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IRON MAIDEN's Acclaimed Remasters Get CD Digipak Treatment

BMG will continue its reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with "The Studio Collection - Remastered", covering the band's sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date. Following on from 2014/2017's black vinyl releases and 2015's "Mastered For iTunes" project, "The Studio Collection - Remastered" will be released on the digipak CD format, with ...

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DEVIL'S HAND Feat. MIKE SLAMER And LAST IN LINE's ANDREW FREEMAN: Listen To 'Heartbeat Away' Song

"Heartbeat Away", a song from DEVIL'S HAND, exciting new project featuring the amazing talents of two outstanding musicians — famed producer/guitarist/songwriter Mike Slamer and singer Andrew Freeman of LAST IN LINE — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the project's self-titled debut album, which will be released on December 7 via Frontiers ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer's Charity Show In Nashville To Feature MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Members

SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg is hosting a one-night-only covers show on October 16 at Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Buddies On The Beat, Weinberg's charity through Best Buddies Tennessee — a nonprofit that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with ...

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JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, NEAL SCHON, MARTY FRIEDMAN, Others Featured On JASON BECKER's 'Triumphant Hearts' Album

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will release the new album from Jason Becker, "Triumphant Hearts", on December 7. Becker's story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the technical guitar duo CACOPHONY, with his ...

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TESSERACT: 'Juno' Video Released

With their world tour preparing to hit European stages next month, British genre-bending progressive rockers TESSERACT have released a new video for the track "Juno", taken from their latest studio album, "Sonder"' This stunning clip created by Dark Fable Media and was filmed in high-definition 4K. TESSERACT vocalist and lyricist Dan Tomkins explains the importance ...

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SAXON Announces February 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends SAXON have announced a string of U.S. tour dates, following the incredibly successful tour with JUDAS PRIEST earlier this year and prior to their appearance on the 2019 Monsters Of Rock cruise out of Florida. SAXON frontman Biff Byford said in a statement: "We're bringing the 'Thunderbolt' tour back to the ...

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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI: 'Night Of The Swamp King' Video

The official music video for "Night Of The Swamp King", a new song from OVERKILL bassist and main songwriter D.D. Verni, can be seen below. The track is taken from Verni's first solo album, "Barricade", which will be released on October 12 via Mighty Music. The record, which was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" ...

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DEICIDE: Making Of 'Defying The Sacred' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making "Defying The Sacred", the new video from Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", which was released on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of Evil" was produced by ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'Damned If You Do' Album In December

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The latest release is the follow-up to 2016's "XI", which saw the return of legendary ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION's DAVE NAVARRO: 'Guitar Playing Is A Gift'

Ernie Ball's latest "String Theory" episode features JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro. In the clip below, Dave discusses his beginnings with music and guitar, his love of playing and his relationship with Ernie Ball. "Guitar playing is a gift," Navarro said. "It's something I got into when I was, I think, seven years old. I ...

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SKINLAB Signs With ART IS WAR RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans SKINLAB have inked a deal with Art Is War Records. The newly launched full-service label is providing artist services with physical and digital distribution in partnership with Amplified Distribution. SKINLAB is putting the finishing touches on its fifth studio album for a 2019 release. Lucas Joyner, CEO of Art ...

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Listen To Early Version Of METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' From '…And Justice For All' 30th-Anniversary Reissue

A "writing in progress" verson of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw", recorded in December 1987 in drummer Lars Ulrich's garage in El Cerrito, California can be heard below. The track will be included on the 30th-anniversary reissue of METALLICA's breakthrough fourth album "…And Justice For All", due on November 2 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. ...

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SAXON To Celebrate 40th Anniversary In 2019

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has told Moshpit Passion in a new interview that the band is planning to celebrate a special milestone in 2019. "We are touring until December, I think, but we've got something planned next year for our 40th anniversary," he said (see video below). "So I'm looking forward to that. There should ...

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