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Former KROKUS Members Reunite

Former KROKUS members Fernando Von Arb (guitar), Mark Kohler (guitar), Chris Von Rohr (bass, vocals) and Freddy Steady (drums) recently rehearsed together for the first time in 20 years and it reportedly "sounded perfect." No further information is currently available regarding the musicians' future plans. KROKUS's latest album, "Hellraiser", which was recorded with producer Dennis ...

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KROKUS Returns To Live Stage

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Last Saturday, June 2 we returned to the live stage following a short rest from the road. During this time we put together some solid foundations on which to build our next studio album! "Our nightliner pulled into the backstage ...

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THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND Signs With METAL HEAVEN

THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, the new group fronted by legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART), has inked a deal with Metal Heaven for the release of its debut album, tentatively due in October. The group recently entered the studio with producer Dennis Ward (KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, PINK CREAM 69) to ...

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KROKUS On A 'Songwriting' Break From Touring

Peter Waelti of The KROKUS Globe Club For Clan & Fan has issued the following update: "The band took a well-deserved break from touring in support of their latest album 'Hellraiser'. KROKUS rocked through over 18 countries since starting the 'Hellraiser' tour and gained many new enthusiastic fans. A younger audience was introduced to the ...

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EDEN'S CURSE: Debut Album Samples Available

EDEN'S CURSE, the new hard rock band featuring vocalist Michael Eden, keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg (AXEL RUDI PELL, ULI JON ROTH, ROUGH SILK), drummer Pete Newdeck (STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, PAUL DIANNO'S KILLERS, THE SHOCK), guitarist Thorsten Koehne (CODE OF PERFECTION, DEMON DRIVE) and bassist/songwriter Paul Logue (CRY HAVOC), will release its self-titled debut album in North ...

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ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Pulls Out Of Germany'd ROCK OF AGES Festival

ALAN PARSONS PROJECT has cancelled its previously announced appearance at the the Rock of Ages festival, set to take place July 27-28 in Seebronn, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BAP BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST BONFIRE HUMAN ZOO KROKUS MAD MAX MAGNUM MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND NIGHTWING PINK CREAM 69 ...

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KROKUS: Swiss Gold-Album Presentation To Be Held This Wednesday

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS will be presented with gold-record awards in Switzerland for their latest album, "Hellraiser", on April 11 at the Alpenrock House in Zurich. KROKUS will also perform an extended set at the venue beginning at 9:00 p.m. "Hellraiser", which was recorded with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69), entered the Swiss ...

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LILLIAN AXE: 'Waters Rising' To Arrive In June

Opening for the likes of RATT, POISON, QUEENSRŸCHE, KROKUS, STRYPER and LITA FORD, working with some of rock's most respected producers and scoring several "Headbanger's Ball"-approved video clips, LILLIAN AXE certainly carved (or perhaps more appropriately, chopped) a niche for themselves with metalheads worldwide during the '80s and '90s. And now, after an extended hiatus, ...

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XICON Signs With THUNDERING RECORDS

Switzerland-based metal band XICON has signed an exclusive, worlwide deal with the French label Thundering Records for a large-scale release of its debut full-length album, "Theogony". In 2006, XICON signed with Swiss record label Aurora Music for the promotion and distribution of "Theogony" in Switzerland exclusively. "Theogony" was recorded, engineered, produced and mixed at by ...

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KROKUS Taking Short, Well-Deserved Break

Peter Waelti of The KROKUS Globe Club For Clan & Fan has issued the following update: "KROKUS [has completed] their most extensive European tour yet in Dudley/England today. They rocked as 'special guests' of HAMMERFALL across 15 countries. Marc [Storace, vocals] mentioned to the Globe Club recently in a phone conversation that it was an ...

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THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND Begins Recording Debut Album

THE STEVE GRIMMETT BAND, the new group fronted by legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART), has entered the studio with producer Dennis Ward (KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, PINK CREAM 69) to begin recording its debut album, tentatively titled "Personal Crisis". The projected track listing for the effort is as follows (in ...

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STEVE GRIMMETT Superbowl Commercial Theme Explained

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has revealed more information about its Super Bowl commercial featuring legendary British heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER, ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART). The 30-second television commercial will air today (Sunday, February 4) during Super Bowl XLI in Miami. The spot airs midway through the Super Bowl's second quarter. ...

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KROKUS Vocalist Talks Of Possible U.S. Summer Tour

KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace recently spoke with "The Hairball John Radio Show" about the group's new release, "Hellraiser". Storace also spoke about a possible U.S. tour this summer. Said Storace: "Our people are working on it right now. I don't want to mention any names at this state, because I don't want to disappoint anybody ...

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HAMMERFALL Announces U.K., Irish Tour Dates

Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL have added dates in U.K. and Ireland for their "At The Threshold of...Europe 2007" package tour, also featuring KROKUS and THE POODLES. The details are as follows: Feb. 20 - The Electric Ballroom - London, UK Feb. 21 - The Garage - Glasgow, UK Feb. 22 - Temple Bar Music Centre ...

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HAMMERFALL: New Audio Interview Available

Melbourne true metal program "Odin's Jukebox" recently conducted an interview with HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak. The interview can be heard at this location (just activate the player on the right of screen to tune in). HAMMERFALL were recently forced to postpone their Finnish headlining shows (originally scheduled for early January) in order to ...

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THE POODLES Sign With AFM RECORDS

Swedish hard rock band THE POODLES — consisting of vocalist Jakob Samuel (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN, JEKYLL & HYDE), guitarist Pontus Norgren (THE RING, ex-TALISMAN), bassist Pontus Egberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) and drummer Christian Lundqvist — has inked a deal with Germany's AFM Records. The group's debut album, "Metal Will Stand Tall", which was released in Sweden ...

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