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WARRION Signs With PURE STEEL RECORDS

U.S. metal act WARRION, the brainchild of guitarist Ron Ravi, has inked a deal with Pure Steel Records. The band's debut album, "Awakening The Hydra", will be released in August/September In addition to Ravi, WARRION features in its ranks Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, ANIMETAL USA, ex-LOUDNESS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals, Tim Thomas (ABATTOIR, ex-AGENT STEEL, ex-NEW ...

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Tend No Wounds - BLACK TUSK

If you've ever been to Savannah, you know the place can be hotter than one of Satan's farts. Thus it stands to reason why the metal coming out of there is sludgy, swampy and full of angst. A day care full of undisciplined brats makes less racket than BLACK TUSK along with their neighbors KYLESA ...

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HIBRIA Singer To Front LOUDNESS For LIVE N' LOUDER Performance

Iuri Sanson, singer of the Brazilian metal band HIBRIA, will front Japanese metallers LOUDNESS for their appearance later today (Sunday, April 14) at the Live N' Louder festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A photo of Sanson and LOUDNESS rehearsing for the show can be seen below. Ex-LOUDNESS vocalist Mike Vescera, who was originally supposed to ...

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Beneath the Surface - ALPHA TIGER

ALPHA TIGER's sophomore LP, 2013's "Beneath the Surface", sees the precocious German quintet graduating from indie label Sonic Attack (which unveiled their modest debut, "Man or Machine", two years prior) to heavy metal major player Century Media - but are they really ready for prime time yet? Shit, why not? In a weird ironic twist, ...

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LOUDNESS Frontman's XYZ-A To Release 'Seventh Heaven' Album

XYZ-A, the Japanese band lef by LOUDNESS frontman Minoru Niihara, will release its new album, "Seventh Heaven", on April 3. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Rising Anthem 02. Patriot's Dream 03. Initiation 04. Metal Heads 05. While You're Still Young 06. Real Man 07. Seventh Heaven 08. Testament 09. Tenka ...

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TNT Singer TONY MILLS Featured In NERGARD Video

"A Question Of God", the new video from the NERGARD — the Norwegan melodic metal act led by musician and composer Andreas Nergård — can be seen below. The song was co-written with legendary British singer Tony Mills (TNT, SHY), who also appears in the clip, which was filmed and edited by Sondre Sivertsen. "A ...

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METAL SAFARI Parts Ways With Vocalist, Drummer, Bassist

Drummer Yazu, vocalist Ina and bassist Tomo have left Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI. Commented the band's guitarist, Hiro: "As the guitarist, songwriter and producer of METAL SAFARI, I still have lots of things I want to do with METAL SAFARI. In my mind, it's more like expecting what's to come, so I will do ...

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ANIMETAL USA/OBSESSION Vocalist Featured On New SOVEREIGN Album

Veteran heavy metal vocalist Mike Vescera (ANIMETAL USA, OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) makes a guest appearance on "Warring Heaven", the new album from SOVEREIGN, the French metal project led by multi-instrumentalist Samir Mhamdi. According to a press release, the CD "is complete with thundering vocals, epic guitar solos and catchy vocal lines." "Warring Heaven" track ...

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SOULSPELL: New Song Available For Streaming

The third full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL, entitled "Hollow's Gathering", will be released in Europe and North America on October 12 through Inner Wound Recordings. "Hollow's Gathering" features guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Blaze Bayley (WOLFSBANE, IRON MAIDEN), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE ...

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ANIMETAL USA: Video Interview Posted Online

Shonen Jump Alpha recently conducted an interview with ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs. You can now watch the chat below. ANIMETAL USA made its U.S. live debut on June 29 at the Anime Expo at the Los ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, BLAZE BAYLEY, MIKE VESCERA Featured On New SOULSPELL Album

The third full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL, entitled "Hollow's Gathering", will be released in Europe and North America on October 12 through Inner Wound Recordings. "Hollow's Gathering" features guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Blaze Bayley (WOLFSBANE, IRON MAIDEN), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE ...

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LOUDNESS: New Album Samples Available

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their 25th studio album, "2012", on August 22 via Tokuma Communications. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Stronger 02. 2012~End Of The Age 03. Break New Ground 04. Driving Force 05. Behind The Scene 06. Bang'em Dead 07. The Voice Of Metal 08. Who ...

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ANIMETAL USA: New Video Interview Posted Online

Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon, who currently resides in Hollywood, California, recently conducted an interview with ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs. You can now watch the chat below. ANIMETAL USA made its U.S. live debut on ...

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ANIMETAL USA Interviewed At 'Anime Expo' (Video)

ANIMETAL USA — the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs — made its U.S. live debut on June 29 at the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center at the Main Events/Hall G. A short video interview with the group ...

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ANIMETAL USA Performs At 'Anime Expo'; Video Available

ANIMETAL USA — the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs — made its U.S. live debut yesterday (Friday, June 29) at the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center at the Main Events/Hall G. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance ...

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ANIMETAL USA's Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release

ANIMETAL USA — the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs — will have its self-titled debut album released in the U.S. on June 26 via Century Media Records. A European release date will follow shortly thereafter. The track listing of "Animetal ...

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