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The Edge Of The World - MARK BOALS

It's small wonder that this singer can come up with anything remotely musically coherent considering he's trudged the mental treadmill that is YNGWIE J MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE for two separate terms, and consequently twice dropped ungraciously through the exit trapdoor at the end — though it's worth noting of course that he isn't entirely absolved ...

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Former MEGADETH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Members To Appear On Sophomore LAUDAMUS CD

Marty Friedman (guitar, ex-MEGADETH), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals, TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Rob Rock (vocals, ex-IMPELLITTERI), Kee Marcello (guitar, ex-EUROPE), and Mattias IA Eklund (guitar, FREAK KITCHEN) are among the guests appearing on the sophomore full-length album from Sweden's LAUDAMUS. The as-yet-untitled effort, which was recorded in Costa Mesa, California under the watchful eye of producer Ken ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have been confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your ...

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DESTINY: Video Trailer Available For Download

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY have put together a "promotional video trailer" for their upcoming "Future of the Past" CD, due in the spring through an as-yet-undetermined label. The video, which includes live footage from Sweden Rock Festival 2002 as well as animations, can be downloaded from the group's official web site at

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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Threatens To Kill Airline Passenger

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN threatened to kill a fellow passenger on a flight to Tokyo, Japan after the woman poured a glassful of water on the guitarist. The passenger, who had no prior contact with Yngwie, allegedly overheard Malmsteen making derogatory comments about someone and decided to show her disapproval by emptying the contents of her glass ...

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MASTERPLAN Debut At #15 On German Single Chart

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, have entered the German Single Chart at position #15 with their first single, "Enlighten Me". The group's self-titled debut album is due on Jan. 20, 2003 through AFM Records. ...

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MASTERPLAN Album Pushed Up, Single Clip Posted Online

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, will issue their self-titled debut album one week earlier than previously announced. The Andy Sneap-produced effort will now surface on Jan. 20, 2003 through AFM Records. A short clip of the album's first single, "Enlighten ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Florida Dates

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's current touring lineup — Malmsteen (guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Mick Cervino (bass), Patrik Johansson (drums), and Joakim Svalberg (keyboards) — have announced two warm-up shows in Florida prior to the start of the band's Asian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Nov. 29 - ...

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PLANET X To Hit The Road, Keyboardist To Issue Solo Album

PLANET X, featuring keyboardist Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DREAM THEATER), guitarist Tony MacAlpine, and drummer Virgil Donati, are preparing to hit the road next week. According to Sherinian, "bassist Ric Fierabracci is sounding great with the band — this should be fun. The live set will feature most of the music from our new CD ...

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ARK Split With JORN LANDE!

ARK, who feature in their ranks ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have reportedly parted ways with former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande. In addition, the group are said to have split with Inside Out Records and are currently seeking a new record deal. ARK, who ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Continue Work On 'Guilty As Sin'

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "Guilty As Sin" as the title for their upcoming full-length CD, which will feature guest appearances by such world-class musicians as Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (vocals, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Jørn Lande (vocals, ARK, MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEN), Mic Michaeli ...

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TALISMAN Issue Live CD In Scandinavia

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have just issued a new album, "Live At Sweden Rock Festival", via Empire Records in Scandinavia. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Colour My XTC 02. Fabricated War 03. Mysterious (This ...

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DESTINY: No New CD Release Until 2003

Long-running Swedish metal band DESTINY are still negotiating with record labels for the release of their recently-completed new album, entitled "Future Of The Past". The CD, which features a guest appearance by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson, is now not expected to surface before next spring. ...

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NOSTRADAMEUS, DREAM EVIL To Open For HAMMERFALL

NOSTRADAMEUS has been tapped to fill the opening slot for the first half of HAMMERFALL's upcoming European tour, while DREAM EVIL will occupy the same slot during the second half of the trek. MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current ARK singer Jorn Lande, will ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Drummer Leaves EDGE OF TIME

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Michael von Knorring has left EDGE OF TIME, the band he formed with Italian frontman Chris Heaven. "I have quit EDGE OF TIME because of my hearing problem," von Knorring explained in an official statement. "The noise in my ears is worse day by day. This is an old problem for ...

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TALISMAN Name New Album

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have set "Cats & Dogs" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. "It's still in the mixing/mastering stages so as of yet, we don't know which tracks will make ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Release Date Of Demo Collection Moved Up

The Japanese release date via Pony Canyon Records of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled "Genesis", has reportedly been moved up to Dec. 4. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Birth Of The Sun 02. Plague In Lucifer's Mind (instrumental) 03. Dying Man ...

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RAGE Drummer Launches Rock Fusion Band

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana has teamed up with French musicians Cyril Achard (electric & acoustic guitar) and Ivan Rougny (electric bass) in a three-piece instrumental rock fusion band called TABOO VOODOO FUSION BAND. The new TABOO VOODOO CD, entitled "Something's Cooking", will be released on Lion Records in November. It ...

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MASTERPLAN Launch Official Web Site

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have launched their official web site at this location. Currently, most sections of the site are still under construction, but it is expected that the site will be fully operational soon. Meanwhile, some ...

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ARK Commence Work On New CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have entered Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany to begin recording their new album with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, VICTORY). "ARK reunited in Southern France six weeks ago, ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Collection Of Demos, Studio Outtakes

CANDLEMASS will issue a 22-track double album early next year containing demos and studio outtakes spanning the group's entire career. Tentatively titled "The Black Heart Of Candlemass — Leif Edling Demos And Outtakes '83-99", the collection will also include material from mainman Leif Edling's pre-CANDLEMASS project NEMESIS and his short-lived ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA collaboration with ex-YNGWIE ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Parts With Solo Band

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current MASTERPLAN frontman Jorn Lande has parted ways with his solo backing band, which included current MAYHEM/KOVENANT drummer Hellhammer. Personal differences are being blamed for the split, which coincides with Lande's announced departure from WILD WILLY'S GANG, the "just-for-fun" project of ex-ROAD drummer Willy Bendiksen and his friends. ...

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