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SICK SPEED, FOZZY Line Up Australian Gigs

Atlanta's SICK SPEED, featuring ex-STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will be performing at The 9th Ward in Melbourne, Australia on Friday, August 9th. In related news, FOZZY, who include in their ranks Ward, Fontsere, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, and producer Andy Sneap, are scheduled to appear at Festival Hall in Melbourne, ...

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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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ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE: The Prog-Rock Supergroup!

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone have set OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) as the name of their much-anticipated prog-rock "supergroup" project, which commenced the recording sessions for their self-titled debut album in early June at the Carriage House ...

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WARLORD Announce Session Musicians For Upcoming Live Performances

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), will be accompanied by BLACK JESTER/MOONLIGHT CIRCUS guitarist Paolo Viani, HELREID/MOONLIGHT CIRCUS keyboardist Daniele Soravia, and SIGMA bassist Pasko during their upcoming live appearances, which will include a performance at ...

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New SHADOWS FALL Track To Appear On "Plea For Peace" Compilation

SHADOWS FALL will be featured on the upcoming Plea For Peace compilation alongside some of the biggest metal, hardcore, punk, emo and indie rock bands today, including ANTI FLAG, FINCH, POISON THE WELL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SNAPCASE, GOD FORBID, CURLUPANDIE, OPEN HAND, CAVE IN, EIGHTEEN VISIONS, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, THE MOVIELIFE, DILLINGER FOUR, PIEBALD, ULTIMATE FAKEBOOK, ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Open For ENGINE In Hollywood

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson on vocals, will be supporting FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder's ENGINE at the Troubadour this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Showtime for UNDERGROUND MOON is 9:15 PM sharp. The Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Tel.: (310) 276-1158. ...

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WARLORD: More MP3s Posted Online

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have posted additional MP3 clips from their forthcoming comeback album, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, at this location. The four cuts featured are as follows: 01. Invaders ...

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, GORDIAN KNOT Supergroup Takes Off

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore were at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, between June 2nd and June 9th writing and recording material for a project that was brought to life by Matheos, and which is scheduled for release on Inside Out ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer Gets Booted From Prog-Rock Supergroup

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will no longer partake in the as-yet-unnamed progressive rock supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and bassist Sean Malone (GORDIAN KNOT, CYNIC). "In April I was contacted by Jim Matheos of FATES WARNING. He asked me if ...

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SEAN MALONE Speaks Out On Much-Anticipated Supergroup

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has posted another comment via his official web site at www.seanmalone.net about the as-yet-unnamed project featuring Malone, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw. According to Sean, "Jim sent the demos to ...

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WARLORD MP3 Clips Posted Online

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have posted MP3 clips of two tracks from their forthcoming comeback album, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, at the following locations: 01. Enemy Mind 02.

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING Members Join Forces In Brand New Supergroup

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw have joined forces in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed supergroup which is scheduled to record its debut album in early June for a late October/early November release—possibly through ...

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FATES WARNING To Issue DVD, Remaster Early CDs

FATES WARNING will be releasing a DVD, containing exclusive live footage and rare videos, in October. Also planned are reissues of re-mastered versions of their Night On Brocken and The Spectre Within CDs, complete with bonus tracks and additions to art and booklet. ...

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ENGINE Line Up West Coast Dates

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will perform the following dates during June: Jun. 21 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Jun. 25 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA Jun. 26 - Brick By Brick ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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WARLORD: New Album Is "Masterpiece Of Epic Proportions"

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have completed mixing their long-awaited comeback CD, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut. According to the band's official web site, the finished product is ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Inks Label Deal

DRAGONSPOON, the new project of former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti, have inked a deal with Hook N Mouth Records and will issue their debut full-length CD in September. According to an official press release, “DRAGONSPOON ventures into the world of industrial music with Frank's unique style of heavy guitar riffing, and a dark, sophisticated ...

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W.A.S.P. To Release "Dying For The World" On June 11th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: W.A.S.P. STRIKES BACK ON JUNE 11TH WITH "DYING FOR THE WORLD" ON SANCTUARY/METAL-IS RECORDS On June 11th, shock rock innovators W.A.S.P. will release their most inspired effort to date. On the heels of 2001's critically acclaimed Unholy Terror (heralded as an "…excuse to flay your carcass more ruthlessly than anyone else can…" ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS To Partake In AOL Chat

USAToday.com will host an online live chat with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless on April 18th at 8:00 PM USA Eastern time to discuss the band's involvement with the upcoming VH1 PMRC docu-drama Warning: Parental Advisory and the current state of music. Log onto http://talk.usatoday.com for details. ...

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WARLORD Begin Mixing “Rising Out Of The Ashes”, In-Store Appearance Announced

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), will begin mixing their long-awaited comeback CD, entitled Rising Out Of The Ashes, on April 8th at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut. Helming the sessions will be Phil Magnotti. Rising ...

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New ENGINE MP3 Available For Download

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 made available for download the track "Realize", taken from the group's forthcoming Superholic CD, at this location. Superholic is scheduled to be released on May 21st through Metal ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Prepares New CHROMA KEY CD

CHROMA KEY, featuring former DREAM THEATER and current FATES WARNING keyboardist Kevin Moore, is in the process of recording a new album, which Moore has described as “more of a strictly 'solo' effort, since [producer/collaborator] Steve [Tushar] is in L.A. and I am here in Costa Rica. However I am beginning to work with several ...

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WARLORD Secure Management, Ink Record Deal

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have signed with manager Fabrizio Giruzzi, whose list of clients includes ANGRA, LABYRINTH, and VISION DIVINE, and have inked an international record deal with Drakkar Records/BMG Entertainment, Atrheia Records/Edel Distribution. ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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ENGINE Track To Be Featured Miller Genuine Draft Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will have their track "Mine", from their forthcoming sophomore album Superholic, featured as one of the Miller Genuine Draft's exclusive downloads along with seven artists of various genres. MGD's Blind Date ...

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KALMAH Set To "Return" With Sophomore CD In Late April

Finland's KALMAH will issue their sophomore CD, entitled They Will Return, in the US on April 30th. Already out in the group's home country, the highly-anticipated follow-up to last year's Swamplord contains the following track listing: 01. Hollowheart 02. Swamphell 03. Principle Hero 04. Human Fates 05. They Will Return 06. Kill the Idealist 07. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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