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Video: ARMORED SAINT Talks METAL BLADE RECORDS' 30th Anniversary

Video footage of Los Angeles-based metallers ARMORED SAINT talking to Fuse about their history with Metal Blade Records can be seen below. ARMORED SAINT performed a number of cover songs with a variety of guest musicians — including AMON AMARTH's Johan Hegg and FATES WARNING/REDEMPTION's Ray Alder — at Metal Blade Records's 30th-anniversary show, which ...

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MANDY LION Signs With HighVolMusic

Vocalist Mandy Lion (WORLD WAR III, WICKED ALLIANCE) has inked a deal with HighVolMusic (HVM). Commented Lion: "I am honored and pleased to announce my collaboration with HighVolMusic! A company run by stellar gentlemen with drive and vision to move forward in a modern business model. "I would like to thank Bill and John for ...

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JORN To Release 'Symphonic' In January

Frontiers Records will release of a very special album from Norwegian hard rock singer Jorn Lande entitled "Symphonic" on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America. "Symphonic" is not a proper new album, but rather a selection of tracks taken from Jorn's previous studio releases, which have been carefully selected by the ...

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GEOFF TATE's QUEENSRŸCHE: The First Video Interview

A six-minute video interview with vocalist Geoff Tate's newly assembled version of QUEENSRŸCHE — featuring bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO), drummer Bobby Blotzer (RATT), guitarist Kelly Gray (MYTH) and keyboardist Randy Gane (MYTH) — can be seen below. Geoff Tate's QUEENSRŸCHE will hit the road next year to celebrate the 25th ...

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KING DIAMOND Signs New Deal With METAL BLADE RECORDS

KING DIAMOND has signed a new three-album worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. Commented the band's vocalist and namesake: "This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there's an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before. "Our new business setup ...

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THE UNGUIDED: New EP Details Unveiled

THE UNGUIDED — the Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals), Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson guitar; (Richard's brother) — will release a new two-song EP, "InvaZion", on December 21. The cover artwork was created by Kuang Hong and can be seen below. Commented Richard: "The songs featured on this EP ...

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JON OLIVA To Release First-Ever Solo Album

JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release first-ever solo album in early 2013 via AFM Records. Drum recordings for the CD will begin mid-December at the Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Christopher Kinder: "Jon has assembled a collection of ideas from the past 4-5 years and wants ...

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GOD SEED: 'Alt Liv' Video Released

"Alt Liv", the first video from GOD SEED, the Norwegian band featuring former GORGOROTH members King (bass; real name: Tom Cato Visnes) and Gaahl (vocals; real name: Kristian Espedal), can be seen below. Shot in the depths of the Norwegian wilderness, the clip was produced by Mats Willassen. "Alt Liv" comes off GOD SEED's debut ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Performs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Video)

Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN were the musical guests on last night's (Monday, November 26) edition ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band performed two songs — "By Crooked Steps" and "Been Away Too Long" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. You can now watch video footage of the group's appearance ...

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DECEASED: New Album Details Revealed

Underground legends DECEASED will release their next full-length album, "Ghostly White", next year via Hells Headbangers. The effort will be made available on both CD and LP formats. "Ghostly White" track listing: 01. The Shivers 02. In A Quiet Town 03. Mrs. Allardyce 04. The Germ Of Distorted Lore 05. To Serve The Insane 06. ...

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A War You Cannot Win - ALL THAT REMAINS

Not everyone appreciates the directions Phil Labonte and Oli Herbert have swerved ALL THAT REMAINS over the path of their careers, but they hardly seemed affected by criticism. If anything, they're more resolved than ever to doing whatever they please, which is to toss a platter of metallic scrambled eggs on the table and let ...

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GLEN DROVER Quits GEOFF TATE's QUEENSRŸCHE

Former MEGADETH and KING DIAMOND guitarist Glen Drover has left the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE before playing a single show with the band. He says in a statement: "I am really sorry to say that I have decided to bow out of Geoff Tate's QUEENSRŸCHE. I was very excited about doing this gig initially, ...

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DENOUNCER Signs With HOTFOOT RECORDS

Hotfoot Records has announced the signing of Panama City, Florida's DENOUNCER. The band will release its new album in the spring. The CD will be the follow-up to "Separation", which was released earlier this year via We Are Triumphant. DENOUNCER's new single, "Bastard", is available for streaming below. The track was recorded by Javan Irving ...

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SNOWY SHAW Sings KING DIAMOND, DIMMU BORGIR Classics At Special Halloween Concert (Video)

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw was joined by bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, ILLWILL, MERCYFUL FATE), legendary MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner and former KING DIAMOND guitarist Pete Blakk during Snowy's special concert event on November 3 at Sparbankshallen in Varberg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Shaw ...

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DICK WAGNER To Guest On New MARYANN COTTON Album

ALICE COOPER guitarist/collaborator Dick Wagner will make a guest appearance on the sophomore album from Danish rock singer Maryann Cotton (born Jackie Patino), the son of KING DIAMOND bassist Hal Patino. Maryann (pictured below), who calls Wagner "one of my biggest heroes and inspirations ever," is currently working on material for the follow-up to this ...

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GOD SEED: New Video Interview With GAAHL

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with Gaahl (vocals; real name: Kristian Espedal) of Norwegian extreme metallers GOD SEED before the band's November 15 concert at Klubi in Tampere, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. GOD SEED's debut album, "I Begin", wasreleased on October 30 in Europe and October 23 in North America via ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's 'King Animal' Cracks U.S. Top 5

"King Animal", the first collection of all-new material in 16 years from grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN, and first since the group reunited in 2010, sold 83,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on November 13 ...

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KING DIAMOND, GRAVEYARD Confirmed For Swedish Metal-And-Soccer Event

KING DIAMOND, GRAVEYARD, RETURN and CORRODED are the latest confirmed bands for the fifth edition of Metallsvenskan, the annual metal soccer tournament held in Örebro, Sweden. The event will take place May 25-26, 2013. Also scheduled to appear are AT THE GATES, BULLET, THE KRISTET UTSEENDE, FKÜ, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, NINE and VOMITORY. Metallsvenskan is a ...

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RUSH Inducted Into GUITAR CENTER's 'RockWalk' In Hollywood; Photos, Video Footage Available

Canadian rockers RUSH were inducted earlier today (Tuesday, November 20) into Guitar Center's historic RockWalk. The exclusive, invite-only induction ceremony took place at noon at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. Legendary DJ Jim Ladd opened the event by reflecting upon RUSH's musical impact and welcoming the band to the stage. "We are very ...

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