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TIGERTAILZ Cult Albums Finally Get American Release

In 1990 Welsh hard rock heroes TIGERTAILZ unleashed an album that would raise the standard for independent metal albums of the era. "Bezerk", released on the U.K.'s Music for Nations imprint, featured such anthems as "Noize Level Critical", "Sick Sex" and the band's calling card, "Love Bomb Baby", all of which helped fuel the album ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: When OZZY Tried To Kill Me

U.TV is reporting that Sharon Osbourne has recounted the moment her rock star husband tried to kill her. The family are appearing in a one-off U.K. documentary, "Ozzy Osbourne: In My Life", in which eldest daughter Aimee speaks publicly for the first time. Sharon, 52, describes the moment the BLACK SABBATH star — ...

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KONKHRA: Australian Tour Dates Announced

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA will embark on an Australian tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 10 - Tatt's Hotel, Lismore Nov. 11 - HMB, Brisbane Nov. 12 - Marquee Club, Sydney Nov. 13 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Nov. 16 - The Oxford Hotel, Wollongong Nov. 17 - The Green Room, Canberra Nov. ...

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ANUBIS GATE To Release Sophomore Album In September

Danish power/prog metal band ANUBIS GATE will release their second album, "A Perfect Forever", on September 20 via Locomotive Music (one day earlier internationally). The follow-up to 2004's "Purification" was produced by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and will feature cover artwork by Mattias Norén. "A Perfect Forever" track listing: 01. Sanctified 02. Kingdom Come 03. ...

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MIKSHA To Release Debut Album In October

Norwegian metallers MIKSHA will release their debut album in October 2005 through Anticulture Records. The band, whose name means "hammered out of metal" in ancient Hebrew, "take grinding guitars, vocals with melodic sensibilities, and combine them with powerful industrial soundscapes to produce 12 tracks of intense industrial metal that does more to push the genre ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Mixing New Album

Producer Gail Liebling (mastermind behind GAIL OF GOD) has posted the following CALLENISH CIRCLE recording/mixing update on the group's official web site: "After 22 days of gruelling long hour studio sessions in a dim lighted basement studio, I was happy to finally see some decent daylight again. Or at least, I thought so (hahaha). Ron ...

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KONKHRA End Hiatus, Plan New Album, Live Appearances

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have issued the following update on their current activities: "We are calling off the break. We have been reduced to a trio as Kim [Mathieson, guitar] has left the band. We are going to continue as a three-piece but we will get someone to help fill in the blank spots live, ...

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JAMES LABRIE: Video Interview Posted Online

A 20-minute video interview with DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie, conducted during the singer's recent European tour in support of his "Elements of Persuasion" solo album, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). "Elements of Persuasion" is available now via InsideOut Music. Other musicians appearing on the album include Italian guitarist ...

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KONKHRA Part Ways With Guitarist

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have parted ways with guitarist Kim Mathieson. No reason was given for Mathieson's departure. KONKHRA recently announced via their official web site that they will be taking the "first break in [the band's] 16-year history" due to "personal reasons." The group were said to be shopping a new demo/CD, "Persistence", containing ...

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NAPALM DEATH And FREAK KITCHEN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

NAPALM DEATH and FREAK KITCHEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANGRA ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: MÖTLEY CRÜE ACCEPT SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABOS KANSAS DREAM THEATER MEGADETH STATUS QUO ...

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DOKKEN To Join JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE U.S. Tour?

Kim Mulligan of Sirius Satellite Radio's "Hair Nation" reported a rumor on Monday (March 14) that DOKKEN was going to be joining the JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE U.S. tour this summer. Predictably, there has not yet been any official confirmation on the matter. JUDAS PRIEST are expected to kick off their U.S. tour in late May/early June, ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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CORNERSTONE: If You Are Not Into Metal, You Are Not My Friend

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have posted the following message on their official web site: "[The European] tour is done. Now comes the task of sifting through the recordings to find the ones that are going to make up the live album. We have ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman Schedules European Solo Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has lined up the following tour dates in support of his upcoming solo album, "Elements of Persuasion": Apr. 24 - München, GER - Elser Zusatzhalle Apr. 27 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle Apr. 28 - Düsseldorf, GER - Tor 3 May 02 - Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos-Saal As previously reported, ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Names New Solo Album, Plans Live Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has set "Elements of Persuasion" as the title of his third solo album, due on March 15 via InsideOut Music. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from ...

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TIGERTAILZ To Reissue Early Classics Through SANCTUARY

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, have secured a record deal with Sanctuary Records for the reissue of their classic "Bezerk" and "Banzai" albums. The release dates are scheduled for May/June this year and both albums will have new artwork done ...

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INVOCATOR Drummer Joins Forces With Ex-WITHERING SURFACE Members

INVOCATOR drummer Jakob Gundel has recently spent time in the studio recording five tracks for a new project called THE DOWNWARD CANDIDATE. In addition to Gundel, the project features Allan Tvedebrink and Kasper B of the now-defunct Danish melodeathsters WITHERING SURFACE. Vocal duties are being handled by Kim Orneborg of the Danish band MUGSHOT. The ...

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HEARSE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva, have finished recording their third album, "The Last Ordeal", for a summer release through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to 2004's "Armageddon Mon Amour", "The Last Ordeal" was recorded and mixed at Stockholm's The White Chapel Studios by Jonas Edler, who had previously ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman To Release New Solo Album In March

InsideOut Music has set a March 15 release date for the third solo album from DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from Italy named Marco Sfogli. The ...

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Guitarist MIKE 'MAD DOG' COMBS Dead At 42

Guitarist Mike "Mad Dog" Combs, who appeared on the "Strait Up" tribute to Lynn Strait (SNOT), was found dead on Vail Mountain in Colorado Tuesday (Dec. 14) after an approximately 19-hour search. Mike, a snowboarder who was the boyfriend of film legend Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison, was found about 1 p.m. Tuesday in trees along ...

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MASTODON Confirmed For Japan's EXTREME THE DOJO VOL. 11 Tour

MASTODON are the latest act added to the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 11 Japanese mini-tour featuring CONVERGE and ISIS. According to the official Extreme The Dojo web site, MASTODON confirmed their participation in the festival this past week. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 – Osaka, JPN @ Club Quattro Feb. 03 - Nagoya, ...

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TIGERTAILZ: A Tiger With Two Tailz

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, reformed in 2003…and 2004. Now two bands are laying claim to the title and both are recording new albums. TIGERTAILZ Version I – reformed 2003: Steevi Jaimz - Vocals Darayus Kaye - Guitar Marcus Thurston ...

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