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STRYPER: Australian Tour Pushed Back To August

STRYPER's previously announced 25th anniversary tour of Australia scheduled for early April has been moved to August. The new dates for the tour are as follows: Aug. 25 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboard the Venue Aug. 26 - Sydney, Australia - The Metro Theatre Aug. 28 - Brisbane, Australia - The Hi Fi Brisbane All ...

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HAIL!: New Video Footage Of New York City Concert Posted Online

DIGImmortalPhoto has uploaded quality video footage of HAIL! — the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) — performing a cover version of the PANTERA classic "Mouth For War" on January 26 ...

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STRYPER: KISS Classic Added To Covers Album

Christian hard rockers STRYPER have added KISS' "Shout It Out Loud" to the list of songs they are recording for their upcoming album of covers, to be released later in the year. The CD will include STRYPER's renditions of the following classics: * JUDAS PRIEST - "Breaking The Law" * IRON MAIDEN - "The Trooper" ...

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DOUG PINNICK To Appear At KEITH SLACK Benefit Concert

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore has posted the following message on his official web site: "My friend Keith Slack (ex-MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP singer and solo artist) broke his hip after jumping off his drum riser and just had major hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, Keith didn't have insurance to cover his medical costs. For those of you ...

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WHITE WIZZARD Guitarist Interviewed On 'Mars Attacks'

Guitarist Erik Kluiber of the Los Angeles-based traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD was the featured guest on a recent edition of the "Mars Attacks" radio show with host Victor M. Ruiz. You can now stream the interview using the audio player below. WHITE WIZZARD has confirmed a U.K. tour with German melodic metallers EDGUY. The ...

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STRYPER Begins Recording Covers Album

Christian hard rockers STRYPER entered the studio yesterday (Saturday, March 6) to begin recording an album of covers, to be released later in the year. The CD will include STRYPER's renditions of the following classics: * JUDAS PRIEST - "Breaking The Law" * IRON MAIDEN - "The Trooper" * SCORPIONS - "Blackout" * OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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CAULDRON, BONDED BY BLOOD Interviewed On 'Ragnarok Radio'

Canadian traditional metallers CAULDRON and Pomona, California thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD were interviewed for episode 48 of the "Ragnarok Radio" podcast (web site). The podcast is now available for streaming using the audio player below. CAULDRON's "Chained Up In Chains" video can be viewed below. Shot during the recently completed "Waste The World" ...

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THE QUIREBOYS: More Acoustic Dates Announced

2009 saw THE QUIREBOYS, everyone's favorite lovable rogues, play 103 shows in 16 countries in support of the 20th anniversary of their debut album, "A Bit Of What You Fancy". You might expect them to be taking time off in 2010. Not a chance. Instead, March sees THE QUIREBOYS deliver their long threatened, much-anticipated acoustic ...

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STRYPER To Pay Tribute To Its Influences On Upcoming Album

Guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER has issued the following update: "I wanted to outline some more details regarding the new STRYPER record. "We grew up listening to many different styles of music and there is a list of bands that influenced us throughout our musical education. Bands like JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, ...

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Drummer DANIEL ZIMMERMANN Quits FREEDOM CALL

In an exclusive, yet-to-be-published interview with Greece's Rockpages.gr web site, Daniel ZimmermannGAMMA RAY drummer and a founding member of FREEDOM CALL — revealed that he has decided to leave FREEDOM CALL due to a conflicting schedule with GAMMA RAY. FREEDOM CALL has already found a replacement drummer and plans on making ...

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HAIL!: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Foxboro Photo Shoot Posted Online

On January 27, photographer Jeremy Saffer did a photo shoot with HAIL! — the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) — in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot can be ...

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HAIL! To Play Dates In Turkey, Estonia, Finland Without DAVID ELLEFSON

HAIL!, the all-star band whose most recent incarnation included bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), has issued the following update: "Big news hit the metal world this week as our bassist and friend, David ...

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WHITE WIZZARD To Tour U.K. With EDGUY

Los Angeles-based traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD has confirmed a U.K. tour with German melodic metallers EDGUY. The trek will mark WHITE WIZZARD's first official U.K. tour following the band's first and only U.K. show at the Earache Records Christmas party in London on December 17. WHITE WIZZARD is also set to appear at Hammerfest ...

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HAIL! Interviewed On 'Eddie Trunk Live'; Audio Available

HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), was interviewed on this past Monday's (January 25) edition of "Eddie Trunk Live" on Sirius (channel 19) / XM Radio (channel 53). The ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: 'Over The Top' Video Released

"Over The Top", the new video from Los Angeles traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD, can be viewed below. The clip sees WHITE WIZZARD trade their axes for guns, as the five members turn into rugged outlaws and bring true heavy metal to the wild west. Filmed with director Dave Vorhes, the video strays from today's ...

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BONDED BY BLOOD To Enter Studio Next Week

Pomona, California thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD will enter the studio next week to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to their 2008 debut, "Feed The Beast". On February 1, the young thrash disciples will begin their sessions in Phoenix, Arizona at Highland Recorders. They will later migrate to nearby Stealth Sound for additional work. Producing the ...

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HAIL!: Video Footage, Photos Of New York City, Foxboro Shows Available

HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), played its first two U.S. shows earlier this week — on Tuesday, January 26 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New ...

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OVERKILL, ANTHRAX, SAVATAGE Members Perform With HAIL! In New York City

Kevin Alba from MetalAsylum.net has submitted the following report: HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), played its first U.S. show last night (Tuesday, January 26) at B.B. ...

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UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE Shares A Few Licks

Video footage of UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore talking about what modes he likes to use and playing a few licks in each one, in different styles, can be viewed below. Vinnie Moore will embark on a solo tour of Europe in February. According to a posting on his official web site, "this is the first ...

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AM CONSPIRACY: The Story Behind The Album Cover

Stephen Jensen, the art director, photographer, and graphic designer and founder of F3 Studios in Crystal Lake, Illinois, created the cover artwork for the self-titled debut album from AM CONSPIRACY, the band fronted by former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones. Regarding how the design for the new CD was conceived, a posting on the ...

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WHITE WIZZARD: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On January 5, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with vocalist Wyatt Anderson of Los Angeles traditional metal heroes WHITE WIZZARD. The chat is now available for streaming below. "Over The Top", WHITE WIZZARD's full-length follow-up to the "High Speed GTO" mini-album, will be released in March via Earache Records. The CD ...

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