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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Recording More Material For Solo Album

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins will enter the studio on October 29 to record the seventh song for his upcoming solo project, entitled "Demon Deceiver". The track, entitled "Bleeding", will feature contributions from the following musicians: Pete Emms (bass), Mike de Jager (guitar), Simon Lees (guitar, BUDGIE) and Mick Hales (drums). As previously reported, ...

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CORAM LETHE Sign With RISING REALM RECORDS

Italian melo-death metallers CORAM LETHE have inked a deal with Finland's Rising Realm Records. The group's debut album, "The Gates of Oblivion", is scheduled for release on January 25, 2005. Distribution in Europe and North America will be handled by Crash Music Inc. "The Gates Of Oblivion" was recorded at Fear Studio in Alfonsine and ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Bassist Diagnosed With Leukemia

Former THE ALMIGHTY bassist Floyd London has been diagnosed with leukemia. Floyd will commence treatment straight away and "we have every reason to believe that he will come out fighting and will beat it!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "If you would like to leave your messages for Floyd — please log ...

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STATETROOPER's NWOBHM Roots Run Deep

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have drafted Tony O'Hora on bass guitar, a man better known for his roles as frontman for outfits such as thrashers ONSLAUGHT, NWOBHM veterans PRAYING MANTIS, '80s rockers HIGHWIRE, his own HORA-KANE project, AOR band TORINO and even ...

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JAMES MURPHY: Fearing The Wrath Of HURRICANE CHARLEY

Renowned metal guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following alert: "Hurricane Charley (CNN) is barreling its monstrous way on a path that will bring it right down the throats of me and my family.. in just a few hours. I'm wrapping up all the gear I've managed to accumulate since ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Guitarist Sidelined By Hand Injury

Former IRON MAIDEN/PRAYING MANTIS guitarist Dennis Stratton suffered an "unfortunate accident" at a recent gig and will be unable to play guitar for the foreseeable future, according to a posting on the web site of Stratton's THE DENIAL bandmate, ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins. Stratton "suffered damage to his right hand when a speaker unit ...

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SILVER Sign With MTM MUSIC

SILVER, the band featuring singer Gary Barden (MSG, STATETROOPER, PRAYING MANTIS), guitarist Michael Voss (DEMON DRIVE, CASANOVA, MAD MAX, ex-BONFIRE), and keyboard player Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, GARY MOORE), have inked a deal with MTM Music. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, "Dream Machines" (2002), for ...

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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: 'Best Of' CD To Surface Next Month

Frontiers Records have secured the rights for the European release of PRAYING MANTIS "The Best of Praying Mantis" album for a June 17 release. The album encompasses all classic of a more than 20 years long career for one of the prime movers of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene, including such ...

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INTERNAL VOID Confirmed For TEMPLARS OF DOOM Festival

Legendary act INTERNAL VOID have been confirmed for Templars Of Doom - The First Crusade, an all-doom metal festival set to take place Saturday, June 19 at Rehearsal Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. The following bands are currently scheduled to perform at the festival: PLACE OF SKULLS WHILE HEAVEN WEPT THE HIDDEN HAND INTERNAL VOID WARHORSE ...

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VENI DOMINE: Praying For The Band To Continue

Sweden's VENI DOMINE have posted the following message on their web site: "There's still a light far down the tunnel, the tunnel that seemed so dark for such a long time. Nothing definitive yet but the band are still alive and kicking and as long there's light there's hope. There's been rumors out that the ...

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KONKHRA: The Israel 'Reality Check Tour' Report

KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark has sent us the following report from the band's recent tour of Israel: "After confirming our involvement in this festival we did get some calls from family, asking us what we were thinking. In Denmark, nothing much happens, so if there is something happening in Israel, preferably a suicide bombing, it ...

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Mexican Evangelists Pray For 'Evil' MARILYN MANSON

Variety reports that dozens of Bible-wielding Mexican evangelical Christians prayed for the soul of MARILYN MANSON on Thursday (October 16) in a protest against a planned concert by the shock rocker. About 100 people sang hymns and prayed outside local government buildings in the center of the northern city of Monterrey, where MANSON, infamous for ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I Am And Always Will Be MEGADETH'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Dave Mustaine has broken his silence regarding the group's breakup and his plans for a solo project, saying that "the music that I'm writing right now is as good as anything I've ever written." In a lengthy interview with Guitar World magazine published in the August 2003 issue, Mustaine addresses the reasons ...

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GREAT WHITE's JACK RUSSELL: 'I Cry Every Single Day'

In preparing for the group's upcoming weekend shows to raise money for The Station Family Fund, GREAT WHITE's manager Charrie L. Foglio interviewed the band's lead singer Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall and provided the media with statements from the band members, according to the Providence Journal. In those written statements, Russell and Kendall ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: The Journey Goes On

Legendary NWOBHM act PRAYING MANTIS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Journey Goes On", due in late April through Frontiers Records. It is as follows: 01. Tonight 02. The Escape 03. The Journey Goes On 04. Silent War 05. Beat Within 06. Hold On For Love 07. If Tomorrow Never Comes ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On New PRAYING MANTIS CD

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has contributed lead vocals to a couple of tracks on the upcoming PRAYING MANTIS album, titled "The Journey Never Ends". Also featured on the CD is ex-URIAH HEEP/GARY MOORE singer John Sloman. "[PRAYING MANTIS guitarist] Tino Troy gave me a call at the beginning of [last] ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Commence Work On New CD

Legendary NWOBHM act PRAYING MANTIS are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed Nowhere To Hide CD, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. The as-yet-untitled album will mark the return of former singer Colin Peel to the group's lineup. ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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