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ARMORED SAINT Schedules California Concert

Legendary California metallers ARMORED SAINT will play at Viper Room in Hollywood on May 19. This will be a warm-up gig for the band's appearance at this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, which will be held May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands scheduled to perform at the Rock Hard Festival include AMON ...

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METAL BLADE RECORDS' 25th Anniversary Celebration Detailed

In 1982, Metal Blade Records began operating in a young Heavy Metal fan's mom's garage in suburban Los Angeles. The result of that metal fan's enthusiasm was the first Metal Blade Records release, "Metal Massacre", a local band compilation that included METALLICA's first recorded release, BLACK N BLUE, MALICE, CIRITH UNGOL, DEMON FLIGHT, BITCH, AVATAR, ...

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DC4's JEFF DUNCAN And ROWAN ROBERTSON To Guest On KNAC.COM Today

DC4's Jeff Duncan (also in ARMORED SAINT) and Rowan Robertson (ex-DIO) will be on KNAC.COM with The Junkman Monday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. They will be discussing, as well as playing music from, the band's upcoming debut album, "Explode". This is the first interview with the two guitarists together since Robertson joined ...

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The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote - THE HIDDEN HAND

Stoner rock isn't exactly known for its innovative streak — many of its most beloved practitioners are content to fire off the same turbo-charged riffs and yowl like wigged-out surfers about the usual velvet-poster topics. All well and good, but that just makes it all the odder when one of the genre's leading lights — ...

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SAINT: DVD Preview Clip Available

'80s Christian rockers SAINT reformed for a one-time performance last summer for the Christian metal festival Up From The Ashes. Live clips from SAINT, DELIVERANCE, ULTIMATUM and many more will all be represented as Roxx Records captured many of the performances and will release them on DVD this spring. An advance clip of SAINT can ...

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IMPALER: Tour Dates Announced

Shock rock punk/metal band IMPALER has lined up the following dates: Mar. 17 - Club Underground - Minneapolis, Minnesota Apr. 07 - Station 4 - Saint Paul, Minnesota Apr. 19 - George's Union Station - Colorado Springs, Colorado Apr. 20 - Hubba's House of Rock N Roll - Aurora, Colorado Apr. 21 - Club Vegas ...

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DC4: Three-Song Webcast To Premiere Tonight

DC4, the California-based band featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN) on drums and Matt Duncan on bass, recently wrapped up filming an appearance on FlashRock. FlashRock is an online musician's resource center that actively promotes unsigned and indie talent in ...

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SAINT CAINE Featuring Former DROPBOX, BLOODSIMPLE Members: Music Posted Online

SAINT CAINE, the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist John Kosco (ex-DROPBOX), ex-BLOODSIMPLE/DOWNSET drummer Chris Hamilton, guitarist Joey Wilkinson (ex-DROPBOX) and bassist John "Eville" Freeman, has uploaded two demo songs — "Beautiful Dead" and "You Will" — on its MySpace page. The group is continuing to write and record material for its debut album, tentatively ...

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JOEY VERA, JASON MCMASTER: New Audio Interviews Available

Shockwaves/HardRadio podcast #10 features an interview with revered bassist Joey Vera, who discusses his past and present with ARMORED SAINT, his new solo project A CHINESE FIREDRILL, his involvement with FATES WARNING and SEVEN WITCHES, his current production projects, as well as his pre-ARMORED SAINT band with MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. Also included on ...

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VADER Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran Polish death metallers VADER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HAMMERFALL HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL ...

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SIEGES EVEN Announces 'Paramount Tour' Dates

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN has announced the first dates for its "Paramount Tour 2007". They are as follows: Oct. 05 - München, Metropolis (DE) Oct. 06 - Musichall, Weiher (DE) Oct. 07 - Progpower Europe Festival 2007, Baarlo (NL) Oct. 08 - Markthalle, Hamburg (DE) Oct. 09 - Colosaal, Aschaffenburg (DE) ...

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DEICIDE Confirms Dates In Mexico And Costa Rica Despite Controversy

Death metal stalwarts DEICIDE have confirmed March tour dates in Mexico and Costa Rica, despite current backlash from members of the Costa Rican churches and community over the band's visit to the country. Monsignor Jose Francisco Ulloa, president of the Episcopal Conference and bishop of Carthage, has openly spoken out against DEICIDE's visit to Costa ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Featured In New KURT COBAIN Documentary

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan was interviewed for the upcoming forthcoming BBC documentary "The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain", which is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 18 at 10:00 p.m. on BBC2. Journalist Greg Prato recently conducted an e-mail interview with the film's director, John Dower, who also directed the 2003 ...

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SAINT VITUS Tribute Album Available For Free Download

After almost seven years of waiting, "A Timeless Tale: The Tribute to Saint Vitus" will finally be available for your listening pleasure, and to sweeten the deal, the entire thing will be available for free download. The tracks will first be released a few at a time at the SAINT VITUS tribute MySpace page and ...

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Singer JOHN BUSH: 'I Am Not Ready' To Commit To ANTHRAX Again

On January 23, 2007, Bob Nalbandian of Shockwaves magazine conducted a 36-minute interview with ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush about Bush's current status with ANTHRAX and his future plans. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET from Shockwaves Podcast #9): Shockwaves: A lot of people are wondering, everyone wants to know ...

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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

ARMORED SAINT has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ARMORED SAINT AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET CATARACT DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Wants To Write 'Unbelievable' New Record

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has issued the following update: "Unreal and impressive is the only way to describe how [Eric] A.K. [vocals] is doing so well at his flight training, and he will very soon be eligible to fly helicopters privately, then he gets his professional license soon after that. Much respect! And ...

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MEGADETH: 'United Abominations' To Be Released In May

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "It was great seeing some of the guitarists that were at [the] Dean [booth at NAMM in Anaheim, California] that I respect as players (most of them from when I was developing my own style) like ...

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SIEGES EVEN: New Album Update

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN has issued the following update: "It has been quite quiet from our side for some time now. Here a brief update concerning our 'steps' towards the new album. "Writing is going really well. So far we have finished or almost finished about six, seven songs, with a ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Frontwoman Named Best Finnish Female Singer

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's official web site has been updated with the following message: "[On] December 30, 2006 more than 7600 readers of Finnish newspaper Iltalehti voted in different categories for the personalities of the year 2006 in Finland. They chose Tarja as the best Finnish female singer. Thanks a lot to the people ...

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DC4: Studio Update

Los Angeles-based hard rock band DC4, featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN, BIRD OF PREY) on drums, and Matt Duncan on bass, has finished recording the follow-up to 2002's "Volume One" and the early results are positive. Shawn reports that ...

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BURST: Early Music Posted Online

Sweden's BURST has issued the following update via its MySpace page: "Wherever we tour and wherever we play, a lot of people always ask us about our darker days, i.e. the music that we made prior to the Relapse, Prank and Chrome Saint Magnus releases. Many of you ask us where they can get our ...

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JOEY VERA Finishing Up Mix On New DC4 Album

Bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) has issued the following update: "I'm finishing up the mix on the new DC4 record. My buddy and ARMORED SAINT axeman Jeff Duncan along with his two brothers Shawn and Matt, have teamed up with guitarist Rowan Robertson (DIO) to make their follow up to DC4's 'Volume 1'. ...

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LIEGE LORD Guitarist Joins UPWARDS OF ENDTIME

Former LEIGE LORD guitarist Tony Truglio will appear on UPWARDS OF ENDTIME's third CD, "From Genesis to Apocalypse and Beyond". This album will feature 14 previously unreleased songs in the '70s/early 80s hard rock/heavy metal style of BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, ANGEL WITCH, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, WIDOW (U.K.), QUARTZ, DEMON, UFO, Uli Jon Roth-era SCORPIONS, Bon ...

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