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The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

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VIOLENT STORM Sign Taiwanese Record Deal

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, have just signed a licensing deal with Rock Empire Music and Screaming Shout Records in Taiwan, republic of China. The group's debut album will be released in Taiwan on June 1. The Japanese release will take place on May 25 via King ...

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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Reaches 30,000-Band Landmark Tally

Rockdetector.com reached a landmark tally of 30,000 bands. Not only does this represent the world's biggest database, online or otherwise, of international rock and metal bands, it is the more remarkable for every single band biography being a uniquely penned history. Rockdetector is owned by Garry Sharpe-Young, known previously for designing album covers ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Says He's Learning From Younger Bands

Launch Radio Networks reports: JUDAS PRIEST releases "Angel of Retribution" today, its 15th studio album and first with original vocalist Rob Halford since 1990's "Painkiller". Even though PRIEST has been a recording act for over 30 years, guitarist Glenn Tipton said paying attention to new music has helped PRIEST keep their sound fresh. "Every day ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Set European Release Date For 'Black Empire'

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 set a March 21 European release date (March 29 in the U.S.) through Escapi for their sophomore album, "Black Empire". "Black ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Play Only Pre-'Mindcrime' Material On JUDAS PRIEST Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with "The Hairball John Radio Show" about the group's upcoming U.S. tour with JUDAS PRIEST and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". An excerpt from the interview follows: Hairball John Radio Show: Geoff, I am trying ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says They're 'Halfway Done' Recording New Album

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: When you first wrote "Operation: Mindcrime", did you ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Joined By TOOL, PUDDLE OF MUDD, DAMAGEPLAN Singers During Benefit Concert

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS were joined on stage by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Patrick Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN) and Ann Wilson (HEART) during their performance at a benefit for tsunami relief Friday night (Feb. 18) night in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), ...

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Singer MATT REARDON Completes Vocals For VIOLENT STORM Debut

Singer Matt Reardon has just finished laying down the vocals for the debut album from VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino. Hailing from the U.S., Reardon's roots are said to be in "metal, grunge and rock and roll of today." His "deep and unadulterated raw powerful baratone vocals ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS, DAMAGEPLAN Members Share Bond

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that when the surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS play together this Friday at a tsunami relief benefit in Seattle, Washington, they'll be joined onstage for several tunes by DAMAGEPLAN vocalist Patrick Lachman. The two groups have both seen members pass away: ALICE IN CHAINS singer Layne Staley died of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Heading To U.K. For Tour Rehearsals

According to a posting on RACER X's official web site, drummer Scott Travis is heading to the U.K. to begin rehearsals for JUDAS PRIEST's world tour in support of their upcoming "Angel of Retribution" CD. The band will have about two weeks to get their chops down before hitting the road. JUDAS PRIEST will be ...

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VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania Stripped' To Premiere On Saturday

In honor of the new "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" CD that hits stores on Tuesday, February 8, VH1 Classic will premiere "Metal Mania Stripped" on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. The half-hour show hosted by Eddie Trunk will feature videos from QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, SCORPIONS and POISON, as well as an acoustic performance of ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Recording Shows For Upcoming DVD

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Saratogian about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". According to Tate, the band's current tour is an introduction to the new album — a 15-year later outlook. ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS, QUEENSRŸCHE, NIRVANA Members To Perform At Tsunami Relief Concert

Former ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Sean Kinney (drums) and Mike Inez (bass), ex-QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic and HEART singer Ann Wilson are among the artists scheduled to perform at the 96.5 K-Rock Tsunami Continued Care Relief Concert on Friday, Febriuary 18 at the Premier Club in Seattle. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Says 'Mindcrime II' Will Be More Experimental Than Predecessor

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to Bergen.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The question-and-answer session follows: Bergen.com: Seventeen years is a long time to wait for a sequel. Why didn't you make ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Embark On Japanese Tour In Late April/Early May

JUDAS PRIEST will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late April/early May, immediately following the group's European trek. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. PRIEST have yet to announce their U.S. tour plans but it is expected that they will be scheduling a headlining run in the summer. Among the rumored support ...

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It's Official: SPOCK'S BEARD Drummer To Join FATES WARNING On European Tour

As widely expected, legendary progressive metallers FATES WARNING have officially recruited SPOCK'S BEARD drummer Nick D'Virgilio to replace Mark Zonder on their upcoming European tour. Nick is a first-class drummer and toured with such artists as TEARS FOR FEARS, MIKE KENEALLY, JONATHAN BROOKE, ERIC BURDON, SPOCK'S BEARD, KEVIN GILBERT, DEBARGE and THE LEGENDS OF CLASSIC ...

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PENETRATOR Sign With SONIC AGE RECORDS

PENETRATOR, the Toronto-based power metal band featuring "Bulldog" Bess Ross, Tony Iommi's personal guitar tech during BLACK SABBATH's "Never Say Die" tour, have inked a deal with Greece's Sonic Age Records. The group's self-titled debut contains nine songs of "U.S.-type power metal with outstanding 'macho' vocals, reminding [the listener] of acts like JUDAS PRIEST ('Painkiller' ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' Remix Completed

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) has finished remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in the spring. Commented Sneap: "I finished the remixes [Saturday] night [Jan. 15] bar a couple of vocals that got lost somewhere between Seattle and the U.K. (only a whisper and ...

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POISON, SCORPIONS, QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On Compilation Of Biggest Hard Rock Ballads Of All Time

"VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped", an acoustic compilation of the biggest hard rock ballad hits of all time, is set for release February 8, 2005 on Sidewinder Music. Gathered from imports, live recordings, rare performances, hard-to-find albums, and six NEW recordings, "Stripped" is an extensive collection of acoustic tracks from hard rock's multi-platinum metal gods. ...

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