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CORONER Announces New Drummer

Reunited Swiss technical thrash metal masters CORONER have announced the addition of drummer Diego Rapacchietti to the group's ranks. The band says in a statement: "Diego is an accomplished and innovative drummer. He has played in bands PAGANINI, VENTURIA, 69 CHAMBERS, and many more. Diego also has extensive experience as a studio drummer for various ...

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UNISONIC: 'For The Kingdom' Lyric Video Released

UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69), will release a new EP, "For The Kingdom", on May 23 via earMUSIC/Edel. Produced by Ward, the EP contains the fast ...

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UNISONIC: 'For The Kingdom' EP Audio Samples

UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69), will release a new EP, "For The Kingdom", on May 23 via earMUSIC/Edel. Produced by Ward, the EP contains the fast ...

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DORO Joined By SAXON, KROKUS, LORDI, BLIND GUARDIAN, SODOM, Ex-ACCEPT, Ex-IRON MAIDEN Members At 30th-Anniversary Concerts (Video)

In honor of her 30th anniverary as a performing artist, German metal queen Doro Pesch celebrated with fans from all over the world with two separate-yet-unique shows on May 2 and May 3 at CCD Stadthalle in her hometown of Düsseldorf. She said: "We came up with something very special for our 30th stage anniversary, ...

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UNISONIC To Release 'For The Kingdom' EP In May

UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69), will release a new EP, "For The Kingdom", on May 23 via earMUSIC/Edel. Produced by Ward, the EP contains the fast ...

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KROKUS: 'Hoodoo Woman' Track From 'Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust' Streaming

In the last four decades, Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS have played over 2,000 shows across 5 continents. Every gig, every place and every crowd was different but all showed tremendous enthusiasm towards the band. KROKUS recorded 20 shows for release consideration, eventually deciding on their last sold-out show, recorded in their hometown at the ...

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Audio Premiere: KROKUS' 'Screaming In The Night' From 'Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust'

In the last four decades, Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS have played over 2,000 shows across 5 continents. Every gig, every place and every crowd was different but all showed tremendous enthusiasm towards the band. KROKUS recorded 20 shows for release consideration, eventually deciding on their last sold-out show, recorded in their hometown at the ...

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KIRK's 'Masquerade' Due In March

Swiss melodic metallers KIRK will release their sophomore studio album, "Masquerade", on March 7 via Mausoleum Records. The CD was produced by Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC, EDEN'S CURSE). "Masquerade" track listing: 01. Devil's Claw 02. Supersonic Speed 03. Masquerade 04. Eternity 05. Fight Or Die Music 06. Nothing Else But Lies 07. Time ...

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CORONER: Fan-Filmed Footage Of EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of CORONER's December 14 performance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. CORONER will reportedly play one more show with drummer Marquis Marky (a.k.a. Marky Edelmann) in Zurich, Switzerland in 2014 before continuing with a replacement drummer. Filmmakers Bruno Amstutz and Lukas Ruettimann recently ...

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Legendary Drummer VINNY APPICE Featured On MARTIRIA's New Album

Italy's MARTIRIA will release its new album, "R-evolution", on February 10, 2014 via Rocksector Records. The CD celebrates the 10th anniversary of the band's first album, "The Eternal Soul", and includes a guest appearance on all tracks by legendary drummer Vinny Appice (KILL DEVIL HILL, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO). Based in Rome, MARTIRIA ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Guests On 'MSRcast' (Audio)

German hard rock singer Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME, HELLOWEEN, AVANTASIA) was interviewed for the latest installment of "MSRcast". Listen in as Kiske discusses all of his projects, including his solo work, AVANTASIA, KISKE-SOMERVILLE, UNISONIC, his work with Timo Tolkki, and yes, even HELLOWEEN. PLACE VENDOME's third album, "Thunder In The Distance", was released on ...

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CORONER: Teaser For Forthcoming Documentary Available

Filmmakers Bruno Amstutz and Lukas Ruettimann have released a teaser for the upcoming documentary about the reunited Swiss metal band CORONER. Due next year, the film will feature interviews with Tom G. Warrior and Martin Ain (CELTIC FROST), Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY), Franz Treichler (YOUNG GODS), Chris von Rohr (KROKUS), Chris Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE), Stephan Eicher ...

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KROKUS Interviewed By France's RockNLive.org (Video)

RockNLive.org recently conducted an interview with Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS. You can now watch the chat below. "Dirty Dynamite", the 17th studio album from KROKUS, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 17. This marks the first time in KROKUS' history that the band has landed in the Top 20 of the ...

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UNISONIC Begins Work On Material For Second Album

UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69), has "started collecting and exchanging ideas" for its second full-length album, to be released in 2014. In other news, UNISONIC has ...

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KROKUS Interviewed At France's HELLFEST (Video)

Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. "Dirty Dynamite", the 17th studio album from KROKUS, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 17. This marks the first time in KROKUS' history ...

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KROKUS: 'Dög Song' Video Released

"Dög Song", the new video from Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS, can be seen below. The clip focuses on the band's the new mascot, the English Bulldog Da Dög, who is pictured on cover of KROKUS' latest album, "Dirty Dynamite". "Dirty Dynamite", the 17th studio album from KROKUS, entered the German Media Control chart at ...

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NEONFLY To Support ALICE COOPER In Germany

London, U.K.-based rockers NEONFLY will be the main support act in Germany for legendary rocker ALICE COOPER as part of his "Raise the Dead" 2013 tour. The dates are as follows: Jul. 29 - Saarbrücken, GER @ Saarlandhalle Jul. 30 - Hanau, GER @ Amphitheater Aug. 04 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Schützenanger This adds up ...

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KROKUS Introduces New Drummer

For Flavio Mezzodi, a childhood dream has come true. The musician from Solothurn, where Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS are from, has been officially named the band's new drummer. "At age 10 I wanted nothing more than to play in a rock band and play all over the world," he states. "And now that dream ...

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Former KROKUS Drummer DANI CRIVELLI Dies

Former KROKUS drummer Dani Crivelli has died. The band says in a statement: "Our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones." A native of Solothurn, Switzerland, Dani (far left in photo below) joined KROKUS in 1987, replacing Jeff Klaven. Dani appeared on the group's 1988 LP, "Heart Attack", which included such staples like "Rock'n'Roll ...

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KROKUS Rehearsing For Upcoming Tour

Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS are rehearsing at full throttle for the upcoming tour dates in the living room of bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr's 103-year old villa. "If a song played on low volume sounds thrilling, we know that it really will sound incredible played at a higher volume," explains the host of this relaxed ...

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KROKUS Seeking 'Best Dog Videos' For New Music Clip

Bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr of veteran Swiss rockers KROKUS is searching for the "craziest dogs in the world" to be part of the band's video for "Dög Song". The best dog videos worldwide will be integrated in the official music video around the new mascot of the band, the English Bulldog Da Dög, who is ...

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