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SUIDAKRA Sign With ARMAGEDDON, Set Release Date For New Album

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have inked a new record deal with Armageddon Music. The group's seventh album, "Command to Charge", is scheduled for release on April 25. A limited-edition digipack containing various bonus material will also be available. The follow-up to 2003's "Signs for the Fallen", "Command to Charge" was recorded at Gernhard studio ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Covers IRON MAIDEN

According to a posting on the IRON MAIDEN fans site MaidenFans.com, guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) and vocalist Robin McAuley who worked with the former on five MSG albums, have recorded a cover version of MAIDEN's "Run to the Hills". They also re-recorded "Save Yourself", a MSG classic. The MAIDEN cover could very ...

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New GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album To Feature Members Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, SCORPIONS

Versailles Records is presently completing work on a forthcoming millennium tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, which will feature current and former members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT, RATT, SCORPIONS, LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, THE SCREAM, UNION, ADLER'S APPETITE and THRILLS FOR KILLS, as well as Jasy Andrews, Richard Kendrick, THE ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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ULI JON ROTH Featured In GUITAR WORLD's Anniversary Issue

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth is featured in the 25th anniversary issue of Guitar World magazine. Uli gave his first-ever on-camera lesson about the classic SCORPIONS track "The Sails of Charon". He was being interviewed by Andy Aledort, who also did the printed transcription. For demonstration purposes, Uli opted to play with a completely undistorted ...

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THANATOS: Promoter 'Fuck-Up' Is To Blame For Greek Cancellation

Dutch deathrashers THANATOS are "very sad to announce that both [their] shows in Greece, scheduled for January 15 (Thessaloniki) and January 16 (Athens) have been cancelled at the very last moment," according to a statement from the group received by BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We'd like to state that this is definitely NOT the band's nor the label's ...

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SCORPIONS To Perform On German TV

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will perform on German TV channel SAT.1 Monday night, January 3 at 8:15 p.m. (Central Europe Time). It is a charity event for the victims of the earthquake in East Africa and South Asia. SCORPIONS recently completed a North American tour in support of their new album, "Unbreakable", which was ...

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POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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TESLA Guitarist Announces New Year's Eve Concert

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon's KALEIDOSCOPE will be performing this New Year's Eve at at the Roadhouse in Sacramento, CA. Also appearing on the bill will be ROGUE and other special guests. Free champange toasts at midnight and party gifts. Party starts at 8 pm. $15 cover. KALEIDOSCOPE recently performed at an after-show party immediately following ...

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SUIDAKRA Complete Work On New Album

German melodic black/death metallers SUIDAKRA have completed work on their seventh album, "Command to Charge", at Gernhard studio in Siegburg, Germany. Mastering duties were handled at the Monoposto Mastering Studio (DIE TOTEN HOSEN, SCORPIONS, TITO & TARANTULA etc.). "We are extremely pleased with the finished album, and we're sure you will be more than satisfied!" ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Official European Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have officially announced the following European dates as part of their 2005 world tour: Feb. 23 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Valbyhallen Feb. 25 - Karstad, SWE @ Lofbergs Lila Arena Feb. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Globe Feb. 28 - Oulu, FIN @ Ice Hall Mar. 02 - Tampere, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Czech Republic Date Added To European Tour

JUDAS PRIEST have added a Czech Republic date to their upcoming European tour. The group will be performing at Hala Rondo in Brno on April 7, 2005 — one day after their scheduled appearance in Katowice, Poland. As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Nov. 25, the U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour will ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Europe With The SCORPIONS?

The U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour is rumored to include the SCORPIONS as special guests. There has been no official confirmation on the matter, although the SCORPIONS' official web site has already posted the U.K. dates (with no mention of JUDAS PRIEST). The following are believed to be all the currently known ...

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CAGE To Open For SCORPIONS in California

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE have been selected to support the SCORPIONS and TESLA at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2004. CAGE will once again play the outdoors Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 6:45pm-7:30pm for a 45-minute set of pure American heavy ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Checks In From The U.K.

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has posted the following message at this official web site: "We're getting near the end of the tour leg in the United Kingdom. This is home turf for the guys in the band, apart from me. Soccer on t.v. any time of the day, BBC programming, but some hotels carry ...

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THANATOS: Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Dutch death metal band THANATOS will play two shows in Greece in January 2005: January 15 at Mylos Club in Thessaloniki and January 16 at Gagarin205 Club in Athens. Also appearing on the bill will be ORPHANED LAND from Israel. In addition, THANATOS will embark on a short Dutch tour with PUNGENT STENCH in ...

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TESLA Guitarist's KALEIDOSCOPE To Play SCORPIONS After-Party

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon's KALEIDOSCOPE will be performing for an after-show party immediately following the SCORPIONS concert in Sacramento at the Roadhouse. The show will start around 11:30 p.m. $10 cover. The Roadhouse is just down the road from Arco arena off I-80 and Raley Blvd. Bring your SCORPIONS concert ticket and get one complimentary ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist Checks In

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has posted the following message on the group's web site: "As you know, the last few months have been very arduous to us due to preparing for and completing our Asia tour. It was a very great and successful tour. "We flew approximately 50.000 km (31,000 miles). In addition to all ...

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SCORPIONS Ready For Mixed Crowds On Tour

The SCORPIONS kick off a U.S. tour Thursday (Oct. 21) in support of their latest album, which is called "Unbreakable", at the Everett Events Center in Everett, Washington. The dates also feature TESLA and KEITH EMERSON, and the SCORPIONS are expecting to see a wide age range in the audience. Singer Klaus Meine told Launch ...

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SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

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