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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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URIAH HEEP: 'Wake The Sleeper' U.S. Release Date Announced

British rock legends URIAH HEEP will release their first studio album in almost ten years, "Wake The Sleeper", in the U.S. on August 26 via Noise/Sanctuary Records. Recorded in 2007, "Wake The Sleeper" was produced by Mike Paxman (STATUS QUO, JUDIE TZUKE). The live arena has been vital to the longevity of URIAH HEEP. So ...

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Conqueror - THE GATES OF SLUMBER

One need only read vocalist/guitarist Karl Simon's "thanks list" in the liner notes of "Conqueror", the new album by Indianapolis' THE GATES OF SLUMBER, to realize that this is anything but a new-school metal album. Stating "thanks for the inspiration to: CIRITH UNGOL, BUDGIE, LUCIFER'S FRIEND, URIAH HEEP and as always SAINT VITUS," it is ...

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URIAH HEEP Cancels Tour Of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine And Belarus

URIAH HEEP has cancelled its previously announced nine-date tour of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus which was scheduled to commence in Chisinau, Moldova tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4. According to the band, "the last-minute cancellation comes as a result of the tour promoter's complete lack of adherence to contractual stipulations concerning PA, lights, backline equipment, visas, ...

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CYNIC Replaces 3 INCHES OF BLOOD At Holland's ZWARTE CROSS Festival

Reactivated progressive metallers CYNIC have been confirmed for the Zwarte Cross festival, set to take place July 25-27 in Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands. They will replace 3 INCHES OF BLOOD which cancelled its appearance at the event. Also newly confirmed for the Aardschok Jgermeister Stage are THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT, WHY SHE KILLS, HEIDEVOLK, DEVIOUS and CHIRAW. ...

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URIAH HEEP: 'Wake The Sleeper' Tour Dates Announced

British rock legends URIAH HEEP have announced tour dates in support of their first studio album in almost ten years, "Wake The Sleeper", due out via Universal Music in June. All dates are below. Recorded in 2007, "Wake The Sleeper" was produced by Mike Paxman (STATUS QUO, JUDIE TZUKE). In the words of Mick Box, ...

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URIAH HEEP: New Album Details Revealed

Universal Music has announced the release of a new studio album from British rock legends URIAH HEEP in June 2008. "Wake The Sleeper" will be URIAH HEEP's first studio album in almost ten years (the first since 1998's "Sonic Origami") and is set to herald an exciting new phase for the band. The album sees ...

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WHITESNAKE: Japanese Cardboard Sleeve Reissue Series Announced

Geffen has set an April 23 Japanese release date for a three-album WHITESNAKE cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring the following LPs: "Slide It In" (1984) "Whitesnake" (1987) "Slip Of The Tongue" (1989) Each cardboard sleeve reissue from WHITESNAKE features the latest remastering and high-quality SHM-CD disc (playable on standard CD players). WHITESNAKE will release its ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman Discusses 'Good To Be Bad'

Matthias Mineur recently interviewed WHITESNAKE vocalist David Coverdale about the band's forthcoming album, "Good To Be Bad". The question-and-answer session follows: Q: Ten years between "Restless Heart" and "Good To Be Bad": What has changed in WHITESNAKE and what is still the same? Coverdale: I feel "Restless Heart" was more like a Coverdale solo album, ...

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist Prepares To Hit The Road

WHITESNAKE/ex-DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich has issued the following update: "[I] can't wait for you to hear the new [WHITESNAKE] record and looking forward to seeing you on tour this year! I'm in the process of preparing now for the tour and a few other thing too. I need to get my live rig fired up ...

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WHITESNAKE: Australian Dates Announced

Veteran hard rockers WHITESNAKE will play four dates in Australia in March. The details are as follows: March 26 - The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+) March 28 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Licensed all ages) March 30 - Palace Theatre, Melbourne (18+) March 31 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (Licensed all ages) Tickets go on sale Friday, February ...

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SHAKRA Forced To Cancel Tour

Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA have been forced to cancel their previously announced tour as a result of singer Mark Fox coming down with laryngitis. "Due to Mark's [illness], we couldn't even think about playing a show or rehearsing for the tour, so we thought it's the best decision to cancel the upcoming tour dates," the ...

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist REB BEACH To Guest On 'Maximum Threshold'

Guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER) will guest on the "Maximum Threshold" show on Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m. EST. "Maximum Threshold" is an Internet radio show dedicated to presenting up-and-coming hard rock bands and successful bands as well as interviews, news and music reviews. To hear the program, go to

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FLAMETAL: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Hotly tipped San Francisco-based flamenco/metal hybrid band FLAMETAL, whose 2005-2007 touring lineup included current WHITESNAKE bassist Uriah Duffy, has made its second release, "Master of the Aire", available for streaming in its entirety. The CD, which is currently on sale at all major music stores in Japan via Powerslave Records and will be available soon ...

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist REB BEACH Performs At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER) performing at the Suhr guitars booth during this year's NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which took place January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California can be viewed below (courtesy of "lacis"). WHITESNAKE will release its new album, "Good to ...

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