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MASTERPLAN Guitarist Records Guest Appearance For TRIBUZY Solo Album

Former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow has just finished recording a guest appearance for the forthcoming solo project of former THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy, dubbed "Execution". Grapow reportedly appears on two songs: "Web of Life", in which he shares the guitar lines with Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), and "Absolution", which brings together Grapow, former ...

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MASTERPLAN Prepare To Record Second Album

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, are preparing to enter the Crazy Cat studio in Hamburg, Germany with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, SKINLAB) to begin recording their second album, tentatively due late January 2005 through AFM Records ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Singer Records Guest Appearance For TRIBUZY Solo Album

Former HELLOWEEN singer Micheal Kiske has recorded a guest appearance for the forthcoming solo project of former THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy, dubbed "Execution". Kiske reportedly "sings one of the most important songs of the album, called 'Absolution', a song lasting ten minutes, that tells about the effort of a celestial creature (performed by Michael) to ...

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JUDAS PRIEST to Play 'Old Favorites' On OZZFEST Tour

JUDAS PRIEST are planning on playing a set list consisting of old favorites during their appearance at this year's Ozzfest, then returning to the States in early 2005 on the heels of their as-yet-untitled new album, which they've been recording with Roy Z (who's previously produced HALFORD as well as BRUCE DICKINSON and DOWNSET). "On ...

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Former TWO HIT CREEPER Members Launch THE UNHEARD OF

Former TWO HIT CREEPER members Jim (guitar) and Mike (vocals) have formed a new band called THE UNHEARD OF. "Like we said a year and a half ago when we ended TWO HIT CREEPER, this band is pure unadulterated rock with influences stemming from LED ZEPPELIN, GN'R, STP, ALICE IN CHAINS, BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW," ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

THE WILDHEARTS have announced four extra dates in the U.S. during their upcoming tour as support for THE DARKNESS. They are as follows: Jun. 05 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (w/ NASHVILLE PUSSY) Jun. 10 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note Jun. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar Jun. 19 - New ...

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MARSHALL LAW Demo New Songs, Ex-PARADISE LOST Drummer Assists

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW have demoed up the following tracks for inclusion on a new studio album, tentatively due later this year: 01. Retribution 02. Bloodlines 03. Axis Of Power 04. What Lies Behind 05. Why Do Men Die 06. Nothing Lasts Forever 07. Faith Divides 08. Waiting For The Sign 09. ...

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DISCHARGE To Tour Brazil In June

British hardcore pioneers DISCHARGE will embark on their first-ever tour of Brazil next month. The band's current touring lineup consists of original members Terry "Tez" Roberts (drums), Tony Bones (guitar) and Roy "'Rainy" Wainwright (bass), alongside longtime friend, VARUKERS vocalist Rat. DISCHARGE will play five shows in Brazil, including two gigs with Brazilian hardcore veterans ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Album To Receive U.S. Release

THE WILDHEARTS have set a May 4 release date through Sanctuary Records for their latest album, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed". The CD includes guest appearances by THERAPY? guitarist/vocalist Andy Cairns and THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins. As previously reported, THE DARKNESS have once again invited THE WILDHEARTS to support them on their upcoming U.S./Canadian ...

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ETERNAL GRAY Part Ways With Singer, Complete New EP

Israeli death metallers ETERNAL GRAY have parted ways with vocalist/guitarist Eyal Glottman due to "personal reasons." "We wish him luck and success in the future," the band write on their web site. In other news, ETERNAL GRAY will be releasing a special EP entitled "Deeds of Hate" in early July. "This will be a unique ...

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RICHIE SCARLET: Former FREHLEY'S COMET Guitarist To Issue New Solo CD

Veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will release his fourth solo album, "Live: Stage to Stage", on April 6 through Front Row Seat Media. According to an official press release, the disc contains "blues-infused, working-man rock & roll … delivered with power and vitality showcasing originals and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tour, working ...

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ABLOOM Recording New Demos With SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the Los Angeles-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have been in the studio with SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian recording a "nonstop slew of demos," which the band are currently using to procure a record deal, according to an ...

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ABLOOM: More Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 13 - The Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA (w/ SUPERMODEL SUICIDE, SKYS OF FIRE) Feb. 20 – Static - Scottsdale, AZ (w/ BLDG5, PH8, DEMPSEY) Feb. ...

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ANGEL Keyboardist Invests In Hard Rock Biloxi

Greg Giuffria, the keyboardist for the 1970s hard rock band ANGEL, is one of the investors in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, according to SunHerald.com. Construction of the $235 million resort is set to begin next week. Roy Anderson Corp., which will build the casino, already has trailers on the property. For Giuffria, ...

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ABLOOM: More Live Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA (w/ REVOLUTION SMILE) Feb. 20 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ Feb. 21 – Static - Scottsdale, ...

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ABLOOM To Open For THE REVOLUTION SMILE In California

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will be opening for THE REVOLUTION SMILE at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on January 28. ABLOOM's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO). ...

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ABLOOM: New Music Posted Online

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have posted two new tracks in MP3 format at their official web site. The songs, "January 2nd" and "What You Came For", will be available for download for one day only. ABLOOM's ...

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