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SINERGY Fire Bassist, Hire Temporary Replacement

SINERGY have fired bassist Marco Hietala and have hired session musician Lauri Porra to assist them in fulfilling their touring commitments for the remainder of the year. Vocalist Kimberly Goss issued the following statement via the group's official web site explaining the reasons behind their decision: “We had to make the very tough decision to ...

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SEX PISTOLS To Reissue "God Save The Queen" Single

Legendary UK punk outfit SEX PISTOLS will re-release their classic "God Save The Queen" single on May 27th through Virgin Records to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in Britain. Marking 25 years to the day when the original single was released, the track will be backed by a remixed version of the song ...

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Former QUEEN Guitarist Awarded With Honorary Degree

Former QUEEN guitarist Brian May was awarded with an honorary Doctor Of Science degree by the University Of Hertfordshire. As a result, the letters after his name will now officially be B.H. May BSc. (Hons), ARCS, Hon.Dsc. In an email to queenworld.com, May said: My understanding is that the degree has been offered to me ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue "Heavy, Left Handed and Candid" Home Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EXTREME METAL COLOSSUS CRADLE OF FILTH SPAWN LIVE DVD/VHS! The world's most notorious & lurid black metal band, CRADLE OF FILTH, is taking the next evolutionary step to infecting the masses with their often-shocking yet vibrant presence. The band is bringing their singular and extravagant live performance into your living room with ...

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SOULDIVIDER Complete Work On "Supersound City"

Sweden's SOULDIVIDER have completed work on their new full-length album, entitled Supersound City, for a late spring/early summer release through 12th Planet Music. The album was recorded at HairyBones studio in Karlstad, Sweden and it will be mastered in Toronto By Nick Blagona and Eric Kuthe within a few weeks. The full track listing for ...

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A Night At The Opera - BLIND GUARDIAN

One of the most revered and respected power metal acts around, Germany's BLIND GUARDIAN have consistently produced albums that were as distinctive sounding as they were musically ambitious, and they have received nothing but praise from the metal community for their efforts—and justifiably so. A band that is very much in control of its own ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces Brazilian, Welsh Live Appearances

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto will perform at the Hard 'N' Heavy party in São Paulo, Brazil on April 27th. A 10-year-anniversary celebration of Animal Records, the event will feature Soto singing songs from most of the bands he has recorded with, including YNGWIE, TALISMAN, EYES and AXEL ...

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AYREON's ARJEN LUCASSEN: Guest Appearances Galore

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has recorded guest appearances on WICKED SENSATION's "Reflected" (due to appear on the German band's forthcoming MTM Records release), CLIVE NOLAN & OLIVER WAKEMAN's "The Hound of the Baskervilles", and AFTER FOREVER's "Who Wants to live Forever" (QUEEN cover version). ...

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MARILYN MANSON No-Show At "Damned" Party In New York

According to the singer's official web site, there is no truth to the claim (reported in, among other places, today's The New York Post) that MARILYN MANSON will be appearing in New York at a release party for Queen of the Damned tonight, February 22nd. “MANSON is currently working in the studio in Los Angeles ...

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DEE SNIDER: Too Twisted For ABC?

The following item comes to us courtesy of The New York Post: TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider may have been a bit too twisted for the suits at ABC's late night info-fest, "World News Now". Snider, formerly known as the hulking drag queen who snarled the '80s anthems "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I ...

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Former MSG/BATON ROUGE Frontman Inks Solo Deal

Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Keeling (i.e. BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, GUITAR ZEUS, JOHN NORUM, etc.) has signed a recording agreement with Mascot Records and will record his new album in the spring for a late summer release. Keeling has been busy recently writing songs with (and for) DOKKEN, but he will now finally be able to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Fire Producer (Again), Continue Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES, featuring sole original member Axl Rose on vocals, have fired producer Roy Thomas Baker (i.e. QUEEN), who has been working with the group for the past two years on their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD, according to Allstar. Baker first started collaborating with GUNS N' ROSES in the spring of 2000 when he ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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Former QUEEN Axeman To Appear On New FOO FIGHTERS CD

Former QUEEN axeman Brian May will reportedly be joining the FOO FIGHTERS in the studio in Los Angeles, where he will be recording a guest appearance for the latter group's as-yet-untitled fourth album. May played on the band's cover of PINK FLOYD's "Have a Cigar" in 2000, which appeared on the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack. ...

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STATIC-X Commence Work On "Cold" Video

STATIC-X have started work on a video clip for the track "Cold" with directors Nathan Cox and Joe Hahn (LINKIN PARK). The track, which will be the lead single from the upcoming movie Queen of the Damned (based on the novel by Anne Rice), was apparently remixed for the soundtrack and will reportedly feature “cool ...

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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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MARILYN MANSON To Appear On "Damned" Soundtrack!

Marilyn Manson recently entered a Los Angeles, CA area studio to record vocals for a track composed by KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and Richard Gibbs (OINGO BOINGO) for the upcoming Queen Of The Damned soundtrack, which is tentatively due to be released on February 19th. Manson provided vocals on the song "Redeemer", according to the ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist To Issue Solo CD

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover is set to issue his latest solo effort, tentatively entitled Snapshot, at the end of the year. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album will contain fourteen original songs, some co-written with ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Update: The New York Post Perspective

The following item was published in today's edition of The New York Post: THE BLACK CROWES are dead ducks. After more than 10 years of hits and hell-raising, the swaggering Southern rockers anchored by battling brothers Chris and Rich Robinson have called it quits. Sources close to the band are blaming their bust-up on Chris ...

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self-titled - DEMONS & WIZARDS

When ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kursch joined forces to make this album, speculation was strong that the resultant album would end up sounding like a perfect blend of the two bands—a prediction that could not possibly have been more on the mark. Having never been a huge fan of ...

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Physicist - PHYSICIST (Devin Townsend)

While there's no doubt about the fact that Vancouver-based whiz-kid Devin Townsend is among the most uniquely talented and musically proficient artists in the heavy rock genre today, the singer/guitarist's penchant for jumping around between different projects and the resultant lack of consistency have clearly stood in the way of his making a significant commercial ...

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