METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Lends Voice To New Animated Television Series 'Skylanders Academy'

METALLICA's James Hetfield will lend his voice to Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s "Skylanders Academy", the first production by Activision Blizzard Studios, its newly created television and film studio. The show will premiere in fall 2016 on Netflix, the world's leading internet television network. "Over the last five years, millions of families around the world have welcomed ...

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FIREWIND Begins Recording New Album

FIREWIND, the band led by Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, has entered the studio to begin recording its eighth album for a late 2016 release. Gus says: "We're super excited about it, as this is our first recording in four years, ...

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KVELERTAK Releases 'Nattesferd' Video

Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK have released the official music video for "Nattesferd", the title track of their third album, which arrived this past May. The otherworldly clip — produced by Norwegian production company Bacon and directed by Jakob Marky — was filmed in Fårö, a Baltic Sea island off the south eastern coast of Sweden where ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Announces Release Date For New Album

Long-running German metallers GRAVE DIGGER have set a January 13, 2017 release date for their new album via Napalm Records. The band will support fellow Germans BLIND GUARDIAN on a North American tour this fall. Said GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl: “New album, new tour! We're currently in the recording studio and we are so ...

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ICE-T's BODY COUNT Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group has entered the studio with producer Will Putney (MISS MAY I, UPON A BURNING BODY) to begin recording its new album for a late 2016 release. Putney also helmed BODY COUNT's ...

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