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NIGHTWISH Singer's 'Ever Dream' Audition Demo Posted Online

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Anette Olzon has uploaded the demo recording that she sent to the band in November 2005 which led to her being hired to replace Tarja Turunen as the Finnish group's lead singer. The track, her version of the 2002 NIGHTWISH single "Ever Dream" (from 2002's "Century Child" album), can be streamed below. Around ...

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SOULS ON 11: 'Seasons Of Wither' Video To Debut On Friday

SOULS ON 11 — the new project featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young and one of America's true organic voices, Schascle "Twinkle" Yochim — recently shot a video for its cover version of the AEROSMITH song "Seasons Of Wither" (from the 1974 "Get Your Wings" LP). The clip was directed and edited by Evan Nesbitt ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist's SOULS ON 11 Pays Tribute To GARY MOORE

SOULS ON 11 — the new project featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young and one of America's true organic voices, Schascle "Twinkle" Yochim — has recorded a cover version of THIN LIZZY's "Don't Believe A Word" as a tribute to former THIN LIZZY guitarist, noted session player, and blues rock icon Gary Moore, who passed ...

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Former VIXEN Drummer, Guitarist Collaborate On New Song

"Bad Day", a "straight ahead rock n' roll tune" written and recorded by Roxy Petrucci (VIXEN, 1986–1991, 1997–1998, 2001, 2004) on drums, Gina Stile (VIXEN, 1997-1998) on guitar and bass, and Deana Cook on vocals, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song mixed at Stile Studios in New York. Petrucci in May ...

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WARMEN Begins Work On New Material

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, has commenced work on material for the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009 studio album "Japanese Hospitality". The Finnish group hopes to find time to work intensively on the CD in 2011 despite CHILDREN OF BODOM's hectic touring schedule. WARMEN is hoping to have ...

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STARRING JANET LEIGH Announces Final Tour

Canadian metal outfit STARRING JANET LEIGH has announced its plans to disband. A final tour of the group's homeland, dubbed "Lastt Call Tour", will take place in January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe Jan. 07 - Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh's Ear Jan. 08 - Windsor, ON @ ...

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EFFECTIONHATE Re-Imagines MINISTRY's 'Psalm 69'

EFFECTIONHATE, the experimental music project led by multi-instrumentalist Shannon Gardner-Gausten, has just released its first commercially available song, "Fifteen (Psalm 69 Mix)". A complete re-working of MINISTRY's classic track "Psalm 69", "Fifteen (Psalm 69 Mix)" is available for download at iTunes. Using bass stems and samples from the original "Psalm 69" track authorized ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG Films Video For AEROSMITH Cover

SOULS ON 11, the new project featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young and one of America's true organic voices, Schascle "Twinkle" Yochim, recently shot a video for its cover version of the AEROSMITH song "Seasons Of Wither" (from the 1974 "Get Your Wings" LP). The clip, which will premiere next month, was directed and edited ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Finalizing Solo Album Deal

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has revealed via her official blog that she is "in the process of signing with a record label" for her upcoming solo album, which she hopes to release in May 2011. Olzon worked on material for her solo CD last year with Swedish producers Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner. The album ...

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LORDI: 'Babez For Breakfast' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Babez For Breakfast", the fifth studio album from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Talks Gear, Performing With RIHANNA (Video)

Guitar Edge's Elliott Politte recently conducted an interview with EXTREME/RIHANNA guitarist Nuno Bettencourt in Chicago, Illinois. Nuno showed Politte his stage rig and talked about performing with Rihanna. Watch the chat below. The unexpected combination of the Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna and Bettencourt has in fact become what Nuno says "a great opportunity to ...

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LORDI: 'This Is Heavy Metal' Video Released

"This Is Heavy Metal", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be viewed below. A higher-quality version of the clip is available at Metal-Hammer.de. "This Is Heavy Metal", the first single from LORDI's upcoming fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast", is available for just .69¢ through all digital providers, including ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES: New Album Details Revealed

Dark Essence Records has set an October 4 European release date (September 13 in Norway) for "The Malefactor's Bloody Register", the sophomore album from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES. The follow-up to 2007's "The Dystopia Journals" was recorded at Conclave & Earshot Studios by Bjørnar Nilsen, who is also the band's frontman and was ...

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LORDI Mainman Discusses 'This Is Heavy Metal' Single

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have just released the first single from their upcoming fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast". "This Is Heavy Metal" is available for just .69¢ through all digital providers, including The Omega Order, and features cover art created by LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi. "I wanted to paint a picture which at ...

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LORDI: New Masks Unveiled

With every new LORDI album comes a brand new look for the Finnish heavy metal monsters and now with the imminent arrival of the band's fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast", LORDI has new masks to reveal. This time their costumes, as well as the music on the new album, have a hint of the ...

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