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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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U.D.O To Play Israel For First Time

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dikschneider, have scheduled their first-ever live performance in Israel as part of the band's world tour in support of their latest album, "Mission No. X". The concert will take place at the Theatre Club in Tel Aviv on April 22. Tickets will go on sale ...

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LORDI Introduce New Members

Finland's LORDI have revealed their new outfits for the "Arockalypse" touring cycle. The new "meaner and leaner" look of the monstersquad sees the band introducing leather, metallic studs and — of course — foam rubber. The band wanted to have lighter and more flexible new costumes, with live appearances especially in mind. The faces have ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer, Guitarist To Guest On New LORDI Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French will be making guest appearances on the new album from Finland's LORDI, entitled "The Arockalypse". The CD, which is tentatively due in Germany on March 3, 2006 via Drakkar, will feature additional guest appearances by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider (on "They Only Come Out ...

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U.D.O.: More European Tour Dates Announced

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dikschneider, have announced more European dates in early 2006. The band's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jan. 06 - A - Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm Jan. 08 - A - Wien - Planet Music Jan. 09 - CH - Pratteln - Z7 Jan. 11 ...

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Slovakia's VINDEX Sign With CHAVIS RECORDS

Slovakian power/progressive metal band VINDEX have inked a deal with Chavis Records. The group's full-length debut, "Power Forge", is tentatively scheduled for release in December/January. According to a press release, "VINDEX delivers their brand of pure power metal laced with progressive elements driven by twin neo classical guitars. What makes VINDEX unique is the ...

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LORDI: Release Date Set For 'The Arockalypse'

Drakkar has set a March 3, 2006 release date for the new album from Finland's LORDI, entitled "The Arockalypse". The CD will feature guest appearances by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider (on "They Only Come Out at the Night") and ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (on "Snowing in Hell"). "Udo has my absolute favourite heavy metal ...

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ACCEPT Guitarist To Play One-Off Concert With SEBASTIAN BACH

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann has agreed to join former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach's solo band for a one-time-only appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on November 26. Hoffmann accepted the offer to play the show during Sebastian's live appearance on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio program on New York's ...

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DORO PESCH To Release New EP In November

German metal singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) will release a new EP, "In Liebe Und Freundschaft" (For Love and Friendship), on November 4 via AFM Records. The EP's title cut will be a first taste of Doro's upcoming album, tentatively titled "Warrior Soul", which is due on March 24, 2006. The complete track listing for the ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Planning More Russian Duets

German heavy metal veteran Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ACCEPT) will offer a special bonus to his Russian fans by recording two fantastic duets with hard rockers ANJ on the track "Pugachev" (from ANJ's new studio album, "100 Miles Straight Ahead") and pop stars FAKTOR-2 on the song "Cry Soldier Cry" (from the new U.D.O. full-length CD, ...

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German Singer DORO PESCH Makes Film Debut

German "metal goddess" Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has just finished shooting her very first movie in Switzerland and is said to be "very happy with the result." The movie, entitled "Anuk - The Path of the Warrior", was produced by Swiss director Luke Gasser and set for a theatrical release in in Switzerland, Austria and Germany ...

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DORO: 'Classic Diamonds' CD/DVD Receives U.S. Release

German metal goddess Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has just released her "Classic Diamonds" collection in the U.S. in CD/DVD formats via Locomotive Music. The CD features nine revamped Doro classics newly recorded by Doro with the help of THE METAL CLASSIC NIGHT ORCHESTRA, including such favorites as "I Rule The Ruins", "Metal Tango", "All We Are", ...

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U.D.O.: 'Mission No. X' To Arrive One Week Earlier

The release date for U.D.O.'s upcoming album, "Mission No. X" (AFM Records), has pushed forward to September 30 from the previously announced October 4. The follow-up to 2004's "Thunderball", "Mission No. X" marks the recording debut with the group of new drummer Francesco Jovino. Jovino joined the band last year as the permanent replacement for ...

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