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PRIMAL FEAR: New Album Update

PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner has posted the following message on his official web site: "We wrote overall a bunch of 23 tracks and decided this weekend, which songs will be recorded on the new — yet untitled album — I worte some outstanding tunes, together with my Swedish friend Ronny Milianowicz [DIONYSUS, ex-SINERGY]. We ...

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HANOI ROCKS: New Album Samples Posted Online

Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have posted sound clips from their upcoming CD, "Another Hostile Takeover", at their new official web site, HanoiRocks.info. Due in Finland on March 30, "Another Hostile Takeover" is the group's first album to feature guitarist Conny Bloom (SILVERGINGER 5, ex-ELECTRIC BOYS), who joined the band last year. According to ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION And DRAGONFORCE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

WITHIN TEMPTATION and DRAGONFORCE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION DRAGONFORCE EDGUY ENDHAMMER ...

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ROBERT PLANT Rocks With LED ZEPPELIN, Solo Material At SXSW

Launch Radio Networks reports: Robert Plant may not want to reunite LED ZEPPELIN, but he had no trouble playing the group's songs last week during his feature performance at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Plant and his band, the STRANGE SENSATION, reached into the ZEP catalog for six of the 14 ...

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HANOI ROCKS Official Web Site Moves To New Location

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has posted the following message on his official web site: "We just got back a couple of weeks ago from our 1&1/2 month European Tour which was quite a success. We played in over 10 different countries and made a lot of new friends and fans, plus had a lot ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Rocks The Cure

According to Underecover News, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi is the latest big-name musician to get involved with Rock The Cure, a fund and awareness-raising charity that aims to help collect money through the online auctioning of personalized celebrity-designed Gibson guitars. The cause? To raise money to fund breast cancer research and help fight ...

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Transylvania 90210 - WEDNESDAY 13

In a stunted little cul-de-sac of the music world, occupied exclusively by zaftig, Myspace-addicted Goth chicks, overly-pierced zombie greasers and cowboy-hat-wearing ex-glammers gone horror punk, people like WEDNESDAY 13 reign supreme. This is a scene where third-string footnotes to history like BILE and LOLLIPOP LUST KILL are considered minor deities, and where the basic recipe ...

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SILVER GINGER 5: 'Black Leather Mojo' Reissue To Include Bonus Disc

SILVER GINGER 5, the band featuring THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger and ex-ELECTRIC BOYS frontman/current HANOI ROCKS guitarist Conny Bloom, will have their "Black Leather Mojo" collection re-released this month by Sanctuary Records. The two-CD set features all the tracks from the original Japanese release, plus a bonus disc featuring live tracks and demos from the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE/SUM 41 Tour Dates Revealed

According to SUM 41's official web site, the Canadian pop-punk outfit have been confirmed as the support act for MÖTLEY CRÜE at the following dates: Jul. 26 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Jul. 27 - West Sacramento, CA @ Raley Field Jul. 29 - Vancouver, BC @ PC Coliseum Jul. 30 - Auburn, ...

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RAGE Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

German metal veterans RAGE have signed a long-term deal with Nuclear Blast Records. In an official statement, Peavy Wagner (vocals, bass) said, "After our fantastic anniversary tour we were convinced that we want to work with a label that pushes us forward with creative ideas and full power support. With this in our backs we ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish rock 'n' roll legends HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT APOCALYPTICA AXEL RUDI PELL BLOODBATH CANDLEMASS CORVUS CORAX COUNT RAVEN DISSECTION ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Offers DVD Update

SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost (ex-SAVATAGE) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Recently you all have either heard about or read about the issues we faced and had to deal with at Crocodile Rocks in Allentown, PA concerning our recent DVD shoot. "Since James [Rivera, vocals] and I posted our ...

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Never-Ending - MYSTIC PROPHECY

It's tough for me not to consider MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Never-Ending" as a companion piece of sorts to FIREWIND's "Forged by Fire". Both came my way within the last month or two, both are quality melodic metal albums, and both feature the axe wizardry of Gus G. Both albums also happen to be the third release ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: More Tour Dates Announced

MÖTLEY CRÜE have added the following dates to their "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" tour: Jul. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Irvine Meadows Jul. 29 - Vancouver, BC - PC Coliseum Jul. 30 - Seattle, WA (Auburn) - White River Amp. Jul. 31 - Portland, OR - Clark County Amp. Aug. ...

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DREAM THEATER Finish Recording New Album

DREAM THEATER have finished recording the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought", tentatively due in May/June via EastWest. "I just literally came from the very last session tonight — we just finished the album tonight, we start mixing it on Monday," DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed during a live appearance Friday night (Feb. 25) ...

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HAMMERFALL To Embark On Swedish Signing Tour

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "A couple of items today. First off, we will be undertaking a signing tour in Sweden for the release of 'Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken', and it looks as follows: March 4 - Göteborg Åhléns, Nordstan 17:00 March 7 - ...

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MY EARLY MUSTANG Drop Off HANOI ROCKS Tour

German alternative rockers MY EARLY MUSTANG have been forced to cancel their previously announced tour with Finnish sleaze rock legends HANOI ROCKS. "One day before the scheduled start at Feb 22, singer Flo Kämmerling got diagnosed with an infection of his vocal chords that will sideline him for a while," reads a statement from the ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist To Release Solo CD Next Month

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his new solo CD, "Suspended Animation", on March 1 via Favored Nations. Regarding the musical direction of the album, veteran producer Kevin Shirley (IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER) — who mixed the effort last summer — had previously said, "[it] is 64 minutes long, has no keyboards or vocals ...

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AC/DC Tribute Band DIRTY DEEDS INDEED To Launch Finnish Tour

Finland's "hottest" AC/DC tribute band DIRTY DEEDS INDEED (DDI) are launching a mini-tour this month to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of Bon Scott's death. The group, who concentrate on Bon Scott-era AC/DC material, will appear live on Thursday, February 17 at On The Rocks in Helsinki; on Friday, February 18 at Henry's Pub in Kuopio; ...

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