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PRIMAL FEAR: Songwriting Update

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message on their official web site: "Songwriting is shaping up — we finished two tracks with basic ideas from the Leibing [Stefan, guitar] camp 'Evil Spell' and 'Rollercoaster'. 'Evil Spell' is the No. 1 contender for the fastest PRIMAL FEAR track ever. 'Rollercoaster' is pure classic ...

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Stabbing The Drama - SOILWORK

Utter the name SOILWORK and there'll usually be two decisive responses, the "I don't get what this band is all about," or the "SOILWORK rules!" crowd. You get it or you don't, love it or hate it. No matter what category you fall under, the band has to be commended for having the capacity to ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Audio Of 'Rockline' Appearance Posted Online

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) fan site GHPG.net has uploaded Glenn's interview from Wednesday night's (Jan. 26) "Rockline", which featured Hughes and drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) talking about Glenn's new album, "Soul Mover", the IOMMI/HUGHES project, TRAPEZE, DEEP PURPLE and much more. The "Rockline" "Encore Question" featured a question ...

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RIOT To Utilize Session Singer For Spanish Festival Appearance

RIOT singer Mike DiMeo will be unable to accompany the band to the 2005 edition of Spain's Atarfe Vega Rock festival in late February due to his commitment with THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). As a result, RIOT guitarist Mark Reale has hired vocalist Mike Tirelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST VOL. II

MOTÖRHEAD are the first band confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II to be held on Saturday May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The first edition of the festival was held last year on November 13, 2004 and featured TWISTED SISTER (headliner), DIO, QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HATEBREED, SHAMAN ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist: 'Chinese Democracy' To Be Released In April

For those who attended the quasi-riot at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center in December 2002 due to the GUNS N' ROSES no-show, GNR bassist Tommy Stinson claims the band is coming back and will actually perform this time. "We owe Philly," Stinson told Ed Condran of SouthPhillyReview.com. He wouldn't elaborate about the aforementioned debacle. "That's all still ...

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OZZY's Spokesperson Blasts Internet Death Pranksters

ContactMusic.com is reporting that OZZY OSBOURNE's spokesman has blasted the pranksters responsible for internet reports claiming the rocker had died — because the rumors have devastated the famous family. The BLACK SABBATH singer — who's relaxing at his British mansion with his wife Sharon despite yesterday's (Jan. 20) bogus death announcement — has no idea ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as ...

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STARBREAKER: TNT Singer Launches New Project

STARBREAKER, the new project featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell, has inked a deal with Frontiers Records. Joining Harnell in the group's lineup is Magnus Karlsson, the Swedish guitar master who revealed himself on three LAST TRIBE studio albums and most recently penning the songs and performing on the massive LANDE/ALLEN studio project to be released ...

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PRONG Working On 10 New Songs

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and drummer Dan Laudo have been working on 10 new songs and hope to get into the recording studio soon and lay them down. In other news, PRONG are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20 at the Hard Rock Café in ...

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AFTERSHOK: Classic Metal Delivered 'Bigger And Better'

AFTERSHOK, the classic hard rock/metal band fronted by SHOK PARIS lead vocalist Vic Hix, have just released their long-awaited follow-up to 2002's "Unfinished Business", entitled "Burning Chrome". "Burning Chrome", available on Auburn Records, was recorded over a period extending from late 2003 through summer 2004, and features AFTERSHOK's established classic metal sound along with a ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD To Release 'Octane' Next Month

SPOCK'S BEARD, one of the leaders of the modern progressive rock movement worldwide, will release their new studio album, "Octane", on February 1 through InsideOut Music America. It is the band's eighth album and the follow-up to their 2003 release "Feel Euphoria". With "Octane", lead vocalist/drummer Nick D'Virgilio, guitarist/vocalist Alan Morse, keyboardist Ryo Okumoto and ...

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Founder Of Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Dies At 91

The Associated Press is reporting that one month after a shooting at a nightclub left five dead including the gunman, the club's 91-year-old founder has died. Albert Cautela died Sunday at Riverside Methodist Hospital, said his son, Rick Cautela, owner of the Alrosa Villa. The elder Cautela had suffered from symptoms of an enlarged and ...

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QUIET RIOT Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, January 26. This will be the first international interview with the two QUIET RIOT members since their recent reunion and they will talk about the rebirth of QUIET RIOT, the January 4 ...

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MINDGRINDER Complete Work On Sophomore Album

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator (on bass/vocals), have completed work on their sophomore album, "Riot Detonator", at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR), tentatively due this spring via Nocturnal Art Productions. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Rebellion", "Concept of Honesty", "Obligation to Prevail" and "Warhead". A ...

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DAMN 13 To Open For SLIPKNOT In Ontario

Toronto "riot rock" band DAMN 13, featuring ex-MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE vocalist Adam Sewell and ex-IGNORANCE NEVER SETTLES guitarist Mike Charette, have been added to the SLIPKNOT / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / UNEARTH show at Arrow Hall in Mississauga, Ontario this coming Sunday (Jan. 9). In other news, DAMN 13 will be heading back into the recording ...

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ANATHEMA Warn Against Missing DVD Booklets

Britain's ANATHEMA have issued the following message regarding their recently released DVD, "Were You There?": "We have had some emails from people saying that they haven't received the booklet with their DVD. "First, we'd like to apologise for this although, as you are aware, this is not our fault. We are looking into the situation ...

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GAIA EPICUS Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have parted ways with drummer Mikael Duna. "He will put the drumsticks away for good!" the band write on their web site. "He has made this decision because he just didn't feel like playing anymore. GAIA EPICUS says thanks for all the good times and good drumming that he did ...

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CRASHDÏET: 'Riot In Everyone' Video Posted Online

Swedish "sleaze" rockers CRASHDÏET have uploaded their video for the song "Riot in Everyone" at this location. The "Riot in Everyone" clip was directed by Mikeadelica (a.k.a. Mikael Gustafsson), who has previously worked with PAIN, A-TEENS, PETTER and ROBYN, among others. CRASHDÏET recently signed a deal with Universal Music, Stockholm Records and Ten ...

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GAIA EPICUS: New Album To Be Mastered Next Week

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS will have their second album, "Symphony of Glory", mastered on or around January 10 at Bazement Studios (MOB RULES, VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X) in Germany. "Symphony of Glory" is scheduled for release in February/March via Sound Riot Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Satrap" was recorded and mixed over a five-week ...

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