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PARADISE LOST: Former BLAZE Drummer Joins The Fold

PARADISE LOST have announced the addition of drummer Jeff Singer (ex-BLAZE, KILL II THIS) to the group's ranks. Singer joins the group as the replacement for Lee Morris, who left the band in March due to "personal and musical differences." More information on Singer is available at his official web site. As previously ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY To Perform With Italian IRON MAIDEN Tribute Band

After the big success with STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, Italian IRON MAIDEN tribute band THE CLAIRVOYANTS will lead the second leg of the Flash and Metal Shock magazines' anniversary party. On May 29 at Indians Sallon in Bresso (Milano), THE CLAIRVOYANTS will be joined by former MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley. As always, THE CLAIRVOYANTS will ...

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BLAZE To Headline Italy's BADIA ROCKS Festival

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be headlining this year's Badia Rocks Festival in Italy on Saturday, July 17. As this is the first time the band have been asked to headline a festival, Blaze offered the following comment: "We are really honored that we have been asked ...

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BLAZE: Dates In Czech, Slovak Republics Postponed

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have been forced to cancel their previously announced dates in the Czech and Slovak Republics "due to circumstances beyond our control," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Ticket holders should contact their ticket outlet for more information. We are sorry ...

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BLAZE: Summer Tour Dates Announced

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have announced the following summer appearances: Jun. 25 - Ballingen, GER - Bang Your Head Festival Jun. 26 - Ingolstadt, GER - Ohrakel * Jun. 27 - Berlin, GER - Knaack * Jun. 28 - Bochum, GER - Zeche * Jun. 29 - ...

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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer BLAZE BAYLEY: 'SANCTUARY MANAGEMENT Didn't Believe In Me'

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley has hit out at his former management, saying that Sanctuary never wanted him to be successful. In an interview with Holland's Lords of Metal, Blaze also talked his alcohol addiction, suicide and depressions. Several interview excerpts follow: Lords of Metal: You recently split with Sanctuary Management, the management founded ...

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BLAZE Perform In Belgium: Photos Available

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, performed at Ten Weyngaert in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday (April 24). Check out pictures from Datapix Designs. BLAZE have just released their third album, "Blood and Belief" through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension" was recorded at Backstage Studios ...

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RAM To Open For BLAZE In Gothenburg

RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), will be opening for BLAZE on May 1 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. "We had a great time with the guys from BLAZE at the Metal Dayz festival last year so we are really looking forward to ...

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Guitarist JOHN SLATER To Sit Out BLAZE's European Tour

BLAZE guitarist John Slater will be sitting out the band's upcoming European tour for "personal reasons," according to a posting on the band's official web site. Filling in for him on the trek will be DORO axeman Oliver Palotai. The following is Slater's official statement on the matter: "As you may have heard by now, ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE, BLAZE To Team Up For European Tour

CIRCLE II CIRCLE and BLAZE will be teaming up for a European double-headliner tour beginning in late June. Special guests on the trek will be Germany's PERZONAL WAR. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 25 – Balingen, GER - Bang Your Head Festival (BLAZE only) Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL – Graspop (CIIC only) CIRCLE ...

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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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LAKE OF TEARS Finish Recording New Album

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have finished recording the follow-up to 2002's "The Neonai", entitled "Black Brick Road", and will begin mixing the effort this weekend. Mixing duties will be completed by April 28, with the mastering sessions scheduled to take place on April 29. The cover artwork will be handled by Kristian Wåhlin, who has ...

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SUFFER Set Release Date For Debut Album

Southern Louisiana-based SUFFER, featuring former members of GOATWHORE, DISINCARNATE, and SHRUM, have set a June 1 release date through Northern Blaze Productions for their debut album, entitled "When Darkness Falls". Two tracks from the CD — "Plague Of The Whore" and "Shell Of An Angel" — can be downloaded in MP3 format from the label's ...

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ARCH ENEMY to Release Mini-DVD: Producer

Metal producer extraordinaire Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, OPETH, MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB) has posted the following update on his web site: "New studio is working out great, things have been pretty constant and just finished new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE album. Did the new BLAZE album at the start of the year, first project at the new ...

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LILLIAN AXE: Longtime Singer RON TAYLOR Leaves The Fold

LILLIAN AXE have officially parted ways with vocalist Ron Taylor. The following is guitarist Steve Blaze's statement on the matter: "Hello everyone. I would like to take this time to announce the truth about the rumors that Ron Taylor, vocalist for LILLIAN AXE, is leaving the band. "After 15 years of singing for LILLIAN AXE, ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Singer: Athens Show Was A 'Most Glorious, Magical Experience'

VIRGIN STEELE vocalist David DeFeis has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Greetings, Salutations & Long Life to You All Noble Citizens of Hellas! Strange are the Ways of the World...Strange are the Winds, Clouds and other opportunistic weather Formations... "Unfortunately due to circumstances far beyond our control, namely the rather ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Memorial Service Held

A ceremony held Thursday to honor the victims and survivors of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island was filled with messages of hope and transformation, as Gov. Don Carcieri urged the suffering to find a reason to keep on living, according to the Associated Press. Rescue workers who responded to the Feb. ...

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BLAZE, DESTRUCTION Confirmed For Turkey's ROCK THE NATIONS Festival

BLAZE, DESTRUCTION and CENOTAPH are the latest bands confirmed for this year's Rock The Nations Open Air Festival, scheduled to be held July 3-4 in Istanbul, Turkey. The complete list of acts current set to appear at the event is as follows (in alphabetical order): AMON AMARTH ASAFATED BLAZE CALIBAN CENOTAPH DESTRUCTION HATEBREED KATATONIA MALEVOLENT ...

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BLAZE Finalize Track Listing For 'Blood And Belief'

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Blood and Belief", tentatively due in March through SPV Records. As previously reported, BLAZE utilized the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension", which ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place June 25-26 in Balingen, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: ALICE COOPER WHITE LION QUEENSRŸCHE TESTAMENT MAGNUM CHILDREN OF BODOM U.F.O. GOTTHARD ...

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