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PARAGON To Cover SAXON, RUNNING WILD For Upcoming Tribute CDs

German power metallers PARAGON will shortly enter the studio to record a pair of cover songs: a version of SAXON's "20,000 Feet" for an upcoming SAXON tribute CD, plus an as-yet-undetermined RUNNING WILD selection (possibly "Masquerade") for the "Tribute To Running Wild" album being released this summer/autumn. Both CDs will surface through Remedy Records. AS ...

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SAXON: '25th Anniversary World Tour' Dates Announced

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have announced the first dates comprising the "Saxon 25th Anniversary World Tour 2004/2005". The details are as follows: Sep. 19 - KB – Malmö, SWE Sep. 20 - Trädgarn – Gothenburg, SWE Sep. 21 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Sep. 22 - Klubben - Stockholm SWE Sep. 24 - Halle ...

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FOREFATHER Finalize Track Listing For 'Ours Is The Kingdom'

England's FOREFATHER have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Ours Is The Kingdom", due this spring/summer through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). It is as follows: 01. The Shield-Wall 02. Ours is the Kingdom 03. Proud to be Proud 04. The Golden Dragon 05. Smashed by Fate 06. The Sea-Kings 07. To ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL's 'Kings And Queens' Enters German Chart At No. 40

AXEL RUDI PELL's new album, "Kings And Queens" enter the German Media Control chart at position No. 40. The CD also debuted at position No. 75 on the Swedish Album chart. The follow-up to 2002's "Shadow Zone", "Kings And Queens" was produced by Axel and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, ...

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Former SAXON Drummer Gets TV Exposure

The following update was posted on the web site of former SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler: "'Swing That Tail' from the MAD MEN AND ENGLISH DOGS album [Nigel's side project with SAXON guitarist Doug Scarrett] is getting extensive play on TV — apart from '99 Things To Do Before You Die' on Sky Travel, it's also ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Delayed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have pushed back the release date of their upcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", to April 19 through Regain Records. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro ...

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GRIFFIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL CORPSE CATHEDRAL CHILDREN OF BODOM DEATH ...

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QUARTZ: Anthology Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records will release an anthology double-CD set from Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ this spring. Disc one comprises the entire 1977 Tony Iommi-produced "Quartz" album, including tracks featuring Iommi on lead guitar and "Sugar Rain", where the SABBATH riffmeister donates a flute solo. Added are eight bonus 7" single b-sides and unreleased demo recordings ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Long-running British heavy metallers SAXON have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 25-27 in Dessel, Belgium. Other bands scheduled to perform at the event include JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, QUEENSRŸCHE and MALEVOLENT CREATION. For more information, visit the festival's official web site at

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HAMMERFALL Singer To Shoot Video Clip In February

HAMMERFALL frontman Joacim Cans began recording the vocals for his upcoming solo album, titled "Beyond the Gates", on January 15 with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE). Charlie is also slated to mix the CD, which will be released under the CANS banner on April 26 through Sanctuary Records. Late February, the ...

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KOTIPELTO Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

KOTIPELTO, the Finnish band led by former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BÖHSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL ...

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BLACK STEEL To Release New Single

According to Loud magazine, Perth, Australia-based metallers BLACK STEEL will be releasing a single as the first track off their forthcoming album, "Hellhammer". "Relentless Force" will be released in March and will also include covers of THIN LIZZY's "Emerald" and SAXON's "The Power and the Glory". ...

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SAXON Cancel RIVER CITY BIKE FESTIVAL Appearance

British heavy metal veterans SAXON have been forced to cancel their previously announced May 1 appearance at the River City Bike Festival in San Antonio, Texas. "Due to recording commitments and especially producer availability, SAXON have had to cancel the San Antonio Biker event," reads a statement from SAXON's management on the group's web site. ...

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LACUNA COIL, ANCIENT Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL

LACUNA COIL and ANCIENT are the final bands confirmed for the Piorno Rock Festival 2004, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain. The complete list of artists scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: AMON AMARTH ANCIENT AXXIS BATTELORE CAGE CALLENISH CIRCLE CONTHRA DARK FUNERAL ...

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DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a celebration of the festival's 15th anniversary with special performances ...

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DARK FUNERAL Name Live Album

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have set "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" as the title of their upcoming live album, due on March 29 through Regain Records. The CD, which was recorded on the band's 2003 South American tour, will contain the following track listing: 01. Intro 02. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire 03. ...

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RIOT, SAXON, APRIL WINE Confirmed For RIVER CITY BIKER FEST

RIOT, SAXON, APRIL WINE and PAT TRAVERS are among the artists scheduled to perform at the second annual River City Biker Fest on the Poteet Fairgrounds in San Antonio, Texas between April 29 and May 2, 2004. This four-day event will feature "plenty of camping, partying, two live stages with blues, rock, and country, bikini ...

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