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CHRIS CAFFERY Guests On DEIMOS EP

Italian metallers DEIMOS will release their new EP, "TerminUs", on June 6. The album features guest appearances by Chris Caffery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) contributing a killer guitar solo to "Gates Of Babylon"; Raffo Albanese (FROM THE DEPTH, 5TH ELEMENT, E.X.S.) providing lead vocals on "Stonetears"; Antonio Pecere (BETOKEN, RAPID, FIRE) leanding his voice to all ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On Syrian Heavy Metal Band's New Single

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) will be the featured guest on "Play The Pawn", the new single from Syrian metallers THE HOURGLASS. In addition, THE HOURGLASS will open for JON OLIVA'S PAIN on June 26 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Commented THE HOURGLASS guitarist Rawad Abdel Massih: "We are extremely honored to announce that ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On New ELVENKING Album

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) has recorded guest vocals on two songs for inclusion on the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, due this fall via AFM Records. ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new ...

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MERENDINE To Release 'New World Disorder' Next Month

Italian thrashers MERENDINE have inked a deal with Germany's Metalville Records. The band's fourth full-length album, "New World Disorder", will be released in June. MERENDINE, who are based in Northern Italy in the town of Padova, have a unique sound of hard rock/thrash, which is reminiscent of the Bay Area thrash scene with a strong ...

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REVERENCE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Too Late", the first song from REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, can be streamed below. The track comes ...

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REVERENCE: 'When Darkness Calls' Track Listing Revealed

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, will release its debut album, "When Darkness Calls", later in the year via ...

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FORTÉ To Release 'Unholy War' In June

FORTÉ was founded in Oklahoma City in 1987 and in those early stages they band played an abundant amount of shows quickly establishing themselves within the flourishing underground metal scene by opening for bands like PANTERA, DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, WATCHTOWER, OVERKILL, SAVATAGE and TROUBLE. After signing to Germany's Massacre Records, the band released four ...

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TOMMY VITALY: 'Misanthropy' Video Released

Tommy Vitaly, the guitar player for the Italian power metal band SEVENGATES, will release his second album, "Hanging Rock", on May 3 via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The CD features "fantastic cover and booklet art" by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with RHAPSODY, AXEL RUDI PELL, BLIND GUARDIAN, AXENSTAR and ICED EARTH. ...

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ARTIZAN To Enter Studio In August

Melodic metal band ARTIZAN will enter legendary Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida in August with producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY, DEATH) to record its new album, "Ancestral Energy", for release via Pure Steel Records at the April 2013 edition of the Keep it True Festival in Germany. The title track reveals a ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces European Tour

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will embark on the "Metal Messiah" European tour in September/October. Support on the trek will come from SANDSTONE. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 07 - Kubox – Kuurne, Belgium Sep. 08 - Pit – Terneuzen, Holland Sep. 09 ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: First Photo Of New Lineup

The first photo of the new lineup of JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, can be seen below. JON OLIVA'S PAIN's latest addition, guitarist Joseph Diaz, is also member of CEMETARY SLUTS (an original speed metal band) and FIGURE IN BLACK (a BLACK SABBATH tribute act). He has also ...

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'An Evening With Zak Stevens': 14-Minute Video Recap Of Brazilian Acoustic Tour

Zak Stevens (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, SAVATAGE) earlier this month completed a Brazilian tour dubbed "An Evening With Zak Stevens" where he performed acoustic versions of CIRCLE II CIRCLE and SAVATAGE classics. Joining Zak during the trek were Mitch Stewart (CIRCLE II CIRCLE bassist) on guitar, Mauricio del Bianco (SOULSPELL) on keyboards and Leandro Caçoilo (SOULSPELL) ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Performs At Germany's MUSIKMESSE (Video)

Video footage of ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, performing at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2012 fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on Friday, March 23 can be seen below. ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO's fourth album, "Veritas" (Latin for"Truth"), was released in March 2011 via the innovative jazz label Palmetto Records. ...

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DAMMAJ's Classic Debut To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Although the San Francisco Bay Area is primarily known as the home of thrash metal, it gave birth to several classic heavy metal bands as well, including DAMMAJ. Formed in 1978 by vocalist Greg Hill and bassist Steve Gilbert, DAMMAJ's original lineup included two other Gilbert brothers — Mick and Richie — on guitars, and ...

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REVERENCE: Debut Album Artwork Unveiled

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, is currently mixing and mastering its debut album, "When Darkness Calls", for a ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: New Touring Guitarist Announced

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, will play SAVATAGE's classic 1987 album, "Hall Of The Mountain King", in its entirety during a 15-date European tour in June and July. The group will also perform songs from DOCTOR BUTCHER (the early 1990s project created by Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer RONNY MUNROE Quits PRESTO BALLET

Former METAL CHURCH/LILLIAN AXE singer Ronny Munroe has announced his departure from PRESTO BALLET, the progressive rock band led by ex-METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. Ronny states, "My continued involvement with the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA has made it impossible to leave me with enough time to fully dedicate myself to such a great band as PRESTO ...

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REVERENCE: Clip From Pre-Production Rehearsals Posted Online

REVERENCE, the new power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Frank Saparti (TOKYO BLADE, OVERLOADED, MINDCANDY), and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, entered Metro 37 studio in Detroit in mid-November to finish recording its debut ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New York City Footage Available

Grounzero magazine has posted video footage of SEVEN WITCHES' December 3, 2011 performance at Webster Hall in New York City as part of a three-date East Coast tour with ARMORED SAINT. You can now watch the clip below. Prior to the trek, SEVEN WITCHES mainman/guitarist Jack Frost stated about the opportunity to tour with ARMORED ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announces Lineup Changes, New Album Title

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by former SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, has parted ways with guitarist Rollie Feldmann and drummer Johnny Osborn and has replaced them with Andy Lee and Jayson Moore, respectively. Commented the group: "CIRCLE II CIRCLE would like to announce the return of guitarist Andy Lee to our full-time lineup after ...

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