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KING DIAMOND Talks 'Guitar Hero: Metallica'

Destructoid recently conducted an interview with Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) about his involvement with the forthcoming "Guitar Hero: Metallica" game. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Destructoid: I went to see "Guitar Hero" a few weeks ago and I spoke to a [Neversoft] developer and ...

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UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE Interviewed; Video Available

Dean Guitars has posted a new five-minute video interview with UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore in which he talks about his signature Dean "Vinman2000" and signature DMT pickup, as well as his imminent solo album, "To The Core". "To The Core" will be released in North America on May 19 (one day earlier interntionally) via Holland's ...

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WOLF: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

"Ravenous", the new album from the Swedish heavy metal band WOLF, is available for streaming in its entirety at MetalKult. "Ravenous" will be released in North America on March 24 via Century Media Records. Out in Europe since late last month, the CD features a guest guitar solo by Hank Shermann (FORCE OF ...

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Upcoming MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND DVDs Detailed

Danish singer King Diamond (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has issued the following update: "As you all know, 80% of the original MERCYFUL FATE lineup (vocalist King Diamond, guitarist Hank Shermann, guitarist Michael Denner and bassist Timi Hansen) re-recorded with present MF drummer Bjarne T. Holm two ultimate MERCY classics for the upcoming Metallica: Guitar Hero ...

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KING DIAMOND Comments On 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' Game Inclusion

Danish singer King Diamond (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has issued the following update: "So the black cat is out of the bag. August 2008, just before the Ozzfest, Lars Ulrich called me with a very unique suggestion. He was inviting MERCYFUL FATE to be a part of METALLICA's and Activision's Guitar Hero: Metallica videogame. Of ...

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VINNIE MOORE: New Solo Album Details Revealed

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore will release his new solo album, "To The Core", in North America on May 19 (one day earlier interntionally) via Holland's Mascot Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Fly (4:51) 02. Panic Attack (6:19) 03. Off The Hook (5:15) 04. Transcendence (3:53) 05. Soul Caravan (5:55) ...

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WOLF: Another New Song Posted Online

A new WOLF song, "Speed On", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the Swedish heavy metallers' new album, "Ravenous", which will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, February 20 Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, February 24 Sweden, Finland, ...

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SEVENTH VOID: Debut Album Release Date Announced

SEVENTH VOID, the new band formed by TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, will release its debut album on April 21 via Big Vin Records, the label formed by HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. A CD-release party will be held at the Clubhouse, the Dallas nightclub founded by Vinnie Paul and ...

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HANK SHERMANN's DEMONICA Completes Lineup

DEMONICA, the solo project of MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann, has finalized its lineup. It is as follows: Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE) - Guitar Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN) - Guitar Klaus "Hyr" Hansen (BATTALION, TRAUMA CENTER) - Vocals Mark Hernandez (FORBIDDEN, HEATHEN, DEFIANCE, VIO-LENCE) – Drums Marc Grabowski (CORRUPTION) - Bass DEMONICA is currently recording its ...

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FORBIDDEN Preparing To Record New Material

Guitarist Craig Locicero of reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrahers FORBIDDEN has issued the following update: "Time for a quick news bit about what's upcoming. We're going to be laying down some tracks on a couple of new FORBIDDEN tunes next week with Tim Narducci [SYSTEMATIC] co-producing it with the band. We've been working on ...

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STYGIA Debut To Be Mixed In March Or April

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has issued the following update on the debut album from his STYGIA project, entitled "Divine Allegiance": "At the moment, Mike [Vescera; ex-LOUDNESS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN] is working on getting the vocals recorded. Everything is coming along great. We should be ready for the mix in March or April. The ...

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WOLF: 'Voodoo' Video Available

"Voodoo", the new video from Swedish heavy metallers WOLF, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Umeå, Sweden with director Owe Lingwall of Village Road Film, who previously worked with WOLF on the video for the track "I Will Kill Again". Commented the band: "Both the song and the video has that dark ...

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DOWN Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with DOWN guitarists Kirk Windstein and Pepper Keenan at this past weekend's (Jan. 15-18) NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held in Anaheim, California. Watch the two-and-a-half-minute chat below. DOWN's previously announced North American tour with hellbilly rocker Hank ...

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SHRINEBUILDER: Songtitles For Debut CD Revealed

SHRINEBUILDER, the project that features in its ranks Wino (ST. VITUS, THE HIDDEN HAND), Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Al Cisneros (OM, SLEEP), and Dale Crover (MELVINS), has finished recording its debut CD with Toshi Kasai (MELVINS, BIG BUSINESS) for a summer release on Neurot Recordings. The tentative track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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WOLF: 'Ravenous' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Ravenous", the new album from Swedish metallers WOLF, can be viewed below. The CD features a guest guitar solo by Hank Shermann (FORCE OF EVIL, MERCYFUL FATE) and guest vocals by Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ROYAL HUNT). For the fierce and bloody artwork, the band once again decided to work with ...

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DOWN, EVIL ARMY, WEEDEATER Tour Postponed

The previously announced North American tour dates for DOWN, EVIL ARMY and WEEDEATER — which were originally posted on EVIL ARMY's MySpace page — have now been removed from the site. According to EVIL ARMY, "The tour dates have changed so we won't be hittin the road until mid-March." Hellbilly rocker Hank Williams III (ASSJACK, ...

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DOWN, EVIL ARMY, WEEDEATER: Tour Dates Revealed

DOWN will embark on a U.S. tour in February/March. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are EVIL ARMY and WEEDEATER. (Update: Hellbilly rocker Hank Williams III [ASSJACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM], who was originally supposed to be on the bill, is no longer part of this package.) The following dates have been announced so ...

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HANK SHERMANN's DEMONICA Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

DEMONICA, the solo project of MERCYFUL FATE guitarist Hank Shermann, is putting the finishing touches on its debut album for a tentative late spring/early summer release via an as-yet-undisclosed label. The CD will be mixed in February in Denver, Colorado. DEMONICA's core lineup: Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE) - Guitar Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN) - Guitar Klaus ...

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MERCYFUL FATE: New Studio Album On The Way?

According to Denmark's TV 2 VIP, King Diamond has told BT.dk that there is a good chance that a new studio album from his classic heavy metal act MERCYFUL FATE will surface at some point in the not-too-distant future. "Hank [Shermann, guitar] has written songs [for the proposed MERCYFUL FATE CD]. And he ...

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DOWN's REX BROWN Jams With KING'X In Dallas

DOWN/ex-PANTERA bassist Rex Brown joined KING'S X on stage this past Friday (December 19) at The Door in Dallas, Texas for a rendition of the song "King". Check out pictures of the performance below (courtesy of Warrenh2000). A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor who attended the concert told us in an e-mail, "After the show I got a ...

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VINNIE MOORE: New Solo Album Title Announced

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore has set "To The Core" as the title of his new solo album, due in early 2009 via Holland's Mascot Records. According to the label, "Vinnie was among the first artists with releasing instrumental guitar albums ('Mind's Eye'), he played with ALICE COOPER amongst others and is guitarist for UFO since ...

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SEVENTH VOID: New Music Posted Online

SEVENTH VOID, the new band formed by TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, has posted several new tracks on its MySpace page. SEVENTH VOID recently completed work on its debut album for a tentative March/April 2009 release through Big Vin Records, the label formed by HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist To Guest On STYGIA Debut

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson has recorded a guest solo for "Divine Allegiance", the debut album from STYGIA, the project led by Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz. Todd says, "The song ['The Hunter'] is partially inspired by one of my favorite video game series Turok Dinosaur Hunter." "Divine Allegiance" track listing: 01. Colossus 02. ...

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SEVENTH VOID Debut To Arrive In The Spring

SEVENTH VOID, the new band formed by TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, will release its debut album in March/April 2009 through Big Vin Records, the label formed by HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. "It's an amazing record," Vinnie said. "I mixed the whole thing for the guys. It goes somehere ...

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STYGIA: 'Divine Allegiance' Track Listing Revealed

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has finalized the track listing for the debut album from his STYGIA project, entitled "Divine Allegiance". It is as follows: 01. Colossus 02. The Hunter 03. Journey Through The Sea 04. Spirit Bomb 05. Moonlight 06. Oblivion Overcome 07. Egg of the King 08. A Circle Undone 09. ...

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