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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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ANGRA And CONCEPTION Complete PROGPOWER USA Lineup

Brazil's ANGRA and Norway's CONCEPTION will round out the lineup of this year's ProgPower USA. CONCEPTION will feature the entire original lineup, including Roy Khan (KAMELOT) on vocals and Tore Ostby (ex-ARK) on guitar, in their first performance since 1997. "After having experienced some real blasts at ProgPower with ARK and KAMELOT, we are honored ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Classic Videos Posted Online

In celebration of the release of the new JUDAS PRIEST album, "Angel of Retribution", Yahoo! Music (formerly Launch) has set up a special page containing many of PRIEST's classic videos highlighting the band's lengthy career. Check it out at this location. Singer Rob Halford's first album with JUDAS PRIEST in 15 years, "Angel ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

JUDAS PRIEST will be embarking on a Japanese tour in early May. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 - Pacifico - Yokohama, JPN May 10 - Shimin Kaikan - Nagoya, JPN May 11 - Koseinkin Kaikan - Kanazawa, JPN May 13 - Yubin Chokin Hall - Hiroshima, JPN May 14 - Zepp - Fukuoka, ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Taken Ill; Band Cancel Virginia Concert

MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel tonight's show at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia after singer Chad Gray was taken ill. "We are really sorry for this inconvenience, but we assure you we will make this up," the band write on their web site. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the group's current ...

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PAINMUSEUM/TESTAMENT Guitarist Teams Up With MUSICIAN'S FRIEND

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (PAINMUSEUM, TESTAMENT, HALFORD) has teamed up with the world's largest musical equipment company, Musician's Friend, in order to bring a Metal Mike Gear Shop. Metal Mike Gear Shop makes it easy for guitar fanatics to find out about and directly purchase equipment as used by Chlasciak. The exclusive home for this ...

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Angel Of Retribution - JUDAS PRIEST

One of the most eagerly awaited (and pre-ordained) reunions in metal history has finally taken place, and the recorded results are here at last. The first JUDAS PRIEST album in nearly 15 years to feature original vocalist Rob Halford, "Angel of Retribution" may not be the masterpiece some were expecting (perhaps the hype had something ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's Opening Act Revealed: A 20-Minute Animated Movie

Hits Daily Double reports: When the MÖTLEY CRÜE "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" tour officially launches February 17, the coveted opening slot will be.. a movie? Each show will open with a 20-minute animated feature, "Disaster!", featuring the band and hand-picked by Nikki Sixx, who knows the filmmakers. The short, a claymation ...

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MARSHALL LAW 'Making Excellent Progress' On New Album

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW are continuing to lay down tracks for their new album, "Axis of Power", and "are making steady and excellent progress," according to vocalist Andy Pyke. "From scrap to new equipment, new studio however we are now making powerful steps forward," he said. The upcoming CD is expected to ...

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TRIBE OF GYPSIES Looking For Lead Vocalist

L.A.-based Latin hard rockers TRIBE OF GYPSIES, featuring guitarist/producer Roy Z, are looking for a lead vocalist to complete their first studio album since 2000's "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants". Potential candidates should possess a powerful yet soulful voice (ability to sing in Spanish a plus), have a strong sense of melody, great stage ...

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Guitarist JON LEVASSEUR Quits CRYPTOPSY

CRYPTOPSY guitarist Jon Levasseur has officially left the band. His statement on the matter is as follows: "Jon Levasseur here writing to officially announce my departure from CRYPTOPSY. It is something I strangely felt coming on since a year prior to my departure (August 2004) as my inspiration for such extreme music was growing thin. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Embark On Japanese Tour In Late April/Early May

JUDAS PRIEST will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late April/early May, immediately following the group's European trek. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. PRIEST have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Among the rumored support ...

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GLENN TIPTON: 'Angel Of Retribution' Is 'Classic JUDAS PRIEST'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton has told Launch Radio Networks that despite nearly a decade-and-a-half apart, the group's writing process for the upcoming CD, "Angel of Retribution", was not forced in any way. "We've obviously evolved, but one of the things we said to ourselves on this album is we're not gonna try too hard ...

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ABLOOM Launch Vocalist Search

ABLOOM, the Los Angeles-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar, ex-SNOT), Marcelo Dias (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), are seeking a vocalist complete the group's lineup following the recent departure of Jasan Radford (ONESIDEZERO). The band are looking for "someone rock-oriented, experienced, creative and committed with a diverse vocal styling," according to a ...

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