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HANOI ROCKS: Forging Ahead Into The Unknown

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yes, it's me, myself and I, breaking the silence once again… well, as Angie McCoy so kindly informed you — yes, I do have the beastly machine! And I'm not afraid to use it. However, that doesn't mean I'll ...

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THERION Seek 'Secret Of The Runes' Tour Bootleg Recordings

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I would need some help from you guys! The DVD is just about ready but there's just one thing we're missing. You see, there will be (among many other things) a historical section with some bootleg songs from each era ...

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PROGPOWER USA VI Sells Out In Three Days

ProgPower USA VI has officially sold out just three days after tickets went on sale to the general public. "I don't think my attendees realize how truly grateful I am for their continued loyalty and support," said promoter Glenn Harveston. "This is the fourth consecutive sell-out thanks to them. I don't think anyone had a ...

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THANATOSCHIZO Sign With PANDEMONIUM RECORDS

Portuguese avantgard maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have inked a deal with Australia's Pandemonium Records. The group's third full-length album, "Turbulence", which is already available in the group's home country, will be released this spring. Pandemonium Records is also said to be considering a licensing agreement for the re-release of THANATOSCHIZO's second album, "InsomniousNightLift" (2002), in Australia and ...

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SCENES To Release Debut Album This Month

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, will release their full-length debut, "Call Us At the Number You Provide", in Europe on March 21 via Escapi. A U.S. release will follow in April. The CD was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September ...

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The Black Halo - KAMELOT

KAMELOT have walked the line between the prog/power scene and a more pomp AOR sheen for some time now, never descending too far into galloping European cliché, and maintaining a sonic toughness that keeps them in the metal camp. The addition of ex-CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan and the release of 2000's "The Fourth Legacy" brought ...

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THERION Confirmed For U.K.'s PROGPOWER FESTIVAL

According to a posting on THERION's official web site, the Swedish band have been confirmed for the U.K. edition of the ProgPower Festival, set to be held on March 3, 2006 at an as-yet-undetermined location. THERION will be performing at this year's ProgPower USA festival, a two-day event slated to take place September 16-17 at ...

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ANGRA And CONCEPTION Complete PROGPOWER USA Lineup

Brazil's ANGRA and Norway's CONCEPTION will round out the lineup of this year's ProgPower USA. CONCEPTION will feature the entire original lineup, including Roy Khan (KAMELOT) on vocals and Tore Ostby (ex-ARK) on guitar, in their first performance since 1997. "After having experienced some real blasts at ProgPower with ARK and KAMELOT, we are honored ...

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SCENES To Support CORNERSTONE In Europe

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, will support CORNERSTONE (the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White) on several Belgian and German shows beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 28 – Vosselar, BEL @ Biebob Jan. 29 – ...

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REDEMPTION Complete Work On Sophomore Album

REDEMPTION's sophomore album, featuring FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, has finally been completed. "Recording, mixing, and mastering are complete and the result is amazing," Nicolas van Dyk, REDEMPTION's primary songwriter and guitarist/keyboardist, writes on the group's web site. "We worked with Tommy Newton, known for his work with bands such as CONCEPTION, HELLOWEEN, ARK, UFO ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: 'The Unborn' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have completed work on their sophomore album, entitled "The Unborn", at Tico Tico studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…, ALTARIA) in Kemi, Finland. Mastering will take place at Finnvox studios in December 2004. The cover art for the album is being handled by Mattias Norèn (www.progart.com). Commented ...

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SCENES Sign With ESCAPI

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have inked a two-album deal with Escapi. The group's full-length debut, "Call Us At the Number You Provide", will be released on January 24, 2005. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by ...

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SCENES Complete Work On Debut Album

German prog-metallers SCENES, now featuring Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have completed work on their full-length debut. The album was recorded at Sub Zero studio in Backnang and was mixed and mastered in September by Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, ARK, UFO) at his Area 51 Studio. "Dirk Thurisch (ANGEL DUST, MERCURY TIDE) as ...

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THANATOSCHIZO: New Song Available For Download

Portuguese avant-garde maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have uploaded a brand-new song, "Freedom Subways", at this location. "Freedom Subways" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Turbulence", due this summer in Portugal through Misdeed Records. This release will come in a digipack version, featuring a multimedia section with a nine-minute documentary of the studio sessions as well ...

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UFO: Rescheduled U.S. Dates Announced

UFO have announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour. They are as follows: Sep. 22 - Baltimore MD - Thunderdome Sep. 23 - Glenside PA - Keswick Sep. 25 - Hampton Beach NH - Hampton Beach Casino Sep. 26 - Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom Sep. 28 - Pittsburgh PA - The Rex Theater ...

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VINNIE MOORE: Guitar Clinic Photos Posted Online

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore's official web site is currently hosting a number of new photos from some of Vinnie's recent German guitar clinics. Check them out here. As previously reported, veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will be playing bass for UFO on their U.S. ...

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UFO: First U.S. Dates Released

UFO have lined up the following U.S. dates during April/May: Apr. 29 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre (w/ BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) Apr. 30 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill May 01 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino (w/ BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) May 02 - Sayreville, NJ - ...

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UFO: Tentative Tour Plans Revealed

UFO are tentatively scheduled to launch the first leg of their U.S. tour on April 23 in Baltimore, with dates set to run through May 15 in Cleveland. The band are then expected to head over to Europe for several festival appearances as well as a U.K. tour beginning around June 14. The second leg ...

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THANATOSCHIZO Name New Album

Portuguese avantgarde metallers THANATOSCHIZO have set "Turbulence" as the title of their forthcoming third album, tentatively due this summer through Rage Of Achilles Records (Portugal will receive the album this spring through Misdeed Records). The follow-up to 2002's "InsomniousNightLift" was recorded at Porto's Rec N' Roll Studios with producer Luís Barros (drummer for AFM Records ...

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UFO Set American Release Date For New Album

UFO have set a March 16 U.S. release date through SPV Records for their new album, "You Are Here". The CD will arrive in Europe one month earlier (February 16). The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" (view cover here) was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer ...

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UFO: New Album Samples Available For Download

UFO fan site Strangers In The Night has posted MP3 clips of all 12 tracks that are set to appear on the new UFO album, "You Are Here", due in Europe on February 16 through SPV Records (March in the U.S.). Check them out here. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist ...

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UFO: New Album Artwork Posted Online

UFO have posted the cover art for their new album, "You Are Here", at this location. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and is due in Europe on February 16, 2004 ...

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UFO Guitarist To Guest On JORDAN RUDESS Solo Album

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore started recording solos Thursday (Dec. 11) for the new Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER) solo record. This will be the first time Jordan and Vinnie have recorded together since Vinnie's "Time Odyssey" record was released in 1988. Moore will be featured on two songs. Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, and Steve Morse will ...

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UFO To Release New Album In February

UFO have set a February 16, 2004 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "You Are Here". The group's first album to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and contains 11 new songs, including "The Spark That Is ...

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