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TESTAMENT: New 'Bootleg' DVD Showcases Original Lineup

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering a new "bootleg" in DVD format for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live at the Country Club, Los Angeles, CA" was filmed by Walter Morgan of Deadly Embrace Productions on October 6, 1989 and features the band's original ...

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NIGHTMARE: New Album Update

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have issued the following update on the recording sessions for their fifth album, "The Dominion Gate", tentatively due in October via Regain Records. "We've just finished all the recordings of the drums and everything is fine so far... We will start guitars and bass next week and this evening, we will ...

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HOLY MOSES To Perform In Afghanistan

German thrashers HOLY MOSES and AC/DC tribute band DIRTY DEEDS (featuring Alex Kraft from DESPERADOS and ONKEL TOM) will perform in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 27, 2005. HOLY MOSES' new album, "Strength Power Will Passion", is scheduled for release on May 23 via Armageddon Music/Soulfood. 22 songs and over 80 minutes of music were reportedly ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Guest On VARGAS BLUES BAND CD

According to a posting on Glenn Hughes' (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) official web site, Hughes recently did a session with the VARGAS BLUES BAND or their new album called "Love, Union, Peace". Other artists appearing on the CD include Jack Bruce (CREAM), Alex Ligertwood (SANTANA), Elliot Murphy, Devon Allman, Reese Wynans (SRV'S DOUBLE TROUBLE). The ...

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RUINS: New Song Available For Download

Australian black metallers RUINS, who feature in their ranks multi-instrumentalist Alex Pope on vocals, guitars and bass, alongside drummer David Haley from PSYCROPTIC and THE AMENTA, have finalized the track listing for their full-length debut, "Spun Forth As Dark Nets", due in June via Neurotic Records. The CD was recently mastered by Tue Madsen at ...

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SEPULTURA: Photos From DVD Shoot Posted Online

The following message was posted at SEPULTURA's official web site regarding the group's DVD shoot, which took place Sunday (April 3) in their hometown of São Paulo, Brazil: "The fans have been waiting for this show for a long, long time. SEPULTURA was going to record their first show in almost 15 years since the ...

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ARMANI DEATH MACHINE To Record New CD In June

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers ARMANI DEATH MACHINE will enter the studio in June to record the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their debut CD, "Geared". Songtitles set to appear on the release include "Concrete", "Get Right", "Flat Line", "Pretense", "Tomorrow's Assassin", "Tixeon", "Putresence", "BIOB" and "Manipulation". ARMANI DEATH MACHINE consists of: Greg Carrillo – Turntables, Samples, Keyboards Alex ...

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THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND Begin Work On Debut Album

U.S.-based hard rock act THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND are currently recording their self-titled debut album in Los Angeles. The sessions are being engineered by Mike Milchner at Piranha Studios. The lineup for the album is as follows: Robert Soeterboek (AYREON) - Vocals Alan Cotton (MAESTRO ALEX GREGORY) - Guitar Mike Davis (HALFORD) - Bass Butch ...

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MOONSTONE: More Audio Samples Posted Online

MOONSTONE, the project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini, has posted several new samples from the upcoming CD at the official web site, www.moonstone.it. Described as "genuine British-oriented '70s classic rock," not a million miles removed from the likes of FREE, JIMI HENDRIX and DEEP PURPLE, the album features guest appearances by an all-star ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist PETERSON: ' I Woud Love To Write With ALEX SKOLNICK Again'

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson recently spoke to Sweden's Metalshrine.se about the new DRAGONLORD CD and TESTAMENT's upcoming reunion tour with guitarist Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian and drummer Louie Clemente. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Metalshrine.se: How come you ended up [recording the new DRAGONLORD CD] in Gothenburg [Sweden]? Eric ...

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Dutch Death Metallers SINISTER Rumored To Have Reformed

According to Rockezine, word has it that Dutch death metallers SINISTER have reformed with the following lineup: Aad Kloosterwaard (vocals), Paul Beltman (drums, ex-JUDGEMENT DAY) and Alex Paul (bass/guitar). The band are also rumored to be planning a new album for Nuclear Blast Records, with whom they re-signed back in 2002 (after a one-album stint ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Comments On 'Reunion' Tour

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has issued the following statement regarding the band's upcoming "reunion" tour: "Well, it is really happening. Alex [Skolnick], Greg [Christian], Johnny [Tempesta], Eric [Peterson], me and Louie [Clemente], we are joining together to play some shows in Europe in May and a few in the U.S. in June. We are all ...

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NIGHTMARE Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have inked a deal with Regain Records. The band, who were recently joined by 23-year-old, ex-DARK LIGHT guitar virtuoso Franck Milleliri (who replaces co-founding member, Nicolas De Dominicis), will enter Soundsuite Studio with Norwegian producer Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, SIRENIA) on April 11 to begin recording their fifth studio album, tentatively titled ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Reunion' Tour Dates Announced

TESTAMENT lead vocalist Chuck Billy and founding guitarist Eric Peterson will be joined by original guitar player Alex Skolnick and original bassist Greg Christian (HAVOCHATE) for a 10-date European run in May. Handling the drums on the upcoming trek will be either previous TESTAMENT drummer Johnny Tempesta (HELMET, ex-ROB ZOMBIE) or the group's original skinsman, ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist: 'If We Do Another Record I'd Rather Have The Original Lineup'

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the new DRAGONLORD CD and TESTAMENT's upcoming reunion tour with guitarist Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian and drummer Louie Clemente. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: There's just been some classic TESTAMENT footage released on DVD for the first time. How ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Album Begins To Take Shape

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "After a lot of listening and editing, the basic structure of our 11th album is getting together slowly but surely. After the turbulence of the last year, none of us has known what to expect when going into the studio. "We ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Schedule Dates In Texas

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, head from New York to Texas for an appearance at Austin's annual South By Southwest Music Festival, along with concerts in San Antonio and Houston. The group's SXSW showcase is on Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. at Flamingo Cantina (515 E. ...

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SCENES To Release Debut Album This Month

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, will release their full-length debut, "Call Us At the Number You Provide", in Europe on March 21 via Escapi. A U.S. release will follow in April. The CD was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September ...

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