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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist To Guest On STYGIA Debut

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson has recorded a guest solo for "Divine Allegiance", the debut album from STYGIA, the project led by Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz. Todd says, "The song ['The Hunter'] is partially inspired by one of my favorite video game series Turok Dinosaur Hunter." "Divine Allegiance" track listing: 01. Colossus 02. ...

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SEVENTH VOID Debut To Arrive In The Spring

SEVENTH VOID, the new band formed by TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, will release its debut album in March/April 2009 through Big Vin Records, the label formed by HELLYEAH/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. "It's an amazing record," Vinnie said. "I mixed the whole thing for the guys. It goes somehere ...

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STYGIA: 'Divine Allegiance' Track Listing Revealed

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has finalized the track listing for the debut album from his STYGIA project, entitled "Divine Allegiance". It is as follows: 01. Colossus 02. The Hunter 03. Journey Through The Sea 04. Spirit Bomb 05. Moonlight 06. Oblivion Overcome 07. Egg of the King 08. A Circle Undone 09. ...

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UFO's VINNIE MOORE At UK's GUITARFEST; Video Available

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore performed at this year's Guitarfest at Music Live (the UK's favorite music-making bash), which was held November 7-9 at Birmingham's NEC. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the show below (clips uploaded by "janeyb65"). Vinnie Moore has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the worldwide release of his upcoming solo ...

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FATE Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Reunited Danish hard rockers FATE have parted ways with singer Per Johansson. "The decision is mutual but this does not mean that this it is the end of FATE; couldn't be more far from it!" the band writes in a statement. "FATE will continue playing and is now looking for a new singer to fill ...

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HANK WILLIAMS III To Open For DOWN

Hellbilly rocker Hank Williams III (ASSJACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM) will open for DOWN on the band's upcoming U.S. tour which is scheduled to kick off around January 23. The news was confirmed by Hank during an appearance yesterday (Tuesday, November 11) on "The No Name Show" on the KIRC Real Country 105.9 FM radio ...

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STYGIA Seeking Keyboardist For Debut Album

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the debut album from his STYGIA project, entitled "Divine Allegiance": "Unfortunately, Mike Pinnella (SYMPHONY X) cannot record keyboards until February due to a busy schedule. I'm forced to seek another keyboardist as this is too long to wait ...

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BLACK SUCCUBI To Tour UK In November

Copenhagen, Denmark-based melodic metal band BLACK SUCCUBI will embark on its first-ever tour of the UK in November. Commented guitarist Thomas Pedersen: "We're very excited about this tour; it's what we're in it for; composing, rehearsing, recording...and touring. Playing live on a London stage Saturday night is definitely a dream come true, and we are ...

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SYMPHONY X's LEPOND Completes Bass Tracks For STYGIA Debut

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the debut album from his STYGIA project, entitled "Divine Allegiance": "Mike LePond of SYMPHONY X finished recording his bass tracks earlier this week. I couldn't be happier with his work! The bass tracks are totally killer. I have ...

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UFO Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With MASCOT RECORDS

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore has inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records for the worldwide release of his upcoming solo album, tentatively due in early 2009. XM's Boneyard host Eddie Trunk, who has a long-running radio show, "Friday Night Rocks", on New York's Q104.3 FM, conducted an interview with Vinnie Moore at this year's Rocklahoma ...

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Fire For Hire - SUPAGROUP

In a just world, the members of SUPAGROUP would be doing some hard time in the clink for their willful and aggravated humping of Bon Scott's remains, and when they got out, they'd spend a few years on probation for the dipshit VILLAGE PEOPLE thrift store getups they're self-consciously wearing on the back of "Fire ...

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GLENN DANZIG Talks 20th Anniversary Tour, Future Plans

Glenn Danzig recently answered a few questions for his official web site. A few excerpts from the chat follow. Q: Tell me what you have planned for this upcoming 20th anniversary tour? Glenn: It will be my first full U.S. tour in three years. There are even two Canadian shows and possibly some dates in ...

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SUPERCHRIST In Writing Mode

Chicago heavy metal derelicts SUPERCHRIST are busy writing their sixth album, entitled "Defenders of the Filth". "It's almost all fast," commented bassist/vocalist Chris Black. "[Guitarist] Hank Bitchlover and I haven't written together for a few years, and you can tell we've both been OD'ing on metal in the meantime. One song in particular is heavily ...

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HANK WILLIAMS III To Release 'Damn Right Rebel Proud' In October

Hank Williams III (ASSJACK, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ARSON ANTHEM) will release his sixth album, "Damn Right Rebel Proud", on October 21 via Sidewalk Records. According to a press release, the CD is "filled with a self-described 'Jekyll and Hyde' mix of disturbingly dark stuff and 'good ol' country.'" The first single is the mutated truckers' tune ...

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STYGIA: Album Title Announced

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the debut album from his STYGIA project: "I'm about to get Mike Vescera a few tracks to start recording vocals. I've written rough melodies in which Mike will improve or fine tune what I've done. Mike LePond has ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist Featured On BLACK SUCCUBI Debut

Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE, FORCE OF EVIL), Kirk Backarach (IRONFIRE) and Rachelle Ramm are among the guest musicians who appear on the debut album from the Copenhagen, Denmark-based melodic metal band BLACK SUCCUBI. The CD, which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Earplug Studio in Copenhagen by Thomas Pedersen, is now available from iTunes. "Black ...

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IRON MAIDEN Schedules Soccer Match In Oslo

According to the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, the members of IRON MAIDEN will take part in a soccer match against Norwegian metal/hard rock musicians prior to MAIDEN's July 24 concert in Oslo. Team Maiden last played in Oslo three years ago, but lost the game 8-1. Norway's Star Team will this year consists of ...

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SYMPHONY X Keyboardist To Guest On STYGIA Debut

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the debut album from his STYGIA project: "I've made one more lineup change since we had some trouble arranging for Mats Olausson [YNGWIE MALMSTEEN] to make it to the states for keyboard sessions. We didn't expect to have ...

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VOLBEAT: New Video Interview With MICHAEL POULSEN Posted Online

Austria's Mulatschag.TV has posted a three-minute video interview with Michael Poulsen of the Danish metallers VOLBEAT. Michael talks about his past as a substitute teacher, Elvis Presley, METALLICA, and what rock and roll is really about. Watch the footage below. VOLBEAT's forthcoming third album, "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", was recorded at Hansen studio in ...

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VOLBEAT Not Touring UK With STUCK MOJO

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have issued the following update: "Last week it was announced on various websites that VOLBEAT were to tour the UK with STUCK MOJO in October 2008. "These UK dates will not include VOLBEAT. VOLBEAT were never asked to play the UK with STUCK MOJO and the dates were announced without our consent. ...

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