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DEVIL'S GIFT Completes Filming 'Shadow Never Ending' Video

DEVIL'S GIFT, the metal project of Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter Lennon Murphy (who performs under the name LENNON), has finished filming a video for the song "Shadow Never Ending" in Los Angeles. The clip was directed by Ben Levine and was shot by Todd Bell, who has previously worked on the Roadrunner 25th anniversary DVD and ...

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HERO DESTROYED Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's HERO DESTROYED. The group's full-length album, which was previously self-released, will be reissued on Relapse this spring as the band begins to write material for its next album. Commented HERO DESTROYED guitarist Zach Moore: "We are all big fans of Relapse, and are excited to become ...

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JOURNEY Confirmed For Holland's ARROW ROCK FESTIVAL

JOURNEY has been confirmed for the Arrow Rock Festival, set to take place June 15 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Also scheduled to appear are DEF LEPPARD, KISS and WHITESNAKE. Although they have yet to announce their participation in the festival, reactivated New York glam rockers TWISTED SISTER have a June 15 Dutch date listed on ...

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INCUBATOR: New Song Available For Streaming

A brand new INCUBATOR track, entitled "Narzist", is available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the group's upcoming album, "lieBISSlieder", due on March 28 via Massacre Records. INCUBATOR recently announced the addition of bassist Dirk "Digger" Weiss to the group's ranks. Weiss is known in metal circles as the former ...

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THE BEREAVED: 'Alter The Image' Video Being Edited

Swedish melodic death/thrash metal band THE BEREAVED — which recently recruited American singer Travis Neal (PERSQUAREINCH, PUSHED) to handle the vocals on the group's new album, "Daylight Deception", due in the summer via Vic Records — has issued the following update: "We are planning a big CD-release party in Örebro. We are trying to plan ...

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JOURNEY Scheduled To Open Virtual World In 'Second Life'

On February 1, multi-platinum rockers JOURNEY will release their new Virtual Island in Second Life. A grand opening party is planned inside Second Life at the "Journey Rock Band" sim and will feature a meet-and-greet with band members. Live DJs will be spinning many of JOURNEY's classic hits, recorded studio and live performances, as well ...

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INCUBATOR: New Album Samples Available

German death metal veterans INCUBATOR have posted a medley of songs from their upcoming album, "lieBISSlieder", on their MySpace page. INCUBATOR recently announced the addition of bassist Dirk "Digger" Weiss to the group's ranks. Weiss is known in metal circles as the former frontman of WARPATH and RICHTHOFEN. Weiss previously sang on INCUBATOR's ...

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THE BEREAVED: New Singer Announced

Swedish melodic death/thrash metal band THE BEREAVED has recruited American singer Travis Neal (PERSQUAREINCH, PUSHED) to handle the vocals on the group's new album, "Daylight Deception", due in the spring via Vic Records. Commented Neal: "I'm very happy to be a part of THE BEREAVED and I cannot wait to start performing with the band ...

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INCUBATOR Announces New Bassist

German death metal veterans INCUBATOR have announced the addition of bassist Dirk "Digger" Weiss to the group's ranks. Weiss is known in metal circles as the former frontman of WARPATH and RICHTHOFEN. Weiss previously sang on INCUBATOR's cover of the RICHTHOFEN track "Der jüngste Tag/An die Wand", to be included on the digipack version of ...

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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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