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INCUBATOR To Release New Album In March

Death metal veterans INCUBATOR are back! After releasing several acclaimed albums in the Nineties, followed by a period of inactivity, the German outfit finished its brand new album, "lieBISSlieder", for a March release via Massacre Records. "lieBISSlieder" shows an updated, but surely not less heavy version of the band. To get an impression, head over ...

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JOURNEY Announces New Singer

JOURNEYNeal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) — has announced its new lead singer, Arnel Pineda ("pin-eh-da"). He replaces Jeff Scott Soto, who parted ways with the band earlier this year after stepping in for Steve Augeri, who had to leave the band in 2006 for medical reasons. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Asks You To Take The TORPEDO COMICS Challenge

If you're a fan of comic books, action hero figurines, graphic novels and other genre collectibles, SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan and Torpedo Comics have an amazing contest custom-made for you — the "Torpedo Comics Challenge." All you've got to do is log onto the special Torpedo Comics Challenge page — www.streetwise.com/torpedocomics — ...

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LENNON Completes Work On Metal Project With Producer JASON SUECOF

Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter LENNON (full name: Lennon Murphy), who who last year opened select dates on the AEROSMITH/MÖTLEY CRÜE tour, has completed work on her yet-to-be-named metal project with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER, CHIMAIRA, BURY YOUR DEAD). According to the singer's manager Jeffrey Pringle, Lennon "co-wrote all the songs with Jason, who not only ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Launches Online Comic Books Retail Venture

With multi-platinum rock band SYSTEM OF A DOWN currently on hiatus and his SCARS ON BROADWAY project with SOAD's Daron Malakian in the early stages, drummer John Dolmayan will fulfill his other passion of comic books and collectibles by launching Torpedo Comics, an exclusively Internet-based retail store. Torpedo Comics goes live on November 1, 2007, ...

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STRYPER Singer, Wife Appear On TBN's 'Praise The Lord'; Video Available

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet and his wife Kyle appeared on TBN's "Praise the Lord" program yesterday (Thursday, September 20) to discuss everything they've been through since Kyle was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In addition, Michael performed three songs from his new album "Touched", which is being released later this year. Watch their appearance on the ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Perform On TBN's 'Praise The Lord'

On Thursday, September 20, STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet and his wife Kyle will appear on TBN's "Praise the Lord" program to discuss everything they've been through since Kyle was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In addition, Michael will perform two songs from his new album "Touched", which is being released later this year (details, MP3 samples ...

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BOSTON: Rehearsal Recording Featuring MICHAEL SWEET Available

BOSTON guitarist/leader Tom Scholz has issued the following update: "We are trying to repair and mix the audio recording of BOSTON's performance at the Brad Delp tribute show [which was held on August 19 at the Bank Of America Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts]. For unknown reasons, BOSTON's gear was moved and uncabled following our soundcheck. ...

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JIMMY PAGE, FREDDIE MERCURY Photos Featured In Spinner.com's Rock Gallery

PlugInMusic.com reports: AOL's Spinner.com has chosen world-class photographer Neal Preston's work to be the very first photographic gallery to kick off its PhotoSynthesis section dedicated to stellar rock n' roll photography. This montage of Preston's work features famous, behind-the-scenes pictures of rock n' roll luminaries such as Bob Marley, LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Weighs In On JOURNEY Singer Changes

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has posted the following message on his web site: "I was actually moved to write a new page tonight [early hours of June 14], by thinking about our great pal, Jeff Scott Soto. Many of you have been writing to me about the shock of seeing him suddenly erased from the ...

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JOURNEY Announces Departure Of JEFF SCOTT SOTO

JOURNEY has parted ways with its most recent lead singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN). Jeff's first appearance with JOURNEY was July 7, 2006 in Bristow, VA. He had been filling in for Steve Augeri, who had to leave the tour shortly after it began on June 23 due to illness. Jeff's last performance ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY: 'In Constant Motion' Instructional DVD Trailer Available

The trailer for DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy's upcoming instructional DVD, "In Constant Motion", has been posted online at this location (Windows Media, 16 MB). The trailer includes clips from Portnoy's drum "duets" with Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) and Richard Christy (ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH). Due mid-March via Hudson Music, "In ...

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MALICE Guitarist Discusses Reunion

Michael Fischer of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with MALICE guitarist Mick Zane. An excerpt from the chat follows: KNAC.COM: So what's on tap for the upcoming MALICE reunion? Zane: At this point, the MALICE reunion consists of three original members, which include myself, Mark on bass, and Jay on guitar. Throughout the ...

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G3: First Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for the 2007 incarnation of Joe Satriani's popular G3 tour, which will kick off on March 14 in Phoenix, starring Satriani, John Petrucci and Paul Gilbert. The tour will play selected dates in North America throughout March and April. The first dates are as follows: Mar. 14 - Dodge ...

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JACK FROST: New Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 123 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are once again joined by SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost and Metal Asylum's Rich Catino. Interview topics include FROSTBITE, METALIUM, CHRIS CAFFERY, SAVATAGE, and THE BRONX CASKET CO. Additional podcast topics include Jeff Scott Soto, Neil ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, PAUL GILBERT Featured On New NEAL MORSE Solo CD

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist Paul Gilbert (RACER X, ex-MR. BIG) make guest appearances on the latest album from former SPOCK'S BEARD/TRANSATLANTIC frontman Neal Morse's new CD, "Sola Scriptura", due on February 26. This will be Neal's fourth progressive rock solo release, following the highly acclaimed albums "?", "One" and "Testimony". Joining Morse, ...

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