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GAIA EPICUS Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have parted ways with drummer Mikael Duna. "He will put the drumsticks away for good!" the band write on their web site. "He has made this decision because he just didn't feel like playing anymore. GAIA EPICUS says thanks for all the good times and good drumming that he did ...

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GAIA EPICUS: New Album To Be Mastered Next Week

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS will have their second album, "Symphony of Glory", mastered on or around January 10 at Bazement Studios (MOB RULES, VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X) in Germany. "Symphony of Glory" is scheduled for release in February/March via Sound Riot Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Satrap" was recorded and mixed over a five-week ...

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STARWOOD: Tour Dates Announced

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, have lined up the following shows during January/February: Jan. 18 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 19 - Malibu, CA @ Malibu Inn (w/ GEORGE LYNCH) Jan. 27 - Hollywood, CA @ Club Vodka Feb. ...

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FRANK HANNON BAND To Make Limited-Edition CD Available

FRANK HANNON BAND, the group led by TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon, will be making a special New Year's Eve edition four-song CD available for sale at their show at The Roadhouse in Sacramento, California on Dec. 31. This CD will contain three mixes of songs from the band's upcoming album, "Guitarz From Marz" (to be ...

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IRON MAIDEN, FEAR FACTORY, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of IRON MAIDEN, ANDREW W.K., MURDERDOLLS, TYPE O NEGATIVE, DISTURBED, POISON, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, ORGY, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, W.A.S.P., BANG TANGO, QUIET RIOT, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, CINDERELLA, LYNCH MOB, DANGER DANGER, MINISTRY, MISFITS and GREAT WHITE are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Perform At NAMM Convention

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) will be performing at the upcoming NAMM convention. The concert will take place Thursday, January 20, which is the first night of the convention. The venue it will be held at is called Vault 350, which is located in Long Beach, CA. Also playing on the bill will be George Lynch ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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DON DOKKEN Says GEORGE LYNCH Is His Own Worst Enemy

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken recently spoke to KNAC.com's Jeff Kirby about his reputation for being "difficult" and ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: There was a report that DOKKEN was slated to do a show at the Anaheim House of Blues, but that ...

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STARWOOD To Film 'All My Girlfriends Have Boyfriends' Video

Bassist Marten Andersson (STARWOOD, LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH GROUP) ha issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "Hey everybody!! I am checking in from Stockholm, Sweden. I had the opportunity to attend the kick off party for next year's Sweden Rock Festival this weekend. Let me tell you, there is some big ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Explain New Album Cover

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have issued a statement defending their choice of artwork (designed by Gyula Havancsak) for their upcoming release, "The Last Supper". The statement reads as follows: "After the release of 'The Last Supper' artwork we got a lot of very positive response. But there are also fans [who] are ...

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CLUTCH Release Double Live CD

CLUTCH have announced the release of "Clutch - Live in Flint, Michigan" through their own River Road Records. This is a double CD recording of CLUTCH's marathon "An Evening With" set from the Machine Shop in July 2004. Both CDs are enhanced with still photos and video. The track listing is as follows: Set One: ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Launches Custom Guitar Pedal

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has joined forces with LegendaryTones and pedal guru Robert Keeley to create a new customized version of the acclaimed Time Machine Boost pedal. The new GL Time Machine Boost (GL TMB) takes the unique voicings of the original Time Machine Boost, but adds a more aggressive character and bottom end. ...

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W.A.S.P. Drummer Checks In From The Road

W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello to all you StetHowland.com rock and roll animals. Been out of touch due to the fact I'm out of the country. The European tour is killing! We have destroyed every gig so far. "I really enjoyed the U.K. and Finland ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ Schedule Hawaiian Dates

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during December: Dec. 3-5 - The Wave - Waikiki, ...

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FIREWIND Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. FIREWIND's third album, "Forged By Fire", is scheduled for release in Europe on January 24, 2005. The band's previous two albums, "Between Heaven And Hell" (2002) and "Burning Earth" (2003), were recorded for guitarist David T. Chastain's Leviathan label and ...

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STARWOOD To Support UFO, VINCE NEIL

Los Angeles-based rock outfit STARWOOD, featuring members of the Eighties heavy metal band LIZZY BORDEN, will be supporting MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil on a U.K. tour in November. The band will also be the support act for the legendary UFO at the House of Blues Hollywood, CA. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 15 ...

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MOB RULES To Support EUROPE

German melodic metallers MOB RULES will be supporting EUROPE on several dates in Germany and France in October/November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 26 - Flensburg, GER @ Roxy Music Hall Oct. 27 - Hamburg, GER @ Fabrik Oct. 28 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall Oct. 29 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal, ...

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MOB RULES Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have parted ways with guitarist Oliver Fuhlhage. "Oliver left the band for new horizons in private and professional matters," the group write on their web site. "Having eight great years with him, his performance on the strings pushed us forward and we'd like to have him a great time and ...

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DEVILDRIVER: 'Nothing's Wrong' Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "Nothing's Wrong" has been posted online at this location. The "Nothing's Wrong" clip was directed by Joe Lynch, whose previous directing projects include music videos for GODHEAD, KATAKLYSM and COAL CHAMBER, and commercials for Dodge/Jeep, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Media Labs. Joe created "Uranium" for MuchMusicUSA/Fuse, which he ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Asian, European Promotional Trips Planned

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be in Asia (Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan) October 18-24 to promote his recently released "Furious George" CD. Also coming up is a European trip (Moscow, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, England and France) in late November/early December. In other news, Peavey will unveil the George Lynch signature Brahma amp at ...

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KATAKLYSM To Film New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will be filming a new video for the track "The Ressurected", taken from the latest album, "Serenity In Fire". The clip will be filmed at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles on November 6 with director Joe Lynch. The video will have a conceptual theme. More details will be made available ...

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HORRICANE To Support MORTIIS, SUSPERIA In Estonia

Estonian "dark" death metal act HORRICANE have been confirmed as the support act for MORTIIS and SUSPERIA at Nõmme Cultt in Tallinn, Estonia on October 17. HORRICANE recently completed work on their debut demo, "The Lynch-Lawyers' Death Squad". The songs featured on the CD are as follows: "Coup De Grace", "Fraction in Your Eyes", "The ...

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