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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: Live Dates Announced

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), and Damon Johnson (guitar/vocals, BROTHER CANE), have lined up the following dates in February/March: Feb. 25 - Walton Beach, FL @ The Swamp Mar. 01 - Huntsville, AL @ Sammy T's More dates will be announced soon. SLAVE TO THE ...

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P.M.T Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Swiss metallers P.M.T have nearly completed the recording of their third album, "Topping from Below", with producer Dom Favez. Jay Baumgardner (EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, SEETHER, SPINESHANK) is currently mixing the album at his North Hollywood, California-based NRG Recording Studio and Brian Gardner (LINKIN PARK, LOSTPROPHETS, JANE'S ADDICTION, SUM 41) will take care of the mastering ...

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ANUBIS GATE Announce New Vocalist

INVOCATOR mainman Jacob Hansen, who is currently known worldwide as a superb metal producer (MERCENARY, COMMUNIC, HATESPHERE, ROB ROCK, VOLBEAT, RAUNCHY), has been chosen as the new singer of Danish power metal act ANUBIS GATE. Commented the band: "We are very happy to announce that we have now found a strong replacement for our former ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, HALFORD, SOULFLY Members To Perform At NAMM

Guitar effect company DigiTech has announce booth performances by a number of acclaimed hard rock/metal musicians at the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Michael Wilton of QUEENSRŸCHE/SOULBENDER, Paul Crook (formerly of ANTHRAX and SEBASTIAN BACH), Metal Mike Chlasciak of HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM, Marc Rizzo of ...

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Slave to the System - SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM

Call me crazy, but I have the feeling a QUEENSRŸCHE and BROTHER CANE meeting-of-the-minds was about as excitedly hoped for by the general public as a Bea Arthur sex tape. And why is it that when a band of faded rock stars does their "hip, new, fresh" side project, someone in the photo always has ...

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PENETRATOR: 'Adulteress' Video Posted Online

PENETRATOR, the Toronto-based power metal band featuring "Bulldog" Bess Ross, Tony Iommi's personal guitar tech during BLACK SABBATH's "Never Say Die" tour, have uploaded a "rough edit" of their video for the song "Adulteress" at this location. The clip features an appearance by Phil Naro (LEE AARON, TALAS, PETER CRISS) and the "lovely" ...

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Seeds of Pain - KRAGENS

Am I the only one who had not heard of this French band until now? Take a good bit of NEVERMORE's heavy-thrash-meets-traditional-metal (especially those chunky riffs), color with some QUEENSRŸCHE, throw in a tiny bit of TESTAMENT, and you will have a strong sense of what you're getting into with "Seeds of Pain". Shades of ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Interview With SCOTT ROCKENFIELD To Air Tomorrow

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield will be the subject of this week's special feature on Norway's Metal Express Radio. Scott is currently involved in a new project called SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, along with former QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Kelly Gray and members of BROTHER CANE. In the Metal Express Radio interview, Scott talks about the SLAVE TO ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: First Concert Of 2006 Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE are scheduled to perform at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on May 27, 2006, according to J.L. Bailey, president of Tel-Art Productions, who confirmed the band's appearance in an interview with The State Journal-Register. On Friday, representatives of QUEENSRŸCHE in Chicago told The State Journal-Register the band had not been booked ...

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WARRANT Sign With MTM MUSIC; New Album Samples Available

MTM Music has announced the signing of WARRANT, one of the most popular and successful rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s. The band was formed in the mid-'80s and its first official lineup featured vocalist Jani Lane, guitarist Erik Turner, guitarist Joey Allen, bass player Jerry Dixon and drummer Steven Sweet. In ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Operation: Mindcrime II' International Release Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the following international release dates for their long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", entitled "Operation: Mindcrime II": U.S.: March 14, 2006 Japan: March 22, 2006 Germany: March 10, 2006 Rest of the world: March 13, 2006 As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE returned to the studio this summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's album chart for more than a year and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the ...

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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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