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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Guests On New SKULLSHIFTER Album

SKULLSHIFTER, the New Jersey-based metal band featuring former INSANIAC members Tom Nolz and CJ Scioscia, as well as former EXXPLORER bassist J. McCaffrey, has completed the recording process and is now in mixing mode for its upcoming full-length CD, "Inner Demons". Armed with the wealth of experience gained through working with producer Simon Efemy on ...

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DANKO JONES To Tour Canada Next Month

According to andPOP, Toronto's DANKO JONES will launch a Canadian tour next month in support of its newest album, "Never Too Loud". The rockers will kick off the 17-date jaunt in Vancouver on May 2 and wrap things up in Ottawa on May 30. Jones (vocals, guitar), John Calabrese (bass) and Dan Cornelius ...

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NAKED BEGGARS: New Tour Dates Announced

NAKED BEGGARS, the band featuring CINDERELLA bassist Eric Brittingham and his wife Inga (vocals), has scheduled the following dates: April 11 - The Woods - Taylorville, IL April 12 - Olies - Aviston, IL April 18 - The Last Resort - Smithfield, NC April 19 - Plum Krazy Too - Kernersville, NC May 01 - ...

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BRAINSTORM Guitarist Issues Post-European Tour Update

Guitarist Torsten "Todde" Ihlenfeld from German melodic metallers BRAINSTORM has issued the following update: "The Braintrain rolled through Europe on full steam and we are back home now preparing for the summer festivals and more shows in the fall. "Let me say that this tour really was a blast and so typical for BRAINSTORM with ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT: Second New York City Show Announced

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy (drums), John Petrucci (guitar) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards) alongside progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame has added a second show in New York City as part of its upcoming "10th Anniversary Reunion Tour" in ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Bassist Schedules UK Signing Sessions

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan will be at the following UK Fender dealers for in-store signing sessions between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. March 19 - Guitarguitar, Newcastle Address: The Newgate Centre Newgate Street Newcastle NE1 5RS Telephone: 0191 2611568 Website: www.guitarguitar.co.uk/ March 20 - Sound Control, Glasgow Address: 61 Jamaica Street GLASGOW ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT: '10th Anniversary Reunion Tour' Dates Announced

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT — the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy (drums), John Petrucci (guitar) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards) alongside progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame — will embark on a short "10th Anniversary Reunion Tour" in June. Confirmed dates are as follows: June ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Get Out The Door' Video Posted Online

VELVET REVOLVER's brand new video for the song "Get Out The Door" can be viewed below. VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash recently told Billboard.com that he is ready to make the group's third record sooner rather than later, hoping to avoid the two-and-a-half year gap between the band's 2004 debut, "Contraband", and last year's sophomore effort, ...

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VH1 To Air 'Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later'

VH1 Classic and VH1 will air "VH1 Classic Presents: Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later" a one-hour special of concert highlights on Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:00 p.m. from the upcoming Phoenix Rising! Musicians United to Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire. John Rich (BIG & RICH), ALABAMA's Randy Owen, Dierks Bentley, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Release New Album This Summer

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, is currently working on a new, yet-to-be-titled studio album, to be released in the summer, with tours to follow. LOADED was formed in 1999 and has morphed several times, releasing two albums: 1999's "Live ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States. This year's show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., ...

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LEAVES' EYES, BATTLELORE, ELIS, DRACONIAN Singers Take Part In Roundtable Interview

Metal Edge correspondent Bryan Reesman (web site) traveled to Wieze, Belgium last October to interview Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES), Kaisa Jouhki (BATTLELORE), Sandra Scherelet (ELIS), and Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) backstage during Metal Female Voices Fest V. Here are excerpts from the roundtable interview ("The Women Of Euro-Metal ROAR"), which is in the new ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS: Orangevale Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted footage of the Chicago-area-based band BORN OF OSIRIS performing the song "Empires Erased" on November 30, 2007 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also appearing on the bill (as part of the "Farewell To Allegiance" tour) were BELAY MY LAST, THE WARRIORS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK and WALLS OF JERICHO. Watch ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN, Wife On BLOOMBERG TV's 'Night Talk'; Video Available

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and his wife, model and swimwear designer Susan Holmes, appeared on the Bloomberg TV program "Night Talk" on January 21, 2008 to talk about how they juggle their careers and their private lives. Watch the interview in three parts below. VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash recently told Billboard.com that ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS: 'Open Arms To Damnation' Video Posted Online

Chicago-area-based band BORN OF OSIRIS has released its video for the track "Open Arms to Damnation". The clip was directed by Ori Kairy (EMMURE) and consists primarily of live footage, but is interspersed with scenes from the storyline. Comments guitarist Lee: "The story takes place in one room, which is supposed to represent Hell. The ...

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SPINAL CORD: 'Stigmata Of Life' Details Revealed

On February 4, Metal Mind Productions will release the second album of one of the most promising Polish bands, SPINAL CORD. The CD, entitled "Stigmata Of Life", consists of 12 songs of "pure devastation which will surely take you to hell and back!" according to a press release. "Faster, heavier, more to the point than ...

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FULL BLOWN CHAOS: 'Halos For Heroes' Video Posted Online

FULL BLOWN CHAOS' video for the song "Halos for Heroes" can be viewed below. The track was selected by fans via the FULL BLOWN CHAOS/Metal Injection Viewers' Choice poll. The band is super-excited about the viewers' choice, but it was a close race, according to vocalist Ray Mazzola. "It was pretty neck and neck until ...

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