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U.D.O.'s 'Celebrator' Lands On German Chart

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 73. "Celebrator" was made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Trailer Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Audio Samples Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan BONUS) 02. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" ...

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HARTMANN To Release 'Balance' In June

HARTMANN, the band led by former AT VANCE singer Oliver Hartmann, will release its long-awaited fourth album, "Balance", on June 1 via Avenue Of Allies. The CD was once again mixed by Sascha Paeth (AVANTASIA, EDGUY, EPICA, KAMELOT) at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany. According to a press release, "Balance" "once again offers melodic rock ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks Vocal Technique In New Video Interview

Marko Osterholz of Rockvoice HQ recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. You can now watch the chat below. U.D.O. will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Track Listing Revealed

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan BONUS) 02. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" ...

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HAMMERFALL Taking Next Year Off

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have announced that they will take an extended break immediately following their festival appearances this summer. "It has been an unbelievable first 15 years, to say the least," says guitarist Oscar Dronjak, "and now we are taking a pause to ensure that we have another 15 years ahead of us." There ...

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TONY MARTIN'S HEADLESS CROSS Announces First Show

TONY MARTIN'S HEADLESS CROSS, the touring project led by former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, will make its live debut on Friday, July 27 at The Asylum in Birmingham, England. Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 at the door. HEADLESS CROSS, whose live set celebrates the SABBATH album "Headless Cross", consists of the following ...

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SHATTERED DESTINY: Third 'Fragments' Studio Webisode Released

SHATTERED DESTINY, progressive power/thrash band created by lead singer/songwriter JJ, has released the third and final webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the upcoming EP, "Fragments". Due on March 20 through all digital music services, the effort was recorded in early 2012 at Rogue Studios by Martin Brändström (DARK TRANQUILLITY) under the supervision ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD Signs With SPINEFARM RECORDS

DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, has inked a deal with Spinefarm Records for the release of its third album, tentatively due this fall. Peterson states, "This time around we've created some pretty mature-sounding symphonic blackened thrash. It will have more of a melodic touch to it and memorable ...

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RAGE: '21' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"21", the 21st studio album from German power metallers RAGE, has registered the following first-week chart positions so far: Germany: #27 Switzerland: #52 Austria: #62 Japan: #81 "21" was released on February 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany with Charlie Bauerfeind, who has previously worked ...

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SHATTERED DESTINY: Second 'Fragments' Studio Webisode Released

SHATTERED DESTINY, progressive power/thrash band created by lead singer/songwriter JJ, has released the second webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the upcoming EP, "Fragments". Due on March 20 through all digital music services, the effort was recorded in early 2012 at Rogue Studios by Martin Brändström (DARK TRANQUILLITY) under the supervision of Joacim ...

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Former FATES WARNING Drummer Featured On SHATTERED DESTINY EP

SHATTERED DESTINY, progressive power/thrash band created by lead singer/songwriter JJ, has released the first webisode featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the upcoming EP, "Fragments". Due on March 20 through all digital music services, the effort was recorded in early 2012 at Rogue Studios by Martin Brändström (DARK TRANQUILLITY) under the supervision of Joacim ...

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FULLFORCE Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

FULLFORCE — the Swedish melodic metal outfit featuring Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, SILENT MEMORIAL, PLANET ALLIANCE) on vocals, Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL) on guitar, Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums and Tommy Larsson (HEED) on bass — has parted ways with guitarist Carl-Johan Grimmark (NARNIA) "due to some changes in [Grimmark's] life situation which he had ...

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RAGE: 'Twenty One' Video Released

"Twenty One", the new video from German power metallers RAGE, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at a casino in the Czech Republic. On February 24, iMusic1 will air a one-hour RAGE special containing interview clips, promotional videos and live footage spanning the band's entire career. This special will be posted online at ...

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GRAVEYARD Wins Swedish 'Best Hard Rock/Metal' GRAMMIS Award

GRAVEYARD was honored with the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held last night (Tuesday, February 14) at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm. The nominees in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category were as follows: * GRAVEYARD - "Hisingen Blues" * HAMMERFALL - "Infected" * IN FLAMES - "Sounds Of A Playground ...

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THERION Announces '25th Anniversary Tour', New Studio Album

Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION will celebrate their 25th anniversary by embarking on a European tour in September/October. The trek, aptly dubbed the "25th Anniversary Tour", and will include the following dates: Sep. 28 - NL - Eindhoven - Effenaar Sep. 29 - NL - Groningen - Oosterpoort Sep. 30 - B - Antwerp - Hof ...

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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Video Recap

Metal Injection boarded the second edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise this past January and has posted a recap of all the madness that happened on the high seas in a five-minute video clip, featuring footage of fans and bands and all the craziness that happened aboard the Majesty Of The Seas cruise ...

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70000 TONS OF METAL: CNN Video Report Available

A four-and-a-half-minute CNN video report on this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise — which set sail Monday, January 23 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, Florida to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return to the real world today (Friday, January 27) — can be seen velow. ...

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MESHUGGAH: Video Footage From 'Koloss' Listening Party

Members of ZAPPA, FEAR FACTORY, FORBIDDEN, ALL SHALL PERISH, HAMMERFALL, MALEVOLENT CREATION, WORLD UNDER BLOOD, and representatives from Drum! and Bass Player magazines, Ibanez, Warwick, Vic Firth, Sabian, Sonor, Evans, Trick Drums, Shure Microphones, Toon Track, Line 6, Scion and others attended the listening party for MESHUGGAH's new album, "Koloss", on Thursday, January 19 at ...

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