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STATE OF SALAZAR Signs With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Frontiers Records has announced the signing of Swedish melodic rock newcomers STATE OF SALAZAR. The band was formed in 2010 by five students from the Malmö Academy of Music who wanted to play rock music made for the big arenas. The band's singer and songwriter, Marcus Nygren, began thinking of the concept of having a ...

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NIACIN Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of neo-fusion instrumental power trio NIACIN. The supergroup, which consists of legendary bass guitarist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), keyboardist John Novello (CHICK COREA, EDGAR WINTER) and world-renowned drummer Dennis Chambers (SANTANA, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC), will release its sixth studio album, "Krush", this spring. The moniker NIACIN ...

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FAITHSEDGE Working On Sophomore Album

California-based rockers FAITHSEDGE are working on their sophomore album, tentatively titled "The Answer Of Insanity", for a 2013 release. The follow-up to FAITHSEDGE's self-titled 2011 effort is a concept record based on stories from singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia's life that lead up to the first album with an intresting twist at the end. It's sure to ...

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IMPERA Guitarist Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Guitarist Tommy Denander of Swedish hard rockers IMPERA was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Denander interview begins around the one-hour, 16-minute mark.) IMPERA released its debut album, "Legacy Of Life", last month through the U.K. label Escape Music. ...

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Sweden's IMPERA To Release 'Legacy Of Life' In October

Swedish hard rockers IMPERA will release their debut album, "Legacy Of Life", in October through the U.K. label Escape Music. The CD was produced by Lars Chriss of LION'S SHARE. According to a press release, IMPERA "consists of solid musicians who have earned their wings through hard work with an impressive number of world-class stars ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS Rejoined By Ex-BLIND GUARDIAN Drummer THOMEN STAUCH

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the multinational project featuring Jens Karlsson (vocals; PERSUADER) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar; PERSUADER), has issued the following update: "After quite a while of silence from SAVAGE CIRCUS, we're again ready to drop some news your way. "Some of you might have thought 2009's 'Of Doom And Death' was the last thing you'd ...

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HURRICANE: New Video Interview Posted Online

Jett Dunlap recently conducted an interview with reformed '80s Los Angeles rockers HURRICANE at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. HURRICANE is a powerful hard rock band from Los Angeles that formed in 1984 by guitarist Robert Sarzo, and bassist Tony Cavazo. Cavazo, former QUIET RIOT and SNOW ...

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REDEMPTION: 'This Mortal Coil' First-Week Sales Revealed

"This Mortal Coil", the fifth studio album from REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, sold around 1,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums ...

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REDEMPTION: 'This Mortal Coil' Trailer Available

A trailer for "This Mortal Coil", the fifth studio album from REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, can be seen below. Due on September 26 in Europe and October 11 in North America via InsideOut Music, the follow-up to 2009's ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Guest On WJCU's 'Metal On Metal'

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will guest on WJCU's "Metal On Metal" radio program tonight (Friday, September 23) at 6:30 p.m. EST. Schenker will discuss and premiere music from his forthcoming album, "Temple Of Rock", and give details on his U.S. tour with Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West, set to launch in October. "Metal On ...

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REDEMPTION: New Song Available For Streaming

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and legendary FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, will release its fifth studio album, "This Mortal Coil", on September 26 in Europe and October 11 in North America via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2009's "Snowfall On Judgment Day" was recorded and ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: More 'Temple Of Rock' Details Revealed

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release his new album, "Temple Of Rock", in Japan on September 7, in Europe on September 23 and in North America on October 11. "The Temple of Rock is within me," says Michael, "where I create since I was introduced to the amazing invention of the distorted guitar which is ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: New Song Available For Streaming

"Miss Claustrophobia", a brand new song from legendary guitarist Michael Schenker, is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off Schenker's new album, "Temple Of Rock", which will be released on September 7 in Japan. The CD will arrive in the U.K. on September 26. "Temple Of Rock" reportedly features guest ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Temple Of Rock' Artwork Unveiled

"Temple Of Rock", the new album from legendary guitarist Michael Schenker, will be released on September 7 in Japan. The CD will arrive in the U.K. on September 26 The CD will reportedly feature guest appearances by the following musicians: * Rudolf Schenker (SCORPIONS) - Guitar * Pete Way (UFO) - Bass * Neil Murray ...

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SLASH, ZAKK WYLDE Featured On New LESLIE WEST Album

Legendary guitarist and MOUNTAIN founder Leslie West will release a brand new solo album entitled "Unusual Suspects" in Europe on Monday, September 19 via Provogue Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Blue Me" features West alongside a hand-picked line-up of the finest guitar players alive today including Slash, blues-rock guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ...

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Resurrected HURRICANE Schedules Comeback Debut

Reformed '80s Los Angeles rockers HURRICANE will play their first show on Saturday, July 2 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California with ALCATRAZZ. HURRICANE is a powerful hard rock band from Los Angeles that formed in 1984 by guitarist Robert Sarzo, and bassist Tony Cavazo. Cavazo, former QUIET RIOT and SNOW bassist, ...

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Drummer MIKE TERRANA Talks About 'Sinfonica' Album In New Video Interview

Drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA TURUNEN, MASTERPLAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, SAVAGE CIRCUS, RAGE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) recently spoke to Evans Percussion about his third solo album, "Sinfonica", which contains 11 famous classical orchestral tracks accompanied by his drumming. You can now watch the chat below. Commented Terrana: "The idea for the 'Sinfonica' project originally came into being, ...

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MIKE TERRANA At MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT 2011 Fair; Video Available

Drumxound.de has uploaded video footage of drummer Mike Terrana's (TARJA TURUNEN, MASTERPLAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, SAVAGE CIRCUS, RAGE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) appearance at the GEWA soundroom at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2011 fair, which is being held April 6-9, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. You can now watch the six clips below. Terrana attempted to set ...

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