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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour With SIGGI SCHWARZ In Germany

Guitar legend Michael Schenker will be embarking on a short German tour with guitarist Siggi Schwarz and his band in Germany in mid-December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 17 - Winterbach/Stuttgart, GER @ Turnhalle Dec. 18 – Heidenheim, GER @ Karl-Rau-Halle Dec. 19 - Dillingen/Donau, GER @ Downtown Eventhalle The band lineup for these ...

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MANOWAR To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS?

Will MANOWAR sign a new record deal with Sanctuary Records following their recent split with the Nuclear Blast label? According to legendary '80s A&R executive John Kalodner, who signed the group to Geffen and who is currently employed at Sanctuary, there is more than just a remote possibility that the two parties will work together ...

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SUBSONIC Launch Official Web Site

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, have launched ther official web site at this location. SUBSONIC's sophomore album, "No Such Soul", was released last week through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) is available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, ...

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Drummer: VAN HALEN To Begin Work On New Album

VAN HALEN drummer has tried to put rumors of the band's demise to rest, denying that internal tensions have taken their toll. Speaking to the Wichita Eagle, Alex said, "Our disagreements are about our music." The band plan to take a break after the tour and then enter the studio to begin work on a ...

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TESTAMENT: 1989 'Bootleg' Live DVD Now Available

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are currently offering the second live "bootleg" in DVD format for sale in the "Merch" section of the group's official web site. "Testament - Live at Santa Monica Civic December 16, 1989" was filmed in Santa Monica, CA during the band's tour in support of their third album, "Practice ...

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SCENES Sign With ESCAPI

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have inked a two-album deal with Escapi. The group's full-length debut, "Call Us At the Number You Provide", will be released on January 24, 2005. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by ...

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REQUIEM AETERNAM: Release Date For New Album Confirmed

Melodic black metal band REQUIEM AETERNAM, originally from Uruguay but currently based in New York, will release their new album, "Philosopher", in North America on December 1 through ICorp. A South American release on December 15 via Rawforce Productions is expected. "Philosopher" was recorded at Big Blue Meenie studios and features a guest appearance by ...

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SCENES Complete Work On Debut Album

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have completed work on their full-length debut. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, ARK, UFO) at his Area 51 Studio. "Dirk Thurisch (ANGEL DUST, MERCURY TIDE) as ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Issues European Tour Report

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has issued the following tour report: "Hey everybody, we're back from the European tour, so I figured it would be a good time to give a report of how things went. "The last time you heard from us, we had just begun the Scandinavian portion of the tour. Everything wound ...

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HAVOCHATE: Former HADES Drummer Joins The Fold

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced the addition of drummer Ron Lipnicki (ex-HADES) to the group's ranks. HAVOCHATE are scheduled to release their sophomore effort before the end of the year in Europe and January 2005 in the U.S. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", ...

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ENTOMBED: Two DVD Releases On The Way

ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal webzine about the delayed U.S. release of the group's "Inferno" album and the band's Threeman Recordings label, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Live 4 Metal: For those unfamiliar the ENTOMBED label Threeman Recordings, here's your chance for ...

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LAMB OF GOD: Philadelphia Shows To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

LAMB OF GOD's Oct. 16 and 17 concert performances at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, PA will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. Behind-the-scenes footage taken throughout the current "Ashes of Wake" tour will also be included. "There is no better time or place — we love our fans in Philadelphia ...

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Report: KISS' Atlanta Concert Was Less Than 25 Percent Full

Hits Daily Double reports: "How bad was this summer’s touring season? At an Aug. 4 at an Atlanta amphitheatre that seats 18,389, veteran rockers KISS — used to doing big business — sold only 4,345 tickets, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of what observers are calling 'one of the slowest summers ever.' Despite ...

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LAMB OF GOD Schedule Vancouver In-Store

LAMB OF GOD will be holding an in-store signing at Scrape Records in Vancouver, B.C. on Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. This will be a great chance for the fans to get their CDs and merchandise signed, take pictures with the band, and have a chat with the boys. LAMB OF GOD are scheduled ...

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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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ORGY's 'Vague' Video Is A 'Smashing Success'

MVWire.com is reporting that ORGY's new music video for "Vague" has been a smashing success. "Vague" is currently #1 on the charts for rock/alternative music videos, according to CVC reports. "Vague" was directed by 1171 Production Group's Michael Sarna, who has worked with artists such as SMASHMOUTH, COUNTING CROWS, ANTHRAX, BLINK-182, and 50 ...

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VALKIJA To Release Debut Album In November

Italian power metallers VALKIJA will release their debut album, entitled "Avengers of Steel", on November 26 though Sonic Age Records. The CD was recorded June 10-22, 2004 at Versus Studios in Athens, Greece and features nine "power metal dynamites sung by the divine voice of female singer Zoraija, [who] brings back the golden days of ...

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JAGGERNAUT: Former HAMMERFALL Drummer To Remain In The Group

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, drummer Patrik Räfling (ex-HAMMERFALL) will remain a member of Sweden's JAGGERNAUT, according to a posting on the group's web site. However, due to an "unfortunate accident," Patrik will be temporarily replaced by Rickard Johansson. A replacement for guitarist Alex Räfling has yet to be named. JAGGERNAUT, who feature ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Founder Reunites With ALEX MARQUEZ In New Project

APOCALYPSE RISING members Alex Marquez (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DEMOLITION HAMMER, SOLSTICE) and Dennis Munoz (ex-SOLSTICE) have teamed up with MALEVOLENT CREATION founder Phil Fasciana and former MALEVOLENT CREATION drummer Gus Rios in an as-yet-unnamed new band. Alex will be handling the vocal duties in this project. Phil and Alex will be reuniting for the first time ...

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ANTHRAX Give The Power To The People On 'The Greater of Two Evils'

ANTHRAX's upcoming collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs performed by the band's current lineup, entitled "The Greater of Two Evils", is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 23 via Sanctuary. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Deathrider 02. Metal Thrashing Mad 03. Caught In A Mosh 04. A.I.R. ...

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JAGGERNAUT Part Ways With Drummer, Guitarist

Sweden's JAGGERNAUT have parted ways with drummer Patrik Räfling (ex-HAMMERFALL) and his guitarist brother Alex. Replacing Patrik behind the kit is Rickard Johansson, who is described by the rest of the group as "not only a formidable drummer, but also gifted with great musical sense." A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. JAGGERNAUT, who ...

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