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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place on September 2-3, 2005 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include ...

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AYREON: 'The Final Experiment' Bonus Disc Guest Vocalists Announced

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have announced the guest singers who will appear on the semi-acoustic bonus disc that will go with "The Final Experiment" re-issue. The singers and the tracks they will appear on are as follows: Astrid van der Veen (THE ENDORPHINS) – "Dreamtime" Ruud Houweling (CLOUD MACHINE) ...

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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides signed a stipulation ...

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PARADISE LOST: New Album Track Listing Revealed

PARADISE LOST have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Paradise Lost", due on February 21, 2005 release date through G.U.N. Records. A single, entitled "Grey", will precede the album on February 7, 2005. "Paradise Lost" — named in celebration of the group's 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was ...

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PARADISE LOST: Early Live Performance Released On DVD

Cherry Red has released a DVD version of PARADISE LOST's "Live Death" — a gig filmed in 1989, shortly before the release of the group's debut album, "Lost Paradise". The DVD contains the following tracks: 01. Deadly Inner Sense 02. Frozen Illusion 03. Breeding Fear 04. Paradise Lost 05. Our Saviour 06. Rotting Misery 07. ...

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PARADISE LOST Set Release Date For New Album, Single

PARADISE LOST have set a February 21, 2005 release date through G.U.N. Records for their new album, "Paradise Lost". A single, entitled "Grey", will precede the album on February 7, 2005. The group's world tour in support of the album is expected to kick off in April. "Paradise Lost" — named in celebration of the ...

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New BLAZE Guitarist Explains Why He Improvised Guitar Solos

New BLAZE guitarist Oliver "Oli" Palotai (DORO) has posted the following message to the fans on the Planetblaze.com forums: "For the first time in months I had a break from touring and could use my spare time to read through the different sections of the forum. Quite some interesting stuff! Reading some topics, I thought ...

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IMPERANON Finish Writing Four New Songs

Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON have finished writing four new songs for their sophomore album, tentatively due late next year through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to the group's debut, "Stained", which was released in May through Nuclear Blast. That CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino ...

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ANGEL: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary '70s rockers ANGEL will be performing at the Dallas Hard Rock Café on Saturday, November 13. The show will be presented by "TheBone" 93.3 and Renegade Entertainment. ANGEL skyrocketed to stardom in the mid '70s as one of the first "metal" bands on the very eclectic music scene of that decade. Powered by soaring ...

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BLAZE Manager Speaks Out

BLAZE manager Neil Marklew recently spoke to BlazeFans.com about the group's recent lineup changes and the band's future, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: How would you describe the support SPV have given the band over the years? Neil Marklew: "Difficult one this. In the beginning they were very ...

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IMPERANON Guitarist Collaborates With Keyboardist RISTO KUPIAINEN: Audio Available

Guitarist Aleksi Sihvonen of Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON recently recorded a song called "Pentatonic School" with a young and talented keyboardist by the name of Risto Kupiainen. You can download the track here. For more information about Risto, visit www.speedpianosoolo.cjb.net. As previously reported, IMPERANON recently parted ways with guitarist Lauri ...

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BLAZE To Support WHITESNAKE In Wolverhampton

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting WHITESNAKE at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England on Tuesday, November 30. Joining Bayley in the group's current lineup are bassist Nick Douglas (DORO), guitarists Oliver Palotai (ULI JON ROTH) and Luca Princiotta, and drummer Daniel Loeble (RAWHEAD REXX). ...

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PARADISE LOST: Survival Of The Fittest

PARADISE LOST's official web site has posted the questions and answers from vocalist Nick Holmes recent Q&A session with the group's fans. Several excerpts from the session follow: Q: Will we have in the forthcoming more electronic elements than in "Symbol of Life" (2002)? Nick Holmes: "No, quite a lot less...the new album is more ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce First Show With New Singer

LILLIAN AXE will play their first live show with new singer, Derrick LeFevre, on New Year's Eve in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Due to the "new" nature of the band and years of fervent fan requests, they will be playing a completely revamped setlist, including many album tracks that have rarely been played at live shows. ...

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PARADISE LOST: More European Tour Dates Announced

PARADISE LOST have announced more dates in December as part of a short European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Dec. 11 - Idrogios – Thessaloniki, GRE (w/ ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) Dec. 12 - Rodon - Athens GRE (w/ ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) Dec. 16 - Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Dec. 18 - ...

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PARADISE LOST To Play One-Off U.K. Date In December

PARADISE LOST have scheduled a one-off U.K. headline show on Thursday, December 16 at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall. Doors open 7pm with special guests to be announced. Tickets are £14 and go on sale at 10am Thursday, October 14 from the box office (tel.: 10902 552121). PARADISE LOST announced last week that the title of their ...

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BLAZE: Photo Of New Lineup Posted Online

A photo of the brand-new BLAZE touring lineup, taken at the band's Oct. 1 gig at Motion in Bergamo, Italy, has been posted online at this location. Joining mainman Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) in the lineup are bassist Nick Douglas (DORO), guitarists Oliver Palotai (ULI JON ROTH) and Luca Princiotta, and drummer ...

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PARADISE LOST: Greek Dates Announced

PARADISE LOST will be playing two shows in Greece in December. The details are as follows: Dec. 11 – Idrogios – Thessaloniki, GRE (w/ ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) Dec. 12 - Rodon – Athens, GRE PARADISE LOST announced earlier this week that the title of their newest album will be "Paradise Lost" — in celebration of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer To Perform At LONDON GUITAR SHOW 2005

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will be joining guitarist Phil Hilborne for a live performance at the forthcoming London Guitar Show 2005 on May 7-8, 2005 at the Wembley Conference Centre. Also appearing will be bassist Jaz Lochrie (bass) and "special guests." A classical and electric guitarist, Phil Hilborne plays with the PHIL HILBORNE BAND ...

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PARADISE LOST Announce New Album Title

PARADISE LOST announced today (Oct. 6) that the title of their newest album will be "Paradise Lost" — in celebration of their 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was released in 1990. Artwork and tracklisting are still to be confirmed. The follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", "Paradise Lost" was recorded primarily ...

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PARADISE LOST Singer To Answer Fans' Questions

PARADISE LOST vocalist Nick Holmes will be conducting a Q&A (question-and-answer) session about the new album with the fans. You can post your questions for him at the band's official forum (you will need to register before you can post). After the band have recieved enough questions, they will be posting the answers ...

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Former BLAZE Members Launch New Project

According to a posting at BlazeFans.com, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass) has been christened RISE TO ADDICTION. The group's complete lineup is as follows: H Armstrong (HANGNAIL, END OF LEVEL BOSS) - Vocals John Slater (ex-BLAZE) - Guitar Steve Wray (ex-BLAZE) ...

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Former BLAZE Guitarist STEVE WRAY Explains His Departure

Former BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has commented on his decision to leave the group. Writing to the band's official forum, Steve said, "My decision to leave BLAZE has not been one taken lightly and it is with a 'heavy heart,' in some respects, that I leave. There are many reasons for my departure too many ...

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