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'Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives' Book Out Now

Finnish journalist and RAMONES webmaster Jari-Pekka Laitio Ramone's latest RAMONES book entitled "Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives" is the result of nearly five years worth of work. It is full of poignant stories that reflect what Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, as well as the rest of the RAMONES family have impacted their ...

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TARJA TURUNEN At Ukraine's GLOBAL EAST FEST; Video Available

Quality video footage of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's August 2, 2009 performance at the Global East Fest in Kiev, Ukraine can be viewed below (courtesy of Darkside.ru). Tarja Turunen's band for her Summer Storm 2009 Tour consisted of the following musicians: * Tarja Turunen - Vocals * Mike Terrana (MASTERPLAN, SAVAGE CIRCUS, ex-RAGE, YNGWIE ...

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PANTHEON I: 'Serpent Christ' Video Unveiled

Norwegian extreme metallers PANTHEON I have unveiled the video for "Serpent Christ" (see below), a track taken from the band's newly released album, "Worlds I Create". The clip, which shows PANTHEON I performing amidst scenes of bondage and torture, was directed by Espen Krukhaug, who also worked on the band's previous video, "Where Angels Burn", ...

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DELAIN: Quality Footage From Germany's AMPHI FESTIVAL Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN — the Dutch gothic rock/metal project founded by ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (brother of WITHIN TEMPTATION's Robert Westerholt) — performing at the Amphi Festival, which was held July 18-19, 2009 in Cologne, Germany, can be viewed below (courtesy of "privategwar2"). DELAIN has been confirmed as the headliner of ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Named 'Sexiest Female Metal Musician'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was named "Sexiest Female Metal Musician" by the visitors of the Metalhead.ro web site. More than 6,000 votes were cast, with Turunen narrowly beating out her NIGHTWISH replacement, Anette Olzon. The final results are as follows: 01. Tarja Turunen (ex-NIGHTWISH) 02. Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH) 03. Ailyn (SIRENIA) 04. ...

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WHYZDOM To Support DELAIN In France, Spain

French symphonic gothic ensemble WHYZDOM will support DELAIN on the following French and Spanish tour dates: Oct. 02 - Toulouse, FRA - Le Ramier Oct. 03 - Madrid, SPA - Ritmo y Compas Oct. 04 - Barcelona, SPA - Salamandra 1 Oct. 05 - Marseille, FRA - Le Poste a Galène Oct. 06 - Lyon, ...

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Former AFTER FOREVER Guitarist Launches ROCK JUSTICE

Dutch guitarist Bas Maas (AFTER FOREVER, DORO, TANK BUSTER JACK) has issued the following update: "As you may have already heard by now, AFTER FOREVER quit. After more than ten years we decided to part ways and concentrate on our own individual projects. However, this doesn't mean I plan to sit still. At the moment ...

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The Future Of SPV RECORDS

Hanover, Germany-based record company SPV (Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH) submitted an application to commence insolvency proceedings on May 25 — roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response to this, on May 27, the District Court of Hanover appointed the attorney Manuel Sack as the provisional insolvency administrator. According to SPV managing partner ...

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WHYZDOM To Release 'From The Brink Of Infinity' In September

French symphonic gothic ensemble WHYZDOM will release its debut album, "From The Brink Of Infinity", on September 21 via Ascendance Records. The label describes the CD in the following way: "Think of a huge orchestra and a massive symphonic choir intertwined with powerful riffs and enchanting melodies from a clear and passionate feminine voice, and ...

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HOLYHELL: New Album Samples Available

Female-fronted metallers HOLYHELL have posted audio samples of most of the songs that appear on their debut album, which has just been released via MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label. Already prominent players in the metal scene, HOLYHELL's "Apocalypse" EP landed on the German chart after selling over six thousand copies in a matter ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: More Quality Footage Of Bucharest Concert Available

Metalhead.ro has uploaded quality video footage (see below) of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's June 22, 2009 concert in Bucharest, Romania. Tarja Turunen's band for her Summer Storm 2009 Tour consists of the following musicians: * Tarja Turunen - Vocals * Mike Terrana (MASTERPLAN, SAVAGE CIRCUS, ex-RAGE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Drums * Maria Ilmoniemi - ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Fan-filmed video footage of former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen performing a new song, "If You Believe", on June 22, 2009 in Bucharest, Romania can be viewed below. Tarja Turunen's band for her Summer Storm 2009 Tour consists of the following musicians: * Tarja Turunen - Vocals * Mike Terrana (MASTERPLAN, SAVAGE CIRCUS, ex-RAGE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: 'Call Me' Video Released

IN THIS MOMENT's video for the band's cover of the BLONDIE classic "Call Me" can be viewed below. As members of Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT prepare themselves to spend their entire summer as part of this year's Warped Tour lineup, the group returns with a new offering, "The Dream (Ultra-Violet Edition)", which features their ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Interviewed In Bucharest; Video Available

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen was interviewed by Metalhead.ro on June 21, 2009 in Bucharest, Romania. Watch the eight-minute chat below. Turunen kicked off her "Summer Storm" tour on June 20 in Budapest, Hungary. Tarja's band for her Summer Storm 2009 Tour consists of the following musicians: * Tarja Turunen - Vocals * Mike Terrana ...

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ROYAL HUNT Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Denmark-based hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have parted ways with bassist Per Schelander and have replaced him with Andreas Passmark (NARNIA, ROB ROCK, E-TYPE). Commented Schelander, "After four rollercoaster years of music, laughter and good memories I have to leave ROYAL HUNT. The reason is that I simply can’t (due to my obligations in PAIN OF ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: New Audio Interview Available

Wrexham, Wales-based "Metalheadz" show conducted an interview with vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the player below. A previously unreleased IN THIS MOMENT song from ...

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DELAIN To Headline U.K.'s FEMME METAL FESTIVAL

DELAIN — the Dutch gothic rock/metal project founded by ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt (brother of WITHIN TEMPTATION's Robert Westerholt) — has been confirmed as the headliner of the Femme Metal Festival, set to take place November 8, 2009 at the King's Hall in Herne Bay, Kent, United Kingdom. More acts will be announced soon. ...

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HOLYHELL: Debut Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Female-fronted metallers HOLYHELL have completed work on their debut album, tentatively due this summer via MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label. Already prominent players in the metal scene, HOLYHELL's "Apocalypse" EP landed on the German chart after selling over six thousand copies in a matter of weeks by virtue of the band's live performances alone. Motivated ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Interviewed At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

Two separate interviews with vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth of Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT conducted at this year's Download festival, which is being held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom, can be viewed below. A previously unreleased IN THIS MOMENT song from "The Dream" recording session, "Dying Star", is available for ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Announces Backing Band For 'Summer Storm' Tour

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's band for her Summer Storm 2009 Tour will consist of the following musicians: * Tarja Turunen - Vocals * Mike Terrana (MASTERPLAN, SAVAGE CIRCUS, ex-RAGE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Drums * Maria Ilmoniemi - Keyboards * Doug Wimbish (LIVING COLOUR, MADONNA, JEFF BECK, THE ROLLING STONES) - Bass * Kiko Loureiro ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES Calls It Quits

Los Angeles industrial rock act OPIATE FOR THE MASSES has officially disbanded. Bassist Anna Kjellberg (ex-DRAIN STH) states, "After the FILTER tour last year, we decided to go separate ways. We chose to not announce the breakup in case there was a chance of getting it back together again. That won't happen." Anna is currently ...

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