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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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QUEENSRŸCHE: Chicago Show To Be Recorded

QUEENSRŸCHE have added a fourth Chicago date to their 2005 winter tour. The concert, which will take place on January 19, 2005 at the House of Blues, will be recorded, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Will it be for a DVD, Internet broadcast, a CD? It's not quite clear what it's ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's ROCKENFIELD Releases 'Operation: Mindcrime' Commemorative Snare Drums

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, founder and owner of RockenWraps.com, has released a small number of limited edition "Operation: Mindcrime" commemorative snare drums, for sale exclusively at Queensryche.com. Each drum is hand made by Scott himself. Each snare comes complete with: - 14" 10-PLY 100% ALL MAPLE SHELL, with precision cut bearing edges - RockenWraps very ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' To Be Remixed By ANDY SNEAP, Reissued In Early 2005

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) is remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in early 2005. "Enemies of Reality" (2003) was originally recorded in Seattle with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN) and was widely criticized for its muddy, inferior production compared ...

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Producer NEIL KERNON Offers Update On Recent And Upcoming Projects

Acclaimed metal producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) has posted the following update on the Perpetual Motion message board: "I've been really busy of late, getting stuck into work after moving for the second time in 6 months. After fighting my way through walls of boxes and home remodelling, I'm now finally back ...

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AVIDOST Part Ways With Singer

Chicago-based metallers AVIDOST have parted ways with singer Jen Gore. "Jen is pursuing a medical career and does not have the required time and dedication to front AVIDOST," the band write on their web site. "It was a difficult decision to take her off the album but one that absolutely had to be ...

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FORCE OF EVIL Announce New Album Title

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 "Black Empire" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Escapi. 12 new songs were ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 2005 Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 20 - Pops - St. Louis, MO Jan. 21 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO Jan. 23 - Barrymoore Theater – Madison, WI Jan. 25 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI Jan. 26 - Emerald Theater – Detroit, MI Jan. 27 - House of ...

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TAPPING THE VEIN In Pre-Production With NEIL KERNON

Philadelphia's TAPPING THE VEIN are currently in pre-production with renowned producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for the follow-up to 2002's "The Damage", tentatively due next year via Nuclear Blast Records. Kernon apparently contacted the band while they were in the middle of writing material for their sophomore album and expressed interest in producing ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist Talks About 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel

QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson recently spoke to RockConfidential.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". Several excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: How is it you're incorporating a preview of "Operation: Mindcrime II"? Is it ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Singer Talk About Inspiration Behind 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and singer Geoff Tate spoke to 411Mania.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". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the inspiration behind the upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime" sequel: Scott Rockenfield: ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says Last Presidential Election Was A Sour Point In American History

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to KNAC.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". Several excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: Would you consider it a responsibility as not only a performer but as a ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: BUSH Administration Has Failed On Every Level

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer this week 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". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On "Operation: Mindcrime": " 'Operation: Mindcrime' was inspired by the events ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the "Dance to the Music" benefit supporting elementary-level music instruction in the Seattle Public Schools on Thursday (Sept. 30) at the Armory on South Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Other celebs expected to appear at the event include, among others, fellow rocker Chris ...

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Florida Death Metallers DIABOLIC Split Up

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have officially split up. Due to a recent "business development," founding member Brian Malone has decided to end DIABOLIC's seven-year existence, according to a posting on the group's web site. "This decision in no way reflects upon the professionalism and personalities of the current members of DIABOLIC (Eric Hersemann – guitars, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: New Songs Are Completely Different To Anything Done In The Past

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate recently spoke to Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine about the group's past recorded output and their 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: Metal-Temple.com: Though I know you said you don't care about other ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Perform At Seattle Festival/Political Fundraiser

QUEENSRŸCHE and PEARL JAM are among the acts confirmed to perform at No Vote Left Behind, a festival/political fundraiser to be held Sept. 23-26 at a variety of Seattle venues, according to Billboard.com. The full lineup is still being finalized; tickets go on-sale Sept. 10. Proceeds from No Vote Left Behind will fund donations to ...

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