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CENTINEX: Spanish, Swedish Dates Announced

Sweden's CENTINEX have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Feb. 22 - Tarragona, SPA - Sala Zero Feb. 23 - San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante), SPA - Sala Musicalia Feb. 24 - Santa María (Mallorca), SPA - Factoria De So Feb. 25 - Madrid, SPA - Sala Staff Feb. 26 - Santander, ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Mixing Debut Album; Tour Dates Announced

Hollywood, California-based, female-fronted metal/post-hardcore outfit IN THIS MOMENT are mixing their debut album with Ulrich Wilde (PANTERA, STATIC-X, BLEEDING THROUGH, DEFTONES, SOIL) for a late winter independent release. In the meantime, the band have announced a number of tour dates that will take them through the end of January. Check out the dates, as well ...

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NONPOINT Hurricane Benefit Raises Over $15,000

On November 11, Bieler Bros. Records artist NONPOINT played a sold-out show with THE BLACK MARIA and BURN SEASON at Ricochet in Ft. Myers, Florida. All of the proceeds from the door and the 800+ copies sold of NONPOINT's new CD, "To the Pain", were donated to the hurricane victims fund to help continue to ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman Hard At Work On New CORNERSTONE Album

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White has just returned from Stonelab Studios in Denmark where he finished laying down vocals for several tracks for the new CORNERSTONE album with ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen. Commented White: "Well, that was a lot of fun. We did the vocals on six brand new songs. There comes a point ...

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THE FIFTH SUN: 'The Hunger to Survive' To Arrive This Month

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN, whose current lineup includes Swedish drummer Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, ex-KEROZENE, TRANSPORT LEAGUE), have issued the following update: "We will have the [second] album ['The Hunger to Survive'] back from manufacture in a few short days. 8-page full color booklet, she looks lean and mean! T-shirts, Long sleeves, ...

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NONPOINT: 'To The Pain' TV Spot Posted Online

A TV spot for NONPOINT's new album, "To the Pain", has been posted online at this location. The video features never-before-seen footage and a clip of the Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit's video for their new single, "Bullet with a Name". NONPOINT's fourth album, "To the Pain" is scheduled for release on November ...

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NONPOINT: 'To The Pain' Track Listing Revealed

Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit NONPOINT have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "To the Pain", due on November 8 via Bieler Bros./Lava. The album's first single, "Bullet with a Name", has received a lot of early radio play and has clocked as the #1 requested song on Active Rock radio stations such ...

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Stratovarius - STRATOVARIUS

"This year has been a nightmare," sings Timo Kotipelto in the first line of the first song of "Stratovarius". He's not kidding — mainman Timo Tolkki's very public mental health issues, the band's disintegration, keyboardist Jens Johanssen literally pissing on Tolkki on stage — the fact that this album even exists is miraculous. The fact ...

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CORNERSTONE To Enter Studio In October

British hard rock vocalist Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) will be in Copenhagen, Denmark in early October recording some songs for the as-yet-untitled new CORNERSTONE album. "I am really excited at getting back into the studio with the band," said White in a statetement. "We hope to announce the name of the album and ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Out Of Katrina's Path

SUPERJOINT RITUAL's publicist, Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR, has issued the following statement on the band's behalf: "SUPERJOINT RITUAL made it out of New Orleans safely prior to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The band wishes the best for family, friends and fellow citizens of New Orleans who have had loss due to the devastation ...

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The Unreal Never Lived - YOB

Oregon's YOB requires little in the way of an introduction. Doom folks "in the know" are well aware of the trio's already impressive body of work that includes "Elaborations of Carbon" (12th Records), "Catharsis" (Lunasound/Abstract Sounds), and the band's 2004 Metal Blade debut, "The Illusion of Motion". That "The Unreal Never Lived" consists of only ...

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CORNERSTONE Frontman DOOGIE WHITE Talks About Upcoming CD

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are hard at work writing songs for a new studio album, tentatively due next year. Commented Doogie: "Once again the new material is taking a slight twist and a bit of a turn from the previous releases. We have ...

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CORNERSTONE: Live Album Track Listing Revealed

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have finalized the track listing for their live album, "Cornerstone In Concert", due in Japan on July 6 via Yamaha Communications and in Europe on July 11 via Massacre Records. "Cornerstone In Concert" was recorded at several shows on ...

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ANTHRAX: Reunion With A 'Serious Purpose'

The following press release was issued by ANTHRAX's publicist, Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR: The news is spreading; not the disease. ANTHRAX, the heavy metal band has reunited with a serious purpose. Having had a very well-attended press conference at Sirius Satellite in New York City April 1, 2005, ANTHRAX continues to lead the heavy ...

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CORNERSTONE Set Release Date For Live Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have set "Cornerstone In Concert" as the title of their upcoming live album, due in Japan on July 6 via Yamaha Communications and in Europe on July 11 via Massacre Records. "Cornerstone In Concert" was recorded at several shows ...

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Vocalist TONY HARNELL Hard At Work On New TNT Album

TNT/STARBREAKER singer Tony Harnell has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am hard at work on the new TNT album which is as yet untitled. So far it sounds great to these ears. But the news of the moment for me is of course STARBREAKER, which is continuing to make noise ...

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MANOWAR And RHAPSODY: More North American Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR will be teaming up with RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL for a Norht American tour beginning on June 2 in Cleveland, Ohio. Italy's premier symphonic metal band RHAPSODY will make their debut performance in America as MANOWAR's special guests. Having achieved sales of more than one million records, known the world over for thrilling audiences with ...

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VH1's 'When METALLICA Ruled The World' To Premiere This Month

A brand new VH1 special, entitled "When Metallica Ruled The World", is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. "When Metallica Ruled the World" tells the tale of the world's most dangerous band through the people who lived it. It brings you inside the nearly three decades of dramatic success, drunken debauchery ...

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CORNERSTONE: Live Album Update

CORNERSTONE frontman Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-RAINBOW) has issued the following update on the group's upcoming live album: "Overall the performances were very good and we had a difficult task picking which versions to use, as someone liked this or that version and someone else felt maybe Take 2 was better. So we all had ...

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CORNERSTONE: If You Are Not Into Metal, You Are Not My Friend

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have posted the following message on their official web site: "[The European] tour is done. Now comes the task of sifting through the recordings to find the ones that are going to make up the live album. We have ...

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CORNERSTONE To Release Live Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, recorded several shows on their recent European tour for a live album, tentatively due later in the year. The live album will replace the proposed DVD that was scrapped at the last minute "due to the nonfulfillment of contractual ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Mainman Remixes U2

NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor's remix of U2's "Vertigo" is scheduled to be included on U2's upcoming single, "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", according to NME.com. The single will also include the title cut, Bono singing "Ave Maria" with Pavarotti, and a DVD with a live performance of the single. In ...

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