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THOR Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 45 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode features a 15-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with legendary heavy metal warrior Thor. Interview topics include Thor's latest release "Thor Against The World", MANOWAR, Paul Stanley, Lou Ferrigno, and Thor's upcoming work with Mike Kischnick, entitled "Devastation of Musculation". ...

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The Dark Secret – Live In Canada 2005 - RHAPSODY

Utterly ridiculous long before it was even remotely cool, Italian "film score metal" overachievers RHAPSODY have cultivated a slavishly devoted following around the world over a decade-plus of pomp and circumstance. They've also racked up just as many detractors who find their theatrics grossly excessive and their wizards-and-elves spiel to be corny and clichéd. If ...

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MANOWAR Video Director NEIL JOHNSON Speaks

Acclaimed music video director Neil Johnson (MANOWAR, RHAPSODY) recently gave an exclusive interview to Metal Temple magazine's Chiara Pelegrini. Johnson spoke about his longtime involvement with MANOWAR as well as his upcoming projects, such as the first-ever live DVD of Italian power metallers RHAPSODY, among other subjects. Here are a few excerpts from ...

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MANOWAR, RHAPSODY And HOLYHELL Postpone Tour

Due to an unfortunate accident involving MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan, all upcoming European dates of the "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" will be postponed until further notice. This postponement will include the performances of RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL. Logan was injured on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 in a motorcycle accident. He sustained severe injuries to ...

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INNERWISH Announce New Album Title

Greek heavy metal band INNERWISH have set "The Final Prophecy" as the title of their new album, due in May via Diversity Media GMBH (Limb Music Products). The follow-up to 2004's "Silent Faces" was recorded at the Music Factory Studios with producer R.D. Liapakis. As previously reported, INNERWISH will be supporting MANOWAR, RHAPSODY, HOLYHELL and ...

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MANOWAR Guitarist Injured In Motorcycle Accident

Karl Logan, lead guitarist of heavy metal powerhouse MANOWAR, was injured on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 in a motorcycle accident. Logan sustained severe injuries to his left arm, which will prevent him from performing for an as-yet-unknown period of time. "MANOWAR will have to reconsider all of our plans, but the good news is that ...

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Reunited GRIM REAPER Schedule Greek Date

Reunited classic British heavy metallers GRIM REAPER wil be performing at the Underworld Club in Athens, Greece on April 15. Support at the show wille come from DREAM WEAVER and BLOODSTAINED. As previously reported, GRIM REAPER have been confirmed for this year's Keep It True VI festival, set to take place April 8 at Tauberfrankenhalle ...

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INNERWISH Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Greek heavy metal band INNERWISH have completed the recordings for their as-yet-untitled new album at Music Factory Studios with producer R.D. Liapakis. "The recordings went great and even if the temperature in Germany was extremely low, INNERWISH managed to fire up things with their music," reads a posting on the group's web site. In other ...

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MANOWAR Bassist: 'We Care About Metal Fans More Than Anyone Else'

"We care about our bands, the quality of music and the metal fans more than anyone else!" — Joey DeMaio, MANOWAR bassist and President of Magic Circle Music. During MANOWAR's storied career, the band faced the trials and tribulations that confront musicians trying to make it in the music business. Although MANOWAR have been triumphant ...

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MANOWAR To Release New Single, Full-Length Album

MANOWAR will relerase a brand new single, "The Sons Of Odin", on February 27, 2006. This 10-minute epic, in classic true metal style, sets the perfect tone for the impending release of the yet-untitled full-length album, scheduled for April 3, 2006. Entitled "The Sons Of Odin", the upcoming CD will feature MANOWAR's patented, lion-hearted metal ...

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H.I.M. Frontman: 'We Stand For Everything That SLIPKNOT Is Not'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo has slammed his band's detractors as macho chauvinists living in the past. The Finnish rocker believes the reason why so many rock fans dislike H.I.M. is simply because they are afraid to embrace their feminine side. He says, "I can accept that not everyone is going to ...

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RHAPSODY To Release First Live Album January 31

Italian film-score metal icons RHAPSODY have announced that they will release their first live album on January 31 via Magic Circle Music. Entitled "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", the release is a testimony of pure energy, with over 60 minutes of footage recorded at the Metropolis in Montreal/Canada on June 14, 2005 ...

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ASSASSIN To Co-Headline KEEP IT TRUE VI Warm-Up Show

Reformed German thrashers ASSASSIN have been confirmed as the co-headliners of the Keep It True VI warm-up show, dubbed "Metal Knights", set to take place on April 7, 2006 at Sporthalle in Dittigheim, Germany. Other groups scheduled to perform at the warm-up show are DRIFTER and DANTESCO. One more headliner will be announced soon. The ...

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HIRAX Pulled From KEEP IT TRUE Warm-Up Show

Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX have been thrown off the billing of the the Keep It True VI warm-up show, dubbed "Metal Knights", set to take place on April 7, 2006 at Sporthalle in Dittigheim, Germany. According to the festival organizers, the entire HIRAX band — with the exception of singer Katon W. De Pena — ...

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PARADOX Unveil New Lineup

Long-running German metallers PARADOX will play their first show in five years at the Keep It True VI festival, set to take place April 8, 2006 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the event are RIOT, EXCITER, ROSS THE BOSS (performing a set of early MANOWAR material) and SOLITUDE AETURNUS, among ...

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RHAPSODY: Live Album Details Revealed

Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY will release their first-ever live album, "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", on January 23, 2006. Recorded on June 13, 2005 at Salle Albert-Rousseau in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada, the CD will feature the following track listing: 01. The Dark Secret 02. Unholy Warcry 03. Wisdom Of The Kings ...

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MANOWAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR have announced more dates for the "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour 2006", featuring support from the Magic Circle Music artists RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 25 - Athens, Greece - Stadium Peace & Friendship Mar. 27 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Eulachhalle Mar. 30 - Zlin, Czech Republic ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Electric Factory City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: Oct. 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,758 Capacity: 2,250 Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Venue: Hampton Beach Casino City/State: Hampton, N.H. Date: Oct. 29, 2005 Attendance: ...

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MANOWAR Schedule Greek Dates

Heavy Metal giants MANOWAR will play two dates in Greece this coming March as part of the band's "Demons, Dragons & Warriors Tour 2005-2006". This information was confirmed by both the Greek concert-promotion company Neo Revma and the offficial Greek MANOWAR fan club. The "Demons, Dragons & Warriors" tour will also include Italian power metallers ...

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MAJESTY: 'Hellforces' Release Date Set

Massacre Records has set a February 24, 2006 release date for the third album from German metallers MAJESTY, entitled "Hellforces". An EP release will precede the album before the end of the year. The follow-up to 2003's "Reign in Glory" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist). As previously ...

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EXCITER To Co-Headline Germany's KEEP IT TRUE VI Festival

Canadian metal legends EXCITER have been confirmed as the co-headlienrs of the Keep It True VI festival, set to take place April 8, 2006 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: RIOT (USA) EXCITER (Canada) ROSS THE BOSS (USA) (a night of early MANOWAR) SOLITUDE AETURNUS (USA) PARADOX ...

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RHAPSODY Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

RHAPSODY guitarist Luca Turilli is currently putting the finishing touches on a new solo album, tentatively due in January/February 2006. Turilli's last solo CD, "Prophet of the Last Eclipse", came out in 2002. RHAPSODY will be releasing their first live album ever in early 2006. The recordings will be based on performances made during leg ...

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