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GEORGE LYNCH Jams With ALEXI LAIHO At NAMM; Video Available

A two-minute video clip of George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) and Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM) jamming together at the ESP booth at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be viewed below (courtesy of "gearhounds"). As previously ...

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WHITESNAKE Guitarist REB BEACH Performs At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER) performing at the Suhr guitars booth during this year's NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which took place January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California can be viewed below (courtesy of "lacis"). WHITESNAKE will release its new album, "Good to ...

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FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Schedules NAMM Appearance

FEAR FACTORY guitarist/producer Christian Olde Wolbers will sign autographs for Randall Amplifiers at the NAMM convention this Friday, January 18, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. He'll be at the Randall booth. He will be present alongside other highly acclaimed players, including Mike Amott of ARCH ENEMY, Gus G. of FIREWIND, Dan Donegan of ...

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FIREWIND Guitarist Announces NAMM Performance And Signings

In 2007, the Greek metal powerhouse FIREWIND began to solidify its spot as one of the genre's defining artists with "Allegiance", a scorching metal opus with powerful, melodic hooks and bombastic guitarwork. This phenomenon is led by the young guitar sensation Gus G. (ex-DREAM EVIL, NIGHTRAGE, MYSTIC PROPHECY, ARCH ENEMY), who will be making his ...

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Bassist JEFF PILSON On FOREIGNER, LED ZEPPELIN And GEORGE LYNCH

Bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, WAR & PEACE, ex-DOKKEN) has issued the following: "2007 turned out to be an exhausting touring year for FOREIGNER. Our original intention of starting a new record was sidelined when it became apparent the touring schedule simply wouldn't allow the time needed to do the job right. So this year we ...

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BENEDICTUM: Another New Song Posted Online

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have posted another new song, "Steel Rain", taken from the group's sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", on the band's MySpace page. A video trailer for "Seasons of Tragedy" can be viewed below. Due in Europe on January 25 via Locomotive Records (March 4 in the U.S.), the ...

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LAMB OF GOD, BLACK SABBATH, ANTHRAX Members Signing And Performing For SAMSON At NAMM

Samson Technologies has a robust and growing artists relations program and will once again showcase the program at NAMM with a range of talented newcomers and seasoned veterans. Samson has an all-star schedule of over 25 artists signing autographs and demonstrating products this year. With artists from varying genres, Samson has put together three days ...

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BENEDICTUM: New Song Posted Online

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM have posted a new song, "Beast in the Field", taken from the group's sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", on their MySpace page. Also available at the same location is an audio interview with producer Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER). A video trailer for "Seasons of Tragedy" can be ...

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DOKKEN: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' Animated Video Posted Online

DOKKEN's animated video for the band's holiday single, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", taken from the "Monster Ballads Xmas" compilation (Razor & Tie), can be viewed below (animation created by Serge Volsky). According to CDJapan.co.jp, California hard rockers DOKKEN will release their new album, "Lightning Strikes Again", in Japan on February 6 via Nexus. ...

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BENEDICTUM: 'Seasons Of Tragedy' Trailer Available

A video trailer for BENEDICTUM's sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", can be viewed below. Due in Europe on January 25 via Locomotive Records (March 4 in the U.S.), the follow-up to 2006's "Uncreation" will contain 10 original songs plus a cover version of the ACCEPT classic "Balls to the Wall". The digipack edition will also ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Films 'Afterlife' Video

Orange County's AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently shot a video for the track "Afterlife" with director Wayne Isham, who has a long video history working with METALLICA, QUEENSRŸCHE, JUDAS PRIEST, OZZY OSBOURNE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, BON JOVI, and DOKKEN, among others. AVENGED SEVENFOLD's self-titled fourth album sold 94,000 copies in its first week of release, nearly three times ...

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DOKKEN: New Song Available For Streaming

A rough-mix version of a brand new DOKKEN track, entitled "Oasis", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Lightning Strikes Again", due in March/April 2008 via Rhino Records in the U.S. and Frontiers Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2004's "Hell to Pay" ...

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DOKKEN Bassist Issues Post-European Tour Update

DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks has posted the following message on his web site: "The European DOKKEN tour was a lot of fun! Having KINGDOM COME with us was great as well. They are a really great band and we had some really good gigs. A few highlights that come to mind are Barcelona, Madrid and ...

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SCREAM IN EDEN Signs With Z RECORDS

Chicago's SCREAM IN EDEN has inked a deal with Z Records. According to a press release, "the band are yet another fine example of excellent melodic hard rock that fans have grown to expect from Z. Discovered by [Z head honcho] Mark Alger a few months ago, SCREAM IN EDEN's debut, entitled 'Original Sin', will ...

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BENEDICTUM: 'Seasons Of Tragedy' Pushed Back Two Weeks

San Diego, California-based metallers BENEDICTUM have pushed back the European release date of their sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", to January 25 from the previously announced January 11 (via Locomotive Records). Due on March 4 in the U.S., the follow-up to 2006's "Uncreation" will contain 10 original songs plus a cover version of the ACCEPT ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN, REB BEACH, BERNIE TORME Featured On CARINA LIROLA Album

Bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS, STEVE VAI), guitarists Bernie Torme (OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN) and Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER), drummer Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and keyboardist Jens Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STRATOVARIUS) are among the musicians who have contributed to the debut album from UK-based singer Carina Lirola. Lirola recently ...

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