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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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SORTILÈGE Reunion At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival (Video)

Four members of the classic French heavy metal band SORTILÈGE reunited for an appearance at this year's edition of the Keep It True festval on April 27 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany Musicians appearing at the event included: SORTILÈGE members * Christian "Zouille" Augustin (Vocals) * Didier "Dem" Demajean (Guitar) * Daniel "Lapin" Lapp (Bass) ...

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Classic French Heavy Metal Band SORTILÈGE Reunites For Special Paris Tribute Concert

Four members of the classic French heavy metal band SORTILÈGE reunited for a special tribute concert on April 19 at Petit Bain in Paris, France. Musicians appearing at the event included: SORTILÈGE members * Christian "Zouille" Augustin (Vocals) * Didier Demajean "Dem" (Guitar) * Daniel Lapp "Lapin" (Bass) * Jean-Philippe Dumont "Bob Snake" (Drums) Guest ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN's HAWAII, VIXEN And DEUCE Albums To Be Reissued

No Remorse Records has announced the upcoming reissues of three albums which feature former MEGADETH and CACOPHONY guitarist Marty Friedman: the VIXEN "Made In Hawaii" EP (originally released in 1983), HAWAII's legendary "Loud, Wild And Heavy" EP (from 1984), and a collection of recordings from his late 1970s band DEUCE (later known as TENSION). All ...

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ASTAROTH: 'Nero's Fire' Video Released

"Nero's Fire", the new video from legendary Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's first-ever full-length album, "The End Of Silence", which will be released on December 21 via She Wolf Records. Produced by the band's bassist Saverio "Shining" Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA, WHITESNAKE) ...

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Italian Metallers ASTAROTH To Release First-Ever Full-Length Album

Legendary Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH will release their first-ever full-length album, "The End Of Silence", on December 21 via She Wolf Records. Produced by the band's bassist Saverio "Shining" Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA, WHITESNAKE) in Los Angeles, California, the CD marks the band's first new output since their 1985 cult classic ...

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Former SORTILEGE Singer Performs At KEEP IT TRUE Festival; More Video Available

Visions In Fear has uploaded multi-camera video footage of ZOUILLE & FRIENDS, the project featuring former SORTILEGE singer Christian "Zouille" Augustin, performing the SORTILEGE classic "D'ailleurs" at the Keep It True XII festival, which was held April 24-25, 2009 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Watch the clip below. ZOUILLE & FRIENDS is: Christian ...

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Former SORTILEGE Singer Performs At Germany's KEEP IT TRUE Festival; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of ZOUILLE & FRIENDS, the project featuring former SORTILEGE singer Christian "Zouille" Augustin, performing the SORTILEGE classic "Sortilege" at the Keep It True XII festival, which was held April 24-25, 2009 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany can be viewed below. ZOUILLE & FRIENDS is: Christian "Zouille" Augustin (ex-SORTILEGE) - Lead Vocals Renaud ...

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HELL Forced To Pull Out Of Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XII Festival

Reactivated early '80s Derbyshire, U.K. metallers HELL have cancelled their appearance at the Keep It True XII festival (which is scheduled to take place April 24-25, 2009 at the Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany) because their guitarist Kev Bower has to undergo surgery. Commented the band in a statement: "It is with great regret that HELL ...

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MANTIC RITUAL Pulls Out Of KEEP IT TRUE Festival; PROCESSION Steps In

Pennsylvanian thrash metal band MANTIC RITUAL (formerly MELTDOWN) has been forced to cancel their appearance at the Keep It True XII festival, which is scheduled to take place April 24-25, 2009 at the Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Replacing them on the festival billing will be Chilean doom metallers PROCESSION. Keep It True XII festival lineup: ...

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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XII Festival

California metal veterans ARMORED SAINT have been confirmed as the second-day headliner of the two-day Keep It True XII festival, set to take place April 24-25, 2009 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Keep It True XII festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARMORED SAINT (USA) LIZZY BORDEN (USA) HITTMAN (USA) ABATTOIR (USA) TYRANT (USA) ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XII Festival

California metal veterans LIZZY BORDEN have been confirmed as the first-day headliner of the two-day Keep It True XII festival, set to take place April 24-25, 2009 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Keep It True XII festival billing is shaping up as follows: LIZZY BORDEN (USA) HITTMAN (USA) ABATTOIR (USA) TYRANT (USA) EXXPLORER (USA) LIVING ...

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LIVING DEATH Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XII Festival

Cult German metal act LIVING DEATH will perform one last exclusive show the Keep It True XII festival, set to take place April 24-25, 2009 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The band's lineup for the performance will be as follows: Toto Bergmann (vocals) Reiner Kelch (guitars) Dieter Kelch (bass) Jörg Michael (drums) Keep It True ...

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'Sound Of The Beast' Book Available In French Translation

"Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal" is now available in French translation as "Sound of the Beast: L'Histoire Définitive du Heavy Metal" from Editions Flammarion. The 470-page trade paperback includes a brand new 10-page "Brief History of French-speaking Metal" by author Ian Christe, placing bands like TRUST, SORTILEGE, VOIVOD, TREPONEM ...

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SOLEMNITY To Record New Album This Winter

Germany's SOLEMNITY have set "Shockwave of Steel" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in the spring of 2005. The group have written around 20 new songs for the follow-up to last year's "King of Dreams" (Remedy Records) and will record "the best of them" this winter, according to a posting on the ...

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