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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announce New Lineup

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have announced the details of their new lineup. Commented Stevens: "Zak says, We have been very careful to select only the best musicians for the new band. All of these guys came highly recommended by a very good friend of ours, John ...

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IMPERANON Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Finland's IMPERANON have parted ways with guitarist Lauri Koskenniemi. Lauri decided to quit IMPERANON to focus on his other band, CRYSTAL BLAZE, according to a posting on the group's web site. A replacement for Koskenniemi has aleady been found in the shape of Teemu Mäntysaari. IMPERANON's debut album, "Stained", was released in May through Nuclear ...

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Former BLAZE Bassist ROB NAYLOR Speaks Out

BLAZE fan site BlazeFans.com has posted a brand-new interview with the group's former bassist, Rob Naylor. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: You have mentioned that you are learning to fly planes — can you tell us more about this? What got you interested? Rob Naylor: "I've been keen on flying ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG Replace BLAZE At France's RAISMESFEST

NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have replaced BLAZE as third on the bill at this year's Raismesfest in Raismes, France on Saturday, September 11. PRIMAL FEAR and RAGE will follow TYGERS OF PAN TANG on Saturday, with ANGRA headlining the Sunday night (Sept. 12). Also appearing on the bill will be AFTER FOREVER, E-FORCE, ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Singer

Long-running hard rockers LILLIAN AXE have announced the addition of singer Derrick LeFevre to the group's ranks. "I have known Derrick for over 10 years and he has been the vocalist for many good local bands," LILLIAN AXE guitarist Steve Blaze said in a statement. "He is a true star, but just hasn't had his ...

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BLAZE To Film Live DVD In December

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be filming their BLAZE Big Bash performance at JBs in Dudley, U.K. on Saturday, December 18 for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in 2005. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, BLAZE recently cancelled several European gigs in ...

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BLAZE: Lineup Changes Force Show Cancellations

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have cancelled several European gigs in early September "due to late changes in the band line up resulting in insufficient time to prepare for these shows," according to a posting on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: Sep. 04 ...

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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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PARADISE LOST Finish Recording New Album

PARADISE LOST have completed the recording process for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", with singer Nick Holmes scheduled to fly home to England from L.A. this week after finishing up the final vocals for the album. The upcoming CD, which is being described by Holmes as "definitely the heaviest album we have ...

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SHRUM: Long-Awaited CD To See Light Of Day This Year

SHRUM, the now-defunct side-project of late ACID BATH bassist Audie Pitre and drum programmer/keyboardist/vocalist Tomas Viator (DISINCARNATE, SUFFER), will have their long-awaited "Red Devils and Purple Ringers" CD released through Northern Blaze Records later in the year. More information will be made available soon. ...

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BALLISTIC: In Writing Mode

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, we're in writing mode big time, got a song called 'Sonic Massacre' that will hit harder and faster than Blaze Bailey's well deserved black eye. The children are turning out heavier and darker than the last ...

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Brazil's MASTERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Officially Cancelled

Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. ...

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ROTTING CHRIST Part Ways With Guitarist COSTAS

Greece's ROTTING CHRIST have amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Costas due to "personal reasons." A replacement guitarist has yet to be announced. Costas' final appearance with ROTTING CHRIST will take place on July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil as part of the Masters Open Air Festival. Other groups set to perform at ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Singers DI'ANNO, BAYLEY Perform Together

Former IRON MAIDEN vocalists Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley teamed up for a duet on the MAIDEN classic "Running Free" as part of their appearance at the Rock The Nations Open Air Festival in Istanbul, Turkey this past weekend. The three-day event, which took place July 2-4 at the Maslak venue, featured performances by both ...

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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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BLAZE Set Japanese Release Date For 'Blood & Belief'

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set an August 25 Japanese release date through Nippon Crown for their third album, "Blood & Belief". A Japanese tour is also currently in the works. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension", "Blood & Belief" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, ...

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LAKE OF TEARS: New Album Samples Posted Online

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have uploaded two MP3 clips from their upcoming album, "Black Brick Road", at their official web site. The tracks available for download are "The Greymen" (mp3) and "Making Evenings" (mp3). The follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", "Black Brick Road" will feature cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, who ...

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SUFFER Announce New Drummer

Louisiana-based black metallers SUFFER have new added drummer Dan Flarry (ex-13SOUTH) to the band's line-up following the departure of Tomas Viator (ex-DISINCARNATE). The group's debut CD, entitled "When Darkness Falls", will be released this Tuesday (June 1) on Northern Blaze Records. Two tracks from the CD — "Plague Of The Whore" and "Shell Of An ...

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