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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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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Reunited California-based metallers ARMORED SAINT, who feature in their ranks (former?) ANTHRAX singer John Bush and current FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical ...

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OSI Tracking Guitars, Vocals; Mixing To Take Place In January

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Jim, Kevin and Mike were at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut on November 18-20 tracking drums for the forthcoming OSI album. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Sanitago Signing Session

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will take part in a signing session in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, December 6. The location details are as follows: Avda. Lib. B. O'Higgins 142 Locales 156 Santiago, Chile As previously reported, Portnoy was scheduled to enter the studio last weekend to record the drums for the second OSI (OFFICE ...

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MEMORIZED DREAMS Part Ways With SOUND RIOT RECORDS

Norwegian progressive power metallers MEMORIZED DREAMS have ended their co-operation with Sound Riot Records. "This takes effect immediately and the band [are] actively seek[ing] a label to release [their] next album, 'End of Innocence'," the group write in a statement. "During the last year it has been almost impossible to get in touch with the ...

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DREAM THEATER's PORTNOY Lays Down Drums For New OSI Album

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy entered the studio this past weekend to record the drums for the second OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) album, tentatively due in early 2006 via InsideOut Music. "Initially I wasn't going to partake in the album and had passed on the offer, but I guess the moral of the story ...

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'Lords Of Chaos' Film Director: 'I Just Want To Tell A Good Story'

San Diego film company ZU33 is currently developing "Lords of Chaos", a fiction film based on true events in the Norwegian black metal music scene in the early 1990s. The project is scheduled to go into pre-production this month, with physical production scheduled to begin in Februrary 2006. The screenplay was written by Hans Fjellestad, ...

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Dismissal Sought In GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Case

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Lawyers for the owners of a nightclub where 100 people died in a 2003 fire want criminal charges against their clients tossed out because evidence was allegedly withheld from a grand jury. Attorneys for Jeffrey and Michael Derderian argued in court papers filed Monday (Nov. 14) that ...

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MARSHALL LAW Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Axis Of Power'

Long-running Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 13 – Dudley, UK @ JBs (supporting ZODIAC MINDWARP) Dec. 09 – Coventry, UK @ Jailhouse Coventry (supporting SHY) MARSHALL LAW recently completed work on their new album, "Axis of Power". The complete track listing for the effort ...

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Former THY MAJESTIE Singer Producing Italy's VIOLET SUN

Former THY MAJESTIE and current PLATENS singer Dario Grillo is currently producing a new album from the Italian gothic-power metal band VIOLET SUN, led by the soprano Alessandra Amata. The group's musicial style is being described as a mixture of "EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH, KOVENANT and LACUNA COIL." As previously reported, PLATENS (Haramaic word for "cosmic equilibrium") ...

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TILES: Original Drummer Rejoins The Fold

Detroit-based rock band TILES have announced the return of original drummer Mark Evans. Evans was a founding member of TILES and appears on the band’s first three releases, "Tiles" (1994), "Fence the Clear" (1997), and "Presents of Mind" (1999). TILES guitarist Chris Herin offers the following comment on Evans' return: "We auditioned some excellent drummers… ...

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Report: SANCTUARY GROUP Is 'Worth Less Than Nothing'

Times Online is reporting that Sanctuary Group, the music company which handles artists such as GUNS N' ROSES, IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT and SLAYER, gave warning on Friday (Oct. 28) that it would have to take a multimillion-pound hit to its balance sheet as it fights to ensure its long-term survival. The company told investors that ...

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NIGHTWISH Part Ways With Singer TARJA TURUNEN, Vow To Carry On

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) has issued the following "open letter" to the group's singer, Tarja Turunen: "Dear Tarja, "It's time to choose whether the story of NIGHTWISH ends here or whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready ...

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FATES WARNING, EVERGREY, FINNTROLL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

FATES WARNING, EVERGREY, FINNTROLL, CRUCIFIED BARBARA and PRIMORDIAL are the latest confirmed bands for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place June 2-4, 2006 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Also scheduled to appear at the three-day event are BOLT THROWER, SOILWORK and BRAINSTORM. More confirmations will be announced during the coming months. ...

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MEGADETH To Become 'Cartoon Legends'

According to a posting on the official MEGADETH web site, MEGADETH will appear on the "Duck Dodgers" episode "In Space No One Can Hear You Rock/ Ridealong Calamity", tentatively scheduled to air on the Boomerang channel at 7:00 p.m. Pacific on Friday, October 28. They will also appear in the series finale, "Bone Fide Phony ...

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