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JOE LYNN TURNER Goes Back To His Roots!

Former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE frontman Joe Lynn Turner has set "JLT" as the title for his forthcoming solo album, due on June 16 through MTM Music. According to an official press release, Joe has gone back to his bluesy, rock and roll roots and the new record is not "angry" as Turner's last effort, "Slam". The ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV: The Official Press Release

Finland's NIGHTWISH and Germany's RAGE have been confirmed to make their American debuts as headliners of ProgPower USA IV, which returns to Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. "It is always exciting for us as a band to take on new areas and see how our stuff goes down there," said NIGHTWISH bassist ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Set Release Date For Debut CD

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have set an April 28 European release date through Germany's AFM Records for their debut album, "Watching In Silence". All compositions on the CD were written by Stevens and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, with four exceptions, which were penned by Stevens and ...

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SAVATAGE Singer To Guest At CIRCLE II CIRCLE Gig

SAVATAGE mainman Jon Oliva will reportedly make an appearance with CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens, at the group's first-ever show on Friday, Feb. 28 at Twilight in Tampa, Florida. Oliva is also said to have been invited by Germany's Rock Hard magazine to be a special guest during ...

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THE SKOL TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during February/March: Feb. 13 - Rochester, NY @ The Montage Grille Feb. 15 - New York, NY @ Detour Feb. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Nighttown Feb. 19 - Erie, PA @ Docksiders Feb. 20 - East ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New Music Posted Online

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have posted the track "Dance With The Dead" in streaming audio at this location. "Dance With The Dead" comes off the group's fourth album, "Passage To The Other Side", due on April ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Song Clip Posted Online

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have posted a clip of the title track of their upcoming debut album, "Watching In Silence", online at this location. As previously reported, "Watching In Silence" is due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. All compositions on the ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE To Film Show For Upcoming DVD

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have announced a headlining gig at Twilight in Ybor City, Florida on Feb. 28, 2003. The show will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. As previously reported, CIRCLE II CIRCLE's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", is due for release in February/March 2003 ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Launch Official Web Site

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, CIRCLE II CIRCLE's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", is due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. All compositions on the album were written by Stevens and ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Announces Recording Lineup

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, has announced the lineup of musicians appearing on the group's debut CD, "Watching In Silence", due for release in February/March 2003 via AFM Records. It is as follows: Zak Stevens - vocals Matt LaPorte - lead guitar David "Cid" Rogers - lead ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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EARTH MAKER Frontman, Guitarist To Embark On Japanese Promo Tour

EARTH MAKER frontman John West (i.e. ROYAL HUNT) and guitarist Chris Caffery (i.e. SAVATAGE) will embark on a Japanese promotional trip during October 7-13th. They will perform unplugged shows, meet the fans, and visit record stores. EARTH MAKER's debut album is set for release on September 18th in Japan via Yamaha Music and sometime in ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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SAVATAGE Founder To Release Solo Album

SAVATAGE founder Jon Oliva has commenced work on a solo album which he hopes to release sometime next year. "I'm working on it," Oliva told Brave Words. "I've got five songs done, but I'm going to take my time on it because I want to add a lot more stuff to it. I'll get the ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist Collapses Following ROCK MACHINA Performance

ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters reportedly collapsed from dehydration following the group's July 27th set at Spain's Rock Machina festival, where Waters playing double-duty by also appearing with the headliners SAVATAGE. After a brief stint at a local hospital, the guitarist was back on his feet and performing with SAVATAGE on the remaining dates of their ...

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ELVENKING Confirmed For Hungary's PEPSI SZIGET 2002 Festival

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have been confirmed for the Metal Hammer stage at the Pepsi Sziget 2002 festival in Budapest, Hungary on August 1st. The seven-day, multi stage festival drew 400,000 people in 2001 and is expected to achieve similar numbers this year. Other artists scheduled to perform at the event include GAMMA RAY, ...

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AVANISH To Utilize Session Bassist For METAL DAYZ Appearance

Germany's AVANISH will be utilizing the services of session bassist Andreas Gentner for their appearance at the Metal Dayz festival, which is scheduled to take place in Pratteln, Switzerland on August 3rd. Also set to perform at the event are SAVATAGE, SAMAEL, CANDLEMASS, GAMMA RAY, THRESHOLD, HEAVENLY, DIE SCHINDER, STYGMA IV, EVEREVE, LUNATICA, PURE YEAST ...

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