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REVERENCE: Debut Album Artwork Unveiled

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, is currently mixing and mastering its debut album, "When Darkness Calls", for a ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: New Touring Guitarist Announced

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will play SAVATAGE's classic 1987 album, "Hall Of The Mountain King", in its entirety during a 15-date European tour in June and July. The group will also perform songs from DOCTOR BUTCHER (the early 1990s project created by Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer RONNY MUNROE Quits PRESTO BALLET

Former METAL CHURCH/LILLIAN AXE singer Ronny Munroe has announced his departure from PRESTO BALLET, the progressive rock band led by ex-METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. Ronny states, "My continued involvement with the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA has made it impossible to leave me with enough time to fully dedicate myself to such a great band as PRESTO ...

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REVERENCE: Clip From Pre-Production Rehearsals Posted Online

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, entered Metro 37 studio in Detroit in mid-November to finish recording its debut ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New York City Footage Available

Grounzero magazine has posted video footage of SEVEN WITCHES' December 3, 2011 performance at Webster Hall in New York City as part of a three-date East Coast tour with ARMORED SAINT. You can now watch the clip below. Prior to the trek, SEVEN WITCHES mainman/guitarist Jack Frost stated about the opportunity to tour with ARMORED ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announces Lineup Changes, New Album Title

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by former SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, has parted ways with guitarist Rollie Feldmann and drummer Johnny Osborn and has replaced them with Andy Lee and Jayson Moore, respectively. Commented the group: "CIRCLE II CIRCLE would like to announce the return of guitarist Andy Lee to our full-time lineup after ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: New Album Update

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, is currently working on material for its fifth album for a 2012 release. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder: "We received a bunch of emails asking about the demo phase of each record and how the songs are put together. We hope this ...

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CRIMSON GLORY Guitarist: 'I Believe Our Fans Will Be Very Impressed With Our New Material'

Sakis Fragos, publisher and chief editor of the Greek edition of Rock Hard magazine, recently conducted an interview with guitarist Jon Drenning and vocalist Todd La Torre of Florida-based melodic metallers CRIMSON GLORY. A few excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below. Rock Hard: Midnight was one of the most distinguished metal singers ...

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JON OLIVA Launches MOUNTAIN KING MANAGEMENT

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JON OLIVA'S PAIN), one of heavy rock's most celebrated singer/songwriters, and drummer/producer Christopher Kinder (JON OLIVA'S PAIN) have announced the formation of Mountain King Management. Mountain King Management is focused on cultivating, producing, and promoting select artists throughout the United States and the international marketplace. And after two years of ...

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CRIMSON GLORY Singer To Guest On TOMMY VITALY Album

CRIMSON GLORY singer Todd LaTorre will guest on "Hanging Rock", the second solo album from Tommy Vitaly, the guitar player for the Italian power metal band SEVENGATES, Due in 2012 via IceWarrior Records , the CD will feature "fantastic cover and booklet art" by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with RHAPSODY, AXEL RUDI ...

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REVERENCE Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, will enter Metro 37 studio in Detroit in mid-November to finish recording its ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Begins Work On New Album

JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder has issued the following update: "Jon [Oliva, JON OLIVA'S PAIN/SAVATAGE mastermind] and I will begin the daunting task of going through new material as we prepare for a new JON OLIVA'S PAIN CD, due out in 2012. First day is always interesting. You never know what Jon Oliva has ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Performs With DIO DISCIPLES In Poughkeepsie (Video)

Guitarist Chris Caffery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) made a guest appearance with DIO DISCIPLES last night (Thursday, September 22) at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. DIO DISCIPLES which features former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar), Scott Warren (keyboards) and Rudy Sarzo alongside ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY To Perform With DIO DISCIPLES In Poughkeepsie

Guitarist Chris Caffery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) will make a guest appearance with DIO DISCIPLES tonight (Thursday, September 22) at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. DIO DISCIPLES which features former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar), Scott Warren (keyboards) and Rudy Sarzo alongside singers Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ...

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MERENDINE Completes Work On New Album

Italian thrashers MERENDINE (formerly MERENDINE ATOMICHE) have completed work on their fourth studio album, "New World Disorder", for a November release. The band entered New Sin Studios in Loria (Treviso), Italy on July 25 with producer Luigi Stefanini and laid down 12 tracks in three weeks. MERENDINE will embark on a European tour in October ...

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