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CINDERELLA Guitarist To Perform With SIN CITY SINNERS

CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar will perform with SIN CITY SINNERS tonight (Saturday, February 14) at Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nevada. As with all SINNERS shows, there is no cover. The band will play two sets — featuring several CINDERELLA favorites — starting at 11:00 p.m. SIN CITY SINNERS consists of Brent Muscat ...

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NIGHTWISH, APOCALYPTICA, EVERGREY Members To Guest On SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist's Solo CD

Vocalists Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT) and Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA), keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg (SONATA ARCTICA), bassist Jari Kainulainen (EVERGREY, ex-STRATOVARIUS) and drummer Mikko Sirén (APOCALYPTICA) are among the guest musicians who appear on the third solo album from SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Elias Viljanen, tentatively due later in the year via Spinefarm Records. Viljanen has been ...

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CELESTY: 'Vendetta' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Vendetta", the fourth full-length album from the Finnish power metal band CELESTY, can be viewed below. Due on March 11 via Spinefarm Records, the CD features eleven tracks and over sixty minutes of music. Samu Oittinen began mixing the album in early December, which proved to be a daunting task: At ...

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ORGY Members To Release JULIEN-K Debut

JULIEN-K, the brainchild of two of the founding members of the platinum-selling group ORGYAmir Derakh (also ex-ROUGH CUTT) and Ryan Shuck — will release its debut full-length LP, "Death To Analog", on March 10 via Metropolis Records. A limited-edition version of the album will include a bonus disc titled "Death To Digital", featuring ...

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CELESTY: New Album Title Announced

Finnish power metal band CELESTY has issued the following update: "CELESTY will release their fourth full-length album on March 11, 2009 through the Finnish Spinefarm Records. The album bears the name 'Vendetta', and Samu Oittinen began the mixing of the album in the beginning of December. It is a daunting task: At times there are ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Spend Next Couple Of Months Writing

Keyboardist Henrik "Lance" Klingenberg of the Finnish melodic metal band SONATA ARCTICA has issued the following update: "Tomorrow is the last show of the European tour. I think we've all been surprised about the great turnout. After all, this was the second headlining tour with this album ('Unia'). Somehow these last days have gone by ...

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CELESTY Completes Recording New Album

Finnish power metal band CELESTY has finished recording its fourth studio album and is scheduled to begin mixing the effort in November/December. Meanwhile, the band is intensively rehearsing the new material for its upcoming live shows. Commented CELESTY drummer Jere Luokkamäki: "The recordings were completed without any major problems and we're happy to announce the ...

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OATH TO VANQUISH Issues Second Album Update

Lebanese extreme metallers OATH TO VANQUISH are putting the finishing touches on the material for their second full-length record entitled "The Ruinous Fate of the Blind". According to guitarist/vocalist Elias van Quish, "This new album focuses on the inevitable aftermath of unyielding undisputed faith in dogma of human manufacture." Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Prepares For Its Finnish Invasion Of North America

While the tour preparation checklist for Finland's SONATA ARCTICA has not yet been posted on The Smoking Gun website, fans probably think it would read something like this: New guitarist Elias Viljanen? Check. Power converters? Check. "Sopranos" DVDs? Check. Altoids Mints? Check. According to keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg, tour preparations for SONATA ARCTICA's fifth ...

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Metal Photographer STEPHEN JENSEN Releases New Photo Book

From straight out of the photo pit and backstage photo sessions is the long-awaited, limited edition photo book, "Music Photography - Volume 1" by one of the music industry's busiest and many say most stylized photographers, the critically acclaimed Stephen D. Jensen of F3 Studios in Crystal Lake, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Familiar faces include ...

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ABORTED: Studio Update

Belgian death/grind outfit ABORTED has issued the following update: "OK, first of all, we would like to thank everyone that sent in submissions for the songtitle, they were all appreciated and all of you guys rule! We had good fun going through all these and picking a winner. With over a few hundred submissions the ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: More Summer Festival Appearances Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICAhave scheduled the following summer festival appearances: Jun. 6-8 - Sauna Open Air - Tampere, Finland Jun. 20 - Monsters Of Rock - Zaragoza, Spain Jun. 21 - Hellfest - Clisson, France Jun. 27-29 - Tuska Open Air - Helsinki, Finland Jun. 28 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium Jul. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: UK Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will embark on a UK tour in April. The dates are as follows: April 21 - London, UK - Carling Academy April 22 - Leeds, UK - Rio's April 23 - Glasgow, Scotland - Garage April 25 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation April 26 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: New Audio Interview Available

France's Radio Metal recently conducted an interview with SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Marko Paasikoski. Listen to the chat in streaming audio at this location. SONATA ARCTICA recently parted ways with guitarist Jani Liimatainen and replaced him with Elias Viljanen. The band's new album, "Unia", was certified gold in Finland for ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: More South American Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have scheduled the following South American tour dates: Feb. 22 - Santiago, Chile - Caupolican Feb. 23 - Valparaiso, Chile - El Huevo Feb. 26 - São Paulo, Brazil - Citibank Hall Feb. 28 - Curitiba, Brazil - Hellooch Mar. 01 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Obras Mar. 03 - ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Chile Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have scheduled two dates in Chile in February. They are as follows: Feb. 22 - Santiago, Chile - Caupolican Feb. 23 - Valparaiso, Chile - El Huevo More South American dates are expected to be announced soon. SONATA ARCTICA recently parted ways with guitarist Jani Liimatainen and replaced him with ...

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NEVER ENOUGH Drummer Featured In New SIXX: A.M. Video

NEVER ENOUGH's Trevor Friedrich (ex-EIGHTEEN VISIONS) is the featured drummer in the new SIXX: A.M. video, "Accidents Can Happen". SIXX: A.M. is the new project from MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and fellow musicians James Michael and D.J. Ashba. NEVER ENOUGH frontman Norman Matthews commented: "I'm childhood friends with Bones Elias from JULIEN-K (ex-ORGY). I ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: London Show Sells Out

According to a posting on SONATA ARCTICA's official web site, the band's November 12 show at the Electric Ballroom in London, England is officially sold out. SONATA ARCTICA recently parted ways with guitarist Jani Liimatainen and replaced him with Elias Viljanen. The band's new album, "Unia", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess ...

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EVANESCENCE: More Tour Details Revealed

EVANESCENCE will embark on a headlining tour of Mexico and the United States later this month. The trek comes on the heels of the band's Family Values stint over the summer. "I am excited to be headlining our own tour this fall," frontwoman Amy Lee said. "While Family Values tour was fun, it will be ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: More North American Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have added five dates to their upcoming North American tour which is scheduled to kick off in early February. Support on the trek will come from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. The dates are as follows (* denotes newly added shows): Feb. 01 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre * Feb. 02 ...

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OATH TO VANQUISH Interviews Airing On VBS.tv

VBS.tv has posted several video interviews featuring Lebanese death metal trio OATH TO VANQUISH. VBS producer Eddy Moretti visited the band in Beirut, Lebanon, with a camera crew in tow to explore the band's struggle towards artistic freedom within the turbulent environment of Lebanon and the Middle East. During discussions with Moretti, guitarist/vocalist Elias van ...

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EVANESCENCE To Embark On Tour Of U.S., Mexico In The Fall

EVANESCENCE will embark on a headlining tour of Mexico and the United States this fall. The trek comes on the heels of the band's Family Values stint over the summer. "I am excited to be headlining our own tour this fall," frontwoman Amy Lee said, according to IGN Music. "While Family Values tour was fun, ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: New North American Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA — whose third North American tour begins September 12 in Fort Worth, Texas and includes a headlining performance at the ProgPower USA VIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia — are planning on returning in February 2008 for another batch of dates that will cover mostly Canada and will include some U.S. ...

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LINKIN PARK's CHESTER BENNINGTON Joins JULIEN-K On Stage In Toronto

At the Toronto, Ontario stop of this summer's Projekt Revolution tour this past Tuesday (August 21), LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington joined JULIEN-K on stage to perform their song "Technical Difficulties". Watch the footage below. Projekt Revolution features LINKIN PARK, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, HIM, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, PLACEBO and JULIEN-K on the main stage. Bennington ...

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