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BILLY CORGAN Releases Music Video For 'Aeronaut'

Two-time Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan today shared a new music video for "Aeronaut", off his critically acclaimed new solo album, "Ogilala". The clip is a 2D preview of a forthcoming immersive virtuality reality experience for "Ogilala". The video was created inside a 3D world that was imagined by San ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: North American 'Pumpkins United' Tour Dates Announced

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — has announced the North American leg of its "Pumpkins United" world tour. The trek will kick off on September 7, 2018 in ...

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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Admits To Using Taped Vocals During Opening Concert Of 'Pumpkins United' Tour

HELLOWEEN's Kai Hansen has admitted to using taped vocals during the opening show of the band's "Pumpkins United" world tour. The trek features the reunited expanded classic lineup of the German power metal outfit, consisting of seven musicians, including Hansen and former vocalist Michael Kiske alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner. Although ...

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HELLOWEEN Plays First Reunion Show With MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN (Video)

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — played the first show of its "Pumpkins United" world tour last night (Thursday, October 19) at Escena in Monterrey, Mexico. The concert ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Lyric Video For 'Pumpkins United' Song

The reunited expanded classic linep of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — has released a lyric video for its brand new song called "Pumpkins United". The track, which is being made available on the ...

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Listen To Audio Sample Of HELLOWEEN's First New Song Featuring MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN

The reunited expanded classic linep of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — will release a brand new song called "Pumpkins United" on Friday, October 13. The track, which is being made available on the ...

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BILLY CORGAN Releases Video For 'The Spaniards' Solo Song

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan has shared "The Spaniards", the second track off his forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced solo album, "Ogilala". The ethereal song is available now at all digital retailers. "Ogilala" is due for release on October 13 via BMG and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads ...

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BILLY CORGAN Says Reunion Of Original SMASHING PUMPKINS Lineup 'Has Been Knocked About'

SMASHING PUMPKINS founding member and main songwriter Billy Corgan has hinted at a reunion of the band's original lineup. Corgan has been touring under the SMASHING PUMPKINS name for several years with a newer lineup of musicians, although drummer Jimmy Chamberlin rejoined the band two years ago. More significantly, Corgan confirmed last year that he ...

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BILLY CORGAN Announces 'Pillbox', A Silent Film Set To Music From His Forthcoming Solo Album 'Ogilala'

SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan today announced "Pillbox", a silent film set to music from his forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced solo album "Ogilala", due out October 13 via BMG. Corgan today also shared the film's official trailer which can be seen below. "I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch ...

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STEELHEART Releases Video For 'Lips Of Rain'

"Lips Of Rain", the new video from STEELHEART — the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band — can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's new album, "Through Worlds Of Stardust", which will be released on September 15 via Frontiers ...

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New STEELHEART Song 'Come Inside' Available For Streaming

STEELHEART — the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band — will release its new album, "Through Worlds Of Stardust", on September 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. Another song from the disc, "Come Inside", can be streamed below. Says Miljenko: "I cannot express how ...

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ANVIL Completes Recording New Album 'Pounding The Pavement'

Canadian cult metal act ANVIL has completed recording its new album, "Pounding The Pavement". Drummer Robb Reiner states: "The birth of the tracks has yielded much classic ANVIL gold!! Without doubt, all pounders will find songs emerge as their favorites. Mixes of tracks to flow soon for us. [We're] very excited to hear the polished ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Says HELLOWEEN Doesn't Want Him To Take Part In 'Pumpkins United' Tour

Chris Akin from "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of German melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MASTERPLAN's new "PumpKings" album, which features re-recordings of songs Grapow wrote while he was in HELLOWEEN: Roland: "When you ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Says He Wasn't Asked To Take Part In HELLOWEEN's 'Pumpkins United' Tour

Former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow says that he wasn't invited to take part in the band's upcoming "Pumpkins United" tour. The trek, which will kick off in October, will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material ...

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HELLOWEEN: First Video Footage From 'Pumpkins United' Tour Rehearsals

Video footage from the rehearsals for HELLOWEEN's "Pumpkins United" tour can be seen below. The trek will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — performing material spanning HELLOWEEN's entire three-decade-plus history. Asked who was the first to suggest ...

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Watch STEELHEART's Video For New Single 'You Got Me Twisted'

STEELHEART — the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band — will release its new album, "Through Worlds Of Stardust", on September 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official video for the second single from the disc, "You Got Me Twisted", can be seen ...

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New Grunge Musical Could Feature Music From NIRVANA And SOUNDGARDEN

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a Seattle theater is currently developing a grunge musical that could feature songs from some of the genre's most iconic artists, including NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN and ALICE IN CHAINS. As first reported by Rolling Stone, the Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned the project, which will feature an original story about ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Tour

A PERFECT CIRCLE, which recently wrapped up a sold-out U.S. tour, will return to the road this fall, kicking off a North American trek at the Aftershock festival on October 21. Tickets for all non-festival shows are on-sale this Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages will be available simultaneously. Tour dates: ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET On Classic HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'The Whole Thing Was Overdue'

AVANTASIA and EDGUY mastermind Tobias Sammet says that the reunion of HELLOWEEN's classic lineup is "the best thing that could have happened to all of" the players involved. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", HELLOWEEN's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and ...

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Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora - DARKEST HOUR

DARKEST HOUR, one of the truly great modern metal bands, finds itself on its fourth label in as many albums. Quizzically the band is now on Southern Lord, the label apparently is expanding its horizons. Not that DARKEST HOUR can't roll here, but the band is hardly the same doomed-up, crunked-out, droning, blackened beast Southern ...

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