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HAIL! To Play Dates In Turkey, Estonia, Finland Without DAVID ELLEFSON

HAIL!, the all-star band whose most recent incarnation included bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), has issued the following update: "Big news hit the metal world this week as our bassist and friend, David ...

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SCORPIONS Singer To Appear In AVANTASIA Video

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project filmed a video last week for the song "Dying For An Angel", featuring a guest appearance by SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. Photos from the shoot, as well as a report (in German), can be found at Bild.de. AVANTASIA will celebrate its comeback this spring with a new ...

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HAIL! Interviewed On 'Eddie Trunk Live'; Audio Available

HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), was interviewed on this past Monday's (January 25) edition of "Eddie Trunk Live" on Sirius (channel 19) / XM Radio (channel 53). The ...

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HAIL!: Video Footage, Photos Of New York City, Foxboro Shows Available

HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), played its first two U.S. shows earlier this week — on Tuesday, January 26 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New ...

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OVERKILL, ANTHRAX, SAVATAGE Members Perform With HAIL! In New York City

Kevin Alba from MetalAsylum.net has submitted the following report: HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), played its first U.S. show last night (Tuesday, January 26) at B.B. ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY To Perform With HAIL! In New York

SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery has confirmed via Twitter that he will join the all-star band HAIL! — comprised of bassist David Ellefson (F5, ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) — on stage tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 26) ...

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WILDESTARR: 'Arrival' Video Released

"Arrival", the new video from WILDESTARR — the band featuring original VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr (now on all guitar and bass) and vocalist London Wilde — can be viewed below. According to a press release, the clip is "a visually stunning sci-fi work of art combining dark elements of 'Blade Runner', 'Batman', 'The Outer ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On AVANTASIA Album

Jon Oliva (JON OLIVA'S PAIN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) has joined the list of guest musicians who will appear on the forthcoming release from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Commented Sammet: "Jon will appear on a theatrical song called 'Death Is Just A Feeling'. "We just had a press listening last weekend in Mousse T's ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: New Audio Sample Available

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Lies 02. Death Rides A Black Horse 03. Festival 04. Afterglow 05. Living On The Edge 06. Looking For Nothing 07. ...

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NON-FICTION: Photos Of Reunion Show Posted Online

NON-FICTION played its first show in ten years on November 7, 2009 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. The concert was captured with three cameras and will eventually form the band's first official DVD release. The disc will include the reunion show in its entirety, old footage, plus interview clips from that evening. It is ...

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ZAK STEVENS, ROLAND GRAPOW To Appear On New SOULSPELL Album

Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, SAVATAGE) and Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN) are among the guest musicians who have contributed to "The Labyrinth Of Truths", the second full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL. Conceived by drummer Heleno Vale, SOULSPELL features "many singers play[ing] different characters in a story concerning the conflicts among ...

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Reunited SHOK PARIS Working On New Material

Reunited Cleveland metallers SHOK PARIS performed to a capacity crowd at the Auburn Records 25th Anniversary Concert on December 12, 2009 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. It was their first show since 2004 when the group played Auburn's 20th Anniversary Concert and the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany. The band's setlist ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: 'Festival' Cover Artwork Unveiled

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Schedules CD-Release Show

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Pulls Out Of Texas Shows Over Promoter Dispute

CIRCLE II CIRCLE — the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens — has cancelled its previously announced shows in Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio due to what it calls "unprofessional representation of the promoter and improperly executed contracts." The group adds in a statement, "Rest assured that from this point forward CIRCLE II ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Parts Ways With Drummer, Guitarist

CIRCLE II CIRCLE — the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens — has parted ways with drummer Tom Drennan and has replaced him with Johnny Osborn (X-THIRTIEN, DR. BUTCHER). The group says, "We love Tom and wish him nothing but happiness and success in his future." CIRCLE II CIRCLE has also decided to carry ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE: 'Rude Rebel Brotherhood' Video Released

"Rude Rebel Brotherhood", the new video from Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed between March and May 2008 and debuted this past summer as part of an extreme women wrestling pay-per-view event. "Rude Rebel Brotherhood" is the title track of MERENDINE ATOMICHE's third full-length album, which was released in ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Schedules DVD Shoot In Holland

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will release its fourth album, "Festival", on February 19, 2010 via AFM Records. A March/April European tour will be confirmed soon, culminating with the filming of a live DVD consisting of music from the four JON OLIVA'S PAIN CDs and a healthy dose of ...

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