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ADLER'S APPETITE: Argentine Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE, the band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, VINCE NEIL/ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, and the group's latest addition, singer Sheldon Tarsha, have announced a three-date tour of Argentina in November. Upcoming ADLER'S APPETITE shows now include: Jul. 22 - Tarzana, CA – Paladino's Jul. 23 ...

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Germany's G! ROCK UND HILFT FESTIVAL Cancelled

The G! Rock Und Hilft Festival, which was set to take place on July 29 in Gelnhausen, Germany, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. Acts that were scheduled to perform at the benefit event for the victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami included EDGUY, DORO, OVERKILL, METAL CHURCH, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY To Film German Show For Bonus Live DVD

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and SYMPHORCE guitarist Markus Pohl, will film their December 16, 2005 concert at the Matrix in Bochum, Germany for an upcoming DVD, to be available as ...

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FIREWIND: 'Forged By Fire' To Receive U.S. Release Next Week

FIREWIND's third album, "Forged by Fire", will receive a long-overdue U.S. release on July 12 via Magick Records (a division of Cleopatra Records). In other news, FIREWIND have been forced to cancel their July 23 appearance at the Fabric Festival in Trier, Germany — presumably as a resut of the recent departure of singer Chity ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Sign With MASSACRE RECORDS

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., ex-PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and SYMPHORCE guitarist Markus Pohl, have inked a new deal with Massacre Records. The group are expected to enter the studio later in October to record ...

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Vocalist CHITY SOMAPALA Quits FIREWIND

Vocalist Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO) has officially left FIREWIND due to "personal reasons." Somapala originally joined FIREWIND in early 2004 as the replacement for Stephen Fredrick. Chity appeared on the band's third disc, "Forged by Fire", which was produced by band leader/guitarist Gus G. and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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ROB ROCK: U.S. Release Date Set For 'Holy Hell'

Singer ROB ROCK's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) latest solo album, "Holy Hell", is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. Meanwhile, Danish producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) is mixing the bonus tracks for JVC/Victor Entertainment release of "Holy Hell", which will feature a very special guest guitar solo by Gus ...

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WORLD BELOW: New Album Track Available For Download

A WORLD BELOW track, entitled "The Dissection of an Evil Mind", has been made available for download from this location. "The Dissection of an Evil Mind" comes off the group's recently released sophomore album, "Maelstrom", available on Austria's Psychedoomelic Records. The group, who were previously signed to Doom Symphony Records (a division of ...

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Former GUANO APES Drummer Launches TAMOTO

Former GUANO APES drummer Dennis Poschwatta has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "First of all, I'd like to extend a huge THANKS! to all of you for staying so loyal to us and continuing to keep this site alive. The fact that GUANO APES are a thing of the past ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Suffering From Ear Infection

Former BLIND GUARDIAN/current SAVAGE CIRCUS drummer Thomen Stauch has posted the following message on his official web site: "Unfortunately, I have to tell you that I won't be able to join you on our exclusive four-song presentation from our first SAVAGE CIRCUS album 'Dreamland Manor' on the Sweden Rock Festival this Saturday (June 11th) "Some ...

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FIREWIND Forced To Pull Out Of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN U.K. Dates

Greek melodic power metal band FIREWIND, featuring former DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have been forced to cancel their previously announced support dates with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN in the U.K. after singer Chity Somapala's (ex-AVALON, FARO) visa application to the U.K. embassy was rejected, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This sounds crazy, ...

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H.I.M.: Eighth Weekly Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the eighth installment of their weekly podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out later this year on Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Phone call with Mige in Finland * Hearing the new tracks, remixing with Tim ...

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SUBZERO: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new SUBZERO track, entitled "Forced to Bleed", has been posted online on the band's MySpace.com page. "Forced to Bleed" comes off New York hardcore veterans' upcoming album, "Suffering of Man", due July 12 via Stillborn Records. SUBZERO began back in 1989 with former members of late '80s straight-edge heroes UP-FRONT and legendary ...

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ULVER Mastermind Working On New 'Heavy Rock' Project

Daniel Cardoso (ex-SIRIUS) and Kristoffer G. Rygg (ULVER, ex-ARCTURUS), plus a few "noble assistants," have been writing music and conspiring theories for SINDROME, a heavy rock project "with experimental edges, alternative feeling and a strong visual cinematic component," according to a press release. The group's debut album, "A Killer View", is currently in its final ...

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Movie Based On Last Days Of KURT COBAIN Premieres At CANNES

Launch Radio Networks reports: "Last Days", a new movie that follows the final hours in the life of a musician patterned after NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, was screened for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday (May 13), according to NME.com. The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, stars Michael ...

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FIREWIND To Enter Studio In The Fall

FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Gus G. here, we"re back from the European tour now. All shows went great and were sold out!! Unbelievable! It was so nice to meet many of you after the shows and hang out and I hope we"ve made some ...

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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Plays Michael Kelly Acoustic Bass

Michael Kelly Guitar Company has announced that bassist Geezer Butler of the band BLACK SABBATH has chosen to play a Michael Kelly acoustic bass. Undoubtedly one of hard rock's most influential musicians, Butler has been a member of BLACK SABBATH since the band's inception in the 1960s. Butler received his Michael Kelly Dragonfly bass in ...

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GOTTHARD Enter Swiss Single Chart At No. 3

Veteran Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD have entered the Swiss single chart at position No. 3 with their latest single, "Lift U Up". "Lift U Up" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Lipservice", due in Europe on June 6 via G.Records/Nuclear Blast. The complete video for "Lift 'U' Up" can be viewed for free at Bluewin. ...

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The Nihilist Demos - NIHILIST

If you're any kind of death metal fan, you recognize some of those song titles above as classic ENTOMBED cuts. NIHILIST was the band that spawned not only ENTOMBED, but UNLEASHED (formed by Johnny Hedlund upon NIHILIST's breakup in 1989). In the span of a short two years, before morphing into ENTOMBED, this band laid ...

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