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TED NUGENT Festival Trial Scheduled For March

Muskegon Chronicle is reporting that Ted Nugent's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Muskegon Summer Celebration has been scheduled for trial next March. Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy G. Hicks on Monday (Oct 18) set the jury trial for March 22, unless a settlement is reached at a pretrial settlement conference he set for March 11. Nugent, the ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Schedule CD Release Party

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have scheduled a release party for their third album, "Never-Ending", at Texas Club in Athens, Greece on Saturday, October 23. MYSTIC PROPHECY recently finished filming ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Schedules Italian Appearances

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will be appearing in Italy in November for six very special events sponsored by Italy's top music distributors Casale Bauer and Mogar. Marty will be performing some of his latest music, answering questions, signing autographs, taking pictures and more. For more details, check Crate and Ibanez web sites or contact ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Says Upcoming DVD Will Be 'Fantastic'

EVERGREY guitarist/vocalist Tom Englund has posted the following message on the group's web site: "To all of our wonderful fans visiting the DVD show this Saturday, YOU made this a night to remember for all of US. We are extremely blessed to have fans that travel all over the world just to catch a show ...

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GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com. The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is ...

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FIREWIND Finalize Track Listing For 'Forged By Fire'

FIREWIND have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Forged by Fire", due in Japan on November 10 via EMI Records. The rest of the world will receive the album in early 2005. The disc features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. acted ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: Debut Album Re-Issue Due In November

The reworked version of PAGAN'S MIND's debut album, "Infinity Divine", featuring a new recording of the track "Embracing Fear", as well as "an absolutely furious" cover version of KING DIAMOND's "At The Graves", complete with guest appearances by Glen Drover (EIDOLON, MEGADETH, ex-KING-DIAMOND) and Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND, ex-DREAM EVIL), is scheduled for release ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Founder Reunites With ALEX MARQUEZ In New Project

APOCALYPSE RISING members Alex Marquez (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEMOLITION HAMMER, SOLSTICE) and Dennis Munoz (ex-SOLSTICE) have teamed up with MALEVOLENT CREATION founder Phil Fasciana and former MALEVOLENT CREATION drummer Gus Rios in an as-yet-unnamed new band. Alex will be handling the vocal duties in this project. Phil and Alex will be reuniting for the first time ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Complete 'Burning Bridges' Video

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have finished filming a video for the track "Burning Bridges" with director Ioannis Nikolaidis (TORI AMOS). "Burning Bridges" comes off the group's third album, "Never-Ending", ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI Helping With Cancer Research

BLACK SABBATH members Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi took part in an all-star signing of an Epiphone Tony Iommi Signature G-400 electric guitar. All of the members of BLACK SABBATH signed the Epiphone guitar which was scheduled to be auctioned at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Golf Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah August 12-13, 2004. ...

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TOMMY LEE To 'Rap The Vote' On Hip Hop Mixtape

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is one of the guest artists on a mixtape aimed at mobilizing the hip hop generation to register to vote. The mixtape, which was compiled by G UNIT's DJ Whoo Kid in conjunction with Rock the Vote, the leading non-profit, non-partisan youth voter organization, features 29 exclusive songs and ...

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DREAM EVIL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Guitarist Gus G. has left Swedish melodic metallers DREAM EVIL in order to focus on his own band, FIREWIND. His official statement on the matter is as follows: "Hello my friends! Hope this message finds u well. I would like to announce to you, that I've decided to leave DREAM EVIL for different reasons, mainly ...

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GRIP INC. Singer GUS CHAMBERS To Release SQUAD 21 Debut

Go Nuts Music has set a September 13 release date for the debut album from SQUAD 21, the new Dortmund, Germany-based band featuring GRIP INC. vocalist Gus Chambers. Described as a "high-energy punk rock with simple chords, great melodies, catchy choruses and a lot of power," SQUAD 21's current lineup consists of the following: Gus ...

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NAPALM DEATH To Record Third CD Of Cover Songs

NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway recently spoke to Denmark's Antenna webzine about the group's new CD, "Leaders Not Followers: Part II", and the band's plans to record yet another album with cover songs. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Antenna: How do you pick which songs to be covered? Barney Greenway: "I ...

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NIGHTRAGE Finish Mixing New Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have finished mixing their sophomore album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Patrik J. Sten. 14 tracks were laid ...

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ADAGIO Confirm New Singer, Prepare To Hit The Road

French progressive metallers ADAGIO have announced the addition of Brazilian singer Gus Monsanto to the group's ranks. Monsanto joins the band as the replacement for David Readman (PINK CREAM 69), who was dismissed from the group in July due to professional differences. The band issued the following statement on their newest addition: "Out of the ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Set Release Date For 'Never-Ending'

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and DREAM EVIL/FIREWIND guitarist Gus G., have set an October 25 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their third album, "Never-Ending". The follow-up to last year's "Regressus" will be issued in Japan in ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, JAMES MURPHY To Guest On New FIREWIND Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH axeman James Murphy have contributed guest solos to the upcoming FIREWIND CD, tentatively titled "Forged By Fire". The disc, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records, features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is ...

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NIGHTRAGE Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have entered Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, THE HAUNTED) to begin recording ...

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FIREWIND Set Tentative Title For New Album

FIREWIND have set "Forged By Fire" as the tentative title of their new CD, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records. Handling lead vocals on the album is Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is acting as producer and the CD will once again ...

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'West Memphis Three' Anthology: Launch Party Scheduled

Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson's West Memphis Three anthology, "Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three", featuring a contribution by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will have its official launch concert/party on October 14 at Club Rockit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A dealer will be set up at ...

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EPICA To Release First DVD In October

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, will be releasing their first DVD, "We Will Take You With Us / 2 Meter Sessies", on October 4. This DVD will come in a limited-edition deluxe ECO-Book (containing a 40-page booklet) ...

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MNEMIC To Go 'Three-Dimensional' On Upcoming CD

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have announced that their upcoming sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul", will contain three-dimensional sounds. Being the first band in the world to work with this new technology, some of the sounds featured on the album have been ...

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MNEMIC Joined By FEAR FACTORY Singer At Germany's EARTHSHAKER Festival: Photos Available

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, were joined by FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell for a special cover version of FEAR FACTORY's "Self Bias Resistor" during MNEMIC's appearance at the Earthshaker festival this past weekend in Geiselwind, Germany. Check put pictures at

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INNERWISH Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Greek heavy metal band INNERWISH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 8, 2005 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. INNERWISH's most recent album, "Silent Faces", was recorded at G Studio in Athens, Greece between November 2002 and March 2003 and was mixed and mastered by C. ...

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