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Age of Winters - THE SWORD

How much more self-conscious orc rock can you fit into your Viking helmet? Not to be confused with the half-decent Canuck '80s metal outfit of "Metalized" and "Sweet Dreams" fame, these guys are an altogether more unwashed and skunk-weed-reeking prospect. Tumbling down thirdhand from SABBATH's loins as midwifed by SLEEP, old MONSTER MAGNET and HIGH ...

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RIOT: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have added two more U.S. dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jan. 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Tailspins Jan. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas Feb. 03 - TBA Feb. 17 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Feb. 18 - ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Enter Studio In January

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "We are are about to enter the studio after January 1 to record the new CD! We have over 25 songs demoed and we will be picking a producer [as soon as possible]. The CD is set to be ...

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SLIPKNOT, CHESTER BENNINGTON, LACUNA COIL Featured On 'Underworld: Evolution' Soundtrack

Billboard.com is reporting that the soundtrack for "Underworld: Evolution" will boast a host of exclusive selections, including the first solo recording from LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington and a song from the TOOL-affiliated side project PUSCIFER, which features vocalist Maynard James Keenan and former NINE INCH NAILS guitarist Danny Lohner. Other cuts featured ...

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RIOT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have added two U.S. dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jan. 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Tailspins Jan. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. ...

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ROB ROCK To Film DVD At Germany's OWEN ROCK NIGHT Festival

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has announced that he will record his first live DVD at the Owen Rock Night Festival in Germany in March 2006. Rock is also confirmed for the Elements of Rock festival in Switzerland April 2006. JVC/Victor Entertainment Japan released ROB ROCK's latest CD, "Holy Hell", with ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist GEEZER BUTLER Joins PETA's KFC Boycott

What do Geezer Butler, the longtime bassist of heavy metal pioneers BLACK SABBATH, and Bobby Ingram, the frontman of the venerable Southern rock band MOLLY HATCHET, have in common besides making legendary music? Both rockers have joined PETA's boycott of KFC until the company ends the worst abuses of chickens raised and killed to fill ...

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RIOT: Spanish Tour Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers RIOT have lined up the following dates in March/April: Mar. 17 - Palencia, SPA @ Carabel Mar. 18 - Bilbao, SPA @ Santana 27 Mar. 19 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol Apr. 08 - Lauda-Königshofen, GER @ Tauberfrankenhalle As previously reported, RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including a Japanese tour ...

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Former 16 Guitarist Resurfaces In LOVE MOTOR

According to StonerRock.com, former 16 guitarist Bobby Ferry has resurfaced in a brand new San Diego-based group called LOVE MOTOR. The band, who are fronted by Christy Radonich, play a musical style that has been described as "HEART jamming with the MELVINS." LOVE MOTOR recently recorded eight songs with Jeff Forrest and have ...

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PAINMUSEUM Unveil 'Speak The Name' Video

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), have announced that their long-awaited "Speak the Name" video is currently available as a download and in streaming formats at the group's official web site, www.painmuseum.com. Commented the band: "We shot the video utilizing a ...

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Holy Hell - ROB ROCK

Thanks to labels like SPV and Candlelight, albums like "Holy Hell" that would have once been consigned to import purgatory are seeing the light of day in the USA (albeit months after their release elsewhere). And thank the metal gods for it! Former IMPELLITTERI and AXEL RUDI PELL vocal powerhouse Rob Rock follows in the ...

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ROB ROCK, NARNIA To Team Up For Tour

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist Rob Rock's (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) official web site has been updated with the following message: "After the very successful double headlining festival date at Metalfest in Germany, ROB ROCK and [Sweden's] NARNIA have decided to offer this double headlining tour package to all promoters, festival organizers and concert promoters worldwide. This ...

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RIOT Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Veteran hard rockers RIOT will be performing at next year's Keep It True festival, set to take place April 8, 2006 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. This will be RIOT's first appearance in Germany in over five years and may turn out to be the only show that the band will play in the area ...

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RIOT: New Live Video Clips Posted Online

Long-running hard rock band RIOT have posted a couple of short video clips from their Japanese tour in early September. Check them out at this location. RIOT were recently joined for several shows (including the Japanese tour) by singer Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike Dimeo was ...

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Guitar Shredder MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Covers METALLICA, DEEP PURPLE, AEROSMITH On New CD

Legendary heavy metal bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO) and Doug Marks (man behind the Metal Method series of instructional videos for guitar) are among the guest musicians appearing on the new CD from world-renowned progressive rock guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, entitled "Hands without Shadows". "Hands without Shadows" or "HWS" (M.A.C.E. ...

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THE LIZARDS To Support KING'S X On East Coast Dates

THE LIZARDS, the hard rock band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), will be supporting KING'S X on the following dates: Oct. 28 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY Oct. 29 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY Oct. 30 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ Nov. ...

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PAINMUSEUM Announce Final Live Appearances Of 2005

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), will be supporting former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach at two East Coast shows in November. Filling in on bass will once again be SYMPHONY X's Mike LePond. "We can't wait to see everyone there for what ...

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ROB ROCK To Film Live DVD In Germany

Powerhouse heavy metal vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) will be returning to Germany in March 2006 to film and record his first live DVD. A late 2006 release is expected. Rock's latest solo album, "Holy Hell", was released in the U.S. on September 6 via Candlelight/Caroline Records. The CD features contributions from Bobby Jarzombek ...

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ROB ROCK's VICE Reunion Was A 'Smashing Success'

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), reunited for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, were joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar slinger, Jason ...

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