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THE DICTATORS Schedule New York-Area Dates

Legendary New York rockers THE DICTATORS, featuring original members vocalist "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, bassist Andy Shernoff and guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman (ex-MANOWAR) along with drummer J.P. Patterson, will be playing the following New York/New Jersey-area shows in advance of their September 13 appearance at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria, Spain. Sep. 05 ...

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BLUDGEON To Release Live DVD

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will release a live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", on September 22 through MANOWAR's label imprint, Magic Circle Music. The DVD/CD package is "nothing short of a mind-numbing experience for any fan of heavy metal!" according to an official press release. "Watch out for yourself as BLUDGEON is unleashed, for the first time, ...

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THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP To Make Live Debut In July

THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will make their live debut on July 12 at the Railroad Days festival at Reed Keppler Park in Chicago, Illinois. The band will hit the stage at 10:00 p.m. Reed Keppler Park is located at 250 ...

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THE DICTATORS To Embark On West Coast Tour

Legendary New York rockers THE DICTATORS embark on a five-date West Coast tour starting on Tuesday, June 10. Confirmed dates are as follows: June 10 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA June 11 - Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA June 12 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA June 13 - Dante's ...

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Former THE RODS Frontman Returns To Action With FEINSTEIN

FEINSTEIN, the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein and ROYAL HUNT singer John West, have inked a deal with MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label for the release of their debut album, "Third Wish". The complete track listing for "Third Wish" is as follows: 01. Regeneration 02. Rebelution 03. Screaming Star ...

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HAVOCHATE Confirmed For MOTÖRHEAD/ANTHRAX U.S. Tour

New York metal band HAVOCHATE have secured the opening slot on the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD/ANTHRAX North American tour. "To share the stage with metal veterans such as ANTHRAX and MOTÖRHEAD is a great honor for me both personally and professionally," said HAVOCHATE vocalist Jon Mallek. "By being part of this tour, I believe we have positioned ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist To Issue 'Solo' Debut

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will release their debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", on June 2 through Magic Circle Music. The CD reportedly features "a broad mix of exceptional heavy metal songs, speedy instrumentals, and epic ballads in true heavy-metal fashion," according ...

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DOMINE To Enter Studio In May

Italian "epic power metal" band DOMINE will enter New Sin Audio Design studios in May to begin recording their fourth full-length album, due later in the year through Dragonheart Records. According to the group's official web site, "the band has already rehearsed five new compositions. Titles are TOP SECRET to avoid copycats running amok. The ...

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A Flame To The Ground Beneath - LOST HORIZON

"Under a prodigious influence of the same, shared flame, baptized in metal and the restored will, they (LOST HORIZON) interlace their faiths and conclude their goals." Yeah, thanks. Is there really any need, you ask yourself? MANOWAR ceased to raise a chuckle with all this Shakespearian guff some time ago, and by hamming it up ...

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RHAPSODY Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER RECORDS

Italian symphonic metal group RHAPSODY have signed a deal with Germany's SPV/Steamhammer Records. In the past SPV have been the distribution company for all of the RHAPSODY albums, but now RHAPSODY will appear on SPV's own label, Steamhammer, through a special arrangement with MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label imprint. SPV Managing Director Manfred Schütz commented ...

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USURPER Part Ways With Drummer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER are currently seeking a new drummer. Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for further requirements. "After 5 years of dedicated service which included recording 3 albums and various US/Euro tours, we have decided to part ways with Dave Hellstorm," USURPER guitarist Rick "Scythe" Sprague said in an official statement. "There are no ...

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MARDUK: New MP3 Posted Online

Sweden's MARDUK have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Night Of The Long Knives" at this location. "Night Of The Long Knives" comes off the group's forthcoming "World Funeral" CD, due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A U.S. release date has yet to be determined. A ...

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PARAGON Record MANOWAR Cover, Continue Work On New CD

German melodic metallers PARAGON have finished recording a cover of MANOWAR's "The Gods Made Heavy Metal" for an upcoming MANOWAR tribute CD, due in August through Nuclear Blast Records. During the same sessions, the band tracked a brand new song, "Eye Of The Storm", to be released as a limited 7" EP (250 vinyl picture ...

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MANOWAR Seek Acts For Label Imprint

MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label imprint are asking all unsigned metal bands to please submit their CD, photos, bio, phone and e-mail to the following address: Magic Circle Music PO Box 7214 Auburn, NY 13021 USA For more information, visit Magic Circle Music's official web site at this location. ...

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Germany's Top-Selling Hard Rock Albums Of 2002

The following is a list of Germany's top-selling hard rock/metal albums of 2002 (as reported by Rock Hard magazine): 07. DIE TOTEN HOSEN - Auswärtsspiel 08. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - By The Way 13. NICKELBACK - Silver Side Up 15. BÖHSE ONKELZ - Dopamin 17. LENNY KRAVITZ - Lenny 21. P.O.D. - Satellite 31. ...

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MANOWAR Re-Enter German Album Chart

Due to the huge success of the group's recent European tour and their many TV appearances, MANOWAR's latest album, "Warriors Of The World" has re-entered the German sales chart at No. 66. Meanwhile, the group's current single, "The Dawn Of Battle", has climbed nine positions to No. 50 on the Singles Chart. ...

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PETER DURST Rejoins DARKSIDE

Peter Durst, original singer and guitar player Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE, has rejoined the band. Durst, who spent time in DESPERADO INC. during his hiatus from the group, left DARKSIDE in the fall of 2000. "Peter's comeback does surely not mean that DARKSIDE [will] return to its previous style, the goals for the band are ...

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TANKARD Lay Down MANOWAR, METALLICA Covers

Veteran German thrashers TANKARD have recorded cover versions of MANOWAR's "Fast Taker" and METALLICA's "Damage Inc." for inclusion on upcoming tribute albums being released by Nuclear Blast Records. The two tracks, which are due to surface next year, were recorded at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy Classen, who worked with ...

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MANOWAR: New Single Debuts At German #44!

The third and current single from MANOWAR's "Warriors Of The World" CD, "The Dawn Of Battle/I Believe" has entered the German single charts at position #44. The video for "I Believe" was shot on 35 mm in the Czech Republic with the support of thousands of fans at one of the first shows of the ...

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PARAGON: New Album Will Be More Aggressive Than Last

German melodic metallers PARAGON are writing songs for the follow-up to this year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD for a tentative July 2003 release through Remedy Records/Zomba. "Judging from the instrumental stuff we have so far it will be even more aggressive [than] the last album — so don't say you have not been ...

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BLUDGEON To Support MANOWAR In Europe

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will be heading out on a European tour with MANOWAR beginning on November 1st. The band were the first signing to MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music and had their debut album produced by MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist Seeks Vocalist

Former MANOWAR and current DICTATORS guitarist Ross The Boss is looking for a traditional, powerful heavy metal vocalist to write lyrics for, and sing on, a few tracks of his new solo album. The album, due for release through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Records, will most likely be recorded in the New York area. Interested parties ...

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MANOWAR To Release New Single

MANOWAR will release the third single from the album Warriors Of The World to coincide with the start of their Warriors Of The World Tour 2002/2003. The single will feature the album's opening song "Call To Arms", plus two brand new MANOWAR tracks, entitled "The Dawn Of Battle" and "I Believe". The latter two cuts ...

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SABATON Recruit Keyboardist

Sweden's SABATON have announced the addition of keyboardist Calle Sandlund to the group's ranks. Sandlund had handled the keys during the group's last two live performances, thereby giving frontman Joakim the opportunity to concentrate 100% on the vocals. As previously reported, SABATON will issue their new album, entitled Metalizer, via Underground Symphony Records later this ...

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