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MEKONG DELTA To Release 'Intersections' In April

"Intersections", a collection of re-recorded classics by the legendary German progressive thrash outfit MEKONG DELTA, will be released in Germany on April 20, in the rest of Europe on April 23 and in the U.S./Canada in early May via SPV/Steamhammer. MEKONG DELTA — founded in the '80s by producer and bass player Ralf Hubert — ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Album Title Revealed

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have set "Ethera" as the title of their fifth album, due later in the year via Napalm Records. The CD is currently being recorded at Artesonika Studios in Pordenone (near Venice), Italy. Regarding the new album title, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS said, "'Ethera' is a word mix out of 'ether' ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS To Enter Studio Tomorrow

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have issued the following update: "VISIONS OF ATLANTIS is proud and excited to notify all of you: We will enter the Artesonika Studios in Pordenone (near Venice), Italy tomorrow to start the recordings for our next album! The main producer for this most ambitious VISIONS OF ATLANTIS output so ...

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Former VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singer Dies At 27

Nicole Bogner, who was the vocalist for Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS from 2000 to 2005, has died after fighting a "severe disease over a long period of time." Bogner, 27, sang on the band's first two albums, "Eternal Endless Infinity" (2002) and "Cast Away" (2004). Commented VISIONS OF ATLANTIS in a statement: "In ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Prepares To Record New Album

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will enter the studio at the end of January to begin recording their fifth album. The group states, "The band is excited and full of energy about all the things coming up the next months!! Expect a major update with information about the studio, producers, official studio diary and ...

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CHICKENFOOT Reveals 'Truth' Behind Overlooked 'II' Album (Video)

Following their Grammy nomination for the recently released "Chickenfoot III" album, CHICKENFOOT — the supergroup featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar — released a video that playfully speculates whatever happened to the seemingly overlooked "Chickenfoot II" LP. The 12-minute clip, dubbed "Behind The Foot: ...

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CHICKENFOOT: 'III' First-Week Sales Revealed

CHICKENFOOT's sophomore album, "III", sold 42,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's self-titled debut opened with 49,000 units back in June 2009 to debut at No. 6. "III" was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, METALLICA) and is ...

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CHICKENFOOT's 'III' Projected To Sell 50K-60K First Week

CHICKENFOOT's sophomore album, "Chickenfoot III", is likely to sell between 50,000 and 60,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on September 27 via eOne Music. CHICKENFOOT's self-titled ...

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CHICKENFOOT: Entire 'III' Album Available For Streaming

CHICKENFOOT's sophomore album, "Chickenfoot III", is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music. Due on September 27 via eOne Music in North America, "Chickenfoot III" was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, METALLICA) and is the much-anticipated follow-up album to the successful eponymous debut of a rock band packed with successful veterans ...

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CHICKENFOOT: Get Limited-Edition Pint Glass With 'III' Newbury Comics Pre-Order

Pre-order CHICKENFOOT's sophomore album, "Chickenfoot III", from NewburyComics.com and get a limited-edition Newbury Comics/CHICKENFOOT pint glass (see image below) with purchase. "Chickenfoot III" is the much-anticipated follow-up album to the successful eponymous debut of a rock band packed with successful veterans guitar hero Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: New Guitarist Announced; EP On The Way

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have announced the addition of guitarist Cris Tian to the group's ranks. In other news, the band will release a new EP called "Maria Magdelena" on October 21. More information will be available soon. "New Dawn", the latest video from VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, can be viewed below. The song ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Parts Ways With Bassist

Austrian symphonic metallers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have parted ways with bassist Mario Lochert (EMERGENCY GATE). The band states, "After some crucial internal differences Mario Lochert is no longer a member of VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. "For the upcoming shows we're already working with new session members who will take over this position for now as the ...

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CHICKENFOOT: 'III' Track Listing Revealed

A much-anticipated follow up album to the successful eponymous debut of a rock band packed with successful veterans guitar hero Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar has garnered a bevy of buzz and rumors that the band is setting straight today with the official announcement of ...

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SYMFONIA Parts Ways With Drummer ULI KUSCH

SYMFONIA the new melodic metal project featuring Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS, REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE) on guitar, Andr Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN, VIPER) on vocals, Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, EVERGREY) on bass, Mikko Hrkin (SONATA ARCTICA, KOTIPELTO) on keyboards, and Uli Kusch (MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN) on drums has issued the following update: "We would like to thank all of you who ...

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Big Dogz - NAZARETH

There are those who know NAZARETH only for 1975's "Hair of the Dog" (indeed a great album), specifically the ball bustin' title track and radio smash "Love Hurts"; just like there are those who know DEEP PURPLE only for "Smoke on the Water". Then there are those who know NAZARETH as the Scottish band that ...

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SYMFONIA: New Song Available For Streaming

"Fields Of Avalon", a brand new song from SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA — is available for streaming below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's debut album, "In Paradisum", which is scheduled for release in Europe on ...

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MEKONG DELTA, WHITE WALLS Confirmed For PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Germany's MEKONG DELTA and Romania's WHITE WALLS have been confirmed for this year's edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place September 30 - October 2 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, September 30: SEVENTH WONDER BARSTOOL PHILOSOPHERS Saturday, October 1: MEKONG DELTA ...

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SYMFONIA: New Song Sample Available

A two-minute sample of "Fields Of Avalon", a brand new song from SYMFONIA — the new melodic metal project featuring former members of HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS, ANGRA and SONATA ARCTICA — is available for streaming at Symfonia.fi (in the audio player at the bottom of the page). The track comes off the band's debut ...

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