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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Making Of 'Night 13' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Night 13" video from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The song is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 23 via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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MAX CAVALERA Laments Losing SEPULTURA Name

Max Cavalera says that he wishes he had been able to keep the SEPULTURA name after the band's classic lineup fell apart more than two decades ago. SEPULTURA's most commercially successful period ended in 1996 with the exit of Max after the rest of the band fired his wife Gloria as their manager. His brother, ...

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NIGHTWISH Kicks Off 'Decades' World Tour In Atlanta (Video)

Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their "Decades" world tour this past Friday, March 9 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. On this trek, NIGHTWISH is presenting a special setlist, featuring rare material from the early years of the band's career. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Swanheart 02. End Of All Hope (first ...

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ACCEPT Guitarist On Sticking To Classic Formula On 'The Rise Of Chaos': 'It's Not Really That Easy To Pull Off'

Journalist Janne Vuorela conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of veteran German/American metallers ACCEPT prior to the band's January 17 concert at Huxleys Neue Welt in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how ACCEPT chooses songs for their concert setlists this late into ...

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Finding Joseph I: The H.R. from Bad Brains Documentary - H.R.

Shaman. Spiritual anarchist. Punk royal. Rastafarian. Activist. These are tags affixed to Paul "H.R." Hudson, perhaps the greatest punk rock vocalist the genre has ever or will ever see. H.R. is one of music history's most beloved front men, a perfectly balanced amalgam of reggae-splashed aggression whose soul-crafted illumination through Jah and Bob Marley sparked ...

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It's Alive! - JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES

JOHN 5 isn't a household name, but the guitar wizard has worked with a vast array of artists who are exactly that. Whether it's performing in arenas with ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON or lending his talents as a session musician for the likes of ROD STEWART, PAUL STANLEY or LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the six-stringer has ...

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Clone Of The Universe - FU MANCHU

FU MANCHU is synonymous with stoner rock. The group is rightfully revered as one of the genre's most significant bands. Following its inception as a hardcore punk act, the band slid into a groove, literally and figuratively, and has continued onward with energetic hard rock that's as potent as the residue at the bottom of ...

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Amoretum Vol. 1 - BLACK SPACE RIDERS

By now, folks should be able to differentiate between the high-profile THIN LIZZY offshoot BLACK STAR RIDERS and Germany's oft-tagged "riffonauts", BLACK SPACE RIDERS. If celestial sludge is your speed, then the latter is for you. The 2010 self-titled album, along with "D:REI" and "Light is the New Dark" is mandatory listening. Yet following the ...

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Cosmic Crypt - MAMMOTH GRINDER

The ever-prolific Chris Ulsh is arguably best known as the drummer, and occasional guitarist, of en vogue thrashers POWER TRIP. However, the journeyman musician has peddled his wares of metal and punk via the blasting grind of HATRED SURGE, the snot-nosed filth of IMPALERS and with the Swedish death fanatics that makeup MAMMOTH GRINDER. The ...

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Ion - PORTAL

Island countries breed unique culture. While the cultural facets of nations in larger continents, including mainland Europe, have historically assimilated with one another more readily, relatively speaking, due to immediate geographical proximity and rubbing of elbows, the sea and the sky enclose islands and thus foster environments conducive for distinct cultural growth and artistic movement. ...

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Trident Wolf Eclipse - WATAIN

Ironically enough, and quite contrary to the darkness they surely wish to portray, the spotlight upon Sweden's WATAIN has shined quite brightly in terms of fanfare. The unit's notoriously vile live performances and consistently impressive and singular take on Scandinavian black metal over the last couple of decades has cemented its place as one of ...

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TOOL On New Album Recording Sessions: 'All Systems Are Go'

TOOL has released an official update on the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. The disc is being helmed by Joe Barresi, an acclaimed producer who has worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, VOLBEAT and SLIPKNOT, and who engineered and mixed TOOL's last LP, 2006's "10,000 Days". In a post on TOOL's web site and ...

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VOLBEAT To Enter Studio Before End Of 2018

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT are planning to enter studio before the end of the year to begin recording their seventh album for a tentative 2019 release. The follow-up to "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie" will mark the band's first full-length effort to feature bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen, who joined VOLBEAT too late to ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist On GLENN TIPTON's Retirement From Touring: 'It's Really, Really Sad'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked for his thoughts about JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, who recently announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease, Gates ...

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