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FLYLEAF Singer Says Voice Is 'Great' After Long Rest

According to The Pulse of Radio, FLYLEAF will hit the studio no later than January 2009 to begin work on the follow-up to its 2005 self-titled debut, which went platinum after selling more than one million copies. Much of that was due to the band's relentless touring schedule, which kept them on the road for ...

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FLYLEAF Confirmed For 'XL'lent Acoustic Xmas'

FLYLEAF has been confirmed for XL 106.7's XL'lent Acoustic Xmas, set to take place December 14 at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield and Gavin DeGraw. FLYLEAF recently entered the studio with producer Howard Benson to begin recording its sophomore album for an early 2009 ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On 'Chelsea Lately'; Video Available

Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, was a guest on the Friday, October 10 episode of "Chelsea Lately", a late-night comedy talk show on the television channel E! hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler. Watch the segment below. Sharon Osbourne is taking on a new role as headmistress of VH1's "Rock of Love Charm School ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED ...

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AMORAL Confirmed For Finland's QSTOCK Festival

Finnish metallers AMORAL will perform at the Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland on July 26. The band will play the Koomalava ("Coma Stage") at 7:20 p.m. Also scheduled to appear are WITHIN TEMPTATION, STURM UND DRANG and WITCHCRAFT. Upcoming AMORAL shows: Jun. 27 - Helsinki, Finland - Tuska Afterparty Jul. 26 - Oulu, Finland - ...

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SOIL Signs With DRIVEN MUSIC GROUP

Chicago heavy rockers SOIL have reportedly inked a deal with Driven Music Group a music label and entertainment company based in Phoenix, Arizona for the release of their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2009. Upcoming SOIL shows: June 29 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY July 01 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Checks In From The Studio

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) entered the studio at the end of April to begin recording his new solo album for an October release. According to Chris, "[We] entered Ultimate Music Studios in Cortland, NY today to begin the recording of drum tracks. "Mr. John Macaluso [drums] unveiled his brand new kit and we ...

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THE BERZERKER: New Album Will Be Mailorder-Only Release

Australian masters of grind THE BERZERKER will release their fifth album, titled "The Reawakening", through the band's own label Berzerker Industries in the fall. Commented vocalist Luke Kenny: "The music once again has gotten even faster! I just can't write slow music!! The main difference with the writing process this time is we jammed on ...

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FLYLEAF Drops Off SEETHER Tour

FLYLEAF has pulled off the remaining five dates on its co-headlining tour with SEETHER due to singer Lacey Mosley losing her voice. The scheduled FLYLEAF/SEETHER co-headlining dates will continue with SEETHER as the only headliner (except for the New Orleans show, which has been cancelled altogether): May 20 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre May ...

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MORTAL SIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running Australian thrashers MORTAL SIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL RUDI ...

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HOLY MOSES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL RUDI ...

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STAM1NA Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Lemi, Finland-based heavy metal quartet STAM1NA has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL ...

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'Piano Tribute' To METALLICA Out Today

Vitamin Records has just released "The Piano Tribute to Metallica: Bite The Ivory". A description of the album reads as follows: "METALLICA is the little engine that roars. That's 'Motorbreath'. This heavy metal locomotive fuels its fire with anger, rage, and uncertainty. Your conductors are Hetfield and Ulrich. By making stops all over the world, ...

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MUSTASCH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD AIRBOURNE ALESTORM AS I LAY DYING AT THE GATES AUTUMN AVANTASIA AVENGED SEVENFOLD AXEL RUDI PELL ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY: New Solo Album To Include BOB MARLEY Cover

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) has revealed that this next solo album will include "a really cool metal cover of 'Get Up, Stand Up' by BOB MARLEY." He added, "It is actually a cool metal anthem!" Other working songtitles set to appear on the CD include "House of Insanity", "Shame", "Fight The Fleas", "Sorry", ...

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SOIL Frontman Releases New Solo Track

SOIL vocalist AJ Cavalier has posted a new solo track, entitled "Do You Believe?", on his MySpace page. Cavalier has been working on material for a solo album which he expects to release at some point in the not-too-distant future. SOIL last year amicably parted ways with guitarist Shaun Glass due to "personal ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Finland's QSTOCK

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update: "We're pleased to announce that we'll appear at the Qstock festival, taking place in Oulo, Finland on July 26. Our knife-wielding and Koskenkorva drinking friends in the land of the thousand lakes should note that this will be the only festival in Finland for ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Announces New Guitarist

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have announced the addition of guitarist Kiyoshi Morgan (photo) to the group's ranks. According to a press release "Kiyo is a longtime San Francisco Bay Area pro, playing lead guitar in several tribute bands, covering the styles of SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN and ALICE ...

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