Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Working On New Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced work on the follow-up to their "Pariah's Child" album. Like its predecessor, the as-yet-untitled ninth studio effort will be recorded at Studio 57 for a late 2016 release via Nuclear Blast. Regarding the musical direction of the new album, SONATA ARCTICA keyboard player Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg said: "It's ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Guitarist Slams Singer Who Turned Them Down

When STONE TEMPLE PILOTS revealed last November that singer Chester Bennington was leaving the band, HIGHLY SUSPECT frontman Johnny Stevens tweeted that he had been contacted by STP guitarist Dean DeLeo about the gig and had turned it down. Now in an interview with Detroit radio station WRIF, Dean said that things went down a ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE To Appear At 'School Of Rock' In Frisco, Texas

School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has announced that MEGADETH lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine will visit the school's Frisco, Texas location on Friday, February 19. Mustaine will give musical guidance to School Of Rock students, working personally with the future rock stars to help advance their musical skills. Additionally, the ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET 'Forgives' PHILIP ANSELMO

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has weighed in on last month's incident when ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo made a "white power" gesture onstage at a concert. Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" at the January 22 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California in honor of his former bandmate, late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" ...

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