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PHANTOM-X To Open For DIO In Texas

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher along with guitarist Russell D. Contreras (TYR), bassist Glenn Malicki (STRANGERS) and drummer Danny White (ASKA), have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 21 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom (w/ DIO) Nov. 12 - Dallas, TX @ Indigo (Texas Invasion Tour) Nov. 13 ...

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TESTAMENT: 1988 'Bootleg' Live DVD Now Available

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering another live "bootleg" in DVD format for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live at the Omni 1988" was filmed at the Omni in Oakland, CA on December 30, 1988. "Testament - Live at the Omni 1988" (view cover ...

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WWIII Schedule Bakersfield Date

The reformed WWIII, featuring Vinnie Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO) on drums, Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO) on bass, Moni Scaria on guitar and Mandy Lion on vocals, will perform at Vinnie's Bar in Bakersfield, CA, on Saturday, October 30. For information and tickets, call (661)835-7444. Showtime will be 11:30 p.m. In other news, Mandy Lion will ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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TNT Singer To Begin Work On Solo Album

TNT singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey everyone. Hope you had a great summer. It's been a crazy couple of years. I thought I would start off with a recap and bring you all up to date. "In 2002 I released what will likely be the last of ...

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WAR & PEACE: JEFF PILSON Comments On Live Album Recording

WAR & PEACE mainman Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN/DIO) has commented on the recording of the band's upcoming live album, which took place on September 19 at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club in Liverpool, England. Said Pilson: "The live recording in Liverpool went extremely well, and I have no doubt that the ...

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QUIET RIOT Return With New Lineup, Live CD

QUIET RIOT, the band who introduced the world to their chart-topping album "Metal Health", are back after an eighteen month absence. Driven by vocalist Kevin DuBrow and powered by drummer Frankie Banali, both QUIET RIOT founding members, the band is now fueled by longtime QUIET RIOT contributing bassist Chuck Wright and energized with BEAUTIFUL CREATURES ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Involved In Van Accident

FIREBALL MINISTRY were involved in an accident when their van collided with a deer last week. Fortunately, no one in the band suffered injuries in the early-morning incident, except for the deer, which, unfortunately, did not survive the crash. The group's van sustained two thousand dollars' worth of damage, forcing the band to borrow multiple ...

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RUDY SARZO, BOBBY ROCK Among Guest Musicians On Upcoming MICHAEL ANGELO CD

Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE), Bobby Rock (SLAUGHTER), Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE, ex-CREED), Jim Gillette (ex-NITRO) and Doug Marks ("Metal Method" founder) are among the musicians scheduled to appear on the new solo CD from former NITRO guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, tentatively due in early 2005. In other news, Michael ...

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WAR & PEACE: U.K. Show Recorded For Upcoming Live Album

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, recorded their headlining appearance at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club, Liverpool on Sunday, September 19 for an upcoming live album. The band's set was an amazing trip through Pilson's remarkable career and included the following set list: 01. ...

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FEINSTEIN Working On First Music Video

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, ROYAL HUNT singer John West, and ex-FOGHAT/THE OUTLAWS bassist Jeff Howell, are working on their first music video, for the track "Regeneration". The clip will reportedly feature studio and live footage, including footage shot during the band's appearance at this year's Wacken ...

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MASTERPLAN Singer Says New Album Will Contain 'Very Progressive' Parts

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, recently entered Crazy Cat studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, SKINLAB) to begin recording their second album, tentatively due in early 2005 through AFM Records in Europe and ...

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ANTHRAX Change Title Of Upcoming CD

ANTHRAX have changed the title of their upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup to "The Greater of Two Evils" from the previously announced "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum". "What, no one speaks Latin any more?" ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian joked in a posting on the band's official web site. With ...

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MANDY LION To Support W.A.S.P. In Hollywood

WWIII/ex-WICKED ALLIANCE singer Mandy Lion will support W.A.S.P. on October 29 at the Key club in Hollywood, CA. Mandy will hit the stage at 10:00 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $27 dollars the night of the show or $20 dollars if you get them from Lion's web site ahead of time. As previously reported, the reformed ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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