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THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT Signs With LISTENABLE RECORDS

Listenable Records has announced the signing of Michigan's prog metal mongers THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT. The band, founded by duo Dan Wieten and Ryan Aldridge, describes its sound as "heavy guitars, euphoric synths and rich layered vocals come together to create a wall of progressive rock lushness." Like their fellow modern prog artists, THE OMEGA EXPERIMENT ...

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LOSTPROPHETS Members Are 'In A State Of Shock' Following Singer's Arrest

LOSTPROPHETS members Lee Gaze (guitar), Mike Lewis (guitar), Stuart Richardson (bass), Jamie Oliver (keyboards) and Luke Johnson (drums) have released the following statement regarding the arrest of their singer, Ian Watkins, on charges of sexual offenses against children: "Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are ...

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OPERATIKA ELEMENT: New Single Available For Streaming

"Haunting In The Night", the new single from New York/New Jersey-based symphonic power metallers OPERATIKA ELEMENT (formerly OPERATIKA), can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song, which was mixed by Neil Kernon (QUEENSRĊ¸CHE, NEVERMORE, NILE), will be released on Amazon and iTunes in the near future. The cover artwork for the single was ...

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HELSTAR Taps SYMPHONY X Bassist For Upcoming Shows

Texas-based metal veterans HELSTAR have issued the following update: "It's been a few months since we've issued an update and there are several news items we'd like to share with you HEL-raisers on what to expect in 2013! "As many of you know, early in the new year we will set sail from Miami onboard ...

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FULLFORCE's 'Awesomeness' Video To Premiere Next Month

"Awesomeness", the new video from the Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE, will be released on January 2, 2013. The group states: "The video goes in a more humouristic pattern and is filmed by the band's own Stefan Elmgren (High & Loud)." "Awesomeness" comes off FULLFORCE's second album, "Next Level", which was released in North America ...

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PORTNOY, KOTZEN, SHEEHAN Project Completes Work On Debut Album

The new project featuring Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG) and Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON) has completed work on its debut album for a 2013 release. Sheehan says: "I'm really pleased with it. Richie sang his ass off and played amazingly unique stuff, and, of course Mike annihilated ...

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DEVOURMENT: New Album Teaser Available

Dallas, Texas-based death metallers DEVOURMENT have released a teaser for their upcoming album, "Conceived In Sewage", due out on February 19 in North America, February 22 in Germany/Benelux and February 25 in the rest of Europe on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. "Conceived In Sewage" was tracked at Mana Recording Studio in St. ...

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TRIUMPH: New Audio Interview With MIKE LEVINE

Jorge Fretes of Spain's GoetiaMedia.com recently conducted an interview with bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine of Canadian rock legends TRIUMPH. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. The fans demanded it, and the fans finally got it. After 20 years apart, the long-awaited TRIUMPH reunion of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist ...

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The Great Bear - SILENCER

What if K.E. Tsiolkovsky instead of Robert Goddard was revered worldwide as the grand wizard architect of the great space race from the 1950s and '60s? The cosmonauts land Vostok 3 and 4 on the moon ahead of Apollo 11. It's an alternate parallel universe perhaps only DC Comics and film producers Timur Bekmambetov and ...

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WhoCares - IAN GILLAN AND TONY IOMMI

This release may be a few months old already, but in the season of giving, it's perhaps prudent to shine the light on a benefit project if for nothing else, to serve as a reminder that music does serve a higher purpose when it wants to. Last year, Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi joined audile ...

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FRANK HANNON BAND: Quality Petaluma Footage Available

Quality video footage of the FRANK HANNON BAND, the group led by the TESLA guitarist, performing the song "Lipstick, Smoke & Gasoline" on November 17 at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California can be seen below. FRANK HANNON BAND is: Frank Hannon - Guitar,Vocals Jeffery Sandoval - Vocals Mike Araiza - Guitar Cortney DeAugustine - ...

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ASIA Drummer Comments On U.K. Tour Cancelation

ASIA, featuring the original lineup of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocals, bass), was forced to cancel its 30th-anniversary U.K. tour due to Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. coli. The drummer has now issued the following statement regarding the cancelation: "By the time ...

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SUFFOCATION: New Song Available For Streaming

"As Grace Descends", a brand new song from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, can be streamed using the SoundCloud. player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam", which will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland ...

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SEVENDUST: First 'Black Out The Sun' Teaser Available

The first video teaser 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. ...

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SUFFOCATION Talks New Album In Video Interview

Loudwire recently conducted an interview with guitarist Guy Marchais and newly appointed drummer Dave Culross of York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION. You can now watch the chat below. SUFFOCATION's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam", will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by ...

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THE ANSWER Completes Recording New Album

Northern Ireland-based rockers THE ANSWER have finished recording their new album with British producer Toby Jepson, main writer and vocalist with LITTLE ANGELS, who had twelve U.K. Top 40 hits throughout the 90s. Recorded at Vale Studios in the U.K., on one of the oldest 1970s Neve desks, the CD takes the band into a ...

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ASIA Drummer's E. Coli Infection Forces U.K. Tour Cancelation

ASIA, featuring the original lineup of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocals, bass), has been forced to cancel its 30th-anniversary U.K. tour due to Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. coli. Tickets are refundable from the point of purchase. Affected dates: Dec. 15 - ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: New Audio Interview With REED MULLIN

Mike "Metal" Babins of Galaxie radio recently conducted an interview with drummer Reed Mullin of Raleigh, North Carolina legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's new EP, "Megalodon", was released on November 13 via Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Interviewed By 'Toronto Metal Music' (Audio)

Toronto Metal Music conducted an interview with guitarist Mike Spreitzer of California metallers DEVILDRIVER on November 24 at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. In a recent interview with Loudwire, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara stated about the band's split with longtime record label ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Video Interview With MIKE SPREITZER

Pittsburgh Music Magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Mike Spreitzer of California metallers DEVILDRIVER on November 26 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with Loudwire, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara stated about the band's split with longtime record label Roadrunner and new deal with Napalm ...

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