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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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SAXON Confirmed For MOTÖRHEAD's 30th Anniversary Concert

British heavy metal legends SAXON have been confirmed for MOTÖRHEAD's 30th Anniversary concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, U.K. on June 16. Also appearing on the bill will be GIRLSCHOOL. In other SAXON-related news, the band have been added to the following DEEP PURPLE dates in Spain: Jul. 27 - Quijote Rock - Puertollano ...

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BRAINSTORM Replace DREAM EVIL At Sweden's GATES OF METAL Festival

BRAINSTORM have replaced DREAM EVIL on the billing of this year's Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 5-6 at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY CHILDREN OF BODOM MASTERPLAN DARK TRANQUILLITY GRAVE DIGGER AMON AMARTH BRAINSTORM MOONSORROW EVERGREY NOCTURNAL RITES SABATON ...

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BRAINSTORM: 'All Those Words' Video Posted Online

BRAINSTORM's video for the track "All Those Words" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de (Windows Media). The video was shot in an old mine in Germany, where "the special atmosphere deep inside these mighty mountains was perfectly captured," according to a press release. "All Those Words" comes off the German power metallers' long-awaited ...

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken - HAMMERFALL

You love 'em, you hate 'em, you think they're a pleasure guiltier than O.J. Simpson ripping the tag off a mattress. Seven years after their debut, "Glory to the Brave", galvanized a power metal scene then at low ebb, it's still hard to separate HAMMERFALL from the hype and discourse surrounding their existence. Five albums ...

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SAXON Explain Latest Tour Cancellation

SAXON's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Unfortunately we have to notify you, that Biff Byford, the lead singer and founder of the band SAXON, has undergone a serious tragedy at his home. Due a fire at his home in France, his house is completely burnt down. Apart from a few ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Release 30th-Anniversary Double DVD In July

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. More information will be made available soon. MOTÖRHEAD are planning to commemorate the milestone with a concert ...

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NAPALM DEATH And FREAK KITCHEN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

NAPALM DEATH and FREAK KITCHEN have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANGRA ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: MÖTLEY CRÜE ACCEPT SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABOS KANSAS DREAM THEATER MEGADETH STATUS QUO ...

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SAXON: U.S. Tour Postponed Until November

British heavy metal legends SAXON have postponed their previously announced May U.S. tour until November 2005. No reason was given for the postponement. As previously reported, SAXON recently postponed their previously announced March European tour as a result of the band's frontman Biff Byford suffering a major loss when his house in the Normandie area ...

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SAXON: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal legends SAXON have added several dates to their upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to take place early May. The dates will immediately precede the group's European summer festival run, which is scheduled to kick off May 21 at the Schwung Festival in Roeselare, Belgium. So far, the following U.S. dates appear ...

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DORO, SAXON, EDGUY Featured On Charity DVD

DORO, SAXON, EDGUY, IN EXTREMO and CRYSTAL BALL were among the bands performing at the Rock for Asia charity event for the tsunami victims in Asia, which took place at the Saturn Arena in Ingolstadt, Germany, on January 27 in front of more than 2,000 enthusiastic fans. Now the accompanying "Rock for Asia" DVD is ...

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SAXON: More West Coast Dates Announced

Although there is currently no mention of U.S. dates for SAXON on their official web site, Internet reports indicate that the group will perform at least two West Coast shows in early May. So far, the following dates appear to have been confirmed: May 11 – The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA May 12 – ...

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VIOLENT STORM Sign Taiwanese Record Deal

VIOLENT STORM, the new band formed by ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/BLACKMORE'S NIGHT bassist Mick Cervino, have just signed a licensing deal with Rock Empire Music and Screaming Shout Records in Taiwan, republic of China. The group's debut album will be released in Taiwan on June 1. The Japanese release will take place on May 25 via King ...

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Paying Tribute To TOMMY VANCE

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector.com has issued the following statement regarding the pasing of former BBC Radio 1 DJ Tommy Vance: "If there's one person I really owe a debt to in my career it's Tommy Vance. It might be hard for those outside the U.K. to realize just how important Tommy was to the U.K. ...

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SAXON Confirmed For United Arab Emirates' DESERT ROCK FESTIVAL

British heavy metal veterans SAXON are the final international band to be confirmed for the Desert Rock Festival 2005, which will be held on March 25 at the Dubai Country Club (Rugby Field) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The billing for the festival is as follows: THE DARKNESS MACHINE HEAD SEPULTURA WITHIN TEMPTATION SAXON JULIANA ...

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Former SAXON Drummer's LUDWIG Kit For Sale

A drum kit that once belonged to former SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler has been put up for sale by its current owner. Commented Glockler: "This is my second Ludwig kit, which I used from 'Crusader' onwards. This shot was taken during a recording session for the 'Crusader' album. This is a chrome Ludwig ...

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ROB ROCK Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Singer ROB ROCK (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 9-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: A.C.T ACCEPT ANTHRAX BEHEMOTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BLACKFOOT CANDLEMASS CRUCIFIED BARBARA CRYSTAL EYES ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL, DISSECTION Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

AXEL RUDI PELL and DISSECTION have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL AXEL RUDI PELL BRAINSTORM CANDLEMASS DESTRUCTION DISSECTION EUROSMITH EXCITER GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK ...

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TRADATE IRON FEST: Italian Bands Announced

Tradate Iron Fest's organizers have announced the Italian acts that will play the 2005 edition of the festival. Tradate Iron Fest is a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The Italian bands that will participate in the festival are as follows: ARKENEMY BATTLE RAM ELVENKING FIRE ...

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Drummer JÖRG MICHAEL Talks About SAXON And STRATOVARIUS

SAXON/STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael has posted the following message on his official web site: "Probably you guys have heard about the tragic accident of last weekend when Biff's [Byford, SAXON singer] house burnt down in the north of France. It´s very hard to cope with a tragedy like this but on this way I like ...

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CANDLEMASS And RIOT Confirmed For Italy's TRADATE IRON FEST

CANDLEMASS and RIOT have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANVIL BRAINSTORM CANDLEMASS DESTRUCTION EUROSMITH EXCITER GOTTHARD NECRODEATH PINK CREAM 69 RAGE RIOT SAXON VICIOUS ...

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