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MEGADETH Mainman: 'Dreams Really Do Come True!'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "South Korea Rocks! "OMG! HJ, our promoter in Korea, was AWESOME! I had such a great time and great show that if we could come back again in three weeks on the way home to the ...

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U.D.O.: Bordeaux Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. — the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider — performing the ACCEPT classic "Metal Heart" on October 23, 2007 in Bordeaux, France can be viewed below. U.D.O. has set "Metallized - 20 Years Of Metal" as the title of its upcoming "best-of" album, due in December via ...

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Chapter Two - VIKING SKULL

I didn't get too into the first VIKING SKULL record because of songs like "Unholy Ground" — swaggering cock-rockin' boogie numbers with phlegmy and strained vocals from one Roddy Stone, a roadie for RAGING SPEEDHORN (the band originally featured another roadie, Waldie, on bass, and members of that band filled out the lineup). After that ...

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U.D.O. To Release 'Best Of' Collection

U.D.O., the German band led by legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "best of" album on December 7 and the fans are invited to contribute to the song-selection process. To take part, send an e-mail with no more than three songs to [email protected] The deadline is September 15. U.D.O. and PRIMAL FEAR will ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Performs With STURM UND DRANG At Finnish Festival; Video Available

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined Finnish metallers STURM UND DRANG on stage at the VRock festival in Salo, Finland on August 25, 2007 for a rendition of the PRIEST classic "Breaking the Law". Watch video footage of the performance below (courtesy of www.kkdowning.net) (Windows Media required). As previously reported, U.D.O./ex-ACCEPT frontman Udo ...

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U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR: Scandinavian Dates Announced

U.D.O., the band led by legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, and PRIMAL FEAR will team up for a European co-headlining tour this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 13 - Geleen, Netherlands - Hanenhof Oct. 15 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz Oct. 16 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus Oct. 18 - Sevilla, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Vocalist Records Theme Song For DARIO ARGENTO's Latest Horror Epic

Grammy-nominated, British shock rockers CRADLE OF FILTH have delved towards a new level of darkness. Vocalist Dani Filth recently recorded vocals for the theme song to Dario Argento's latest horror/suspense opus "Mother of Tears: The Third Mother". The song, entitled "(She's) The Mother of Tears" was composed by Claudio Simonetti. Simonetti, a veritable legend among ...

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U.D.O. Recruits Temporary Bassist

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has tapped ex-VANIZE/MAJESTY bassist Marcus Bielenberg as the temporary replacement for Fitty Weinhold, who is currently unable to perform with the group "for private reasons." Bielenberg played with U.D.O. last weekend at the Granito Rock festival in Villalba, Spain and will do so again ...

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U.D.O. To Tour North America In Early 2008

U.D.O., the band led by legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will embark on a North American tour in January/February 2008. It is not presently clear if this will be a package tour or a solo trek. Exact cities and dates to be anounced. U.D.O. recently signed with Coallier Entertainment (TWISTED SISTER, SEBASTIAN BACH, BELLADONNA, W.A.S.P.) ...

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U.D.O.: Video Footage From SWEDEN ROCK Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. — the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — performing the ACCEPT classics "Restless and Wild" and "Son of a Bitch" at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 8, 2007 in Sölvesborg, Sweden has been posted at YouTube. A 23-minute audio interview with Udo Dirkschneider, ...

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Mastercutor - U.D.O.

You don't get mad when AC/DC or MOTÖRHEAD put out umpteen records with the most minor adjustments made to their sound, right? You like 'em dependable, you wanna be able to count on them churning out the rockers in their inimitable style, and you'd be weirded out if they tried anything really new. So why ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Romania's MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL

U.D.O., THE COLD EXISTENCE and DIRTY SHIRT have been confirmed for the Maximum Rock Festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: OVERKILL U.D.O. GRAVE DIGGER TO/DIE/FOR ORPHANED LAND IRON MAIDNEM (IRON MAIDEN tribute) INNER WISH EMERALD SUN URKRAFT BURNING POINT A 23-minute audio interview ...

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U.D.O.: 'Mastercutor' Enters German Chart At No. 39

U.D.O.'s new album, "Mastercutor", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 — the highest German chart position in the band's history. "Mastercutor" was released on May 18 via AFM Records. Several extra songs were recorded for the CD, with different territories getting their own bonus cuts. The Japanese edition of the ...

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DORO Celebrates 20 Years This Spring With 2-DVD Set And Tour

Locomotive Records celebrates two decades of DORO with the May 22 release of "20 Years: A Warrior Soul", a double-DVD visual treat filmed in state-of-the-art DVD9 format, plus bonus CD. The first disc is 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes documentary-styled concert footage of the "Metal Queen"'s triumphant Euro-Russian tour, 11 tunes in all, six from "Warrior ...

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NECROPHAGIST Drummer Schedules U.S. Clinics

Last week German death metal band NECROPHAGIST announced the addition of world-renowned drummer Marco Minnemann to its lineup. Minnemann will begin playing drums for NECROPHAGIST on the band's upcoming headlining North American tour, dubbed "Summer Slaughter Tour", also featuring labelmates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more. The "Summer ...

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U.D.O. To Release New EP In April

U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a new EP, entitled "The Wrong Side of Midnight", on April 27. The EP will include two versions of the title track as well as three non-album tracks. U.D.O. is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Mastercutor", ...

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