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EMPIRES OF EDEN: 'Reborn In Fire' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Reborn in Fire" — the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN, the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall — can be viewed below. The artwork was created by U.S.-based artist Alex Ruiz. A sneak peek at the recording sessions for "Reborn in Fire" with the melodic voice of Chris Ninni can ...

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FORBIDDEN Confirmed For Holland's ZWARTE CROSS Festival

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers FORBIDDEN have been confirmed for the "Aardschok" stage at this year's Zwarte Cross (Black Cross) festival, set to take place July 16-18, 2010 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. The billing for the "Aardschok" stage is shaping up as follows: CONVERGE DEVILDRIVER FORBIDDEN GOD DETHRONED JON OLIVA'S PAIN KAMELOT KUDRA MATA LOUDNESS ...

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GRAND MAGUS, FORBIDDEN, SACRED STEEL Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

FORBIDDEN, GRAND MAGUS and SACRED STEEL have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place July 16-17, 2010 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BULLET DORO ENFORCER FATES WARNING FORBIDDEN GRAND MAGUS JAG PANZER JON OLIVA'S PAIN KROKUS LOUDNESS NEVERMORE QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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LOUDNESS: 'King Of Pain' Track Listing Revealed

Japanese metal veterans LOUDNESS will release a new album, "King Of Pain", in Japan on May 19 via Tokuma Japan Communications. The CD will include a 32-page booklet, a LOUDNESS original pick, and application card (valid only in Japan). "King Of Pain" track listing: 01. Requiem 02. The King Of Pain 03. Power Of Death ...

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KILLING MACHINE Joined By EVERGREY/Ex-STRATOVARIUS Bassist

U.S. metallers KILLING MACHINE have announced the addition of former STRATOVARIUS and current EVERGREY bassist Jari Kainulainen to the group's ranks. Jari will continue with his position in EVERGREY, but the chance to challenge himself in a different field with KILLING MACHINE was an opportunity he did not want to miss. Commented Kainulainen: "When [KILLING ...

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LOUDNESS To Release 'King Of Pain' In May

Japanese metal veterans LOUDNESS will release a new album, "King Of Pain", in Japan on May 19 via Tokuma Japan Communications. The CD will include a 32-page booklet, a LOUDNESS original pick, and application card (valid only in Japan). More information will be made avaialble soon. LOUDNESS has scheduled the following European tour dates: July ...

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KILLING MACHINE Set To Return

U.S. metal heavyweights KILLING MACHINE are set to make their return after a break of four years. The group's current lineup includes founding member and guitarist Peter Scheithauer (ex-TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY, BELLADONA) alongside Csaba Zvekan on vocals, Jon Dette (ex-TESTAMENT, SLAYER) on drums. A new bass player will be announced soon to replace David Ellefson, ...

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AEON: New Album Title Announced

Swedish death metallers AEON have set "Path Of Fire" as the title of their third album, due later in the year via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in September 2009 at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden and was mixed the following month at Mana Recording Studios in St, Petersburg, Florida by Erik Rutan ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO Planning 30th-Anniversary Tour Of Brazil

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno has issued the following update: "I am touring Brazil for the first time with the Brazilian band HANGAR (featuring [ex-ANGRA drummer] Aquiles Priester) and this is going to be the 30th-anniversary, limited-edition tour. This is a one-off tour (once in a lifetime) featuring all of the MAIDEN classic songs ...

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LOUDNESS: European Tour Dates Announced

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS have scheduled the following European tour dates: July 16/17 - Bang Your Head!!! - Balingen, Germany July 18 - Zwarte Cross - Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands July 19 - Dynamo Club - Eindhoven, Netherlands July 20 - Knust - Hamburg, Germany July 22 - On Stage Club - Athens, Greece July 23 - Matrix ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO Secures U.S. Visa For Upcoming Tour

According to Dallas-based music immigration attorney Matt Gallagher, former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's visa was approved today by the U.S. State Department, making it possible for Di'Anno to embark on his first U.S. tour in over 15 years. Tour producer Gabe Reed commented, "Matt Gallagher's securing of this visa for Paul after so many ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO: Pro-Shot Footage Of Japanese 'Classic Rock Jam' Available

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno took part in the Classic Rock Jam on October 11, 2009 at Shinjuku Koseinenkin-Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan. Professionally filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed below. Other musicians that took part in the event included Keiko Terada (SHOW-YA), Masashi Nishida (EARTHSHAKER), Minoru Niihara (LOUDNESS) and Eizo Sakamoto ...

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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

TWISTED SISTER has been confirmed for next year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place July 16-17, 2010 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANVIL BULLET DORO ENFORCER JAG PANZER KROKUS JON OLIVA'S PAIN LOUDNESS QUEENSRŸCHE RATT SABATON TWISTED SISTER More acts will be announced soon. For more information, ...

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LOUDNESS To Release 'Live Loudest At The Budokan '91'

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a CD+DVD set entitled "Live Loudest At The Budokan '91" on December 23 via Warner Music Japan. The album was recorded on May 31, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan and features Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals. The track listing for the package is as follows: Disc 1 01. Down ...

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LOUDNESS Guitarist Jams With CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS In Tokyo; Video Available

Live footage of L.A. all-stars CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS jamming THE WHO classic "Who Are You" in Tokyo, Japan with special guest Akira Takasaki of legendary metal band LOUDNESS can be viewed below. The MEATBATS, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Kevin Chown (UNCLE CRACKER, TED NUGENT), and keyboardist Ed Roth (GLENN HUGHES, ...

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Former CELTIC FROST Mainman's TRIPTYKON Completes Mixing Debut Album

Former CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer has issued the following update: "We finished mixing TRIPTYKON's first album at Woodshed Studio in Germany late last week. I have now returned to Switzerland, where we will have it mastered by Walter Schmid at his Oakland Recording studio in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Monday. Walter ...

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STYGIA's Touring Lineup To Include Singer MICHAEL VESCERA

Boston, Massachusetts-based up-and-coming "shred" guitarist Todd Seitz has issued the following update on the debut album from his STYGIA project, entitled "Divine Allegiance": "Everything is recorded except for the guitar tracks. I've finally improved my studio equipment, so I'm taking the time to make sure the guitar tone will be just right. "I plan on ...

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MUSTAINE: Seems Like BLABBERMOUTH & ROADRUNNER Are Only People Who Don't Like Me Or MEGADETH

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "There has been a lot of talk about the possibility of a 'Big Four' tour [featuring METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX], and while I find the timing peculiar, the opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, because we ...

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OBSESSION Working On New Album

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION is working on a new album, entitled "Order of Chaos", for a tentative 2010 release. The group is also said to be in talks with Ulterium Records about a possible new record deal. OBSESSION has been confirmed to perform at next year's Keep It True XIII festival, set ...

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