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SHAKRA Parts Ways With Bassist

Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA have parted ways with bassist Oliver Linder due to "private reasons." According to the group, Oliver will stay in the band until his bandmates find a new bass player. In a statement announcing his departure from the group, Oliver wrote: "We split on amicable terms. There were no musical or personal ...

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'Heavy Metal Box' Animated Product Shot Available

An animated product shot for the upcoming "Heavy Metal Box" (due on October 2 via Rhino Records) can be viewed below. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD and SLAYER, among dozens of others. Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like DEEP ...

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WHITESNAKE: New Album Tentatively Due In May

According to Classic Rock magazine, the new WHITESNAKE album, "Good to be Bad", will be released on May 13, 2008 via SPV. The CD was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, AEROSMITH, COVERDALE/PAGE, METALLICA, etc.) and David Coverdale and features 14 songs (12 hard rock songs and two ballads), all of which were written by David ...

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URIAH HEEP To Support ALICE COOPER In Finland

British rock legends URIAH HEEP will support ALICE COOPER in Finland this November. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Sep. 08 - Plock, Poland - Cover Festival Sep. 09 - Sibiu, Romania - Open Air Oct. 14 - Oradea, Romania - TBA Oct. 15 - Cluj, Romania - TBA Oct. 19 - ...

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Former URIAH HEEP Legend To Attend Italian Grand Prix

Former URIAH HEEP legend Ken Hensley (guitar, keyboards, vocals) will fly to Monza, Italy on Thursday, September 6 to attend the Italian Grand Prix as the guest of German magazine Auto Bild & Motor Sport. During this time, Ken will interview legendary former triple world champion Niki Lauda for a feature in the magazine called ...

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Swiss Hard Rock Band SHAKRA Unleashes Sixth Album

Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA will release their sixth album, "Infected", on September 11 via Locomotive Records. Ever since its promising 1998 self-titled debut, SHAKRA has stayed true to its classic hard rock approach. The 1999 "Moving Force" follow-up saw the band tour with GREAT WHITE and URIAH HEEP. The breakthrough, though, came with 2001's "Power ...

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GLENN HUGHES Performs With KEN HENSLEY In Norway

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) played and sang with Ken Hensley (ex-URIAH HEEP) and his LIVE FIRE band this past weekend (August 4) in Gressvik, Norway, as part of the fourth edition of the annual Ken Hensley Summer Party. The concert was sold out and singer Jorn Lande (ex-MASTERPLAN) also guested on ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Covers U2's 'Beautiful Day'; Sample Available

German guitar hero Axel Rudi Pell has issued the following update: "The next small MP3 snippet [from the upcoming 'Diamonds Unlocked' covers album] 'Beautiful Day' was originally done by U2. I always liked this song as it has a great melody. We're playing it more aggressive than the original and 'Van Halenized' the guitar a ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL Covers KISS, FREE, RIOT On 'Diamonds Unlocked' CD

For over 25 years, Axel Rudi Pell has counted as one of Germany's most versatile guitarists. With over a dozen studio albums, he has a record of brilliant productions, loved by his fans and greeted with respect and praise by the press. Alongside numerous original compositions, cover versions of his favourite songs have always taken ...

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JORN LANDE: New Video Interview Available

A video interview with former MASTERPLAN/ARK frontman Jorn Lande, conducted by actionTV on May 22, 2007 at the release party for Ken Hensley's (URIAH HEEP) rock opera "Blood on the Highway" (which features a guest appearance by Lande) in Hamburg, Germany, has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, Jorn Lande ...

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TESLA: Guitarist DAVE RUDE Named Official Member

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has issued the following update: "We are real proud to announce the 'Real to Reel World Tour'. For the first time in 15 years we will be playing Europe and plans to go to Japan are in the works. But don't you Americans fret as we will be playing more than ...

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TESLA: More 'Real To Reel' Samples Available

Four songs from TESLA's upcoming sixth studio album, "Real To Reel", are available for listening at this location. The CD, which sees TESLA paying homage to their hard rock heroes, is due out June 5 on the band's own independent label, Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution). The tracks available ...

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TESLA: Complete 'Real To Reel' Details Revealed

TESLA has always been revered as a bluesy, no-frills, '70s-style hard rock band, concentrating on solid musicianship more than the trends of modern music. Now, after selling over 16 million albums worldwide since bursting onto the scene in 1986, they're paying homage to their hard rock heroes on their sixth studio album, "Real To Reel", ...

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TESLA To Release 'Real 2 Reel' Covers Collection In June

TESLA has set a June 5 release date for its "covers" album, entitled "Real 2 Reel". The two-disc set will contain 25 tracks, and will only be available at the band's live shows. A 13-disc version will be available at all retail outlets. Songs that are expected to appear on the CD include: AEROSMITH - ...

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From Beale Street to Oblivion - CLUTCH

Blame it on a steady diet of old blues and classic rock records, or on their friendship with jammy blues-rockers FIVE HORSE JOHNSON, but don't say you didn't see it coming. CLUTCH, the band who once came off like an off-kilter hardcore or noise-rock band, is now officially drenched in funky groove, warm washes of ...

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URIAH HEEP Announces New Drummer

U.K. hard rock legends URIAH HEEP have announced the addition of drummer Russell Gilbrook to the group's ranks. He replaces Lee Kerslake, who left the band in January due to health reasons. Russell is regarded as one of the U.K.'s finest drummers and clinicians and has demonstrated specialist drum clinics all over Europe. He has ...

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THERION To Tour South America In September

THERION mainman Christofer Johnsson has issued the following update: "The next part of the word tour will be in Latin America and it is now starting to take shape. What we know so far is that we will be starting the tour September 21 and we have been contracted to do 10 concerts all in ...

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THE LIZARDS Working On DVD, Covers CD, New Studio Album

Hard rock band THE LIZARDS, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (MASTERPLAN, RIOT), has issued the following update: "Hello from Lizard Land. It's Randy [Pratt], the bass player. We haven't played out since our NYC show with CACTUS last year, and it's time to tell you why! "I had ...

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THERION: 'Gothic Kaballah' Chart Positions Revealed

THERION's new album, "Gothic Kaballah", has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe: Greece: #13 Poland: #21 Sweden: #26 UK (Indie Chart): #45 Netherlands: #55 France: #58 Germany: #59 Switzerland: #73 Hungary: #74 Belgium: #84 Inspired by the life of 17th century Swedish antiquarian, runologist, and mystic Johannes Bureus, founding THERION member/guitarist Christofer Johnsson ...

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A Raining Sun of Light and Love... - TITAN

You miss those organ-drenched, fuzzed out, space rock jams of the '70s, don't you? Tee Pee knows that, which is why TITAN's "A Raining Sun of Light and Love, for You and You and You…" will be released on February 6. As it turns out, "stoner rock" is not an ill-fitting descriptor for this band ...

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URIAH HEEP Parts Ways With Drummer LEE KERSLAKE

U.K. hard rock legends URIAH HEEP have announced that, due to ongoing health problems, longstanding drummer Lee Kerslake will leave the band with immediate effect. During 2006, when URIAH HEEP toured in some twenty territories ranging from Indonesia, India and Thailand through to Brazil, Peru, Russia and Bulgaria, concluding with a six-week acoustic tour through ...

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