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TWISTED SISTER, TUFF, W.A.S.P. Members Cover TED NUGENT for 'Fat Chicks' Tribute Album

Three additional musicians have been confirmed for the upcoming tribute album "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks". Founding TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French, TUFF vocalist Stevie Rachelle and drummer Stet Howland (LITA FORD, W.A.S.P.) have collaborated on a new recording of the TED NUGENT cult favorite "Thunder Thighs", a track from ...

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ONE WITHOUT To Enter Studio Next Month

Gothenburg, Sweden-based, female-fronted rock/metal act ONE WITHOUT will enter the studio in July/August to begin recording its second album for a late 2010/early 2011 release. The follow-up 2009's "Thoughts of a Secluded Mind" will once again be mixed by Mattias Wänerstam (AVATAR, WITHIN Y) and mastered by Dragan Tanakovic (MUSTASCH, EUROPE, IN FLAMES, EVERGREY). The ...

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AVATAR: Pro-Shot Footage Of Gothenburg Concert Posted Online

Professionally filmed video footage of AVATAR's November 27, 2009 performance at Brew House in Gothenburg, Sweden can be viewed below. The clips were shot by René U. Valdes of Greenworks. AVATAR recently inked a deal with Art Union for the Japanese release of the band's third, self-titled album. Due in Japan on May 19, the ...

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EVOCATION: New Album Title Revealed

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have set "Apocalyptic" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in in October via Cyclone Empire Records. Commented guitarist Marko Palmén: "[The recording sessions are] progressing just as we planned. Yesterday we finished laying down all guitars except for solos which we are planning to do almost last. So ...

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AVATAR Inks Japanese Deal

Swedish metallers AVATAR have inked a deal with Art Union for the Japanese release of the band's third, self-titled album. Due in Japan on May 19, the CD "will contain lots of bonus material." AVATAR's latest video, "Queen Of Blades", can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on November 27, 2009 at Brew House ...

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CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN Is Back

After a five-year absence, the mighty and legendary mega-beast CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN has re-emerged from the sewers of Pittsburgh with its new full-length album, "Psalm Of The Grand Destroyer". According to a press release, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN "bring with them a more focused and refined approach on their signature crusty, blackened, inhuman grindcore ...

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AVATAR To Support DARK TRANQUILLITY In Scandinavia

Swedish metallers AVATAR will support DARK TRANQUILLITY on the following dates: Oct. 25 - KB - Malmö, Sweden Oct. 28 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, Finland Oct. 29 - Teatria - Oulu, Finland Oct. 30 - Rytmikorjamoo - Seinäjoki, Finland Oct. 31 - Klubi - Tampere, Finland Nov. 01 - Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland Nov. 02 ...

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AVATAR To Support WARRIOR SOUL In Europe

Swedish metallers AVATAR will support WARRIOR SOUL on the following dates: Mar. 25 - Hamburg, GER - Knust Mar. 26 - Berlin, GER - Columbia Club Mar. 27 - Bochum, GER - Zeche Mar. 28 - Frankfurt, GER - Batschkapp Mar. 29 - Munich, GER - Backstage Mar. 30 - Stuttgart, GER - Röhre Mar. ...

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AVATAR Signs With SONY For German Release Of New Album

Swedish metallers AVATAR have inked a deal with Sony Music Entertainment for the German release of the band's third, self-titled album. The CD will be made available in Germany on March 26 and in the rest of Europe on February 22 via Gain Music Entertainment. AVATAR's latest video, "Queen Of Blades", can be viewed below. ...

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EVOCATION Prepares To Record New Album

Swedish death metallers EVOCATION have issued the following update: "It's January 2010 and it's cold, dark and kinda depressive. This is the perfect conditions for us to start recording our full-length #3, which is also once again going to be released by the mighty Cyclone Empire in the fall this year; we're aiming at October. ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Undergoes Third Chemo Treatment

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) was diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer and is currently receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic. His wife/manager Wendy Dio has issued the following update on Ronnie's condition: "After a few hiccups between Christmas and New Year's, such as ...

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AVATAR: 'Queen Of Blades' Video Released

"Queen Of Blades", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on November 27, 2009 at Brew House in Gothenburg and was helmed by René U. Valdes of Greenworks. The song comes off the band's third, self-titled album, which is scheduled for release on February 22 via Gain ...

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AVATAR: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of AVATAR's October 28, 2009 performance in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational"). Also on the bill were HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, WITHIN Y and DEGRADEAD. AVATAR will release its third, self-titled album on November 11 via Gain Music Entertainment. Two songs from the CD — "The Great Pretender" and "Shattered Wings" ...

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W.A.S.P.: More 'The Crimson Covers' Tribute Album Details Revealed

Hamburg, Germany-based record label Remedy Records is putting together a W.A.S.P. tribute album, entitled "W.A.S.P. Tribute - The Crimson Covers". The collection will be released early 2010 as a limited-edition two-CD set for the price of a normal CD. It will be mastered by Marius Costache, who has previously worked with such bands as SHINING, ...

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AVATAR: Two New Songs Posted Online

Swedish metallers AVATAR will release their third, self-titled album on November 11 via Gain Music Entertainment. Two songs from the CD — "The Great Pretender" and "Shattered Wings" — are now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. A video for "The Great Pretender" will be filmed this week and made available ...

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'Guitar Hero' CEO Comments On KURT COBAIN Controversy

The Pulse of Radio reports: Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig was asked by NME.com about the controversy surrounding the avatar of NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain included in Guitar Hero 5, which can be made to sing songs by artists like BON JOVI and BUSH. Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, has threatened legal action against the company, ...

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KURT COBAIN Raps, Sings BON JOVI Song In 'Guitar Hero 5'

The Pulse of Radio reports: Not only has late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain made it into Guitar Hero 5 as a playable character, as previously reported, but apparently you can make his avatar play guitar right-handed and sing BON JOVI's "You Give Love A Bad Name", along with songs from MEGADETH, PUBLIC ENEMY and NIRVANA ...

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'Kiss Your Face' iPhone App Sneak Peek

According to KissOnline.com, Kiss Your Face (pictured below) is a photo-customizing application that would be sold into the same market as the KISS lighter and the planned KISS pinball application. Kiss Your Face allows you to take photos from your iPhone and apply KISS-themed stickers to make you look like the ultimate fan...or even one ...

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KURT COBAIN Avatar Joins 'Guitar Hero 5'

The Pulse of Radio reports: A Kurt Cobain playable character is making its way into Guitar Hero 5, due out September 1. Along with the avatar, for the first time, NIRVANA's songs will appear in the game. Fans will be able to rock out to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and a live version of "Lithium", ...

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CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Pennsylvania's CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN has issued the following update: "Just a little update on the status of 'Psalm of the Grand Destroyer', the upcoming CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN full-length recording. "Although the music was recorded in November of 2008, various circumstances effectively sidelined the progression and release since then. Thankfully, this is no longer ...

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AVATAR To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Swedish metallers AVATAR will enter the studio tomorrow (Monday, June 8 to begin recording their third album for a late 2009 release. In a May 14 online posting, the band stated about the songwriting process for the new CD, "We do now have a total of 13 songs written, polished, perfected, demo-recorded.. Two of the ...

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'Guitar Hero: Van Halen' Sneak Preview Available

A sneak preview of Activision Blizzard's forthcoming Guitar Hero: Van Halen music-based game is available below. It is scheduled for release in the second half of the year and will definitely cover the David Lee Roth era, featuring the band's greatest hits. No specific tracks were listed, but Activision said it will include music from ...

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EVOCATION: 'Tomorrow Has No Sunrise' Video Released

"Tomorrow Has No Sunrise", the new video from the Swedish death metal band EVOCATION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by René U Valdes (HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, AVATAR) of Greenworks and was shot at Kvarnbyn in Gothenburg on April 14. "Tomorrow Has No Sunrise" comes off EVOCATION's new album, "Dead Calm Chaos", which was ...

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