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HELLOWEEN Announce Compilation Details

HELLOWEEN have confirmed that their upcoming Best Of double-CD set will be called Treasure Chest and it will have a lot of special packaging, making it a nice collector's item for any HELLOWEEN fan new or old. All of the songs have been remixed and remastered to modern standards. The full track listing for Treasure ...

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STREET TALK Get Harder On Upcoming Album

Swedish hard rock/AOR act STREET TALK will enter the studio on February 22nd to start work on their as-yet-untitled third album for a September release through MTM Music. The follow-up to last year's Transition CD will be “slightly more up-tempo and harder-edged style compared to the previous albums, but still very melodic.” The vocals on ...

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TALISMAN To Issue Live CD In April

Sweden's TALISMAN, featuring American vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), bassist Marcel Jacob (ex-MALMSTEEN), and guitarist Pontus Norgren (ex-GREAT KING RAT), will issue their brand new live CD, recorded at last year's Sweden Rock festival, in April. The as-yet-untitled album was mixed by Pontus Norgren and Ulf Larsson at NMW and Platform studios in Stockholm. ...

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"Queen Of The Damned" Track Listing Announced

The Queen Of The Damned soundtrack, which features material co-written by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and former OINGO BOINGO keyboardist Richard Gibbs and is due to be issued through Warner Bros. Records on February 19th, will contain the following track listing: 01. Wayne Static of STATIC-X - "Not Meant For Me" 02. David Draiman of ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Lands On Frontiers, Gets Dissed By "Queen"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN / HUMANIMAL singer Jeff Scott Soto will likely ink a deal with Frontier Records for the release of his new solo project following his “amicable” split with the Z label earlier in the month. A fall release is expected. Meanwhile, Soto's contributions to the upcoming Queen Of The Damned movie soundtrack ...

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ARK Commence Work On Third CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, may regroup to begin recording their third CD in May, according to Coven's official web site. The bassist is aid to be currently “working on material for the CD”, ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO, Z Records Part Ways

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has parted ways with Z Records due to scheduling problems surrounding the release of his soon-to-be-recorded solo album. Apparently, Z Records' tight release schedule for the coming months would have meant a late 2002 release for Soto's effort, a prospect that didn't coincide with Jeff's busy work ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Hits Japanese Charts

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Concerto Suite Live has entered the Japanese International Pop Chart at #4 and the Japanese National Album Chart #29. Also appearing in the top 4 of the International Album Chart this week are ENYA, BACKSTREET BOYS and MARIAH CAREY. ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Duo Announce Name, Singer For New Project

Former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch have set MASTERPLAN as the name of their new band and have selected ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current ARK vocalist Jorn Lande to front the much-talked-about group. According to Roland, Jorn was selected in part because his approach is much more in the classic Dio/Coverdale vein than the operatic ...

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MIKE TERRANA Bares Soul On "Shadows Of The Past"

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana will be issuing his debut solo album, entitled Shadows Of The Past, on Tuesday, January 15th via Lion Music. The album features guest appearances from guitarist Steve Lukather (TOTO) and bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Pleasure Cube 02. ...

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Yngwie Malmsteen vs. Marcel Jacob: "Liar" Pt. II

Yet another minor controversy has arisen in the world of Swedish axe hero Yngwie Malmsteen, this time having to do with the CD release of the guitarist's 1980 demos, which were recently issued via Powerline Records. According to an official statement from the Yngwie camp, Megarock are exclusively distributing the re-release of Yngwie Malmsteen's RISING ...

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ARK's "Burn The Sun" Gets US Release, Drummer Pursues Side Projects

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, and former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, will issue their long-completed second album, entitled Burn The Sun, through Steve Vai's record label, Favored Nations, in the US on January 28th. A North American tour will follow shortly thereafter. In related ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Axeman To Guest On Lucassen's "Space Metal"

SHADOW GALLERY axeman Gary Wehrkamp will appear on two tracks on the upcoming Space Metal CD from STAR ONE, the new project helmed by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE). Here are Arjen's thoughts on Gary's contributions: "I might have told you this before, but I really think that the guitar solo of SHADOW GALLERY's ...

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MacAlpine Gets In The RING

RING OF FIRE, the new band of former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mark Boals, have parted ways with guitarist George Bellas due to the latter's inability to “fulfill the requirements of the band," according to a statement from Boals. In Bellas' place, RING OF FIRE have enlisted legendary axeman Tony MacAlpine, who will join the group ...

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DOGFACE To "Smell The Glove" In March

Sweden's DOGFACE, featuring former TREAT/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Leven, are currently in the studio recording their second album, entitled Smell The Glove. The new CD is tentatively scheduled to be released during March. ...

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Hughes, Turner Embark On "Devil's Road"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes, former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, and the rest of the “Voices Of Classic Rock” team will be joined by guitarists Pat Travers and Leslie West on the syndicated radio show Rockline on January 9th. In other news, a two-minute clip of the track “Devil's Road”, ...

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MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Gets ALL TOO HUMAN!

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian makes an appearance on the new CD from Texas progressive metallers ALL TOO HUMAN, entitled Entropy. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Entropy 02. The Jester 03. Haunted 04. E-Killer 05. Arrhythmia (instrumental) 06. Seven Deadly Sins 07. White Stones ...

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Former YNGWIE, SABBATH Members Appear On Upcoming Lana Lane CD!

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Mark Boals has collaborated with female singer Lana Lane on the latter's new album, entitled Project Shangri-La, which is scheduled to receive a worldwide release on January 23rd. Mark is said to have contributed songwriting and vocals to the track "Time To Say Goodbye", a duet with Lana, which was reportedly ...

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DOKKEN Find Their "Way Home" In March!

DOKKEN's forthcoming Long Way Home CD, which is tentatively scheduled for a March 5th release through CMC International Records, will include the following tracks, among others: 01. Sunless Days 02. Magic Road 03. Little Girl 04. Heart Full of Soul (YARDBIRDS cover) 05. Goodbye My Friend 07. You 08. Everyone Needs to Be With Someone ...

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War To End All Wars - YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

It's hard for me to imagine what YNGWIE MALMSTEEN must have been thinking when he allowed something as sonically hideous-sounding as this musical abortion to leave his hands and be sent to the pressing plant as a representation of his work. By far the worst-sounding of all his albums, War To End All Wars boasts ...

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Afterlife - NOCTURNAL RITES

One of the most pleasant surprises of the year. NOCTURNAL RITES' fourth studio album is a virtual power metal masterpiece, featuring 10 songs of classy, melodic hard rock that can best be described as a cross between the Tony Martin-era BLACK SABBATH and early HELOWEEN. The bulk of the improvement can be attributed directly to ...

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Infinite - STRATOVARIUS

Having been a fan of STRATOVARIUS' neo-classical sound since the group's excellent 1996 Episode release (the band's fifth), I was genuinely hoping that the quintet's latest album would offer a slightly different twist to what has become an increasingly predictable songwriting approach. Unfortunately, this was simply not to be.

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Alchemy - YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

Never known as the most diverse or commercially accessible recording artist around (well, not outside Japan, at least), YNGWIE was still able to deliver rasonably enjoyable albums troughout the late '80s and most of the '90s, even when he would change his bandmembers like most people change their underwear. At some point, however, the fire ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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