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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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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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