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SONATA ARCTICA: DVD Shoot Moved To Oulu

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have issued the following update: "We're writing this in order to clear up some confusions about where, when and how we're going to film our next DVD. "When the orginal DVD show in Milan was postponed when [guitarist] Elias [Viljanen] broke his hand, we put off the preparations for the ...

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SIN CITY SINNERS Announces Benefit Concert

On Saturday, November 27, Las Vegas' favorite band SIN CITY SINNERS — which features Todd Kerns (SLASH, AGE OF ELECTRIC), Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT), Rob Cournoyer (RAGING SLAB) and Michael Ellis — will kick off an open-ended weekly run at Chrome (inside Santa Fe Station) in Las Vegas. The first show at Chrome will also ...

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NONPOINT: Official 'Frontlines' Video Released

The official for "Frontlines", the new single from the South Florida hard rock quartet NONPOINT, can be viewed below. NONPOINT lead singer Elias Soriano, commented, "'Frontlines' is for our country's armed forces. They risk their lives every day to protect the rights, liberties and lives of people whose names they don't even know. . . ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: New European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have announced the following European tour dates: Feb. 25 - Petöfi Csarnok - Budapest, Hungary Feb. 26 - Cvetlicarna - Ljubljana, Slovenia Feb. 27 - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy Mar. 01 - Masters of Rock Café - Zlín, Czech Republic Mar. 02 - Szene - Vienna, Austria Mar. 04 - ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Concert DVD Shoot In Milan Postponed

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been forced to postpone their concert at the Alcatraz in Milan, Italy to Sunday, February 27, 2011 from the previously announced September 30, 2010. According to the band, the reason for the date change is the fact that SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Elias Viljanen broke his right hand "while doing ...

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ANTHRIEL: 'The Pathway' Release Moved Up A Month

Finnish progressive metal outfit ANTHRIEL will release its debut album, "The Pathway", on September 17 via Lion Music. The CD was produced by Timo Niemistö and was mixed by Jussi Kulomaa at MSTR Studio. The mastering duties were handled by Henkka Niemistö at Chartmakers. The album cover art and layout was created by Jan Yrlund ...

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OZZFEST 2010: Set Times For Kick-Off Show Revealed

Ozzfest is back and fans aren't the only ones excited about it — this year's performers are pumped up, as illustrated by the quotes below. Launching Saturday, August 14 in San Bernardino, California — the birthplace of the first Ozzfest in 1996 — this year's tour will include main stage artists OZZY OSBOURNE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, HIM, APOCALYPTICA Members To Guest On New HEVISAURUS Album

Perttu Kivilaakso (APOCALYPTICA), Janne Wirman (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Antti "Hyrde" Hyyrynen (STAM1NA), Janne "Burton" Puurtinen (HIM), Elias Viljanen (SONATA ARCTICA) and Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) are among the musicians who make guest appearances on "Hirmuliskojen Yö", the forthcoming second album from HEVISAURUS, which is described as one of the the hottest things in Finnish children's music. ...

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NONPOINT: 'Frontlines' Viral Video Released

A "viral video" for "Frontlines", the new single from the South Florida hard rock quartet NONPOINT, can be viewed below. NONPOINT lead singer Elias Soriano, who put together the clip, commented, "'Frontlines' is for our country's armed forces. They risk their lives every day to protect the rights, liberties and lives of people whose names ...

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CELESTY Parts Ways With Guitarist

Finnish power metallers CELESTY have parted ways with guitarist Tapani Kangas. According to the band, "There's no friction or drama behind the scenes; the decision was deliberate and mutual." CELESTY is not seeking a replacement for Tapani and will carry on as a five-piece. Rhythm-guitar duties at upcoming CELESTY shows will be handled by Tuomas ...

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BRET MICHAELS' Doctors Put To Rest Medical-Condition Speculation

According to a posting on POISON singer Bret Michaels' MySpace page, there have been "a few erroneous, false and irresponsible statements" recently spread on the Internet and one news station that Michaels' medical condition wasn't serious, real or life-threatening. Dr. Joseph Zabramski, MD, Bret's neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute states: "The fact is, the subarachnoid ...

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BRET MICHAELS Still Not 100 Percent

According to People.com, POISON singer Bret Michaels is still suffering side effects from his April 21 brain hemorrhage and warning stroke. "While Bret may be out on the road and performing, he is still not 100 percent," Janna Elias, V.P. of Michaels Entertainment said Tuesday. "He still has pain from the chemical meningitis, ...

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ANTHRIEL Signs With LION MUSIC

Lion Music has announced the signing of progressive metallers ANTHRIEL. The band's debut album, "The Pathway", is scheduled for release on October 15. With a style that is sure to appeal to fans of the likes of SYMPHONY X, ADAGIO and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, "The Pathway" is "an absolute monster offering, possessing an exceptionally high standard ...

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NONPOINT: New Video Interview Posted Online

Musician Photo Journal caught up with NONPOINT's Elias Soriano (vocals) and Kenneth McMillan (bass) on May 29, 2010 at the KROCK Dysfunctional Family BBQ in Syracuse, New York. Watch the chat below. NONPOINT's new album, "Miracle", sold around 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Donate Guitar To City Of Bologna

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will donate his guitar to the city of Bologna during the inauguration of Music Italy Show —Italy's most important trade fair featuring musical instruments, publishing, backstage equipment, DJ and discography — on Saturday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. The Commissariat of Bologna (Mayor) will be present to accept this honor, ...

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BRET MICHAELS' Doctors To Hold Press Conference Next Tuesday

POISON singer Bret Michaels' representatives have issued the following update: "We thank you for your continued support and well wishes. "Bret remains in critical condition in ICU under 24-hour supervision by doctors and medical staff. If a patient survives the initial rupture, the first seven to ten days after are the most critical as an ...

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NONPOINT: New Video Interview Available

Gigz Giger of Rock Circus TV conducted an interview with Zach Broderick (guitar) and Robb Rivera (drums) of the Ft. Lauderdale hard rock quartet NONPOINT prior to the band's February 21, 2010 concert at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The chat can now be viewed below. Audio samples of all the songs that appear on ...

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NONPOINT: New Song Available For Streaming

"Shadow", a brand new track from the Ft. Lauderdale hard rock quartet NONPOINT, is available for streaming below. The song comes off the band's new album, titled "Miracle", which will be released May 4 via the band's own 954 Records in partnership with Rocket Science Ventures / RED / Sony. "We started writing the song ...

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