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PRIMAL FEAR Lay Down Cover Tracks, Announce Upcoming Live Dates

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR was in the recording studio over the weekend and recorded two new songs for forthcoming tribute samplers to LED ZEPPELIN (Locomotive Records) and a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album to be released through the Nuclear Blast label. In other news, PRIMAL FEAR will play only one exclusive Open Air ...

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SQUEALER Support JUDAS PRIEST at German Dates

Germany's SQUEALER will support JUDAS PRIEST at the following dates on their upcoming European tour: Mar. 15 Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle Mar. 20 Hannover, GER @ Capitol Mar. 22 Dresden, GER @ Schlachthof Mar. 23 - Stuttgart, GER @ Philharmonie Mar. 25 - Frankfurt, GER @ Hugenottenhalle Mar. 26 - Nrnberg, GER @ Stadthalle Frth ...

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PANTERA's ANSELMO: "Enough Is Enough"

PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has sensationally hinted to the Dutch Aardschok magazine that he may quit the Texas metal act before another studio album is recorded. In the March 2002 issue of the publication, Anselmo states that “PANTERA was my home for many, many years. I don't have a problem with anyone in the band. ...

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MICK TUCKER: July 17, 1947 — February 14, 2002

Former SWEET drummer Mick Tucker passed away around noon today (February 14th) from complications brought on by the leukemia he survived five years ago. Tucker had become unwell last Friday and had informed friends he was going to see the doctor, but was then admitted to the hospital on Saturday, February 9th — the anniversary ...

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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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MANOWAR: We'll Die In The Name Of Metal!!

More information has surfaced about the upcoming MANOWAR studio album, entitled Warriors Of The World, which is scheduled to be released in Europe on Monday, May 27th through Nuclear Blast Records. During a February 9th press conference held at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, where the album was mixed, members of MANOWAR discussed the making of ...

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Judas Christ - TIAMAT

Never known as the easiest band to listen to or digest, Sweden's TIAMAT have boldly forged their own musical path over the course of six full-length efforts—a journey that has seen the group evolve from a fairly derivative-sounding metal act to one of the most unique and uncompromising groups on the heavy rock scene. Although ...

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EXODUS Confirm Upcoming Live Appearances

Since vocalist Paul Baloff's tragic passing last Saturday, there has been much debate and speculation as to what the near future holds for EXODUS. At this time, these are the only shows that the group, featuring Baloff's replacement Steve Zetro Souza on vocals, are officially confirmed to be playing: Feb. 09 - Anaheim, CA @ ...

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HALFORD's New Album To Include All-Acoustic Track

HALFORD's as-yet-untitled sophomore studio release will include an all-acoustic track accompanied by no other instrumentation except for the voice of mainman Rob Halford, according to a transcript of yesterday's online chat with the former JUDAS PRIEST singer. HALFORD are currently finishing up the recordings for the long-awaited release and have begun mixing the already-completed tracks ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Online Chat Scheduled For Tomorrow

JUDAS PRIEST will chat live on USA Today.com on Friday, February 8th, at 2:00 PM Eastern. Vocalist Ripper Owens and guitarist K.K. Downing are scheduled to participate. To access the JUDAS PRIEST live chat and to submit questions, click here. The general live chat section of USA Today.com can be accessed at

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ARCH ENEMY Finalize Japanese EP, Confirm Santiago Gig

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY, featuring German vocalist Angela Gossow, will issue a special EP, entitled Burning Angel, to coincide with the group's Japanese tour in March. The track listing is as follows: 01. Burning Angel (album version) 02. Lament of A Mortal Soul (unreleased song from Wages Of Sin sessions) 03. Starbreaker (JUDAS PRIEST coverrecorded in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard at this and ...

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RACER X Start Work On New CD

L.A. shred kings RACER X, featuring guitarist Paul Gilbert (ex-MR. BIG), vocalist Jeff Martin (ex-BADLANDS, BLACK SYMPHONY), drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and bassist John Alderete (ex-THE SCREAM), are hard at work on material for the group's next studio CD, which they hope to record this summer for a late 2002 release. The group have ...

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TIAMAT Offer "Drunken Demo Songs" In Special Edition Of Latest CD

The limited box edition of TIAMAT's latest CD, entitled Judas Christ, will include the brand new “Vote For Love” video as an enhancement track, plus two “drunken demo songs”: “Sixshooter” and “However You Look At It You Lose”. In addition, it will include a poster and a sticker. In other news, TIAMAT's “Vote For Love” ...

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Abigail II: The Revenge - KING DIAMOND

Having been a huge fan of MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND's recorded output from the earliest days of the two bands' respective careers, I am more than a little perplexed by the path mainman King Diamond has chosen to follow during most of the '90s and going into the 21st century. Whereas MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND's ...

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New HALFORD Track To Be Heard On VH1's "Forever Wild"

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford will be interviewed by host Sebastian Bach (of SKID ROW fame) on VH1's Forever Wild show tomorrow night at 10 PM. The interview, which took place last at the Los Angeles studio where HALFORD are currently working on a new CD, will include an audio snippet ...

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