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FREEDOM CALL To Release 'Live In Hellvetia' In June

Having sold over 35,000 copies of its debut, "Stairway To Fairyland", FREEDOM CALL's tour with SAXON, ANGRA and EDGUY turned into a triumphal march. The tour culminated with memorable shows with SAVATAGE and SKEW SISKIN in August 1999 as part of the Popkomm music fair in Cologne. The band played almost fifty shows in 2000 ...

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JON OLIVA Unable To Tour Europe With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, who co-founded TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA with producer/composer Paul O'Neill, has released the following statement: "As many of you now know, a member of my immediate family was diagnosed with a serious illness that forced me to leave the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA rehearsals. And while I am still unaware of their complete diagnosis, it ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Pécs Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) February 19, 2011 performance at Zion in Pécs, Hungary as part of his "Screaming Through The East" tour can be viewed below. Owens' backing band for the tour consists of members of Hungary's TIRANA ROCKERS. Owens joined forces with restaurateur ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Bucharest Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) February 20, 2011 performance at Kulturhaus in Bucharest, Romania as part of his "Screaming Through The East" tour can be viewed below. Owens' backing band for the tour consists of members of Hungary's TIRANA ROCKERS. Owens joined forces with restaurateur ...

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REVERENCE Adds Second Guitarist

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY) and bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), has announced the addition of lead guitarist Pete Rossi, a native of Pittsburg, to the group's ranks. ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE's '70000 Tons Of Metal' Video Recap

CIRCLE II CIRCLE — which is led by former SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens — has posted a nine-minute video recap of the band's appearance on the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which set sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and returned four days later. You can now watch the footage ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist To Guest On New SINGLE BULLET THEORY Album

NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis has contributed a guest solo to the track "Auctioneer Of Souls" from SINGLE BULLET THEORY's forthcoming album, "IV", which will be released later this year via Eclipse Records. According to a press release, "Auctioneer Of Souls" is "a blistering instrumental that will satisify even the most fickle of heavy metal guitar ...

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SOULSPELL: 'Adrift' Video Released

"Adrift", the new video from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's second full-length album, which came out last October via Inner Wound Recordings/Ulterium Records. The CD featured guest appearances by Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JON OLIVA'S PAIN), Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND ...

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SPREAD EAGLE Announces New Lineup

Reunited hard rockers SPREAD EAGLE have announced the addition of guitarist Dennis Kimak (who has been collaborating with the band since 2008) and drummer Rik De Luca to the group's ranks. SPREAD EAGLE's next live appearance will take place on February 12 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. SPREAD EAGLE in 2006 completed the "Back ...

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REVERENCE To Enter Studio In April

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY) and bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), will enter Sight 16 Studios (TOKYO BLADE, TWOTHIRTYSEVEN, PARIS BLUE, COLDSNAP) in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Live In London'

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of JUDAS PRIEST's "Live In London" album with a special performance at Gillmanfest - Barquisimetal 2011 on March 26 in Venezuela. In addition to playing PRIEST classics, Ripper will perform solo material and will be joined ...

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TIM ' RIPPER' OWENS To Guest On 'The Jimmy Star Show'

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will be a featured guest on "The Jimmy Star Show" hosted by King of Cool, Jimmy Star, along with his Cool Crowd of co-hosts, to discuss his latest projects, career, music, and the entertainment industries at large. "The Jimmy Star Show" ...

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ARSIS, THE ABSENCE Added To 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

ARSIS and THE ABSENCE have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AGENT STEEL AMON ...

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Official TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Wristband Available

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) is selling the official "Ripper Wristband." It can be purchased for $20 at this location. Owens joined forces with restaurateur Randy Arehart to re-launch the Tap House on Waterloo Road in Akron, Ohio on October 16, 2010 to become ...

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SACRED DAWN Signs With DARK STAR RECORDS

Chicago, Illinois-based progressive power metal band SACRED DAWN has inked a deal with Dark Star Records. The band's sophomore album, "A Madness Within", will be released in the spring. The 10-song concept CD was produced by SACRED DAWN and Chuck Macak of Electrowerks Music and includes a full-color, 16-page booklet. With an innovative mix of ...

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INFERNAEON: New Video Interview

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with Brian Werner and Steven Harger of of Floridian extreme metallers INFERNAEON. You can now watch the chat below. INFERNAEON filmed a video for their cover of METALLICA's "Creeping Death" with director (and "Jackass" collaborator) Mike "The King Of Rock N Roll Debauchery" Busey at ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs Acoustic Versions Of METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, RAINBOW Classics

Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing acoustic versions of classic songs from METALLICA, NINE INCH NAILS, ALICE IN CHAINS, DIO, RAINBOW, JUDAS PRIEST and LYNYRD SKYNYRD on November 27, 2010 at Ripper Owens Tap House in Akron, Ohio can be viewed below. Owens ...

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KAMELOT Singer Unable To Tour Behind New Album; RHAPSODY OF FIRE's LIONE Steps In

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have released the following statement: "Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, [vocalist] Roy Khan [full name: Roy Sætre Khantatat] will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of [KAMELOT's latest album] 'Poetry For The Poisoned'. However, we are pleased to announce ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs With Son, Daughter In Quebec (Video)

Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing a cover version of the AC/DC classic "T.N.T." — with a special guest appearance by his son and daughter — on December 11, 2010 at the Metal Gathering in Lavaltrie, Quebec, Canada can be viewed below. "Play ...

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KAMELOT To Support IRON MAIDEN In Argentina

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT will support IRON MAIDEN on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Estadio Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina. KAMELOT recently announced its highly anticipated return to Europe on the heels of the band's new album release, "Poetry for the Poisoned". The 2011 European leg of "The Pandemonium Tour" will begin on April ...

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