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THANATOSCHIZO Signs With MY KINGDOM MUSIC

Portuguese avant-garde maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have inked a deal with My Kingdom Music for the release of their fourth album, "Zoom Code". The CD was produced by Luis Barros (TARANTULA) and was mastered by Tommy Newton (CONCEPTION, HELLOWEEN) and features guest appearances by Timb Harris (ESTRADASPHERE) and Svein Egil Hatlevik (ZWEIZZ, FLEURETY, ex-DØDHEIMSGARD). A March 21 ...

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DOKKEN: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' Animated Video Posted Online

DOKKEN's animated video for the band's holiday single, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", taken from the "Monster Ballads Xmas" compilation (Razor & Tie), can be viewed below (animation created by Serge Volsky). According to CDJapan.co.jp, California hard rockers DOKKEN will release their new album, "Lightning Strikes Again", in Japan on February 6 via Nexus. ...

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DOKKEN: New Song Available For Streaming

A rough-mix version of a brand new DOKKEN track, entitled "Oasis", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Lightning Strikes Again", due in March/April 2008 via Rhino Records in the U.S. and Frontiers Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2004's "Hell to Pay" ...

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DOKKEN Bassist Issues Post-European Tour Update

DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks has posted the following message on his web site: "The European DOKKEN tour was a lot of fun! Having KINGDOM COME with us was great as well. They are a really great band and we had some really good gigs. A few highlights that come to mind are Barcelona, Madrid and ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: 'Atomic Firelight' Video Posted Online

Norwegian power/progressive metal band PAGAN'S MIND has posted the video for its new song, "Atomic Firelight" on MySpace. Watch the clip below. The track comes off the group's new album, "God's Equation", which is due in Europe on November 9 and in the U.S. on January 15. The CD was recorded by Espen Mjøen at ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE: 'The Vile Conception' Release Date Announced

Unique Leader Records has set a February 23, 2008 release date for the new album from Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE, entitled "The Vile Conception". The CD was recorded at 16th Cellar Studio in Rome with producer Stefano Saul Morabito and will contain 10 songs of "insanely fast and twisted death metal," according to ...

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DON DOKKEN To Support QUEENSRŸCHE On Entire U.S. Tour

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken has been confirmed as the support act for QUEENSRŸCHE on their entire U.S. tour. Don will reportedly play a solo acoustic set consisting of approximately six DOKKEN songs (30 minutes). The dates are as follows: Jan. 02 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO Jan. 23 - Fillmore - Denver, CO Jan. ...

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DON DOKKEN To Support QUEENSRŸCHE

According to Pollstar.com, DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken will support QUEENSRŸCHE on the following dates: Feb. 02 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues Feb. 08 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Times Square Feb. 16 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom DOKKEN recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on its ...

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PAGAN'S MIND: 'God's Equation' Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian power/progressive metal band PAGAN'S MIND has finalized the track listing for its new album, "God's Equation", due on November 9 in Europe and January 15 in the U.S. The CD was recorded by Espen Mjøen at his Mediamaker Studio in Skien, Norway, and mixed at Toy Town Studios in Stockholm by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN). ...

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THANATOSCHIZO: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Portuguese avant-garde maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have set "Zoom Code" as the title of their fourth album, due in late 2007/early 2008 via an as-yet-undetermined label. The CD was recorded and mixed at Rec'n'Roll Studios in Valadares, Porto, Portugal with producer (and TARANTULA drummer) Luis Barros and features guest appearances by Timb Harris (ESTRADASPHERE) and Svein Egil ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Lays Down Backing Vocals For New DOKKEN Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN) was in the studio this week with Don Dokken laying down backing vocals for the upcoming DOKKEN album, entitled "Lightining Strikes". Don wanted a richer texture to the backgrounds on these new songs so he brought Jeff in to sing on six songs. Says ...

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ZOMBI's STEVE MOORE To Release Solo Album

Relapse will issue "The Henge", the debut full-length solo album from ZOMBI's Steve Moore, in late October. The CD was self-recorded by Moore and advance track titles include "Infinite Resignation", "Dead Tide", and "Cepheid". Comments Moore: "This album represents a turning point in my writing — a subtle shift in direction that is only apparent ...

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DOKKEN Guitarist Says New Album Is 'Slammin''

DOKKEN will perform on July 14 at one of the most talked-about music festivals this summer, Rocklahoma. The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its upcoming release, "Lightning Strikes Again". Commented DOKKEN guitarist Jon Levin: "We will be performing all of the hits at Rocklahoma on July 14th and perhaps ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE To Enter Studio In July

Italian death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE have finished writing material for their new album, entitled "The Vile Conception", due this fall through Unique Leader Records. The band will enter 16th Cellar Studio in Rome on July 10 with producer Stefano Saul Morabito to record 10 new songs of "insanely fast and twisted death metal," according ...

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DOKKEN To Utilize Stand-In Drummer For Select Dates

DOKKEN will enlist drummer Vik Foxx (ex-ENUFF Z'NUFF) to fill in for regular skinsman Mick Brown for several live shows that Mick is unable to play this summer. Rhino Records in March revisited DOKKEN's early days with a pair of releases packed with previously unissued material. The first release, a CD entitled "From Conception: Live ...

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