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RHAPSODY: Setting New Standards In 'Film Score Metal'

Acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") will join the symphonic metal band RHAPSODY on their next CD. Mr. Lee is no stranger to music and recording studios as he is a ...

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MANOWAR Guitarist Wins Motocross Racing Event

MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan received First Place in the category 250B (Amateur) at this year's Western NY Off-Road Association motocross racing event. Karl's title is a "great victory" after the accident he had a couple of years ago — the details of which can be seen in the "Hell On Earth Part 3" double DVD ...

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MANOWAR Director Comments On The Making Of 'Hell On Earth III'

Video director Neil Johnson, who was responsible for putting together MANOWAR's upcoming "Hell On Earth III" DVD, recently gave his personal report about this massive package which is due to be released on December 8. "It continues from where 'Hell On Earth Part Two' left off," he said. "Disc One covers the 1998-1999 summer festivals ...

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MANOWAR: 'Hell On Earth III' Details Revealed!

MANOWAR will issue a brand-new double DVD, titled "Hell On Earth III", on December 8 through SPV. The two-disc set features more than 90 minutes of ear-numbing performances private behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and pre- and post-show rituals. This package also contains the program "Live In Germany The Ringfest" — the legendary one-hour show that dominated ...

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THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP Announce Upcoming Live Appearances

THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 15 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge Dec. 06 - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub THE DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was ...

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SHAKIN' STREET Reissue On The Way

Bad Reputation/Ulftone are set to reissue the 1980 self-titled U.S. debut from the Ross the Boss (MANOWAR, THE DICTATORS) project SHAKIN' STREET later this month. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. No Compromise 02. Solid as a Rock 03. No Time To Lose 04. Soul Dealer 05. Susie Wong 06. ...

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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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