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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN: 'My Winter Storm' London Listening Session Report

UK-based music journalist Dave Ling has posted the following message on his web site: "I zoomed back to London to attend yesterday's [Sunday, September 16] world premiere of Tarja Turunen's new album, 'My Winter Storm', followed by a press conference from the former NIGHTWISH frontwoman. Given that Turunen made negligable contribution to NIGHTWISH's creative process, ...

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JADED HEART To Support UFO In Germany

German melodic hard rock masters JADED HEART have scheduled the following dates: Oct. 23 - DE - Köln, Kantine (w/ UFO) Oct. 24 - DE - Reichenbach, H2O (w/ UFO) Oct. 25 - DE - Ratingen, Onkel Tom (CD release party) Oct. 27 - GB - Nottingham, Firefest Nov. 06 - DE - Essen, Weststadthalle ...

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EILERA's Debut Album Features Ex-APOCALYPTICA Cellist

French singer EILERA — who currently resides in Finland — released her full-length debut, "Fusion", on September 12 through Finnish label Spinefarm Records. The CD was helmed by renowned producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.) and features mostly Finnish musicians, such as Antti Lehtinen on drums and Max Lilja (ex-APOCALYPTICA) on cello, with a ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer Covers ALICE COOPER On Upcoming CD

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has recorded a cover version of the ALICE COOPER smash "Poison". The song, which will appear on Turunen's upcoming solo album, "My Winter Storm", was laid down at the same studio where the original track was recorded — The Village Recorder (a.k.a. The Village) in Los Angeles, California. Tarja previously ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Checks In From MACHINE HEAD Tour

ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow has issued the following update from the Black Tyranny Tour, also featuring MACHINE HEAD, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY: "This tour rocks! "The last couple of shows have been a blast! We finally got all our crew together and the chemistry in the band is great. It's pure joy being on stage ...

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When I was a Planet - INVITRO

The sounds of INVITRO's "When I was a Planet" are not typically heard in the musical neighborhoods through which I cruise. Still, I must tip my hat to the relatively creative, raucous, and punk-fueled racket going on here. In the way of background information, INVITRO involves ex-SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling, along with vocalist Jeff Weber, ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer Schedules European Tour Dates

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has scheduled the following shows in November/December: Nov. 25 - D - Berlin Columbia Club Nov. 29 - HU - Budapest Petöfi Hall Dec. 10 - D - Köln Live Music Hall Dec. 13 - NL - Amsterdam Melkweg Dec. 18 - CH - Zürich X-Tra Turunen has revealed the ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: Album Details Revealed

Brazilian metal titans Max and Igor Cavalera have written and recorded new material together for the first time in 12 years. It is their first outing since recording their former band, SEPULTURA's colossal landmark album, "Roots" in 1995. The new project named CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, features the Cavalera brothers (Max on vocals and rhythm guitar and ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer Announces Band Lineup For Upcoming Shows

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the lineup of the backing band that will accompany her for the "warm-up concerts" that will take place in November/December in Germany, Russia, Belgium, Finland and other European countries. It will be as follows: Bass: Doug Wimbish Guitars: Alex Scholpp Drums: Mike Terrana Keys: Maria Ilmoniemi Cello: Max ...

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French Symphonic Metal Band FAIRYLAND To Continue As Solo Project

Philippe Giordana, keyboardist/backing vocalist for French symphonic metallers FAIRYLAND, has issued the following update: "I just dove into the song writing phase for the next album, with already one song finished 100% and four more that are at an advanced stage. FAIRYLAND will now present itself as a solo project, without any permanent lineup. Some ...

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SOULFLY To Enter Studio Next Week

According to a posting on SOULFLY's official web site, Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Joe Nunez (drums), Marc Rizzo (guitar), and Bobby Burns (bass) are planning to enter the studio early next week to begin recording the band's sixth studio album. The CD will be recorded in Bobby and Tim Lau's studio in Florida — the Porch ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: First Concert Footage Posted Online

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the reunion of brothers Max and Igor Cavalera (both former SEPULTURA members), made its official live debut at the 11th annual D-Low Memorial concert this past Friday (August 31) at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona. The band performed a total of five songs, including concert opener "Inflikted", fan-filmed video footage of which ...

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MAX CAVALERA: New Video Interview Available

Rockster.tv conducted a interview with SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera before SOULFLY's gig at Germany's Area 4 festival on August 24. Video footage of the chat, which includes discussion of this year's European trek, spirituality, the D-Low Memorial Show and THE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, can be viewed at www.rockster.tv. THE CAVALERA CONPIRACY, the reunion of ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist/Producer Offers New Album Update

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM recently entered the studio with producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais to begin recording their new album, "Prevail". The recording process will last five weeks, with vocalist Maurizio Iacono scheduled to record his vocals in September. Commented Dagenais: "I'm happy to say that we are just about done tracking drums for 'Prevail'. I'm so ...

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SACRED REICH Pulls Out Of 11th Annual D-LOW MEMORIAL Concert

Reunited Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH have cancelled their appearance at the 11th annual D-Low Memorial concert, set to take place August 31 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona. "Wiley [Arnett, guitar] wrecked his dirt bike while out riding and broke a few ribs," explained bassist/vocalist Phil Rind. "He's doing well but is unable to ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Issues GIGANTOUR Update

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update via the Gigantour.com web site: "Today is Monday and there is one week left before we leave for Alaska. We will come home after that for 16 days and then it is off to the Pac Rim, and eventually to Australia, to start this awesome line-up ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Performs At KELLY JOHNSON Tribute Concert

U.K.-based music journalist Dave Ling has issued the following report on the tribute to late GIRLSCHOOL guitarist Kelly Johnson which was held on August 20 at the Rock N Roll Kabaret at the Soho Revue Bar in London, England: "[Monday] night I visited London's Soho Revue Bar for a tribute event to honour ex-GIRLSCHOOL guitarist ...

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MAX CAVALERA Contemplating Surprising Former SEPULTURA Bandmates With Phone Call

SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera spoke to Björn Gieseler of the German radio station Radio T on Sunday, August 19 about his current project with his younger brother (and former SEPULTURA bandmate) Igor (tentatively dubbed THE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) and the possibility of a reunion of the classic SEPULTURA lineup in the not-too-distant future. When asked if ...

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THREE To Support SCORPIONS

Woodstock, NY-based band THREE (3) will support the SCORPIONS on the following dates: Sep. 09 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center Sep. 10 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Sep. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theater Sep. 14 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Sep. 15 - Universal City, CA - ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Discusses THE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY

The new project featuring SEPULTURA founding members Max (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has tentatively changed its name to THE CAVALERA CONSPIRACY from the previously announced INFLIKTED (the latter moniker was dropped due to legal reasons). A ...

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