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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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DOKKEN: European Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN will be touring Europe starting April 6 in Copenhagen. Prior to the start of the European trek, DOKKEN will be playing on March 19 at the 94 Rock's Blarney Bash at the NM State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Support at the show will come from L.A. GUNS. Upcoming DOKKEN shows: Mar. 19 - ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Mexico's 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST

The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), featuring German guitar legend Michael Schenker (ex-SCORPIONS/UFO), have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival lineup is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MSG WARCRY ...

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WARCRY, SHADOWKEEP Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Spain's WARCRY and England's SHADOWKEEP are the latest acts to be confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) (USA/UK) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) (USA) WARCRY (SP) ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

DANZIG have been confirmed as the co-headliners, alongside MOTÖRHEAD, on the Main Stage of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin is the confirmed headliner on the second stage. The rest of the festival ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST VOL. II

MOTÖRHEAD are the first band confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II to be held on Saturday May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The first edition of the festival was held last year on November 13, 2004 and featured TWISTED SISTER (headliner), DIO, QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HATEBREED, SHAMAN ...

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Singer GRAHAM BONNET To Perform With MICHAEL SCHENKER Tonight

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will perform with Michael Schenker tonight at approximately 11:00 p.m. PST at the NAMM "Night Of Guitar" concert at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, California. Graham will likely just sing one song, but it will be "a historic reunion just the same," according ...

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WAR & PEACE To Release Live Album In April

WAR & PEACE, the band led by former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson, are currently mixing their live album for an April release via Z Records. The album was recorded during the band's headlining appearance at the Z Rock 04 bash at the world-famous Cavern club, Liverpool on Sunday, September 19. The band's set was an ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' Remix Completed

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) has finished remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in the spring. Commented Sneap: "I finished the remixes [Saturday] night [Jan. 15] bar a couple of vocals that got lost somewhere between Seattle and the U.K. (only a whisper and ...

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Vocalist KELLY KEELING To Pen Autobiography

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) has posted the following message on his web site: "I will soon be back on tour with George Lynch, Marten Andersson, and Mike Fro with a new set of material. I’m finally enjoying myself again and really looking ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist, LABYRINTH Singer Join Forces In HEADRUSH

HEADRUSH, the Italian hard rock band featuring ex-DOKKEN guitar wizard Alex De Rosso and LABYRINTH singer Roberto Tiranti, will release their debut album in Europe on March 21 via Frontiers Records (in Japan via King Records). The band's inception came about last summer when Alex started to write the material in collaboration with Pat Scalabrino, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Perform At NAMM Convention

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) will be performing at the upcoming NAMM convention. The concert will take place Thursday, January 20, which is the first night of the convention. The venue it will be held at is called Vault 350, which is located in Long Beach, CA. Also playing on the bill will be George Lynch ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their highly anticipated new album, "Alien", now set for a March 22 release. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2003 release "SYL" was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in mainman Devin Townsend's studio in ...

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DON DOKKEN Says GEORGE LYNCH Is His Own Worst Enemy

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken recently spoke to KNAC.com's Jeff Kirby about his reputation for being "difficult" and ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: There was a report that DOKKEN was slated to do a show at the Anaheim House of Blues, but that ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' To Be Remixed By ANDY SNEAP, Reissued In Early 2005

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) is remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in early 2005. "Enemies of Reality" (2003) was originally recorded in Seattle with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and was widely criticized for its muddy, inferior production compared ...

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