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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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Capture the Magic - ICARUS WITCH

I had heard so much hype over the "Roses on White Lace" debut EP from ICARUS WITCH that I couldn't wait to check out "Capture the Magic", the band's first full-length. Needless to say, my expectations were high, based on so many press outlets worshipping the band as the savior of traditional (read: NWOBHM) melodic ...

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MARSHALL LAW Finish Mixing New Album

Long-running Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW have finished mixing their new album, "Axis of Power". "Next process is to master the album. This may take a little while longer as we have to send it to another studio for this final process," stated vocalist Andy Pyke. Songtitles set to appear on the CD ...

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SPHERE OF SOULS Complete Work On Debut Album

SPHERE OF SOULS, the Dutch prog-metal formation featuring ex-SUN CAGED vocalist André Vuurboom, have completed work on their debut album, "From the Ashes". The CD is said to be of a conceptual nature and contains thirteen tracks encompassing a wide range of influences and styles. The music is being described in a press release as ...

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SOUL DOCTOR Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Frontiers Records have announced the signing of SOUL DOCTOR, featuring singer Tommy Heart (FAIR WARNING). The group's third studio opus, "For a Fistful of Dollars", is scheduled for release on December 5. Born in 2001 as a hard-rockin' union featuring Heart together with Chris Lyne on guitar, ex-BONFIRE man Joerg Deisinger and drummer Zacky, SOUL ...

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COUNT RAVEN: Re-Releases On The Way!

Swedish doom masters COUNT RAVEN will have all four of their albums remastered and re-released through the German label Cyclone Empire before the end of the year. The first two releases — "Storm Warning" and "Destruction of the Void" — will arrive on October 14, to be followed by "High on Infinity" and "Messiah of ...

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Once Was Not - CRYPTOPSY

It has taken a while for Canadian death metal techsters CRYPTOPSY to get back on track after the departure of Mike DiSalvo. The last studio album was 2000's "And Then You'll Beg", after which vocalist Martin LaCroix entered the picture, lasting long enough to perform on concert LP "None so Live" and eventually departing. It ...

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Bastard Son - WATCH THEM DIE

Some records take on a personality of their own, and we attribute motives to them anthropomorphically. You'll hear someone describe an album by saying "it wants you to mosh", or "it makes you bang your head". Well, fair warning: "Bastard Son" from WATCH THEM DIE wants to punch you in the balls, over and over ...

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THE ARCANE ORDER Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Denmark's THE ARCANE ORDER. "THE ARCANE ORDER's music sounds fresh, heavy, melodic and unique. The boys are skilled musicians and excellent songwriters. We are looking forward to a great collaboration with them and a fantastic album in spring 2006," says Metal Blade Europe spokesman Andreas R. THE ...

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MASTERPLAN Singer: BEYOND TWILIGHT Leader Used My Ideas Without Permission

Rockdetector.com recently conducted an exclusive interview with MASTERPLAN/ex-BEYOND TWILIGHT vocalist Jorn Lande. When asked about his recent war of words in the press regarding his allegedly uncredited contributions to BEYOND TWILIGHT's the group's latest album, "Section X" (which features Lande's replacement, Kelly Carpenter, also of OUTWORLD), Lande said, "Finn Zierler [BEYOND ...

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Renowned Cover Artist Remembers VOIVOD's PIGGY

Renowned album-cover artist Ioannis (FATES WARNING, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DREAM THEATER, UFO, KING CRIMSON) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "In the early summer of 1989 on my second job for Mechanic Records after finishing DREAM THEATER I flew up to Montreal to meet four ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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Judge OKs EVANESCENCE Refund Deal

The Associated Press has issued the following report: A judge has approved a deal enabling people to get refunds on the EVANESCENCE album "Anywhere but Home" if they bought it at a Wal-Mart in Maryland. The agreement signed Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court partially settles a lawsuit filed by a local couple who claim ...

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