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Reunited MANINNYA BLADE Working On New Material

Acclaimed Swedish metallers MANINNYA BLADE have reformed and are working on new material for release later in the year. The group's current lineup is as follows: Nicke Johansson - Guitars Leif Eriksson - Vocals Jerry Rutstrom - Guitars Jan Lindberg - Bass Andreas Lindmark – Drums MANINNYA BLADE is considered to be one of the ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer MESSIAH: 'I Never Compromise With My Music!'

Former CANDLEMASS frontman Messiah Marcolin has released the following statement regarding his departure from the group and his current activities: [UPDATE: This statement, which was posted on the official CANDLEMASS forum, has been confirmed to be fake and was not written by Messiah. An official statement from Messiah will be released to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in early ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour of Japan, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP is returning to the U.S. and Canada for a summer tour. The legendary guitarist will be performing timeless classics from all stages of his illustrious career, including SCORPIONS, UFO and MSG, to commemorate his "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", which is out now. Support ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour of Japan, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP is returning to the U.S. and Canada for a summer tour. The legendary guitarist will be performing timeless classics from all stages of his illustrious career, including SCORPIONS, UFO and MSG, to commemorate his "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", which is out now. Support ...

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Incinerate - DEW-SCENTED

You can almost always count on the Germans to create high value thrash and DEW-SCENTED are about as reliable as it gets. You can argue that the band essentially creates the same album over and over again (an exaggeration, yet not totally inaccurate), but if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? "Incinerate" is no ...

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LILLIAN AXE: 'Waters Rising' To Arrive In June

Opening for the likes of RATT, POISON, QUEENSRŸCHE, KROKUS, STRYPER and LITA FORD, working with some of rock's most respected producers and scoring several "Headbanger's Ball"-approved video clips, LILLIAN AXE certainly carved (or perhaps more appropriately, chopped) a niche for themselves with metalheads worldwide during the '80s and '90s. And now, after an extended hiatus, ...

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KRUX: New Swedish Gig Announced

KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), current ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm, will perform at Mälarrocken in Västerås, Sweden on June 29. KRUX's sophomore album, entitled "II", was released in ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Tour North America This Summer

Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour of Japan, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP is returning to the U.S. and Canada for a summer tour. The legendary guitarist will be performing timeless classics from all stages of his illustrious career, including SCORPIONS, UFO and MSG, to commemorate his "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", which is out now. Support ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER, PAUL DI'ANNO, QUIREBOYS To Team Up For Stockholm Date

According to the concert ticketing agency Ticnet.se, MICHAEL SCHENKER AND FRIENDS, former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno and the QUIREBOYS will team up for a live show at Kolingsborg in Stockholm, Sweden on April 28. MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's current touring lineup is as follows: Michael Schenker (guitar) Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards) Jari Tiura (vocals) Bodo ...

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CANDLEMASS Mainman To Talk About Upcoming Solo Album On Sweden's 'Dist'

Bassist/mainman Leif Edling of the legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS will discuss his upcoming solo album and the group's first LP with new singer Robert Lowe of SOLITUDE AETURNUS on Sweden's "biggest hard rock radio show" "Dist" this Sunday, January 28. "Dist" airs on Sveriges Radio (SR), Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster, every Sunday between ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: New Lineup Revealed?

According to a posting on the web site of International Concert Service GMBH (ICS), the management/booking company of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, MSG's lineup is as follows: Michael Schenker - Guitar Jari Tiura - Vocals Wayne Findlay – Keyboards, Guitar Bodo Schopf - Drums Barry Sparks - Bass Bodo was a drummer of MCAULEY ...

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RAM: German Tour Dates Announced

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), has lined up the following German dates in early April: Apr. 05 - Kofferfabrik, Furth, GER Apr. 06 - Die Halle, Frankfurt, GER Apr. 07 - Raz, Datteln, GER Apr. 08 - K4E Festival, Headbangers Ballroom, ...

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CANDLEMASS Focusing On Singer Hunt

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official webi site: "In these days of stress and X-mas overload to celebrate the commersial interests, CANDLEMASS will instead focus on the hunt for a new singer. The band will try some interesting people over the weekends and hopefully a new guy can be ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Checks In From The Road

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We are ten days into the European tour. The Scandinavian leg of it as been very cool…slightly weird for us to play close to home (guest lists are rammed!). We are playing great shows, the set list is crushing ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Return To Japan In February

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker's official web site has been updated with the following message: "After a six-year absence, Japan again was 'ready to rock!' All shows were sold out and the venues were packed. The air was filled with rock 'n' roll and the crowd roared like the devil himself. Wherever Michael and his band ...

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CANDLEMASS Officially Launches Vocalist Search

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have posted the following message on their official web site: "CANDLEMASS are currently looking for a singer. Preferably Swedish but the band will consider all options. [Requirements are as follows:] * You are over 25, you love metal and doom, got a fantastic voice, sound great both in a high ...

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CANDLEMASS To Look For Singer 'As Soon As Possible'

Legendary Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS, who announced on Monday (Oct. 23) that vocalist Messiah Marcolin was "out for good," have posted the following update on their web site: "CANDLEMASS will start to look for a new singer as soon as possible. Watch this space. More info on the matter will come soon. In the meantime, don't ...

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KRUX Schedules CD-Release Party In Stockholm

KRUX is the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), current ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Carl Westholm, has scheduled a CD-release party for its new album, "II", on November 11 in Stockholm. Audio samples ...

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