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CODE: 'Resplendent Grotesque' To Receive Vinyl Release

"Resplendent Grotesque", the second album from CODE — the British/Norwegian black metal project featuring bassist/backing vocalist Viper (a.k.a. Vicotnik from DHG), guitarist/songwriter Aort and vocalist Kvohst (DØDHEIMSGARD) — will finally see its long-overdue release on the hallowed vinyl format. It will be available in a few short weeks and feature "suitably glorious packaging," according to ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: European Solo Tour Announced

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has scheduled the following European solo tour dates: Sep. 08 - [to be announced] - Larvik, Norway Sep. 09 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway Sep. 10 - Byscenen - Haugesund, Norway Sep. 11 - Folkets Hus - Ålvik, Norway Sep. ...

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'True Heavy Metallers' WIZARD Release 'Midgard's Guardian' Video

"Midgard's Guardian", the new video from German "true heavy metal legends" WIZARD, can be viewed below. The clip was directed and edited by Marta Gabriel, vocalist and guitarist of CRYSTAL VIPER and BÖRN AGAIN. "Midgard's Guardian" comes off WIZARD's eighth studio album, "Thor", which was mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, EDGUY, SONIC ...

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MICHAEL MONROE, DUFF MCKAGAN In L.A.; Video Message Available

A video message from Michael Monroe (HANOI ROCKS) and Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, GUNS N' ROSES) filmed shortly after the unveiling of Monroe's new solo band in Hollywood, California can be viewed below. Monroe has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers. This spring he returns with a highly anticipated ...

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SCORPIONS Singer To Appear In AVANTASIA Video

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project filmed a video last week for the song "Dying For An Angel", featuring a guest appearance by SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. Photos from the shoot, as well as a report (in German), can be found at Bild.de. AVANTASIA will celebrate its comeback this spring with a new ...

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MICHAEL MONROE: More Press Conference Footage Posted Online

Video footage of former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe's January 25, 2010 press conference in Hollywood, California during which he unveiled his new solo band can be viewed in two parts below. Monroe has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers. This spring he returns with a highly anticipated new group that was ...

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STEELWING Replaces SIREN At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival

STEELWING has replaced SIREN on the billing of this year's Keep It True XIII festival, set to take place April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ADX (FRA) ANACRUSIS (USA) CANDLEMASS (SWE / USA) CRYSTAL VIPER (POL) DEMON (UK) FIFTH ANGEL (USA) HADES ...

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MICHAEL MONROE Unveils New Band At Hollywood Press Conference

Legendary rocker Michael Monroe has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers. This spring he returns with a highly anticipated new group that was announced today (Monday, January 25) at a press conference hosted by pro skater, video director and MTV personality Bam Margera at Swing House Rehearsal & Recording Studios in Hollywood, ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On AVANTASIA Album

Jon Oliva (JON OLIVA'S PAIN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) has joined the list of guest musicians who will appear on the forthcoming release from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Commented Sammet: "Jon will appear on a theatrical song called 'Death Is Just A Feeling'. "We just had a press listening last weekend in Mousse T's ...

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SHRINEBUILDER: New West Coast Dates Announced

SHRINEBUILDER — the project that features in its ranks Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS) — has scheduled the following dates: March 02 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah March 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo March 04 - Los ...

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Female Singer Confirmed For AVANTASIA Project

Germany-based singer Cloudy Yang (pictured below) has joined the list of guest musicians who will appear on the forthcoming release from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Commented Tobias: "I know people have speculated and thrown in a lot of names [about which female vocalist will appear on the next AVANTASIA album], but it's not ...

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BRUCE KULICK To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Brice Kulick has joined the list of guest musicians who will appear on the forthcoming release from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Commented Tobias: "I met Bruce in 2008 in Los Angeles. KISS drummer Eric Singer (who has played drums for Tobias' AVANTASIA project as well) ...

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BÖRN AGAIN: 'Neverending Fire' Video Available

"Neverending Fire", the first official video from BÖRN AGAIN, the brand new female-fronted multi-national power metal band featuring current/former members of CRYSTAL VIPER, STORMWITCH and MAJESTY, can be viewed below. The song is the title cut of the group's debut single, whcih was produced by Bart Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER, LONEWOLF), and recorded at the MP ...

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ANDRÉ MATOS To Guest On New AVANTASIA Album

Brazilian singer André Matos (ex-ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER) has joined the list of guest musicians who will appear on the forthcoming release from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Tobias met André in 1999 when EDGUY supported ANGRA on a French tour, and he immediately invited his Brazilian counterpart to sing a guest role on AVANTASIA's ...

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Former/Current Members Of STORMWITCH, MYSTIC PROPHECY, MAJESTY Join Forces In BÖRN AGAIN

BÖRN AGAIN, the brand new female-fronted multi-national power metal band featuring current/former members of CRYSTAL VIPER, STORMWITCH and MAJESTY, has just recorded its debut single titled "Neverending Fire". Due in early 2010, the effort was produced by Bart Gabriel (CRYSTAL VIPER, LONEWOLF), and recorded at the MP Studio with Mariusz Pietka (CRYSTAL VIPER, PATHFINDER). The ...

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ANDRÉ MATOS: 'Mentalize' To Receive European Release In February

"Mentalize", the second solo album from Brazilian singer André Matos (ex-ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER), will be released in Europe on February 1, 2010 via SPV/Steamhammer (three days earlier in Germany) "Mentalize" was released in Japan on August 26 via Avalon/Marquee Inc. The Japanese edition of the album includes two bonus cuts. The complete track listing is ...

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Metal Nation - CRYSTAL VIPER

CRYSTAL VIPER is proof that Poland has more to offer the world of heavy metal than just first class death metal. "Metal Nation" is one hell of a power metal album! With a giant set of balls and sing-along anthems to die for, the album is one of 2009's best kept secrets. But hopefully not ...

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Former MURPHY'S LAW/DANZIG Guitarist Launches Two New Bands

Guitarist Todd Youth (MURPHY'S LAW, D-GENERATION, DANZIG) has launched two new bands, THE ROYAL HIGHNESS and CAPRICORN. Commented Youth: "THE ROYAL HIGHNESS is my new band. All the members have worked together before. Skye (lead vocals, ex-BULLETS AND OCTANE) had been in THE CHELSEA SMILES and sang on the last SON OF SAM record that ...

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LOST DREAMS Added To SIX FEET UNDER's 'Christmas Metal Meeting'

Tirol, Austria-based melodic death/dark metal band LOST DREAMS has been added to the "Christmas Metal Meeting 2009" tour featuring SIX FEET UNDER, ILLDISPOSED and BLACK-OUT BEAUTY. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 02 - Flensburg, Germany - Roxy Music Hall Dec. 03 - Rostock, Germany - Alte Zuckerfabrik Dec. 04 - Berlin, Germany - K ...

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SHRINEBUILDER Live In West Hollywood; Video Available

Video footage of SHRINEBUILDER — the project that features in its ranks Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS) — performing a couple of songs (including a cover of JOY DIVISION's "24 Hours") on November 11, 2009 at the Viper Room in West ...

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MISERY SPEAKS Calls It Quits

German melodic death metal outfit MISERY SPEAKS has issued the following update: "In the tenth year after founding the band, several line-up-changes and three albums, we are very sorry to tell you that we finally decided to call it a day and close the chapter MISERY SPEAKS. Different personal reasons forced us to come to ...

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World Painted Blood - SLAYER

I'm going to skip over all the hoopla about the release date of a new SLAYER album being like a holiday for metal fans. You all know the band's history and legacy. You all know that almost 25 years ago they changed the face of metal forever with a little album called "Reign In Blood" ...

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LONEWOLF: Two More New Songs Posted Online

Two brand new songs from the French heavy metal squad LONEWOLF"Legacy Of The Wild" and "Hail Victory" (both taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "The Dark Crusade") — are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. "Legacy Of The Wild" is the group's personal tribute to RUNNING WILD, the ...

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