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Xander Demos To Contribute Track To Queen Tribute

Metal guitar virtuoso Xander Demos (Sabbath Judas Sabbath, XDB) is happy to announce he will contribute a track to the upcoming Queen tribute album, "We Will Rock You."

Xander will record a cover of the Queen classic, "I Want It All," and the album will be released in late 2015 on Versailles Records.

Xander is also being prominently featured on the upcoming Versailles Records release, "Guitar Wizards Vol. 3 and 4," expected for early 2015 release. The album will feature some of the biggest names in rock and metal guitar, including current/former lead guitarists from Faith No More, Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne Band, Kiss, Whitesnake, Guns N Roses, KISS, Poison, Alice Cooper Band, and Jeff Healey.

"We're very excited about Xander's involvement with this upcoming Queen tribute," said Xander's manager, Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. "Xander is a huge Queen fan, and when I approached him about it, he said 'yes' before I could even finish my sentence! 'I Want It All' is such an iconic Queen song, and we're thrilled to be given the chance to record it. We're already in talks with several other well-known rockers to be a part of this track. I don't want to give any names away yet, but I know everyone will be blown away once we announce them. Stay tuned for more!"

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Helstar Members Joining Sabbath Judas Sabbath

James Rivera's Sabbath Judas Sabbath, a tribute to heavy metal icons Black Sabbath (primarily the Dio years) and Judas Priest, has been an ongoing side project for the Helstar front man over the past decade. Originating in Houston, Texas, the tribute band subsequently expanded to U.S. and European metal scenes in the form of "chapters", which feature musicians in each region.

This year the Houston-based chapter of Sabbath Judas Sabbath will unveil a new lineup consisting of two other Helstar members and will premier live this weekend in Houston and Corpus Christi. The band commented on the upcoming shows:

"Both shows are themed as 'James Rivera's Birthday Bash,' although the Houston Concert Pub event is especially unique, as it will commemorate the birthday of Rivera's dear friend, Leticia Estrada Auld, who passed away earlier this year due to cancer-related complications. In 2009, Rivera and Auld held a mutual birthday bash celebration together at the Concert Pub that featured a performance by Sabbath Judas Sabbath, which makes it fitting she be remembered at this year's occasion. Surprises will be revealed, memories will be had, and a rockin' good time is to be expected!" More...

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