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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Singer Announces European Live Dates

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno and his all-Italian backing band, dubbed SCREAMING MONKEY (consisting of former members of the MAIDEN tribute band CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED), have announced the following live dates during the coming months: Feb. 26 – Thunderoad - Codevilla (PV), ITA Feb. 27 - Ju Bamboo - Savona, ITA Feb. 28 ...

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CHASTAIN: New Album Due In June

CHASTAIN's first CD since 1997's "In Dementia", entitled "In An Outrage", will be released in June through Leviathan Records. The band's eighth release features vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and original VICIOUS RUMORS members Larry Howe (drums) and Dave Starr (bass). Among the songtitles set to appear on the effort are the following: ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 03 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Mar. 05 – Loop - Oulu, FIN Mar. 06 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release ...

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ZEKE Complete Work On New Album

Relapse Records recording artists ZEKE have completed work on their forthcoming album, entitled "'Til the Livin' End". Recorded at Seattle's Sound House Studios with producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY) and mixed at Hanzek Studios, "'Til the Livin' End" is set for an April 6 U.S. release date via Relapse Records and Ryko Distribution and ...

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DESECRATION Confirmed For Germany's NRW DEATHFEST

Brutal Welsh death metallers DESECRATION are the latest act confirmed for NRW Deathfest, a two-day festival set to take place September 17-18 in Wermelskirchen (near Leverkusen), Germany. The complete list of bands currently set to appear at the festival is as follows: DESECRATION (Wales) IMMERSED IN BLOOD (Sweden) PURGATORY (Germany) DEPRESSION (Germany) IMPURE (Germany) JACK ...

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URKRAFT Complete Work On Debut CD

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT have finalized the track listing for their upcoming debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", due on March 8 through Germany's Cartel Media. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, RAUNCHY, 2TON PREDATOR). "Things went really well in the studio," the band write on their ...

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AC/DC Honored For 'Best Australian Single'

AC/DC have been chosen the winners of a contest to find the best Australian single, according to The Age. The long-running hard rockers were way out in front with their anthem "Highway to Hell" in a Virgin Radio poll in honor of Australia Day. INXS were in second place with "Need You Tonight" and MEN ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Sign With POISON ARROW RECORDS

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal masters NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have inked a deal with Poison Arrow Records. The group, who feature in their ranks the original guitar duo — Markku Jokikokko and Jukka Kyrö (BURNING POINT) — responsible for composing all of the group's early material, plus former ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW/current FOR MY PAIN vocalist ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video To Premiere On Finnish TV

THUNDERSTONE's video for the track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" will receive its world premiere on Finnish TV1 on Friday, January 23 at 6:36 p.m. local time as part of the "Top 40" show. "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at ...

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VANDENBERG To Be Featured In Dutch TV Program

Long-defunct Dutch hard rock outfit VANDENBERG, led by one-time WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, will be featured in a Dutch TV program called "Single Luck" this Friday, January 23. The brainchild of producer "Tonko Dop", the show focuses on bands that produced one world smash hit before reverting to relative obscurity, and this week's episode will ...

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ICED EARTH's RICHARD CHRISTY Offering Drum Lessons

ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy is currently accepting students in the Central Florida area. If interested, contact Richard at [email protected] Christy's band BURNING INSIDE will be performing a show in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 13. Venue details will be made available soon. BURNING INSIDE are in the process of completing their third studio album. ...

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KITTIE: New Music Posted Online

Canadian metal band KITTIE have decided to release two brand new songclips from their latest demo to give everyone a chance to sample some of their new material before it is recorded and released. Check it out (note: the titles attached to the songclips appear to have been mixed up): 01. Until the End (

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DIMEBAG, VINNIE PAUL: 'Dope-Fucked' PHILIP ANSELMO Can't Keep His Story Straight

Former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums) have slammed ex-bandmate Philip Anselmo over his assertions that he "wasn't the one" who wanted to end PANTERA, calling his claims "bullshit" and implying in no uncertain terms that Anselmo's alleged drug problem is largely to blame for the singer's often-bizarre public statements. During an ...

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IMMERSED IN BLOOD Confirmed For Germany's NRW DEATHFEST

Swedish brutal death metallers IMMERSED IN BLOOD have been confirmed for NRW Deathfest, a two-day festival set to take place September 17-18 in Wermelskirchen (near Leverkusen), Germany. Other bands on the bill are JACK SLATER, TRANSGRESSION, SARX, DEPRESSION, IMPURE, EXPOSED GUTS and AMBROSIA. 10 more bands will be announced during the coming months. For more ...

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Former HELSTAR Vocalist To Perform Special Show

Vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, SEVEN WITCHES) will play a special show at the 19th Hole Grill & Bar in The Woodlands, Texas this Saturday, January 17. According to a posting at Metal-Rules.com, "originally expected to perform were Rivera's current main act SEVEN WITCHES, however, a scheduling conflict surrounding their appearance in San Antonio ...

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AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK: More Unconfirmed Dates Leaked

More unconfirmed dates have been leaked for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in March. They are as follows: Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center Apr. 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre Apr. 18 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Apr. 22 – Hamilton, ...

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CONSPIRACY A.D.: Video Available For Download

Italian metallers CONSPIRACY A.D. have posted their recently completed video for the track "Bloody Revenge" at this location (.zip file, approx. 10 MB). "Bloody Revenge" comes off the group's forthcoming debut full-length album, "Humanity = Destruction ...The End Is Near", tentatively due in early February through Crash Music Inc. CONSPIRACY A.D.'s last release ...

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EDGUY To Play 'Secret' Club Show In Germany

A "secret" EDGUY show has been announced for January 21 or 22 in Cologne, Germany. The exact date of the show is expected to be announced later today at the group's official web site. EDGUY are going to play an exclusive "secret" show in Cologne's mini-club Underground that will be video-taped for the German music ...

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'The Sharon Osbourne Show' To Feature 'Tribute' To OZZY

Monday's (Jan. 12) episode of "The Sharon Osbourne Show" will feature a tribute to Ozzy Osbourne that chronicles the singer's life before and after the all-terrain vehicle accident that nearly killed him last month, according to the Associated Press. Osbourne, 55, fractured his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra when the 600-pound vehicle he ...

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URKRAFT To Release Debut CD In March

Danish thrash/death metallers URKRAFT will enter Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark on Friday (January 9) to begin recording their debut album, "Eternal Cosmic Slaughter", with producer Tue Madsen (MNEMIC, RAUNCHY, 2TON PREDATOR). A March 8 release through Germany's Cartel Media is expected. The tentative track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Blessed Be ...

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DOKKEN: 'Japan Live' DVD Set For Release Next Month

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will be issuing DOKKEN's live DVD, titled "Dokken: Japan Live '95", on Monday February 16, 2004. Originally filmed at Tokyo's Kosei Nenkin Hall on March 2, 1995, this "spectacular, adrenalin-pumped" live rock concert experience features the original DOKKEN lineup consisting of Don Dokken (vocals, guitar), George Lynch (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass, ...

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