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SOULBENDER Featuring QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist, NEVERMORE Drummer: Seattle Show Cancelled

SOULBENDER — the band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, ex-TIN PAN/FALLEN ANGEL guitarist Dave Groves, ex-ASSAULT/FALLEN ANGEL drummer Wes Hallam, and bassist Chuck Miller (PEACE AND SILENCE, DR. UNKNOWN) — has been forced to cancel its previously announced show in Seattle tonight (Saturday, January 6) at Studio 7. ...

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MANITOU Parts Ways With FIREBOX RECORDS

Finland's MANITOU, who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, MALPRACTICE and KAIHORO, have parted ways with Firebox Records. A new label home for the group has not yet been announced. MANITOU released its second full-length album, "Deadlock", in March 2006 through Firebox. The material on the CD was previously described as a mixture ...

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Australia's LORD Parts Ways With Guitarist, Seeks Replacement

Australia's LORD, who rose from the ashes of DUNGEON after its dissolution in late 2005, has posted the following message on its official message board: "Today we regretfully announce the departure of our guitarist and great friend Mav Stevens from LORD, due to personal reasons. "This is a very sad day for us all, including ...

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MOB RULES: European Tour Dates Announced

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have lined up the following tour dates: Feb. 10 - Oldenburg, Germany @ Amadeus Feb. 23 - Bremen, Germany @ Aladin (w/ MASTERPLAN) Feb. 26 - Hamburg, Germany @ Headbangers Ballroom (w/ MASTERPLAN) With UFO: Mar. 01 - Hamburg, Germany @ Fabrik Mar. 03 - Worpswede, Germany @ Music Hall ...

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NEVERMORE Drummer To Perform With SOULBENDER

NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams will sit behind the kit for SOULBENDER — the band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, ex-TIN PAN/FALLEN ANGEL guitarist Dave Groves, ex-ASSAULT/FALLEN ANGEL drummer Wes Hallam, and bassist Chuck Miller (PEACE AND SILENCE, DR. UNKNOWN) — on the following dates: Jan. 06 - Studio ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Guest On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be a guest DJ on Norway's Metal Express Radio this Thursday, December 14 at 15:00 and 21:00 CET (9 a.m./3 p.m. EST). During the one-hour program, Geoff will play his favorite tracks from some of the bands that influenced him personally as well as QUEENSRŸCHE in the early days. He ...

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Threshold - HAMMERFALL

Six albums in, and a darker wind seems to be blowing through the HAMMERFALL camp, ruffling the frilliest of shirts and injecting a little minor-chord pomposity into the band's helium odes to how much rocking, well, rocks. Don't get me wrong, the band isn't reinventing their sound, or even trying any harder to disguise their ...

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Original EDEN Guitarist RICK SCOTT CROCCO Passes Away

Longtime metal journalist and Shockwaves magazine editor Bob Nalbandian has released the following announcement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I am saddened to report that Rick Scott Crocco passed away on the morning of December 3, 2006 in his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. The cause of death is undisclosed. Rick was the original guitarist for the ...

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AGHORA Featuring CYNIC Members: New Song Posted Online

A new song, "Atmas Heave", from Miami, Florida-based progressive metal band AGHORA's upcoming CD, "Formless", has been posted at the band's MySpace page. AGHORA's second album, "Formless" was produced in part by Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and is scheduled for a December 21 release. Diana Serra's vocals were tracked in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Autographed Drum Sticks Now Available

QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site is currently selling drum sticks autographed by QUEENSRŸCHE's Scott Rockenfield. Each pair is available for $19.99 plus shipping/handling from Queensryche.com. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE members Geoff Tate (vocals), Mike Stone (guitar) and Michael Wilton (guitar) will take part in a lunch and a meet-and-greet on Sunday, November 26 at ...

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GEOFF TATE, JACK FROST: Audio Interviews, Concert Photos Posted Online

TakingMetal.com has posted episode 110 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This special episode reports on QUEENSRŸCHE's VH1 Save The Music benefit concert at the New York City Hard Rock Café this September. Features include an interview with guitarist Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and the rebroadcast of an interview hosts Mark Strigl ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Judge Italian 'Battle Of The Bands'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will appear as a special guest at a battle of the Italian DREAM THEATER cover bands PROGENY (Milan) and YTSEJAMKR (Crotone). Organized by Italian Dreamers, the official Italian DREAM THEATER Fan Club, the event will be held at Teatro in Rimini on November 25, and Jordan will act as "president ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Rides Again For Tucson Food Bank

QUEENSRŸCHE members Geoff Tate (vocals), Mike Stone (guitar) and Michael Wilton (guitar) will take part in a lunch and a meet-and-greet on Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at: Arizona Honda 4710 South Palo Verde Road Tucson Phone: 520-748-7202 KLPX will be on hand to give out soundcheck passes to the first people to arrive. ...

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RUFFIANS: More European Dates Announced

RUFFIANS, the reunited power metal band that at one time featured in its ranks late VICIOUS RUMORS frontman Carl Albert will be on tour in Europe this month in support of its new album, "Desert of Tears". The dates are as follows: Nov. 16 - (DE) Sounds - Lubeck Nov. 17 - (DE) Headbangers Ballroom ...

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CRIMSON GLORY: Reissue Details Revealed

Metal Mind Productions will re-release two CRIMSON GLORY albums taken from Roadrunner Records' archives: "Astronomica" and "Strange and Beautiful". CRIMSON GLORY is one of the best and most influential prog-metal bands from the '80s and will appeal to fans of bands like QUEENSRŸCHE or FATES WARNING. The new "Astronomica" digipack edition includes a bonus CD ...

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KAPUDA: New Music Posted Online

KAPUDA, the Portland, OR-based project featuring BODYBAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield on vocals, has posted two new tracks on its MySpace page from its upcoming CD, "Global Warning". Check out the songs "Not Our War" and "I End" at this location. KAPUDA did a Northwest stint with ASESINO in August and will be doing ...

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RUFFIANS: 'Desert Of Tears' U.S. Release Date Announced

OSM Records has announced that it will release RUFFIANS's brand new studio album, titled "Desert of Tears", on December 6, 2006. This 11-track album is said to be "pure classic power metal at its finest" and as a bonus it will include the video track "Do or Die". "Desert of Tears" is currently receiving rave ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Guest At AVIV GEFFEN Shows

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be a special guest of Israeli rock singer and composer Aviv Geffen at his shows on November 27-29 at Zappa Tel Aviv. Aviv Geffen is also a member of BLACKFIELD, a collaboration with PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson. DREAM THEATER's "Score" two-DVD set was recently certified platinum by the ...

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