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U.D.O. Cancel METAL FOREVER Appearance

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have cancelled their participation in the Metal Forever Festival due to the recent passing of AFM Records label founder Andreas "Henner" Allendörfer. AFM's current roster includes such acts as U.D.O., ANNIHILATOR, MASTERPLAN, AT VANCE and CIRCLE II CIRCLE. DESTRUCTION were in the process of ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Tour Russia, Lithuania And Finland

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be performing gigs in Russia and Lithuania in late February and in Finland in May. The gigs will involve Graham's past works with RAINBOW, MSG and ALCATRAZZ, as well as his solo works, according to a posting on his web site. The dates ...

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RIOT To Utilize Session Singer For Spanish Festival Appearance

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo will be unable to accompany the band to the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival in late February due to his commitment with THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). As a result, RIOT guitarist Mark Reale has hired vocalist Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, ...

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HOLY MOSES: New Album Details Revealed

HOLY MOSES, the long-running German thrash outfit fronted by Sabina Classen, have set "Strange Power Will Passion" as the title of their 10th album, tentatively due on May 23 via Armageddon Music. 22 songs and over 80 minutes of music were reportedly laid down at the band's Absurd studio for the follow-up to 2002's "Disorder ...

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ILLDISPOSED: 'Still Sane' Video Posted Online

ILLDISPOSED's video for the track "Still Sane" has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required, 43 MB). The clip was directed by the Danish artist and director Lasse Hoile, who was also responsible for all artwork on the group's latest CD, "1-800 Vindication". The person featured on the cover is also starring ...

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EDENBEAST: New Songs Available For Download

Danish death metal act EDENBEAST have posted two brand new songs on their official web site. Download the tracks "Bring Out Your Dead" and "Mute" at Edenbeast.dk. Both cuts come off the group's recently released demo CD, "Promo 2004". In other news, EDENBEAST will be appearing on the W.A.S.P. tribute album "Shock Rock ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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SOULGRIND: New Album To Include Bonus DVD

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), will include a bonus DVD with their upcoming album, "The Origins of the Paganblood", due on January 24, 2005 via France's Holy Records. The bonus disc will feature two old video clips ("Tearflower" and "Song Of Mantsi"), old demos, previously unreleased ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: Greek Set List Revealed

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, performed two electric shows in Greece as part of their world tour (tour kick-off was in Florida on Dec. 11). During Sunday night's (Dec. 19) performance in Athens, Jon Oliva dedicated SAVATAGE's "Ghost In The Ruins" to DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was ...

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SOULGRIND Finish Mixing New Album

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have finished mixing their new CD, "The Origins of the Paganblood", tentatively due in late January 2005 via France's Holy Records. A rough-mix version of a new song, entitled "Flesh Marionette", can be downloaded at this location (MP3, 3.96 ...

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DRAGONLAND's 'Starfall' Cracks Japanese Top 100

DRAGONLAND, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic metal sextet, have entered the Japanese national album chart (Oricon) at position No. 94 with their third album, "Starfall". The follow-up to 2002's "Holy War", "Starfall" was recorded at Tom Englund's (EVERGREY) Division One Studios in Sweden with Englund producing. The Japanese edition of the album, available via King Records, ...

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SOULGRIND Finish Recording New Album

SOULGRIND, the Finnish band featuring former LULLACRY frontwoman Tanja "Whisper Lilith" Kemppainen (a.k.a. Tanya), have completed the recordings for their new album, "The Origins of the Paganblood", and are currently mixing the effort for a late January 2005 release via France's Holy Records. The band have abandoned the idea of including a DVD with the ...

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HOLY MOSES Sign With ARMAGEDDON MUSIC

HOLY MOSES, the long-running German thrash outfit fronted by Sabina Classen, have signed a new record deal with Armageddon Music. A new studio album is tentatively scheduled for release next spring/summer. HOLY MOSES' last album, "Disorder of the Order", was released in 2002 via Century Media Records. Upcoming HOLY MOSES shows: Oct. 16 - Bad ...

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MARDUK Set European Release Date For 'Plague Angel'

Regain Records has set a November 22 European release date for the new album from Swedish black metallers MARDUK, entitled"Plague Angel". The CD, which was recorded at Endarker studio in Norrköping, Sweden with producer Devo Andersson, will be the band's first release with new singer Mortuus (previously a member of FUNERAL MIST and TRIUMPHATOR under ...

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