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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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SCORPIONS Open World Cup Tournament

According to Launch Radio Networks, the SCORPIONS were on hand in their home city of Hannover, Germany, yesterday (Wednesday, June 7) to help kick off soccer's World Cup. The group performed as part of the official opening ceremonies in what's being called the FAN FESTival, under the motto "Your Game, Your Friends, Your Place." Also ...

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THANATOS Seek New Label Home

Long-running Dutch death/thrash metal band THANATOS have posted the following message on their official web site: "Bad luck seems to persecute THANATOS. During the recordings of their fifth full-length album, 'Justified Genocide', in the Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland, the band found out that their label, Black Lotus Records, more or less called it quits. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Jams With Son TYSON In London: Photos Available

FASTER INFERNO (formerly RAIDERS OF ROCK N' ROLL), the British band featuring guitarist Tyson Schenker — the son of the fabled SCORPIONS and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker — recently supported Tyson's father on the U.K. leg of his "Tales Of Rock 'n' Roll World Tour 2006". Check out pictures of Michael and Tyson performing together ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Talks About Upcoming 'Anthology' DVD Set

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickínson will release three-disc DVD set, entitled "Anthology" through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment on June 19 in Europe and June 20 in North America. This is the definitive Dickinson package, and includes over six hours of videos and live performances, and previously unreleased and archive material. The following is an interview with ...

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SINERGY To Release 'Deluxe Edition' Of 'Beware The Heavens'

Nuclear Blast Records are scheduled to release a "Deluxe Edition" of SINERGY's debut album, "Beware The Heavens", on July 14. The CD, which originally came out in 1999, will feature three bonus tracks, all of which have been previously released on assorted tribute albums: "Rock You Like A Hurricane" (SCORPIONS cover), "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (The ...

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TWISTED SISTER: London Show Cancelled

According to Ticketmaster, TWISTED SISTER's previously announced June 27 headlining show at the London Hammersmith Apollo — which was to feature HANOI ROCKS in the support slot — has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation, although several fan postings on the official HANOI ROCKS forum seem to indicate that "poor ticket sales" ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

HELLFUELED have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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ULI JON ROTH: East Coast Tour Recap

Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) production manager Jeff Agins has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding Roth's current U.S. tour and upcoming first-ever Sky Academy Seminar & Sky Music Festival, which is going to take place in Los Angeles, California on May 24-28: "I just got back home for a couple of days before heading ...

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MELECHESH: New Album Delayed

MELECHESH mainman Melechesh Ashmedi has issued the following statement regarding the status of the band's new album, "Emissaries": "By now many are speculating as to why the new MELECHESH album is not out yet. The release date was supposed to be sometime in May, but this date is postponed and Osmose Productions now aim to ...

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THE LIZARDS To Tour With ULI JON ROTH

Hard rock band THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), will be playing a series of U.S. dates with guitar legend ULI JON ROTH (SCORPIONS). They will follow this up by playing a one-off gig with rock legend RONNIE MONTROSE. THE LIZARDS are currently in the studio ...

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MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE ...

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SCORPIONS Tap DESMOND CHILD For New Studio Album

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have tapped songwriter/producer Desmond Child — who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER — to produce their next studio album, which they expect to begin recording later in the year for a 2007 release. ...

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ARMORED SAINT: More Tour Dates Announced

ARMORED SAINT have announced a number of European festival and headline appearances set for June and July. Included are the band's first dates in the U.K. since 1991 and their first-ever appearances in Ireland and Scotland. In addition, ARMORED SAINT will be playing select dates in California, including teaming up with DEATH ANGEL and FLOTSAM ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: German Castle Tour Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT have announced the details of their German castle tour, "The Village Lanterne Summer 2006", also featuring THE GEYERS in the "special guest: slot. The dates are as follows: Jul. 28 - Freyburg – Neuenburg Jul. 29 - Creuzburg bei Eisenach - Cruzburg Jul. 30 - Konigstein bei Dresden - Festung Konigstein Aug. 02 ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Perform On German TV

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest album, "The Village Lanterne", entered the German national chart at position No. 13 before dropping down to No. 32 in its second week of release. The CD was issued in the U.S. on April 4 via SPV. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT will perform "Child In Time/Mond Tanz" on May 21 on Germany's "Hit Giganten" ...

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