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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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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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