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NIGHTWISH: First Trailer For 'Decades' Compilation

Tuomas Holopainen's three-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later — with over 2,000 shows played and more than eight million records sold — NIGHTWISH is the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by ...

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Bassist PETER IWERS To Sit Out CYHRA's North American Tour

CYHRA bassist Peter Iwers will sit out the band's North American tour with KREATOR and SABATON "due to prior commitments" that he "couldn't change." CYHRA has not revealed a replacement bassist for the trek, which will kick off on February 12 in Portland. (Note: KREATOR and SABATON are playing the first few shows of the ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform DREAM THEATER's 'Lines In The Sand'

SONS OF APOLLO, the "supergroup" featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), made its live debut on February 3 as part of the Cruise To The ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Heartrage' Video

CYHRA's video for the song "Heartrage" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Letters To Myself", which was released last October via Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN ...

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MR. BIG Drummer PAT TORPEY Dies At 64

Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan said: "Pat Torpey has been my closest friend in music for ...

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EXODUS To Tour Europe This Summer

San Francisco Bay Area legends EXODUS are coming across the pond this summer to give European metalheads their well-deserved dose of thrash once again! But the band won't only be playing headline shows — appearances at some well-known festivals such as Copenhell (Denmark), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium), Hellfest (France), and Bang Your Head!!! (Germany) will ...

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Original PANTERA Singer 'Couldn't Believe How Harsh' REX BROWN Was On VINNIE PAUL In 'Official Truth, 101 Proof' Book

Former PANTERA singer Terrence Lee "Terry" Glaze says that he was surprised by how negatively Vinnie Paul Abbott was portrayed in Rex Brown's book, explaining that "if anybody deserves a break," it is the ex-PANTERA drummer. Glaze was the frontman of PANTERA during the band's early'-'80s "party metal" phase and sang on the group's first ...

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'Ozzy & Jack's World Detour' Renewed For Season 3 On A&E

According to Deadline, "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour" has been picked up for an eight-episode third season. The unscripted series, from T-Group Productions, moved from History, where it aired its first season, to its A+E Networks sibling A&E, for last year's follow-up. Jack Osbourne announced the upcoming "Detour" season on Facebook. He wrote: ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Video Of Acoustic Performance At Sweden's BANDIT ROCK AWARDS

Video footage of CYHRA, performing acoustically at this year's Bandit Rock Awards, which was held on January 31 at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, Sweden, can be seen below. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and ...

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Listen To New DEATHWHITE Song 'Contrition'

"Contrition", a new song from enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming full-length album, "For A Black Tomorrow", which will be released February 23 via Season Of Mist. "For A Black Tomorrow" was produced and engineered by Shane Mayer of Cerebral Audio Productions. Pre-orders for ...

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ENSLAVED's IVAR BJØRNSON On New Record 'E': 'Now It Feels Like We Are Starting To Get It Right Properly After 14 Albums'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with guitarist and primary songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reception to the band's most recent studio album, "E": Ivar: "It's been crazy, ...

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Watch SABATON's Video For 'The Last Stand'

The official video for "The Last Stand", the title track of SABATON's eighth album, can be seen below. The clip features footage shot during "The Last Tour" "The Last Stand" was released in August 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY). The artwork ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Recording Debut Album

GRETA VAN FLEET will kick off its 2018 tour schedule at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 13. The band's itinerary will include a slew of other major outdoor music festivals as well as headline dates that will see them playing to larger-capacity venues and multiple nights in some cities. Five ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says 'It's Sad To See' RUSH Come To An End

Mike Portnoy says that it's "sad to see" RUSH come to an end but he believes that the legendary Canadian rock band deserves respect for "going out on top." RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson recently said that his band has no plans to tour or record again in the future. His comments came two years after ...

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