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REDEMPTION Completes 'Bleed Me Dry' Video

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — has finished filming a video for the song "Bleed Me Dry". Commented Nicolas van Dyk: "The video was directed by Marcos Efron, an extremely talented up-and-coming director known for his with ...

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REDEMPTION Begins Filming 'Bleed Me Dry' Video

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — has issued the following update: "Three weeks from yesterday we play our first show in support of DREAM THEATER on this summer's tour, and we are in the middle of rehearsals ...

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THE FLUFFY JACKETS Demos Featuring NEIL MURRAY Now Available

London-based hard rock outfit THE FLUFFY JACKETS has posted two songs featuring a guest appearance by legendary BLACK SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray. Check out a high-octane cover version of NAZARETH's "Salty Salty" (from NAZARETH's 1986 album release "Cinema") and a self-penned southern blues-rock slide guitar number called "Beale Street" at the THE FLUFFY JACKETS

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME Confirmed For U.K.'s HARD ROCK HELL Festival

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), along with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy — who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK SUBS, among others — and drummer Robin Guy (whose credentials include FAITH NO MORE and BRUCE DICKINSON), has been confirmed ...

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AGENT STEEL Members Discuss New Album, 'Alienigma'

AGENT STEEL guitarist Juan Garcia and vocalist Bruce Hall recently spoke to Metal-Rules.com about their forthcoming album "Alienigma". An excerpt from the chat follows: Metal-Rules.com: Juan told me just recently that the final mixes for your forthcoming, new album, "Alienigma", have been nearly completely finished or finished already. I guess it's fair to ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME: More U.K. Dates Announced

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), is continuing to promote its latest album, "Bitter & Twisted", released on Torme's label Retrowrek Records. Handling both guitar and vocals, Torme has partnered with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy — who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, ...

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REDEMPTION: New Live Video Available

A video clip of REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — performing the song "Nocturnal" at this year's Headway Festival (held April 7-8 at P60 in Amstelveen, the Netherlands) has been posted online at YouTube. As ...

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GUY-MCCOY-TORME: U.K. Dates Announced

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), has lined up the following dates: Jul. 07 - The Pitz - Milton Keynes, UK Jul. 21 - Riga Club - Southend, UK Jul. 28 - The Rock & Blues Custom Show - Derbyshire, UK Aug. 11 - Rainbow Spirit Enlightenment ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT Offers Update On Signature Model Guitar

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has revealed more information about the updated version of his signature Vixen Bernie Rico Jr. guitar, which is set to go into production later in the year. Commented Holt: "We're working on a couple of different models. One will be really simple, but with a sick finish, black to a candy ...

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REDEMPTION Leader To Sit Out Select Dates On DREAM THEATER Tour

Sean Entrikin of PRYMARY will fill in for REDEMPTION guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk for several dates on the latter band's upcoming U.S. tour with DREAM THEATER. Said Dyk: "For those of you aware of my rather demanding 'day job,' I personally will be making as many of these shows as possible (hopefully the significant majority ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer IAN GILLAN: Solo Albums To Be Reissued

Edsel Records (through Demon) will release a selection of seven GILLAN and IAN GILLAN BAND albums in March and April. These will comprise of five chart albums, which were originally released between 1979 and 1982, including "Glory Road", which debuted at No. 3 and "Future Shock" at No. 2 on the U.K. chart. Together the ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Issues Post-NAMM Update

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon has posted the following message on the group's MySpace page: "Well, it's been a week since NAMM [National Association of Music Merchants, Jan 18-21 in Anaheim, California]. It's taken awhile to digest that whole experience. There is so much to see, and if you're unprepared, it can wear you ...

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REDEMPTION: 'The Origins Of Ruin' Release Date Announced

REDEMPTION, the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, will release its third CD, "The Origins of Ruin", on April 3 via Inside Out Music. Injecting traditional progressive metal with an uncommon degree of heaviness and melody, REDEMPTION's new CD follows up ...

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REDEMPTION To Headline Holland's HEADWAY Festival

REDEMPTION, the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING, has been confirmed as the headliner of the Headway progressive rock and metal festival, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2007. The festival will be held over two days — April 7 ...

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VIXEN: 'Live & Learn' To Receive U.S. Release This Month

Demolition Records will release VIXEN's new studio album, "Live & Learn", in the U.S. on January 30. "Live & Learn" is VIXEN's first studio recording to feature founding VIXEN member and guitarist Jan Kuehnemund since 1990's "Rev It Up". Kuehnemund reformed VIXEN in 2001 for the Voices of Metal tour with a lineup that had ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Announces NAMM Signing Session

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt will take part in a signing session at the Bernie Rico Jr. Guitars booth the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, January 20 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. He will also be "hanging out" at the Home Brew electronics booth as well,. Gary Holt ...

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GMT Featuring BERNIE TORME To Enter Studio In January

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), which features in its ranks Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), will enter the studio on January 4, 2007 to begin recording its new album, tentatively due next spring. The group's December 15, 2006 show at Bradford Gasworks was filmed for a potential DVD release, which will be sold via the band's ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Begins Recording TENET Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon has posted the following message on the band's MySpace page: "Just wanted to let you know that the TENET recording has begun...finally. I finished tracking the guitars yesterday (December 20), and it sounds killer. I am really happy to be getting to work on this, as it's been 'in ...

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FIRST BLOOD Announces Headlining Tour

FIRST BLOOD has announced its first national headlining tour for January 2007. Support acts on the bill chosen by the band include DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, BLOODLINED CALLIGRAPHY, and DEAD HEARTS. Releasing their full-length debut, "Killafornia", on Trustkill this year, the group has already completed tours of the U.S., Europe and most recently Japan. This summer ...

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