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NON-FICTION: Quality Footage From Reunion Concert Posted Online

High-quality video footage of NON-FICTION performing the song "Love, Liking, Nothing" at the band's first show in ten years on November 7, 2009 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey can be viewed below. The concert was captured with three cameras and will eventually form the band's first official DVD release. The disc will include the ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Begins Mixing New Album

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, CAGE To Team Up For Tour Of Texas

Power metal acts CIRCLE II CIRCLE and CAGE will team up for a three-show tour of Texas, dubbed the "Texas Metal Allegiance Tour", in December. The dates are as follows: Dec. 10 - Houston @ Fitzgeralds Dec. 11 - San Antonio @ Zombies Dec. 12 - Fort Worth @ Ridglea Theater (w/ HELSTAR, WARBEAST) CIRCLE ...

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MACHINES OF GRACE, Y&T Members Interviewed On 'Talking Metal'

In the latest episode of "Talking Metal", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Times Square in New York City. This episode features an interview Mark conducted with Zak Stevens and Jeff Plate from MACHINES OF GRACE. Also included is an interview Victor Ruiz conducted with Dave Meniketti of Y&T. The podcast can now ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN To Mix New Album At The End Of November

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: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has set "Festival" as the title of its fourth album, due 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 ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Argentina Footage Available

Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing a couple of JUDAS PRIEST classics on October 11, 2009 in La Plata, Argentina during his South American solo tour can be viewed below. Owens' setlist for the trek was as follows: 01. Painkiller 02. The Ripper ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: Studio Update

JON OLIVA'S PAIN recently entered the studio to begin recording its fourth album for an early 2010 release via AFM Records. Drummer Christopher Kinder states, "Jon Oliva [JON OLIVA'S PAIN mastermind; also of SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA] has completed vocal tracking on a few songs, with many additional trial runs now on tape. When he ...

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WILDESTARR To Guest On INFERNAL ROCK RADIO

WILDESTARR, the band featuring original VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr (now on all guitar and bass) and vocalist London Wilde, will be interviewed on Infernal Rock Radio on Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. EST. To listen to the program live via the Internet, go to this location. WILDESTARR released its debut album, ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Back On TRITON POWER CRUISE Bill

CIRCLE II CIRCLE — the band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens — has reworked its schedule to ensure that it will take part in the first-ever progressive/power metal cruise dubbed Triton Power Cruise. The cruise will set sail on the Carnival Imagination on Friday, April 30, 2010 and return to Miami the following Monday ...

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MACHINES OF GRACE: Cleveland Footage Posted Online

Video footage of MACHINES OF GRACE — the new band featuring vocalist Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, SAVATAGE, MACHINES OF GRACE), drummer Jeff Plate (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE, METAL CHURCH), guitarist Matt Leff (guitar) and bassist Chris Rapoza (bass) — performing on September 24, 2009 at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio as the support ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs Metal Classics In Peru; Video Available

Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing several heavy metal and hard rock classics with the Peruvian band BLIZZARD on September 27, 2009 in Lima, Peru can be viewed below. Owens recently wrapped up a short European tour as the support act for HEAVEN ...

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WILDESTARR On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'; Audio Available

WILDESTARR, the band featuring original VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr (now on all guitar and bass) and vocalist London Wilde, was interviewed on last Sunday's (September 27) edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" show on Blogtalkradio.com. The entire program is now available for streaming below. WILDESTARR released its debut album, "Arrival", on August 1. According ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Support DORO In Germany, Switzerland

Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE will support DORO on the following dates: Dec. 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit 36 Dec. 12 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof Dec. 13 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW Dec. 15 - München, Germany - Backstage Werk Dec. 16 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn Dec. 18 - Pratteln, Switzerland - ...

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SAVATAGE: CRISS OLIVA Guitar Effects Unit Being Auctioned

An Ibanez DM1100 guitar effects unit that once belonged to late SAVATAGE guitarist Criss Oliva is being auctioned via eBay. A description of the item reads as follows: "The unit has been thoroughly tested and it works perfectly but shows obvious wear from being on many SAVATAGE world tours. It's missing two knobs, the feedback ...

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WILDESTARR To Guest On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'

WILDESTARR, the band featuring original VICIOUS RUMORS bassist Dave Starr (now on all guitar and bass) and vocalist London Wilde, will be interviewed on this Sunday's (September 27) edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" show on Blogtalkradio.com at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information and to listen to the program live via the Internet, go ...

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AEROSMITH, CHEAP TRICK, THE WHO Members To Perform With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Steven Tyler of AEROSMITH, Robin Zander of CHEAP TRICK and Roger Daltrey of THE WHO will make guest appearances with the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA this fall. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, the rock orchestra that brought symphonic-rock to the mainstream audiences, will begin its holiday tour on November 1, 2009. The group, which derived its name from the Trans-Siberian ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO: European Tour Postponed

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, has issued the following update: "Just a quick note to say that we'll be postponing our U.K. and Europe gigs to early next year. We are in a scheduling jam and are stuck in the middle of overdubs and mixing the brand new ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Hits The Studio

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, has entered the studio to begin recording a new album. Skolnick states, "Day 1 was up against the wall! But we're kicking butt on Day 2. One more day to go..." More information about the upcoming CD will be announced soon. ALEX SKOLNICK ...

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MACHINES OF GRACE Schedules First-Ever Live Shows

MACHINES OF GRACE — the new band featuring vocalist Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, SAVATAGE, MACHINES OF GRACE), drummer Jeff Plate (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE, METAL CHURCH), guitarist Matt Leff (guitar) and bassist Chris Rapoza (bass) — has scheduled its first-ever live performances, starting with an appearance at the Binghamton Area Metalfest at The Country Pines ...

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