/vocalist Jürgen Volk, have set a March 17 European release date through AFM Records for their sophomore album, "Diary In Black". The group's self-titled effort was released in 2001. The complete track listing for "Diary In Black" is as follows: 01. Dark Ages 02. Return Of The ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New Music Posted Online

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have posted the track "Dance With The Dead" in streaming audio at this location. "Dance With The Dead" comes off the group's fourth album, "Passage To The Other Side", due on April ...

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JOHN ARCH Speaks Out On 'A Twist Of Fate'

Former FATES WARNING frontman John Arch, freshly signed to Metal Blade Records as solo artist, recently commented on the musical and the lyrical direction of his much-anticipated debut EP, "A Twist Of Fate", due later in the year. "I think the music has a good feel to it," Arch said. "There are a lot of ...

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Former FATES WARNING Singer Inks Solo Deal!

Former FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch has inked a solo deal with Metal Blade Records. The singer's first release through the label will be a 20-minute EP, "A Twist Of Fate", featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy. A late 2003 release is expected. ...

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ARMORED SAINT: Two DVDs, Album Reissue On The Way

ARMORED SAINT and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of the band's home video, "A Trip Thru Red Times", in February. Included on the DVD will be extra videos, an interview conducted this past September, an "old-school" photo gallery, plus the added feature of a 5.1 surround mix. The band, who are ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Drop Off CANNIBAL CORPSE Tour

Gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION have dropped off the just-launched CANNIBAL CORPSE North American tour "due to a medical emergency at home," according to an official statement from the band. "We are focusing on getting back out on the road AS SOON AS POSSIBLE." The group are still expected to perform at Metal Blade Records' 20th ...

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ENGINE To Participate In AOL Chat

ENGINE frontman Ray Alder (FATES WARNING) and bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT) will participate in an America Online chat on Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The chat is exclusive to America Online and its members and will take place at AOL Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may also participate by visiting www.aol.com and ...

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W.A.S.P. Tour Still On!

Despite rumors to the contrary, W.A.S.P.'s previously-announced North American tour is going ahead as scheduled, according to Metal Blade Records, whose act ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING frontman Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera) is slated to fill the opening slot on the trek. At this time, it appears that ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and former ...

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DIRT Confirmed For W.A.S.P. Tour

Houston, Texas-based DIRT have been added to the upcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, according to the band's management. The trek kicks off on October 15th in Tempe, Arizona and is scheduled to last until December 9th. Also set to appear on the bill are Metal Blade recording artists ENGINE, featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder ...

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Requiem Of The Apocalypse - RUNEMAGICK

I'd pretty much given up on this Nicklas Rudolfsson before I started believing in him. Known largely for his SACRAMENTUM and DEATHWITCH outfits, with SACRAMENTUM being no better than average and DEATHWITCH being excruciatingly boring, checking out any other Rudolfsson-led band didn't seem worth the effort. Well, RUNEMAGICK is a better-late-than-never surprise. Their fourth release ...

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W.A.S.P., STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE: More U.S. Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, which will feature ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY in the support slots. They are as follows: Oct. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Oct. 16 - ...

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DC4 Regain European Rights To Debut CD, Seek New Deal

DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, are free from their licensing obligations with Rising Sun Productions for Europe after the latter company went out of business. DC4 are currently looking for a label interested in licensing the CD Volume 1 for the European territory or offering the band a full-fledged record deal. All interested ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Answer Fan Questions For Upcoming DVD

ARMORED SAINT and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of the band's home video, A Trip Thru Red Times, and as part of the special features the group will be doing an interview along with a slide show. To help make this DVD's special features extra special, the band will be accepting ...

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W.A.S.P. Announce Support Acts For North American Tour

W.A.S.P. have announced ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY as the support acts for their forthcoming North American tour, which is tentatively scheduled to take place during October/November. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. ...

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ENGINE Cancel BLACKBIRD Appearance

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Blackbird Rock Festival on Labor Day weekend due to an unspecified "scheduling conflict." ...

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ENGINE: More Live Dates Announced

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), have added the following dates to their upcoming itinerary: Aug. 08 - Mason Jar - Phoenix, AZ Aug. 09 - The Shack - Anaheim, CA Aug. 10 - Paladino's - Reseda, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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