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Reformed Seattle Rockers Q5 Sign With FRONTIERS

Reformed Seattle rockers Q5 have inked a deal with Frontiers Music Srl. Q5 was formed in 1983 by members of two popular Seattle bands: vocalist Jonathan K and guitarist (famous guitar tremolo inventor) Floyd Rose from THE C.O.R.E. and Rick Pierce (guitar), Evan Sheeley (bass) and Gary Thompson (drums) from TKO. Q5 released its first ...

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LICK THE BLADE Replaces PILEDRIVER At Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Cleveland, Ohio-based metallers LICK THE BLADE have replaced Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) on the billing of this year's Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The following bands are now scheduled to appear at the event: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER HELSTAR ...

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TANK Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

The legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar and original TANK drummer Mark Brabbs alongside two new recruits, ex-RAINBOW/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale — have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in ...

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BURNING POINT To Tour With CRYONIC TEMPLE, TRAGEDIAN

Finnish metallers BURNING POINT will team up with Sweden's CRYONIC TEMPLE and Germany's TRAGEDIAN for a European tour in early 2009. Also in the works is the band's first-ever DVD release to coincide with BURNING POINT's 10th anniversary. BURNING POINT's fourth album, "Empyre", will be released in February 2009 via Metal Heaven. A total of ...

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WARBRINGER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Los Angeles thrashers WARBRINGER have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER HELSTAR JACOBS DREAM KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD MEMORY GARDEN METAL INQUISITOR NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PILEDRIVER PORTRAIT PRETTY MAIDS Q5 ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To Be Rejoined By Original Singer GARY ST. PIERRE For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR

Original VICIOUS RUMORS vocalist Gary St. Pierre (ex-HAWAII), who sang on the group's 1985 debut, "Soldiers of the Night", will rejoin the band for its appearance at the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ...

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BURNING POINT: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish metallers BURNING POINT have finalized the details of their fourth album, "Empyre", for a February 2009 release via Metal Heaven. A total of 17 songs were recorded for the effort — 11 brand new originals, new versions of "Black Star" and "Lake of Fire" from the band's debut, "Salvation by Fire", and four cover ...

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THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Canadian cult metal band THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER (a.k.a. PILEDRIVER) has been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER JACOBS DREAM KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD MEMORY GARDEN METAL INQUISITOR NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PORTRAIT ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

MEMORY GARDEN — the Sweden-based band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson — has been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER JACOBS DREAM KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD MEMORY GARDEN ...

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BATTLE RAM Confirmed For HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Warm-Up Show

Italian power metallers BATTLE RAM will play a special cover set at the official Headbangers Open Air warm-up show on July 22, 2009 at Planet Alsen in Itzehoe, Germany. Headbangers Open Air festival will take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ...

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RAZOR, MANILLA ROAD Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

ENFORCER, METAL INQUISITOR, MANILLA ROAD and RAZOR have been confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS ENFORCER JACOBS DREAM JAMESON RAID KILLERS LONEWOLF MANILLA ROAD METAL INQUISITOR NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PORTRAIT Q5 RAZOR ...

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DEATHRIDERS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGER'S OPEN AIR Festival

DEATHRIDERS, the band led by former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin, has been confirmed for the Headbanger's Open Air festival, set to take place April 23-25, 2009 in in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANGEL WITCH BULLET DEATHRIDERS JACOBS DREAM JAMESON RAID KILLERS LONEWOLF NIGHTSHADE PARADOX PORTRAIT Q5 TANKARD TYSONDOG ZED ...

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BURNING POINT: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish metallers BURNING POINT have finished recording their fourth album, "Empyre", for a late 2008 release via Metal Heaven. A total of 17 songs were recorded for the effort — 11 brand new originals, new versions of "Black Star" and "Lake of Fire" from the band's debut, "Salvation by Fire", and four cover songs featuring ...

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FIFTH ANGEL Members Discuss Early Years, Possibility Of Reunion

Seattle metal historian Brian Heaton — the curator of BreakdownRoom.net, a database of Seattle rockers' QUEENSRŸCHE's live concert history, and the man behind FifthAngel.net, the unofficial home to all information regarding the Seattle metal band FIFTH ANGEL — recently conducted an interview with FIFTH ANGEL bassist John Macko and guitarist Kendall Bechtel. A couple of ...

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