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ABSU/MELECHESH Drummer Becomes A Father

Congratulations are in order for ABSU/MELECHESH drummer/vocalist Proscriptor (Russ R. Givens) and his wife Tiamatsu (Cristal A. Givens), who became the proud parents of a "wonderful" daughter, Saxon, earlier today (Sept. 21). In other news, Proscriptor has completed the drum tracks for an extreme epic metal project guided by guitar virtuoso Magnus Thorsen. A full-length ...

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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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DREAM EVIL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Guitarist Gus G. has left Swedish melodic metallers DREAM EVIL in order to focus on his own band, FIREWIND. His official statement on the matter is as follows: "Hello my friends! Hope this message finds u well. I would like to announce to you, that I've decided to leave DREAM EVIL for different reasons, mainly ...

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German Music Channel To Air WACKEN OPEN AIR Report

German music channel VIVA will broadcast a report on this year's Wacken Open Air festival on Sunday, September 5 beginning at 10:30 pm (CET). Among the live performances that are expected to be featured in the program are those from ANTHRAX, MNEMIC, AMON AMARTH, DESTRUCTION, HYPROCRISY and SAXON. Also included in the report will be ...

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BLACK MAJESTY: New Album To Be Produced By IRON SAVIOR Frontman

Australian power metallers BLACK MAJESTY will begin recording their second album in November with acclaimed producer (and IRON SAVIOR guitarist) Pete Sielck (GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN, GRAVE DIGGER and SAXON) at Sielck's Powerhouse Studios in Germany. BLACK MAJESTY have spent the last six months in pre-production for the follow-up to 2002's "Sands of Time", aiming ...

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PARAGON Name New CD

German power metallers PARAGON have set "Revenge" as the title of their upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Remedy Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Dark Legacy" will be recorded at Karo Studio beginning in mid-August. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Assassins", "Before The Storm", "Revenge", "Impaler" and "Traitor". ...

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SAXON Singer Says The New Album Is A Mixture Of Early And New Influences

SAXON frontman frontman Biff Byford recently spoke to the U.K.'s long-running magazine Terrorizer about the group's brand-new album, "Lionheart", due on September 20 through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Killing Ground" was completed at Gems24 studio near Boston, Lincolnshire, England with producer Charlie Bauerfeind and features artwork by Paul R. Gregory, who had previously ...

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DREAM EVIL, CHINCHILLA To Support SAXON In Europe

Sweden's DREAM EVIL and Germany's CHINCHILLA have been confirmed to support long-running British heavy metal legends SAXON on their upcoming European tour. DREAM EVIL will occupy one of the support slots between September 22 and October 21 while CHINCHILLA will appear on the entire trek. The dates are as follows: Sep. 22 - Kiel Halle ...

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CRASH MUSIC To Release WACKEN DVD And CD

Crash Music, Inc. has announced that they have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Germany's Armageddon Music to market and distribute the "2003 Armageddon Over Wacken" DVD and Audio CDs for North America. Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany. The festival started out 14 ...

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PARAGON To Enter Studio This Weekend

German power metallers PARAGON will enter Eike Studio (owned by Eike Freese of DARK AGE) this weekend to record their contributions to the upcoming SAXON and RUNNING WILD tribute albums, to be released later in the year through Remedy Records. "From SAXON we will cover '20,000 Feet' [and] from RUNNING WILD we will NOT cover ...

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SAXON Name New Album

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have set "Lionheart" as the title of their new album, due on September 20 through SPV Records. Taking care of all drumming duties on the CD is Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS), who will also join the group on their upcoming tour, according to Germany's Rock Hard magazine. Previous SAXON skinsman Fritz ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been confirmed for the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 7, 2004. Other bands set to appear at the festival include CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMORPHIS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GRAVE DIGGER, THE GATHERING and SAXON. Upcoming IN FLAMES shows: Jun. 05 - Rock-am-Ring, GER Jun. 06 - Rock-im-Park, GER Jun. 12 - ...

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WISDOM To Support EUROPE In Budapest

Hungarian "traditional" metallers WISDOM will be supporting EUROPE at their July 5 gig at Budapest's Petofi Hall. As previously reported, WISDOM have completed work on their debut album, tentatively due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. A video for the track "Strain of Madness", filmed over a month ago in Budapest, can be ...

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DESTRUCTION Drummer Arrested In Italy

DESTRUCTION drummer Marc Reign was arrested in Italy Sunday (May 24) following the band's performance in Brescia. The following statement on the matter was posted on the group's official web site: "After the fantastic gig in Brescia, Italy, the band had massive problems to leave the country by plane from the Milano airport. What happened ...

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SAXON Begin Recording New Album

SAXON are presently holed up at Gems studio in Lincolnshire, U.K. recording tracks for their as-yet-untitled new CD. Photos from the recording sessions have been posted online at this location. SAXON are also planning on releasing another DVD, the content of which is currently a closely guarded secret, but which will include some ...

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RAGE: DVD Details Revealed

RAGE bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner and guitarist Victor Smolski are currently at the Blind Guardian Studio in Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN) completing work on their upcoming DVD, tentatively titled "From the Cradle to the Stage". The two-disc set will consist of the complete January 2004 in Bochum, Germany in 5.1 ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: European Tour Dates Announced

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have lined up the following dates as part of their "Summer Smack Down 2004" tour: Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Festival Jun. 26 – Munchen, GER @ Garage De luxe Jun. 27 – Affalter, GER @ Zur Linde Jun. 28 ...

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FOREFATHER Set Release Date For 'Ours Is The Kingdom'

England's FOREFATHER have set a May 31 release date through Holland's Karmageddon Media for their for their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom". "Ours Is The Kingdom" was recorded at The Croft Recording Studio in England and features artwork by C.A. Interactive (MORIFADE, SKYFIRE). Commented Wulfstan (guitar, bass & vocals): "With 'Ours is the Kingdom' ...

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