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Y&T: 'Black Tiger' And 'Mean Streak' To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Legendary California hard rockers Y&T will be re-releasing their classic "Black Tiger" (1982) and "Mean Streak" (1983) albums with bonus tracks in January. "These CDs were carefully digitally re-mastered at a high sampling rate directly from the 1/2" analog master tape," reads a posting on mainman Dave Meniketti's web site. "This new CD sounds closer ...

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RAM To Support GAMMA RAY In Sweden

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed as the opening act (along with THE STORYTELLER) for GAMMA RAY at the following shows: Jan. 14 - Stockholm, Swe @ Arenan Jan. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Trägårn As previously reported, RAM ...

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CODESEVEN Go On Indefinite Hiatus

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have issued the following statement: "CODESEVEN is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Literally weeks after the oldest members graduated high school in 1995 the band was formed and has never looked back. Well, not until recently anyway. Unfortunately with this milestone comes some news which we are not excited to tell you about. ...

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UFO Keyboardist Comments On Return Of Drummer ANDY PARKER

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has posted the following message on his official web site: "I'm really delighted that [drummer] Andy Parker is coming back on board. I heard it through the grapevine that his personal circumstances had changed recently and, although he had previously been unable to take up the UFO drum stool due to ...

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RAM: New Song Available For Download

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have uploaded the song "Shadowman" from their full-length debut, "Forced Entry", at this location. "Forced Entry" is scheduled for release on November 25. The first 1,000 copies will be released through Black Path Metal ...

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PYRO Writing Material For New Album

French melodic hard rock band PYRO are currently writing material for their fourth album, tentatively due early next year via CMP. Nine songs have been completed so far for the follow-up to 2004's "Breaking Point", which will be produced by the band's founding members, guitarists Joel Pyro and Bruno Pyro. The as-yet-untitled CD will feature ...

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NIGHTWISH Part Ways With Singer TARJA TURUNEN, Vow To Carry On

NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) has issued the following "open letter" to the group's singer, Tarja Turunen: "Dear Tarja, "It's time to choose whether the story of NIGHTWISH ends here or whether it will still continue an undetermined period of time. We've been working with this creation for 9 years and we are not ready ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist Comments On Lake Bodom Murder Case

CHILDREN OF BODOM have spent their career defending the controversy caused by their name. The group's moniker refers to the gruesome triple homicide that occurred at Lake Bodom in Espoo, Finland in 1960. Just this month the case was closed when sole survivor the massacre and suspect in the horrific murders, Nils Gustafsson, was found ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Frontman Says 'Lack Of Education' Is Humanity's Biggest Disaster

Former DAMAGEPLAN frontman/HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman has once again responded to the critical comments posted on BLABBERMOUTH.NET with regards to JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford allegedly losing his voice during the group's October 9 performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In an October 10 report submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a reader calling himself "Fullshred" ...

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Ex-DAMAGEPLAN Frontman: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Detractors Are 'Gayer' Than ROB HALFORD

Former HALFORD guitarist/DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman has slammed BLABBERMOUTH.NET detractors for criticizing JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford for allegedly losing his voice during the group's October 9 performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In a report submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a reader calling himself "Fullshred" wrote about PRIEST's Atlantic City concert, "About four songs ...

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ALLELE Announce Track Listing For Debut Album

Jacksonville's ALLELE, the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, has finalized the track listing for the upcoming Ben Schigel-produced (CHIMAIRA, BREAKING POINT) CD, "Point of Origin", which hits stores October 25 through Corporate Punishment/Navarre. It is as follows: 01. Fake (2:54) 02. A Different Someone (3:26) 03. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Loses Voice In Atlantic City

A regular BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Fullshred has submitted the following report: "I was at the JUDAS PRIEST concert last night [October 9] at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ where JUDAS PRIEST performed (sort of). "About four songs into their set, Rob Halford [vocals] came on stage with a mug of ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Pays Tribute To RANDY RHOADS On ICARUS WITCH CD

George Lynch, the LYNCH MOB/ex-DOKKEN axemaster best known for his fiery, melodic guitar leads and stylish post-Van Halen proto-metal rhythms on such classics as "Paris Is Burning", "Breaking The Chains", "Into The Fire", and "Dream Warriors", is making a rare special guest appearance on the new album by young traditional metal revivalists ICARUS WITCH. When ...

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DORO PESCH To Release New EP In November

German metal singer Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) will release a new EP, "In Liebe Und Freundschaft" (For Love and Friendship), on November 4 via AFM Records. The EP's title cut will be a first taste of Doro's upcoming album, tentatively titled "Warrior Soul", which is due on March 24, 2006. The complete track listing for the ...

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RAM Set Release Date For Full-Length Debut

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have set a November 25 release date for their full-length debut, "Forced Entry". The first 1,000 copies will be released through Black Path Metal Recordings. The album is available for pre-order through www.CDON.com. A release party, ...

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Girl Suicides Raise Worries Over 'Black Metal' Music

The AFP has issued the following report: The joint suicide of two teenage girls who hurled themselves from a 17th-floor window (photo) in a Paris suburb has raised troubling questions about the influence of "black metal" — a form of modern rock music that glorifies violence and death. Last Friday afternoon (Sept. 23) ...

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German Singer DORO PESCH Makes Film Debut

German "metal goddess" Doro Pesch (ex-WARLOCK) has just finished shooting her very first movie in Switzerland and is said to be "very happy with the result." The movie, entitled "Anuk - The Path of the Warrior", was produced by Swiss director Luke Gasser and set for a theatrical release in in Switzerland, Austria and Germany ...

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