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DEE SNIDER Says VAN HELSING'S CURSE's Second Season Will Be Bigger Than Last

VAN HELSING'S CURSE, the classical/rock music brainchild of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, is back this Halloween bringing its horror-inspired ambience to the stage throughout the month of October. Playing in select cities through October 31, Snider's masterpiece promises to, once again, take audiences through a visceral journey of the senses with a new haunting ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Pays Tribute To RANDY RHOADS On ICARUS WITCH CD

George Lynch, the LYNCH MOB/ex-DOKKEN axemaster best known for his fiery, melodic guitar leads and stylish post-Van Halen proto-metal rhythms on such classics as "Paris Is Burning", "Breaking The Chains", "Into The Fire", and "Dream Warriors", is making a rare special guest appearance on the new album by young traditional metal revivalists ICARUS WITCH. When ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New Album, DVD Update

The following update has been posted at SEVEN WITCHES' official web site: "The first big question: When the hell is the DVD coming out? "The DVD is finished and will be out worldwide in January, or you can pre-order it through Crash Music in November. The second big question: When the hell are the new ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist's Ford GT To Be Displayed At 2005 SEMA

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony's Ford GT will be on display at the Ford booth at the 2005 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV November 1-4. The GT will feature a set of one-off Bonspeed wheels and a new Borla exhaust. The YGD (Yamaha Custom shop) is also getting involved to create a special one-of-a-kind ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH: New Tour Dates Announced

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has announced the following solo dates in November: Nov. 11 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Waterfront Park Nov. 12 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Nov. 14 - Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live Nov. 25 - Saint Charles, MO @ Ameristar Casino Nov. 26 ...

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SPHERE OF SOULS Complete Work On Debut Album

SPHERE OF SOULS, the Dutch prog-metal formation featuring ex-SUN CAGED vocalist André Vuurboom, have completed work on their debut album, "From the Ashes". The CD is said to be of a conceptual nature and contains thirteen tracks encompassing a wide range of influences and styles. The music is being described in a press release as ...

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THE PROPHECY Continuing Work On 'Revelations'

Yorkshire, England-based doom/death metallers THE PROPHECY have announced that "Revelations", the follow-up album to the successful "Ashes" CD, is nearing completion. Unfortunately due to technical problems at Performance Studios, work on the album was delayed by five weeks. These problems have now been resolved and everything is back on track to have the album completed. ...

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THERION: Omaha Show Cancelled

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are at this moment travelling to Omaha for the show (in a fucking uncomfortable van with a trailer). We drove 'till 5 in the morning and continued to drive today after four hours of sleep and would have hade ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Talks About VAN HELSING'S CURSE Tour: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke to Doug Podell of Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM earlier this month about the upcoming tour by VAN HELSING'S CURSE, Snider's Halloween-themed classical/rock musical project which is bringing its spectral horror-inspired ambience to the stage in late October. Listen to the eight-and-a-half-minute interview at this location (Windows Media). ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Says Band Won't Do Next 'Rock Star' Show

Launch Radio Networks reports: Some people are wondering whether QUEEN will be the next band featured on the "Rock Star" TV series, but Brian May says forget about it. On the official BrianMay.com website, the guitarist wrote, "Ha! Apparently they are voting on us being in the next show?!!! Ha! Ha! Can you imagine? I ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST: On The Move

Former ANNIHILATOR bassist Russell Bergquist has posted the following message on his official web site: "Yo! I have not done an update since July and alot has happenned from then until now. First of all, I have been in the studio recording my own project. It is now almost all recorded. The only thing left ...

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KISS To Continue Touring Without Any Original Members?

Launch Radio Networks reports: Is an all-new KISS on the horizon, one that doesn't have any original members? It's possible, according to the band's manager. According to the New York Times, KISS manager Doc McGhee "has been toying with the idea of recruiting an entire band to...don the band's famous makeup." McGhee said, "KISS is ...

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STAIND, P.O.D., TAPROOT Gear Up For 'Fall Brawl' Tour

Flip/Atlantic recording group STAIND has weighed in with the announcement of a major headlining U.S. tour, dubbed the "Fall Brawl". The cross-country trek will find the band joining forces with Atlantic labelmates P.O.D. and TAPROOT, plus Texas rockers FLYLEAF, for what promises to be one of the season's most electrifying events. The itinerary is slated ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's 'Concerto Suite For Electric Guitar' DVD To Receive U.S. Release

Yngwie Malmsteen's "Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra" will receive its long-awaited North American release on DVD on November 1, 2005, via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The DVD was filmed in 2001 with the New Japan Philharmonic, conducted by Taizo Takemoto. It was initially released overseas only, and North American fans have eagerly awaited its ...

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SEVERE TORTURE: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Dutch death metallers SEVERE TORTURE will release their new album, "Fall of the Despised", on November 7 via Earache Records. SEVERE TORTURE — comprised of Thijs van Laarhoven (guitar), Marvin Vriesde (guitar), Seth van De Loo (drums), Dennis Schreurs (vocals) and Patrick Boleij (bass) — have steadily gained a reputation as one of the current ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, TOMMY ALDRIDGE And MICHAEL ANTHONY To Form New Band?

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) is in talks with veteran hard rock drummer Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT) about putting together a new project. "We'll see how the sessions go and if everything clicks like we hope that it will," Lynch recently said. "We're looking to pull Michael Anthony from VAN HALEN into ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 'Hypnotize' Track Listing Revealed

Six months after SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Mezmerize" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart, the uncompromising and outspoken quartet returns with "Hypnotize", part two of a promised two-album set. American Recordings/Columbia will release two versions of "Hypnotize", the band's fifth studio album, on November 22. Both the CD and DualDisc versions feature ...

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