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Below is our complete Statetrooper 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.

Statetrooper Post Live Video Online

A video clip of STATETROOPER — the British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden — performing the song "The Calling" at the Rock and Blues Custom Show on July 28, 2006 in Derbyshire, England has been posted online at YouTube.com.

STATETROOPER recently mixed its live album, recorded at last year's Sweden Rock festival. The band is also said to be in the process of writing material for its third full-length studio CD, which is expected to be released next year.

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Statetrooper Mixing New Album

STATETROOPER, the British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, are preparing to mix their live album, recorded at last year's Sweden Rock festival. A late spring/early summer release is expected. The band are also in the process of writing material for their third full-length studio album, which is expected to be recorded later in the year.

Upcoming STATETROOPER shows:

Mar. 03 - The Rock - Copenhagen, DEN
Jul. 28 - Rock & Blues Festival - Derby, UK

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Sweden Rock Festival will take place on June 9 to 11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The progressive metal band Dream Theater have just been confirmed for the festival. Other confirmed band are as follows:

Swedish bands: Morgana Lefay, Satanic Slauter, Symphorce, Crystal Eyes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, Hammerfall, Therion, Hellfueled, Statetrooper, A.C.T, Thryfing

Foreign bands: Mötley Crüe (US), Accept (D), DIO (UK), Saxon (UK), Kansas (US), Styx (US), Blackfoot (US), Magnum (UK), Sebastian Bach (US), Helix (CAN), Vixen (US), Sonata Arctica (FIN), Robin Trower (US), Nazareth (UK), Shakra (CH), Force Of Evil (DK)

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New Statetrooper Album Delayed

The long-awaited second release from STATETROOPER, featuring Gary Barden of MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) fame on vocals, has hit another hold-up in the U.S. Although the record was originally set to be issued on July 26, the album won't actually be in the stores for another couple of weeks. The unanticipated demand in Europe has left the distributors scrambling to press more CDs to meet the needs here and in Europe.

"The Calling", which is being released on CIC Records, the band's own label, follows the re-release of their first album from 1985. When fan pressure pushed the band to re-release it online a few years ago, and then eventually get it in the stores, the band reformed and set to work on this new album. Having each had problems in the past with certain aspects of how things worked, however, the band members decided to take control of their own fates this time around and they are managing themselves as well as running their own label with the help of veteran British publicist Rupert Withers.

"This is a quality problem," admits Withers. "We are still learning a lot as we go, and I'd rather have the problem of having to press more CDs than returns any day."

In addition to Barden, the band consists of guitarist Jeff Summers, drummer Bruce Bisland with Martin Mickels on guitar, Tony O'Hora on bass and occasional appearances by keyboardist Steve Glover. The band hopes to be on a U.S. tour in late 2004/early 2005.

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