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AVANTASIA's "The Metal Opera Part II" Due In October

The long-awaited second part of EDGUY main man Tobias Sammet's all-star project, AVANTASIA, will be released in North America in October. "I am proud to say that in between touring and sleeping a bit I managed to finish the last chapter of my huge dream," Tobias recently said. "It was really exciting to get back ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Embark On US Tour In Late Summer

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Has Fallen Completely Apart

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar told the syndicated radio show Rockline this week that the Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex were initially approached last year to stage a tour with both former frontmen, but they rejected the idea. "I think if they could do anything right now they would have done it," Hagar ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Record Live CD/DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto's performance at The Gods 2002 show in Bradford, UK on Sunday, June 2nd will reportedly be recorded for a live CD and DVD to be released later this year. Soto's backing band for the show will consist of guitarist Howie Simon (i.e. KEN TAMPLIN), drummer ...

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CODESEVEN Announce Upcoming Gigs

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have lined up the following shows during May/June: May 17 – Charlotte, NC @ Manifest May 18 – Winston. NC @ Ziggys (CD release party) May 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Boiler Room (w/HASTE) May 31 – Melbourne, FL @ The Tab Jun. 01 – Davie, FL @ Club Q CODESEVEN's The ...

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Ex-NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL Frontman Lines Up West Coast Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport, have lined up the following gigs during the coming weeks: Apr. 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (w/STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT) May 05 Berkeley, CA @ Lanesplitter May 05 San Francisco, CA @ Covered Wagon Saloon May 06 San Francisco, CA @ ...

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MISDEMEANOR To Support FU MANCHU

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will be supporting FU MANCHU at the following dates: Apr. 15 – Paris, FRA @ Divan DuMonde Apr. 16 – Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat Apr. 17 – Brussels, BEL @ VK The group's self-titled debut album, which was produced by ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid, was released in Scandinavia on April 8th. ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK: Upcoming Live Appearances Announced

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS at the following venues during April: Apr. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room Apr. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Old Miami Apr. 13 – Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's Apr. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop Apr. 18 – Erie, ...

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ENTOMBED Cancel US Tour Due To Family Emergency

Due to an emergency in bassist Jörgen Sandstrom's family, ENTOMBED have cancelled their upcoming US tour with HYPOCRISY (originally set to start on May 9th) and are hoping to reschedule the dates for June/July. In light of the fact that the original trek was set to feature a temporary replacement for guitarist Alex Hellid (who ...

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Former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL Frontman Announces Further Live Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport, have lined up the following gigs during April/May: Apr. 21 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill (w/HELIOS CREED, TOTI MOSHI) Apr. 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (w/STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT) May 05 San Francisco, CA @ Covered Wagon Saloon ...

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MISDEMEANOR Set Release Date For Debut CD

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will release their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label (via an affiliation with GMR Music) on April 8th. In the meantime, you can download clips of three cuts from the album—“Parashoot”, “Let Me Know” and “The Beer Hunter”—from this location. MISDEMEANOR will support ...

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THEORY OF RUIN March Live Appearances Announced

San Francisco's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport, will perform the following gigs during March: Mar. 01 San Francisco, CA @ Kimo's (w/400 BLOWS) Mar. 08 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill (w/DEAD LOW TIDE, PLEASURE FOREVER) As previously reported, THEORY OF RUIN have just completed work on their ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has lined up the following live appearances during the coming weeks: JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS Feb. 14 – New York, NY @ Tobacco Road Feb. 21 – Washington, D.C. @ Bohemian Caverns Feb. 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Café Tatoo ROB EVAN w/ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Feb. 15 – New York, ...

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New CODESEVEN Tracks Posted Online!

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have made available two tracks, “The Rescue” and “Southie”, taken from their upcoming The Rescue CD, for download at this location. The Rescue was produced by former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport and is due to be issued through The Music Cartel in May. ...

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THE SABIANS MP3s Available For Download

THE SABIANS, featuring ex-SLEEP members Chris Hakius and Justin Marler, have made available for download two tracks from their upcoming debut CD at this location. THE SABIANS' debut album, entitled Beauty For Ashes, was produced by former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport (i.e. AT THE DRIVE IN, WILL HAVEN, MELVINS) and will be released worldwide ...

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SOULFLY: Seek And Strike!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOULFLY TAKE BREAK FROM THE STUDIO FOR CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH STATIC-X Phoenix, AZ - Max Cavalera and the SOULFLY tribe are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio effort to be released late Spring 2002. In the meantime, SOULFLY will be heading out on the road on a co-headlining stint ...

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THEORY OF RUIN New MP3 Up For Grabs

San Francisco's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport, have made available for download a new track entitled Asleep At The Wheel. The song in question comes from the group's soon-to-be-released debut full-length CD, which was just recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios for a late spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label (not ...

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CODESEVEN Come To "The Rescue" Later Than Expected

North Carolina's CODESEVEN may be forced to push back the release of their latest CD, entitled The Rescue, as a result of the group's label The Music Cartel having secured a new distribution agreement with Caroline Records. As previously reported, The Rescue was produced by former FUDGE TUNNEL/NAILBOMB frontman Alex Newport. ...

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ENTOMBED's Hellid Directs ORANGE GOBLIN Video

ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid has directed the video for the ORANGE GOBLIN track Monkey Panic from the latter group's latest CD, entitled Coup De Grace, which is due to be issued through Rise Above Records on February 25th. As previously reported, Coup De Grace was produced by former KYUSS/current UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder and includes ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Gets Jazzy

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will appear with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO and Broadway star Rob Evan (of Jekyll & Hyde and Les Miserables fame) at Arci's Place in New York City on January 21st and January 28th. They will perform “modern jazz interpretations of Broadway, rock, and popular music set in the intimate and ...

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Hellid-Produced MISDEMEANOR To Issue Debut CD In March

The first release via the recently-announced arrangement between ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label and GMR Music will be the long-awaited self-titled debut from Stockholm all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR. Produced by Hellid, the CD is said to contain music rooted in such influences as BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, and is presently ...

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