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SLEDGE LEATHER: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Video footage of SLEDGE LEATHER — the new project featuring singer Leather Leone (CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and drummer Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN) — performing the song "Her Father's Daughter" on May 5 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California can be seen below. The SLEDGE LEATHER debut album, "Imagine Me Alive", ...

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LEATHER LEONE Returns With SLEDGE LEATHER Debut

In absence for more than two decades, we embrace new material from Leather Leone (CHASTAIN, RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI) and drummer Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, MALIBU BARBI, WARBRIDE, WEAPONSVAN) in their new project SLEDGE LEATHER. The SLEDGE LEATHER debut album, "Imagine Me Alive", was inspired in 2010 when Leather Leone called Sandy Sledge to collaborate ...

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KENZINER: 'The Absolute Best Of' Collection Available

Leviathan Records has just released a best-of collection from the progressive power metal band KENZINER, entitled "The Absolute Best Of". KENZINER features the soaring vocals of Stephen Fredrick (who went on to front FIREWIND and KINRICK) and guitarist Jarno Keskinen. Jarno wrote the amazing music that went perfect with Stephen's powerful-yet-melodic vocals. This collection features ...

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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK Featured In Berklee College Of Music's Podcast

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT, PAINMUSEUM) is the featured artist on the "Sounds Of Berklee" iTunes podcast. "Sounds Of Berklee", the official podcast of the renowned Berklee College Of Music, tracks and spotlights careers of noted Berklee College of Music alumni. Commented Mike, "I am psyched to be featured on the iTunes ...

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VAINGLORY/KINRICK Guitarist Releases New Instrumental Solo Album

Corbin King, guitarist for VAINGLORY and KINRICK, has just released his "Nightwalker" album on Diginet Music. This all-instrumental effort showcases Corbin's prowess and features drummer Mike Haid and bassist Steven Taylor. This rhythm section has worked with guitarists Gus G., David T. Chastain, Joe Stump, Michael Harris, as well as vocalist Stephen Fredrick and others. ...

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VAINGLORY: New Atlanta Concert Footage Available

American power metal band VAINGLORY, which features in its ranks vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN) and lead guitar virtuoso Corbin King, opened for FIREWIND on October 10 at Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. Video footage of VAINGLORY's performance can be seen below. VAINGLORY recently announced the addition of second guitarist Jerry Tharp to the group's ranks. VAINGLORY ...

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WILDESTARR: New Song Available For Streaming

"Transformis Ligeia", a brand new song from WILDESTARR, the band featuring guitarist/bassist Dave Starr (VICIOUS RUMORS, CHASTAIN) alongside world-class vocalist London Wilde, can be streamed using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below. The track, based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story "Ligeia", comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore album, "A Tell Tale Heart", which is described ...

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VAINGLORY: New Shows Announced

American power metal band VAINGLORY, which features in its ranks vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN) and lead guitar virtuoso Corbin King, has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 08 - Sweetwater Live - Duluth, GA (w/ ABYSS, THE WORLD'S FARE) Oct. 10 - Masquerade Atlanta, GA (w/ FIREWIND, ARSIS, WHITE WIZZARD, NIGHTRAGE) VAINGLORY recently announced the addition ...

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DAVID T. CHASTAIN Releases 'Civilized Warfare' All-Instrumental Album

Guitarist David T. Chastain's 2011 new all-instrumental release, "Civilized Warfare", has just been made available on Diginet Music. The effort, which is described as "heavy [while] still full of emotional intensity and terrifying technique" showcases David's varying influences and styles. Mike Haid once again provides a strong foundation with his drumming and bassist Steven Taylor ...

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THE SLEDGE/LEATHER PROJECT: First Look At Forthcoming DVD

A five-minute preview of the forthcoming concert DVD from THE SLEDGE/LEATHER PROJECT, the new band featuring former CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone, can be seen below. The footage was filmed at the Keep It True XIV festival, which was held April 29-30, 2011 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Knigshofen, Germany. Performing alongside Leather at the show were MALIBU ...

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VAINGLORY Adds Second Guitarist

American power metal band VAINGLORY, which features in its ranks vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN) and lead guitar virtuoso Corbin King, has announced the addition of second guitarist Jerry Tharp to the group's ranks. In other news, VAINGLORY will perform at Sweetwater Live in Duluth, Georgia on July 16. VAINGLORY in April made a new track, ...

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The Return Of LEATHER LEONE

THE SLEDGE/LEATHER PROJECT, the new band featuring former CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone, performed at the Keep It True XIV festival, which was held April 29-30, 2011 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Leather was joined in the new band by MALIBU BARBI drummer Sandy Sledge, bassist Betsey Stephens and guitarist Brett Baugh. The setlist contained a ...

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VAINGLORY: New Song Released

American power metal band VAINGLORY, which features in its ranks vocalist Kate French (CHASTAIN) and lead guitar virtuoso Corbin King, has made a new track, "Ballistic", available via the group's ReverbNation TuneWidget. The song will appear on the follow-up to 2007's self-titled "Vainglory" album, entitled "Manifesting Destiny", which is expected before the end of the ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY are preparing to enter Prophecy Music Factory studios with singer/producer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY, SUICIDAL ANGELS, VALLEY'S EVE, INSIDEAD) to begin recording their seventh album, "Raven Lord", for an October 28 release via Massacre Records. The CD will contain 11 tracks and will mark the recording debut of the ...

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Former CHASTAIN Singer LEATHER LEONE Added To KEEP IT TRUE XIV Festival

SLEDGE LEATHER, the new project featuring featuring former CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone, has been confirmed for the Keep It True XIV festival, set to take place April 29-30, 2011 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Leather will be joined in the new band joined by MALIBU BARBI drummer Sandy Sledge, bassist Betze Stephens and guitarist Brent ...

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Former WHITECHAPEL Drummer Working With THE LOOKING GLASS SELF

Former WHITECHAPEL drummer Kevin Lane is reportedly doing session work with the Knoxville, Tennessee-based experimental black/death metal band THE LOOKING GLASS SELF. The group is tentatively scheduled to enter Atomic Audio in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the spring with another former WHITECHAPEL member, guitarist Brandon Cagle, at the helm to begin recording its debut album. ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Begins Work On New Material

German/Greek metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY are currently writing material for their seventh studio album, tentatively due in 2011. The band recently announced the addition of drummer Claudio Sisto to the group's ranks. MYSTIC PROPHECY mainman/producer R.D. Liapakis previously stated about the songwriting process for the next CD: "'Fireangel' has been a big success and our fans ...

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WILDESTARR Recording New Album

WILDESTARR, the California-based symphonic metal duo consisting of powerhouse vocalist London Wilde and guitarist/bassist Dave Starr (VICIOUS RUMORS, CHASTAIN), has entered Big White studios in Alameda, California to begin recording its sophomore album for a tentative spring 2011 release. Commented Starr: "We are firing on all cylinders. The new songs are crushing, and Josh [Foster] ...

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BAD COMPANY Announces North American Tour

The original, founding members of BAD COMPANYPaul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke — have announced that they will reunite for a series of North American concerts this summer. Tentatively set to begin July 16, the trek will include coast-to-coast dates in the U.S. and Canada throughout the summer, with more shows to ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: New Single 'Left Of Center' To Go To Radio Next Month

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and political activist Serj Tankian will release a new solo album, titled "Imperfect Harmonies", on Serjical Strike/Reprise Records on September 7, 2010. The CD is the second solo release from the SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, following up his critically acclaimed 2007 solo debut "Elect the Dead". As with "Elect the Dead", ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Announces New Drummer

German/Greek metal band MYSTIC PROPHECY has announced the addition of drummer Claudio Sisto to the group's ranks. Commented Sisto: "I'm half Italian but was born in Southern Germany. In 1996 I got my first drum lessons and so far I played in bands like CONTRACRASH, MANTIKOR and UNGEHOBELT. With CONTRACRASH I released an album, rocked ...

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CHASTAIN: 'The Reign Of Leather' Collection Now Available

Leviathan Records has just released "The Reign of Leather", a collection of CHASTAIN tracks the legendary vocalist Leather had a hand in writing during her glory days with the band. Commented the label: "As hard as it is to believe, Leather last appeared on a new CHASTAIN recording 20 years ago and has not recorded ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Interviewed On 103.7 KRZR

Koyote of Fresno, California's 103.7 KRZR radio station recently conducted an interview with Serj Tankian, a Grammy Award winner and one of rock's most unconventional frontmen. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. Tankian will perform "Elect the Dead Symphony" — a very special orchestral interpretation of Tankian's critically acclaimed ...

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