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BLITZKRIEG: U.K. Dates Announced

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG have lined up the following U.K. dates during the coming weeks: Feb. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Music Box Feb. 16 - Newcastle, UK @ Trillians Feb. 24 - Belfast, UK @ Rosetta Bar Apr. 23 - London, UK @ Astoria (with Saxon) Apr. 24 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late May. The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Jan. 28 - Umeå, SWE @ Idun/Folkets Hus Feb. 11 - Tunis, TUN @ La Coupole Mar. 25 - Strömsund, SWE @ Winterland Metal Fest May 22 - Tokyo, JPN @ ...

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SAXON: More European Dates Announced

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON have added Dutch and Irish tour dates to their current itinerary. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Mar. 16 - Desert Rock Festival 2006 - Dubai, UAE Apr. 21 - Rockweekend - Horst-America, NETH Apr. 22 - Lantaarn – Hellendoorn, NETH Apr. 23 - Astoria - London, UK ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON Working On New Album

According to Rockdetector.com, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON — the band led by former SAXON members guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve "Dobby" Dawson — are presently recording a new album in Wales. Another ex-SAXON man, Nigel Durham, is manning the drums. Commented Graham Oliver: "The working title of the album is 'Whipping Boy'. We've got ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES Complete Work On 'Still Alive' Video

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have completed work on "Still Alive", the second video from their "Grand Illusion" album. The clip was once again directed by the group's drummer, Owe Lingvall. "Grand Illusion" was released in September via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2004's "New World Messiah" was recorded and mixed at Toontrack Studio ...

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SAXON: Mexican/South American Tour Dates Announced

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON have added several Mexican/South American tour dates to their current itinerary. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Mar. 16 - Desert Rock Festival 2006 - Dubai, UAE Apr. 21 - Rockweekend - Horst-America, NETH Apr. 23 - Astoria - London, UK Apr. 24 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, ...

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SAXON: More U.K. Tour Dates Announced

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON have added two more U.K. dates to their current itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 16 - Desert Rock Festival 2006 - Dubai, UAE Apr. 21 - Rockweekend - Horst-America, NETH Apr. 23 - Astoria - London, UK Apr. 24 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'BOB ROCK Will Always Be Our Producer'

Despite rumors of a possible collaboration with Rick Rubin (SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT), METALLICA have no plans of working with anyone else but their longtime producer Bob Rock on their upcoming studio album, the group's drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in a September 2005 interview published in the brand-new issue of METALLICA's fan club ...

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SAXON: First Dates Of 2006 Announced

Veteran British heavy metal band SAXON will play the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 16 - Desert Rock Festival 2006 - Dubai, UAE Apr. 21 - Rockweekend - Horst-America, NETH Apr. 23 - Astoria - London, UK Apr. 24 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK As previously reported, SAXON were originally slated to ...

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Seattle's MIDNIGHT IDÖLS Get Back To Their Metal Roots

Seattle-based NWOBHM-influenced band the MIDNIGHT IDÖLS have just released their self-produced debut album "We Rule The Night", on their own label. The group started with ex-members of Seattle hardcore bands such as OFFICER DOWN, LAST GASP, and the VACCINES getting back to their metal roots. The result is a "full-on blast back to the metal ...

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SAXON: 'Lionheart', 'Dogs Of War' Reissues Detailed

Steamhammer/SPV has set a February 21, 2006 U.S. release date for the special-edition reissues of two SAXON classics — "Lionheart" and "Dogs of War" — featuring bonus material. "Lionheart", which was originally released in September 2004, will be out in a limited-edition box of 10,000 copies worldwide, including a digipack (CD and bonus audio DVD) ...

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EUROPE To Appear At SWEDEN ROCK Festival Kick-Off

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE will be making a non-musical appearance at the Sweden Rock festival kick-off on Saturday, December 3 at the Globen Annexet in Stockholm. Artists scheduled to perform at the event include EVERGREY, CLAWFINGER, KROKUS and SAXON. As previously reported, EUROPE are scheduled to perform live on the Swedish national TV show ...

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Inventor Of Evil - DESTRUCTION

Fourth post-reunion album from these German thrash heroes, and all eyes are on the "We Are the World"-esque "The Alliance of Hellhoundz" — the track (yet another paean to how much metal rocks) boasts a slew of guest vocalists. Doro Pesch, Paul Di'Anno, "Speed" Strid" of SOILWORK, Peter Tägtgren, Biff Byford (SAXON), Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR), ...

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EVERGREY Prepare To Enter Studio

The Gothenburg, Sweden-based metal band EVERGREY are preparing to enter the studio to record their sixth studio album, tentatively due in April 2006 via InsideOut Music. The production duties will be handled by the experienced team of Sanken Sandquist and Stefan Glaumann, who have previously worked with such artists as RAMMSTEIN, BON JOVI, BRITNEY SPEARS ...

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SAXON Explain U.S. Tour Cancellation

As first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Thursday (Nov. 3), British heavy metal legends SAXON have now confirmed that they have postponed their previously announced U.S. tour. In a statement posted on the band's official web site, band manager Thomas Jensen writes, "I'm sad to announce that SAXON has to postpone and reschedule all ...

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SAXON: U.S. Tour Postponed (Again)

SAXON's North American booking agent, Mark Hyman of Paradise Artists, Inc., has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group's U.S. tour has been postponed. The shows will be rescheduled to sometime in March 2006, according to SAXON's management. The affected dates are as follows: Nov. 04 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA Nov. 05 - Double ...

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SAXON Drummer: 'All The Gigs So Far Have Been Amazing'

Newly reappointed SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler has issued the following update from the band's current tour: "Just got home last night (10th October), so I thought I'd do an update on the tour so far — FANTASTIC!!!!!! "I had to fly out to Hamburg a couple of days before the other guys in order to ...

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SAXON Announce More '25th Anniversary Of NWOBHM' Tour Dates

In the wake of the huge success of SAXON's "25th Anniversary of NWOBHM" German tour, where the British heavy metal legends played only the classic hits they recorded during the 1980s, the band have decided to do some more of these special club shows in December 2005. Confirmed "25th Anniversary of NWOBHM" dates are as ...

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SAXON: To Hell And Back

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We're on the train from Berlin to Munich, we've just been putting together the film and soundtrack for the upcoming new DVD (working title 'To Hell and Back Again'). Tour is going great so far, first three shows sold out. ...

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SAXON Frontman Recalls Near-Fatal House Fire

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, it's about time I said something! "First of all, I would like to say 'Thank you' to everybody who sent messages after the fire it was a bad period in our lives but you have to go on and ...

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BRAINSTORM Pull Out Of European Dates With SAXON

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have posted the following message on their official web site: "Unfortunately, here's some bad news coming your way. Due to reasons beyond our control, we are not able to play the scheduled dates with SAXON in the U.K. as well as some other shows that are or have been (still) in ...

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SAXON: U.S. Tour To Go Ahead After All

Contrary to a posting on the web site of New York City's B.B. King's Blues Bar & Grill, British heavy metal veterans SAXON have **NOT** cancelled their previously rescheduled U.S. tour, the group's North American booking agent, Mark Hyman of Paradise Artists, Inc., has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The band has had to postpone the ...

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SAXON Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Kick-Off Concert

SAXON have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock kick-off concert on December 3 at Globen Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill are CLAWFINGER and KROKUS. The next edition of the Sweden Rock festival will take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. SAXON are continuing to tour in support of their latest CD, ...

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