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KORPIKLAANI: New Album Track-By-Track Rundown Available

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new album, "Korven Kuningas", on March 21, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the cover artwork at this location. A new single, "Keep On Galloping", will precede the full-length effort on February 14, 2008 in both CD and 7" picture vinyl f...
December 29, 2007
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LION'S SHARE: Footage From SWEDEN ROCK Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish melodic metal masters LION'S SHARE performing the song "Clones of Fate" at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, which took place in June 2007 in Sölvesborg, Sweden, can be viewed below. LION'S SHARE will release its new album, "Emotional Coma", in the U.S. on January...
December 29, 2007
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PAUL STANLEY To Hit Long Island Press Next Week

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley will be featured in several press segments in connection with his Long Island, New York Wentworth Gallery art shows. Look for Paul in Newsday and the Long Island Press. He will also make radio and TV appearances before the shows. Exact details will be announced a...
December 28, 2007
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CIRCUS MAXIMUS: North American Tour Cancelled

Glenn Harveston of Intromental Management, which represents the Norwegian progressive metal band CIRCUS MAXIMUS, has posted the following message on the official forum of the ProgPower USA festival (which Hareveston organizes): "It is with deep regret that I announce that CIRCUS MAXIMUS have cancele...
December 27, 2007
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WHITESNAKE Announces New Drummer

WHITESNAKE has issued the following update: "The new WHITESNAKE album, 'Good To Be Bad', scheduled for release in the spring of 2008 will be their 10th studio record and will feature the exceptional percussive talents of Chris Frazier, the latest member to grace the ranks of the band alongside Doug...
December 27, 2007
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MANOWAR: Holiday Video Message Available

A special holiday video message from MANOWAR can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, MANOWAR recorded both German and English versions of "Stille Nacht" — known to English-speaking fans as the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night" — as a holiday gift to all of their loyal fans, the...
December 25, 2007
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GLENN HUGHES: More Information Revealed About Michigan Concert With CHAD SMITH

More information has been revealed about legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) upcoming appearance in Michigan with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith. According to a posting on the GHPG.net web site, the concert will take place on Sunday, February 24 at the Emer...
December 24, 2007
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FASTWAY/Ex-LITTLE ANGELS Singer To Record New EP In February

FASTWAY/ex-LITTLE ANGELS singer Toby Jepson will record a new EP, entitled "Guitar, Bass and Drums EP 3", in February. Jepson released the first of three EPs entitled "Guitar, Bass and Drums" in March 2007 and immediately began touring to promote them. In addition to headlining his own shows, he was...
December 24, 2007
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Ravnenes Saga

I find it exceedingly difficult to dislike folk metal, at least when it is done as well as it is by bands like KORPIKLAANI. It is just way too much fun and makes me pine for a gigantic glass of beer. It is the muscle of metal, the jumpy, rollicking tempos and "non-metal" instrumentation of ...
December 22, 2007
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Merciless Hammer of Lucifer

So I'm a little late with this one, but I would be remiss if I let an album by one of Seattle's finest go without a review on this site this year. "Merciless Hammer of Lucifer" is the fifth full-length album from DRAWN AND QUARTERED and it is about time you started paying attention to ...
December 22, 2007
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GLENN HUGHES: New Voice Message Posted Online

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has posted a new voice message on his MySpace page. Glenn talks about his new solo album that is due in the spring, calling it his "greatest work" and describing it as "very, very funky" and "extremely soulful." He also announces a...
December 21, 2007
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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Issues Year-End Update

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted a lengthy year-end message on his web site. A couple of excerpts follow: "This has been a busy year, to say the least. It’s also been a fantastic year. The 'Rapture Tour' threaded its way around this blue planet and everywhere we visited we received the mo...
December 21, 2007
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ULVER Frontman To Join ÆTHENOR At ROADBURN 2008

ULVER vocalist Kristoffer Rygg will join ÆTHENOR as a special guest for the band's appearance at Holland's Roadburn Festival 2008. It will be Rygg's first live appearance in over a decade. ÆTHENOR is a trio of musicians residing in Geneva (Vincent De Roguin, SHORA),New York (Stephen O’Malley, SUNN...
December 21, 2007
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BRUTAL TRUTH: 10 Songs Written For New Album

Drummer Rich Hoak of the reunited seminal grindcore/extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH has issued the following update: "BRUTAL TRUTH has been in writing mode for the past few rehearsals: we've got about 10 new songs together so far. The new songs are the most brutal bizarre grinders ever and we are...
December 21, 2007
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DEEP PURPLE Performs 'Private' Concert In Zurich; Video Available

DEEP PURPLE fan site The Highway Star reports that PURPLE gave a closed private performance on December 18 at the Congress Centre in Zurich, Switzerland. According to Swiss websites 20min.ch and Blick.ch, the gig was organized and financed by Swiss banker Stefan J. and three other individuals. About...
December 20, 2007