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To Kill A King - MANILLA ROAD

Outside of the group's inactivity in the nineties, Mark Shelton has been slugging it out with MANILLA ROAD since 1977. One knows what to expect with the heavy metal band that's rightfully revered in the underground. Following the band's 1980 prog rock debut, "Invasion", its second proper album, 1982's succinctly and appropriately entitled "Metal", took ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Video Of First-Ever Live Performance

CYHRA, the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), made its live debut last night (Friday, October 27) at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. CYHRA's ...

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JAKE E On Departure From AMARANTHE: 'We Came To A Point Where Everything Got Centered Around One Person'

Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with vocalist Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES) of CYHRA, the new modern metal band that is rounded out by guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). A few excerpts ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Listen To 'Letter To Myself' Song

"Letter To Myself", the new single from CYHRA, the band featuring former IN FLAMES members Peter Iwers (bass) and Jesper Strömblad (guitar) alongside ex-AMARANTHE singer Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg, LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY drummer Alex Landenburg and former SHINING guitarist Euge Valovirta, can be streamed below. The song is taken from CYHRA's debut album, "Letters To ...

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CYHRA Joined By Former SHINING Guitarist EUGE VALOVIRTA

CYHRA, the new band featuring former IN FLAMES members Peter Iwers (bass) and Jesper Strömblad (guitar) alongside ex-AMARANTHE singer Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg and LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY drummer Alex Landenburg, has recruited former SHINING guitarist Euge Valovirta. CYHRA said in a statement: "We're thrilled to inform that Finnish guitarist Euge Valovirta will be joining CYHRA ...

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Wall Of Sound - MARTY FRIEDMAN

I live about 45 minutes from Laurel, Maryland, and frequently end up in the District of Columbia. You pass through, or by, Laurel to get to D.C., and though I almost never speak of it to anyone riding with me—unless, as rock fans, they can grasp the significance of it—I always think the same thing: ...

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Watch MARTY FRIEDMAN's Entire Houston Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's entire August 16 performance at Scout Bar in Houston, Texas can be seen below. Friedman's new solo album, "Wall Of Sound", was released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren ...

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Watch MARTY FRIEDMAN Perform In New York City

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's August 4 performance at Highline Ballroom in New York City can be seen below. Friedman's new solo album, "Wall Of Sound", was released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren ...

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Listen To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Entire New Album, 'Wall Of Sound'

"Wall Of Sound", the new solo album from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, SEPULTURA), "Wall Of Sound" "expands ...

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Video Premiere: MARTY FRIEDMAN's 'Whiteworm'

"Whiteworm", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Marty says: "The 'Whiteworm' video has a definite 'real-world' Japanese look, but not the over-the-top 'exported Japanese' look that many ...

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CRISTINA SCABBIA Says LACUNA COIL 'Made A Big Mistake' With The Imagery For 2009's 'Shallow Life'

Metal Wani's Matthew Powers recently conducted an interview with vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LACUNA COIL's 2016 album "Delirium": Cristina: "I think that everything went amazingly, because our old-school fans are happy; we got a ...

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Listen To New MARTY FRIEDMAN Song 'Miracle'

"Miracle", a brand new song form former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, ...

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Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer THUNDERSTICK Is Back With New Album, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

After playing with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moving to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), Barry Graham Purkis became the figurehead of the newly emerging NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene. This was done by creating an alter ego Thunderstick, a masked persona known ...

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Listen To New MARTY FRIEDMAN Song 'Whiteworm'

"Whiteworm", a brand new song form former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Final Music Video Released: 'The Promise'

Chris Cornell's official music video for his song "The Promise" was released this morning by Survival Pictures. "The Promise" was Cornell's last release prior to his passing. "Chris Cornell was not only a dear family friend for many years, but he was also a once-in-a-generation talent who is missed more than words can convey. It ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces 'Wall Of Sound' U.S. Tour With SCALE THE SUMMIT And THE FINE CONSTANT

Following last week's album announcement, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has now unveiled his headlining tour in support of his latest scorcher, "Wall Of Sound". The 22-show trek will feature support from Houston's top progressive outfit SCALE THE SUMMIT along with Madison, Wisconsin-based technical progressive three-piece THE FINE CONSTANT. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia ...

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IHSAHN To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) will enter Sonic Attic Studio in Notodden, Norway next week to begin recording his new solo album. Laying down the drum tracks on the follow-up to last year's "Arktis" disc will be Tobias Ørnes Andersen, who has previously played in the Norwegian bands SHINING and LEPROUS. "Arktis" ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'Wall Of Sound' Solo Album In August

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release his new solo album, "Wall Of Sound", on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, SEPULTURA), the disc "expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music," according to a press ...

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