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MEGADETH Mainman Is 'Praying' For More Extensive Tours

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "I have got to be one of the luckiest guys in the world. Not only do I have a great family and a great band, staff, and crew, but to have all of the thoughtful MEGADETH ...

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DEATH SS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

Long-running Italian metallers DEATH SS have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABANDONED AMULANCE ANCESTRAL AXEHAMMER BLACK HAWK DEATH SS IMPALER LETHAL MESSENGER NEW EDEN PRAYING MANTIS REBELLION RESISTANCE ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Confirmed For Germany's HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival

NWOBHM legends PRAYING MANTIS have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place July 24-26, 2008 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABANDONED AMULANCE ANCESTRAL AXEHAMMER BLACK HAWK IMPALER LETHAL MESSENGER NEW EDEN PRAYING MANTIS REBELLION RESISTANCE SEASONS OF THE ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE: 'Independence Day' Release Date Announced

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, whose most recent release, "Soundtrack of a Soul", featured an all-star cast of guest musicians — including Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and Tony Harnell (TNT) — will release its follow-up effort, "Independence Day", on October 17. Described as a "full-production acoustic rock record," "Independence ...

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YAKUZA Unveils Another New Song

Chicago's forward-thinking experimetallers YAKUZA have posted another new track from the band's forthcoming release, "Transmutations", due out on Prosthetic Records August 7. The track, "Praying For Asteroids", is available alongside "Egocide", another track from "Transmutations" on the band's MySpace page. "If anything, YAKUZA's the extreme music equivalent of a fleet-fingered DJ with a ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE Completes Work On 'Independence Day'

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, whose most recent release, "Soundtrack of a Soul", featured an all-star cast of guest musicians — including Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and Tony Harnell (TNT) — have completed work on their follow-up effort. Described as a "full-production acoustic rock record," "Independence Day" was produced ...

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STEELHEART Cancels BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Appearance; LETHAL Steps In

STEELHEART has cancelled its appearance at this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. Replacing them at the event is LETHAL. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS ARCHER BRAINSTORM DARK TRANQUILLITY EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL HAMMERFALL ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Setlist For BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival Revealed

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS have revealed the setlist for their upcoming appearance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival, which will be held June 22-23 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The setlist was chosen by fans via an Internet poll and it features "songs we haven't played in years," guitarist Geoff Thorpe ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Continuing Work On 'Weirdo-A-Go-Go' Show

Former MURDERDOLLS frontman WEDNESDAY 13 has issued the following update: "Wednesday and the band returned home from their seven-week tour overseas on May 3rd. "We had already started setting up the U.S tour with THE 69 EYES before that tour ended — which meant more upcoming rehearsals, creating new merch and getting everything together for ...

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MIND'S EYE: 'Feed My Revolver' Video Available

MIND'S EYE, the Swedish progressive rock/metal band featuring former/current members of THERION, SECRET SPHERE and NOVAK, has posted its video for the song "Feed My Revolver" at this location. The clip was produced by Fredrik Englund and Viktor Blanke. "Feed My Revolver" comes off the group's new album, "A Gentleman's Hurricane", due in ...

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GLENN HUGHES Is Pushing For 'Burn'-Era DEEP PURPLE Reunion

Glenn Hughes spoke with Rocknworld's Morley Seaver recently to discuss his new record, "Music for the Divine", as well as his past addictions, his working relationship with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and the long-rumored reformation of the "Burn"-era lineup of DEEP PURPLE. Here's an excerpt of the interview: Rocknworld: In your heart ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

VICIOUS RUMORS has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AMORPHIS ARCHER BRAINSTORM DARK TRANQUILLITY EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND HELL MERCENARY MYSTIC PROPHECY NAZARETH ...

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STRYPER Frontman: 'I Trust The Lord And I Know He Has A Plan'

STRYPER vocalist Michael Sweet has posted the following message on his official web site: "Once again I find myself needing to apologize for taking so long to write new information and updates for Jeff [webmaster] to post here at www.michaelsweet.com. I've always been someone who strives to stay in touch with all of you and ...

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W.A.S.P. Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

W.A.S.P. has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AMOPRHIS ARCHER BRAINSTORM DARK TRANQUILLITY EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND HELL MERCENARY MYSTIC PROPHECY NAZARETH POWERMAD ...

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STRYPER Frontman's Wife Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has posted the following message on his web site: "I want to first apologize for not updating everyone sooner on Kyle's [Michael's wife] condition. I know how many of you have been praying and we will always be eternally grateful for your thoughts and prayers. It has been an extremely difficult ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AMOPRHIS ARCHER BRAINSTORM DARK TRANQUILLITY EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND HELL ...

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HAMMERFALL, VIOLENT STORM Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

HAMMERFALL and VIOLENT STORM have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AMOPRHIS ARCHER BRAINSTORM EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL HAMMERFALL HEAVEN AND HELL MERCENARY MYSTIC PROPHECY NAZARETH ...

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STRYPER Frontman Issues 'Prayer Request' For His Wife

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has issued a "prayer request" for his family in connection with his wife's upcoming surgery. His message reads as follows: "Kyle [Michael's wife] was admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital [in Boston, Massachusetts] on Monday, Feb. 12. After ultrasound and CT scan information, they have found a mass around/on her right ...

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AMORPHIS, WOLF, ARCHER Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

AMORPHIS, WOLF and ARCHER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH AMOPRHIS ARCHER BRAINSTORM EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL HEAVEN AND HELL MERCENARY MYSTIC PROPHECY NAZARETH POWERMAD ...

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JOHN CORABI, TED POLEY To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, UNION) and Ted Poley (DANGER DANGER) have been added to the list of guest musicians appearing on the new CD from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Described as a "full-production acoustic rock record," "Independence Day" will feature 12 "all-star singers" on 11 songs. The CD is once again being produced ...

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JAGUAR: 1982 Live Recording Released On CD

Majestic Rock has just issued the first in an ongoing series of Internet-only archive releases containing a 1982 soundboard recording of NWOBHM heavyweights JAGUAR performing in Hengelo, Holland. Entitled "Holland '82", the CD is strictly limited to 1,000 copies and features sleeve notes from JAGUAR guitarist Garry Pepperd. It is only available from the Majestic ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL To Headline Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — has been confirmed as the headliner of this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to ...

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AMON AMARTH And POWERMAD Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

AMON AMARTH and POWERMAD have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH BRAINSTORM EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL MERCENARY MYSTIC PROPHECY NAZARETH POWERMAD PRAYING MANTIS STEELHEART ...

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STORMZONE Signs With ESCAPE MUSIC

Northern Ireland's STORMZONE, the band featuring vocalist John Harv Harbinson (SWEET SAVAGE, EMERALD, NO SWEAT, DEN OF THIEVES), has inked a three-album deal with Escape Music. The group's debut CD, "Caught in the Act", is scheduled for release on January 21, 2007. Commented Harv: "We are proud to announce that Mr. Rodney Matthews has agreed ...

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GIRLSCHOOL, EVERGREY, STEELHEART Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

GIRLSCHOOL, EVERGREY and STEELHEART have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 22-23, 2007 at Messegelände in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BRAINSTORM EDGUY EVERGREY FINNTROLL GIRLSCHOOL MERCENARY MYSTIC PROPHECY NAZARETH PRAYING MANTIS STEELHEART THUNDER ...

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