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KISS: 'Rising Sun Tour '06' Merchandise To Premiere This Week

This month's four-city KISS tour of Japan has been dubbed the "Rising Sun Tour '06". KISS' official web site, KissOnline.com, will exclusively premiere all of the KISS Japan tour merchandise over the next several days leading up to the trek, which begins July 18 in Nagoya at Rainbow Hall. Currently available on the site is ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps ROY Z To Produce New Album

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has tapped Roy Z to produce his new solo album, "Angel Down", tentatively due in October via Spitfire Records. "Roy Z has produced albums for Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and many other bands, including his own TRIBE OF GYPSIES, who we are playing with in Japan!" says Sebastian. "Click ...

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EXILIA: 'Kill Me' Video Posted Online

EXILIA's video for their new single, "Kill Me", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). The clip, which was shot June 22 in Berlin, Germany, "deals with the violation of human rights and about pictures we come across daily on the news and which nearly made us indifferent towards what is ...

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EXILIA: New Single Sample Posted Online

A 96-second audio sample of the new EXILIA single, "Kill Me", has been posted online at this location (Real Media). "Kill Me" is the first single off the Italian female-fronted quartet's sophomore full-length album, "Nobody Excluded", due on July 21 via G.U.N./ BMG Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Unleashed", "Nobody Excluded" was produced ...

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EXILIA Set Release Date For Sophomore Album

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA will release their sophomore full-length album, "Nobody Excluded", on July 21 via G.U.N./ BMG Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Unleashed", "Nobody Excluded" was produced by Udo Rinklin and recorded by the infamous Resetti Brothers (Jörg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg), with Jeff Collier helping out with the vocal recordings. According to a ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Open For GUNS N' ROSES In Europe

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "Sometimes in life you make true friends. A true friend is someone whom you can see and then not see, but when you see them again, it is like no time has passed at all. A true friend is ...

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Warrior Soul - DORO

Listening to Doro Pesch at her prime is like watching a Jerry Bruckheimer movie. It's a larger-than-life, formulaic experience tailor-made to pull on the heartstrings and inspire the broadest emotions in the largest group of people. The diminutive Metal Queen knows her audience, and has had them eating from the palm of her hand for ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Confirmed For Japan's UDO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has been confirmed for the Udo Music Festival 2006, set to take place July 22-23 at Fuji Speedway in Mt. Fuji, Japan. Also scheduled to appear are KISS, ALICE IN CHAINS, PUSSYCAT DOLLS, STEVE VAI, GODSMACK, TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS, TRIBE OF GYPSIES, PORCUPINE TREE, SOFT, MORNINGWOOD, ...

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LORDI Perform Warm-Up Concert In Athens

Finnish hard rockers LORDI — who have been chosen to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest this year — performed at a "secret" gig Tuesday night (May 16) in Athens, Greece at the Underworld Club. The show — which was not open to the public — featured a six-song setlist, including the band's ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Confirm Japanese Tour Dates

The reunited ALICE IN CHAINS are scheduled to take part in one of Japan's biggest music festivals — the Udo Music Festival. Set over two days in two different locations, the Udo Music Festival features dozens of acts and about 50,000 concert-goers. And for the first time ever, AIC will be part of the madness. ...

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KISS: More Japanese Tour Dates Announced

KISS have confirmed two additional shows as part of their upcoming Japanese tour: July 18 at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya and July 20 at the Kokusia Center in Fukuoka. Tickets for the Nagoya show go on sale May 27. No details have been released yet about the on sale date for Fukuoka. KISS' Japanese tour ...

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LORDI Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Kick-Off Concert

Finnish hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest kick-off concert on Thursday, July 20 in Kreuth, Germany. More acts for the pre-festival party are expected to be announced soon. This year's Earthshaker Fest is scheduled to take place July ...

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ACCEPT Bassist To Open Music School

According to a posting on the ACCEPT fan site Schlared.com, ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes is in the process of opening up a music school called the Rockfactory. The grand opening is currently set for the last week in July. If you have any questions for Peter about his involvement with ACCEPT or his ...

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KISS: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

KISS will tour Japan this summer with a select string of dates just officially announced: Jul. 18 – Nagoya, JPN @ Rainbow Hall Jul. 20 - Fukuoka, JPN @ Kokusai Center Jul. 22 - Tokyo, JPN @ Udo Festival Jul. 23 - Osaka, JPN @ Udo Festival Commented KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, "The invitation to ...

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LORDI To Represent Finland In EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Finland's hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been selected as the Finnish representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest. LORDI won the Finnish national selection with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and will represent the country in the semifinal of the 51st Eurovision Song Contest ...

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MORTIIS Remasters Early Albums For Upcoming Reissue Campaign

Taking time out from writing and demoing for the planned 2006 follow-up to "The Grudge", MORTIIS spent Valentines Day, February 14 lovingly remastering the three early albums he calls "Era 1". MORTIIS flew to Nottingham, England and upgraded the following three classic early-period releases at Rubber Biscuit Studios: "Fodt Til A Herske" "Crypt Of The ...

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