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REDEMPTION: New Album Details Revealed

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We have finished the writing for our new CD, 'The Origins of Ruin', and we have scheduled studio time in March and April to record the CD with a hopeful release in September. "We are once ...

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ARMORED SAINT Announce European Mini-Tour

"First off, in mid-January I was called to play some bass parts (from my buddy Jim Matheos of FATES WARNING) for the follow-up OSI record, tentatively titled 'Free'. For those of you who don't know who OSI is, shame on you! OSI is the project band from Jim Matheos (guitar, FATES WARNING), Kevin Moore (keys, ...

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OSI Featuring FATES WARNING, DREAM THEATER Members: New CD Title, Track Listing Revealed

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera, have set "Free" as the tentative title of their sophomore album, due in Germany on March 31 via InsideOut Music. The drums for "Free" were ...

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REDEMPTION Announce New Bassist

REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist Nicolas van Dyk has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I am excited to introduce you to Sean Andrews, REDEMPTION's newest member. Sean is an exceptionally gifted bassist and he replaces the departing James Sherwood, who remains a friend of the REDEMPTION family as he explores ...

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VOLBEAT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

Denmark's VOLBEAT have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA EVERGREY FATES WARNING FINNTROLL LEGION OF THE DAMNED PRIMORDIAL SOILWORK VOLBEAT As previously ...

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MARSHALL LAW Confirmed For U.K's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bloodstock Festival, set to take place September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: PRIMAL FEAR AXEL RUDI ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist Interviewed On Toronto Radio: Audio Available

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover (also in EIDOLON) was a guest on "The Kim Mitchell Show" on Toronto's classic rock station Q107 on Friday, February 3. Glen was interviewed and he performed a snippet from one of Mitchell's classic solo tracks — "Rocklandwonderland" (from 1989's "Wonderland" album). Download the audio of the interview at

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JAG PANZER Frontman To Guest On BATTLE CRY EP

Colorado Springs-based power metallers BATTLE CRY report that Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin from the legendary JAG PANZER will lend his voice for some backing parts and possibly lead on a bonus track for their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Other notable guest musicians set to appear on the recording are Matt Aub, vocalist from Virginia-based TIMELORD ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Begin Mixing Debut Album

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have started mixing their debut album with Joe Marlett at Frank and Smokey's Hideaway. Entitled "Slavior", the CD is scheduled for release this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records "Slavior" projected track ...

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Degree Absolute - DEGREE ABSOLUTE

Frontman, multi-instrumentalist, and former music teacher Aaron Bell formed progressive metal band DEGREE ABSOLUTE in 1999, and will finally release this self-titled debut album on January 31, 2006. The disc's nearly one hour of music mixes standard riff-heavy and melodic progressive tunes, jazz-influenced pieces, and moody interludes. Mixed by Neil Kernon at the famed Sonic ...

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CELTIC FROST, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Seminal avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST and German metalcore band CALIBAN are the latest confirmed bands for this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CALIBAN CELTIC FROST CRUCIFIED BARBARA EVERGREY FATES ...

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MARSHALL LAW Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST on drums, have parted ways with drummer Chris Green. "Everyone associated with MARSHALL LAW would like to thank Chris for his contribution & wish him well in his future endeavours," the band write on their web site. "As ...

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FATES WARNING/TEMPLEWITHIN Drummer MARK ZONDER: New Audio Interview Posted Online

An audio file containing FATES WARNING/TEMPLEWITHIN drummer Mark Zonder's interview with Dementia Radio, which aired this past Monday (Jan. 9), is available for download at this location (MP3). As previously reported, TEMPLEWITHIN — the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla — have ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN: Album Title, Songtitles Revealed

TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla, have set "Slavior" as the title of their debut album, tentatively due this spring via Greece's Black Lotus Records. "Gregg has been here for about a week doing vocals," Zonder writes on ...

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Psychogeist - AGE OF NEMESIS

A band sporting not one, but two Zoltans (and a Gyorgy and a Laszlo to boot) might make you think you're gonna be in for an eastern European knockoff of progressive metal better suited for the expensive studio budgets of the First World. And to be sure, there are places where AGE OF NEMESIS comes ...

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LEGION OF THE DAMNED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

LEGION OF THE DAMNED are the latest confirmed band for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4, 2006 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is hsaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BOLT THROWER BRAINSTORM CRUCIFIED BARBARA EVERGREY FATES WARNING FINNTROLL LEGION OF THE DAMNED PRIMORDIAL SOILWORK ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Details Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has released the complete track listing for the group's upcoming album, "Kill", tentatively due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). Commented Webster, "We have only four more days of ...

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MARK ZONDER's TEMPLEWITHIN Sign With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

FATES WARNING drummer Mark Zonder has posted the following update on TEMPLEWITHIN, the new band featuring Zonder, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla: "Well, it has been awhile and much has been going on. First and foremost, TEMPLEWITHIN has signed a deal with Black Lotus Records. Details will ...

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TILES To Enter Studio In February

Detroit-based preogressive rock band TILES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Work on the new songs is coming along great — so much so that we've penciled in early February to begin recording with Terry Brown. In the meantime, we're recording some demos for Terry so he can hear what we're ...

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