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Brazen Abbot

Formed: 1994
From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Brazen Abbot News

Below is our complete Brazen Abbot 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.

Death Angel Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

San Francisco thrash metal pioneers Death Angel have been confirmed as the latest addition to a stellar Magic Circle Festival lineup. The Magic Circle Festival will be held in Bad Arolsen/Germany from July 9 to 12, 2008. Death Angel will be performing as a special guest at the MCF Events Hall on Thursday, July 10th.

The latest festival itinerary is as follows:

17:30 - 18:15 BENEDICTUM
18:45 - 19:45 MSG
20:15 - 21:15 TED NUGENT
22:00 - 23:15 ALICE COOPER More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Magic Circle Festival

Michael Schenker Group (MSG), Beloved Enemy, Titanium Black, Mob Rules and Benedictum have been confirmed for the Magic Circle Festival 2008, set to take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany.

These bands are added to the already impressive list including Manowar, Alice Cooper, Brazen Abbot, Def Leppard, Doro, Holyhell, Ted Nugent, W.A.S.P., and Whitesnake.

Also, a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. "Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value," says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio.

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Third Night Confirmed for Magic Circle Fest 2008

The rock ‘n’ roll rebel Ted Nugent is the latest artist confirmed to perform at the spectacular Magic Circle Festival 2008 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Ted Nugent joins an impressive lineup that includes heavy metal powerhouses Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, WASP, Doro, Brazen Abbot (featuring Joe Lynn Turner), HolyHell, Gotthard and many more, with the mighty MANOWAR headlining the whole festival and celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Kings of Metal.”

Two days of music was not enough to contain such an impressive lineup, so a third full day of music has been added to the Magic Circle Festival at no additional charge. “Magic Circle Music is all about value for the fans, and three nights at the original price is the best way we could think of to add to that value,” says Magic Circle Music founder and MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. The Magic Circle festival will begin on Wednesday, July 9 with opening ceremonies, followed by three days of music on Thursday, July 10 with Alice Cooper appearing as very special guest, Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12

Tickets for the Magic Circle Festival are available now at www.magiccirclefestival.com, www.nuclearblast.de, www.ticketsonline.de, www.eventim.de, www.ticketagenten.de.

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ex-Candlemass Singer Joins w/ Harmony Guitarist

7 DAYS is the name of a new project formed by guitarist Markus Sigfridsson. Markus has done all the artwork for both DIVINEFIRE albums — "Glory Thy Name" and "Hero" — and many others for Rivel Records. He is also involved in the melodic metal band HARMONY, who have just entered the studio to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, "Dreaming Awake". Markus also played the guitar solo on the Japanese bonus track "Masquerade" on DIVINEFIRE's "Hero" album. Joining Markus in the 7 DAYS lineup is former CANDLEMASS singer Thomas Vikström, who has previously worked with TALK OF THE TOWN and BRAZEN ABBOT, among others.

Here is the 7 DAYS lineup:

Markus Sigfridsson (HARMONY) – Guitars & keyboards
Thomas Vikström (CANDLEMASS, BRAZEN ABBOT, TALK OF THE TOWN) - Vocals
Daniel Flores (MIND'S EYE) - Drums
Andreas Olsson (DIVINEFIRE) - Bass
Special Guest:
Kaspar Dahlquist (DIONYSOS) - Keyboards

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Early Brazen Abbot Albums To Be Reissued

SPV Records has set an Augut 22, 2005 release date for the reissues of the first three BRAZEN ABBOT albums: "Live and Learn" (1995), "Eye of the Storm" (1996) and "Bad Religion" (1997). The albums have been out of print since USG Records went out of business in 1999. No bonus tracks are planned for these re-releases, but they will feature new cover art. You can check out the new artwork at this location.

BRAZEN ABBOT's latest album, "My Resurrection", was released in June via Frontiers Records. The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD, STARBREAKER) and Erik Mårtensson.

BRAZEN ABBOT released a live CD/DVD package, entitled "A Decade of Brazen Abbot", last November via Frontiers. The set includes footage from the band's shows in Bulgaria in support of the group's last studio release, "Guilty as Sin".

The lineup featured on the album and the DVD is as follows: Nikolo Kotzev on guitars; Joe Lynn Turner on vocals; Wayne Banks on bass; Lars Pollack on keyboards and Thomas Broman on drums.

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