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BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

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DISSECTION: Stockholm Show Gets Upgraded

Due to overwhelming demand, reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION's much-anticipated comeback show in Stockholm has been moved from Klubben to Lilla Arenan, according to the band's booking agency, Skrikhult. The gig, which is scheduled to take place on October 30, will also include a performance by DEATHSTARS, the Swedish band featuring former DISSECTION drummer Ole ...

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DOHENY To Support ORGY In California

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be supporting ORGY on a run of California dates outside of Los Angeles. The details are as follows: Aug. 24 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA Aug. 25 - The ...

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ULI JON ROTH: German Open-Air Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will perform an open-air concert at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. The program will last for approximately three hours (with intermission) and will include a complete rendition of "Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's IV Seasons" as well as many pieces from ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Quits HAVOCHATE, Launches New Project

Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette has officially left HAVOCHATE after laying down the drum tracks for their upcoming self-titled sophomore effort at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL). He has since teamed up with original PUSHED guitarist Peter Scheithauer in a "completely brutal," as-yet-unnamed new project which is ...

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No ULI JON ROTH On MICHAEL SCHENKER's European Tour

Legendary ex-SCORPIONS guitarist ULI JON ROTH will NOT be sharing the bill with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) on Schenker's upcoming European tour. A previous posting on Schenker's official web site indicating that Roth would be part of the European trek has since been removed. As previously reported, MSG and ULI JON ROTH will be embarking ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind Changes Name Of Solo Project

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has changed the name of his solo project to JON OLIVA'S PAIN from the previously announced 'TAGE MAHAL. The name change came about because the group's management realized that there is an established blues artist in Europe who has been using a similar name for decades. JON OLIVA'S PAIN's debut album, ...

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ULI JON ROTH: Touring Keyboardist And Rhythm Guitarist Announced

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Palotai and rhythm guitarist John Boswell on his upcoming North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG). Rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles just prior to the tour, which is scheduled to kick ...

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HAVOCHATE: In Mixing Mode

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), have commenced the mixing process for their second album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, was recorded at Pyramid ...

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DON DOKKEN: 'GEORGE LYNCH Thought He Was God, And I Disagreed'

In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Mercury, Don Dokken spoke about the disintegration of his working relationship with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch. Nowadays, Jon Levin — the band's attorney for 10 years — is playing guitar for the group, but Dokken still runs into Lynch from time to time — often with unpleasant ...

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NASUM's LINDQVIST To Play With DISFEAR At Philadelphia's POINTLESS FEST

NASUM bassist Jon Lindqvist will be filling in for ENTOMBED/DISFEAR guitarist Uffe Cederlund during DISFEAR's upcoming appearance at the Pointless Fest on August 12-15 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include TRAGEDY, KYLESA, RAMBO, HELLSHOCK, INEPSY, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AGAINST ME!, CAUSTIC CHRIST, WORLD/INFERNO F.S. and WITCH ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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ULI JON ROTH Writes Orchestra Score For SCORPIONS Classic

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth will spend the next five days conducting and recording Sky Orchestra. He has prepared further new scores for "Requiem For An Angel", which are going to be recorded at Skylight Manor Studios. As a special treat for his North American fans, Uli has also written a full symphony orchestra score ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Joined By Ex-MELVINS Bassist

HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist Joe Preston (THRONES, ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston replaces longtime HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power trio alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des Kensel. Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks off a ...

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ULI JON ROTH's Classic Guitar Displayed At German Museum

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's first-ever prototype of the Sky Guitar (the "Dolphin Sky") is being displayed at Europe's first and only museum of rock and pop history, "Rock'n'Popmuseum", in Gronau, Germany, which attracted more than 10,000 visitors in the first week since it opened. The guitar was built in 1983 and was Uli's main ...

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ULI JON ROTH/MICHAEL SCHENKER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming American tour featuring guitar legends Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO). As previously reported, the tour will comprise of approximately 20 shows, and some of the concerts are also going to feature George Lynch. Both Uli and Michael are going to play a full-length ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Blessed And The Damned' Collection Due In August

Century Media Records has set an August 10 North American release date for the upcoming ICED EARTH "greatest hits" collection, entitled "The Blessed And The Damned". This double CD compilation contains 23 tracks featuring over two hours of remastered material spanning the band's Century Media career. Russian fantasy artist Leo Hao (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH) ...

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Redimus - HECATE ENTHRONED

You should never judge a book by its cover, of course. Neither then, should you judge a band like HECATE ENTHRONED by the intricacy of their album cover art, which depicts angels and demons sparring mightily in the heavens above a sleepy countryside scene. As a piece of gloomy illustrative work, this is pretty impressive ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, DOHENY Perform In West Hollywood: Photos Available

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, performed at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on July 16. Support at the show came from DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison ...

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DOHENY To Play 'Secret' Show At L.A.'s Viper Room

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will once again be hitting the Sunset Strip at L.A.'s infamous Viper Room. Home to DOHENY's first-ever performance, The Viper Room is the host for DOHENY's "secret" show for Indie 103.1 FM radio station ...

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NORLANDER, KEELING, APPICE: All-Star Trio Announce U.S. Tour

Beginning July 30, prog rock keyboard virtuoso Erik Norlander (ROCKET SCIENTISTS, LANA LANE) will be teaming up with vocalist Kelly Keeling (MICHAEL SCHENKER, GUITAR ZEUS, GEORGE LYNCH) and drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, WWIII, HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARZ) for tour dates in the Northeastern and Southeastern USA. Erik Norlander has been a part of over 25 ...

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