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SIDEBURN Signs With METAL HEAVEN RECORDS

Swiss hard rock outfit SIDEBURN has inked a deal with Metal Heaven Records for the European (except Switzerland) and Japanese territories. The band's new album will be released in February 2011 and will be co-produced, mixed and mastered by the legendary producer Beau Hill (WINGER, WARRANT, EUROPE, RATT, ALICE COOPER). Commented the group: "We have ...

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MIND KEY Announces New Drummer

Italian progressive metallers MIND KEY have announced the addition of drummer Mirkko De Maio to the group's ranks. The band states, "We're happy because we think that Mirkko is the right man for his musical background, his experience (although he's quite young) and mainly for his incredible energy and taste in playing drums. We think ...

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MIND KEY Parts Ways With Drummer

Italian progressive metal band MIND KEY has parted ways with drummer Andrea Stipa. A replacement skinsman has not yet been announced. Commented the group: "It's always difficult to part from a friend, but for the band's sake maybe it's the best decision. "We wanna thank Andrea for his musical contribution in MIND KEY's growth in ...

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UNRULY CHILD: New Album Samples Available

After disbanding over sixteen years ago, all the original members of the legendary melodic hard rock quintet UNRULY CHILD have reunited to produce a brand new album entitled "Worlds Collide", due for release on October 15 in Europe and October 26 in the USA via Frontiers Records. Marcie Michelle Free (vocals; KING KOBRA, SIGNAL), Bruce ...

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Addicted to Metal - KISSIN' DYNAMITE

If it's well played and written with sizeable hooks I'm usually a sucker for this good time traditional/power metal stuff, be it EDGUY, DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND, or, as recently noted, SABATON. In the case of "Addicted to Metal" by Germany's KISSIN' DYNAMITE the times are indeed good; the style a blend of '80s hair metal ...

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SHADYON Signs With INNER WOUND RECORDINGS

Inner Wound Recordings has announced the signing of the French progressive metal band SHADYON. The group's new album, "Mind Control", will be released in Europe and North America on August 27. According to a press release, SHADYON "combines progressive parts, powerful riffs and AOR melodies and blends them together in a tasteful way, and create ...

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Former PANTERA Manager's Personal Memorabilia Collection Featured in Rock Auction

Rock fans and collectors get ready! Backstage Auctions Inc., the online boutique auction house specializing in authentic rock memorabilia from personal collections of legendary musicians and entertainment professionals, is opening the door to rock fans everywhere with The Vintage Pop & Rock Auction, May 16-23. The online auction event features the personal collections of several ...

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ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP Coming To A Town Near You This Fall

Having already established itself in London, Los Angeles and New York as the place where rock and roll fantasies come to life, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp will hit the road this fall for a four-city tour. Beginning October 15-17 in Chicago, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp will offer aspiring musicians three-day "weekend warrior" packages ...

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BUCKCHERRY Frontman To Guest On New 'Bones' Episode

As the next installment of Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in London, England at the historic Abbey Road studios May 25-31 nears, word has come that a death is being investigated at the Camp. But it's not anything would-be rock stars need to worry about — it is for an upcoming episode of Fox-TV's hit ...

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TREAT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited Swedish hard rockers TREAT have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

HIGH ON FIRE has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) BLACKBERRY SMOKE ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) ...

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CATHEDRAL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Veteran British doom/stoner band CATHEDRAL has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) ...

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MAYHEM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) BLACKBERRY ...

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EPICA Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers EPICA have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) BLACKBERRY ...

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SKYCLAD Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

SKYCLAD, the seminal British band which is often referred to as "the originator of folk metal," has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) ...

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DREAM EVIL Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Swedish heavy metallers DREAM EVIL have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) ...

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STONE SOUR Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

STONE SOUR has been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) BLACKBERRY SMOKE (US) ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) ...

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F.K.Ü., STEELWING Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

F.K.Ü. and STEELWING have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock Festival festival, set to take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AEROSMITH (US) ALDO NOVA (CAN) ALESTORM (UK) ANVIL (CAN) BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN) BEHEMOTH (PL) BIGELF (US) BILLY IDOL (UK) CINDERELLA (US) ...

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FREE REIGN Drummer Added To ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP

This month's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp — to be filmed by Mark Burnett Productions for a four-episode, one-hour series that will air this July on VH1 Classic — can now boast an NFL player as one of this year's campers. Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Cory Procter — drummer for FREE REIGN, the Dallas metal ...

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EDEN'S CURSE To Film/Record First-Ever Concert DVD, Live Album

Multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE will film/record their first live DVD and album in the USA in May. The band was approached by MelodicRock.com owner Andrew McNeice to appear at his Melodic Rock Fest 2 concert event, which is scheduled to take place at The Roadhouse in Elgin, Illinois, within minutes of downtown Chicago on ...

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