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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Release 'Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.' Album In November

Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS today announced their new LP "Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.". Recorded at Shangri La Studios with legendary producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band's first in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. KISKE, HANSEN: Concert CD, DVD To Arrive In Early 2019; New Studio Album Due In 2020

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — has captured "the very best moments" from its ongoing "Pumpkins United" world tour and will make the footage and recordings available as ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release 'Starlight: The Noise Records Collection' Limited-Edition Box Set In October

Noise Records has announced the October 26 release of "Helloween - Starlight: The Noise Records Collection". It is a deluxe, limited-edition boxset containing all the bands Noise recordings, from the long-out-of-print EPs "Helloween" and "Judas", through their debut album "Walls Of Jericho" to the masterpieces "Keeper Of The Seven Keys" and "Keeper Of The Seven ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Joined By COURTNEY LOVE, CHINO MORENO, MARK MCGRATH At 30th-Anniversary Concert (Video)

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were joined by a number of special guests for their 30th-anniversary performance last night (Thursday, August 2) at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER bassist Peter Hook, KILLERS members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, Courtney Love, SUGAR RAY's Mark McGrath, and DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno ...

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Listen To New ROYAL TUSK Song 'Aftermath'

ROYAL TUSK has signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One (eOne). The band's new album, "Tusk II", will be released on October 26. The first single from the disc, a song called "Aftermath", can be streamed below. "'Aftermath' laments the way the constant bombardment of horrific events has desensitized us to ultra-violence," says vocalist Daniel ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Be Joined By COURTNEY LOVE, CHINO MORENO, DAVEY HAVOK At 30th-Anniversary Concert

Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will be joined by a number of special guests for their upcoming 30th-anniversary performance on August 2 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. AFI frontman Davey Havok, JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER bassist Peter Hook, KILLERS members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, Courtney ...

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NEW YEARS DAY: 'Disgust Me' Video Released

NEW YEARS DAY's video for the song "Disgust Me" can be seen below. The track is the sole new original piece of music on the band's latest EP, "Diary Of A Creep", which was released in January via RED/Century Media. "Diary Of A Creep", which follows the tradition of landmark releases like "Garage Days" by ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Release Music Video For New Single 'Solara'

Acclaimed alternative rock pioneers THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a music video for their new single, "Solara". Directed by Nick Koenig, the dreamlike clip expands on the theatrics of the band's catalog of iconic music videos. "Solara" marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together ...

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HELLOWEEN Is 'Too Lazy' To Start Work On Reunion Studio Album

Germany's Music Interview Corner conducted an interview with guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to their appearance at the South Park festival in Tampere, Finland. They spoke about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features former vocalist Michael Kiske, current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Video Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLOWEEN's June 7 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's current "Pumpkins United" tour features former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. The "Pumpkins United" ...

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Listen To SMASHING PUMPKINS' New Song 'Solara'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released a new song called "Solara". It marks the band's first recording to feature frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. SMASHING PUMPKINS will perform "Solara" on Monday on "The Tonight ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME To Release 'Automata II' In July

Progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release part two of their conceptual, two-part, epic album, "Automata", on July 13 via Sumerian Records. Tommy Rogers (vocals) states: "Holding our tongues for 'Automata II' was challenging. We worked so hard on these songs and finally we get to release the other half of this material ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Says HELLOWEEN Was 'Fearless' When Creating Classic 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys' Albums

Veteran Japanese rock journalist Masa Itoh recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can listen to ...

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JOE ELLIOTT's Previously Unreleased Cover Of 'This Is For You' To Appear On 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack'

UMe has announced the release of "Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack" on June 8. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases. The soundtrack is the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar ...

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EXODUS Teams Up With PUCK HCKY For PAUL BALOFF Tribute Jersey

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have joined forces with PUCK HCKY — the custom hockey apparel brand dominating music merchandise — to present the "Bonded Forever" hockey jersey in tribute to the band's late frontman Paul Baloff, who passed away on February 2, 2002. Says EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt: "EXODUS are proud ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announces U.S. And European Fall Tours

A PERFECT CIRCLE has announced fall tours for both the U.S. and Europe. The tour news arrives as the band celebrates the release of "Eat The Elephant", A PERFECT CIRCLE's first album in fourteen years and a release that was marked worldwide with the band gracing the covers of Revolver, Kerrang! and Visions magazines. The ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Is Okay With Not Being Part Of HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'I'm Not Really Living In The Past'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of MASTERPLAN: Roland: "I just finished a couple of [studio] productions like LORDS OF BLACK ...

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Black Metal Supergroup TWILIGHT To Release 'Trident Death Rattle' EP In May

Influential American black metal supergroup TWILIGHT will release its final recording, "Trident Death Rattle", on May 1 via Ascension Monuments Media. Featuring three previously unreleased tracks from the 2012 "III: Beneath Trident's Tomb" LP sessions, the extended play is much more an experimental output than its predecessors. It's a dark, uncomfortable listen — much like ...

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JAMES IHA Still Part Of New A PERFECT CIRCLE Record

Although he won't be touring with the band, guitarist James Iha was still part of the recording sessions for the new A PERFECT CIRCLE album, "Eat The Elephant". According to The Pulse Of Radio, an article in the latest issue of Guitar World chronicles the making of the long-awaited LP, mentioning that Iha, bassist Matt ...

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