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STEPHEN PEARCY Schedules Tour Dates

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has scheduled the following dates: Mar. 05 - Mt. Tabor Legacy - Portland, OR Mar. 06 - Coyote Jacks - Roseburg, OR Mar. 07 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA Mar. 12 - Vince Neil’s Dr Feelgoods - West Palm Beach, FL Mar. 13 - Backstage Lounge - Gainesville, FL Mar. ...

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EKTOMORF: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Hungarian hardcore/thrash metallers EKTOMORF will release their new album, "What Doesn't Kill Me…", on March 20 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, THE HAUNTED). "You can expect a very strong and punchy new EKTOMORF album," guitarist/vocalist Zoltán Farkas previously ...

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HAMMERFALL: 'Any Means Necessary' Video Available

"Any Means Necessary", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic of i-Code, who previously worked with the band on the "Natural High" clip. "This time we worked solely in front of a green screen, standing on a dirt covered ...

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HAMMERFALL To Perform New Single On Swedish TV

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will perform their new single, "Any Means Necessary", on January 17 during the "P3 Guld" live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event will be aired live on both Swedish national TV and radio. The "Any Means Necessary" video will be premiered exclusively on MySpace the ...

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HAMMERFALL Launches Christmas Calendar

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have launched a special Christmas calendar containing daily specials such as clips from the "Any Means Necessary" video shoot, which took place in Belgrade, Serbia, videos from the band's rehearsal room, funny photos, singer Joacim Cans' recipe for Christmas cookies and other cool stuff. This can be found on the band's ...

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GENE SIMMONS, Live-In Girlfriend, Daughter Perform National Anthem; Photos Available

Sophie Tweed-Simmons sang the national anthem with her mother, Shannon Tweed, as Sophie's father Gene Simmons, co-founder of the legendary band KISS, accompanied her on guitar, on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the L.A. Derby Dolls Banked Track All-Star Exhibition Roller Derby at 1910 Temple St. in Los Angeles, California. Commented Gene: "Our 'Gene Simmons ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist To Guest On New JADED HEART Album

Guitarist Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL, ex-THE POODLES, TALISMAN, GREAT KING RAT) will make a guest appearance on the new album from German melodic hard rock masters JADED HEART. Pontus has also written a song for the follow-up to 2007's "Sinister Mind", which is being recorded with producer Chris Lausmann (RAILWAY, AFFAIR, FRONTLINE, BONFIRE) for a tentative ...

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HATEBREED Drummer Checks In

Drummer Matt Byrne of the Connecticut hardcore/metal band HATEBREED has issued the following update: "HATEBREED is in the midst of some time off and I've been keeping myself busy in one way or another. "First up, I've started my own blog site/web site, CripplingVelocityMusic.com. This site will have video lessons, daily/weekly blogs regarding ...

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'Get Thrashed' Filmmakers Interviewed By Woozyfly; Video Available

Rick Ernst and Rat Skates — director and associate producer, respectively, of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the critically acclaimed documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene — recently sat down with Woozyfly.com's Buckshot for an interview. Watch the chat below. "Get Thrashed: ...

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'Get Thrashed' Director Interviewed In London; Video Available

A nine-minute interview with Rick Ernst — director of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the critically acclaimed documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene — conducted by Twang of Total Rock radio in London shortly after the film's world premiere at the Raindance ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 30 - August 1, 2009 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH CATHEDRAL EINHERJER HAMMERFALL IN EXTREMO KAMPFAR KORPIKLAANI MACHINE HEAD TRISTANIA Wacken Open Air festival was ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'Metal In America XXX-Mas Tour' Dates Announced

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will embark on the "Metal In America XXX-Mas" tour later this fall. Along with his longtime backing band the RAT BASTARDS, Pearcy's high-energy set will cover all periods of his illustrious career — from solo material to ARCADE, and. of course, plenty of RATT classics such as "Round and Round", "Lay ...

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Intimacy - LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE

Tampa's LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE has followed up 14 minutes of CONVERGE-ish/UNSANE-ish metalcore on its self-titled debut EP (on Kiss of Death) with 17 minutes of it on sophomore effort "Intimacy". Either they run out of ideas quickly or decide that a quick shot of heavy is better than 35 minutes of overkill. Not opting ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY To Hit The Road With BRITNY FOX

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will embark on the "Metal In America XXX-Mas" tour later this fall. Along with his longtime backing band the RAT BASTARDS, Pearcy's high-energy set will cover all periods of his illustrious career — from solo material to ARCADE, and. of course, plenty of RATT classics such as "Round and Round", "Lay ...

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RATT Frontman STEPHEN PEARCY Announces New Project

RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has announced a new project for 2009, TOP FUEL ALL STARZ. The new CD and touring band will consist of '80s, '90s, 2000 artists. Pearcy says he'll even have a couple influential '70s artists that he admired growing up on the CD, that there will be plenty of class musicians revolving ...

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'Get Thrashed' Documentary Makers Schedule More Radio Appearances

Rick Ernst and Rat Skates — director and associate producer, respectively, of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the critically acclaimed documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene — will guest on this Monday's (September 22) edition of the "Eddie Trunk Live" show heard ...

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HAMMERFALL To Resume Recording New Album At ANDY LA ROCQUE's Studio

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL will enter Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden on September 22 to continue recording their eighth full-length album, due on February 20, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled CD will include an instrumental written by the group's latest addition, guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE POODLES, TALISMAN, ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Comments On 'Get Thrashed' Documentary

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has commented on "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the critically acclaimed documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene which was released on DVD earlier this week. Said Portnoy: "I just finished watching it and it was like re-living ...

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