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SAXON Confirmed For United Arab Emirates' DESERT ROCK FESTIVAL

British heavy metal veterans SAXON are the final international band to be confirmed for the Desert Rock Festival 2005, which will be held on March 25 at the Dubai Country Club (Rugby Field) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The billing for the festival is as follows: THE DARKNESS MACHINE HEAD SEPULTURA WITHIN TEMPTATION SAXON JULIANA ...

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Former SAXON Drummer's LUDWIG Kit For Sale

A drum kit that once belonged to former SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler has been put up for sale by its current owner. Commented Glockler: "This is my second Ludwig kit, which I used from 'Crusader' onwards. This shot was taken during a recording session for the 'Crusader' album. This is a chrome Ludwig ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL, DISSECTION Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

AXEL RUDI PELL and DISSECTION have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL AXEL RUDI PELL BRAINSTORM CANDLEMASS DESTRUCTION DISSECTION EUROSMITH EXCITER GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK ...

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TRADATE IRON FEST: Italian Bands Announced

Tradate Iron Fest's organizers have announced the Italian acts that will play the 2005 edition of the festival. Tradate Iron Fest is a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The Italian bands that will participate in the festival are as follows: ARKENEMY BATTLE RAM ELVENKING FIRE ...

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Drummer JÖRG MICHAEL Talks About SAXON And STRATOVARIUS

SAXON/STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael has posted the following message on his official web site: "Probably you guys have heard about the tragic accident of last weekend when Biff's [Byford, SAXON singer] house burnt down in the north of France. It´s very hard to cope with a tragedy like this but on this way I like ...

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CANDLEMASS And RIOT Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

CANDLEMASS and RIOT have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BRAINSTORM CANDLEMASS DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH EXCITER GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE RIOT SAXON VICIOUS ...

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SAXON Confirm Tour Cancellation

SAXON have confirmed via their official web site that they have been forced to postpone their previously announced March European tour as a result of the band's frontman Biff Byford suffering a major loss when his house in the Normandie area of France burned down. According to a statement from the band's management, Biff, his ...

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SAXON: European Tour Postponed

According to TotalRock.com, SAXON have been forced to postpone their previously announced European tour as a result of the band's frontman Biff Byford suffering a major loss when his house in the Normandie area of France burned down. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, according to the report. The European tour dates are expected to rescheduled for ...

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Singer MATT REARDON Completes Vocals For VIOLENT STORM Debut

Singer Matt Reardon has just finished laying down the vocals for the debut album from VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino. Hailing from the U.S., Reardon's roots are said to be in "metal, grunge and rock and roll of today." His "deep and unadulterated raw powerful baratone vocals ...

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ANTHRAX: 'Among The Living' Lineup Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

ANTHRAX's legendary "Among the Living" lineup has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX ("Among the Living" lineup) BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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MEGADETH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine announced at Tuesday night's (Feb. 15) concert in Stockholm that the band will be playing at this year's Sweden Rock festival — presumably as the third headliner along with MÖTLEY CRÜE and ACCEPT. The 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival will be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The billing ...

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GOTTHARD Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

Veteran Swiss hard rockers GOTTHARD have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH (AEROSMITH tribute) GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE SAXON WHITE ...

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STATUS QUO, LANA LANE, WE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

STATUS QUO, LANA LANE and WE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES DIO ...

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SAXON To Headline Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

British heavy metal legends SAXON have been confirmed as the headliners of the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH (AEROSMITH tribute) NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE ...

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New SAXON Tribute Album To See Light Of Day This Month

Germany's Remedy Records will be releasing a brand new SAXON tribute album entitled "Eagleution - A Tribute to Saxon", on February 21. The complete track listing for the two-CD set is as follows: 01. STORMWARRIOR - "Power and the Glory" 02. TORMENT - "Denim & Leather" 03. PARAGON - "20.000 Feet" 04. V8 WANKERS - ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE Tonight

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will be the featured guest on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone", airing tonight (Feb. 4) between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight PST on 107.7 The Bone in San Francisco. Thorpe is expected to discuss the return of drummer Larry Howe, the group's new DVD, upcoming album, and touring plans. Listen ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BEHEMOTH and SAVOY BROWN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT BEHEMOTH BLACKFOOT BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CANDLEMASS CRYSTAL EYES DIO DREAM ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Serious Injury' May Force Cancellation Of METAL FOREVER FESTIVAL Appearance

According to a posting on the group's official web site, German thrashers DESTRUCTION's previously announced appearance at the Metal Forever Festival "is on hold because one of the band members got seriously injured!" No further details are currently available. The Metal Forever Festival is scheduled to take place on February 19 at the Sporthalle in ...

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U.D.O. Cancel METAL FOREVER Appearance

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have cancelled their participation in the Metal Forever Festival due to the recent passing of AFM Records label founder Andreas "Henner" Allendörfer. AFM's current roster includes such acts as U.D.O., ANNIHILATOR, MASTERPLAN, AT VANCE and CIRCLE II CIRCLE. DESTRUCTION were in the process of ...

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DREAM THEATER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

DREAM THEATER have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRYSTAL EYES DIO DREAM THEATER FORCE OF EVIL HAMMERFALL HELIX HELLFUELED KANSAS MAGNUM ...

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BRAINSTORM Complete Work On 'Liquid Monster'

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have finished mixing their long-awaited new full-length album, "Liquid Monster", at House Of Music Studios in Germany with producer Achim Köhler. An April 4 release via Metal Blade Records is expected. "Some people were surprised about my enthusiastic comments on the new tracks, as I am usually the most critical part ...

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