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BENEDICTUM: New Video Interview Available

Angel Of Metal conducted an interview with San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM at the Hard Rock Hell II festival, which was held in early December 2008 in Prestatyn, Wales, U.K. Watch the 10-minute chat below. BENEDICTUM's sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", was released in Europe in January 2008 via Locomotive Records. The follow-up to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH Classics Among 'Greatest Hard Rock Songs'

This past week, VH1 paid tribute to the ultimate rock gods by counting down the "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs". The five-part compilation, hosted by POISON singer Bret Michaels, featured the most awesome guitar-driven, head-banging jams in rock history — from AC/DC to LED ZEPPELIN and everything in between. VH1 took viewers behind-the-scenes of the ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER, ROBIN MCAULEY, WARREN DEMARTINI, FRANK HANNON Confirmed For 'Guitar Gods'

Michael Schenker (ex-UFO, SCORPIONS), Wayne Findlay (MSG), Robin MacAuley (ex-MSG, SURVIVOR), Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER, VELVET REVOLVER, BILLY IDOL), Robbie Crane (RATT), Warren DeMartini (RATT) and Frank Hannon (TESLA) will take part in the "Guitar Gods" event on Saturday, January 17 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. The show starts at 8:00 ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Comments On Former Co-Manager's Passing

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has commented on the passing of the band's former co-manager Bud Prager (pictured below). The president of E.S.P. Management, Inc., Prager co-managed MEGADETH from 1995 to 2001, helping the group to its first major commercial radio success and co-writing a number of songs. He lost his year-plus long battle with esophageal ...

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Former MEGADETH Co-Manager Dies Of Esophageal Cancer

Bud Prager, president of E.S.P. Management, Inc. — who co-managed MEGADETH from 1995 to 2001, helping them to their first major commercial radio success and co-writing a number of songs — lost his year-plus long battle with esophageal cancer at his home in Montauk, N.Y. on December 22. Born in New York City on January ...

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ZZ TOP Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ZZ TOP has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH (S) BLACKFOOT (USA) BULLET (S) DREAM THEATER (USA) ENFORCER (S) ERIC SARDINAS (USA) EUROPE (S) FORBIDDEN (US) FOREIGNER (USA) H.E.A.T (S) HAMMERFALL (S) HEAVEN ...

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JOHNNY WINTER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Texas blues guitar legend JOHNNY WINTER has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: HEAVEN AND HELL (UK) IN FLAMES (S) DREAM THEATER (US) EUROPE (S) FOREIGNER (US) HAMMERFALL (S) MOTÖRHEAD (UK) JOHNNY WINTER BAND (US) ...

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Updated: HEAVEN AND HELL, MOTÖRHEAD, DREAM THEATER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

HEAVEN AND HELL, MOTÖRHEAD, DREAM THEATER, IN FLAMES, URIAH HEEP, RIOT, EUROPE and FORBIDDEN are among the first confirmed bands for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH BLACKFOOT BULLET DREAM THEATER ENFORCER EUROPE FORBIDDEN FOREIGNER HAMMERFALL ...

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SEVENTH RIZE Signs With CHAVIS RECORDS

Odessa, Texas-based hard rockers SEVENTH RIZE have inked a deal with Chavis Records for the release of their "Full Moon" album. The CD was produced by Bobby Rock (NELSON, VINNIE VINCENT INVASION, HARDLINE), with songs co-written with Bruce Turgon (FOREIGNER, PLACES OF POWER). A February 2009 release is expected. SEVENTH RIZE is: Stacy Humphries - ...

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BENEDICTUM: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of BENEDICTUM's October 28, 2008 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). BENEDICTUM's sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", was released in Europe on January 25 via Locomotive Records (March 4 in the U.S.). The follow-up to 2006's "Uncreation" contains 10 original songs plus a cover version of the ACCEPT ...

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BENEDICTUM To Utilize Stand-In Drummer For GIRLSCHOOL Tour

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have issued the following update. "We would like to announce that Blackie Sanchez will be playing drums on our tour with GIRLSCHOOL in October. Paul Courtois will not be able to make the tour due to personal obligations. We are really excited to be working with Blackie again; he ...

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BENEDICTUM Confirmed For UK's HARD ROCK HELL II Festival

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have been confirmed for the Hard Rock Hell II festival, set to take place December 5-7, 2008 at Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, UK. The Hard Rock Hell II festival billing is shaping up as follows: BATTLELORE BEHOLDER BENEDICTUM BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BUDGIE CLUTCH DORO HAWKWIND KORPIKLAANI MILLION$RELOAD ORANGE GOBLIN ...

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CRASH KELLY Is Back With 'One More Heart Attack'

On June 3, Toronto hard rock quartet CRASH KELLY will release a brand new slab of that intoxicating blend of '70s-inspired glam rock 'n' roll, early '80s Sunset Strip strut and timeless power pop, "One More Heart Attack" (Opening Day/Universal Music). The album features rock legends Gilby Clarke (who produced five of the ten tracks ...

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BENEDICTUM Frontwoman To Guest On Tonight's 'Black Night Meditations'

Vocalist Veronica Freeman of the San Diego-based metal band BENEDICTUM will be interviewed live tonight (Tuesday, April 1) on the "Black Night Meditations" radio show on WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. "Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal radio show that focuses on black, death, thrash, power, shred, doom, prog and traditional metal ...

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LED ZEPPELIN, KORN, STONE SOUR Drummers Confirmed For DRUMMER LIVE

Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER, UFO), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Ray Luzier (KORN, ARMY OF ANYONE, DAVID LEE ROTH), Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, SOULFLY) and Pete Ray Biggin (MARK RONSON) are among the first confirmed drummers for Europe's largest drumming festival, Drummer Live, which launches in London on June 14 and June 15 ...

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