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GEORGE LYNCH: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on a solo tour in late November. Joining Lynch in his touring band will be vocalist Andrew Freeman, drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) and bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, STARWOOD). The dates are as follows: Nov. 26 - Mid-Hudson Civic Center- Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ ...

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DIO Management: 'RONNIE Is Not Rejoining BLACK SABBATH'

A representative at DIO's management company, Niji Management, Inc., has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the reports that Ronnie James Dio will be collaborating with BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi on two tracks for an upcoming project tentatively dubbed "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years": "With respect to the recent rumors of ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: 'Eye Of The Sun' Released On Halloween

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release a new album, entitled "Eye of the Sun", on October 31 via XZec Records. The first 1,000 copies will be autographed by each band member as part of a limited edition. "Eye of the Sun" was produced by Tom Galley of the ...

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HORRICANE Part Ways With Guitarist

Estonian dark death metallers HORRICANE have parted ways with guitarist Pichen. "Everybody in HORRICANE understands Pichen's reason [for leaving the band] — lack of time to dedicate 100% to the band and with full respect to his decision, we'd like to go back in time," the group write on their web site. "Time, which has ...

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BENEDICTUM: Debut Album Due In January

Locomotive Records have announced a January 20, 2006 release date for "Uncreation", the debut album by San Diego, California epic power metal band BENEDICTUM, postponing an earlier release that had been set for October 17. "While we were all really looking forward to having 'Uncreation' in stores this year rather than next this move is ...

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Capture the Magic - ICARUS WITCH

I had heard so much hype over the "Roses on White Lace" debut EP from ICARUS WITCH that I couldn't wait to check out "Capture the Magic", the band's first full-length. Needless to say, my expectations were high, based on so many press outlets worshipping the band as the savior of traditional (read: NWOBHM) melodic ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Pays Tribute To RANDY RHOADS On ICARUS WITCH CD

George Lynch, the LYNCH MOB/ex-DOKKEN axemaster best known for his fiery, melodic guitar leads and stylish post-Van Halen proto-metal rhythms on such classics as "Paris Is Burning", "Breaking The Chains", "Into The Fire", and "Dream Warriors", is making a rare special guest appearance on the new album by young traditional metal revivalists ICARUS WITCH. When ...

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IT DIES TODAY To Film 'Enjoy The Silence' Video

IT DIES TODAY, fresh off a successful run on this summer's Ozzfest, will be filming a video for their cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Enjoy the Silence" on Monday, October 3 in downtown Los Angeles with director Pax Franchot (FROM FIRST TO LAST, AT ALL COST). The clip will reportedly "combine the look and feel of ...

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THIS IS MENACE To Play Special Gig In London

The 15-headed hydra known as THIS IS MENACE, featuring a "who's who" of underground vocalists from HUNDRED REASONS, SIKTH, THERAPY?, CARCASS, AMEN, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, PITCHSHIFTER, EARTHTONE9 and the HIDING PLACE, are set to play a monumental gig at London's Mean Fiddler on December 18. Originally set for September, this show was rescheduled to ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: There Will Be No RATT Reunion

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has posted the following message on his official web site: "Right now I'm gearing up for RAT BASTARDS Unplugged, the VH1 'Metal Mania Stripped Vol. 2' Tour. The first show of this tour is October 25th in Minneapolis, MN. Were not going to have the same set every night so ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, TOMMY ALDRIDGE And MICHAEL ANTHONY To Form New Band?

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) is in talks with veteran hard rock drummer Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) about putting together a new project. "We'll see how the sessions go and if everything clicks like we hope that it will," Lynch recently said. "We're looking to pull Michael Anthony from VAN HALEN into ...

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ARCH ENEMY Announce New Guitarist

ARCH ENEMY have now settled on Fredrik Åkesson as a replacement for Chris Amott (guitar) for the continued "Doomsday Machine" touring campaign. Commented ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott: "This guy, he just simply kills on the axe! Rhythms and leads — he's really got a shredding and musical style. He was down here rehearsing with ...

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Guitarist KERI KELLI To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Guitarist Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER"S APPETITE) is the latest guest musician to be confirmed to appear on the upcoming "all-star" CD from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Kelli will be playing on the track "Another Nail". As previously reported, guest vocalists set to appear on the CD ...

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MANDY LION Prepares For Video Shoot

The following message was posted on vocalist Mandy Lion's (WWIII, ex-WICKED ALLIANCE) official web site: "Friday, September 23 Mandy Lion headlines the world-famous Roxy Theater [in West Hollywood, CA]!!! This is part one of the before-mentioned shoot. Women dress your best because many individuals from the audience will be chosen to participate in the 'closed-to-the-public' ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Defendants Want Charges Tossed

The Associated Press has issued the following report: The owners of a nightclub where 100 people died in a fast-moving fire in 2003 asked a judge Friday to throw out manslaughter charges against them. A motion seeking partial dismissal of counts against Michael and Jeffrey Derderian, owners of The Station nightclub in West Warwick, says ...

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Vocalist ANDREW FREEMAN To Join ACOUSTIC OUTCAST Tour For One Show

George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) vocalist Andrew Freeman will be joining the Acoustic Outcast tour, featuring DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken and ex-BATON ROUGE singer Kelly Keeling (both of whom have also previously played with Lynch), for one show on Friday, October 7 at The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California. Andrew is also involved with Rev ...

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BLOCKK 16 To Support Y&T On East Coast Tour

Legendary rockers Y&T will embark on a mini-tour of the East Coast in late September with support from Rick Skatore's (24-7 SPYZ) BLOCKK 16. The BLOCKK lineup will consist of Skatore on bass, Andrew Freeman (GEORGE LYNCH, BLACK SYMPHONY) on guitars, Ray Freeman Jr. on vocals and Shawn Vickers (TUBE FREEKS, MARIAH) on second guitar. ...

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Gigs To Rise From HELLFEST's Ashes

Scott Frost of The Trentonian is reporting that the organizers of the canceled Hellfest three-day metal and hardcore festival said 6,000 tickets, including 500 from overseas fans as far as Japan, were sold for the event, but those numbers might have been exaggerated. Max Cruise Entertainment's Chris Ring, the talent buyers for 90 ...

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BENEDICTUM Complete Work On Debut Album

San Diego, CA epic power metal band BENEDICTUM have finished mixing their debut album, "Uncreation", for a late October release via Locomotive Music. The album was produced by Jeff Pilson (ex-DIO, DOKKEN) and mixed by Pilson and former WARLOCK bassist Tommy Henriksen under the ZuZu Recordings Ltd. banner, with artwork supplied by Romanian-born artist Mircea ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Embark On East Coast Tour In September

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be embarking on an East Coast tour in September. The first stop on the trek will be Jaxx in Virginia, with more dates to follow. Cities that will be hit during the tour include: Springfield, VA Clifton, NJ West Springfield, MA New York City, NY Long Island, ...

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GAIA EPICUS Film 'Hand Of Fate' Video

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "GAIA EPICUS did a video shoot for the song 'Hand of Fate' last Saturday, and the video was made outdoors in the forest. On this video the band hired Robert Myrhaug (MEMORIZED DREAMS) to play the drums. Robert will also ...

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GAIA EPICUS Working On New Material

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "In February, Thomas [Christian Hansen, guitar/vocals] started to make new songs for the third album, and by middle of April, he had made 11 tracks for the next album. A demo for these songs [was] made and as it seems ...

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