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REDEMPTION Guitarist Diagnosed With Multiple Myeloma

Guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk of the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band REDEMPTION has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which he describes as "a particularly bad form of blood cancer which is generally considered incurable and which has a five-year survival rate of 34%." Nicolas' lengthy online post regarding his condition and prognosis can be found ...

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REDEMPTION: New Song Released

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — will release its fourth CD, "Snowfall on Judgment Day", on September 29 (one day earlier internationally) through Inside Out Music. The album was mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton, who produced ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT Makes The Switch To SCHECTER Guitars

Guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans EXODUS has issued the following update: "First off, I'd like to announce that after six years or so have parted ways with Bernie Rico Jr. guitars. Bernie has been awesome, and I have nothing but thanks for all he's done and they awesome guitars he ...

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REDEMPTION: 'Snowfall On Judgment Day' Video Teaser Available

REDEMPTION — the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING — will release its fourth CD, "Snowfall on Judgment Day", on September 29 (one day earlier internationally) through Inside Out Music. The album was mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton, who produced ...

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AGENT STEEL In Demoing Mode

California metallers AGENT STEEL recently entered the studio to record a few new songs for demo purposes for the band's label and management. The group writes on its MySpace page, "We tracked four new AGENT STEEL songs this week in North Hollywood, California. The drums, bass and rhythm guitars are mostly completed! One official title ...

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RANDY RHOADS: Trailer For Long-Awaited Documentary Posted Online

A 10-minute trailer for "Randy Rhoads: Last Train Home" (working title), the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), can be viewed below. Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures and his crew started filming on March 19, 2007, when hundreds of fans gathered at Rhoads' ...

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GLEN ALVELAIS' LD/50 Releases Teaser Sampler

LD/50, the new project led by Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, TENET), has uploaded a teaser sampler on the band's MySpace page. LD/50 is: Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, TENET) - Guitar Clark Brown (GEEZER) - Vocals Jeremy Colson (STEVE VAI, MARTY FRIEDMAN) - Drums Commented Glen: "Right now I am in the process of ...

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BERNIE TORMÉ Interviewed On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'; Audio Available

Bernie Tormé, former guitarist for GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, and DESPERADO, and current guitarist/vocalist for rock and roll power trio GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), was interviewed on yesterday's (Sunday, May 10) edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" show on Blogtalkradio.com. The program is now available for streaming below. GUY-MCCOY-TORME features in its ranks Tormé along with ...

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IRON MAIDEN's 'Flight 666' Was Biggest-Ever Worldwide Simultaneous Release Of Documentary Film

Arts Alliance Media today announced the success of the award-winning documentary film, "Iron Maiden: Flight 666". 70% of the total admissions, which exceeded 100,000, were from one-day-only special event screenings, day and date, on April 21. The feature-length film, released exclusively on digital prints, has achieved the distinction of being the biggest-ever worldwide simultaneous release ...

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SACRED OATH Frontman To Guest On 'Hard Rock Nights'

Rob Thorne, lead singer and guitarist from Connecticut power metal band SACRED OATH, will be the special guest on this week's edition of "Hard Rock Nights" on ClassX. Thorne will speak with JT about the group's new record, the 22-year-old whiz kid guitarist in the band, and plans for touring and future singles from the ...

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BERNIE TORMÉ To Guest On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'

Bernie Tormé, former guitarist for GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, and DESPERADO, and current guitarist/vocalist for rock and roll power trio GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), will be interviewed on next Sunday's (May 10) edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" show on Blogtalkradio.com at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information and to listen to the program live via ...

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SACRED OATH: 'Counting Zeros' Video Available

"Counting Zeros", the new video from Connecticut old-school metallers SACRED OATH, can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) Regarding the clip, SACRED OATH lead singer and guitarist Rob Thorne told HeadbangersBlog.com, "I couldn't be happier. 'Counting Zeros' is my favorite track on the album for so many ...

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BERNIE TORMÉ: New Audio Interview Available

Bernie Tormé, former guitarist for GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, and DESPERADO, and current guitarist/vocalist for rock and roll power trio GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), was interviewed last week by Bahama Kin of Connecticut Music Online (CMO1). The 11-minute chat is now available for streaming below. GUY-MCCOY-TORME features in its ranks Tormé along with his old compadre ...

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AGENT STEEL To Tour Europe With AMORAL, MEMORY GARDEN

California metal veterans AGENT STEEL will undertake a European headlining tour between November 6 and November 22, 2009. Support on the trek will come from Finland's AMORAL and Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. AGENT STEEL is writing material for a new studio album, tentatively due before the end of ...

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NIRVANA Catalog To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

Billboard.com reports that the bulk of NIRVANA's catalog is set for a high-fidelity do-over this year as the Original Recordings Group (ORG) prepares to release "Nevermind", "In Utero", and "MTV Unplugged" on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl for the first time ever. All three records will be released in 2009, with "Nevermind" coming first, ...

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Frozen in the Moment: Live in Atlanta - REDEMPTION

This may be the first time I can determine whether a concert DVD actually captures the energy of the live performance. I was in attendance when REDEMPTION played their captivating nine-song set in Atlanta at ProgPower USA in 2007. Practically speaking, no DVD recording can ever truly mimic the experience of being there, but "Frozen ...

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BERNIE TORMÉ To Take Part In Online Chat

Bernie Tormé, former guitarist for GILLAN, OZZY OSBOURNE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, and DESPERADO, and current guitarist/vocalist for rock and roll power trio GUY-MCCOY-TORME (GMT), will be available on the Deep Purple Hub to answer your questions and discuss the new GMT album "Evil Twin". He will in the Hub chat room on Sunday, March ...

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AGENT STEEL In Writing Mode

California-based metallers AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "We've been writing and rehearsing for a few months now, and we've created five brand new AGENT STEEL songs! No official titles just yet! Working titles are: 'Metallica', 'Black Sabbath song', 'Yesterday', 'Old School', 'New Song' (these are our working titles until Bruce [Hall, vocals] comes ...

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RUDY SARZO Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, DIO, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the 10-minute chat below. Revolver magazine recently conducted an ...

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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Still In Production

Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures is continuing work on the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT). He says, "We began filming this documentary March 19, 2007 and I am hoping by the same time this year that we will finally be done with ...

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CABLE Signs With THE END RECORDS

Veteran Hartford, Connecticut rockers CABLE have inked a deal with The End Records. The band is set to enter Studio G in Brooklyn, New York in March to begin recording a new full-length album with Joel Hamilton (UNSANE, TOM WAITS, BOOK OF KNOTS). The as-yet-untitled record is creeping over the 40-minute mark — a milestone ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH Classics Among 'Greatest Hard Rock Songs'

This past week, VH1 paid tribute to the ultimate rock gods by counting down the "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs". The five-part compilation, hosted by POISON singer Bret Michaels, featured the most awesome guitar-driven, head-banging jams in rock history — from AC/DC to LED ZEPPELIN and everything in between. VH1 took viewers behind-the-scenes of the ...

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