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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'Unleash The Fury' To Receive U.S. Release In July

Spitfire Records has set a July 26 North American release date for the new YNGWIE MALMSTEEN album, "Unleash the Fury". The CD, which was released in Japan in February, features the following recording lineup: Yngwie Malmsteen (all guitars), Doogie White (vocals), Patrik Johansson (drums) and Joakim Svalberg (keyboards). "Unleash the Fury" track listing: 01. Locked ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Bassist BILLY GOULD: 'I'm Totally Stupid'

Former FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould recently spoke to the San Francisco Bay Guardian about his record label, Koolarrow Records. "Being an independent label now is kind of like volunteering your services driving retarded kids to the dentist," Gould said. "It's like, 'What a good guy! That's nice, and I'm really glad you're doing ...

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ANGRA Not Taking Part In SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Brazilian melodic metallers ANGRA will not be taking part in this year's Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. ANGRA have been confirmed as the support act for DREAM THEATER on their upcoming Italian tour beginning in late June. The band are continuing ...

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BOBAFLEX Confirmed For GIGANTOUR

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "It is my privilege to introduce to you the next confirmed act to the mighty Gigantour festival! Playing in the fourth spot on second stage… Drum roll please.... BOBAFLEX! "These guys are cool. Hope you think ...

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BLINDSIDE Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

Sweden's BLINDSIDE have just announced their upcoming U.S. headlining tour dates. The band will hit the road June 22 in support of their new album, "The Great Depression" (produced by Lasse "Lars" Marten), out in August. BLINDSIDE's first two albums, their self-titled debut and "A Thought Crushed My Mind", were re-issued May 10 and have ...

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By the Sign of the Spyglass - LIFE IN PICTURES

Just when I thought I'd had enough of the vast majority of metalcore bands, one comes along and gives me a renewed sense of hope for the genre. Arizona's LIFE IN PICTURES has crafted a hard hitting and well-written album in "By the Sign of the Spyglass". Aside from the quintessential metalcore screamy (and one-dimensional) ...

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LAW AND ORDER Offer Limited Copies Of New Album To U.S. Fans

Former MCA recording artists LAW AND ORDER have formed a partnership with online U.S.-based metal retailer Dynasty Metal Music. The band's third release, "The Glass House" (recently released in Europe through the U.K.-based Z Records), was not readily available in the U.S. market until now. The band has received a very limited quantity of the ...

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EDGUY Hard At Work On New EP

German melodic metallers EDGUY are hard at work on their new EP, "Superheroes", tentatively due in September via Nuclear Blast Records. Producing the effort is Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, AINA, RHAPSODY) at the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg. Apart from the mid-tempo title track none of the featured songs will be found on the forthcoming album, according ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS To Make Appearance At Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), will make an appearance at the Rock Hard Festival on May 15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The full band will be in attendance. At 6:00 p.m. CET, Rock Hard editor ...

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Touched By the Crimson King - DEMONS & WIZARDS

You pretty much can't go wrong with Jon Schaffer or Hansi Kürsch. The ICED EARTH guitarist and BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist are masters of their chosen callings, and two of traditional metal's leading lights, so when they get together, the results are bound to be pretty stellar. Schaffer's precision triplets and tasteful riffing, and Kürsch's distinct ...

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TOURNIQUET Confirmed For California's BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN Festival

Christian thrash metallers TOURNIQUET have been confirmed for the Beyond the Mountain festival, set to take place on August 27-28 in San Bernadino, California. The band is scheduled to perform on Saturday, August 27 between 9:45 and 11:15 p.m. Other acts scheduled to appear at the festival include HOLY SOLDIER, WHITECROSS, GUARDIAN, DELIVERANCE, BARREN CROSS, ...

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WARRANT: 1991 Headlining Performance Released On DVD

WARRANT are currently selling a DVD of their 1991 headlining performance at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana. Entitled "Bootleg from the Bayou – Live 1991", the DVD is described in the liner notes as "pure old-school WARRANT at its finest. Professionally recorded at the peak of their popularity during the 1991 sold-out headlining arena ...

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NAILBOMB: 'Live At Dynamo' DVD To Surface In July

Roadrunner Records U.K. has announced that NAILBOMB, the cult punk/metal side-project put together by Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY) and Alex Newport (FUDGE TUNNEL), will release a specially low-priced DVD, called "Live at Dynamo", on July 4. The disc features a full raw live recording of NAILBOMB's second (and last) show at the Dynamo Festival in ...

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Former BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer Issues Update

Former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch has issued an update on his SAVAGE CIRCUS project featuring PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar) and the still-unnamed collaboration with SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid. Stauch's message reads as follows: "First I would like to thank you for your positive response to the ...

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Former STRYPER Bassist To Perform With WHITECROSS

Former STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines will be joining WHITECROSS to perform at the Beyond The Mountain Music Festival on August 27, 2005 in San Bernardino, CA. Proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Christian people of Alcance Subterraneo (underground outreach) in Mexico City who suffered financial devastation last November during a concert promotion ...

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PATHOS To Play Gothenburg's 'Rokken Roll Party - Vol 2.'

PATHOS, the Swedish band featuring DIMENSION ZERO guitarist Daniel Antonsson, will perform at No Fear Tattoo's "Rokken Roll Party - Vol 2." on April 30 at Mothers Freak MC in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other groups scheduled to appear at the event include BLIND DOG, SABOTAGE and a special "secret" guest band. More information is available at ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Nuclear Blast has announced the addition of a new member to the family — BLIND GUARDIAN. One of the most significant and successful international power metal bands who "reinvented classic metal for a younger audience" according to Metal Edge, the trademarked BLIND GUARDIAN experience is described as a "larger-than-life sound which incorporates the harmonies and ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Putting Finishing Touches On Anniversary CD

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has finished recording several songs for his new album, "Gillan's Inn", which will document and celebrate his 40 years in the rock world. Tracks completed thus far include "Hang Me Out To Dry", "Sugar Plum", "Day Late And A Dollar Short", "Unchain Your Brain", "Speed King", "Bluesy Blue Sea", "Trashed", ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: New Album Audio Samples Posted Online

Frontiers Records has uploaded several audio samples from the new BRAZEN ABBOT album, "My Resurrection", due in Europe on June 6. The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD) and Erik Mårtensson. "My Resurrection" final track listing: ...

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