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JAKE E. LEE: 'Retraced' U.S. Release Date Announced

Shrapnel Records has set an April 26 U.S. release date for former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's "covers" album, "Retraced", (the CD will be released in Europe on April 25 via Mascot Records). The album, which was engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH To Headline Second Annual STRHESS TOUR

BLEEDING THROUGH will headline this year's Strhess Tour, the annual U.S. trek sponsored by renowned artist Derek Hess and his company, Strhess Clothing. "We have all been huge fans of Derek's work for many years and we're honored to be part of this year's Strhess Tour," said BLEEDING THROUGH's vocalist Brandan Schieppati. "This lineup could ...

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ORPHANED LAND To Support PARADISE LOST In Europe

After just returning from two shows in Mexico, there's killer news for the progressive outfit ORPHANED LAND from Israel: They will be direct support to PARADISE LOST on their forthcoming European tour. Bandleader and frontman Kobi Farhi comments: "Hello to all the Orphans out there, we just got back from two killer shows we did ...

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LINKIN PARK Singer To Perform At Club Tattoo Anniversary Show

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington and ORGY guitarist Ryan Shuck are among the musicians set to perform at a May 21 bash celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Club Tattoo in Tempe, Arizona, according to MJI. Other scheduled performers at the Acme Roadhouse (855 S. Rural Road in Tempe) include Mike Cheese Brown (TSOL), Sean Dowdell ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: More Tour Dates Announced

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has lined up the following tour dates during the coming months: Jun. 02 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland Jun. 03 - Tradate Iron Fest - Milano, ITA Jun. 25 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, GER Jun. 26 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, BEL Aug. 05 - Hyde ...

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Ohmwork - GZR

Even the gods can fuck up. Tony Iommi released the truly execrable "Forbidden" under the BLACK SABBATH name shortly before reuniting with the band's original lineup. Ozzy has those Bea Arthur stage outfits from the early 1980s to live down (not to mention — cue the hate mail — the steaming pile of AOR cack ...

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UFO: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Legendary hard rock band UFO have lined up the following U.S. dates in July: Jul. 06 – New York, NY – B.B. King's Jul. 07 - Hampton Beach - NH - Casino Jul. 08 - Baltimore - MD - House Of Rock Jul. 09 - Philadelphia - PA - The Trocadero Jul. 12 - Cleveland ...

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Lifesblood For the Downtrodden - CROWBAR

CROWBAR did irreparable damage to themselves, if ya ask me, back in the mid-'90s. After they emerged with their tar-caked, ham-fisted big-riff sound and vein-straining vocals, they spent a good while coasting. Even Methuselan mainman Kirk Windstein has said in interviews that a lot of the early songs pretty much sounded the same. More than ...

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NAPALM DEATH And FREAK KITCHEN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

NAPALM DEATH and FREAK KITCHEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANGRA ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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JAKE E. LEE's 'Retraced' To Receive European Release In Late April

Mascot Records has set an April 25 European release date for former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's "covers" album, entitled "Retraced" (the CD will be released in the U.S. via Shrapnel Records). The album, which is being engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. ...

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WHITECROSS Reform, Plan New CD Release

Founding members Rex Carroll and Scott Wenzel of the three-time Dove Award-winning Christian metal band WHITECROSS met on January 15, 2005 to begin discussing a new WHITECROSS album as well as a possible re-recording of their 1987 debut self-titled LP. The re-recorded CD, due out early summer, will contain re-recorded versions of all the songs ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: MÖTLEY CRÜE ACCEPT SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABOS KANSAS DREAM THEATER MEGADETH STATUS QUO ...

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DOKKEN Set Working Title For New Album

DOKKEN have set "Lightning Strikes Again" as the working title of their new studio album, tentatively due late summer via Sanctuary Records. The band will be filming their entire European tour for a special bonus DVD to be released with the new CD. In addition, frontman Don Dokken is in the middle of recording a ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Singer Remembered As Doting Dad

A funeral was held Tuesday (March 15) for the lead singer of the Southern rock band MOLLY HATCHET. Danny Joe Brown died Thursday at his Davie home of complications from diabetes. He was 53. "It was the growl" of Mr. Brown's voice that set him apart, soundman Les Targonski told the Palm Beach Post, getting ...

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ORPHANED LAND: Early Albums To Be Issued On Limited-Edition Vinyl

Profound Lore Records will be releasing ORPHANED LAND's early Holy Records albums "Sahara" (1994) and "El Norra Alila" (1996). The releases, under license from Holy, will be double-gatefold vinyl and limited to 500 copies each. The exact release dates have not yet been confirmed. As previously reported, Profound Lore Records will release ORPHANED LAND's 2004 ...

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Original MOLLY HATCHET Singer DANNY JOE BROWN Dead At 53

The southern rock family was dealt a huge blow on March 10 with the passing of original MOLLY HATCHET singer Danny Joe Brown. He had only just been released from hospital, after treatment for pneumonia and other ailments, but died upon his return home. He was 53 years old. Although earlier, established acts initially disputed ...

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Mafia - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Legend has it that JAMES BROWN used to make his new records on tour, pretty much as he came up with the hook for each song. He'd pull the bus over in whatever town the band was driving through, hustle everyone into the nearest studio, hum and point and snap his fingers 'till everyone got ...

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GZR's 'Ohmwork' Release Date Pushed Back To May

Sanctuary Records has pushed back the release date of the new GZR album, "Ohmwork", to May 10 from the previously announced April 19. Led by legendary BLACK SABBATH bass guitarist and lyricist Geezer Butler, GZR's new album will contain the following tracks: 01. Misfit 02. Pardon My Depression 03. Prisoner 103 04. I Believe (first ...

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GZR Singer CLARK BROWN Launches New Web Site For SYMATIC Project

SYMATIC, the Worcester, Massachusetts-based group featuring GEEZER vocalist Clark Brown, have launched their official web site at www.symaticmusic.com. Currently available for listening on the site are three songs ("All You", "Dead Stare" and "Death") off their soon-to-be-released full-lenghth album. SYMATIC, who recently announced the addition of second guitarist Paul "Chief" Reynolds (IF, GOD ...

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