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Former EXHORDER Frontman: Safe And Sound In Texas

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of such respected New Orleans outfits as EXHORDER and FLOODGATE has issued the following statement regarding the destructive power of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it has wreaked on his hometown: "I am currently in Houston with my wife and children at the absolute generosity of our eternal friend Ginger Falgoust, Ben ...

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Benefit Concert For EXHORDER/FLOODGATE Frontman Planned

A group of friends are organizing a benefit concert to aid several victims of Hurricane Katrina, including such respected members of the New Orleans metal community as Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE) and Ross Karpelman (THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT). "The venue will be Caves Lounge in Arlington," reads a mailing from the benefit organizers. "We ...

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KAMELOT Announce Exclusive Southeast U.S. Show

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT and Anvil Productions have announced an exclusive Southeast U.S. concert on Veteran's Day (November 11, 2005). The show will take place at Boomerz's Boiler Room in Seminole, Florida and will mark KAMELOT's only appearance this year in the Southeast. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 9. Tickets prices will ...

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METALLICA Guitarist To Perform With FLUX QUARTET

According to MorrisonSeries.org, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will be performing with FLUX QUARTET on Thursday, September 15 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California. Kirk and FLUX QUARTET will perform a world-premiere collaboration: "SAS" (for string quartet and improvised electric guitar), a work written by the QUARTET's experimental violinist Thomas Chiu. The ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS: Live Footage To Surface On DVD?

Guitarist Jake Fredén of the Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Okay, listen up! I've decided to write some news here to avoid us getting killed by assasins. That's probably too late anyway:) They are angry at us for not updating the site. Frankly, I can ...

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KAMELOT: East Coast Dates Announced

On the heels of their "The Black Halo" release, American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT have announced some rare East Coast/Canadian shows. The band will be shooting footage for their upcoming DVD that will be released in mid-2006. Upcoming KAMELOT shows: Nov. 17 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nov. 19 – Toronto, ONT @ Lee's ...

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PITTS VS. PREPS: Former EXHORDER Frontman To Perform At New Orleans' HOUSE OF SHOCK METAL FEST

PITTS VS. PREPS, the Louisiana-based band featuring former EXHORDER/FLOODGATE frontman Kyle Thomas, will be performing at the House of Shock Metal Fest on Saturday, August 20 at Twiropa in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are ATONE PAIN TRIBE, SHEDDING OLD SKIN, 11 REASONS, SINKHOLE, IN VAIN, SKINCRAWL, SOUTHERN WHISKEY REBELLION, ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Gigantour: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRYKILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Thomas & Mack Center City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: July 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,312 Capacity: 6,500 Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A ...

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Steer Enters Grandstand During TED NUGENT Show At County Fair

The Associated Press has issued the following report: A rambunctious steer broke free at the Clark County Fair [in Ridgefield, Washington] and bounded into the grandstand arena during a concert by Ted Nugent before being corralled, officials said. The fair's executive director, Thomas D. Musser, said the young steer's unplanned entrance drew cheers from a ...

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GAIA EPICUS Working On New Material

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "In February, Thomas [Christian Hansen, guitar/vocals] started to make new songs for the third album, and by middle of April, he had made 11 tracks for the next album. A demo for these songs [was] made and as it seems ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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KAMELOT: New Tour Dates Announced

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 20 - Quebec, Canada - International Metal Fest Dec. 03 - São Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal (w/ EPICA) Dec. 04 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador (w/ EPICA) Dec. 06 - Santiago, Chile – TBA Gigs in The ...

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BURNT BY THE SUN Announce New Lineup

BURNT BY THE SUN have announced the addition of vocalist Nate Johnson (DEADWATER DROWNING, PREMONITIONS OF WAR), guitarist Nick Hale (PREMONITIONS OF WAR, SILO) to the group's ranks. The band, whose lineup is completed by guitarist John Adubato, bassist Teddy Patterson and drummer Brandon Thomas (RIPPING CORPSE, DIM MAK, THE DYING LIGHT), are currently writing ...

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URKRAFT: Studio Update

Danish death/thrash metallers URKRAFT entered Antfarm studios on July 16 with renowned producer Tue Madsen to begin the two-week recording session for their hotly anticipated Earache Records debut, "The Inhuman Aberration". Frontman Thomas checked in with the following update on the recording sessions: "Last week went really smoothly. We managed to put down all rhythm ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Films Cameo In TENACIOUS D Movie

According to a posting on Ronnie James Dio's official web site, Ronnie recently filmed a cameo in the forthcoming movie "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny", which is tentatively scheduled for a June 6, 2006 release date. The film is being directed by Liam Lynch, who also directed the video for "Tribute" and the clips ...

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KAMELOT Schedule Canadian Live Debut

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT will make their Canadian live debut on November 20, 2005 as the headliners of Quebec's International Metal Fest at the Capitole Theater. Support bands have yet to be announced. KAMELOT are continuing to promote their latest album, "The Black Halo", released in March through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2003's ...

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URKRAFT Prepare To Enter Studio

Danish death/thrash metallers URKRAFT will enter Antfarm studios this Saturday, July 16 with renowned producer Tue Madsen to begin the two-week recording session for their hotly anticipated Earache Records debut, "The Inhuman Aberration". Commented frontman Thomas Pedersen: "We have reached the point where we can't get much more ready for the studio as a band. ...

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DIO Makes Motion Picture Debut In New JACK BLACK Movie

Ronnie James Dio recently spoke with "The Hairball John Radio Show" about his major motion picture debut in the upcoming Jack Black movie. "I am doing a movie that Jack Black is doing," Dio said. "Jack, of course, was in one of our videos, our last video that was called 'Push'. Jack and Kyle Gass ...

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SYBREED Part Ways With Guitarist, Begin Work On New Material

Guitarist Thomas (a.k.a. Drop) of the Swiss metallers SYBREED has issued the following update: "Due to personal reasons, we have parted ways with guitarist Greg, who had been hired for stage performance. We are back now to our previous line-up and I'll handle the guitars on my own like before. "On the other hand, we'll ...

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Students Pan GENE SIMMONS At 'Rock School'

The U.K.'s The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was rather a "flop" in the classroom of one of England's oldest boarding schools where he came face to face with 10 musically gifted teenagers who wre being filmed for a Channel 4 series entitled "Rock School". In the week after seasoned performers ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Early Albums To Be Reissued

SPV Records has set an Augut 22, 2005 release date for the reissues of the first three BRAZEN ABBOT albums: "Live and Learn" (1995), "Eye of the Storm" (1996) and "Bad Religion" (1997). The albums have been out of print since USG Records went out of business in 1999. No bonus tracks are planned for ...

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CLOVEN HOOF To Release New Album In September: Audio Available

Reunited NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF will release a new album in September via XZec Records. The as-yet-untitled effort (the original choice for an album title, "Absolute Power", was reportedly abandoned because another band has previously used the title for their CD) was produced by Tom Galley of the PHENOMENA ...

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DOPE STARS INC.: 'Neuromance' Final Track Listing Revealed

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Neuromance", tentatively due in August/September via Trisol Music Group with distribution by Soulfood/Sony. The first 3,000 copies of the CD, which was completed with producers Thomas Rainer (L'AME IMMORTELLE) and John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, DEPECHE MODE, H.I.M., WHITE ZOMBIE), will come ...

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TRANSMEDIA GROUP To Publicize Original Works By JIMI HENDRIX

Hendrix Original Art Expressions, Inc. has retained TransMedia Group to arrange and publicize exhibitions across the country of 48 recently discovered original watercolors by the late rock and roll superstar Jimi Hendrix. "We're proud to be represented by TransMedia Group, which has done a great job over the years promoting art and entertainment projects," said ...

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