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ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER To Tour Together?

According to a posting at the web site of the West Springfield, Virginia concert venue Jaxx, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) and the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP will be teaming up for the "Über Guitar Gods Tour" later this summer. The duo, who will apparently each play a full set and then jam ...

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Mexico's TRANSMETAL To Release Collection Of Covers

One of Mexico's biggest metal acts, TRANSMETAL, will add to their catalog of over 20 thrash/speed metal albums with a new record comprising entirely of cover versions. The quintet, founded during January of 1987 and centered on the sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, issued their last, James Murphy-produced (TESTAMENT, ...

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SCORPIONS, TESLA To Team Up For U.S. Tour?

TESLA are rumored to be planning an eight-week U.S. tour with the SCORPIONS starting mid-October. A three-band bill is reportedly being planned, with TESLA occupying the middle slot and an as-yet-undisclosed opener. No further information is currently available. ...

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SCORPIONS Set North American Release Date For 'Unbreakable'

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have set a June 22 North American release date through Sanctuary Records for their new album, "Unbreakable". The follow-up to 1999's "Eye II Eye", which was released in Europe earlier this month, was recorded at Peppermint Park Studio in Hannover, Germany and was mixed at Wisseloord studios in Hilversum, Holland. ...

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ULI JON ROTH Postpones Touring Activities Until Late Summer

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has decided to postpone all touring activities until the end of the summer in order to be able to fully concentrate on the production of the "Requiem For An Angel" project, which he has been working on for quite some time now. The string players of the Sky Orchestra ...

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DREAM EVIL Drummer: Don't Call Us Power Metal

DREAM EVIL drummer Showy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) recently spoke to RevelationZ Magazine about the Swedish group's upcoming third album, "The Book Of Heavy Metal". Asked if he feels they have become more rock-oriented in their sound on the new CD, Snowy replied, "Heavy rock! Yes, indeed, we were reluctantly ...

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ULI JON ROTH: More SKY ORCHESTRA Recordings Scheduled

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) is currently preparing for further SKY ORCHESTRA recordings, which are scheduled to take place May 15-20 at his studio in Wales. As previously reported, SKY ORCHESTRA string players spent several days at Skylight Manor Studios last month recording several new pieces for the "Requiem For An Angel" project Uli ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Confirm Italian Tour Cancellation

As first reported here on April 30, long-running San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have now officially confirmed the cancellation of their previously announced Italian tour. The group's statement on the matter is as follows: "Dear Fans, with much regret, VICIOUS RUMORS has had to cancel their Italian tour. Lead guitarist Geoff ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Cancel Italian Tour

VICIOUS RUMORS' previously announced Italian tour has reportedly been cancelled due to guitarist Geoff Thorpe's "health problems". No further information is currently available. As previously reported, VICIOUS RUMORS recently signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records. The group's first release for Mascot will be a DVD, entitled "Crushing the World - Part 1". ...

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RAGE Guitarist Working On Solo Album

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski is currently working on his new solo CD, tentatively titled "Majesty & Passion". Joining Smolski at VPS Studios for the album's recording sessions are his RAGE colleagues Peavy Wagner and Mike Terrana as well as many other musicians, including former SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. "Songs of the 'old master' ...

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BESEECH Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival: SKID ROW Out, Y&T In

SKID ROW have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's Sweden Rock festival and have been replaced on the bill by Y&T. SKID ROW's decision to pull out of the festival is being blamed on "the fact that [SKID ROW guitarist] Snake decided to bring his wife to be to the altar and other ...

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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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ULI JON ROTH: 'Requiem For An Angel' Sessions Underway

The following message was posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site: "The SKY ORCHESTRA string players have just spent several days at Skylight Manor Studios. Several new pieces which are part of 'Requiem For An Angel' were recorded under Uli's direction. Everyone involved was very pleased with the results and there ...

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SCORPIONS: Career-Spanning Box Set Due Next Month

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be releasing a three-CD career retrospective, called "Box Of Scorpions", on May 25, according to Launch Radio Networks. The set features 51 tracks from throughout their recording history, which started with 1972's "Lonesome Crow". There aren't any unreleased songs on "Box Of Scorpions", but there are a few tracks ...

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ULI JON ROTH: U.S. Touring Plans 'Unclear'

The following message was posted on legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (ex-SCORPIONS) official web site: "It is currently still unclear precisely when U.J.R. will begin touring the US this year. There have been some rumours that Uli would be part of the UFO tour, which was being envisaged at the time. Accordingly, some over-eager promoters ...

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MONTROSE, TNT, NIFELHEIM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONTROSE, TNT, DANGER DANGER, NIFELHEIM, CRAZY LED and MARYSLIM are the latest confirmations for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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THANATOS To Release 'Undead. Unholy. Divine' In June

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have set a June 12 release date through Black Lotus Records for their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine". The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters" was produced by Hans Pieters and the band at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mastered by Attie Bauw (JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, GOREFEST). Among ...

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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MONSTER MAGNET NIGHTWISH HELLOWEEN HEART ...

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SCORPIONS: First European Tour Dates Announced

SCORPIONS have announced the first dates as part of the "Unbreakable Tour 2004". They are as follows: May, 22 – Ingolstadt, GER @ TBA Jun. 04 – Halberstadt, GER @ Domplatz Jun. 11 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 12 – Lichtenvoorde, NETH @ Arrow Rock Festival As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Embark On U.S. Tour Next Month

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will embark on a U.S. tour beginning in late April. According to a posting on Roth's official web site, the initial tour dates will see Uli opening for UFO, to be followed by some headlining appearances and festivals. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ...

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