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MANOWAR: More Rescheduled European Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR has announced more dates for its rescheduled European leg of the Demons, Dragons And Warriors World Tour 2007, also featuring RHAPSODY OF FIRE and HOLYHELL. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 14 - Sportovní Hala Novesta - Zlín, CZR Mar. 15 - CEZ Aréna – Pardubice, CZR Mar. 16 - Hala Lokomotiva ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Suffering From 'End-Of-Tour Blues'

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following message on her MySpace page: "If you wanna know how to play the blues, get yourself a woman.. "Well, I am both. Woman and 'end-of-tour'-bluesy. Terrible. "My Mac broke down (the battery gave out, a serial defect) and I was offline for about 10 days. Thus ...

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AEON Frontman Undergoes Surgery

Sweden's AEON has issued the following update: "We are sorry to say that we have to cancel the Höstmörker gig in Sundsvall, Sweden. Tommy [Dahlström, vocals] suffered from an almost broken appendix... and he had to undergo surgery. He is alive and well but he needs to take it easy for two weeks or so." ...

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PHENOMENA Triple-CD Digipack To Arrive In December

Escape Music has announced the forthcoming release of a triple-CD digipack which combines the first three PHENOMENA albums. These three classic recordings include an all-star cast of musicians that include Glenn Hughes, Brian May, Ray Gillan, Scott Gorham and Don Airey, plus many others. All three albums are of the highest quality, and the re-mastered ...

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PAUL GILBERT To Appear On VH1's 'Hottest Pets'

On Monday, October 23, guitarist Paul Gilbert (RACER X, ex-MR. BIG) will be appearing on the new VH1 show called "Hottest Pets". "I can't get on TV by playing guitar, but I can get on playing with my alligator lizard," jokes Gilbert. For more information on the program, click here. Paul Gilbert recently ...

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KEEP OF KALESSIN: Back On The Road In Norway

Having just returned from drilling their technical black metal into the unsuspecting eardrums of metal fans all over Europe as SATYRICON's special guests, KEEP OF KALESSIN are back on the road in their native Norway: Oct. 19 - Hulen, Bergen, NOR Oct. 20 - Tribute, Sandnes, NOR Oct. 21 - Garage, Oslo, NOR IMBALANCE and ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Score' DVD Certified Platinum!

DREAM THEATER's "Score" two-DVD set has been officially certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). The set, which sold more than 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on Billboard's Top Music Video chart, contains DREAM THEATER's entire "20th Anniversary World ...

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Former SNOT/SOULFLY Guitarist Launches Record Label

Ex-SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling has announced the formation of his new label GridIron Records. The label is a joint venture between Doling, Kyle Turley (offensive tackle for Kansas City Chiefs), Max Harris and former SNOT manager Nic Adler. "I was on tour with PANTERA and had just got off stage in New Orleans. I'm on ...

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MEGADETH Splits With Manager, U.S. Booking Agent

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section nof the band's official web site: "Gigantour 2006 is now officially in the books in the North American phase. It was a great success, but there were some casualties along the way. Some didn't really hurt the show or band, and in ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Solo CD

Matthew Hoffman of Hardrock Haven recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Hardrock Haven: Andreas I read that you were a roadie for SEPULTURA before joining the band. Is that true? Andreas: Well, there was a killer underground metal scene in Brazil back ...

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DREAM THEATER Begins Recording New Album, Seeks New Label Home

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed during an appearance last night (Oct. 6) on the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM that the band has ended its longtime collaboration with Atco/EastWest Records/The Atlantic Group and is currently in talks with several labels about a possible new record deal. In addition, the ...

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SEPULTURA Reunion In The Works: Video Available

When Max Cavalera and his brother Igor were reunited in August 2006 for the first time in 10 years, the former SEPULTURA bandmates decided to enter a rehearsal room in Phoenix, Arizona to jam out a few of the group's biggest songs with a view towards the inevitable reunion of the band's classic lineup. The ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Offers Free Singing Advice

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following message on her MySpace page: "I collected some mails regarding techniques, problems, nodules, etc. Maybe you got the same questions and find some answers here. Q: I am a fellow female death/black metal singer, who was recently diagnosed with vocal nodules. It's hard for me not ...

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PAUL GILBERT: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Guitar shredder Paul Gilbert (RACER X, ex-MR.BIG) has announced the following solo dates in Japan: Jan. 23 – Tokyo, JPN @ Liquid Room Jan. 24 - Tokyo, JPN @ Liquid Room Jan. 25 - Osaka, JPN @ Namba Hatch Jan. 26 - Nagoya, JPN @ Diamond Hall Paul Gilbert recently released his new all-guitar instrumental ...

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RITAM NEREDA: New Album Out Now

Long-running Serbian punk/metal band RITAM NEREDA has just released its new album, "IX", via One Records (Serbian label). Check out the cover artwork at this location. The track listing is as follows: 01. Buldožer 02. Hiljade 03. Tužne oci 04. Razlog 05. Nikad 06. Nedostaješ mi 07. Onkelz 08. Ponos 09. Zajedno 10. ...

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SYCRONOMICA Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

German melodic/epic black metal band SYCRONOMICA has parted ways with bassist Max Marquardt. The Munich-based group is currently seeking a replacement. Serious applications can be sent to sycronomica@web.de. In other news, audio samples from SYCRONOMICA's upcoming second album, "Gate", have been posted online at the band's MySpace page. "Gate" was recorded at Hellion ...

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OSI: Vinyl Version Of New EP Due Next Week

Burning Shed has set an October 9 release date for the vinyl version of the new OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) EP, featuring three remixes of "Free" album tracks. InsideOut Music will release a CD version of the EP, which will also include a video for the song "Free" directed by Andreas Nilsson. The EP ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Jams With OVERKILL In New Jersey

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy joined OVERKILL on stage on Saturday (Sept. 30) during their Gigantour 2006 set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to perform the song "Elimination". Portnoy previously performed "Elimination" with OVERKILL at the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2005 and at radio personality Eddie Trunk's annual Halloween ...

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