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BLIND GUARDIAN: DVD Details Revealed

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set a tentative June 14 German release date for their upcoming live DVD, "Imaginations Through The Looking Glass". The disc, which was recorded primarily at the Blind Guardian Open Air festival in Coburg, Germany last June, will come with a bonus DVD, featuring interview and behind-the-scenes footage as well ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit EVERGREY will release their new album, "The Inner Circle", on April 27 through InsideOut Music America. The follow-up to 2003's "Recreation Day", "The Inner Circle" sees EVERGREY intensifying their musical ability with the utilization of a string quartet, courtesy of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, as well as handling all of the ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Cancels Los Angeles Show

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was forced to cancel her show Tuesday (March 23) at Spaceland in Los Angeles following the unexpected death of her grandmother. The following is Melissa's official statement on the matter: "I regret to announce that we have cancelled our show this Tuesday at Spaceland in Los Angeles. ...

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SLIPKNOT Issue Maggot Casting Call

SLIPKNOT are holding open auditions for "maggots" across the country to be a part of the filming of their new video, "Duality". The auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at Fairfield Inn & Suites in West Des Moines, Iowa between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. CST. "Maggots" coming from out of state or ...

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GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers To Guest On New ANGRA CD

GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch are among the guests confirmed to appear on ANGRA's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Rebirth", tentatively due this summer through SPV Records (NTS Records in France). According to an official press release from NTS, the as-yet-untitled effort "is a conceptual one. It tells a very interesting [story] ...

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Report: How GUNS N' ROSES Tore Themselves Apart

GUNS N' ROSES are the subject of a three-page article in the March 13 edition of the U.K. newspaper The Guardian. The article, headlined "Thorn In Their Side. How Guns N' Roses Tore Themselves Apart," chronicles the original group's rise to the top of the rock heap and their eventual demise, with comments from a ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Honkin' On Bobo' Setlist Revealed

AEROSMITH fanatic Aerofanatic.com has posted the setlist from the opening night of the group's "Honkin' On Bobo" tour. The trek, which also features CHEAP TRICK, kicked off on Thursday, March 11 at United Spirit Arena In Lubbock, Texas. AEROSMITH's setlist for the Lubbock show was as follows: 01. Toys In The Attic 02. Love In ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL's 'Kings And Queens' Enters German Chart At No. 40

AXEL RUDI PELL's new album, "Kings And Queens" enter the German Media Control chart at position No. 40. The CD also debuted at position No. 75 on the Swedish Album chart. The follow-up to 2002's "Shadow Zone", "Kings And Queens" was produced by Axel and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, ...

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GODSMACK: New Single Available For Download

The new acoustic GODSMACK single, "Running Blind", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Running Blind" comes off the group's all-acoustic EP, "The Other Side", due on March 16 through Republic/Universal Records. The set was originally intended to drop last fall, but the band decided to postpone its ...

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Original FATES WARNING Drummer Resurfaces In New Band

According to a posting on FATES WARNING's official web site, original FATES WARNING drummer Steve Zimmerman has put together a new band called MILLENNIUM X. The group's current line up consists of Steve on drums, Brain Betterton on vocals, Tommy Blardo on guitars and studio bass, and Brett Betterton on guitars (bass player pending). Zimmerman ...

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THE HAUNTED Win Swedish 'Grammy' For 'Best Hard Rock'

THE HAUNTED have won a Swedish "Grammy" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category for their 2003 release "One Kill Wonder". The highly acclaimed thrashers, who were recently rejoined by original vocalist Peter Dolving, beat out the likes of OPETH, MUSTASCH, EVERGREY and BACKYARD BABIES to win the award, which was presented to the group ...

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HAMMERFALL Singer To Shoot Video Clip In February

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans began recording the vocals for his upcoming solo album, titled "Beyond the Gates", on January 15 with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE). Charlie is also slated to mix the CD, which will be released under the CANS banner on April 26 through Sanctuary Records. Late February, the ...

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Report: KORN On The 'Kok

Kitchana Lersakvanitchakul of Thailand's The Nation reports that the five members of KORN are expected to blow the minds of Thai heavy rock disciples who have waited for a long time to see their heroes play live in Thailand. And they are counting: in just seven days – next Saturday (Feb. 7) – the much ...

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PSYCHOTIC WALTZ Albums To Be Reissued

Metal Blade Records (Europe) will re-release the long-out-of-print albums by acclaimed progressive metal outfit PSYCHOTIC WALTZ. All four albums will be released in two box-sets featuring a wealth of bonus material. The first box-set will include the albums "A Social Grace" and "Mosquito" and will be released on March 22. The bonus material will be ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH To Make Their Animation Debut Tonight

The new animated comedy series "Disney's Dave the Barbarian", featuring the animation debut of METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, is scheduled to premiere Friday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, the series follows the title character's hilarious escapades with his offbeat family — including his ...

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KATAFALK: Live Video Posted Online

Dutch extreme death/thrashers KATAFALK have posted a live video of the songs "Birthmark 666" and "Blind Envy" (recorded at Belgium's Frontfest) in MP4 format at this location (file size: 52.5, Quicktime 6.5 required). In other news, KATAFALK have been confirmed for the Bands Battle Festival in Stavenhagen, Germany on Saturday, May 15. Also ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Helps SANCTUARY Buck The Downbeat Trend

Richard Wray of The Guardian is reporting that live music's return to popularity helped Sanctuary Group, one of the world's largest independent music companies, buck the downbeat trend set by the industry last year. The group, which counts IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER and JANE'S ADDICTION among its bankable live acts, saw sales for the year to ...

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AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK: More Unconfirmed Dates Leaked

More unconfirmed dates have been leaked for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in March. They are as follows: Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center Apr. 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre Apr. 18 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Apr. 22 – Hamilton, ...

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'Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1' DVD To Arrive Later This Month

Nuclear Blast Records USA will be releasing the "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 1" DVD on January 27. Described as the "ultimate metal DVD compilation," the two-disc set will contain the following track listing: DVD 1: 01. MANOWAR - "Warriors Of The World United" 02. HAMMERFALL - "Hearts On Fire" 03. HELLOWEEN - "Just A Little ...

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DISINCARNATE, NAILBOMB Albums To Be Reissued

DISINCARNATE and NAILBOMB's classic debuts will be issued in new "remastered" editions, featuring bonus material, including rare b-sides and demo tracks, as well as brand new artwork and liner notes. Due in late February through Roadrunner Records, DISINCARNATE's "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind" (featuring former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) will contain the following track listing: ...

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