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JUDAS PRIEST Begin Recording New Album With Producer ROY Z

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hi - Jayne here again! I haven't had a chance to post any messages on the board recently as I've been up to my eyes what with sorting out the new record deal, arranging the world tou...
March 23, 2004
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THANATOS To Release 'Undead. Unholy. Divine' In June

Veteran Dutch death metallers THANATOS have set a June 12 release date through Black Lotus Records for their fourth full-length album, "Undead. Unholy. Divine". The follow-up to 2000's "Angelic Encounters" was produced by Hans Pieters and the band at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mast...
March 22, 2004
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D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

D.A.D., PINK CREAM 69 and RITUAL are the latest bands confirmed to appear at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: JUDAS PRIEST EUROPE SCORPIONS UFO MON...
March 17, 2004
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CANNIBAL CORPSE Enter German Album Chart At No. 74

CANNIBAL CORPSE's latest CD, "The Wretched Spawn", entered the German Media Control Album chart at position No. 74. According to the band's record label, Metal Blade Records, this is "pretty good, especially considering the fact that shitloads of copies were imported to Germany from abroad due to th...
March 17, 2004
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BARON ROJO To Open For JUDAS PRIEST In Barcelona

Long-running Spanish hard rockers BARON ROJO have been confirmed as the opening act for JUDAS PRIEST at their June 24 concert at Barcelona's Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona. Upcoming BARON ROJO tour dates, according to the band's web site: Mar. 27 - Montorio (Burgos). Polideportivo. Apr. 02 - Tudela (Na...
March 17, 2004
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SLIPKNOT, ICED EARTH, DIMMU BORGIR Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLIPKNOT, ICED EARTH, DIMMU BORGIR, MORBID ANGEL, HYPOCRISY, ILL NINO, CHIMAIRA, SEVEN WITCHES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and EPICA are among the latest confirmations for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 25-57 at De Boeretang in Dessel, Belgium. The complete list of bands currently schedule...
March 15, 2004
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Report: MARCH METAL MELTDOWN Organizer Says His Festival Is A Preview Of OZZFEST

Jay Lustig of the Star-Ledger is reporting that March Metal Meltdown VI, which takes place Friday and Saturday at The Cricket Club in Irvington, offers the chance to see dozens of bands from well-known acts like TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, M.O.D. and SYMPHONY X to virtual unknowns in a more intimate settin...
March 12, 2004
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LIVE AID Concert Featuring SABBATH, PRIEST, ZEPPELIN To Be Released On DVD

The historic Live Aid concert, featuring performances by BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEEN, THE WHO and LED ZEPPELIN, will be released on DVD after chief organizer Bob Geldof discovered pirate copies were being sold on the Internet, according to the Scotsman. The 1985 event, which was held in Londo...
March 8, 2004
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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist Pisses On TIMO TOLKKI: Photos Available

Finland's Sonera Plaza has posted several photos of STRATOVARIUS performing at Spain's Piorno Rock festival on Saturday, including pictures of keyboardist Jens Johansson pissing (literally!) on guitarist Timo Tolkki during the opening notes of the song "Forever" (no, we're not kidding). Check them o...
March 2, 2004
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PRIMAL FEAR Guitarist Doesn't Understand JUDAS PRIEST Comparisons

PRIMAL FEAR guitarist Stefan Leibing recently told ElectricBasement.com that he doesn't agree with some people's suggestion that they should be concerned that Rob Halford rejoining JUDAS PRIEST will steal their thunder, "Yeah. We appreciate that Rob Halford is back in the band," Stefan said. "Many p...
March 2, 2004
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RAM To Be Joined By NIFELHEIM Bassist For Upcoming Performance

RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG),will be performing live in Halmstad, Sweden on March 27. Also appearing will be DESTINY, DEVIL LEE ROT and BULLET. "Unfortunately, Leif will not be able to play so...
March 1, 2004
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JUDAS PRIEST: European Itinerary Updated

JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European itinerary has been updated. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Jun. 02 – Leipzig, GER @ Haus Auensee Jun. 04 – Nürnberg, GER @ Rock Im Park Jun. 05 – Bologna, ITA @ Gods of Metal Jun. 06 - Frauenfeld, SWI @ Festhalle Rüegerholz Jun. 08 – Berlin, GER ...
February 28, 2004
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TYGERS OF PAN TANG: Live Dates Announced

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 02 - Nijmegen, NETH @ Backstage Apr. 03 - Gramsbergen, NETH @ Big Al Apr. 04 - Heerenveen, NETH @The Sphinx Apr. 16 – Godmanchester, UK @ Britten Arena Jul. 10/11 - .....
February 27, 2004
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RAGE Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

German power metallers RAGE have been confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 5-6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. The lineup for the festival is shaping up as follows: Saturday, June 5: JUDAS PRIEST STRATOVARIUS T.B.A. NEVERMORE SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA...
February 26, 2004
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SEBASTIAN BACH Pays Tribute To Former 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Castmate

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted a moving tribute to Carl Anderson, the actor and singer best known for his stage and film portrayal of Judas in the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar", who died of leukemia at age 58. Bach's tribute reads as follows: "This planet has lost one of th...
February 26, 2004