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Live in Armenia - URIAH HEEP

Ya just can't stop the HEEP! Forty years running and URIAH HEEP is anything but a nostalgia act rehashing the oldies on the casino circuit. As we've seen right on up through "Wake the Sleeper" and this year's "Into the Wild" tour de force, the band is writing some of the best music of its ...

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DESTRUCTOR Frontman Stars In ALTERNATE REALITY Video

Cleveland metallers ALTERNATE REALITY have released a video for their song "The King That Never Was". The track will appear on the band's forthcoming EP, scheduled for release in 2012. The clip was filmed on location at historic Squire's Castle in Willoughby Hills, Ohio between July and November of 2011. DESTRUCTOR vocalist and guitarist Dave ...

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ANIMETAL USA: 'Thesis Of A Cruel Angel' Video Released

"Thesis Of A Cruel Angel", the new video from ANIMETAL USA the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs can be seen below. The footage was shot by a fan at the group's October 12, 2011 invitation-only CD-launch event in Tokyo, Japan. ...

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ANIMETAL USA: Pro-Shot Footage Of Tokyo CD-Launch Event

Professionally filmed video footage of ANIMETAL USA's October 12, 2011 invitation-only CD-launch event in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below. ANIMETAL USA's official live debut took place at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival on October 15 at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan. ANIMETAL USA is ...

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ANIMETAL USA Performs Live For First Time; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of ANIMETAL USA's performance at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival, which was held earlier today (Saturday, October 15) at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan, can be seen below. Also available is footage from ANIMETAL USA's appearaonce on Japanese TV program. ANIMETAL USA ...

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PAGAN'S MIND's 'Intermission' Single Certified Gold In Sweden

The "Intermission" single by Norwegian metallers PAGAN'S MIND, which was exclusively distributed via the June 2011 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, was certified gold in Sweden by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. (Note: Each copy of the magazine containing the CD sold in Sweden was counted ...

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ANIMETAL USA To Make Its Live Debut At Japan's LOUD PARK Festival

ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs will make its live debut at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival, set to take place October 15 at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, ...

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MIKE VESCERA, RUDY SARZO, SCOTT TRAVIS, CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Join Forces In ANIMETAL-USA

ANIMETAL USA, the brand new metal band featuring singer Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, ex-LOUDNESS), bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE YSTER CULT, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO), drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and guitarist Chris Impellitteri (IMPELLITTERI), will release its self-titled debut album in Japan on October 12 via Sony Music Entertainment. A photo of the group, ...

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LOUDNESS: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new album, "Eve To Dawn", on September 14. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. A Light In The Dark 02. The Power Of Truth 03. Come Alive Again 04. Survivor 05. Keep You Burning 06. Gonna Do It My Way 07. Hang Tough 08. ...

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LOUDNESS: New Album Details Revealed

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new album, "Eve To Dawn", on September 14. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. A Light In The Dark 02. The Power Of Truth 03. Come Alive Again 04. Survivor 05. Keep You Burning 06. Gonna Do It My Way 07. Hang Tough 08. ...

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OBSESSION, AGENT STEEL, ASKA Members Join Forces In WARRION

Vocalist Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Tim Thomas (AGENT STEEL, NEW EDEN, STEEL PROPHET), bassist Keith Knight (ASKA), guitarist Ron Ravi Warrion, keyboardist Hermian Dufort (ANGEL WITCH) and drummer Rob Brug (HALLOWEEN, DAMIEN) have joined forces in a brand new project called WARRION. These lauded musicians showcase their skills delivering aggressive guitar works ...

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Former X JAPAN/LOUDNESS Bassist Dies

According to Mariana's Variety, former X JAPAN and LOUDNESS bassist Taiji Sawada passed away before noon at the intensive care unit in Commonwealth Health Center, Saipan yesterday (July 17). Sawada, 45, was arrested by federal authorities for being unruly on a flight to Saipan and was brought to CHC after he tried to ...

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Malaysian Rock Singer Fulfills LOUDNESS Dream

According to Malay Mail, Suhaimi Abdul Rahman, better known as Amy, the frontman of Malaysian rock legends SEARCH, will achieve a major dream on July 24 when he performs as guest artiste with Japanese heavy metal group LOUDNESS, which was co-founded by electric guitarist Akira Takasaki. The show, billed "Loudness Live in Kuala ...

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LOUDNESS: New Video Interview With AKIRA TAKASAKI

In the video clip below, guitarist Akira Takasaki of veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS talks about celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band's formation; the group's most recent album, "King Of Pain"; and what to expect from LOUDNESS' upcoming effort. Quality multi-camera video footage of LOUDNESS performing the song "Shadows Of War" on May 22, 2011 ...

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LOUDNESS: More High-Quality Multi-Cam Footage From Cleveland

Quality multi-camera video footage of Japanese metallers LOUDNESS performing the song "Shadows Of War" on May 22, 2011 at the Beachland Ballroom in in Cleveland, Ohio can be viewed below. The footage from filmed in 1080p high definition by Ken Kitt and Kim Schleeper, and was edited and produced by Ken Kitt for LOUDNESS and ...

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LOUDNESS: Long Island Signing Session Announced

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will take part in an autograph-signing session on Sunday, June 5 at Looney Tunes (31 Brookvale Ave.) in West Babylon, New York beginning at 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 631.587.7722 or visit LooneyTunesCDs.com. Quality multi-camera video footage of LOUDNESS performing the songs "Heavy Chains" and "In The Mirror" ...

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LOUDNESS: High-Quality Multi-Cam Footage From Cleveland

Quality multi-camera video footage of Japanese metallers LOUDNESS performing the songs "Heavy Chains" and "In The Mirror" on May 22, 2011 at the Beachland Ballroom in in Cleveland, Ohio can be viewed below. The footage from filmed in 1080p high definition by Ken Kitt and Kim Schleeper, and was edited and produced by Ken Kitt ...

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'In The Pit' With LOUDNESS

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS are featured in "Metal Moment" podcast's latest video series, "In The Pit With Loudness". The 15-minute clip, which can be seen below, features footage of the band's May 10, 2011 concert in Santa Clara, California as well as a short Japanese-language interview with guitarist Akira Takasaki. A brand new song from ...

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EDGUY Begins Recording New Album

After a successful world tour of more than 100 concerts all over the globe in support of their latest CD, "Tinnitus Sanctus", German melodic metallers EDGUY have entered the studio to begin recording a new album. Still under the influence of their arena tour as special guests of the SCORPIONS and the latest AVANTASIA world ...

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Scheepers - SCHEEPERS

You didn't expect the German version of Rob Halford (vocally, folks…vocally) to release a solo album that didn't sound at least a little bit like PRIMAL FEAR, or JUDAS PRIEST and HALFORD for that matter, did you? I didn't think so. That's good because on SCHEEPERS' self-titled debut, at least half the album sounds a ...

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LOUDNESS: U.S. Dates Announced

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS have scheduled the following 30th-anniversary U.S. dates: May 06 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA May 07 - Dante's - Portland, OR May 08 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA May 10 - Avalon - Santa Clara, CA May 11 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA May 12 - Club ...

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