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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Explains Dubai Cancelation

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has just returned from Europe where it celebrated the 25th anniversary of one of heavy metal's most iconic records, "Hall Of The Mountain King" by SAVATAGE. The band performed the entire album as a special one-time-only treat for the still massive amount of ...

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KATATONIA: Audio Snippet Of Another New Song

An audio snippet of "Lethean", a brand new song from the Swedish dark rock band KATATONIA, can be streamed in the teaser video for the band's "Dead Ends Of Europe" headlining tour. Check it out below. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Dead End Kings", which is scheduled for release on August 28 ...

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SYLENCER: Debut Album Trailer Released

SYLENCER, the Chicago-based act featuring Markus Johansson (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Johnny Rox (bass), has released a trailer for its upcoming debut album, "A Lethal Dose Of Truth". The CD features guest appearances by some of hard rock and heavy metal's brightest stars, including Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS), ...

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KISS: 'Destroyer: Resurrected' Cover Artwork Unveiled

KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time and holds the honor as one of America's top gold-record champions. On August 21, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release KISS's 1976 multi-platinum, landmark album "Destroyer: Resurrected", newly remixed from the original master tapes by the album's original producer, Bob ...

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KING OF ASGARD: 'The Nine Worlds Burn' Video Released

"The Nine Worlds Burn", the new video from Swedish Viking metallers KING OF ASGARD, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's second album, "…To North", which was recorded at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with engineer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) at the helm. A July 30 release via Metal ...

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ACCEPT Bassist: JON LORD 'Was The King On The Hammond Organ'

Bassist Peter Baltes (pictured below) of reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT has released the following statement regarding the passing of former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE keyboardist Jon Lord: "Just like Ronnie [James Dio] was the master on vocals, Jon Lord was the king on the Hammond organ... "R.I.P., Jon Lord. "I grew up on DEEP PURPLE. He ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: New Album Details Revealed

Progressive rock/cutting-edge metal innovators BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have set "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" as the title of their new full-length album. The CD, which clocks in at approximately 72 minutes, will be released October 9 and features artwork from Charlotte, North Carolina artist and designer Chandler Owen (UNDEROATH, SHAI HULUD, HOPESFALL). The ...

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Former QUEENSRŸCHE Manager: The Band's Future With New Singer 'Can Be Bright Again'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE manager Lars Sorensen has weighed in on the current legal battle between singer Geoff Tate and the group's other members over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name. QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren announced on June 20 that they were parting ways with Tate and recruiting powerhouse vocalist ...

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KISS: More 'Destroyer: Resurrected' Details Revealed

KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time and holds the honor as one of America's top gold-record champions. On August 21, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release KISS's 1976 multi-platinum, landmark album "Destroyer: Resurrected", newly remixed from the original master tapes by the album's original producer, Bob ...

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SLAYER: Colorado 'Mayhem' Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's July 8 performance at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre in Englewood, Colorado can be seen below. SLAYER recently entered the studio to record two new songs with producer Greg Fidelman for possible release as an EP before the end of the year. In an interview with "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk ...

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CRYPTOPSY: New Album Trailer Available

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming self-titled album from Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY can be seen below. Pre-sales for the new CD from CRYPTOPSY will begin on Friday, July 13 via the band's new web site Cryptopsy.ca (which goes live on Friday). As special thanks to you, the pre-sale participants, the band has ...

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ABSU Releases New Single Via Adult Swim Series

Mythological occult metal discoverers ABSU announce the release of their new single, "Hall Of The Masters" courtesy of this year's Adult Swim Singles Program. Once again, the band has showcased their signature style of occult black/thrash mythology to dark new calculating territories — whirlwinds of razor-sharp guitar work and top-notch drumming. The track was recorded ...

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KATATONIA Announces European Tour With ALCEST, JUNIUS

Sweden's ultimate purveyors of dark rock/metal KATATONIA have announced dates for an extensive European tour in support of their forthcoming ninth album, "Dead End Kings", which hits stores in Europe on August 27 and in North America on August 28 through Peaceville Records. Support on the trek will come from French shoe-gazers ALCEST and Boston's ...

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The Evolution Of FOZZY (Video)

A new video clip of FOZZY singer — andWWE wrestling superstar — Chris Jericho talking about the band's history can be seen below. FOZZY will release its new album, "Sin And Bones", on August 14 (one day earlier internationally) via the group's new label, Century Media Records. The cover artwork for the CD can be ...

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JORN Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist

Guitarist Tore Moren and bassist Nic Angileri have left JORN, the band led by Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA), in order to focus on their solo careers and other projects. Their replacements have not yet been announced. "Live And Let Fly", the new video from Lande, can be seen below. The song comes ...

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Video Footage Of GEOFF TATE Allegedly Spitting At QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate apparently spitting at the band's drummer Scott Rockenfield during the group's April 14 concert at HSBC Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below (pay attention around 3:58 mark). QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren announced on June 20 that they ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist: GEOFF TATE's Irrational, Violent Behavior Still Poses A Threat To Us

QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren announced on June 20 that they were parting ways with singer Geoff Tate and recruiting powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of CRIMSON GLORY as his replacement. The new QUEENSRŸCHE lineup has already performed live, having played two shows in their home city of Seattle ...

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