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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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ULI JON ROTH Performs In Front Of A Sold-Out Crowd In Greece

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) performed his first-ever show in Athens, Greece Saturday night (Feb. 28) in front of a "sold-out house," according to a post on Roth's web site. " Uli entered the stage to a thunderous standing ovation, which lasted for a long time. He performed for about an hour and played ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To 'Crush The World' With New DVD

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have confirmed that they have signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records (as first reported here last week). "Mascot Records is a very 'guitar shred'-oriented label signing guitar legends such as Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and now VICIOUS RUMORS' Geoff ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed as the third headliner (alongside JUDAS PRIEST and EUROPE) 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 (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Perform At German In-Store

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) will be performing and signing autographs at a special in-store appearance on March 13 at Hot Shot Records in the center of Hannover, Germany at Nordmann Passage 1. Fans will have a unique and rare chance to get their albums signed, to meet Uli in person and to ...

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Report: SCORPIONS Return To Classic Sound On Upcoming CD

A reporter for Sweden Rock magazine recently visited the SCORPIONS at a Dutch studio where they are mixing their new CD, "Unbreakable", and has described the album's musical direction as "classic hard rock" in the vein of such acclaimed efforts as "Blackout" and "Face The Heat". As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who recently announced the ...

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SCORPIONS To Release 'Unbreakable' In April

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have set "Unbreakable" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in April. An as-yet-undisclosed single will precede the album in March. The band are also working on a DVD which should be released later in the year. As previously reported, SCORPIONS — who recently announced the addition of ...

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SCORPIONS Photographer Dies

Acclaimed German photographer Helmut Newton was killed in a car crash in Hollywood, California on Friday (Jan. 23). The 83-year-old Newton was pulling out of a parking lot at the Chateau Marmont Hotel off Sunset Boulevard when he lost control of his Cadillac and crashed into a wall. The vehicle sustained major damage and Newton ...

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ULI JON ROTH To Tour The U.K. In April

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-THE SCORPIONS) and Sky Orchestra will perform a number of concerts in the U.K. in April 2004. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Roth will be the special guest during UFO's upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. UFO ...

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