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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: 'Mindcrime II' Will Be Musically Light Years Away From Original

QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Patriot-News about the group's forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the "Mindcrime"'s biting commentaries about quasi-pious religious figures and power-hungry politicians being even more meaningful now ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES To Open For JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE In California

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, will be opening for JUDAS PRIEST and QUEENSRŸCHE on Saturday, July 2 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. In addition, there will be a special post-show fireworks display. CARDBOARD VAMPYRES currently have Eric ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Is 'A Very Long Record'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to the Hershey Chronicle about the group's tour with JUDAS PRIEST and the progress of the recording sessions for the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On reasons ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2005 Headlining Tour Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the details of their fall 2005 North American headlining tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 13 - Royal Theater – Victoria, B.C., Canada Sep. 14 - Vancouver PAC – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Sep. 16 - Sport Mart Place – Kamloops, Canada Sep. 17 - PG Civic Center - Prince ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Kick Off U.S. Tour: Setlist Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST kicked off the North American leg of their world tour on Monday (May 30) at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Hellion/Electric Eye 02. Metal Gods 03. Riding on the Wind 04. Touch of Evil 05. Judas Rising 06. Revolution 07. Breaking the Law ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'The Door Is Officially Closed' On CHRIS DEGARMO's Return To Band

On the eve of QUEENSRŸCHE's U.S. tour in support of JUDAS PRIEST, vocalist Geoff Tate called into "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss the tour and the progress of the recording sessions for the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II", among other ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Guest On Cleveland's 'The Metal Show'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be the special, in-studio guest of "The Metal Show" on Sunday night (May 29) at 10:00 p.m. EST on 92.3 FM WXTM in Cleveland, Ohio. Tate will be choosing all the music, telling road stories, talking about the band's upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime II" release, and discussing their tour with JUDAS ...

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PUMP Sign With METAL HEAVEN/SOULFOOD

PUMP, the German heavy rockers featuring ex-BRAINSTORM singer Marcus Jürgens, have inked a multi-album deal with Metal Heaven/Soulfood. The band will enter the Area 51 studios in July with producer Tommy Newton (VICTORY, JADED HEART, CRYSTAL BALL) to record their sophomore album, "Breakdown to Breakthrough". PUMP's debut CD, "Against Everyone's Advice", was released back in ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN To Enter Studio In June

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are scheduled to enter the studio next month with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due in early 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Discusses 'Operation: Mindcrime II': Audio Available

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was recently interviewed on Spokane's Rock 94.5. Tate spoke extensively about about the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Download an MP3 of the interview at this location (5.3 MB). As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer: 'We're On Full Roar At The Moment'

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford recently spoke to the Canadian Press about the group's world tour in support of their latest CD, "Angel of Retribution". "The passion is still there, probably even more so," Halford said. "We're just so thrilled to be back in each other's company and making metal again, and seeing that reaction. ...

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New QUEENSRŸCHE Producer Says Fans Will Be Divided About 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater recently spoke to The Breakdown Room about his production work on the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Slater's relationship with QUEENSRŸCHE began on the road early last year when the band was supporting ...

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LULLACRY Guitarist: New Album Will Be 'More Rock-Oriented'

LULLACRY guitarist Sami Vauhkonen has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I just came back from Astia studio for the last time, considering the upcoming masterpiece. "Whooa, I can say that I've been waiting this day to happen for a while… Anssi [Kippo, engineer/producer] did an amazing job with keyboards and ...

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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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