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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Make Talk Radio Appearance On Friday

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will make a 10-15-minute talk radio appearance on Friday, March 29th at 7:20 PM EST on WNTK radio, broadcasting in New Hampshire and Vermont, USA. The radio show is called Impact, and it is being described by host George Russell as “a multi-topic, fast-paced, highly-energetic talk show for the masses.” ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Issue Early Recordings

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will shortly be releasing a new CD, entitled The Genesis!, consisting of the guitarist's old material re-mastered by YNGWIE himself. A bonus song will be included as well as an interview with YNGWIE about how the songs really came together. Although most of this material has previously been issued on countless bootlegs and ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Solo CD Details Revealed

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto is currently busy demoing and writing songs for his second solo album, which has the working title of The Calm Before The Storm. Among the songs that are tentatively set to appear on the album are "Till The End Of Our Time", "How Long", "Heaven ...

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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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RING OF FIRE Record Japanese Shows For Upcoming DVD

RING OF FIRE, led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, reportedly recorded several of the shows from their recent Japanese tour for an upcoming DVD, which is due to be released in the coming months. Boals' touring band consisted of guitarist Tony Macalpine, drummer Virgil Donati, keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, and bassist Philip Bynoe. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Becomes NARAS Voting Member

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has officially become a voting member of NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences), which is the body of peers that vote on the Grammy Awards. He was presented with a huge membership form and announced as a member by Robyn Hass of the Florida Chapter of NARAS, at ...

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MASTERPLAN In Final Recording Stage For Upcoming Debut

MASTERPLAN, featuring former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will start tracking the vocals to their full-length debut today, February 25th, with producer Andy Sneap for a tentative summer release through an as-yet-undetermined label. In a recent interview, posted online at www.helloween.org, Grapow revealed ...

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Swedish Heavy Rock Artists Unite On Benefit CD

Around 150 of Sweden's top heavy rock artists, including members of BACKYARD BABIES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and EUROPE, have recorded a Tommy Denander/Ricky Delin-penned track entitled “Where's The Fire” for a triple-CD benefit album, entitled United, to help raise funds for those affected by the World Trade Center attack. United is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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ARK Enlist Former Warner Music Executive To Handle Group Affairs

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, have enlisted Paul Ewing, former Vice President and Regional Director for Warner Music South East Asia for 18 years, to handle their business affairs. Ewing has been responsible for ...

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STRATOVARIUS' Johansson To Guest On HAMMERFALL Bonus Track

STRATOVARIUS/ex-DIO keyboardist Jens Johansson will make a guest appearance on an upcoming HAMMERFALL bonus track—a cover of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's “Rising Force”. Although no recording plans have yet been announced, HAMMERFALL's rendition of the above-mentioned cut will reportedly be “faster” than the original and will presumably be included in a special-edition version of the group's next ...

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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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