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SOUND RIOT RECORDS Launches New Web Site

Portuguese record label Sound Riot Records has launched a new official web site at this location. A posting on the site reads as follows: "Sound Riot Records was founded in March 1994. The small company started as a mailorder service in the Brazil distributing demo-tapes and 7" EPs of bands such as: MOONSPELL, ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Gigantour: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRYKILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Thomas & Mack Center City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: July 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,312 Capacity: 6,500 Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A ...

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GAIA EPICUS Film 'Hand Of Fate' Video

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "GAIA EPICUS did a video shoot for the song 'Hand of Fate' last Saturday, and the video was made outdoors in the forest. On this video the band hired Robert Myrhaug (MEMORIZED DREAMS) to play the drums. Robert will also ...

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GAIA EPICUS Working On New Material

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "In February, Thomas [Christian Hansen, guitar/vocals] started to make new songs for the third album, and by middle of April, he had made 11 tracks for the next album. A demo for these songs [was] made and as it seems ...

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RIOT Schedule New York Show

Long-running hard rock band RIOT will be performing a one-off concert at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, New York on Thursday, August 25. RIOT were recently joined for several shows by singer Mike Terelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) after regular vocalist Mike DiMeo was forced to bow out of the dates due to ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRY KILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Selland Arena City/State: Fresno, Calif. Date: July 21, 2005 Attendance: 1,866 Capacity: 6,545 Artist/Event: GIGANTOUR: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR ...

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THE LIZARDS Working On New Music With 'Special Guest Star'

THE LIZARDS, the band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "How about this heat? Well, it isn't stopping us from making music! Besides, we are keeping cool in our underground lair at Electric Randyland Studios. We are hard ...

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TOMMY LEE: Jail Time Was A Good Experience For Me

Malibu magazine recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Q: Your presence is unavoidably inspirational. And there definitely seems to be a softer, more spiritual side to you... Tommy: "Yeah, I have had the opportunity to be surrounded by some really good people. One ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Singer WADE BLACK Joins LEATHERWOLF

Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF have announced the addition of vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) to the group's ranks. Black is set to make his debut on the group's forthcoming studio album, currently in production and due out in 2006. Black joins core members Dean Roberts (drums), Geoff Gayer (guitar), Carey Howe ...

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GREEN CARNATION Postpone Mexican Tour

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; BLOOD RED THRONE, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), have postponed their previously announced Mexican tour. "After discussion with the promotor, GREEN CARNATION have agreed to postpone the possible Mexico tour this autumn, with the band still working to confirm shows in Europe later in 2005," reads ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: DEF LEPPARD, BRYAN ADAMS, RANDY COLEMAN Venue: KeySpan Park City/State: Brooklyn, N.Y. Date: July 9, 2005 Attendance: 9,645 Capacity: 10,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE Venue: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater City/State: Selma, Texas Date: June 25, 2005 Attendance: ...

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Tribute To DAVID LEE ROTH Due In The Winter

Versailles Records will be releasing "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth" in the winter of 2005. Featuring current/former members of LILLIAN AXE, AEROSMITH, DOKKEN, RIOT, WATCHTOWER, ENUFF ZNUFF, AMERICAN DOG, DANGEROUS TOYS, LYNCH MOB and TNT, as well as Richard Kendrick and Corey Craven, this will be the "first, only ...

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DEVOURMENT To Record 'Butcher The Weak' In August

Bassist Mike Majewski of the reformed Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT has posted the following message on the group's official message board: "We've been keeping quiet lately about the goings on in the DEVO camp so I figured I'd give ya a lil update. Of course, nothing is 100 percent set in stone, but this ...

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Review: OZZFEST Turns To Sweatfest

The Philadelphia Inquirer has published several photos taken at yesterday's (July 19) Ozzfest stop in Camden, New Jersey. Check them out at this location. An excerpt from David Hiltbrand's review of the day-long event follows: "Some of the bands performing on the second stage are SOILWORK, TRIVIUM and MASTODON. HEAT PROSTRATION was a ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With BLACK LOTUS RECORDS

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has inked a solo deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records. Ojeda's solo debut, "Axes to Axes", will feature guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal musicians as Ronnie James Dio (DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET ...

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VINNY APPICE's Wife Joins 'The Dio Message Board'

Justine Appice, wife of legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), has been named "chief interviewer" for "The Dio Message Board". By using her knowledge and contacts in the industry acquired over the years, she has been able to secure some no-holds-barred interviews. Most recently she has interviewed Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Frank Marino, James Kottak ...

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W.A.S.P., UFO, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: San Diego, CA. Date: June 29, 2005 Gross Sales: $3,761 Attendance: 184 Capacity: 1,019 Artist/Event: UFO Venue: Trocadero City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: 7/9/05 Gross Sales: $5,183 Attendance: ...

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DOPE STARS INC.: 'Neuromance' Final Track Listing Revealed

Italy's DOPE STARS INC. have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Neuromance", tentatively due in August/September via Trisol Music Group with distribution by Soulfood/Sony. The first 3,000 copies of the CD, which was completed with producers Thomas Rainer (L'AME IMMORTELLE) and John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, DEPECHE MODE, H.I.M., WHITE ZOMBIE), will come ...

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THE QUIET ROOM Lead Singer Passes Away

Glen "Pete" Jewell, former lead singer for late '90s prog rock band THE QUIET ROOM, passed away Saturday, June 25. Pete recorded "Reconceive" with the band in 2000, right before leaving the band permanently. THE QUIET ROOM was signed to Metal Blade Records and released two albums. Pete, who reportedly committed suicide at his home, ...

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QUIET RIOT Artwork Available

In the spring of 1995, a newly reformed QUIET RIOT met with artist Ioannis (DEEP PURPLE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, FATES WARNING, BIOHAZARD, UFO, SEPULTURA, DOKKEN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD) and asked him to do a painting and design the CD for their then-upcoming new album, entitled "Down to the Bone". The band wanted to use their longtime ...

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GREEN CARNATION Seek New Record Deal

GREEN CARNATION, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; BLOOD RED THRONE, ex-EMPEROR, SATYRICON, EINHERJER), fulfilled their contractual obligations to Season of Mist with their fourth release, "The Quiet Offspring", which came out earlier this year. Tchort recently finished writing the material for the second part of the "The Chronicles of Doom" trilogy ...

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