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PRETTY MAIDS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran Danish hard rockers PRETTY MAIDS are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, UNLEASHED, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, CHILDREN OF BODOM, OVERKILL, AMON AMARTH, THE HAUNTED, MASTERPLAN, ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Joined By Former Guitarist WURZEL At London Concert

During last night's (Nov. 27) MOTÖRHEAD show at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo in London, ex-guitarist Wurzel joined the band for a live rendition of the set closer "Overkill". Wurzel was a member of MOTÖRHEAD from 1984's "No Remorse" LP to 1995's "Sacrifice". MOTÖRHEAD are in the middle of a European tour with Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA. ...

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5 BILLION DEAD: 'It Was Never' Video Posted Online

5 BILLION DEAD, the Orlando, Florida-based metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner, and DNS singer/artist Strain, have posted a sample video of their track "It Was Never", taken from their debut EP. The video is available for viewing in the "Media" section of the group's official web site. 5 BILLION DEAD, will ...

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FINNTROLL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finland's FINNTROLL are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. Also scheduled to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, SINNER, MARDUK, OVERKILL, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, EDGUY, ENSIFERUM, ILLDISPOSED, ENDSTILLE, TURISAS, MERCENARY, EISREGEN and POTENTIA ANIMI. More bands will ...

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SPEED KILL HATE Sign With LISTENABLE RECORDS

SPEED KILL HATE, the "old-school thrash" project featuring OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums), have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The group's debut album, "Acts of Insanity", will be released in all of Eastern and Western Europe, along with Asia and Australia, on February 2, 2005. A European ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Tape Commemorative DVD At CD Release Party

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the former HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar, also in TESTAMENT) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums, also in ICED EARTH), will celebrate the release of their debut album, "Metal For Life", at the Cup Complex (1140 E. Elizabeth Ave) in Linden, NJ. The party, which is scheduled to take ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Sweden's HELLFUELED are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, SONATA ARCTICA, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information ...

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MASTERPLAN: 'Aeronautics' Album Due In January

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have set "Aeronautics" as the title of their sophomore full-length album, due on January 24, 2005 via Germany's AFM Records. A four-song EP, containing two non-album cuts plus a multimedia section, will precede the album ...

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PAINMUSEUM: 'Metal For Life' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

November 16, 2004 has been confirmed as the official U.S. release date for the long-awaited "Metal For Life" album from guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak's (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD) PAINMUSEUM. "Metal For Life" features Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) on bass and newcomer Tim Clayborne (HATRED) on vocals. ...

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Original EXCITER Singer To Interview ANNIHILATOR For Upcoming DVD

Dan Beehler, former singer/drummer of '80s Canadian metal legends EXCITER, will be one of the guest interviewers on ANNIHILATOR's "Ten Years in Hell" DVD, to be released around April 2005. ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters recently remastered five of EXCITER's early releases and orchestrated a worldwide deal with Megaforce Records for much of their catalogue (most ...

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OVERKILL: Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

Legendary New Jersey metallers OVERKILL are putting the finishing touches on the recordings for their new album, tentatively due in February 2005. "We're recording down the shore, down at [bassist] D.D.'s [Verni] place," OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth stated during an appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM this past ...

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DREAM THEATER Begin Recording New Album

Progressive heavy rock giants DREAM THEATER are scheduled to enter a New York City studio on Monday (Nov. 1) to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought". A spring/summer 2005 release through Elektra Records is expected. DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played a set with classic East Coast thrashers OVERKILL on Friday (Oct. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include ACCEPT, OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More ...

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ACCEPT: Additional Summer Festival Appearances Planned

A spokesperson at Germany's Rock Hard magazine has offered more information about the upcoming ACCEPT reunion which is scheduled to take place at the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival on May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. "The ACCEPT gig at our festival will be the first show they play," the spokesperson told ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer To Perform With OVERKILL

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will be playing a set with classic East Coast thrashers OVERKILL this Friday, October 29 for Eddie Trunk's annual Halloween party. The event will take place at The Hard Rock Café, located at 57th St between Broadway and 7th Ave. in New York City. Doors open at 9:30. OVERKILL will ...

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Metal Legends ACCEPT To Headline Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Reunited German metal legends ACCEPT have been confirmed as one of the two headliners of the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include OVERKILL, THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Long-running New Jersey-based metallers OVERKILL are the latest band confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include THE HAUNTED, CHILDREN OF BODOM, UNLEASHED, AMON AMARTH, MASTERPLAN, ENSIFERUM and HEAVEN SHALL BURN. More information (in ...

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HAVOCHATE: Former HADES Drummer Joins The Fold

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced the addition of drummer Ron Lipnicki (ex-HADES) to the group's ranks. HAVOCHATE are scheduled to release their sophomore effort before the end of the year in Europe and January 2005 in the U.S. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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OVERKILL Sign With REGAIN RECORDS

Long-running New Jersey metallers OVERKILL have inked a two-album deal with Sweden's Regain Records. The agreement, which covers the entire world outside the USA, will begin with the release of the group's next studio album, tentatively due in February 2005. The band will follow up the upcoming CD with extensive worldwide touring (USA, Europe, Japan ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Comments On Japanese Tour

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Neilsen has posted the following message regarding the band's recently completed tour of Japan: "Just wanted to tell everyone that the Japanese shows were over-the-top killer. We had no idea what to expect because the band has never played there before now, but the fans are unbelievable. Very enthusiasic, respectful, ...

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SPEED KILL HATE: Debut Album Out Now

SPEED KILL HATE, the "old-school thrash" project featuring OVERKILL members Dave Linsk (guitar), Derek Tailer (guitar), and Tim Mallare (drums), are selling copies of their debut album, "Acts of Insanity", via TheHateShop.com. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Walls of Hate 02. Setting Me Off 03. Violence Breeds ...

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