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DREAM THEATER: 'Systematic Chaos' Enters Italian Chart At No. 2

DREAM THEATER's new album, "Systematic Chaos", has entered the Italian chart at position No. 2. The Italian web site of Roadrunner Records has uploaded a video interview that the Italian Roadrunner team conducted with DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy when he came to Milan on April 27, 2007. The questions were submitted by Italian fans ...

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NAPALM DEATH: South American, Mexican Tour Dates Announced

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have issued the following update: "Just a quick note as we busy ourselves preparing for our show at the Download festival this coming Sunday to tell you that we will be heading down to South America in October as the final part of the 'Smear Campaign' world tour draws to ...

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THREE To Release 'The End Is Begun' In July

Woodstock, NY-based band THREE (3) will release its new album "The End Is Begun" in Europe on July 23 via Metal Blade Records (July 20 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy). The CD was mixed by Toby Wright, who has previously worked with ALICE IN CHAINS, METALLICA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and FEAR FACTORY, among many ...

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DREAM THEATER's LABRIE, PORTNOY Take Part In Q&A

Roadrunner Records U.K. has a question-and-answer sessions with DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and drummer Mike Portnoy. They follow here in their entirety. James LaBrie Q: Your age: James: 24, of course, ah ah ah!!! No, 43. Q: Your all-time favourite record and why? James: Oh, jeez, how can I choose only one album? Here ...

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PINK CREAM 69: More German Tour Dates Announced

German/British melodic hard rock band PINK CREAM 69 has scheduled the following tour dates: Jul. 19 - Saarbrücken, GER - Garage Jul. 20 - Karlsruhe, GER - Das Fest Jul. 21 - Aalen, GER - Greuthalle (Angeldays Festival) Jul. 27 - Seebronn, GER - Rock of Ages Festival With FREEDOM CALL and MAD MAX: Oct. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Reveals Top 10 Favorite Albums Of All Time

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy recently revealed his ten favorite albums to Amazon.com. They are as follows (in chronological order): THE BEATLES - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967) THE WHO - "Tommy" (1969) DAVID BOWIE - "Ziggy Stardust" (1972) ELTON JOHN - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (1973) PINK FLOYD - "The Wall" (1979) ...

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BEATALLICA: Video Interview, Live Footage Posted Online

Milwaukee-based BEATALLICA, a satirical mashup act whose hilarious schtick marries the songwriting prowess of THE BEATLES to the deep-throated rock growl of METALLICA, has uploaded an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) featuring an interview with the band and live footage. Watch it at this location (Quicktime required). BEATALLICA's first official CD, "Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath ...

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THE MURDER REVOLUTION Completes Work On New Demo

Unsigned Cleveland-based extreme metallers THE MURDER REVOLUTION have just completed work on a three-song demo at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio with producer Tony Gammalo (IT DIES TODAY, MISERY SIGNALS, CHIMAIRA). Mixing duties were handled by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, INTEGRITY) at Spider Studios in Strongsville, OH. You can hear the new songs on ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Guests On FAQ Album

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has contributed guest vocals to the track "The Killing Song" from the popular Russian hardcore group FAQ. The song appears on FAQ's new CD, "Circus Dogs", which is being released in Russia this week. Two versions of the album will be made available: Russian and English. Max Cavalera made a special ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY: Radio Appearances Announced

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will guest on Eddie Trunk's Q104.3 FM and XM Radio shows next week. The details are as follows: Monday, May 14 at around 9:00 p.m. EST (Eddie's XM show) Friday, May 18 at around 11:00 p.m. EST (Eddie's "Friday Night Rocks" show) A nine-minute video clip shot during the the ...

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DREAM THEATER: More North American Tour Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER has announced more dates for its upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off late July. Support at all shows will come from REDEMPTION (the Los Angeles-based progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nicolas van Dyk and featuring vocal legend Ray Alder of FATES WARNING) and Canada's INTO ETERNITY. So far the ...

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SOULFLY's MARC RIZZO Announces Dates With FLAW, SWITCHED

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has signed with the Mustang Agency (BOBOFLEX, FLAW, SWITCHED) to book him for solo tours when SOULFLY is on break. The fruits of this union are already coming to bear with a tour alongside FLAW and SWITCHED that starts May 11 and goes to July. Confirmed dates so far: May 11 ...

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THE POODLES, BROTHER FIRETRIBE, MAD MAX Confirmed For U.K.'s THUNDERGROUND Festival

Swedish hard rock band THE POODLES (consisting of vocalist Jakob Samuel [THE RING, ex-TALISMAN, JEKYLL & HYDE], guitarist Pontus Norgren [THE RING, ex-TALISMAN], bassist Pontus Egberg [ex-LION'S SHARE] and drummer Christian Lundqvist) and BROTHER FIRETRIBE (the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen) are among the confirmed bands for the Thunderground festival, set ...

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SOULFLY Live At Spain's VIÑA ROCK; Video Available

A video clip of SOULFLY performing the SEPULTURA classic "Refuse/Resist" at the XII Festival Arte-Nativo / Viña Rock festival on April 28 at the Recinto de Festivales of Benicàssim, Spain has been posted online at YouTube. SOULFLY is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Dark Ages", available now on Roadrunner ...

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STURCH To Support BREED 77 In Germany

German modern hard rock act STURCH will support BREED 77 on the following dates: May 04 - Berlin. GER - Knaack May 06 - Cologne, GER - Underground May 07 - Hamburg, GER - Logo STURCH recently inked a deal with Swell Creek Records. The label is going to release the band's debut album, "Beauty, ...

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SOULFLY: Demo Version Of New Song Available

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has posted a four-track demo recording of a new song, entitled "Inflikted (After the Slaughter)", at the band's official web site. The track will be available for preview and purchase from May 1 until June 1. By allowing fans to hear his work as it is in progress, Max ...

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AEON Finishes Recording New Album

Sweden's AEON recently entered Empire Studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2005's "Bleeding the False" (Unique Leader), due later in the year via Metal Blade Records. The band has since issued the following update: "We are now finished recording our new album and the project has been sent to Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio ...

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DEFTONES Featured In Latest Kerrang! Podcast

DEFTONES are featured in this week's Kerrang! magazine podcast, which can be downloaded at this location. According to the magazine, this week's edition features Katie Parsons catching up with the DEFTONES at the Northampton Roadmenders and finding out what's on Chino Moreno's mind and getting the band's fans' reactions after the show. Plus ...

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ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Pulls Out Of Germany'd ROCK OF AGES Festival

ALAN PARSONS PROJECT has cancelled its previously announced appearance at the the Rock of Ages festival, set to take place July 27-28 in Seebronn, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BAP BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST BONFIRE HUMAN ZOO KROKUS MAD MAX MAGNUM MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND NIGHTWING PINK CREAM 69 ...

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BEATALLICA: Tour Dates Announced

Milwaukee-based BEATALLICA, a satirical mashup act whose hilarious schtick marries the songwriting prowess of THE BEATLES to the deep-throated rock growl of METALLICA, has lined up the following dates: Jul. 05 - Jigsaw Saloon - Cleveland, OH (Parma) Jul. 06 - RPMs - Pittsburgh, PA (Bridgeville) Jul. 07 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill ...

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