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Below is our complete Xander Demos 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.

"Hair I Go Again" Being Screened In Pittsburgh

"Hair I Go Again," a documentary about the determinations, triumphs and failures of a former hair band chasing after dreams, concludes the 1st leg of a U.S. film tour with an exclusive screening in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday May 5th, 2016.

The Steel City event will be held at Carmike Cinemas 10 at 7:30 PM. Producer Kyle Kruger will be on hand for the documentary screening which includes a filmmaker Q&A and Meet & Greet.

Guitarist, recording artist and Pittsburgh resident Xander Demos is also featured in the film, as well as on the movie soundtrack. Tickets are available online at this location with a limited number of tickets available at the door. More...

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Xander Demos Announces New EP

Following a brief hiatus, Xander Demos (James Rivera, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, XDB) has announced the track listing for his upcoming EP release, scheduled for late Spring.

Tentatively titled, "Runways and Waterways," the EP will feature six tracks, including two original instrumentals, two original vocal tracks, and two vocal covers. This will be the follow-up to debut "Guitarcadia" (Rock 'n' Growl Records) and the track listing is as follows:

1. Judas Rising (Judas Priest cover)
2. Screaming For a Love Bite (Accept cover)
3. The Awakening (Instrumental original)
4. Perspectives (Instrumental original)
5. Dreamgate (Vocal original)
6. Power Rises (Vocal original)

Guest vocalists will be announced in the near future, along with mixing engineers. Like with "Guitarcadia," Demos is producing the tracks in his Shark's Nest studios.

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"Guitar Wizards Vols. 3 & 4" Announced

Versailles Records has revealed the artwork for the upcoming "Guitar Wizards Vol. III and IV" compilation.

The album features artists Bruce Kulick (KISS), Tony Franklin (Whitesnake/The Firm), Jeff Healey, Tracy G (Dio), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Blues Saraceno (Poison), Xander Demos (Sabbath Judas Sabbath/XDB) and other guitar players.

"Guitar Wizards Vol. III and IV" is scheduled for digital release before Christmas. Physical copies will have a February 2015 street date.

"We're very honored to have Xander Demos featured on the cover, alongside some of the most incredible guitar players in rock and metal," said Demos' manager, Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. "This compilation has been a long time in the making, and we're very excited for it to finally be coming out. It's sure to be a huge success!" More...

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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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