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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Cover Of MICHAEL JACKSON's 'Beat It'; Audio Sample Available

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release a new album called "High Impact" on December 8 (one day earlier internationally). The set is described as "a mind-boggling, high-paced compilation record" featuring a "surprise" bonus track — Yngwie's never-before-released interpretation of the MICHAEL JACKSON mega-hit classic "Beat It", which contains Malmsteen's own magical touch and ex-JUDAS ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage From Grand Rapids, Buffalo Posted Online

Official Metallica.com footage from METALLICA's November 9, 2009 concert at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the November 10 show at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York — including clips of pre-show meet-and-greets, tuning-room jams, soundcheck, photo shoots and the actual performances — can be viewed below. METALLICA's setlist November 9, 2009 at ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Covers MICHAEL JACKSON Classic 'Beat It' On 'High Impact' Compilation

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will release a new album called "High Impact" on December 8 (one day earlier internationally). The set is described as "a mind-boggling, high-paced compilation record" featuring a "surprise" bonus track — Yngwie's never-before-released interpretation of the MICHAEL JACKSON mega-hit classic "Beat It", which contains Malmsteen's own magical touch and ex-JUDAS ...

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MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG: New Tour Dates Announced

MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG, the band led by former RAMONES drummer Marky Ramone, has scheduled the following dates: Saturday, October 24 @ 7:00 p.m. El Mexicano Rock Fest: El Tri, La Cuca, Marky Ramone Santa Clara Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA Price: $40 Saturday, October 31 @ 8:00 p.m. Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mount Pleasant, MI ...

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HAIL! Performs JUDAS PRIEST Classics With DIMMU BORGIR Guitarist

More fan-filmed video footage of HAIL!'s September 1, 2009 concert at Blæst in Trondheim, Norway can be viewed below. HAIL!'s current touring lineup includes guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, BEYOND FEAR, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH), bassist David Ellefson (F5, MEGADETH) and drummer Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, SOULFLY). The group's setlist ...

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BLITZKRIEG Drummer Joins CHAOS ASYLUM

Drummer Phil Brewis of NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG has joined CHAOS ASYLUM, the British metal band which also features in its ranks BLITZKRIEG guitarist Guy Laverick. CHAOS ASYLUM, which will run alongside BLITZKRIEG commitments, is preparing for gigs in November and is currently writing material for its as-yet-untitled debut album. According to the group's official bio, ...

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Original BITZKRIEG Guitarist IAN JONES Dies

Ian Jones, original guitarist for New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) legends BLITZKRIEG, passed away on August 10 after a long illness. Jones was in BLITZKRIEG in 1980-1981 and played rhythm guitar on BLITZKRIEG's 1981 seven-inch EP "Buried Alive", which was released by Neat Records. He also co-wrote the classic track "Blitzkrieg" (made famous ...

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BLITZKRIEG, EDEN'S CURSE, DARKNESS DYNAMITE, Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

BLITZKRIEG, EDEN'S CURSE, DARKNESS DYNAMITE and MALEFICE have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: ABGOTT AGONYST ALTERNATIVE CARPARK AMON AMARTH ANATHEMA ANNWN ANTERIOR APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY ARTHEMIS BATTLELORE BEHOLDER BIOMORTAL ...

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VADER To Tour Poland With MARDUK

Polish extreme metallers VADER will team up with the Swedish black metal outfit MARDUK for the Blitzkrieg 5 tour of Poland beginning on August 29 in Warsaw. Also appearing on the bill are Polish bands CHAINSAW and ESQARIAL as well as other guest acts. Commented MARDUK guitarist Morgan Håkansson: "MARDUK are proud to announce that ...

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VADER: 'Necropolis' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Polish death metallers VADER will release their new album, "Necropolis", in Europe on August 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, mixed the CD at his ...

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VADER: New 'Necropolis' Studio Video Report Posted Online

Polish death metallers VADER will release their new album, "Necropolis", in late August via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, mixed the CD at his Antfarm Studios ...

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VADER Completes Work On New Album

Polish death metallers VADER will release their new album, "Necropolis", in late August via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, mixed the CD at his Antfarm Studios ...

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VADER: Second Video Report From The Studio Posted Online

Polish death metallers VADER will release their new album, "Necropolis", in late August via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, will mix the CD at his ...

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U.K.'s ROCK OF AGES Festival Rescheduled For November

The third Rock Of Ages festival, which was previously scheduled to take place June 20-21, 2009 at the 2,000-capacity facility Barco 2 in Swansea, U.K., has been rescheduled for November 20-22. The organizers say, "Most of the original lineup has been reconfirmed and of those that haven't, we are still waiting for a couple of ...

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VADER Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Polish death metallers VADER have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Commented the band: "We are very glad that after so many years VADER finally joined one of the biggest metal labels in the world. We really believe in their potential, experience and famous German reliability. We are pretty confident that the cooperation will ...

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VADER: Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER have entered Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros. to begin recording their next studio album, "Necropolis", tentatively due in August/September. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, will mix the CD at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark. ...

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DEATHSTARS: Footage From 'Termination Bliss' Recording Sessions Posted Online

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS have posted behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the group's sophomore album, "Termination Bliss". The eight-minute clip, which can be viewed below, includes footage from the recording and mixing sessions, as well as private footage from the "Cyanide" and "Blitzkrieg" video shoots and more. "Termination Bliss" entered the German ...

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VADER Frontman Checks In From The Studio

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER have entered Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros. to begin recording their next studio album, "Necropolis", tentatively due in August/September. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, will mix the CD at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark. ...

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VADER To Tour Europe With MARDUK

In early September, Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will kick off a tour of their home country in support of their upcoming album "Necropolis". The Polish leg of the tour will consist of approximately 12-13 shows in some of the country's biggest cities. Every concert will be preceded by a fan meet-and-greet at the EMPik ...

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Stormlegion - KOMMANDANT

Featuring in its ranks veterans of bands like USURPER, CIANIDE, and CORPSEVOMIT, Chicago's KOMMANDANT keeps it tremolo picked and blast beaten on "Stormlegion". Black metal with subtle dirty thrash undertones is the soup of the day. While the straightforward, no-frills approach has its merits, the songwriting occasionally suffers from a lack of distinction. The approach ...

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DEATHSTARS Vocalist In KinKats Magazine Photo Shoot; Behind-The-Scenes Footage Available

Vocalist Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh of the Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS recently took part in an exclusive photo shoot with Germany's KinKats magazine. Behind-the-scenes footage from the session can be viewed below. DEATHSTARS' third album, "Night Electric Night", will be released on January 30 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was mixed ...

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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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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Ringtones Available

The following YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ringtones are available for purchase via AT&T: * Icarus Dream Suite * Blitzkrieg * Blue * Death Dealer * Caprici Di Diablo * Brothers * Vengeance * Heavy Heart * Miracle Of Life * Prelude To April "Perpetual Flame", the new album from Malmsteen, sold around 2,000 copies in ...

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