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ROB ROCK To Film DVD At Germany's OWEN ROCK NIGHT Festival

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has announced that he will record his first live DVD at the Owen Rock Night Festival in Germany in March 2006. Rock is also confirmed for the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland April 2006. JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan released ROB ROCK's latest CD, "Holy Hell", with ...

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KALEDON To Enter Studio In February

Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON will enter The Outer Sound Studios on February 1, 2006 to begin recording their fourth album, "Chapter 4: Twilight of the Gods", tentatively due next summer through Mythic Silence Records. "Chapter 4: Twilight of the Gods" track listing: 01. The Holy Water 02. Hell on Earth 03. War Plans 04. ...

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DISMEMBER: More New Album Details Revealed

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have set the tentative track listing for their as-yet-untitled seventh album, due in early February via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" was once again produced by drummer Fred Estby at Sami Studio in Stockholm. The group's current lineup is completed by Matti Kärki (vocals), David Blomqvist ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS: North American Tour Announced

Some of rock's greatest anthems are to be heard performed live again across America after more than 20 years, as rock legends QUEEN, now joined forces with Paul Rodgers, singer and songwriter of BAD COMPANY/FREE fame, announce they are to play a 23-date tour of the USA and Canada this coming spring. The tour announcement ...

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NATRON Split With HOLY RECORDS

Italian death metallers NATRON have issued the following update via their official web site: "After more then seven years, four albums(1999's 'Negative Prevails', 2000's 'Bedtime for Mercy', 2002's 'Necrospective', and 2004's 'Livid Corruption') and a couple of compilations, NATRON officially part ways with their label Holy Records. Our deal still included an option but — ...

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HOLY TERROR Re-Launch Vocalist Search

Reformed Seattle-based speed metal band HOLY TERROR are once again looking for a lead singer following a brief stint with a relative newcomer by the name of Aaron Redbird. "We entered the studio to demo some tracks and it became apparent that although Aaron Redbird is a great singer, his style was not what the ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Begin Writing Material For New Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following tour update at the band's official web site: "What's happening? We're pulling into Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I've got my eyes peeled for that 900 ft. Jesus. I don't see anything. But hey man, if Jesus saves, I'd like to know where he shops... "Our three ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS Putting Finishing Touches On 'Dragonheart'

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT touring singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), have completed al the instrumental recordings for their third album, "Dragonheart", at Arena 20 studios in Hannover, Germany with producer Herman Frank (VICTORY, ACCEPT). Commented the band: "The recordings worked out pretty well, and we already reached 100 ...

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MANOWAR Schedule Greek Dates

Heavy Metal giants MANOWAR will play two dates in Greece this coming March as part of the band's "Demons, Dragons & Warriors Tour 2005-2006". This information was confirmed by both the Greek concert-promotion company Neo Revma and the offficial Greek MANOWAR fan club. The "Demons, Dragons & Warriors" tour will also include Italian power metallers ...

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RIOT: Spanish Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have lined up the following dates in March/April: Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol Apr. 08 - Lauda-Königshofen, GER @ Tauberfrankenhalle As previously reported, RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including a Japanese tour ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Guest Appearances Galore

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) official web site has been updated with the following message: "We are pleased to announce that Lion Music has released IAIN ASHLEY HERSEY's studio album 'The Holy Grail', featuring Graham on three songs: 'The Holy Grail', 'Going Down' and 'Walking The Talk'. The CD is now ...

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HOLY MOSES: Complete Reissue Schedule Announced

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES had their early albums "Finished with the Dogs" (1987) and "The New Machine of Liechtenstein" (1989) reissued through Armageddon Music in August. The CDs were digitally re-mastered and were released in the jewel-case format, with full booklets, lyrics, liner notes, modified artwork and never-before-seen photos of HOLY MOSES and the ...

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SADUS: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new SADUS track, entitled "Sick", has been posted online at www.myspace.com/sadus. The song comes off the long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' upcoming album, "Out for Blood", due in early February via Holland's Mascot Records. The follow-up to 1997's "Elements of Anger", "Out for Blood" was recorded at Trident Studios in California ...

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Holy Hell - ROB ROCK

Thanks to labels like SPV and Candlelight, albums like "Holy Hell" that would have once been consigned to import purgatory are seeing the light of day in the USA (albeit months after their release elsewhere). And thank the metal gods for it! Former IMPELLITTERI and AXEL RUDI PELL vocal powerhouse Rob Rock follows in the ...

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MESSIAH'S KISS Hard At Work On New Album

MESSIAH'S KISS, the German/American/British metal act featuring current RIOT touring singer Mike Tirelli (HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR), have entered Arena 20 studios in Hannover, Germany with producer Herman Frank (VICTORY, ACCEPT) to begin work on their third album, "Dragonheart", for a spring 2006 release. The band are recording the follow-up to 2004's "Metal" as a ...

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ROB ROCK, NARNIA To Team Up For Tour

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist Rob Rock's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) official web site has been updated with the following message: "After the very successful double headlining festival date at Metalfest in Germany, ROB ROCK and [Sweden's] NARNIA have decided to offer this double headlining tour package to all promoters, festival organizers and concert promoters worldwide. This ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'DIMEBAG Was Proof That God Exists'

Aaron Beck of The Columbus Dispatch recently conducted an interview with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman Zakk Wylde. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On his children: "My daughter, Ray Ray (Hayle Ray), is 13. (My) drinkin' problem is definitely escalating. "There's Jesse. Ozzy's the godfather of him. That was a good day in Church. ...

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RIOT Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Veteran hard rockers RIOT will be performing at next year's Keep It True festival, set to take place April 8, 2006 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. This will be RIOT's first appearance in Germany in over five years and may turn out to be the only show that the band will play in the area ...

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REVENGIA Featuring ARCH ENEMY Drummer: Hard At Work On New Album

REVENGIA, the Swedish metal band featuring ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson, are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "A Decade in the Dark", tentatively due next year va an as-yet-undetermined label. "All the drums are done, as well as the bass, and guitars," the band write in a statement. "Right now we're doing ...

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DRAGONLAND: 'Be Ready For Mystery And Revelation Of Cosmic Proportions'

DRAGONLAND guitarist Olof Mörck has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "DRAGONLAND are currently knee-deep in the process of writing our fourth, as-yet-untitled, album, and halfway through completion things are looking marvelous! Inspiration has never come in such an abundance, and you can expect a new direction from the 'Starfall' album. Heavier, more sinister, but ...

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CIRITH UNGOL: Official Tribute Album Due In Early 2006

Germany's Solemnity Music will be issuing the first "official" tribute to CIRITH UNGOL, entitled "One Foot in Fire". The album is tentatively scheduled to be released in January/February2006 on regular CD and a special limited 12-inch picture vinyl edition with inlay. "One Foot in Fire" tentative track listing (in no particular order): FALCON (w/ Greg ...

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RIOT: New Live Video Clips Posted Online

Long-running hard rock band RIOT have posted a couple of short video clips from their Japanese tour in early September. Check them out at this location. RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including the Japanese tour) by singer Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike Dimeo was ...

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HOLY MOSES Cancel ART OF DARKNESS Appearance

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have been forced to cancel their appearance at today's (Oct. 29) Art Of Darkness Festival in Warburg/Paderborn, Germany after the group's drummer, Asgard, injured his knee on Thursday in an accident. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the band's schedule will be affected. As previously reported, ...

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INFERNAL METHOD To Support ARCH ENEMY In Sydney

Australia's INFERNAL METHOD have been confirmed as the sole support band in Sydney for Swedish/German metal titans ARCH ENEMY. The show will take place at the UNSW Roundhouse on Saturday, November 5. INFERNAL METHOD's highly anticipated full-length debut, "Architecture of Instinct", will be in stores throughout Australia on December 5 via Ward69Records. Upcoming INFERNAL METHOD ...

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