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Sculptor And SKITLIV Bass Player SPACEBRAIN Reveals His 'Space Bass'

Sculptor Spacebrain (Rene Hamel), who extends his artistic career to playing bass for SKITLIV, the black/doom/noise project of former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, has used his sculpting skills to design and build his own extraordinary bass guitar. Making its debut at Norway's Inferno festival recently, the "Space Bass" is decorated with Spacebrain's trademark style of metallic ...

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THE REV JONES BAND To Open For UFO In Oklahoma

STEELHEART/ex-MSG bassist Rev Jones will perform a couple of shows in Oklahoma City in April with THE REV JONES BAND, including an April 22 concert at the Diamond Ballroom opening for UFO. The group will perform many classic songs from Rev's past as well as a few new songs that will appear on an upcoming ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Roskilde Festival, set to take place July 3-6 in Roskilde, Denmark. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AT THE GATES (S) BAND OF HORSES (US) BATTLES (US) THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS (US) THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK) CHOIR OF YOUNG ...

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GALLHAMMER Concert DVD On The Way

March 3 sees the anticipated vinyl release of "Ill Innocence", the latest album by Japan's queens of blackened punk, GALLHAMMER. The LP will come as a double-vinyl gatefold release to a strictly limited edition. Order now from www.peaceville.com, or alternatively the LPs will be available from the band IF you are planning to come to ...

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SISTER SIN Wins SWEDEN ROCK's 'Nordic Challenge'

Swedish female-fronted band SISTER SIN beat out more than 2,500 groups to win the Nordic Challenge competition and land a slot at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. SISTER SIN recently released a well-received EP, "Smash The Silence". In addition, they toured Europe with W.A.S.P. during 2007. ...

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KOLDBORN Recruits Former HATESPHERE Bassist

Guitarist Henrik "Heinz" Jacobsen of the Danish death metal band KOLDBORN has issued the following update: "A few things are going on in the band —we decided to let Morten [Løwe Sørensen] go and get original drummer Rasmus [Salskov] back again. It only took a few rehearsals before we had the first new song nailed ...

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STORMZONE To Support GEORGE LYNCH In Spain

Irish band STORMZONE will support George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) during his tour of Spain. Confirmed dates so far include Barcelona (March 13), Bilbao (March 14) and Madrid (March 15). Apart from performing a full support slot, STORMZONE will also return to the stage to back George Lynch during his own set, which will give ...

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ACE FREHLEY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Original KISS guitarist Ace Fehley has been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACE FREHLEY (US) ASTRAL DOORS (S) AT THE GATES (S) AVATAR (S) AXEWITCH (S) BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US) BONAFIDE ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS To Support STEVE HARRIS' Daughter In Mexico City

THE IRON MAIDENS, the Los Angeles-based "world's only female tribute to IRON MAIDEN" (featuring drummer Linda McDonald of the long-running hard rock act PHANTOM BLUE), will support MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris' daughter, Lauren Harris, on February 23 at the Hard Rock in Mexico City, Mexico. In other news, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will be a ...

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AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH, VIVIAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH and VIVIAN have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. AVANTASIA mainman Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) will be backed during the group's performance by a phenomenal band, including members of KAMELOT, HEAVEN'S GATE and — of course — EDGUY. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist's CLOCK Schedules Los Angeles Concert

After a long, long period of silence, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell's side band CLOCK will get together again for a one-off gig this upcoming weekend. On Sunday, February 10, Vivian will be joined by drummer Mark Schulman (PINK, CHER, STEVIE NICKS, BILLY IDOL), vocalist/keyboardist PJ Smith (TOE) and bassist Sasha Krivtsov ("Rock Star: Supernova") ...

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KOLDBORN Rejoined By Drummer RASMUS SALSKOV

Danish death metal band KOLDBORN has issued the following update: "We are very proud to announce that original KOLDBORN drummer Rasmus Salskov is back in the band! Rasmus took some time off after the recording of 'The Uncanny Valley' to focus on family life and his first-born son Birk, but now he's back on track ...

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Live Progression - NEURAXIS

It is hardly surprising that "Live Progression" from Montreal technical death metal masters NEURAXIS is an easy one to recommend for fans of the band and DM mongers in general. "Trilateral Progression" knocked more than a few dicks in the dirt and this performance recorded in Quebec City during the tour for that album does ...

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GALLHAMMER: UK Dates Announced

Japanese all-girl trio GALLHAMMER has scheduled the following UK dates: March 12 - London, UK - [to be confirmed] March 13 - Leeds, UK - Rios March 14 - Cardiff, UK - Barfly March 15 - Birmingham, UK - Barfly March 16 - Liverpool, UK - Barfly March 17 - York, UK - Fibbers March ...

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THE BLACK CROWES: 'One Night Only' Tour Dates Announced

For the first time in their 18-year career, THE BLACK CROWES will perform an album of theirs in its entirety. On a special run of "One Night Only" shows beginning March 2 and wrapping March 20, fans will experience "Warpaint" — the group's first album of all new studio material in seven years, due out ...

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THUNDERSTONE Checks In From The Road

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have updated their "tour diary" with another entry from their current European trek with NOCTURNAL RITES. Bassist Titus Hjelm's latest posting reads as follows: "Another ’reunion' waited for us in Vienna. It was the first time there for us in four years. The venue was tiny compared to the previous ...

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STORMZONE Confirmed For UK's Z ROCK 08 Festival

Irish band STORMZONE has been confirmed for the Z Rock 08 festival, set to take place April 20, 2008 at Maximes, Wigan, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BONFIRE VON GROOVE STORMZONE BURN Z Rock 08 tickets are currently on sale at a special early bird discounted rate of £40 (plus recorded ...

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GALLHAMMER, MISFITS To Guest On Tonight's 'Tinitus'

Japanese all-girl trio GALLHAMMER and MISFITS' Jerry Only were interviewed for this week's "Tinitus" radio show, airing tonight (Wednesday, October 31) between 20.00 CET (8:00 p.m.) and 22.00 CET (10:00 p.m.) on Norway's P3. "Tinitus" is Norway's most popular metal show with an average of over 60,000 listeners per week (1.5 percent of the country's ...

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