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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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CHRIS CAFFERY To Release New Solo Album In October

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery is continuing the songwriting process for his new solo album, which he plans to record between May and July for an October release. Working songtitles set to appear on the CD include "House Of Insanity", "Shame", "The Fleas", "Schizophrenia" (instrumental), "Back's To The Wall", "No Matter What", "Seasons Change", "I'm ...

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MASSACRE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reactivated death metal band MASSACRE — consisting of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with ex-MASSACRE/current DENIAL FIEND members Terry Butler (bass), Steve Swanson (guitars) and Kam Lee (vocals) — has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: West Coast Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have scheduled the following dates: March 22 - The Kennel Club Sacramento, CA March 29 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA (VR on at 9 p.m.) (w/ TESTAMENT) March 29 - Britannia Arms Cupertino, CA (headlining; VR on at 11:59 p.m.) VICIOUS RUMORS recently announced the ...

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MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO To Headline TAMPA GUITAR SCHOOL Grand Opening

On Sunday, March 2, shred-master extraordinaire Michael Angelo Batio (HOLLAND, NITRO) will headline the grand opening party of Tampa Guitar School's new location: 15349 Amberly Drive, Tampa, FL 33647. Batio will be giving a guitar clinic in which he will explain and demonstrate his amazing techniques. The event starts at 1:00 p.m. For more information, ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Announce New Singer

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have announced the addition of singer Ronnie Stixx (SHADOWKEEP, DIVINE RUINS) to the group's ranks. "Ronnie showed up and blew the band away with his powerful voice," stated guitarist Geoff Thorpe. "The first night he sang with us it was like he was in the band for ...

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LEAVES' EYES Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

LEAVES' EYES — the German/Norwegian band formed by ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull and members of ATROCITY — has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ...

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GENITORTURERS Frontwoman Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with frontwoman Gen of the Florida-based "shock-rock" band GENITORTURERS — which also features MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass — at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of ...

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HELLYEAH Guitarist Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the ...

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KING'S X Frontman Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with KING'S X frontman Doug "Dug" Pinnick at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE At NAMM: Video Interview Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with guitarist Geoff Thorpe of veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the ...

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MORBID ANGEL Frontman, SADUS Bassist Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted a short interview with David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL, GENITORTURERS) and Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT, DEATH, SEBASTIAN BACH) at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 ...

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