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LOUDNESS: Video Footage Of Las Vegas Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of LOUDNESS's October 30 performance at Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar & Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. According to Roppongi Rocks, LOUDNESS will release a special 30th-anniversary edition of its classic "Thunder In The East" album in Japan on November 25 in several different versions featuring bonus ...

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RIOT V Joined By LOUDNESS Members At Barcelona Concert (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of RIOT V, the new band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, performing their song "Warrior" with Akira Takasaki and Masayoshi Yamashita of LOUDNESS on June 25 at this year's edition of the Rock Fest Barcelona festival in Barcelona, Spain can be seen below. RIOT V released its debut ...

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Video: LOUDNESS Performs At Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of Japanese metallers LOUDNESS performing on July 17 at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. LOUDNESS released its latest studio album, "The Sun Will Rise Again", in June 2014. In a 2012 interview with Examiner.com, LOUDNESS singer Minoru Niihara stated about the band's songwriting process: "First ...

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NIGHTRAGE: 'Stare Into Infinity' Video Released

"Stare Into Infinity", the new video from Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "The Puritan", which will be released on April 24 via Despotz Records. "'Stare Into Infinity' is one of my favorite songs on our new album, 'The Puritan'," NIGHTRAGE guitarist ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, BLAZE BAYLEY, MICHAEL VESCERA Join Forces For 'Metal Singers' Tour (Video)

Acclaimed heavy metal vocalists Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Michael Vescera (LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OBSESSION), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ACCEPT) and Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) just completed an eight-show South American tour under the "Metal Singers" banner, during which they performed material from their respective catalogs. Regarding how the tour came ...

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WHILE HEAVEN WEPT To Release 'Suspended At Aphelion' In October

Virginia's long-running epic metallers WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will commemorate their 25th year with the October 27 release of their sixth full-length album, "Suspended At Aphelion", via Nuclear Blast. "Suspended At Aphelion" is undoubtedly the band's most ambitious, epic, and progressive album so far, featuring a single track divided into 11 parts, performed by the entire ...

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LOUDNESS To Release 'The Sun Will Rise Again' Album In June

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new studio album, "The Sun Will Rise Again", on June 4. A teaser for the video for the CD's title track can be seen below. Fan-filmed video footage of LOUDNESS performing a brand new song, "Mortality", from "The Sun Will Rise Again", on March 31 aboard the Monsters Of ...

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SLASH: Winners Announced For 'Slashathon'

Legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) threw the first-ever musician-focused Hackathon, titled Slashathon, at Capital Factory during Austin music week (March 12). For seven hours straight, teams of technology developers worked to create new and interesting music-oriented applications for promotion on-the-spot. After the seven-hour window, developers gave full demo presentations of the hacks ...

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Bazaar of Wonders - STARSOUP

Russian prog duo STARSOUP has a simple mission statement: "to invite different cool musicians and make some good music". For Alexey Markov and Andrew Gryaznov's purposes, this means pushing their less-than-simplistic creations into concrete, if sometimes slow-cooked DREAM THEATER vehicles with an entire horde of guest performers to help them along the way. Credited as ...

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OBSESSION Announces New Bassist

American metallers OBSESSION have announced the addition of bassist Jeff Curtiss to the group's ranks. The band states: "Jeff exploded onto the metal scene only recently [and is] a fantastic thundering talent on the bass. You may know him from the band SYMPHONY OF MALICE, where he made his debut. He is now the ultimate ...

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LOUDNESS: North American Tour Canceled

According to the official Twitter account of the Baltimore Soundstage venue in Baltimore, Maryland, LOUDNESS' previously announced North American tour, which was scheduled to take place in April, has been canceled "due to extenuating circumstances." No further information is currently available. LOUDNESS released its 25th studio album, "2012", in August 2012 via Tokuma ...

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SILENT VOICES: 'Burning Shine' Song Available For Streaming

"Burning Shine", a brand new song from SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from SILENT VOICES' new album, "Reveal the Change", which was released on November 29 in Europe and December ...

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ANIMETAL USA Signs With WARNER BROS.

ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs, has inked a deal with Warner Bros. for the release of the band's third album, tentatively due in late 2014. ANIMETAL USA is: * Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) - Vocals ...

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SILENT VOICES: New Song 'No Turning Back' Available For Streaming

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album, "Reveal the Change", on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), ...

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First-Ever MOTÖRHEAD Trivia Game Released

Rock Science has joined forces with MOTÖRHEAD to deliver the first MOTÖRHEAD trivia game ever. MOTÖRHEAD is the loudest band of all time, and they are bloody timeless, just like Rock Science. Experience all the riffin', the loudness, the drinks, the girls, the songs, the lyrics, the fights, the fuck-ups and the wins, plus much, ...

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WARRION: 'Awakening The Hydra' Trailer Released

U.S. metal act WARRION, the brainchild of guitarist Ron Ravi, will release its debut album, "Awakening The Hydra", on September 27 via Pure Steel Records. A trailer for the CD can be seen below. In addition to Ravi, WARRION features in its ranks Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Tim Thomas ...

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SILENT VOICES: 'Reveal The Change' Details Revealed

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Tony Kakko (SONATA ...

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SIGNUM REGIS: 'Exodus' Album Details Revealed

Slovak melodic metal band SIGNUM REGIS will release its third album entitled "Exodus" on November 15 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Ulterium Records. The CD features guest vocals by Lance King (ex-PYRAMAZE, BALANCE OF POWER), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), Daísa Munhoz (VANDROYA, SOULSPELL), Eli ...

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