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KAMELOT Prepare To Hit The Road

KAMELOT mainman Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Today we begin the rehearsals for the second round of tour dates for 'The Black Halo'. New keyboardist Oliver arrives tonight in Tampa and we will have Khan [vocals] here on next week. We will add some new songs that we ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS: In Pre-Production Mode

36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Today [Oct. 31] marks the official beginning of pre-production for us. Our producer Sal Villanueva [THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, VISION OF DISORDER] flew in last night from New Jersey so we figured wed kick this thing off with a ...

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WOLF 'Looking Forward' To Recording New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following message on their official web site: "Nick [Niklas Olsson, guitar/vocals] is playing the evil priest 'Hannias' in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in Stockholm right now. He's getting some great reviews, and the show seems to be a huge success. Very cool, and we are proud of him. His new vocal ...

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Former Members Of DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE To Take Part In ROCK N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP 2006

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson and GREAT WHITE guitarist/keyboardist Michael Lardie are among the musicians taking part in Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2006. During President's Day weekend (February 16-20, 2006), camp is held in Hollywood, California where the campers will be mentored and molded into musical sensations by some of the world's biggest rock ...

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TALISMAN Mastermind Featured On Several New Albums

TALISMAN bassist Marcel Jacob (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, EUROPE, JOHN NORUM) has been updated with the following message: "There are three releases with Marcel on them coming out in the future: 1) LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, 2) SPEEDY GONZALES with Tommy Denander and Thomas Vikström [ex-CANDLEMASS], which I have a feeling is a good one, and the third... LAST ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist FRANK BELLO: 'I Love JOHN BUSH'

Alun Thomas of Glory Daze recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Glory Daze: Did John Bush's non-participation [in the reunion tour] affect you considering he was vocalist for twelve years and with the band through their hardest years? Frank Bello: "I love ...

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CLOVEN HOOF: 'Eye Of The Sun' Released On Halloween

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release a new album, entitled "Eye of the Sun", on October 31 via XZec Records. The first 1,000 copies will be autographed by each band member as part of a limited edition. "Eye of the Sun" was produced by Tom Galley of the ...

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Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions - VARIOUS ARTISTS

You have to give a project like this credit for sheer balls alone, not to mention the amount of frequent-flyer miles annihilated in the name of tribute. Four "team captains" — ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison and TRIVIUM frontman Matthew K. Heafy — assembled core bands ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER To Tour Argentina In November

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler will be touring Argentina in November 2005. Due to scheduling conflicts, ADLER'S APPETITE members Keri Kelli and Robbie Crane will be unable to play these shows. Playing with Steven for these concerts only are ADLER'S APPETITE lead singer Sheldon Tarsha, bassist Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF), and guitarists Michael ...

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Former ENTOMBED Guitarist Explains Departure

On September 8, Sweden's ENTOMBED announced the departure of original guitarist and songwriter Uffe Cederlund. "The last couple of years weren't much fun," says Cederlund in an exclusive interview in the November issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up. "It feels like we wanted different things in the band, that we have different opinions and values ...

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GAIA EPICUS Frontman To Guest On Norwegian TV Show

GAIA EPICUS guitarist/vocalist Thomas Christian Hansen will be a guest on the Norwegian interactive metal TV chat show "Metal Svisj" on November 1. The show airs at 12:40 a.m. and can be seen on the Norwegian channel NRK2. As previously reported, GAIA EPICUS have uploaded their video for the track "Hands of Fate" at

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KAMELOT Announce First-Ever Norwegian Show

American/Norwegian band KAMELOT have announced their first-ever appearance in Norway. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. "This will be a very special evening for all KAMELOT fans in Norway!" the band write in a statement. "KAMELOT's 'March of Mephisto' video has been the #1 requested on ...

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CLAWFINGER Finish Filming New Video

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER spent this past weekend in Oslo, Norway filming the video for their new single. Commented frontman Zak Tell: "So the weekend from hell is over! Actually it wasn't all that bad although Saturday evening and night were spent travelling to Oslo to record a video for our first single! "Left home at ...

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SATURNUS: New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MERCYFUL FATE's DENNER

Danish doomsters SATURNUS recently entered Sweet Silence Studios in Denmark with producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ARTILLERY) to begin recording their third full-length album, tentatively due in February/March 2006 via Finland's Firebox Records. Evilution Magazine was exclusively invited by the band to spend a day together with them in the studio, where editor Bo ...

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KAMELOT Add Keyboardist OLIVER PALOTAI As Permanent Member

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT have announced the addition of German keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai (DORO, ULI JON ROTH) as the new and permanent member of the band. "We have been very fortunate to work with great keyboardists from around the world," stated KAMELOT guitarist/founder Thomas Youngblood. "After the first 'Black Halo' tour earlier this year, ...

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CLOUDSCAPE Frontman To Guest On SILENT MEMORIAL's New Album

CLOUDSCAPE frontman Mike Andersson will handle all vocals on the Swiss project-band SILENT MEMORIAL's second album. The CD will most likely surface next year. SILENT MEMORIAL released their debut album in 1998 in Asia with Thomas Vikstrom (STORMWIND, BRAZEN ABBOT, ex-CANDLEMASS) on vocals. Mike is also handling the lead vocals on one song on the ...

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Label: New THE DARKNESS Album Will Be 'Biggest Release Of The Year'

Atlantic Records is billing the new THE DARKNESS album as "the biggest release of the year," with a promotional campaign aimed at radio which utilizes a six-foot-square record. "One Way Ticket", the lead-off single from the band's forthcoming second studio album, "One Way Ticket To Hell …And Back", will be delivered to national and regional ...

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GREAT WHITE Tour Manager Receives Legal Help From Top Specialist

The Associated Press is reporting that an attorney who represented former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. in his appeal of a corruption conviction is joining The Station nightclub fire criminal case. John "Terry" MacFadyen will help defend Daniel Biechele, the former tour manager for the rock band GREAT WHITE, whose pyrotechnic display sparked the ...

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GIGANTOUR: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

Billboard magazine has released the attendance figures for several more stops on this summer's Gigantour festival trek, which featured MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER in the co-headlining slots, alongside FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY and SYMPHONY X, among others. The following is a complete list of the the attendance figures for Gigantour available so far ...

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KAMELOT: Session Musicians Announced For Upcoming Tour

German keyboardist Oliver Palotai (DORO, ULI JON ROTH) will join KAMELOT on their U.S./Canadian dates in November. Also planning to make the tour is soprano vocalist Mari. Mari appeared on both the "Epica" and "The Black Halo" albums and will be singing live with KAMELOT. In other news, Fear Dark recording artists ROYAL ANGUISH have ...

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SYBREED: In Pre-Production Mode

Guitarist Thomas (a.k.a. Drop) of the Swiss metallers SYBREED has issued the following update: "Regarding the next SYBREED opus, well, we are recording four new tracks at the moment in the framework of the pre-production of our new album. The titles of these four tracks are: 'Emma-Zero', 'Neurodrive', 'Permafrost' and 'Technocracy'. "Between September and December, ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Tour

KAMELOT's official web site has been updated with part one of a brand-new interview with the band's mainman, guitarist Thomas Youngblood, about the group's upcoming North American tour. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Q: Many fans have been waiting for [a chance to see KAMELOT perform live]. Can you tell me something ...

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DAVID WAYNE's Brother To Join Newly Reformed REVEREND?

The surviving members of DAVID WAYNE'S METAL CHURCH, the band formed by late METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne, are in talks with Wayne's brother about him possibly taking over the vocalist slot in the newly reformed REVEREND. Commented REVEREND guitarist Davey Lee: "[Wayne's brother] sounds exactly like David on the phone and if you were ...

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