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QUEENSRŸCHE To Begin Mixing 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Next Week

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, guest vocalist Pamela Moore (a.k.a. Sister Mary) and bassist Eddie Jackson have completed their parts for QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The band should be in mix mode by December 9 and finished with the entire ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, AEROSMITH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Pengrowth Saddledome City/State: Calgary, Alberta Date: Oct. 21, 2005 Gross Sales: $255,571 Attendance: 5,824 Capacity: 7,500 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Rexall Place City/State: Edmonton, Alberta Date: Oct. 20, 2005 Gross Sales: ...

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CRIMSON GLORY Reunion Plans Detailed

Rod Harmon of HeraldTribune.com has issued the following report: Among prog-metal lovers, the Sarasota-Bradenton band CRIMSON GLORY is semi-legendary, a rival to QUEENSRŸCHE and TOOL — especially in Europe, where its out-of-print albums are highly sought collectors' items. It's been six years since the band released its last album, and 16 years since ...

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Keeper of the Seven Keys – The Legacy - HELLOWEEN

You'd need balls the size of Düsseldorf to tack a sequel onto two of the most beloved power metal albums of all time, arguably the blueprints for an entire mini-industry that's sprung up in their wake. But hubris has never been in short supply where HELLOWEEN mastermind Michael Weikath is concerned — this is the ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRŸCHE, W.A.S.P., FEAR FACTORY Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Newport Music Hall City/State: Columbus, Ohio Date: Nov. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: $29,250 Attendance: 1,170 Capacity: 1,400 Artist/Event: QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion City/State: Columbus , Ohio Date: Sept. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD To Guest On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album?

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have been tapped to play the role of "Dr. X" on QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Although there has been no official announcement on the matter, a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site (dated Nov. 19) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Michael Wilton recorded their parts for the group's new album, tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II", in August at Synergy Studios in Redmond, WA. Michael Stone cut guitars in a studio in a "secret location" in the Bay Area. Singer Geoff Tate is recording vocals now, and will be joined ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Electric Factory City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: Oct. 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,758 Capacity: 2,250 Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Venue: Hampton Beach Casino City/State: Hampton, N.H. Date: Oct. 29, 2005 Attendance: ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Set Release Date For 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE have set a March 14, 2006 release date for the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Guitar overdubs for the CD were completed last week, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped Reiner Design Concepts — the art ...

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TWISTED INTO FORM: Former SPIRAL ARCHITECT Members Sign With SENSORY

TWISTED INTO FORM, the Norwegian band featuring Kaj Gornitzka (guitar, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Erik Aadland (bass), David Husvik (drums, EXTOL) and Leif J. Knashaug (vocals, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT session), have inked a deal with Sensory Records for the release of their debut album, "Then Comes Affliction to Awaken the Dreamer". The CD was recorded between January 2004 ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: QUEENSRŸCHE Side Project To Re-Release Debut In February

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitar/vocals, BROTHER CANE), will re-release their debut album through Spitfire Records on February 21, 2006. Rockenfield, along with Johnson, Gray and bassist Roman Glick, set out to do something they had never done before: they wanted to create ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DANZIG, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE, ANGRA Venue: Arena Skol City/State: Sao Paulo, Brazil Date: Sept. 9, 2005 Attendance: 22,654 Capacity: 35,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE Venue: Claro Hall City/State: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Date: Sept. 8, 2005 Attendance: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MEGADETH: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Bell Centre City/State: Montreal, Quebec Date: Oct. 12, 2005 Attendance: 4,747 Capacity: 5,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: John Labatt Centre City/State: London, Ontario Date: Oct. 15, 2005 Attendance: 2,910 Capacity: 3,199 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Mindcrime' Art Direction Company Enlisted For Sequel

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, Reiner Design Concepts, the art direction company that did all the artwork for 1988's "Operation: Mindcrime", has been signed back on for the band's upcoming CD, which is currently going under the working title of "Operation: Mindcrime II". Production has already begun and the group expect ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Assembly Hall City/State: Champaign, Ill. Date: Sept. 27, 2005 Attendance: 951 Capacity: 5,995 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities City/State: Moline, Ill. Date: Oct. 2, 2005 Attendance: ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, NIN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Philips Arena City/State: Atlanta, Ga. Date: Sept. 16, 2005 Attendance: 8,855 Capacity: 14,181 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE World Arena City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo. Date: July 24, 2005 Attendance: 1,821 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Says SOULBENDER Project Is A 'Permanent Thing'

Chris Czynszak of NashvilleRock.net recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE/SOULBENDER guitarist Michael Wilton. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: NashvilleRock.net: Since Chris DeGarmo's departure, and the transplanting of Kelly Gray and, most recently, Mike Stone as second guitarists, you seem to have taken over a "lead guitarist" role rather than the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Cancel Mexican Shows

QUEENSRŸCHE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Due to recording deadlines, we've had to officially cancel the October 18th, 19th and 21st shows in Mexico. All tickets will be refunded, and we apologize for the inconvenience." QUEENSRŸCHE are continuing work on the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Tour Dates In The Works

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have uploaded photos from their appearance at the Earthshaker Fest in Germany (photos) in late July and their headlining concert ...

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VISION DIVINE Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Perfect Machine". The follow-up to last year's "Stream of Unconsciousness" was reportedly produced by STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki and is scheduled for release in October through Scarlet Records. "The Perfect Machine" track ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer Signs Book Deal

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has signed a publishing deal to release three brand new drum books of his entire history of playing. The first book is scheduled to be published sometime early next year, and will include a large selection of drum music transcribed from Scott's early years with QUEENSRŸCHE through the later years. It ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: QUEENSRŸCHE Side Project Signs With SPITFIRE RECORDS

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitar, BROTHER CANE), have inked a three-album worldwide deal with Spitfire/Eagle Rock Records. With two of the full-length albums already recorded and mixed, there are plans to re-package the independently released debut album with some unreleased new material ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN To Enter Studio This Weekend

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN will enter the studio on September 3 with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due in early 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore ...

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