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COVERED CALL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Swedish melodic hard rock band COVERED CALL — which features established members of the Swedish music scene, including founding member/drummer Ronny Svanströmer and Thomas Vikström (ex-CANDLEMASS, THERION) — has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS ...

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TRANSATLANTIC Reunites For New Studio Album

TRANSATLANTIC, the progressive rock "supergroup" comprised of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), Pete Trewavas (MARILLION), Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) and Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), has reunited after a seven-year hiatus to record a brand new studio album. The band began work on the CD in early April in Nashville and is expected to have it ...

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HARDLINE Singer To Guest On 'Allee Martell's Purrfect Timing'

HARDLINE/AXEL RUDI PELL vocalist Johnny Gioeli will be the special guest on Megarock Radio melodic hard rock program "Allee Martell's Purrfect Timing" today (Wednesday, April 15) at 8 p.m. EST. According to the show's hostess Allee Martell, the interview will be focused on "talking music and all about the new HARDLINE album." For more information, ...

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Original FEAR FACTORY Members Reunite

A brand new project has been formed featuring original FEAR FACTORY members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals). The band, which is rumored to also include bassist Byron Stroud (who played on the last two FEAR FACTORY albums in addition to touring and recording with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMERS HOLE) and legendary ...

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RAGE, DEATHSTARS, WITCHCRAFT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

RAGE, DEATHSTARS, VAINS OF JENNA, BABYLON BOMBS, INNOCENT ROSIE, WITCHCRAFT, FOUREVER, HINDENBURG and HOT LEG (featuring former THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins) have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABRAMIS BRAMA (S) AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN) AMON ...

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DIVINE HERESY: Arizona Shows Postponed

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal group led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, has been forced to pospone the first two dates (March 31 in Tucsco, Arizona and April 1 in Tempe, Arizona) of its previously announced West Coast mini-tour. "The band are currently trying to finish up their new album and have ...

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HARDLINE: New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has set an April 17 European release of the long-awaited new album from HARDLINE, entitled "Leaving the End Open". HARDLINE was formed when brothers Johnny (vocals) and Joey Gioeli (guitar), originally from the band BRUNETTE, teamed up with guitarist Neal Schon (JOURNEY). Signed by MCA as soon as Schon left BAD ENGLISH, with ...

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TAKARA Seeking Bassist, Drummer

U.S. rockers TAKARA are seeking a bassist and drummer for shows/tours and upcoming work on new album. The band says, "No session players/guns for hire. Looking for dedicated, seasoned players. Los Angeles/Southern California locals only. This is a great opportunity for the right guys. We have international recognition and a sizable following." Please send all ...

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DIVINE HERESY: New Tour Dates Announced

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, will embark on a short tour in March/April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 31 - The Rock - Tucson, Arizona Apr. 01 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, Arizona Apr. 02 - Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood, California Apr. ...

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HERO DESTROYED: 'Cause For Cancer' Video Posted Online

"Cause For Cancer", the new video from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's HERO DESTROYED, can be viewed below (courtesy of MetalInjection.net). The song comes off the band's recently released self-titled EP. The clip was produced and directed by Rick Mauck for Look Both Ways Productions and was shot at an abandoned shopping mall outside of Pittsburgh. HERO DESTROYED ...

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METALLICA's 'Death Magnetic' Wins 'Best Recording Package' GRAMMY

Turner Duckworth's design for METALLICA's album "Death Magnetic" was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Recording Package" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, which are being held tonight (Sunday, February 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominees in this year's "Best Recording Package" category were as ...

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DIVINE HERESY/Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Possum of Altitude conducted an interview with DIVINE HERESY/ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares at this year's NAMM show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the four-minute chat below. DIVINE HERESY's much-anticipated sophomore CD will be the group's first with new vocalist Travis Neal (THE BEREAVED, PUSHED). ...

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JOURNEY To Perform At SUPER BOWL XLIII Pre-Game Show

American rock sensation JOURNEY will help kick off Super Bowl XLIII as part of the pre-game festivities adjacent to Raymond James Stadium during the Super Bowl XLIII celebration in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 1 at 5:30 p.m. EST. JOHN LEGEND will also appear. More than 148 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's ...

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DIVINE HERESY Drummer Schedules NAMM Appearances

Drummer Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, ex-ALL THAT REMAINS, NILE, HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS) kicks off the New Year with a series of signings at the Axis Percussion and ddrum booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. See below ...

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DIVINE HERESY's DINO CAZARES Schedules NAMM Signings

Dino Cazares (DIVINE HERESY, ASESINO, FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) will attend this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. He will take part in signing sessions at the Ibanez Guitars and Seymour Duncan pickups booth on the following dates: * Friday, ...

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DIVINE HERESY To Enter Studio In February

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, is hard at work on material for its much-anticipated sophomore CD, the group's first with new vocalist Travis Neal (THE BEREAVED, PUSHED). The band plans on hitting the studio on February 1, once again with acclaimed producing team Dirty Icon ...

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DIVINE HERESY: Fort Worth Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of DIVINE HERESY's November 7, 2008 concert at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas can be viewed below (courtesy of "EdgeKrusher37"). DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, is hard at work on material for its sophomore album — the group's first with ...

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DIVINE HERESY: 'Bleed The Fifth' Video Posted Online

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based metal band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, is hard at work on material for its sophomore album — the group's first with Travis Neal on vocals. DIVINE HERESY plans on hitting the studio early next year once again with acclaimed producer Logan Mader (SOULFLY, MACHINE HEAD, GOJIRA, ...

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JOHN WAITE To Headline UK's Z ROCK 2009 Festival

JOHN WAITE has been confirmed as the headliner of the Z Rock 2009 festival, set to take place May 29-30, 2009 at JB's in Dudley, England. With a career that spans 30 years, John Waite is one of the most successful artists in the AOR/melodic rock genre. His career started with the BABYS who found ...

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New Track Featuring SLASH Part Of 'Gibson Presents: Hot Tones In High-Definition'

Gibson Guitar, the musical instrument manufacturer, has partnered with HDtracks to offer free, downloadable, high-definition music — a first of its kind collaboration for an instrument manufacturer. The exclusive offering to fans of Gibson Guitar, titled "Gibson Presents: Hot Tones in High-Definition", is a diverse collection of music performed by the world's best guitarists and ...

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TAKARA Prepares To Release 'Invitation To Forever'

U.S. rockers TAKARA will release their sixth album, "Invitation To Forever", on October 31 in Europe via SPV Records, and November 16 for the U.S. and the rest of the world through ProgRock Records. The LP will also be available directly from the band via its web sites and through all digital music stores. Commented ...

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