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SAVATAGE Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY: New Solo Album Details Revealed

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery will be entering the studio in New York City on February 8 to begin the recording his next solo CD, entitled "Pins and Needles". An October release via Greece's Black Lotus Records is expected. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "The Temple", "S.A.D", "Worms", "Mettle Eastern", "The Sign of ...

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WHITESNAKE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

WHITESNAKE have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ...

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DORO: 'Warrior Soul' Track Listing Revealed

German hard rock singer DORO (ex-WARLOCK) has completed work on her new album, "Warrior Soul", due on March 27 via AFM Records. The CD will be issued in a regular version (featuring 12 songs) and a limited edition, containing two bonus tracks. "Warrior Soul" track listing: 01. You're My Family 02. Haunted Heart 03. Strangers ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GAMMA RAY GEORGE ...

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ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ANVIL, BLITZKRIEG and THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BLITZKRIEG CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND ...

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British Metal Legends VENOM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST DEEP PURPLE DORO EASY ACTION EVERGREY FIREWIND FROM BEHIND GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ...

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HOLY MOSES: 'World Chaos' Reissue Track Listing Revealed

Long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES have revealed the complete track listing for the upcoming reissue of their 1990 album "World Chaos", due on January 30 via Armageddon Music. The CD will contain "a lot of surprises in the booklet, new liner notes, new photos and with a lot of bonus material," according to a posting ...

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ALTARIA To Join DORO, SONATA ARCTICA On European Tour

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA will join DORO and SONATA ARCTICA on their upcoming European tour in April/May. Prior to embarking on the eight-nation, 23-date trek, ALTARIA will perform two headlining shows in Pietarsaari, Finland. After the first leg of the European tour, ALTARIA will make several festival appearances before kicking off the second leg of ...

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Time Machine - AXXIS

Everyone outside the U.S. is probably thinking we're smoking some high-grade Yankee crack over here at HQ right about now — after all, "Time Machine" was released in Europe in early 2004, and AXXIS has a new album coming out this month. What gives with the late review? Well, Locomotive Music is releasing a bunch ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Gold for 'Winterheart's Guild'

SONATA ARCTICA's third album, "Winterheart's Guild", has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. The band will be touring North America in support of their latest album, "Reckoning Night", beginning in mid-January. As previously reported, SONATA ARCTICA have been confirmed as the opening act for German hard rock singer Doro ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN To Enter Studio In January

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the solo project of SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will enter the studio on January 2, 2006 to begin recording their sophomore album for a tentative May release via SPV Records. A number of live appearances have been scheduled for late spring/early summer, including a few shows alongside DORO and SONATA ARCTICA. "More ...

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MOLLY HATCHET, FROM BEHIND Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

MOLLY HATCHET and FROM BEHIND (the new band featuring ex-SAMSON/MAMMOTH singer Nicky Moore and former NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton) have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10, 2006 in in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CACTUS CATHEDRAL ...

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STRYPER Confirmed For Minnesota's SONSHINE FESTIVAL

Reactivated Christian hard rockers STRYPER have been confirmed for the 25th anniversary of the Sonshine Festival, set to be held July 13-15, 2006 at Willmar Civic Center in Willmar, MN. Also scheduled to appear are TOBY MAC, DAVID CROWDER, JEREMY CAMP, NEWSBOYS, SPOKEN, KIDS IN THE WAY, UNDYING ATHEM, CHASING VICTORY, SLINGSHOT 57 and MONDAY ...

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DORO To Perform ABBA Classic On German TV

German metal singer Doro Pesch will be performing her version of the ABBA classic "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)" on an ABBA tribute show on the German TV station RTL. The program will air on December 3 beginning at 10:15 p.m. Pesch has just released a new EP, entitled "In Liebe Und Freundschaft" ...

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Keeper of the Seven Keys – The Legacy - HELLOWEEN

You'd need balls the size of Düsseldorf to tack a sequel onto two of the most beloved power metal albums of all time, arguably the blueprints for an entire mini-industry that's sprung up in their wake. But hubris has never been in short supply where HELLOWEEN mastermind Michael Weikath is concerned — this is the ...

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THRESHOLD To Mix Live Album

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have issued the following update on their current activities: "Karl [Groom, guitar] and Rich [West, keyboards] are hoping to find time soon to mix the live album that THRESHOLD recorded on tour last year. Provisionally entitled 'Surface To Stage', it will be the first time that the band has released such ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Support DORO In Europe

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been confirmed as the opening act for German hard rock singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) on her headlining European tour in April/May 2006. In addition, SONATA ARCTICA have announced several headlining shows in Holland, France and Switzerland. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: Apr. 15 - Herne, GER ...

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Inventor Of Evil - DESTRUCTION

Fourth post-reunion album from these German thrash heroes, and all eyes are on the "We Are the World"-esque "The Alliance of Hellhoundz" — the track (yet another paean to how much metal rocks) boasts a slew of guest vocalists. Doro Pesch, Paul Di'Anno, "Speed" Strid" of SOILWORK, Peter Tägtgren, Biff Byford (SAXON), Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR), ...

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DORO PESCH TO Guest On ABBA Tribute TV Show

The official web site of German female metal singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has been updated with the following message: "There will be a ABBA tribute show in November on German TV (RTL). The show presents ABBA's best songs and Doro will be guest of the show, too. The show was recorded in September and Doro ...

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KAMELOT Announce First-Ever Norwegian Show

American/Norwegian band KAMELOT have announced their first-ever appearance in Norway. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. "This will be a very special evening for all KAMELOT fans in Norway!" the band write in a statement. "KAMELOT's 'March of Mephisto' video has been the #1 requested on ...

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Armageddon Over Wacken 2004 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Like the festival from which it is spawned, "Armageddon Over Wacken" is a mammoth undertaking, not for the faint of heart or elitist in spirit. A died-and-gone-to-metal-heaven bacchanal where DIO and MOTÖRHEAD slot next to BAL-SAGOTH, MAYHEM and CANNIBAL CORPSE — and they all end up sharing a stage with off-the-radar-screen bands like FEINSTEIN and ...

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KAMELOT Add Keyboardist OLIVER PALOTAI As Permanent Member

American/Norwegian power metal act KAMELOT have announced the addition of German keyboardist/guitarist Oliver Palotai (DORO, ULI JON ROTH) as the new and permanent member of the band. "We have been very fortunate to work with great keyboardists from around the world," stated KAMELOT guitarist/founder Thomas Youngblood. "After the first 'Black Halo' tour earlier this year, ...

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DORO PESCH To Release New EP In November

German metal singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) will release a new EP, "In Liebe Und Freundschaft" (For Love and Friendship), on November 4 via AFM Records. The EP's title cut will be a first taste of Doro's upcoming album, tentatively titled "Warrior Soul", which is due on March 24, 2006. The complete track listing for the ...

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Strength, Power, Will, Passion - HOLY MOSES

On a purely visceral level, the new HOLY MOSES is a more satisfying beast than ARCH ENEMY's latest — a female-fronted thrash album with roaring harsh vocals and simple, speed-picking riffing that should make any SLAYER, SODOM or THE HAUNTED fan happy. Frontwoman Sabina Classen has been doing this off and on since the early ...

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