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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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CHROMA KEY: New Album Due In November

InsideOut Music has set a November 9 release date for the new album from CHROMA KEY, entitled "Graveyard Mountain Home". The CD was produced and mixed in Istanbul, Turkey by the project's mastermind Kevin Moore (ex-DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING) between September 2003 and September 2004. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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SHADOW GALLERY To Guest On Pennsylvanian Radio Station

Progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY will be interviewed by radio station WXLV 90.3 in Schnecksville, PA on Friday, September 17 beginning at 7:00 p.m. In other SHADOW GALLERY news, the recording process for the group's fifth album is continuing along to "great success," according to a posting on the band's web site. SHADOW GALLERY's last ...

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FATES WARNING Singer Joins REDEMPTION

Sensory Records recording artists REDEMPTION have announced that Ray Alder, legendary vocalist of progressive metal icons FATES WARNING and of his solo project ENGINE, has become the group's new vocalist. He is currently recording vocal tracks for REDEMPTION's second CD, tentatively titled "The Fullness of Time", scheduled for release in early 2005. "I'm incredibly excited ...

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FATES WARNING: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new FATES WARNING track, entitled "Simple Human", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Simple Human" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "FWX", due on October 5 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Disconnected" was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut and features cover artwork ...

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HEATHEN Guitarist LEE ALTUS Comments On Bassist Switch

HEATHEN guitarist Lee Altus has commented on the recent addition of bassist Jon Torres to the group's ranks. Torres is no stranger to the Bay Area metal scene, having participated in such bands as THUNDERHEAD, WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT and ANGEL WITCH. "We've known Jon for a long time and thrilled to have ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Issues ANTHRAX European Tour Report

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey all, I'm in the end stages of tour decompression and feeling like I should write an update. I've been home now for a week but it feels like only a few days. Weird 'cause when I was ...

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STATETROOPER: New Album Delayed

The long-awaited second release from STATETROOPER, featuring Gary Barden of MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) fame on vocals, has hit another hold-up in the U.S. Although the record was originally set to be issued on July 26, the album won't actually be in the stores for another couple of weeks. The unanticipated demand in Europe has ...

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MARSHALL LAW Prepare To Record New Album

Birmingham, England-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW are scheduled to enter the studio in October/November to begin recording their new album, entitled "Axis of Power". "We have made great inroads into songs and developing them and crafting them to another level … sounding powerful tight and heavy," vocalist Andy Pyke wrote in a recent online ...

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FATES WARNING: 'FWX' Cover Art Posted Online

The cover artwork for the upcoming FATES WARNING CD, "FWX", has been posted online at this location. The CD cover art was designed by renowned record-cover artist Ioannis (DREAM THEATER, SEPULTURA, DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, KING CRIMSON, BIOHAZARD, VOIVOD, UFO, OVERKILL), who has previously worked with FATES WARNING on the ...

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FATES WARNING: 'FWX' Track Listing Revealed

Metal Blade Records has released the complete track listing for the upcoming FATES WARNING album, "FWX", due on October 5. The follow-up to 2000's "Disconnected" was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut. Commented singer Ray Alder: "We went into this record being as creative as possible, and we worked really hard. We were ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Reports On ANTHRAX European Tour

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, SEVEN WITCHES) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey y'all, I know it’s been some time since my last update but I've been away as you know. Seems like I just got back from the ANTHRAX European tour yesterday. These past two weeks have flown ...

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CANS: New Touring Lineup Revealed

More details have been revealed about the touring lineup for CANS, the solo project of HAMMERFALL singer Joacim Cans. Joining Cans in the group's current incarnation are drummer Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD), guitarist Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), keyboardist Danielle Soravia, guitarist Danny Gill and bassist Fredrik Larsson. Upcoming CANS tour dates: Aug. 09 - Bananpiren ...

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CANS: European Tour Dates Announced

CANS, the new "solo" project of HAMMERFALL singer Joacim Cans, has lined up the following live appearances during August: Aug. 09 - Bananpiren - Göteborg, SWE Aug. 10 - Klubben - Stockholm, SWE* Aug. 11 - Markthalle - Hamburg, GER* Aug. 12 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, GER* Aug. 13 - Zeche - Bochum, GER** * ...

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FATES WARNING: 'FWX' Release Date Announced

Metal Blade Records has set an October 5 release for the new FATES WARNING album, "FWX". The follow-up to 2000's "Disconnected" was recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, Connecticut and was described by drummer Mark Zonder as "very powerful and strong." Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Left Here", "River Wide Ocean ...

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HEATHEN Announce New Bassist

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have announced the addition of bassist Jon Torres to the group's ranks. Torres is no stranger to the Bay Area metal scene, having participated in such bands as THUNDERHEAD, WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT and ANGEL WITCH. HEATHEN, who are rumored to have parted ways with previous ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer KOTIPELTO To Appear At PROGPOWER USA V

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto will be a special guest at ProgPower USA V, set to be held on September 16 in Atlanta, GA. Kotipelto, whose second solo album, "Coldness", was released in early 2004 by Century Media Records, will be signing autographs, hosting a meet-and-greet, and will also be attending the ProgPower pre-party on September ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA To Tour Europe With ANTHRAX

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, SEVEN WITCHES, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Seems like just yesterday but it's been almost a month since I got back from the tour with ANTHRAX in Japan and Australia. Most of us, myself included, got some weird upper respiratory illness half way ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Finish Recording Drums For New CD

Progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY have finished tracking the drums and have now moved on to recording the guitars for their fifth album, tentatively due later in the year. SHADOW GALLERY's last studio album, "Legacy", was released in April 2001. As previously reported, SHADOW GALLERY guitarist Gary Wehrkamp has teamed up with FATES WARNING drummer Mark ...

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