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HELLOWEEN Rumored To Have Enlisted Ex-FREEDOM CALL Guitarist

HELLOWEEN are strongly rumored to have selected former FREEDOM CALL guitarist Sascha Gerstner to replace Roland Grapow, who was dismissed from the group last year. The band's revamped line-up is expected to head over to singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain to begin recording their new album, due in early 2003. In ...

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CORNERSTONE Commence Writing Sessions For Third CD

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of putting ideas together for the group's third album, tentatively due in early 2003. Doogie says: "When Steen was on tour with ROYAL HUNT, I wrote and recorded some rough ideas and sent them to ...

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TALISMAN Commence Work On New Studio CD

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), are reportedly in pre-production for the group's next studio album, which will not include any contributions from guitarist Pontus Norgren, who is said to have had a huge falling out with Jacob following the group's performance ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's "Attack": More Details Revealed

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has written around 19 songs for his forthcoming album, entitled Attack, which is currently being produced by MALMSTEEN and engineered by Tom Fletcher in Miami, Florida. However, only 14 tracks are expected to make the final CD, which is unlikely to surface before September. Says YNGWIE: "There are quite a few different sounding ...

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Former YNGWIE/LOUDNESS Frontman Inks Deal With MASCOT RECORDS

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/LOUDNESS vocalist Michael Vescera has signed a recording agreement with Holland's Mascot Records for the third MICHAEL VESCERA PROJECT album, due later in the year. Among the musicians set to make guest appearances on the album are Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN), Rob Johnson (MAGNITUDE 9), Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), and Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD). ...

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STREET TALK Complete Work On "Restoration"

Swedish hard rock/AOR act STREET TALK have completed work on third album, entitled Restoration, for a September 23rd release through MTM Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Dancer In The Rain 02. In The Arms Of Love 03. Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight 04. A Place In ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Sing On Debut KRUX CD

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, have enlisted former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA frontman Mats Levén to handle the vocal duties on their debut album, which is currently being recorded at Dog Pound studios with producer/engineer Nicko Elgstrand for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. The guitar leads on the CD, which ...

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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DEREK SHERINIAN Trade Guest Appearances

Former DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian has finished tracking his parts for the forthcoming YNGWIE MALMSTEEN CD, entitled Attack, which is currently being recorded in Miami, Florida for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to Derek, "[Yngwie] was very specific in what he wanted, which unfortunately did not include any keyboard solos. But... ...

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MILLENIUM Part Ways With JORN LANDE, Announce Replacement

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Jorn Lande has amicably parted ways with MILLENIUM (sic), the band led by former EYEWITNESS/DEATH guitarist Ralph Santolla. A replacement has already been found in the shape of former HAREM SCAREM drummer Darren Smith, who is currently laying down vocals at a Toronto studio for a long-awaited album of covers, due ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: "Attack" Recording Line-Up Revealed!

The recording line-up for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's forthcoming Attack CD has finally been announced. The album, which is currently being produced by Malmsteen and engineered by Tom Fletcher in Miami, Florida, will feature the following musicians: Yngwie J. Malmsteen - bass/guitar and vocals Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE) - vocals Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER) - keyboards Patrick ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's Upcoming Solo Effort To Feature Host Of Name Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin (ex-BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM), Al DiMeola, Zakk Wydle, Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) and Simon Philips are among the artists scheduled to make guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian. As yet untitled, the effort is due in September. ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Record Live CD/DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto's performance at The Gods 2002 show in Bradford, UK on Sunday, June 2nd will reportedly be recorded for a live CD and DVD to be released later this year. Soto's backing band for the show will consist of guitarist Howie Simon (i.e. KEN TAMPLIN), drummer ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Finalizes Title For Sophomore Solo Effort

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has set Prism as the title of his recently-completed second solo album, which is due in late September/early October through Frontiers/Now And Then Records. Mixed by Soto and sound engineer John Ellis at (coincidentally named) Prism Sound in Acton, Massachusetts, Prism will include 12 songs ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Completes Work On Solo CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto has completed work on his brand new solo album, entitled The Calm Before The Storm, for a fall release through Frontiers/Now & Then Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Till The End Of Our Time 02. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Play National Anthem At Martial Arts Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES, California – King of the Cage is proud to announce that guitar god YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will perform at King of the Cage: Revolution on May 17th from the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The Grammy-nominated artist will be playing the National Anthem as well as some other surprises during the course ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sets Japanese Release Date For "Attack"

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's upcoming studio CD, entitled Attack, is scheduled for a July 17th Japanese release through Pony Canyon Records. The album will reportedly contain 14 tracks, including bonus cuts. More information on the release, including the line-up of musicians performing on it, will be announced by MALMSTEEN's management shortly. ...

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VANDEN PLAS Line Up Guest Appearances, Reschedule Dates

VANDEN PLAS drummer Andreas Lill has recorded drums for Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen's project SECTOR A. Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER) will play keyboards, and Andy Engberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) will handle the vocals on the upcoming CD. In related news, Lill and VANDEN PLAS singer Andy Kuntz have teamed up with ELEGY frontman Ian Parry, ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist Guests On New DESTINY CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson has made a guest appearance in the title track to the forthcoming CD from long-running Swedish metal act DESTINY, entitled Future Of The Past. According to bassist Stefan Bjrnshg, this is the only song on the new album that features keyboards. It's a more than eight minutes long song. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On "Attack"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GUITAR LEGEND YNGWIE MALMSTEEN HEADS INTO THE STUDIO TO BEGIN RECORDING ATTACK International guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN is back in the studio and has begun recording his new album, Attack. Attack is being produced by YNGWIE himself, and recorded and mixed by the famous veteran engineer/producer Tom Fletcher. Attack is being recorded ...

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RICK RENSTROM Inks Deal With Mascot Records

American guitarist RICK RENSTROM has signed a deal with Holland's Mascot Records. Rick is a fantastic guitarist who has overcome a physical handicap to join the ranks of the top heavy metal guitarists in the world, according to an official press release from the label. RENSTROM's new album is half vocal, half instrumental and features ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On New CD

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has commenced the recording process for his next album at his home studio in Miami, Florida with drummer Patrick Johansson, and keyboard player Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER) for a summer release through Spitfire Records. No singer has yet been secured for the recording, although the guitarist has a few guys ...

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