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DRAGONLORD Schedule Virginia Date

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — are scheduled to perform at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia on July 7. More dates are expected to be announced soon. DRAGONLORD's ...

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Out For Blood - SADUS

One of the great injustices of extreme music history is that SADUS are known primarily as a secretarial pool for bigger bands. Drummer Jon Allen does time in TESTAMENT and DRAGONLORD, while bassist Steve DiGiorgio has seemingly jammed with everyone heavier than the MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR (partial resume: DEATH, ICED EARTH, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH, FUNERAL). ...

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Black Wings of Destiny - DRAGONLORD

With TESTAMENT plagued by periods of frustrating dormancy, founding guitarist Eric Peterson resurrects his DRAGONLORD black metal side project, last seen on record racks with a respectable debut ("Rapture") in 2001. It's surprising that "Black Wings of Destiny" has been such a relatively low-profile release so far, given the band's supergroup status — Peterson is ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEMON HUNTER, DRAGONLORD, ALLELE

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 1, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): DEMON HUNTER – "The Triptych": 6,000 ...

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ROSTRUM To Open For DRAGONLORD In Montreal

Black metal act ROSTRUM will open for DRAGONLORD and FORCE OF EVIL on November 5 at Foufounes Electriques in Montreal. The band will take this opportunity to launch their first DVD project, which contains two videos ("The Lust of Raping Your God" and "I'll be Saved") and the band's experimental Satanic short film, entitled "Ritualis", ...

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DRAGONLORD: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — have lined up the following U.S. dates during October/November: Oct. 29 - Jimmy Z's - Everett, WA Oct. 31 - The Bluebird ...

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Former CRADLE OF FILTH Guitarist Joins DRAGONLORD On Tour

Former CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist Gian Pyres will be joining DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — for a U.S. tour starting in November this year. Gian, who was last seen playing guitar for CHRISTAN ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new OLD MAN'S CHILD track, entitled "Enslaved and Condemned", has been made available for download at this location (MP3, 4 MB). "Enslaved and Condemned" comes off the Norwegian band's upcoming album, "Vermin", due in Europe on October 18 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "In Defiance of Existence" was recorded ...

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OLD MAN'S CHILD: More 'Vermin' Details Revealed

OLD MAN'S CHILD, the Norwegian band featuring DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Galder, will release their new album, "Vermin", on October 18 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "In Defiance of Existence" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and features a guest appearance by TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Eric Peterson. Artwork was handled by Set. ...

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DRAGONLORD: 'Black Wings Of Destiny' Track Listing Revealed

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Black Wings of Destiny", due in Europe on September 26 and October 4 in the U.S. via Escapi Music (note: the U.S. release date may get pushed back to October ...

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DRAGONLORD: Release Dates Announced For Sophomore Album

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, will release their sophomore album, "Black Wings of Destiny", on September 26 in Europe and October 4 in the U.S. via Escapi Music. The follow-up to 2001's "Rapture" (Spitfire Records) was recorded and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, DIMMU ...

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MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, EXODUS Members To Participate In THRASH AGAINST CANCER Benefit Concert

Current and former members of MACHINE HEAD, SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL will comprise the "All-Star" guest lineup, which is scheduled to appear and participate at the Thrash Against Cancer benefit on July 9 at The Pound SF outdoor amphitheatre in San Francisco, California. Confirmed guests include: Steve "Zetro" Souza (ex-EXODUS, LEGACY) Phil Demmel ...

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FORCE OF EVIL And POWERGOD Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

FORCE OF EVIL, POWERGOD and HAEMOTOM have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Meanwhile, FEINSTEIN (the new band featuring former THE RODS frontman/ELF guitarist David "Rock" Feinstein, ROYAL HUNT singer John West, and ex-FOGHAT/THE OUTLAWS bassist Jeff Howell) ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for this year's Earthshaker Fest, a three-day event (including the opening-night party) set to take place July 21-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. MERCENARY will perform on Friday, July 22. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MANOWAR (feat. Christopher Lee, incl. orchestra & choir performance) NIGHTWISH TESTAMENT RHAPSODY (feat. ...

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NEVERMORE: Release Date Set For 'This Godless Endeavor'

Century Media Records has set a July 26 release date for the new NEVERMORE album, entitled "This Godless Endeavor". Creating metal's most progressively innovative, insidiously addictive, and blazingly entangled music, mesmerizing vocalist Warrel Dane, backed by guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and the jackhammer rhythms of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams are now joined ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Opening Night Concert

Finland's FINNTROLL have been confirmed for the special opening night of this year's Earthshaker Fest on Thursday, July 21 in Geiselwind, Germany. Other groups scheduled to perform on the opening night are TURISAS, JUSTICE, HOLY HELL and one other "surprise" act. Fans who have purchased a two-day combination ticket will have free entry to the ...

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DRAGONLORD To Release New Album In September

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We just returned from Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, where we nearly completed our recording for our upcoming release entitled 'Black Wings of Destiny'. "We thought we'd be able ...

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PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS and MACHINE MEN have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF DRAGONLORD EVIDENCE ONE EXILIA FEINSTEIN GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HOLYHELL HYPOCRISY J.B.O. ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist PETERSON: ' I Woud Love To Write With ALEX SKOLNICK Again'

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson recently spoke to Sweden's Metalshrine.se about the new DRAGONLORD CD and TESTAMENT's upcoming reunion tour with guitarist Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian and drummer Louie Clemente. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Metalshrine.se: How come you ended up [recording the new DRAGONLORD CD] in Gothenburg [Sweden]? Eric ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist: 'If We Do Another Record I'd Rather Have The Original Lineup'

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the new DRAGONLORD CD and TESTAMENT's upcoming reunion tour with guitarist Alex Skolnick, bassist Greg Christian and drummer Louie Clemente. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: There's just been some classic TESTAMENT footage released on DVD for the first time. How ...

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DRAGONLORD To Enter Studio In February

DRAGONLORD, the San Francisco Bay Area "black" metal band featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, will finally hit the studio in February to record their long-awaited second album, entitled "Black Wings of Destiny". Recording will take place in at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/mixer Fredrik Nordström. Nordström is known for his work ...

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DRAGONLORD To Support DEATH ANGEL In California

San Francisco Bay Area "black" metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, will be supporting DEATH ANGEL at Tommy T's in Concord, CA on December 17. DRAGONLORD's follow-up to their debut album, 2001's "Rapture", is tentatively expected next year through Spitfire Records. ...

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RUNNING WILD Cancel European Festival Appearances

German power metallers RUNNING WILD have cancelled their previously announced appearances at the Rockwave (Greece) and Gates of Metal (Sweden) festivals. An official statement from the band, who are said to be "very sad about the cancellations" and who were "looking forward to each show," will follow very soon. RUNNING WILD had previously postponed the ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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CHIMAIRA Book Studio Time For DEATH Tribute

CHIMAIRA will be entering Spider Studios on March 22 to record some music from the DEATH albums "Symbolic" and "Human" for the upcoming tribute CD "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Legendary guitarist James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) will be handling the production duties alongside CHIMAIRA. Commented CHIMAIRA ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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