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ACCEPT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary metal band ACCEPT have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The band's appearance at Wacken and Rock Hard Festival (on May 13-15 in Gelsenkirchen) will mark their only two performances in Germany next summer. ACCEPT's reunion lineup to celebrate the ...

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ACCEPT: No Reunion CD Or DVD Planned

The management of U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has issued a statement refuting reports that the previously announced ACCEPT reunion may lead to U.D.O.'s break-up. According to the management, the upcoming ACCEPT reunion is not a proper "reunion" per se, but is rather an opportunity for some of the ...

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ACCEPT: Additional Summer Festival Appearances Planned

A spokesperson at Germany's Rock Hard magazine has offered more information about the upcoming ACCEPT reunion which is scheduled to take place at the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival on May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. "The ACCEPT gig at our festival will be the first show they play," the spokesperson told ...

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U.D.O. Drummer Sits Out European Tour

U.D.O. drummer Lorenzo Milani has been forced to sit out the band's current European due to "personal problems," according to a posting on the group's web site. Filling in for the tour behind the kit is Francesco Jovino. In other news, U.D.O. have announced that they have terminated their working relationship with Frank Trzaskosky of ...

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MAJESTY To Support U.D.O. In Scandinavia

Germany's MAJESTY will occupy the "special guest" slot on the upcoming U.D.O. tur of Scandinavia. A one-off show in Germany will take place on October 1. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 - Wuppertal, GER @ Barmen LCB Oct. 05 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Vega Oct. 06 - Norrköping, SWE @ Kammaren Oct. 08 ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With Singer

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with singer Paul Dahlmann. A replacement vocalist has yet to be announced. The band, who split with Breaker Records (the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider) earlier in the year, recently announced the addition of drummer Stefan Jung to the group's ranks. "At the moment we are ...

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DORO Pens New Song For German Female Boxing Champion

German metal singer DORO (a.k.a. Doro Pesch) has just finished writing the new entrance theme song for Germany's most successful female boxing star, world champion Regina Halmich. The premiere of this cooperation will be presented on September 11, 2004 at the world championship fight against Las Vegas-based Elena Reid — to be broadcast live in ...

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DORO: Special Guest Stars Announced For WACKEN OPEN AIR Appearance

German hard rock singer Doro Pesch will be joined by Chris Cafferty (SAVATAGE), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) and Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) during a special performance with the Metal Classic Night Orchestra for a unique program of her best hits and other metal classics at this year's Wacken Open Air festival. Pesch will also ...

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MAJESTY: 'Metal Law' Box Set Now Available

Germany's MAJESTY are currently selling a "Metal Law" box set containing the entire two-hour "Reign in Glory" release show on two CDs plus the complete gig on DVD, mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. In addition, it includes a lot of bonus features such as a studio report from the mixing sessions for "Reign in Glory". ...

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MAJESTY Announce New Rhythm Guitarist

Germany's MAJESTY have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Bjoern Daigger to the group's ranks. Daigger joins the group as the replacement for Udo Keppner, who left the band in April. MAJESTY's video for the track "Into The Stadiums" can still be viewed online in Real Media format at this location. "Into The ...

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MAJESTY Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Germany's MAJESTY have parted ways with rhythm guitarist Udo Keppner and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the group at info@majesty-metal.de. In other news, MAJESTY recently replaced bassist Martin Hehn with Marcus Bielenberg. "Marcus already mastered his first gigs in Poland and in the Czech Republic fantastically and he is a true ...

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DORO Signs With AFM RECORDS

German metal singer DORO has inked a deal with AFM Records. DORO's first release for the label will be a collection of her best hits and other metal classics performed with the Metal Classic Night Orchestra. The as-yet-untitled CD will include several special guests (rumored guests are Udo Dirkschneider and Blaze Bayley) and will feature ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Checks In From The Road

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, it's been a while. Some would say an era, others have probably not noticed, but it's about time I wrote a report. Indeed I haven’t really noticed. Time has a way of inexorably tick-tocking away when one ...

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KISS: Australian Support Acts, Tour Dates Announced

GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT have been announced as the support bands on KISS' upcoming tour of Australia, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. KISS Australian dates w/ GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT, according to GRINSPOON's web site: May 08 – Perth, AUS @ Burswood Dome May 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ AEC May 13 – ...

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It's Official: ERIC SINGER Is Back In KISS!

It's official: Eric Singer will be sitting behind the kit for KISS' upcoming Japanese tour, Japanese concert promoter UDO Artists Inc. has confirmed via its web site. KISS' Japanese tour dates are as follows: May 27 – Tokyo, JPN @ Budokan May 28 - Tokyo, JPN @ Budokan May 29 - Tokyo, JPN ...

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CYBERYA Part Ways With BREAKER RECORDS

German metallers CYBERYA have parted ways with Breaker Records, the label owned by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider. The band are currently demoing new material at Peter Dirkschneider's (Udo's brother, VANIZE) studio in the hopes of landing a new deal soon. CYBERYA's debut album, "Mindcontrol", was released in 2001. ...

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U.D.O. To Release Special Mini-DVD

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a special mini-DVD early next year through AFM Records. The disc will contain the video for the title track to the band's forthcoming album, "Thunderball", plus two more as-yet-undisclosed clips. Additionally, the mini-DVD will include two exclusive bonus audio tracks and a ...

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U.D.O.: European/Japanese Tour Dates Announced

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the dates for their upcoming European and Japanese tour in support of their new CD, "Thunderball". The group's follow-up to 2002's "Man And Machine" is currently being produced by U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer Stefan Kaufmann for a late February release through AFM ...

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U.D.O. Name New Album

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Thunderball" as the title for their next studio CD, tentatively due in late February through AFM Records. The band are currently recording guitar solo and vocals tracks before producer (and U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer) Stefan Kaufmann commences work on the final mix ...

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U.D.O.: Live CD Details Unveiled

U.D.O., the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Nailed To Metal" as the title for their upcoming DVD, due in Europe on August 25. The forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD, titled "Metal Mayhem - The Missing Tracks". The complete track listing for ...

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U.D.O. Set Release Date For 'Live In Russia' DVD

U.D.O., the German band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, have set an August 25 European release date for their upcoming "Live In Russia" DVD. As previously reported, the forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD. A video sample of the ACCEPT track "Midnight Mover", taken from the ...

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U.D.O.'s DVD To Include Bonus Live CD

U.D.O.'s forthcoming DVD will come in a special package containing a bonus live CD. "When the 'Live From Russia' [live album] was released, a lot of people were asking for the ACCEPT classics on it, but our concept for that album was to record only U.D.O. classics, and those songs that ACCEPT never released live," ...

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U.D.O. Hard At Work On DVD, Commence Work On New CD

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, are currently putting the finishing touches to their live DVD, due later in the year. The group's new studio album is tentatively set for an October/November release and will be supported by a world tour, which will kick off in South America and the ...

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