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GOADED: Audio Samples Posted Online

GOADED (formerly DRIVEN), the California-based band featuring former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G and DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier, have released their new, self-titled CD via Tracy's Spooky G label. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Disclaimer 02. Stand 03. Feed the Fire 04. Bound 05. Flow 06. Headphones 07. ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will mark the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of this year's event will ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Seen Between The Lines' DVD Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming DVD release of TESTAMENT's classic "Seen Between the Lines" band documentary. A fan favorite for over a decade, "Seen Between the Lines" was originally released on VHS in 1991 and has been re-recorded in DVD format to enhance picture clarity and sound quality for today's TESTAMENT followers. "Seen ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist's 1984 Solo Album To Be Reissued On CD

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover's 1984 solo album "The Mask" is scheduled to be reissued on CD by Cherry Red. The album, which was available on CD via the Connoisseur label several years ago but has since gone out of print, will not include the bonus track "Unnatural", which had previously only appeared on the ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Drummer LARRY HOWE Returns To The Fold

San Francisco Bay Area power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been rejoined by drummer Larry Howe, according to a posting on the group's web site. An interview with Howe and VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe discussing Larry's return to the fold and what VICIOUS RUMORS have planned for 2005 will be posted on the band's site ...

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DIO Members To Appear At NAMM

The members of DIO will be making several appearances at the NAMM convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA this year. The entire band will be appearing on Friday, January 21 at the Dean Markley booth from 1-2pm, and then at Peavey from 2-3pm. On Saturday, January 22, guitarist Craig Goldy will ...

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TONY IOMMI Says BLACK SABBATH Show With ROB HALFORD Was OZZFEST Highlight

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi recently spoke to Revolver magazine about his recently released collaborative CD with singer Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), entitled "The 1996 DEP Sessions", and the possibility of a new SABBATH studio album, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Revolver: Any plans to work again with SABBATH? ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: First-Ever Single Auctioned On EBAY

Ronnie James Dio's first seven-inch single, "Lover / Conquest", was recently auctioned on eBay. The 1958 single, only 500 copies of which are believed to have been manufactured, was reportedly sold for over $200. As previously reported, Ronnie James Dio's first LP — a 1963 release by RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS entitled "Dio At ...

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DIO To Open For TWISTED SISTER In Puerto Rico

DIO have been confirmed to open for TWISTED SISTER at Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose M. Agrelot in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on February 18. In other news, DIO's latest album, "Master of the Moon", is scheduled to receive a Japanese release on January 21 via Victor. Although several Internet reports indicate that the Japanese ...

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MORGANA LEFAY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Swedish "heavy doom progressive" band MORGANA LEFAY have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best ...

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RIVERDOGS: Promotional DVD Now Available

A promotional DVD of the RIVERDOGS, featuring DEF LEPPARD/ex-DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell, is currently available for order via the group's official web site. The disc features interviews, studio/rehearsal footage, and clips of the reunion shows the band did in Southern California last summer. The site also offers a re-release of the much sought-after ...

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Former DIO Guitarist To Issue New Instrumental CD

Former DIO/WWIII guitarist Tracy G has set "Dr. Erector Pili" as the title of his new instrumental CD, tentatively due in April 2005. In other news, Tracy has completed work on the new CD from his DRIVEN project, which is now going under the GOADED moniker (reportedly due to the existence of several other groups ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

VIRGIN STEELE have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". To celebrate ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MOTÖRHEAD have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The band will bring the entire aeroplane stage-rig from the "Bomber" tour — a one-time event only at Sweden Rock. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Reunited Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS have been confirmed to appear at the 2005 installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 24-25 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. Bang Your Head!!! 2005 will be marks the festival's 10th anniversary and the theme of next year's event will be "The Best of Ten Years". ...

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TESTAMENT: 1999 'Bootleg' Live DVD Now Available

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering the third "bootleg" in DVD format for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live in Osaka Japan 1999" was filmed in Osaka, Japan during the band's 1999 "Riding The Snake Tour". "Testament - Live in Osaka Japan 1999" (view ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: First-Ever LP Auctioned On EBAY

Ronnie James Dio's first LP, a 1963 release by RONNIE DIO AND THE PROPHETS entitled "Dio At Domino's", was recently auctioned on eBay. The album, only 500 copies of which are believed to have been manufactured, was reportedly sold for over $360 to a U.S.-based collector. The songs that featured on the LP included "I ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE Hard At Work On New Album

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently at Killabrew Studios in Annandale, VA with producer Matt Crooks (DIVISION) recording their fourth album, "Netherworlds", for Germany's Remedy Records. The track listing for the CD includes: 01. Starshine 02. Netherworlds 03. Fortress 04. Casualty of Cruel Times 05. Tales of Submission 06. The Killing Kind ...

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ACCEPT, DIO, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Legendary German heavy metallers ACCEPT have been confirmed as the first headliners of the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: A.C.T. ACCEPT BLACKFOOT CRYSTAL EYES DIO HAMMERFALL HELIX HELLFUELED ...

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HALCYON WAY Begin Work On Full-Length Debut

Atlanta, GA-based progressive metallers HALCYON WAY are currently in the studio working on their full-length debut, entitled "A Manifesto For Domination". The group, who performed at the ProgPower V festival and were featured on the ProgPower V sampler CD, recently released the "Deliver The Suffering" EP. The band's sound can be described as "IN FLAMES ...

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CAGE To Open For SCORPIONS in California

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE have been selected to support the SCORPIONS and TESLA at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2004. CAGE will once again play the outdoors Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 6:45pm-7:30pm for a 45-minute set of pure American heavy ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM OWENS Completing Work On Solo Demo

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens is in the process of recording his first solo material with a view towards landing a record deal. "My demo is gonna be either three or four songs!" Owens told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Mixing it at Morrisound [studios in Tampa, Florida] right now with [producer] Jim Morris, then ...

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