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EDEN: DVD Preview Posted Online

Reunited '80s metal band EDEN, who are currently in the studio working on a new CD, have posted a video clip from their upcoming DVD release at this location. Special features on the DVD to include interviews with current and former members of the band, as well as vintage live footage from back ...

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NEVERMORE: Release Date Set For 'This Godless Endeavor'

Century Media Records has set a July 26 release date for the new NEVERMORE album, entitled "This Godless Endeavor". Creating metal's most progressively innovative, insidiously addictive, and blazingly entangled music, mesmerizing vocalist Warrel Dane, backed by guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and the jackhammer rhythms of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams are now joined ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS To Make Appearance At Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

SAVAGE CIRCUS, the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and PERSUADER members Jens Karlsson (vocals, guitar) and Emil Norberg (lead guitar), will make an appearance at the Rock Hard Festival on May 15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The full band will be in attendance. At 6:00 p.m. CET, Rock Hard editor ...

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Drama of the Ages - JACOB'S DREAM

Here's one for the dyed-in-the-wool classic metal fans who expect melody, a vocalist with range, involved arrangements, and plenty of guitar solos. At 71 minutes, JACOB'S DREAM feed you a meal o' metal that'll bust a gut on "Drama of the Ages", the Columbus, Ohio band's third full-length release. More proggy than the average melodic ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: 'Black Empire' MP3 Posted Online

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 the title track of their recently released sophomore album, "Black Empire", at this location. The follow-up to 2004's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Unable To Reschedule Polish Gig

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has issued the following update regarding the group's recently postponed Polish date: "Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule our show (which was cancelled by the Polish government due to the death of the Pope) in Katowice at the end of this leg of the tour — due ...

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MACHINE MEN Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic metal act MACHINE MEN have inked a deal with Century Media Records. Earning a reputation as an excellent live band, these young musicians (in their early 20s) created quite a buzz in the realm of melodic metal with their self-titled MCD (2002) and their debut album, "Scars & Wounds", which was released in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST And QUEENSRŸCHE: More Tour Dates Announced

JUDAS PRIEST have announced more dates for their upcoming tour with QUEENSRŸCHE. So far the following dates have been confirmed for the trek: Jun. 01 - Xcel Energy Center - Minneapolis, MN Jun. 03 - Tweeter Center - Chicago, IL Jun. 04 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI Jun. 05 - Molson Amphitheatr ...

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Liquid Monster - BRAINSTORM

I remember giving BRAINSTORM's "Soul Temptation" one of those solid-but-mediocre tags in a review I did a couple of years ago, and I'm still not certain why, as it ended up growing on me. I now consider it to be a fine heavy metal album. That review has always bugged me. Needless to say, I ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Things Are Going Incredibly Well On Tour'

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Things are going incredibly well on the tour. The band have just finished two weeks of shows in the U.K. It was great for them to play in their own country again! It's been many years since they've ...

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Reunited EDEN To Play Free Show In California

Reunited '80s metal band EDEN will be playing a free show at The Boogie in Anaheim, California on Friday, April 8. The concert is being filmed with four 3CCD cameras for future DVD release. EDEN has been around since the early '80s when their hard-hitting anthems like "Pound it Out" and "Judgment Day" received regular ...

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JOEY VERA: 'My Time With ANTHRAX Is Done'

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Coming up in a few days, I leave for a one-off show in Amsterdam (The Netherlands that is) with FATES WARNING. We're headlining the Headway Festival there on April 3rd. We've got Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) ...

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PROTOTYPE Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Los Angeles-based progressive thrash metal band PROTOTYPE are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their second album, "Continuum". Drums for the CD were recorded at Steve Vai's Mothership studio in Hollywood, CA by original drummer Damion Ramirez, while the remaining tracks were laid down at the band's own Utopia studio. Producer Neil ...

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JUDAS PRIEST And QUEENSRŸCHE: Virginia Date Confirmed

According to NissanPavilion.com, JUDAS PRIEST and QUEENSRŸCHE are scheduled to perform at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia on Sunday, June 19. So far the following dates have been leaked for the tour: May 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA Jun. 10 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Jun. 19 - Bristow, VA ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE: First Date Leaked?

JUDAS PRIEST and QUEENSRŸCHE have reportedly scheduled a date at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on Friday, June 10. Further dates and cities, as well as venues, could be announced as early as next week. As reported here yesterday, the PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE North American tour will kick off on May 31 in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE Tour To Last Eight Weeks, Cover Outdoor Arenas

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate revealed during an appearance on last night's "Rockline" nationally syndicated radio show that the group's upcoming tour with JUDAS PRIEST will last eight weeks and will cover mostly outdoor arenas. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported earlier today, a source at Epic Records told Launch Radio Networks that the PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE North American tour will ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: U.S. Tour To Start May 31 In Minneapolis

A source at Epic Records has told Launch Radio Networks that JUDAS PRIEST will begin its North American tour on May 31 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Further dates and cities, as well as venues, could be announced as early as next week. QUEENSRŸCHE will serve as the opening act, with a third band possibly added to ...

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DOKKEN To Join JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE U.S. Tour?

Kim Mulligan of Sirius Satellite Radio's "Hair Nation" reported a rumor on Monday (March 14) that DOKKEN was going to be joining the JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE U.S. tour this summer. Predictably, there has not yet been any official confirmation on the matter. JUDAS PRIEST are expected to kick off their U.S. tour in late May/early June, ...

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CORONER Reunion In The Works?

The legendary technical metal band CORONER from Zurich, Switzerland have been asked to take part in a metal festival to take place in Chicago in late 2005. Guitarist Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron, more recently of KREATOR) was contacted and offered a headlining slot at the festival, which is reportedly being organized by producer ...

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The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

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VIOLENT STORM Sign Taiwanese Record Deal

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, have just signed a licensing deal with Rock Empire Music and Screaming Shout Records in Taiwan, republic of China. The group's debut album will be released in Taiwan on June 1. The Japanese release will take place on May 25 via King ...

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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Reaches 30,000-Band Landmark Tally

Rockdetector.com reached a landmark tally of 30,000 bands. Not only does this represent the world's biggest database, online or otherwise, of international rock and metal bands, it is the more remarkable for every single band biography being a uniquely penned history. Rockdetector is owned by Garry Sharpe-Young, known previously for designing album covers ...

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