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EMPIRE Enlist Help From Metal Superstars For Sophomore CD

EMPIRE, the solo project of VANIZE guitarist Rolf Munkes, are currently working on the follow-up to last year's Hypnotica CD, due in early 2003 through Lion Music. The full list of musicians contributing to the album is as follows: Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - Vocals Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH) - Bass Rolf Munkes - ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Japanese Dates

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has lined up the following Japanese dates in December: Dec. 03 - Kawasaki, JAP @ Club Citta Dec. 04 - Iwate, JAP @ Kyoiku Kaikan Dec. 05 - Nigata, JAP @ Phaze Dec. 07 - Tokyo, JAP @ Shibuya Ax Dec. 08 - Tokyo, JAP @ Akasaka Blitz Dec. 10 - Hiroshima, JAP ...

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TALISMAN Finish Recording New CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have completed the recordings for their as-yet-untitled new album and are currently mixing it in Boston for an early 2003 release through Frontiers Records. According to Soto, the style of the tracks is very much in ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Release Compilation Of Polydor Years

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's forthcoming Japanese release, Malmsteen Mania, will be a compilation covering Yngwie's Polydor years (Rising Force to Odyssey). No track listing is yet available for the material, which is expected to have been remastered. Malmsteen Mania is tentatively scheduled for release on November 13th. ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue Live Album In November

L.A.-based instrumental all-star outfit, COSMOSQUAD, are currently readying their first ever live album, titled Live at the Baked Potato, due out in November via guitarist Jeff Kollman's Marmaduke label. Recorded and mixed by Kollman and David Knauer (ERIC GALES, etc.), the disc features 14 songs from both the self-titled COSMOSQUAD debut and 2002's highly acclaimed ...

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MASTERPLAN Part With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have parted ways with keyboardist Janne Wirman, who was unable to commit himself to the group due to his involvement with CHILDREN OF BODOM. Replacing him in the band is Axel Mackenrott, who has previously ...

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MASTERPLAN To Issue EP, Support HAMMERFALL In Europe

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will issue a five-song EP, entitled Enlighten Me, on November 18th through Germany's AFM Records. The maxi single will contain two different versions of the title song, "Kind Hearted Light" (another track from the upcoming ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Issue Collection Of Early Demos In December

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled Genesis, will reportedly be released in Japan by Pony Canyon Records on December 17th. Genesis is tentatively scheduled to include six tracks from 1980, possibly one from 1978, a 12-minute rendition of HENDRIX's "Voodoo Chile" and another track that is 17 minutes ...

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Attack! - YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE

Neoclassical die-hard Yngwie Malmsteen may have several thousand chord combinations at his disposal, but it was inevitable he'd eventually hit a creative brick wall faster than one of his own arpeggios. There are only so many times you can trot out the same Vivaldi reference points and gloss them over with a few vaguely different ...

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PLANET X Line Up U.S. Tour

PLANET X, featuring keyboardist Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DREAM THEATER), guitarist Tony MacAlpine, and drummer Virgil Donati have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 17 - Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA Nov. 19 - The Backroom - Austin, TX Nov. 20 - Canyon Club - Dallas, TX Nov. 22 - Rex's Tavern ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Issue Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals will issue a solo album, entitled Edge Of The World, in Japan on October 23rd though Marquee Inc, and in other territories shortly after. Described in an official press release as "his most diverse and creative solo album yet," Edge Of The World "is very much a melodic hard ...

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REIGN OF TERROR To Issue 'Conquer And Divide' In October

REIGN OF TERROR, featuring guitar hero Joe Stump, ex-LOUDNESS/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Michael Vescera, and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson, will issue their new album, entitled Conquer And Divide, on October 23rd in Japan through Avalon Marquee Records. A mid-to-late November release in the rest of the world is expected. According to Stump's official web site, ...

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GENIUS Rock Opera: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged concerning the release of the hugely-awaited first episode of the GENIUS Rock Opera, written and performed by the Italian musician Daniele Liverani, known for his work with the prog-metal Italian heroes, EMPTY TREMOR. The cast of characters includes the following: Mark Boals (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE) as "Genius" Lana Lane ...

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TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be appearing at the EUROPE Convention in Parma with ex-EUROPE ...

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NARNIA Continue Work On 'The Great Fall', Spring 2003 Release Expected

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA are finishing up work on their fourth full-length album, entitled The Great Fall, for a spring 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to the group's official web site, "this time we will give you a concept album based on some of today's topical issues." Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current HAMMERFALL drummer Anders ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Denies Tour Rumors

Malmsteen Management, who represent Swedish guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, have issued the following statement via the guitarist's official web site: "There have been numerous rumors that Yngwie Malmsteen will be playing and taking part in various concert tours [including a possible tour called Ultimate Guitar Experience with Yngwie, Uli Jon Roth, and Al Di Meola ...

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HALFORD Guitarist To Pen GUITAR WORLD Column

HALFORD guitarist Mike Chlasciak will be doing a series of "Guest Guitarist" columns for Guitar World magazine. The series will be tentatively called "Horns Up For Metal" and will focus on gear, techniques and ideas as they apply to heavy metal. Mike will join the list of Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, ...

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MASTERPLAN Revise Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have revised the track listing for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, due in January through AFM Records in Europe and Avalon Records in Japan. The songs "Through Thick And Thin", "The Kid Rocks On" and ...

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MASTERPLAN Ink Record Deal, Anticipate January Release For Debut CD

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have inked a deal with AFM Records for all territories except Southeast Asia and Japan, where the group are signed to the Avalon label. The first single from the band's self-titled debut CD will be ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Appear On Swedish Folk CD

Swedish guitar hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will reportedly be making a guest appearance on Swedish folk artist AASA JINDER's new album Faith, Hope and Love, due out on September 2nd. The two will also be performing together live on Swedish TV on August 24th. Malmsteen is said to have contributed a "dazzlingly fast" solo to the ...

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TALISMAN Ink Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have signed a multi-album, worldwide deal with Frontiers Records. The band is currently in pre-production for the next studio album, which will not include any contributions from former guitarist Pontus Norgren. To replace him, the band ...

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EDGE OF TIME Guest List Expands

The forthcoming debut album from EDGE OF TIME, the new band formed by Italian frontman Chris Heaven and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Michael Von Knorring, will feature a number of guest appearances from well-known metal and hard rock musicians, including those from former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN bassist Svante Henryson, MASTERPLAN/ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Receive Reissue Treatment In Europe

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will issue his "classical masterpiece" Concerto Suite Live with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, on CD and DVD on October 21st via SPV/Steamhammer Records. SPV will also be reissuing the guitarist's Magnum Opus, The Seventh Sign and Inspiration CDs, each featuring a bonus track. An exact release date has yet to be confirmed. ...

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