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ERNIE CARLETTI Is 'Honored' To Be New Guitarist In ICED EARTH

Elkton, MD resident Ernie Carletti has garnered the position of lead guitarist for ICED EARTH, an established American heavy metal band that is preparing for a forthcoming full-length album and subsequent world tour. Mastering his craft beyond 19 years and teaching guitar lessons to 100 students weekly in excess of 16 years, Carletti is equally ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman SCHAFFER Comments On New Guitarist

As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET early this morning, ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has now confirmed the addition of guitarist Ernie Carletti, (formerly of SLIKHELVETIKA) to the group's ranks. Schaffer's statement on the matter reads as follows: "I just wanted to make a quick but significant announcement. After auditioning some very good guitar ...

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ICED EARTH: New Guitarist Found?

Allentown, Pennsylvania's 91.7 FM WMUH radio station has announced that Ernie Carletti, formerly of SLIKHELVETIKA, has been added as the second guitarist for ICED EARTH. He was allegedly auditioned just over a week ago by ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and was accepted as a member. At press time, there has been no official confirmation ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Update

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has issued the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, entitled "The Origins of Ruin": "We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we're just about finished tracking, with only a few vocal parts, a couple ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Previously Unheard Track Posted Online

Rockdetector.com is hosting an entire chapter from Garry Sharpe-Young's new "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" book at this location. The chapter in question deals with the mystery surrounding David Donato's term of duty with BLACK SABBATH in 1985. Speaking exclusively to Garry Sharpe-Young, Donato (together with comments from other band members) details exactly how long ...

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BLACK SABBATH Book Details 18-Year Period Before Reunion With OZZY

Zonda Books has just published Garry Sharpe-Young's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath", a 442-page "definitive account" of BLACK SABBATH's 1979-1997 period before the band's reunion with singer Ozzy Osbourne. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath" reforges the author's two previous landmark tomes "Ozzy Osbourne: The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne ...

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Ex-GILLAN Guitarist BERNIE TORME To Tour U.S. This Fall

GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), featuring Irish guitarist Bernie Torme (GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE), will be embaking on a U.S. tour this fall. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. Handling both guitar and vocals, Torme has partnered with his old compadre from GILLAN, bassist John McCoy — who has worked with Joey Belladonna, SAMSON, and the UK ...

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METAL MIRROR: NWOBHM Legend Returns As An All-Star Band

METAL MIRROR, the legendary band of the British heavy metal underground, have rerformed. The group will shortly publish a previously unreleased live album (recorded in 1981 in London) featuring the original lineup, including the late great Chris Haggerty, who sadly passed away in 2004. METAL MIRROR are currently working on material for a new studio ...

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REDEMPTION: New Album Details Revealed

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We have finished the writing for our new CD, 'The Origins of Ruin', and we have scheduled studio time in March and April to record the CD with a hopeful release in September. "We are once ...

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GENE SIMMONS Developing Yet Another TV Show

Madison Road Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, has announced it has signed an agreement with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons to produce a new TV show called "Baby 101". Madison Road Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based branded entertainment studio serving the broadcast television and advertising industries. The company's primary function is to develop and exploit ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Signature Model Guitar To Be Unveiled At NAMM

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt will be signing autographs at the Bernie Rico Jr Guitars exhibit booth #5250 at this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention on Saturday, January 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Bernie Rico Jr will also be unveiling Gary Holt's signature model guitar at the event, which ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN PAICE Reunites With Former WHITESNAKE Members

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice performed with is band IAN PAICE AND FRIENDS at Reading's Rivermead Leisure Centre in the U.K. on Friday, January 13. The event was promoted by DrumWright, whose Managing Director Chris Wright explains, "Over the years we have run many events for drummers where top players demonstrate their skills, offer technical ...

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Metal Cover Artist ANDREAS MARSCHALL Speaks

RUNNING WILD's official web site has published an interview with renowned album cover artist Andreas Marschall (RUNNING WILD, HAMMERFALL, BLIND GUARDIAN, DIMMU BORGIR, etc.). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: RW.net: The cover artwork for the new BLIND GUARDIAN single, which was created by Anthony Clarkson, looks like a copy of your artworks ...

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M3: Acoustic Version Of WHITESNAKE's 'Here I Go Again' Posted Online

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have uploaded a video of Marsden singing an acoustic version of the WHITESNAKE ...

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SADISTIC INTENT Schedule L.A. Date, Explain Recording Delay

Long-running Southern Californian death metal band SADISTIC INTENT will be performing live at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, December 2. Also appearing on the bill will be MORTICIAN and HIRAX. In other news, SADISTIC INTENT have posted the following update on their official web site: "To those of you who have ...

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M3: 'Classic WHITESNAKE' Tribute Band Announces U.K. Dates

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 13 - Mean Fiddler ...

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ALIEN: 'Dark Eyes' Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has announced the details surrounding the highly anticipated comeback of Swedish AOR masters ALIEN. Their long-overdue new album, "Dark Eyes", will be released on Frontiers Records in Europe on October 24, 2005 with a Japanese release to happen on Marquee/Avalon. "Dark Eyes" track listing: 01. Dark Eyes 02. Don't Go Away 03. Oh ...

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ALIEN Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS; New Album Due In The Fall

Frontiers Records have announced the signing of the freshly reunited Swedish band ALIEN for the release of their brand new album, entitled "Dark Eyes". Comprising 11 tracks touching on the great themes of rock 'n' roll (love, loss, hope and despair), "Dark Eyes" revisits the classic ALIEN sound and adds over a decade more of ...

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AGENT STEEL Film Hollywood Show For Possible Release

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "Thanks to all the metalheads who came out and showed metal support at the Key Club show on June 1st in West Hollywood; overall a real good metal show and it was nice to have Bernie Versailles back in the live mix on guitars. We had ...

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