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DOZER To Suport MASTODON In Europe

Swedish "stoner" rockers DOZER have been confirmed as main support on MASTODON's upcoming European tour beginning in early February. DOZER are continuing to tour in support of their third album, "Call It Conspiracy", which was released last year via Molten Universe. The album was recorded at Music-A-Matic Studio in Gothenburg and Polar and Nord Studios ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Inks Endorsement Deal With BC RICH

New York metal guitar workhorse Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, ex-SAVATAGE), who has appeared on more than twenty albums since he burst on to the metal scene in 1994 with his band FROSTBITE, has inked an endorsement deal with BC Rich. The list of musicians that Jack has had the pleasure to call fellow band members ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: Release Date Set For New Solo Album

Frontiers Records has set a February 21, 2005 release date for the new studio album by Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), entitled "The Usual Suspects". Regarding the CD, Turner said in a press release, "I have been defined many times in my career and identified with many rock genres from blues to ...

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MASTODON To Tour Europe In February/March

MASTODON have lined up the following European dates during February/March: Feb. 09 - Glasgow, SCO - Cathouse/The Garage Feb. 10 - Northumbria, UK @ Northumbria University Feb. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Acadamy 2 Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Acadamy 3 Feb. 14 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Feb. 15 - Oxford, UK @ ...

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MOONSPELL To Support CRADLE OF FILTH In Europe

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been invited by longtime friends CRADLE OF FILTH to support them on their upcoming European tour between the end of February and the beginning of April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 23 - (B) Brussel - Ancienne Belgique Feb. 24 - (NL) Hardenberg - Podium Feb. 25 - (NL) Amsterdam ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Finish Recording New Album

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished recording everything but the guitar leads for their new album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Mixing is scheduled to begin January 9, 2005 and will probably be completed by January 25. The album will contain 12 tracks: Tracks with Joe Lynn Turner ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: 'The Usual Suspects' Track Listing Revealed

Frontiers Records has announced the details of the highly anticipated new studio album from Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), entitled "The Usual Suspects". The album was produced by Bob Held and Joe Lynn Turner and will feature a host of well-known faces (hence the album title "The Usual Suspects" because many of his favorite ...

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CARMINE APPICE, PAUL SHORTINO To Guest On MOONSTONE CD

Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE) and Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT, HEAVEN & EARTH) are the latest musicians to confirm their guest appearances on the upcoming CD from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. Appice and Shortino will be heard on the song "Pictures of My Lonely Days". ...

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M3: German Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates in early 2005: Jan. 26 - The ...

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MADBALL To Tour Europe In December

New York hardcore legends MADBALL have lined up the following European dates during January: Dec. 03 - Hof Ter Lo - Antwerpen, BEL Dec. 04 - Voz Do Operario - Lisbon, POR Dec. 05 - Rock World - Manchester, UK Dec. 06 - Garage - London, UK Dec. 07 - Zeche Carl - Essen, GER ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: New Songtitles Revealed

According to a posting at the YNGWIE MALMSTEEN fan site Guitar Alchemy, YNGWIE has now finished recording the new studio album. Vocals once again come courtesy of Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW). No other lineup details are available at present, although it's likely that Patrik Johansson played drums and keyboards came from Joakim Svalberg. It ...

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ANGRA: European/Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA have lined up the following dates in support of their new album, "Temple of Shadows": Feb. 05 - Rainbow – Milan, ITA Feb. 06 – Z7 – Pratteln, SWI Feb. 07 - Transbordeur – Lyon, FRA Feb. 08 - La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FRA Feb. 10 - Arena – Madrid, SPA ...

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GLENN HUGHES: U.K. Tour Rescheduled

To coincide with the late-January 2005 release of his new album "Soul Mover" on CD, former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will be undertaking a two-month European tour, beginning with seven shows in the U.K in February (the European dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed). The U.K. dates are as ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer DOOGIE WHITE To Resume Work On Solo CD

WHITE NOISE, the British band featuring former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White and members of MOSTLY AUTUMN, had their recent support gig with URIAH HEEP in London filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. Commented White: "I can't thank the HEEP and MOSTLY AUTUMN enough for giving so generously of their time ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: The Story Behind 'Once In A Million Years'

In a recent online posting, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT frontwoman Candice Night explained how she and her fiancé, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW), came to record a reworked version of an old German composition for the group's recently released compilation CD, "Beyond the Sunset - The Romantic Collection", which brings together 13 ballads from ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has inked a solo deal with Frontiers Records. Joe is currently busy putting the finishing touches on his new studio album, entitled "Usual Suspects", which is being recorded in New York under the direction of longtime partner and friend Bob Held. The production ...

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M3 Keyboardist To Tour With THE DOGS D'AMOUR

M3 keyboardist Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) will be joining THE DOGS D'AMOUR on their upcoming U.K. tour. The next leg of THE DOGS D'AMOUR's "Heart-Shaped Tour 2004-2005" is scheduled to kick off on December 11 at The Peel in Kingston, U.K. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found here. ...

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Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH) has officially joined former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach's touring band. "Yes it's true," Sebastian writes on his web site. "I am now finalizing the heaviest lineup I have ever played with on a stage at any time in my 20-year career. Joining the band on ...

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TNT Frontman To Guest On New BRAZEN ABBOT CD

TNT frontman Tony Harnell has been confirmed to appear on the upcoming BRAZEN ABBOT studio album, tentatively due next spring via Frontiers Records. Drums, bass and guitars for the CD have already been recorded, and the singers will record their parts during November and December. The album, which will have 11 or 12 tracks, is ...

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