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DREAM THEATER: Support Bands For South American Tour Announced

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have issued the following update regarding their recent announcement that they were looking for an opening act for their shows in South America: "Well, the response was simply overwhelming...within the first few days, we had over 500 entries! Although the initial rule was that only the first 20 bands from ...

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EVERGREY, EXPEDITION DELTA, INNERWISH Confirmed For Serbia's CASTLE FESTIVAL

EVERGREY, EXPEDITION DELTA and INNERWISH have been confirmed for the Castle Festival, set to take place July 1-5 in Smederevo Fortress, Serbia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST AVANTASIA HELLOWEEN LORDI AT THE GATES SODOM SOILWORK EVERGREY ENSIFERUM DISMEMBER SATURNUS MANTICORA SYBREED SECRET SPHERE INNERWISH BOMBARDER DRACONIC TOXICDEATH CONSECRATION EXPEDITION DELTA ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Frontman Talks 'Warpaint'

THE BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robison has told RollingStone.com that the group's new album, "Warpaint" — which is due on March 4 via the CROWES' own Silver Arrow label — is the complete package of the Georgia-born CROWES' passions and influences — the Delta blues, Dixie soul and early-Seventies classic rock that immediately ...

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DESTRUCTION Planning 25th Anniversary Documentary

Lucem Fero recently published an exclusive interview with DESTRUCTION/HEADHUNTER frontman Schmier, conducted by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan prior to DESTRUCTION's November UK tour. Topics of discussion included the reformation of HEADHUNTER, HEADHUNTER's upcoming album, the music style of HEADHUNTER and DESTRUCTION's 25th anniversary plans. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On resurrecting HEADHUNTER: ...

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OPERATOR Enjoying 'Amazing' Tour With AVENGED SEVENFOLD

The Pulse of Radio reports: Up-and-coming Los Angeles-based rockers OPERATOR are about a quarter of the way through their highest-profile tour yet, as opening act for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. Singer Johnny Strong told The Pulse of Radio that he thinks the match-up is the perfect night out for fans of real rock 'n'roll. "We're melodic hard ...

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ASPID's 'Extravasation' Released On CD For The First Time

"Extravasation", a long-lost thrash gem from Russian four-piece ASPID, has been released for the first time on CD. Prior to now, only a very small number of vinyl copies and some very low-budget tapes were ever released — both near-impossible to track down. The world now has a chance to hear what they should have ...

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THE FLUFFY JACKETS Mainman Talks About Working With Legendary Bassist NEIL MURRAY

Lucem Fero has recently published the first of two in-depth interviews with THE FLUFFY JACKETS mainman Helge Rognstad, both conducted in late August by Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included the formation of the group, his thoughts on the music industry, working with legendary WHITESNAKE/BLACK SABBATH bassist Neil Murray and plans ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II' Due In September

Earache Records' sequel to this year's "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" is due to be released next month. With a fresh collection of over 100 blistering Earache tracks spread over six CDs, all for the price of one CD, "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion II", housed in a sturdy box, gives value for money and hours of ...

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NEIL TURBIN's DEATHRIDERS: Mini Promo Video Available

DEATHRIDERS, the new band fronted by original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin, has posted a "mini promo video" at YouTube. DEATHRIDERS' current lineup consists of Neil Turbin, Steve McKnight (MIKE INEZ, CRY WOLF) on lead guitar, Chris Moore (ORCUS, VVSI) on drums, Sandy K. Vasquez (BLOODLUST) on bass, and Kurt James (STEELER, DRIVER) lead ...

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EXCALION: 'Waterlines' U.S. Release Date Announced

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION will release their new album, "Waterlines" (view artwork at this location), in the U.S. on April 24 via Ryko Distribution. The follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne and will feature the following track listing: 01. Wingman 02. Life on ...

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MEKONG DELTA: New Album Title Announced

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has set "Lurking Fear" as the title of its upcoming "comeback" album, tentatively due later in the year. Working songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Rules of Corruption", "Society of Fear", "Ratters", "Shadow of Truth" and "Immortal Hate". As previously reported, MEKONG DELTA has recruited Leo ...

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MEKONG DELTA To Release 1991 Live Performance On DVD

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA will release a live DVD containing the band's December 21, 1991 concert in Frankfurt, Germany. An exact release date will be announced soon. As previously reported, MEKONG DELTA has recruited Leo Szpigiel (ANGEL DUST, CROWS, SCANNER, DUKE) to sing on its upcoming "comeback" album. MEKONG DELTA guitarist Peter ...

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MEKONG DELTA: New Singer Announced

Legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has recruited Leo Szpigiel (ANGEL DUST, CROWS, SCANNER, DUKE) to sing on its upcoming "comeback" album. MEKONG DELTA guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE) recently finished recording the guitar parts for the CD, which is expected to include an adaptation of the ...

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EXCALION: 'Waterlines' Release Date Announced

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION will release their new album, "Waterlines" (view artwork at this location), in Europe on March 2 2007 via Limb Music. The follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne and will feature the following track listing: 01. Wingman 02. Life on ...

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EXCALION Signs With LIMB MUSIC

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION have inked a worldwide licensing deal with Limb Music for the release of their new album, "Waterlines". The follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne and is scheduled for release in February 2007. "Waterlines" (view artwork at this location) track ...

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MEKONG DELTA: Recording Update

MEKONG DELTA guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE) has finished the basic guitar parts for the band's upcoming album and will now concentrate on solos and add-ons. The vocal arrangements are ready, but the legendary German progressive thrash outfit has not yet found a suitable singer and will be ...

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EXCALION: 'Waterlines' Artwork Revealed

Finnish symphonic power metallers EXCALION have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Waterlines", at this location. The follow-up to 2005's "Primal Exhale" was recorded and mixed at Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne and is scheduled for relase before the end of the year via Sound Riot Records. "Waterlines" track listing: 01. ...

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MEKONG DELTA: New Album Recording Update

MEKONG DELTA guitarist Peter Sjöberg (also known as Peter Lake from THEORY IN PRACTICE) has finished recording more that half of the basic guitar parts for the band's upcoming album. Orchestration has been finished and it seems that the basic tracks should be completed by the end of this month. MEKONG DELTA has yet to ...

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Drummer ULI KUSCH Quits MASTERPLAN

Drummer Uli Kusch (ex-HELLOWEEN) has left MASTERPLAN, the German melodic metal band he formed with guitarist Roland Grapow. An official announcement on the matter is expected shortly. MASTERPLAN recently began recording its third album — the group's first without singer Jorn Lande, who announced his departure in early May. The band's final show with Lande ...

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MEKONG DELTA: New Album Update

Mainman/bassist Ralf Hubert of the legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA has issued the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the group's new album: "Uli [Kusch, drums; MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN] has finished recording the drums and did an excellent job. So the drums are done. The last two weekends I spent ...

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OZZFEST, SLAYER, ROB ZOMBIE, ANTHRAX Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: OZZFEST City/State: Phoenix, AZ Venue: Cricket Pavilion Date: 7/7/06 Attendance: 15,598 Capacity: 20,234 Artist/Event: OZZFEST City/State: Auburn, WA Venue: White River Amphitheatre Date: 6/29/06 Attendance: 15,876 Capacity: 19,532 Artist/Event: OZZFEST City/State: Camden, NJ Venue: Tweeter Center ...

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