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NWOBHM-Era Compilation Receives U.S. Release

U.S. label Old School Records has released "Total Metal Attack, A New Wave of British Heavy Metal Compilation", featuring 14 bands from the NWOBHM era. The CD contains brand new recordings as well as never-before-released songs and demos. "Total Metal Attack, A New Wave of British Heavy Metal Compilation" track listing: 01. BRONZ/CHRIS GOULSTONE - ...

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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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ZAN CLAN: More WHITESNAKE Support Dates Announced

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for WHITESNAKE in Karlstad (Arena) on November 19 and in Linköping (Cloetta Center) on November 20. ZAN CLAN had previously supported WHITESNAKE in Gothenburg and Stockholm. ZAN CLAN's lineup is completed by guitarist/producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), ...

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THE RING: Live Video Clips, Photos Posted Online

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, have uploaded several video clips and pictures from their headlining performance at O-baren in Stockholm on October 6. Check them out at this location. In other news, THE RING have announced their touring ...

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AC/DC Singer Lends Voice To Video Game

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and actor Dennis Haysbert of the hit television drama "24" are among the celebrities that have signed on for key voice talent roles in Activision, Inc.'s gritty, epic first-person war action-thriller "Call of Duty: Finest Hour" Additionally, veteran writer/ producer Michael Schiffer will once again provide his screenwriting stamp with a ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces Musicians For 'Drive With Me' Video Shoot

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced the lineup of musicians that will join him during the video shoot for "Drive With Me", off his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Fueler". Joining Pearcy (a.k.a. SEP) during the video shoot will be guitarist Mark Zavon (JRZ), bassist Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.), drummer Rich Contadino (TIJUANA BULLFIGHT), and guitarist ...

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ZAN CLAN To Open For WHITESNAKE In Sweden

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for WHITESNAKE in Gothenburg (Scandinavium) on September 17 and in Stockholm (Hovet) on September 18. ZAN CLAN's lineup is completed by guitarist/producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), former TALISMAN/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren, and ex-LION'S SHARE members ...

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ALICE COOPER's Snake Undergoes Emergency Surgery

The Associated Press is reporting that just hours before ALICE COOPER was to take the stage at the careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Cooper's 8-foot-long snake ate a live rat and then mistakenly swallowed a 12-by-14 inch heating pad, wires and all, left in its cage by mistake. Before Saturday night's show, Cooper's roadies saw ...

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ZAN CLAN To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Stockholm

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE Saturday night (July 10) at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden. In other news, ZAN CLAN guitarist, producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE) is now reportedly a full-fledged member of Randy Piper's (ex-W.A.S.P.) ANIMAL. ZAN CLAN's lineup is ...

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DISCHARGE To Tour Brazil In June

British hardcore pioneers DISCHARGE will embark on their first-ever tour of Brazil next month. The band's current touring lineup consists of original members Terry "Tez" Roberts (drums), Tony Bones (guitar) and Roy "'Rainy" Wainwright (bass), alongside longtime friend, VARUKERS vocalist Rat. DISCHARGE will play five shows in Brazil, including two gigs with Brazilian hardcore veterans ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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THE RING To Release Debut Album In June

THE RING, the Swedish band featuring former HUMANIMAL/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-JEKYLL & HYDE frontman Jakob Samuel, will release their debut album, "Tales From Midgard", on June 7 through Italy's Scarlet Records. The first part of a trilogy based on the fantastic story of Tolkien's first part of "Lord of the Rings", ...

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CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION To Feature Some Of Hard Rock's Finest

Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Franklin (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, FIRM), Mats Levén (KRUX, AT VANCE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Mic Michaeli (EUROPE) are among the special guests set to appear on the debut album from CHRISTIAN RIVEL'S AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel. According to an official press release, the ...

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USURPER Announce New Singer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have announced the addition of vocalist Danny Lawson to the group's ranks. "Danny was the vocalist for the December 26 USURPER show at the Metro in Chicago, and simply his performance SLAYED!" the band write on their web site. "He was the perfect fit for USURPER and the chemistry on stage ...

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ZAN CLAN Announce Stockholm Gig

ZAN CLAN, the new band featuring former SHOTGUN MESSIAH/EASY ACTION frontman Zinny J. Zan, will play at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm, Sweden on December 5. Part of the show will be broadcasted out on the Internet at www.rockklassiker.se. The band, whose lineup is completed by producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE), former ...

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VICTORY FLAG Name New CD

VICTORY FLAG have set "Red Right 88" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due late 2003/early 2004 through Sin Klub Entertainment. The follow up to their EP, "The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life", will be their second release with the label. Art will be done once again by Jeff Gaither (THE MISFITS, THE ACCUSED, ...

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GENERAL SURGERY Add Second Guitarist

Legendary Swedish grincore merchants GENERAL SURGERY, featuring DISMEMBER singer Matti Kärki, have announced the addition of second guitarist Johan Wallin (REPUGNANT, SCURVY) to the group's ranks. The band will shortly film a video for the track "Lab Rat" (mp3) from their recently released split CD with THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS on Razorback Records. ...

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Former SHOTGUN MESSIAH Singer Hard At Work On New Music

Former SHOTGUN MESSIAH/EASY ACTION frontman Zinny J. Zan is collaborating with producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE) on material for a new album, which will reportedly feature a "harder" sound than that of Zan's previous output. Joining Zinny and Chris in the new band are former TALISMAN/GREAT KING RAT guitarist Pontus Norgren and ex-LION'S ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Release Solo Debut In August

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", in early August through Middle Finger Records in association with Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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LABRAT Rejoined By Singer ROB MCAUSLAN

After one year of working with vocalists Jamie Farrell and Martin Ives, Britain's LABRAT have made the decision to part ways with the dynamic duo and recall the services of former frontman Rob McAuslan. The decision to let Ives and Farrell go was made just before the band set off on a U.K. tour with ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Release Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", at the end of June through newly-formed Middle Finger Records. Turbin was previously scheduled to release the set via Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, ...

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