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Last updated on December 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM ET

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Neil Turbin Contradicts Onslaught's Nige Rockett

Talking to the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show earlier this month, Neil Turbin claims that he simply didn't have enough time to prepare all songs and he states that he left the trek in Anaheim because he was owed thousands of dollars in back pay and his share of the merchandise revenue.

Says Neil Turbin: "If people want the truth, here's the truth. The truth is that I have a contract that was sent… dated September 26th. The contract itself has a date of September 23rd, but I e-mailed the completed, executed contract to the leader of Onslaught on the 26th, so I had less than thirtee days that I was confirmed in writing, by contract, to do the "Thrash Invasion Tour" of North America - U.S. and Canada - Brazil and Chile. So that date range on that contract, just so you know… If you want the facts, here's the facts… That date range was from October 23rd to December 11, 2014. And this contract was negotiated between myself and the leader of Onslaught, so there were some changes to it before we came to the conclusion, before it was executed. The reason I left the tour two days before it ended… I left it in Anaheim… I had a conversation with the leader of Onslaught before we went on stage, and that conversation was about money. And it was specifically about the last-week-of-the-tour money and also moneys that were due to me per the contract. More...

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Soto Posts "The Fall" Lyric Video, Details Debut

Jeff Scott Soto – one of today's premier Rock frontmen and vocalists – and a union of hotshot young musicians bring you a blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years. Together they are Soto, and the debut album “Inside The Vertigo” will be released on January 30th via earMusic.

Described as a "neurotic blend of power metal, prog, groove-laden huge guitars, hooks and production," Soto plans to be a contender in today's modern Rock arena while capturing the essence of strong songwriting simultaneously.

Jeff explains, 'I've been in the game for a long time but my roots started more on the heavier side of the tracks, I thought it was about time I came home to visit the family and stick around for a while!."

The band is comprised of Jeff's most current solo band, who he insisted on making this musical merge with him. Jorge Salan (lead guitar), BJ (keys, guitars), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums). Soto adds, 'These guys come from different parts of the world and bring their own influence to make this band very special. From the US to Europe to South America, we have an exciting mix of style and prestige that keeps us all on our toes." More...

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Kissin' Dynamite Releases "Running Free" Video

German hard rock act Kissin' Dynamite released a new music video for the track "Running Free." The song appears on the band's latest album "Megalomania," which is available via AFM Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.

The band also confirmed the first live dates for 2015:

09.01. A-Dornbirn, Kulturcafe
10.01. CH-Wasen, ICE Rock Festival
28.02. Biberach/Riß, Gigelberghalle
26.03. Frankfurt, Nachtleben
27.03. Hameln, Sumpfblume
28.03. Kiel, Orange Club
09.04. Schwäbisch Hall, Katine 26
10.04. Lünen, Lükaz
11.04. Rostock, Mau Club
17.04. Ingolstadt, Westpark
18.04. Cham, L.A.
23.04. Augsburg, Spectrum
24.04. Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn
25.04. Andernach,JUZ

Festivals:
15.05. Fulda, Propsteinfestival
30.05. München, Rockavaria
31.05. Nürburg, Der Ring - Grüne Hölle
16.06. Leipzig, Brann Open Air
03.07. Rangendingen, Kreismusikfest Zollernalb
16.07. Cuxhaven, Deichbrand
13.08. Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze

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