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MAJESTY Complete Work On New Album

Germany's MAJESTY have completed work on their third album with producer Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist) for a January 20, 2006 release. An EP release will precede the album later in the year. MAJESTY's second full-length album, "Reign in Glory", was released in October 2003 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2001's ...

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EDGUY: 'Superheroes' EP Enters German Chart At No. 25

EDGUY's new EP, "Superheroes", has entered the German Media Control single chart at position No. 25. This marks the third highest single chart entry for record label Nuclear Blast after NIGHTWISH and MANOWAR. In Switzerland, the EP debuted at No. 52 on the official chart. Commented EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet: "I can't tell you how ...

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MANOWAR Bassist To Appear On German TV

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio will make a special guest appearance as himself in the second season of the German TV series "18 Alone Between Girls", airing daily (Monday-Friday) beginning on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. on Pro Sieben. A show synopsis reads as follows: "The only four guys at the 'girls' boarding school' have to ...

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DAWNRIDER: MAJESTY Mastermind's Debut Album Due Next Month

DAWNRIDER, the side project of MAJESTY mastermind Tarek "MS" Maghary, will release their first album, "Fate Is Calling", on October 21 via Massacre Records. The concept album, which tells a great epic fantasy story taking place in the kingdom of Riandra, will feature guest appearances by some of the best singers of today's heavy metal ...

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RHAPSODY To Release Live Album In November

Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY will be releasing their first live album ever in November. The recordings will be based on performances made during leg one of MANOWAR's "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour" where RHAPSODY appeared as the special guests in spring 2005. This recently completed first leg of the tour was highly acclaimed ...

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Atavism - SLOUGH FEG

In addition to having the weirdest song titles of the year, an album cover straight out of Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy, and a sound that is as violently unfashionable as it is charismatic, San Francisco's SLOUGH FEG manage to pull off the eccentric vibe of long-deleted 1982 "true metal" without descending into MANOWAR-derived cliché or ...

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PARADISE LOST Cancel METALWAY Festival Appearance

PARADISE LOST have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Metalway festival in Gernika, Spain due to an illness in the band. Replacing the group on the bill will be Portugal's MOONSPELL. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival — which will take place this weekend (August 12-14) — include ACCEPT, APOCALYPTICA, BEYOND ...

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HOMO IRATUS Pull Out Of Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. The group's performance at the event was called off "due to certain events that will be all too embarassing for some to ...

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EARTHSHAKER FEST Photos Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos from this year's Earthshaker Fest have been uploaded at www.metalchroniques.com. Featured bands include: MANOWAR CHILDREN OF BODOM DESTRUCTION DIMMU BORGIR GRAVE DIGGER HOLLYHELL HYPOCRISY JBO LOUDNESS MASTERPLAN NIGHTWISH PRIMAL FEAR RHAPSODY STORMWARRIOR (with Kai Hansen) A three-day event (including the opening-night party), Earthshaker Fest took place July 21-23 ...

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HOMO IRATUS Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

Greece's HOMO IRATUS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are MANOWAR, GOREFEST and BALANCE OF POWER. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances by such bands ...

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DESTRUCTION Replace OVERKILL AT Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have replaced OVERKILL on the billing of this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. DESTRUCTION will perform at the event on Saturday, July 23. Other acts scheduled to appear at this year's festival include MANOWAR, DIMMU BORGIR, MASTERPLAN, NIGHTWISH, ...

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MAJESTY Begin Recording New Album

Germany's MAJESTY have entered the studio with producer Stefan Kaufmann (former ACCEPT drummer, current U.D.O. guitarist) to begin recording their new album. The following is band leader Tarek Maghari's report on the CD's recording sessions: "Hail metalheads! I'm writing to you directly from the studio where we are recording the 'Reign in Glory' follower. At ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

MANOWAR are the first confirmed band for this year's edition of the Rock the Nations open-air festival, set to take place August 6 at Seven Towers of Istanbul in Turkey. About seven bands will be sharing the stage with MANOWAR. Other confirmed acts will be announced soon. Rock the Nations' first installment (2003) featured performances ...

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TESTAMENT Pull Out Of Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST, DIMMU BORGIR Step In

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance at Earthshaker Fest due to "important personal obligations," according to a posting on the festival's web site. Replacing TESTAMENT on the bill will be the Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR. Earthshaker Fest is a three-day event (including the ...

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MANOWAR Head Of Security Passes Away

According to a posting on MANOWAR's web site, the band's head of security for the past 17 years, Dan "The Man" Lee, passed away on June 7, 2005 following a lifelong battle with Marfans Syndrome, also known as Lincoln's disease (named for the great American president who shared this genetic disorder which is believed to ...

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MANOWAR To Play Turkey In August

MANOWAR have scheduled a headlining performance at Yedikule Zindanlarý in Istanbul, Turkey on August 6. MANOWAR recently signed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with SPV for their Magic Circle Music label. The band are set to release their new single as well as their new DVD, "Hell On Earth Part IV", in July of this ...

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FORCE OF EVIL And POWERGOD Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

FORCE OF EVIL, POWERGOD and HAEMOTOM have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Meanwhile, FEINSTEIN (the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, ROYAL HUNT singer John West, and ex-FOGHAT/THE OUTLAWS bassist Jeff Howell) ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. MERCENARY will perform on Friday, July 22. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MANOWAR (feat. Christopher Lee, incl. orchestra & choir performance) NIGHTWISH TESTAMENT RHAPSODY (feat. ...

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MANOWAR Confirmed For Spain's METALWAY FESTIVAL

MANOWAR have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Metalway Festival 2005, which set to take place August 12-14 in Gernika (Bizkaia), Spain. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival include ACCEPT, W.A.S.P., KORN, KREATOR, SENTENCED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, OBITUARY, PRIMAL FEAR, LABYRINTH and MACHINE MEN. For more information, ...

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MANOWAR's JOEY DEMAIO Contributes To New Book

Dr. Randall Kertz, former tour manager for MANOWAR, has released his long-awaited book, "The Bassist's Guide to Injury Management, Prevention and Better Health". It covers common injuries musicians may experience, especially bass players, and tells you what they are, how to treat them and offers prevention advice, including exercises and stretches. It also features a ...

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