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DEEP PURPLE: New Songtitles Revealed

According to Classic Rock magazine, British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will release their 19th studio album in April 2013. The CD, which was produced by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, PETER GABRIEL, ALICE COOPER, KANSAS) in Nashville, Tennessee, will contain 13 tracks, including "Out Of Hand", "Hell To Pay", "Weirdistan", "Uncommon Man" ...

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Y&T Frontman Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Dave Meniketti of Y&T and KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick were interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. Y&T's new live album, "Live At The Mystic", was released on November 23 via Frontiers Records. Following original bassist Phil Kennemore's untimely passing from ...

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HIRAX Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

California thrash metal veterans HIRAX have inked a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The band's new album will be released in September 2013 and will be followed by a world tour. Commented HIRAX frontman Katon W. De Pena: "We are honored to now be a part of the SPV family and we appreciate their total support ...

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SUFFOCATION: 'Pinnacle Of Bedlam' Track Listing Revealed

"Pinnacle Of Bedlam", the new album from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland and can be found below. Commented SUFFOCATION bassist Derek Boyer: "This artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music. The cover ...

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SEVENDUST: New Album Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for SEVENDUST's ninth album, "Black Out The Sun", can be seen below. Due on March 26, 2013 via the band's 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group), the CD's first single, "Decay", will be sent to radio and available for download at online retail outlets January 22, 2013. The ...

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MIKE TERRANA In The Studio With MIDIAN (Video)

Acclaimed drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, AXEL RUDI PELL, RAGE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, MASTERPLAN) recently entered Studio 12 in Italy with the Italian female-fronted thrash/death metal band MIDIAN to lay down the drum tracks for the group's sophomore album, "Revolution", due in early 2013. A short video clip of Terrana in the studio with MIDIAN can ...

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TESLA's FRANK HANNON Jams With RICK DERRINGER (Video)

In the four-minute clip below, TESLA's Frank Hannon reveals how legendary guitarist Rick Derringer inspired one of the greatest TESLA rock guitar intros ever recorded! Hannon's latest project, "Six String Soldiers", is a collaboration with OF THE EARTH (O.T.E.) members Mike Araiza and Jeff Sandoval. The CD was recorded at Hannon's Sacramento, California home studio ...

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Guitarist Confirms Completion Of New ALICE IN CHAINS Album

According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has confirmed to Guitar World that the band has finished recording its fifth studio album and second without original vocalist Layne Staley. The new disc will follow up 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue", which ended a 14-year gap between studio efforts for ...

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MASTODON To Contribute New Song To 'Monsters University' Animated Film

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are writing and recording a song for the upcoming animated film "Monsters University". Due out June 21, 2013, "Monsters University" is the prequel to 2001's "Monsters, Inc." Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley. MASTODON contributed several original songs ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Promises 'Huge Guest Performances' On DEVICE's Debut Album

A short video message from DISTURBED and DEVICE frontman David Draiman, taped earlier today (Sunday, December 2) at the Boston Music Awards at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, can be seen below. DEVICE, the new industrial-style project featuring Draiman and former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, will release its first single, "Vilify", in early February. ...

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TOMAHAWK: 'Stone Letter' Video Released

"Stone Letter", the new video from TOMAHAWK, can be seen below. The clip, directed by Vincent Forcier, was filmed during the band's late October tour. TOMAHAWK is the alt-rock supergroup featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, FANTÔMAS), John Stanier (BATTLES, HELMET) and Trevor Dunn (MELVINS LITE, MR. BUNGLE). "Stone ...

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Video: TESLA Guitarist FRANK HANNON Demos Pedals From DLS Effects

Video footage of TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon demoing the RotoSIM, VersaVibe, EchoTAP and Tremolo pedals by DLS Effects can be seen below. Hannon's latest project, "Six String Soldiers", is a collaboration with OF THE EARTH (O.T.E.) members Mike Araiza and Jeff Sandoval. The CD was recorded at Hannon's Sacramento, California home studio features guest appearances ...

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FORCENTURY: 'Seal Of The Sinner' Video Released

"Seal Of The Sinner", the new video from Danish melodic metallers FORCENTURY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's second album, "Revelant", which will be released on December 3 via Mighty Music. FORCENTURY embraces music from power metal to progressive metal with an unmistakable classic rock twist that draw inspirations from both ...

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GLAMOUR OF THE KILL: Video Update From The Studio

English rockers GLAMOUR OF THE KILL are currently tucked away in Rochester, Michigan with producer Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, ATTACK ATTACK) working on their new album for an early 2013 release via eOne Music. According to a posting on the band's Facebook page, "It's sounding fucking huge already. Y'all are in for a treat." A ...

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ARSIS On Lineup Changes, Upcoming Album

HardRockRVA recently conducted an interview with Noah Martin (bass) and Jim Malone (guitar, vocals) of Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. HardRockRVA: What have you two been up to in the last year or so? Drummer Mike Van Dyne left (again) and it looks ...

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SEVENDUST, LACUNA COIL: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST and LACUNA COIL will join forces for a U.S. tour in early 2013. The bands will head out on a 17-date run throughout the month of February. The trek kicks off on February 2 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with tickets going on sale Friday, November 30. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 - ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Guests On LION_DROME Single

Guitarist extrordinaire Chris Poland (MEGADETH, DAMN THE MACHINE, OHM:) contributes a nearly 90-second outro solo to the extended version of alt-rockers LION_DROME's first single, "Curve Of The Earth". The track proceeds an expected full release by LION_DROME in 2013. LION_DROME is a new project from lead guitarist Mike Lopez, a former member of GASHEAD, one ...

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