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Jag Panzer

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Formed: 1981
From: Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Jag Panzer News

Below is our complete Jag Panzer news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Nevermore Cancel Show Due to Singer Illness

NEVERMORE were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance with IN FLAMES, THROWDOWN and EVERGREY on Saturday, May 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan after the band's lead singer, Warrel Dane, came down with an unspecified illness. No further information is currently available.

As previously reported, NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth was recently diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure, the result of a congenital birth defect. JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick is filling in for Smyth on the current U.S. tour, after which Smyth will rejoin the band for their European festival dates. NEVERMORE also announced that their bass player and one of the founding members Jim Sheppard will soon be undergoing a minor procedure for Crohn's Disease, a condition he's managed for over 15 years. Unable to perform with the band during the first part of their tour with IN FLAMES, Sheppard is being temporarily replaced by longtime friend James MacDonough (ex-MEGADETH, ICED EARTH).

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First Set Confirmed for Minneapolis Mayhem 3

Mayhem productions presents Minneapolis Mayhem 3. Minneapolis Mayhem's first set will take place on August 25th and 26th at the Star Central in Minneapolis, confirmed bands are as follows:

Jag Panzer
Steel Attack
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder
Avenger of Blood

More bands to be confirmed.

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Jag Panzer Frontman To Guest On Battle Cry EP

Colorado Springs-based power metallers BATTLE CRY report that Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin from the legendary JAG PANZER will lend his voice for some backing parts and possibly lead on a bonus track for their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Other notable guest musicians set to appear on the recording are Matt Aub, vocalist from Virginia-based TIMELORD and formerly with Limb Music Products recording artists FORGOTTEN REALM, and Mike Pittman from Colorado Springs' DISTANT WARNING, who also has done some fill-in live work with the U.K.-based SHADOWKEEP. The EP is currently being recorded at Enharmonic Studios in Colorado Springs and is slated for a summer release on the band's own Nightfall Records label.

"Battle Cry" EP projected track listing:

01. Battle Cry
02. The Inquisition
03. Osiris (Instrumental)
04. All Hallows' Eve
05. Sacred Legacy
06. (Bonus???)

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Into Eternity, Jag Panzer Conquer Mexico

Having performed in over 20 countries across North America and Europe supporting their album Buried In Oblivion, Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity just added a new country to their resume, Mexico. Guitarist/growler Tim Roth returned from the Monterrey Metal Fest last week with the highest praise: “The festival was a complete success. We went on at 1:35pm on Saturday to thousands of fans. The crowd seemed hungry for metal. ‘Spiraling Into Depression’ went over the best from our set and after the show we met a lot of fans and signed everything that they had.”

Jag Panzer guitarist Mark Briody, whose band headlined the second stage concurred: “I had high expectations for our first appearance in Mexico. I expected a festival attended by hordes of crazed metal fans; my expectations were exceeded, and then exceeded again and again.

“There were 2 stages and they were a good distance apart, and to watch the whole crowd move from stage to stage was incredible. I noticed something unusual from the stage during the first chorus of the song: I’d see about one-fourth of the crowd singing along. By the next chorus , about half the crowd was singing, and by the end the whole crowd was singing. It was great to see people who were unfamiliar with the song learn it on the spot and participate.

“Sign me up for any more shows in Mexico. Mexico RULES!”

Into Eternity began their North American tour yesterday with the first of 7 headlining shows:

06/08 QC Live - Davenport, IA
06/09 The Arena - East Dubuque, IL
06/10 Hairy Mary- Des Moines, IA
06/11 Elbo’s- Dayton, OH (Dwell In Darkness Fest w/ Bobaflex, Dog Fashion Disco, All Shall Perish)
06/12 J.J. Kelley’s- Chicago Heights, IL
06/15 Jester’s Pub- Fayetteville, NC

After these dates the band will be touring with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, and All Shall Perish (dates follow). Into Eternity will also tour North America with Hammerfall and Edguy, and then again with Stratovarius.

Into Eternity with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, All Shall Perish tour dates: More...

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Jag Panzer To Release Special BYH 7" Vinyl

Colorado’s Jag Panzer and Century Media Records will release a strictly limited 7” on black vinyl (500 copies only) around Jag Panzer's appearance on this year’s Bang Your Head festival.
For this collector’s item the band recorded a cover-version of “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald”, originally by Gordon Lightfoot. The b-side will feature “The Mission (1943)” from their current album “Casting The Stones”.

Guitarist Mark Briody explains the unique choice for a cover-version:

I’ve always loved dramatic, epic music. Songs like “Heaven And Hell” or “Beyond The Realms Of Death” quickly became favorites of mine. But my introduction to this type of song wasn’t even a heavy metal song. The song that first caught my attention was a dark tragic tale of a shipwreck in the Great Lakes. The song was called “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and it retold the true story of the sinking of the freighter ship Edmund Fitzgerald. I remember taking my small transistor radio to bed and listening to the radio all night just to hear this song.

The 7” will be available at Bang Your Head, Heavy Magazine, the band and Century Media’s mail order.

Don’t miss the metal machine live at:
Jun. 24 -25 (D) Balingen - Bang Your Head Open Air

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Jag Panzer, Painmuseum Confirmed For Louder Harder

JAG PANZER and PAINMUSEUM have been confirmed for the Louder Harder Faster festival, set to take place June 3-5 at the Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, PA. This will be a unique event for PAINMUSEUM: When drummer Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, HALFORD) was unable to cancel prior engagements for this particular performance, Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, ex-SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC, FORBIDDEN) was called upon to fill in for this one night only. Also performing with PAINMUSEUM will be Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X).

The highlight of the festival will be an extremely rare performance by the classic TESTAMENT lineup of Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass) and Louie Clemente (drums). The weekend of metal mayhem will also include performances by the full original lineup of New York thrash titans NUCLEAR ASSAULT and SPEED\KILL/HATE, featuring members of OVERKILL.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Into Eternity, Jag Panzer On Monterrey Metal Fest

Colorado power metal band JAG PANZER and Canadian progressive death metal artists INTO ETERNITY will perform at Mexico’s Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II. The one-day fest, May 28th, will also include performances from WASP, Danzig, Motorhead, Hammerfall, Metal Church, Mago de Oz and more. This will be the first performance in Mexico for both bands. JAG PANZER’s guitarist Mark Briody commented on the upcoming performance, “Mexico, finally! For the past few years I've been hearing about the killer shows and great metal fans in Mexico, and I kept wondering, 'When will we play there?' At last it's happening, and I haven't been this excited about a gig in a long time!”

JAG PANZER will also be playing May 7th at Cleveland’s BW&BK Fest and, confirmed today, Friday June 3rd at Allentown, PA’s Louder Harder Faster Fest.

Touring the U.S. throughout 2005, INTO ETERNITY recently completed their dates supporting Finland’s Amorphis. Wrapping up their headlining Canadian dates tomorrow April 21st and 22nd in Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The band is also confirmed for both the Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, All Shall Perish and Stratovarius U.S. tours. Into Eternity were also recently added to SMNnews.com Dwell In Darkness Festival lineup complete information on Dayton, Ohio’s two-day, June 10-11.

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Into Eternity Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

Canada's Into Eternity has been confirmed as the latest band added to the line-up of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Main Stage

Motorhead (Headliner)
Danzig (Co-Headliner)
Mago de Oz
Into Eternity
Metal Church

2nd Stage More...

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Ignitor Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

The 2005 edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest is to be held on Saturday, May 28th at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The latest act confirmed for the festival is Ignitor.

Acts confirmed for the festival now include: Danzig, Ignitor, Jag Panzer, Lupara, Motorhead, MSG, Shadowkeep, Neil Turbin (ex-Anthrax), Warcry.

More acts will be announced soon.

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Jag Panzer Added To Monterrey Metal Fest

Legendary American power metal band Jag Panzer and the new up and coming American death metal band Lupara have been confirmed as the latest acts to take part in the line-up of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Jag Panzer will be playing their 1st ever show in Mexico. They will make the trip south of the border in support of their latest cd "Casting The Stones" released via Century Media in October 2004.

Lupara is the new band fronted by guitarist Jeremy Wagner (Ex-Broken Hope) who will be releasing their new 3 song self titled EP in March 2005.

The festival line-up to date is the following, with more bands to be announced in the coming days: More...

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Orphaned Land to Make First US Apperance

Century Media is proud to announce that Israeli progressive metal band Orphaned Land will be appearing this September at Atlanta’s ProgPower USA VI. This will be the band’s first-ever appearance in the United States. Vocalist Kobi Farhi is thrilled to be a part of this year’s festival and sent this message to fans, “We are happy and excited to announce that we have confirmed our debut show in the U.S.A., and we are coming to bring you a storm from the ORPHANED LAND. Hurricane Ivan was nothing here comes the Flood!! See you all at ProgPower.”

"Orphaned Land was the first band I approached about playing this year’s festival,” says ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston. “I have been listening to the band since their early releases starting with 1994’s Sahara, and 1996’s El Norra Allil. I can say that 2004’s Mabool was one of the year’s most original and exotic albums. I’m honored to be able to bring them to the U.S. to be part of ProgPower USA VI." The prestigious festival has previously hosted labelmates Tad Morose, Into Eternity, Mercenary, Jag Panzer and Blind Guardian.

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Morgana Lefay Confirmed For Bang Your Head 2005

Swedish metallers MORGANA LEFAY are the latest addition to the 2005 edition of the Bang Your Head festival (the 10th Anniversary edition) which is set to take place on June 24th and 25th in Balingen, Germany. Tickets are available at the ticket-hotline (+49-74 57-9 13 93) and via the homepage. Pre-sale cost of the tickets is 59 Euros (plus shipping). Organizers have "limited" tickets to 20, 000, to keep the one-stage event relaxed and somewhat intimate. More information can be found at Bang-Your-Head.de.

Acts currently confirmed for the festival now include:

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Jag Panzer Guitarist: New Videos Online

JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick has updated his official web site with new footage from his last guitar recital. Pieces include: "Caprice No.7 Op 20" by Luigi Legnani and the "Double BWV 997" by J.S Bach. These are two of five classical pieces that will be included in Chris' instructional DVD.

Chris is now living in the Los Angeles area and has a few more slots for additional students. Some of the various students he is currently teaching have styles ranging from classical, flamenco, metal, and classic rock. Visit the "Lessons" page on Broderick's web site for full details and also the "Contact" page to schedule affordable private lessons.

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Jag Panzer Guitarist Endorses Dean Guitars

Mark Briody a founding member, guitarist and main songwriter for Colorado based heavy metal band Jag Panzer is proud to announce that he will be endorsing Dean Guitars. Joining the ranks of fellow Dean endorsers and guitar legends Dimebag Darrell and Michael Schenker, Mark had this to say, “I am very pleased and proud to be a Dean Guitar endorser. I used Dean's on all the early Jag Panzer recordings and it's great to be playing them again.” To read Dean Guitars webpage on Mark Briody click here.

Century Media Records released Jag Panzer’s "Casting The Stones" in October of this year. To listen to “Battered and Bruised” click hereor for more information on the band visit the Jag Panzer website by clicking here.

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Flotsam & Jetsam, Jag Panzer To Play Metal Fest

Flotsam and Jetsam and Jag Panzer are among the bands confirmed for the Deep Freeze winter metal festival on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Pink E's Black Den in Westminster, Colorado. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include Silencer, Corruption, Esovae, Depth Charge, Empyrean Eclise and Of Winds and Faint Echoes.

Flotsam and Jetsam are currently supporting their new DVD, "Live in Phoenix", released through the Magick imprint of Cleopatra Records, and will mark their first live appearance in Colorado in almost five years. Jag Panzer are currently supporting last month's critically acclaimed Century Media release, "Casting the Stones", and will play the festival for the first time to a hometown crowd. Also playing is Silencer, who are currently finishing up recording their first full-length album at Valkyrie Studios and Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Serberus, Cephalic Carnage).

The bill is rounded out by a number of strong regional bands creating the most diverse lineup to date.

Tickets for the 18-and-up festival be on sale soon through Ticketweb.com.

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Jag Panzer Album Update

The cover artwork for Jag Panzer's new album, "Casting the Stones," has been posted online at the web site of acclaimed artist Mattias Norén. Check it out here.

"Casting the Stones" is scheduled for release on October 19 through Century Media Records. Said to be "a more aggressive version" of 2001's "Mechanized Warfare," the new album was recorded in part at Tampa's Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris. Download two complete tracks from the upcoming CD: "Battered & Bruised" (mp3) and "Legion Immortal" (mp3).

"Casting The Stones" track listing: More...

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