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CADAVEROUS CONDITION Releases New Album

Austrian death metallers CADAVEROUS CONDITION have just released their new album, entitled "To the Night Sky", via Oak Knoll Productions. Described as a mixture of "riff-driven death metal" and "acoustic guitar death folk songs," the CD's artwork was created by Cyril Helnwein, son of Gottfried Helnwein (who did covers for MARILYN MANSON, SCORPIONS, RAMMSTEIN). Guest ...

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SCORPIONS Drummer, TOMMY LEE's Sister To Release KOTTAK Debut

On September 12, 2006, Escapi Music — home to BODY COUNT, DIRTY RIG, WARRIOR SOUL, CACTUS, MAHAVATAR, DISSECTION and THE CARMINE APPICE PROJECT — will release the debut recording of KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK), entitled "therupy". Fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt, who, in another life, as James Kottak, drummed for KINGDOM COME and, for the last ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: U.S. Tour Pushed Back To 2007

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker's web site has been updated with the following message: "Due to the serious familiar problems of MSG singer Jari Tiura, we're sad to announce that the planned U.S. tour from MSG in autumn 2006 has to be deferred to 2007. The new dates will be announced as soon as possible." MICHAEL ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Asian Dates Announced

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) has lined up the following dates in the Far East during November: Nov. 13 - JPN - Osaka - Hatch Namba Nov. 14 - JPN - Nagoya - Diamond Hall Nov. 16 - JPN - Tokyo - Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 17 - JPN - Tokyo - Nakano Sunplaza Nov. 18 - ...

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SCORPIONS, CELTIC FROST, GAMMA RAY, AMON AMARTH: Press Conferences From WACKEN Available

Video footage of several of the press conferences held at last weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany has been posted online at Podcast.Wacken.com. Question-and-answer sessions with the following artists can be found on the page: SCORPIONS CELTIC FROST GAMMA RAY Schenker brothers (Rudolf and Michael) AMON AMARTH As previously reported, MOTÖRHEAD, ...

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Come What(ever) May - STONE SOUR

Before we got all mixed up with eighteen million different subgenres of metal, there was just one single genre: heavy metal (or hard rock), a musical space marked by a significantly harder edge than the mothership of rock and roll but also a field wide open to many different sounds and styles. Thus in the ...

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SCORPIONS To Release New Album Next May

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are looking forward to the Wacken [Open Air] show where we are going to play with our old friends, Michael [Schenker], Uli [Jon Roth] and Hermann [Rarebell]. This is going to be a very special event. If you are ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Headline Bulgaria's 'The Week Of The Sea'

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes will be headlining a special week-long event in Kavarna, Bulgaria, on Monday, August 21 at the Kaliakra Stadium. The event, translated as "The Week Of The Sea", a celebration of the people and region of the Black Sea, is organized by Bulgarian 'Man Of The Year", and Mayor of Kavarna, Tsonko ...

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GODIVA To Support SCORPIONS And WHITESNAKE In Greece

Swiss heavy metallers GODIVA, who now feature in their ranks singer Fernando Garcia (ex-VICTORY, WICKED SENSATION), will be opening for SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE on the following dates in Greece: Jul. 19 - Karaiskaki Arena - Athens, GRE Jul. 21 - Kaftanzoglio Arena - Thessaloniki, GRE GODIVA are continuing to promote their latest album, "Call Me ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Explains Bulgarian Concert Cancellation

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has posted the following statement regarding the cancellation of his Bulgarian show last Friday (June 23) as the support act for the SCORPIONS: "We're very sorry for the fans in Bulgaria that the show on June 23rd got cancelled at the last minute. We'd been at the stadium in Stara ...

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DOKKEN To Open For SCORPIONS In California

DOKKEN will be the opening for the SCORPIONS on June 30 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California. They will be replacing THIN LIZZY on the bill after LIZZY pulled out of the SCORPIONS tour due to scheduling conflicts. DOKKEN filmed their recent shows in Mexico and Greece for a bonus DVD to be ...

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EUROPE Begin Recording New Album: Photos Available

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have now started the recording of our forthcoming album (yet untitled!) and we're well on our way with recording the basic tracks. Everything is working and sounding fu**ing great... except for the bass amp that blew up and almost ...

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CIVILIZATION ONE To Enter Studio This Summer

CIVILIZATION ONE, the new "atmospheric, bone-crushing power metal" band featuring Chitral "Chity" Somapala (vocals; AVALON, FIREWIND, FARO, RED CIRCUIT), Aldo Lanobile (guitar; SECRET SPHERE), Luca Cartasegna (drums; ex-SECRET SPHERE, MORTUARY DRAPE), Vivian Lalu (keyboards; LALU, SHADRANE), and Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass; ex-HEAVENLY, MALADAPTIVE), will enter the studio this summer to begin recording their debut album, "Revolution ...

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METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN Tracks Among 'Greatest Conservative Rock Songs'

Tracks by METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN, LED ZEPPELIN and AEROSMITH have made National Review's Top 50 list of "greatest conservative rock songs." According to National Review political reporter John J. Miller, the following ingredients are required to make a great conservative rock song: "The lyrics must convey a conservative idea or sentiment, such as ...

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