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BENEDICTUM To Release 'Seasons Of Tragedy' In January

San Diego, California-based, female-fronted metallers BENEDICTUM will release their sophomore album, "Seasons of Tragedy", in Europe on January 11, 2008 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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FRANKIE BANALI's ZEPPELIN Tribute: Track-By-Track Breakdown

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has created a labor of love with his new CD (released under the FRANKIE BANALI & FRIENDS banner), entitled "24/7/365 - The Tribute to Led Zeppelin". Frankie invited many of his friends to join him on making a heartfelt tribute to his favorite drummer John Bonham and his band LED ...

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Report: Eighties Hard Rock Bands Drawing Large Crowds

Kris Osborn of Time.com reports: The summer concert season of 2007 swept America back into the 1980s as scores of hard rock/metal bands from that decade began touring again, drawing large crowds, new, young fans, and solid revenues 25 years after first emerging. Who toured? TESLA, DOKKEN, GREAT WHITE, WINGER, WARRANT, QUEENSRŸCHE, POISON, ...

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DON DOKKEN To Support QUEENSRŸCHE On Entire U.S. Tour

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken has been confirmed as the support act for QUEENSRŸCHE on their entire U.S. tour. Don will reportedly play a solo acoustic set consisting of approximately six DOKKEN songs (30 minutes). The dates are as follows: Jan. 02 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO Jan. 23 - Fillmore - Denver, CO Jan. ...

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DON DOKKEN To Support QUEENSRŸCHE

According to Pollstar.com, DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken will support QUEENSRŸCHE on the following dates: Feb. 02 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues Feb. 08 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Times Square Feb. 16 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom DOKKEN recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on its ...

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BENEDICTUM To Headline BAJA METAL FEST

BENEDICTUM, RITUAL HABITS, SENTINEL, OSCURO DICIEMBRE and PCN (PAYASOS COME NINAS) have been confirmed for the Baja Metal Fest, set to take place Sunday, October 28 at Baja Sports Bar in Baja, California. BENEDICTUM's acclaimed Locomotive Music debut, "Uncreation", was produced by Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, DIO, FOREIGNER) and features guest appearances by DIO axeman Craig ...

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KINGDOM COME Parts Ways With Guitarist

Veteran German hard rockers KINGDOM COME have parted ways with rhythm guitarist Yenz Leonhardt. According to a posting on the band's web site, "Yenz took on too many jobs which require his time and are in constant conflict with KINGDOM COME's schedule. Therefore, KINGDOM COME decided to part from Yenz, but wishes him all the ...

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Former RATT Bassist Discusses New Band

Debra Stocker of All Access Magazine recently conducted an interview with former RATT bassist Juan Croucier. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: All Access Magazine: Juan, you have perfomed with DOKKEN, RATT and LIQUID SUNDAY, and now All Access Magazine has learned of your newest effort, THE JUAN CROUCIER BAND. Who ...

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'Heavy Metal Box' Animated Product Shot Available

An animated product shot for the upcoming "Heavy Metal Box" (due on October 2 via Rhino Records) can be viewed below. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD and SLAYER, among dozens of others. Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like DEEP ...

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LIZZY BORDEN: 'Appointment With Death' Pushed Back To November

Due to "production problems," LIZZY BORDEN's new album, "Appointment with Death" (Metal Blade Records), has had its European release date pushed back to November 5 (November 2 in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy) from the previously announced October 2. "Appointment with Death" was produced by Lizzy Borden and Joey Scott. It was recorded at the ...

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RATT: European, Japanese Tour Dates Announced

RATT will embark on a European tour this fall before traveling to Japan and Australia for a few shows. The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: Sep. 06 – Amos' Southend - Charlotte, NC Sep. 07 - Cherokee Amphitheater - Cherokee, NC Sep. 08 – Jaxx - West Springfield, VA Sep. 10 - Oneida ...

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LIZZY BORDEN: 'Appointment With Death' Details Revealed

LIZZY BORDEN was created in 1983 in Hollywood California. Spitting venom, stage blood and dripping grease paint while breathing life into bizarre characters bred precisely for the stage. Theme-oriented creations such as "Love You to Pieces" (1985), "Menace to Society" (1986), "Visual Lies" (1987), "Master of Disguise" (1989), "Best Of" (1994), and "Deal with the ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Lays Down Backing Vocals For New DOKKEN Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN) was in the studio this week with Don Dokken laying down backing vocals for the upcoming DOKKEN album, entitled "Lightining Strikes". Don wanted a richer texture to the backgrounds on these new songs so he brought Jeff in to sing on six songs. Says ...

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'Monster Ballads Xmas' Featuring SKID ROW, TWISTED SISTER, QUEENSRŸCHE: Artwork Revealed

Inspired by the success of the platinum-certified, best-selling "Monster Ballads" collections and last year's surprise Christmas hit, TWISTED SISTER's "A Twisted Christmas", Razor & Tie Entertainment is proud to announce a must-have for any rock and roll fan — "Monster Ballads Xmas". Featuring such hair metal icons as WINGER, QUEENSRŸCHE, DOKKEN, TWISTED SISTER and many ...

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PAUL GILBERT Confirmed For ULI JON ROTH's SKY ACADEMY

Paul Gilbert (ex-MR. BIG, RACER X) has been confirmed for this year's Uli Jon Roth Sky Academy seminar and concerts. Set to take place August 22-26 at Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, the concept of Sky Academy was conceived by Uli. He wanted a medium to teach his own unique approach to musicians wanting to ...

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AC/DC Coming To Iowa In 2008?

Jessica Lowe of Newton, Iowa's Newton Daily News reports: Rock 'n' roll fans were treated to more than five hours of music at the Iowa Speedway Saturday night. POISON, RATT, DOKKEN and GREAT WHITE played to a crowd of about 8,000 people, said Mike Beecher, Iowa Speedway director of media relations. "We thought ...

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STEEVI JAIMZ BAND Planning Debut CD, DVD

After reportedly losing a legal battle with his former bandmates over the TIGERTAILZ name, vocalist Steevi Jaimz has decided to carry on in a brand new project called simply STEEVI JAIMZ BAND. Along with long-term partner in crime (and fellow former TIGERTAILZ member) Ace Finchum on drums, the pair has forged a partnership with the ...

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