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GUNS N' ROSES Plays Surprise Show In New York City

GUNS N' ROSES played a suprpise show last night (Thursday, February 11) at a private party for fashion designer John Varvatos at his New York City store (located at the old CBGB space) as part of Fashion Week. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. You're Crazy 02. Mr. Brownstone 03. I Used To Love ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS To Release 'Threnody' In April

Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS will release its third album, "Threnody", on April 13 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release from the label, "This time around, the guys have seriously turned up the shred-knob and churned out some of the most exciting songs we've heard swirling around the Metal Blade offices in quite ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN's BEN WARD Quits RAVENS CREED

ORANGE GOBLIN's Ben Ward has decided to leave RAVENS CREED, the "VENOM-worshipping scumbags" also featuring Steve Watson (ex-IRON MONKEY), Jason Graham, and former SABBAT bassist Frazer Craske. The band states, "Yep, the big fella has decided to give another being the chance to commit vocal attacks. His reason is lack of available time to commit ...

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WHITE WIZZARD To Tour U.K. With EDGUY

Los Angeles-based traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD has confirmed a U.K. tour with German melodic metallers EDGUY. The trek will mark WHITE WIZZARD's first official U.K. tour following the band's first and only U.K. show at the Earache Records Christmas party in London on December 17. WHITE WIZZARD is also set to appear at Hammerfest ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: 'Over The Top' Video Released

"Over The Top", the new video from Los Angeles traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, can be viewed below. The clip sees WHITE WIZZARD trade their axes for guns, as the five members turn into rugged outlaws and bring true heavy metal to the wild west. Filmed with director Dave Vorhes, the video strays from today's ...

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BONDED BY BLOOD To Enter Studio Next Week

Pomona, California thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD will enter the studio next week to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to their 2008 debut, "Feed The Beast". On February 1, the young thrash disciples will begin their sessions in Phoenix, Arizona at Highland Recorders. They will later migrate to nearby Stealth Sound for additional work. Producing the ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: Making Of 'Festival' Part 1 Posted Online

The first in a three-part series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of JON OLIVA'S PAIN's fourth album, "Festival", can be viewed below. "Festival" is scheduled for release on February 19 via AFM Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Lies 02. Death Rides A Black Horse 03. Festival ...

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'Metal Mad': An Army Of Artists Paying Homage To Heavy Metal

Giant Robot Gallery in New York City will host Metal Mad, a group art show featuring works inspired by the headbanging, guitar-driven, amps-to-11 musical genre owned by the misunderstood. While all artists will share a love of shredding guitar and bone-shaking volume, their styles and mediums will be as different as dark metal, black metal, ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: New Audio Sample Available

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Lies 02. Death Rides A Black Horse 03. Festival 04. Afterglow 05. Living On The Edge 06. Looking For Nothing 07. ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On January 5, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with vocalist Wyatt Anderson of Los Angeles traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD. The chat is now available for streaming below. "Over The Top", WHITE WIZZARD's full-length follow-up to the "High Speed GTO" mini-album, will be released in March via Earache Records. The CD ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: European Tour, DVD Shoot Postponed

Due to logistical and technical problems that could not be resolved in time, the spring 2010 JON OLIVA'S PAIN "Festival" live DVD tour will be postponed until October 2010. Although the date of the actual filming will change, the DVD concert will still be captured at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. JON OLIVA'S PAIN's ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: 'Festival' Cover Artwork Unveiled

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: Video Guitar Lesson Available

FPE-TV has posted new video guitar lesson with Los Angeles traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD. Watch it below. "Over The Top", WHITE WIZZARD's full-length follow-up to the "High Speed GTO" mini-album, will be released in February 2010 via Earache Records. The CD was recorded with producer Ralph Patlan (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER) and will contain ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Schedules CD-Release Show

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Schedules DVD Shoot In Holland

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Begins Mixing New Album

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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OBITUARY: Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos with guitarists Ralph Santolla and Trevor Peres of OBITUARY. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by OBITUARY: * "Evil Ways" * "Evil Ways" Solo (Part 1) * "Evil Ways" Solo (Part 2) * "Blood To Give" * Ralph's Arpeggio Exercise ...

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Former KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Hard At Work On New Album

It was announced today that William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has inked an international representation agreement with ex-KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. The initial term of the agreement is for three years. Ember Rigsby Tanksley of WMEE will be principally responsible for spearheading representation duties from WMEE's Nashville, TN office. The addition of Head to its ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN To Mix New Album At The End Of November

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has set "Festival" as the title of its fourth album, due on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs ...

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DEFTONES To Play Benefit Concert For Bassist CHI CHENG

Sacramento's DEFTONES has issued the following update: "On November 2nd, 2008 our bass player and brother Chi Ling Cheng was involved in a horrific car accident which has left him in a semi-conscious state. In his journey to recovery, the Cheng family has accumulated an overwhelming amount of medical bills that insurance does not entirely ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: Studio Update

JON OLIVA'S PAIN recently entered the studio to begin recording its fourth album for an early 2010 release via AFM Records. Drummer Christopher Kinder states, "Jon Oliva [JON OLIVA'S PAIN mastermind; also of SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA] has completed vocal tracking on a few songs, with many additional trial runs now on tape. When he ...

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