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URIAH HEEP Guitarist Issues Year-End Update

Guitarist Mick Box of legendary progressive rock veterans URIAH HEEP has issued the following update: "Well, here we are heading towards the festive holiday season once again after a year of many ups and downs. The release of [the new URIAH HEEP album] 'Wake The Sleeper' was a highlight after us waiting all of that ...

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ZZ TOP Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

ZZ TOP has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH (S) BLACKFOOT (USA) BULLET (S) DREAM THEATER (USA) ENFORCER (S) ERIC SARDINAS (USA) EUROPE (S) FORBIDDEN (US) FOREIGNER (USA) H.E.A.T (S) HAMMERFALL (S) HEAVEN ...

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CRYONIC TEMPLE: 'Standing Tall' Video Available

"Standing Tall", the new video from the Swedish heavy metal band CRYONIC TEMPLE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's new album, "Immortal", which was released on November 21 via Metal Heaven Records. CRYONIC TEMPLE was founded in 1996 and has over the years performed at such festivals as Sweden Rock, Headbanger's ...

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JOHNNY WINTER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Texas blues guitar legend JOHNNY WINTER has been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: HEAVEN AND HELL (UK) IN FLAMES (S) DREAM THEATER (US) EUROPE (S) FOREIGNER (US) HAMMERFALL (S) MOTÖRHEAD (UK) JOHNNY WINTER BAND (US) ...

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NEIL MURRAY Added To BOB DAISLEY Tribute Album 'Blizzards From Oz'

Veteran bassist Neil Murray (BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE) has been added to the list of musicians who have contributed to "Blizzards From Oz", an international, all-star compilation tribute CD (featuring musicians from Italy, United States, Scotland, Germany, and Canada) paying homage to OZZY OSBOURNE bassist/producer/lyricist of 14 years, Bob Daisley. This ten-song compilation CD also features ...

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Updated: HEAVEN AND HELL, MOTÖRHEAD, DREAM THEATER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

HEAVEN AND HELL, MOTÖRHEAD, DREAM THEATER, IN FLAMES, URIAH HEEP, RIOT, EUROPE and FORBIDDEN are among the first confirmed bands for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH BLACKFOOT BULLET DREAM THEATER ENFORCER EUROPE FORBIDDEN FOREIGNER HAMMERFALL ...

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S.E.X. DEPARTMENT: In Mixing Mode

Italian sleaze/glamsters S.E.X. DEPARTMENT entered the Chapel studios (THE DARKNESS, NAPALM DEATH, URIAH HEEP, WET WET WET, SIMPLE MINDS) on September 15 to begin recording their new album for an early 2009 release. Producing the effort is Pedro Ferreira, who is best known for his work with the now-defunct British glam rock band THE DARKNESS. ...

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TESTAMENT And URIAH HEEP: New 'Talking Metal' Audio Interviews Posted Online

The latest two episodes of "Talking Metal" feature interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with URIAH HEEP lead guitarist Mick Box and TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian. Christian interview topics include "The Formation of Damnation", Del James, David Ellefson, Peavey musical instruments, the Metal Masters tour, and Trinity Fallen while Mick Box interview topics ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH Members Featured On 'Blizzards From Oz' Tribute Album

"Blizzards From Oz" is an international, all-star compilation tribute CD (featuring musicians from Italy, United States, Scotland, Germany, and Canada) paying homage to OZZY OSBOURNE bassist/producer/lyricist of 14 years, Bob Daisley. This ten-song compilation CD features OZZY OSBOURNE keyboardist of 17 years John Sinclair (also of URIAH HEEP, COZY POWELL, THE CULT, SPINAL TAP), guitarist ...

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URIAH HEEP Guitarist Checks In From The Road

Guitarist Mick Box of legendary progressive rock veterans URIAH HEEP has issued the following update from the road: "Well, we have played four shows now and the set list is really beginning to bed in now. You probably know by now we are not playing it safe and we are performing the whole of the ...

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CRYONIC TEMPLE: 'Immortal' Artwork Unveiled

Swedish heavy metal band CRYONIC TEMPLE will release its new album, "Immortal", on November 21 via Metal Heaven Records. Check out the cover artwork below. CRYONIC TEMPLE was founded in 1996 and has over the years performed at such festivals as Sweden Rock, Headbanger's Open Air, Peace And Love, Gothenburg Metal, Motala Metal and 2000 ...

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CRYONIC TEMPLE To Release 'Immortal' In November

Swedish heavy metal band CRYONIC TEMPLE will release its new album, "Immortal", on November 21 via Metal Heaven Records. CRYONIC TEMPLE was founded in 1996 and has over the years performed at such festivals as Sweden Rock, Headbanger's Open Air, Peace And Love, Gothenburg Metal, Motala Metal and 2000 Decibel. They have also supported URIAH ...

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URIAH HEEP Guitarist Checks In

URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box has issued the following update: "Well, we are all very happy with the reviews from both the fans and the media regarding 'Wake The Sleeper'. In general, I am very happy that we delivered to the fans the CD that they were waiting for. To be honest, we have been ...

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THIN LIZZY: European Tour Back On

The webmaster for THIN LIZZY's official MySpace page has released the following message from THIN LIZZY guitarist Scott Gorham: "Contrary to earlier reports, THIN LIZZY will be undertaking the proposed tour of European cities as posted on various web sites. We apologise to all our loyal fans for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have ...

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S.E.X. DEPARTMENT To Enter Studio Next Week

After completing the Spaghetti Glam Rock Tour of the USA — which included appearances at Rocklahoma and South Texas Rock Fest — Italian sleaze/glamsters S.E.X. DEPARTMENT are preparing to enter the Chapel studios (THE DARKNESS, NAPALM DEATH, URIAH HEEP, WET WET WET, SIMPLE MINDS) on September 15 to begin recording their new album for an ...

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Wake the Sleeper - URIAH HEEP

If memory serves, the last URIAH HEEP album I owned was 1982's "Abominog" and the last one I recall hearing was 1985's "Equator". So yes, it has been awhile. Mick Box and the boys certainly haven't waited for me to catch up and continued releasing albums, just like they've been doing since 1970. That said, ...

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THE LIZARDS Featuring Former BLACK SABBATH, RIOT Members: New DVD, CD Out Now

Neo-clasic rock afficiandos THE LIZARDS have released a new DVD and CD simultaneously. Featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) and vocalist/keyboardist Mike DiMeo (RIOT, MASTERPLAN), along with bassist Randy Pratt (who also plays harp with CACTUS) and guitarist Patrick Klein, THE LIZARDS have released four critically aclaimed albums and two live ...

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TRAPEZE Stage Backdrop Being Auctioned

A full-size stage backdrop used by the legendary rock band TRAPEZE between 1976 and 1994 is being auctioned via eBay. TRAPEZE was known not only for its great albums and amazing live performances but for the fact that bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes went on to join DEEP PURPLE, drummer Dave Holland joined JUDAS PRIEST, guitarist/vocalist Mel ...

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BRUCE KULICK Featured In SAPGIR BAND Video

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick has issued the following update: "A few months ago I told you all about a session I did for a popular Russian artist, SAPGIR BAND. Well, they used footage of my session in the video for the song [see below], and here is it to ...

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URIAH HEEP To Perform At Germany's Rottenburg Prison

Legendary British rock band URIAH HEEP will perform one of the most unusual shows of its illustrious career next week when it plays a free gig for the inmates of Rottenburg prison in Germany. Housed in a former castle, the prison will also act as the location for the German launch of URIAH HEEP's first ...

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