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HEATHEN: We Have Not Signed Anything Yet

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have issued a statement refuting a recent press release from the the French record company Season of Mist indicating that they have signed the band to a label deal. In a posting on their official web site, HEATHEN write, "OK, so it looks like the cat got out ...

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HEATHEN Sign To SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Season of Mist has announced the signing of veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN. As many fans will recall, HEATHEN were one of the most unique bands to rise from the Bay Area thrash explosion of the '80s/'90s, having released a groundbreaking debut album, "Breaking the Silence", in 1987 went on to sell close ...

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ANIMAL: Limited-Edition Box Available

ANIMAL, the group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper, are currently offering a limited-edition box containing a seven-inch picture disc, a badge, a sticker, a pin and a signed certificate. The box is limited to only 333 copies and can be ordered from this location. As previously reported, ANIMAL recently announced the addition ...

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Guitarist MARCO SFOGLI To Participate In New Metal Opera Project

Guitarist Marco Sfogli, who has most recently worked with DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie on LaBrie's solo material, will be participating in a new metal opera project entitled "Heroes Temporis". Other musicians confirmed to take part include drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES LABRIE, STARBREAKER) and bassist Randy Coven (ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). More ...

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MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Schedules Signing Sessions, Guitar Clinics

World-renowned progressive rock guitarist Michael Angelo Batio will be signing autographs January 19-22 at the NAMM show for Dean Guitars at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. On Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27, Batio will be conducting guitar clinics in Los Angeles. Michael Angelo Batio will also be performing in concert February ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE Finish Recording 'An Unrelenting Assault'

Canadian metallers BLOODSHOTEYE have finished recording their sophomore album, entitled "An Unrelenting Assault", with producer JF Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX, MALEVOLENT CREATION). The vocal production was handled by D. Randall Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), with guest vocalist Alex Erian (DESPISED ICON) appearing on a track titled "The Last Laugh". The CD will be mastered early ...

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Killadelphia (Audio) - LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD is an important band to the world of heavy metal, arguably as important as stalwarts PANTERA and SLAYER. And by important I mean LAMB OF GOD has proven the genre's staying power by moving units AND playing an uncompromising style of pure American metal. As such, the popularity of LAMB OF GOD ...

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Hands Without Shadows - MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO

A solo album from the guy from NITRO — you know, the one with the goofy four-necked guitar and hair up to here? Diehard shred guitar enthusiasts know that Batio is a lot more than that, and has been dazzling with his over-the-top fretboard skills in instructional videos aimed at the Guitar Institute of Technology ...

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RANDY RHOADS Biography Now Available

Roxx Productions has issued the following press release regarding the recently published biography of late OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Randy Rhoads: "Once in a while a great project comes along our desks, a project that we just want to help spread the word about or get out to the public and to the fans. That project ...

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LAMB OF GOD Frontman To Guest On '3 Guys Pickin'

On December 5, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe will sit down with the Chicago cable access show "3 Guys Pickin" to discuss all things LAMB OF GOD, including the "Killadelphia" DVD, performing live, vocal training and the Sounds Of The Underground tour. "3 Guys Pickin" features Tyler, Brodie and Dave the Extra waxing philosophical ...

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What Does LAMB OF GOD Want For The Holidays?

The members of LAMB OF GOD recently told Virginia's StyleWeekly.com what they want for the holidays: Vocalist Randy Blythe: "A sweet new practice space; first floor, equipped with loading bay, espresso machine, refrigerators. And location is everything, so in Mechanicsville." Guitarist Willie Adler: "I would like for world peace to actually occur, for ...

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New VITALIJ KUPRI CD To Feature JOE LYNN TURNER, DOOGIE WHITE And GÖRAN EDMAN

According to a posting on the RAINBOW fan site The Rainbow Fanclan Legacy, the new VITALIJ KUPRI CD, entitled "Revenge", features contributions from several world-class vocalists, including former RAINBOW singers Joe Lynn Turner (also DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), ex-MALMSTEEN frontman Göran Edman and current FIREWIND vocalist Apollo Papathanasio. ...

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MUSIC CHOICE Remembers Late PANTERA Guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT

Music Choice, the premier, multi-platform music network, remembers legendary hard rock/metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, whose life ended tragically on December 8, 2004. Music Choice On Demand will feature the best of Dimebag on its video-on-demand service from November 28 to December 11. The Dimebag Darrell Tribute Hot List showcases four music videos featuring Dimebag, ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: 'DIMEBAG Was Proof That God Exists'

Aaron Beck of The Columbus Dispatch recently conducted an interview with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman Zakk Wylde. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On his children: "My daughter, Ray Ray (Hayle Ray), is 13. (My) drinkin' problem is definitely escalating. "There's Jesse. Ozzy's the godfather of him. That was a good day in Church. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Crazy Train' Keeps Rollin'

23 years after erupting around the world, OZZY OSBOURNE's signature song "Crazy Train" has entered the digital age with a bang by being certified as a gold digital single. The legendary track — featuring Ozzy's inimitable vocals and Randy Rhoads' blistering guitar leads — has now been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association ...

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