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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Legends' Artwork Unveiled

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: New Single Preview Available

Vocalist/guitarist Richie Kotzen (formerly of POISON and MR. BIG) will release a new single, "Angry Boy", on October 1. You can preview the song using the audio player below. Kotzen will kick off a European tour on October 14 in Istanbul, Turkey. A warm-up show will be held on October 8 at the Viper Room ...

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AVANTASIA: First Six Tour Dates Announced

AVANTASIA, the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet, will embark on a four-week tour in December 2010. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 30 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7 Dec. 01 - Switzerland - Pratteln, Z7 Dec. 03 - Germany - Lichtenfels, Stadthalle Dec. 04 - Germany - Kaufbeuren, All Karthalle Dec. ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER To Release 'Legends' Album In October

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release its brand new studio album titled "Legends" on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in ...

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AVANTASIA To Embark On Tour In December

AVANTASIA, the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet, will embark on a four-week tour in December 2010. In addition, AVANTASIA has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. "It's gonna be a once-in-a-lifetime affair!" said ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Reunion Rumors Gain Steam

According to The Pulse of Radio, word has begun to spread across the web that A PERFECT CIRCLE has officially been reactivated. On Tuesday (August 3), the group's recently launched Twitter account began posting tweets tagging various band members with cryptic messages like "Go tell aunt Rosie...The old grey goose is not dead." Meanwhile, guitarist ...

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STUCK MOJO To Tour Europe In The Fall

Atlanta rap/metal pioneers STUCK MOJO will embark on the "Here Comes The Monster" European headlining tour in October/November. So far the following dates have been announced: Oct. 29 - Schuur - Luzern, Switzerland Oct. 30 - Rockstüble - Pforzheim, Germany Oct. 31 - Viper Room - Vienna, Austria Nov. 01 - Posthof - Linz, Austria ...

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WINDS OF PLAGUE Announces European Headlining Tour

Los Angeles metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE will embark on their first European headlining tour in November. Commented WINDS OF PLAGUE frontman Johnathan "Johnny Plague" Cooke: "So after the huge success of our last tour supporting PARKWAY DRIVE, we couldn't wait to cross the ocean again to come and rage across Europe and the U.K. again. ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Announces First U.S. Headlining Tour

VENOMOUS CONCEPT, the old-school hardcore/punk project featuring Shane Embury (guitar, NAPALM DEATH), Kevin Sharp (vocals, BRUTAL TRUTH), Danny Lilker (bass, BRUTAL TRUTH, NUCLEAR ASSAULT) and Danny Herrera (drums, NAPALM DEATH), will kick off its first U.S. headlining tour on September 15 in San Diego with KILL THE CLIENT, MURDER CONSTRUCT and NAILS in the support ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Releases Fifth New Song

As they launch their summer tour of intimate venues tonight at the House of Blues in Cleveland (July 6), THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have released their fifth free track, "Freak". The song — with its deep rhythm groove and red hot guitar lines — arrives today at radio and is available for free download, with no ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Is Coming Around Again

According to The Pulse of Radio, A PERFECT CIRCLE, the band featuring TOOL's Maynard James Keenan on vocals and Billy Howerdel on guitar, seems like it's definitely coming back to life again after a six-year hiatus. Howerdel's band ASHES DIVIDE performed at Hollywood's Viper Room on Wednesday night (June 16), where Howerdel told the Antiquiet ...

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WATAIN Announces European Headlining Tour

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from DESTROYER 666. Commented WATAIN: "Finally the paths are prepared and the pacts sealed for the march of 'Reaping Death', the first full tour we will do for [the new WATAIN album] 'Lawless Darkness'. "The ...

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THE ROYAL HIGHNESS Recruits Former GODHEAD Drummer

Ty Smith (formerly of GODHEAD, BULLETS AND OCTANE and THE VANDALS) has joined THE ROYAL HIGHNESS on drums, replacing original member Karl Rosqvist, who left the band to join ex-HANOI ROCKS lead singer Michael Monroe's new solo group. Comments guitarist Todd Youth (ACE FREHLEY, ex-D-GENERATION, DANZIG): "I was really bummed out when Karl decided to ...

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STOS Bassist Dies On Stage

Bassist Janusz Soloma of Polish metallers STOS died on stage while performing with the band on May 8, 2010 in Myslowice, Poland after suffering a heart attack. He was 48 years old. Janusz joined the reactivated STOS in 2000 and was part of all of the band's live shows and recorded output since then. Commented ...

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ANDRÉ MATOS Interviewed In Milan

HeavyWorlds.com conducted an interview with Brazilian singer André Matos (ex-ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER) on April 10, 2010 when André performed in Milan, Italy with the CLAIRVOYANTS. Watch the chat in three parts below. "Mentalize", the second solo album from André Matos, was released in Europe on February 1, 2010 via SPV/Steamhammer (three days earlier in Germany). ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER To Release Live Album

Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release a new live album, "Defenders Of The Magic Circle: Live In Germany", on June 4 via AFM Records. The CD will include the band's entire live set recorded in 2009 at the Magic Circle Festival in Germany along with a bunch of studio cuts. The track ...

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CANDLEMASS Pulls Out Of Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival

Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have cancelled their appearance at this year's Keep It True XIII festival, set to take place April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. According to the festival organizers, "[The members of CANDLEMASS] fear they will not make it in time home for their daily jobs on Monday [April 26]. ...

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AVANTASIA Lands On German Chart

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project released its new epic masterpiece on April 3 as regular CDs ("The Wicked Symphony" and "Angel Of Babylon"), two separate double picture vinyls, and as a beautiful collector's edition with an AVANTASIA picture book. The deluxe box set features two CDs in two digibooks with impressive booklets, codes for ...

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DANKO JONES Live In Los Angeles; Video Available

Video footage of the Canadian rock trio DANKO JONES performing at the Bad Taste Records showcase on March 26, 2010 at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California can be viewed below. DANKO JONES's new album, "Below The Belt", is scheduled for a May 10-14 release (depending on which country you live in). Produced by ...

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BÖRN AGAIN Joined By STORMWARRIOR Guitarist

BÖRN AGAIN, the brand new female-fronted multi-national power metal band featuring current/former members of CRYSTAL VIPER, STORMWITCH and MAJESTY, has announced the addition of guitarist Alex Guth (of STORMWARRIOR fame) to the group's ranks. "Neverending Fire", the first official video from BÖRN AGAIN, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the ...

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WHIPLASH Pulls Out Of Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival

Reactivated New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Keep It True XIII festival, set to take place April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. According to the festival organizers, "the lawyer of one bandmember cancelled all future live shows of WHIPLASH because his client is going through ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER Signs With AFM RECORDS

Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER has inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. "We are truly happy, as except being extremely serious, these guys have the same passion as we do: heavy metal. And that's what really matters!" states Marta Gabriel, CRYSTAL VIPER vocalist and guitarist. The first CRYSTAL VIPER release on ...

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