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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: QUEENSRŸCHE Side Project To Re-Release Debut In February

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitar/vocals, BROTHER CANE), will re-release their debut album through Spitfire Records on February 21, 2006. Rockenfield, along with Johnson, Gray and bassist Roman Glick, set out to do something they had never done before: they wanted to create ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DANZIG, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE, ANGRA Venue: Arena Skol City/State: Sao Paulo, Brazil Date: Sept. 9, 2005 Attendance: 22,654 Capacity: 35,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, WHITESNAKE Venue: Claro Hall City/State: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Date: Sept. 8, 2005 Attendance: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MEGADETH: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Bell Centre City/State: Montreal, Quebec Date: Oct. 12, 2005 Attendance: 4,747 Capacity: 5,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: John Labatt Centre City/State: London, Ontario Date: Oct. 15, 2005 Attendance: 2,910 Capacity: 3,199 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Mindcrime' Art Direction Company Enlisted For Sequel

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, Reiner Design Concepts, the art direction company that did all the artwork for 1988's "Operation: Mindcrime", has been signed back on for the band's upcoming CD, which is currently going under the working title of "Operation: Mindcrime II". Production has already begun and the group expect ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Assembly Hall City/State: Champaign, Ill. Date: Sept. 27, 2005 Attendance: 951 Capacity: 5,995 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: The Mark of the Quad Cities City/State: Moline, Ill. Date: Oct. 2, 2005 Attendance: ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, JUDAS PRIEST, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, NIN Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Philips Arena City/State: Atlanta, Ga. Date: Sept. 16, 2005 Attendance: 8,855 Capacity: 14,181 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE World Arena City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo. Date: July 24, 2005 Attendance: 1,821 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Says SOULBENDER Project Is A 'Permanent Thing'

Chris Czynszak of NashvilleRock.net recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE/SOULBENDER guitarist Michael Wilton. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: NashvilleRock.net: Since Chris DeGarmo's departure, and the transplanting of Kelly Gray and, most recently, Mike Stone as second guitarists, you seem to have taken over a "lead guitarist" role rather than the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Cancel Mexican Shows

QUEENSRŸCHE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Due to recording deadlines, we've had to officially cancel the October 18th, 19th and 21st shows in Mexico. All tickets will be refunded, and we apologize for the inconvenience." QUEENSRŸCHE are continuing work on the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Tour Dates In The Works

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 photos from their appearance at the Earthshaker Fest in Germany (photos) in late July and their headlining concert ...

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VISION DIVINE Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Italian melodic power metallers VISION DIVINE, the brainchild of ex-LABYRINTH mastermind Olaf Thörsen, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Perfect Machine". The follow-up to last year's "Stream of Unconsciousness" was reportedly produced by STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki and is scheduled for release in October through Scarlet Records. "The Perfect Machine" track ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer Signs Book Deal

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has signed a publishing deal to release three brand new drum books of his entire history of playing. The first book is scheduled to be published sometime early next year, and will include a large selection of drum music transcribed from Scott's early years with QUEENSRŸCHE through the later years. It ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: QUEENSRŸCHE Side Project Signs With SPITFIRE RECORDS

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitar, BROTHER CANE), have inked a three-album worldwide deal with Spitfire/Eagle Rock Records. With two of the full-length albums already recorded and mixed, there are plans to re-package the independently released debut album with some unreleased new material ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN To Enter Studio This Weekend

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN will enter the studio on September 3 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 sophomore ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE 'Rockumentary' To Air On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

Norway's Metal Express Radio recently conducted an in-depth interview with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate about the group's history. Geoff discusses everything from the genesis of the band, the motivations behind each studio album, the departure(s) of Chris DeGarmo, QUEENSRŸCHE's future, and provides insights into the much-anticipated "Operation: Mindcrime II" album. To listen to this 45-minute, ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Selland Arena City/State: Fresno, Calif. Date: July 21, 2005 Attendance: 1,866 Capacity: 6,545 Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Guests On ICARUS WITCH Album

Former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti has recorded a guest appearance on the upcoming full-length album from Pittsburgh traditional metal upstarts ICARUS WITCH, entitled "Capture the Magic". ICARUS WITCH have been hard at work in Eric Klinger's (PRO-PAIN) Pittsburgh studio since May recording the CD, which is said to "continue in the neo-classic, melodic metal ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 18 New Songs And Counting

The following update has been posted at QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site: "As the recording of 'Operation: Mindcrime II' progresses, word from the studio is that [Michael] Wilton and [Mike] Stone are in the midst of laying down guitar tracks with vocals shortly thereafter. So far 18 songs have been completed. Not sure if all 18 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, PAPA ROACH Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Irvine, Calif. Date: July 8, 2005 Attendance: 9,873 Capacity: 16,030 Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: Frontier Field City/State: Rochester, N.Y. Date: July 10, 2005 Attendance: ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On RHINO Signing, Upcoming Album

Rhino Entertainment has announced the signing of progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The band is working on "Operation: Mindcrime II" — the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime" — for release on Rhino early in 2006. The announcement was made by Rhino Entertainment President Scott Pascucci. "We are excited to be working with ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: KeySpan Park City/State: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date: July 9, 2005 Attendance: 9,645 Capacity: 10,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Selma, Texas Date: June 25, 2005 Attendance: ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members Defend Change In Direction

In a recent interview with Metal Temple magazine, STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson spoke about the band's new, self-titled album which sounds quite different from all their previous releases. Here's an excerpt from the interview: Metal Temple: I have to say that the new STRATOVARIUS album doesn't sound like anything ...

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ALL TOO HUMAN To Enter Studio In August

Texas-based progressive metallers ALL TOO HUMAN will enter the studio in August to record material for their next two CDs, the first of which is expected to surface in early 2006. A follow-up effort is tentatively due in August 2006. Songtitles set to appear on the upcoming CDs include "Juggernaut", "Cut Me", "Ruffian", and "Insurgent". ...

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