ROTTING CHRIST Members Arrested In Georgia

Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST have been arrested in the Eastern European state of Georgia on spurious grounds involving charges of terrorism allegedly based on the band's name. ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis relates the events in his own words: "We arrived in Georgia's capital Tbilisi very early in the morning of Thursday, 12th of ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. Begins Recording Third Album

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. have entered the studio to begin recording their third album for a tentative late 2018 release. ENTOMBED A.D.'s second album, "Dead Dawn", was released in February 2016 via Century Media. Last fall, vocalist Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov spoke to Finland's Rauta about ENTOMBED's decision to release change its name to ENTOMBED A.D. ...

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Watch RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW Perform In Helsinki

Fan-filmed video footage of RAINBOW's April 13 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Spotlight Kid 02. I Surrender (Russ Ballard cover) 03. Mistreated (DEEP PURPLE) 04. Since You Been Gone (Russ Ballard cover) 05. Man On The Silver Mountain 06. Perfect Strangers (DEEP ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist's DENNERS TRICKBAG: Second Album In The Works

DENNERS TRICKBAG, the band featuring legendary MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner, has entered the studio to finalize its second album. DENNERS TRICKBAG's debut disc was released in September 2013. Denner previously said about DENNERS TRICKBAG's formation: "I got the idea one evening when I was sitting at home philosophizing about whom I ...

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Germany's THE SPIRIT Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Saarbrücken, Germany-based melodic black/death metal newcomers THE SPIRIT have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. In the 1990s, the harshness of (melodic) death metal and the attitude of black metal were combined by a couple of Scandinavian bands, inventing a whole new kind of darkness and kick starting a new chapter in heavy music. ...

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