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First-Ever RIOT Tribute Album To Be Released This Month

"Thunder And Steel Down Under", the first-ever RIOT tribute album, will be released on April 24 via Skol Records. The compilation was produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, CRYSTAL VIPER, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR) and includes RIOT classics performed by such artists as AXEL RUDI PELL, CRYSTAL VIPER, ATTACKER, ALPHA TIGER, OCTOBER 31, SAVAGE MASTER, ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Prepares To Record New Album, Hit The Road

Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have announced the first wave of confirmed club and festival dates for their upcoming 2015 European tour that is scheduled to start in May and run through August. The trek will mark the band's return to Europe, coming off the heels of 2012's "Ugly Noise" album and last year's ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Manchester Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of JANE'S ADDICTION's August 21 performance at O2 Apollo in Manchester, England can be seen below. JANE'S ADDICTION will be honored with the Elmer Valentine Award at this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF), set for Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, JEFF SCOTT SOTO, BILLY IDOL, BILLY DUFFY Rock The Viper Room's 21st-Anniversary Jam

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Billy Idol, Carla Harvey (BUTCHER BABIES), Billy Duffy (THE CULT) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL) are among the musicians who took part in The Viper Room's 21st-anniversary all-star jam on August 16 in West Hollywood, California. Video footage of the entire 90-minute concert — ...

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QUARTZ: New Album And Compilation In The Works

Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ is writing material for a new album, tentatively due in 2015. In addition, the group is putting the finishing touches on a compilation featuring previously unreleased studio material from the '80s, to be released later this year via Skol Records. QUARTZ came out of the British hard rock hotbed of ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Be Honored At SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL

Nederlander Concerts and Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) organizers announced today the 2014 lineup scheduled for Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Legendary alternative rock band JANE'S ADDICTION has been named the 2014 SSMF honoree kicking off the two-day music festival on Friday, September 19. ...

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VIPER SOLFA To Begin Recording Debut Album In May

VIPER SOLFA, the new band featuring Ronny Thorsen (TRAIL OF TEARS), Miriam "Sphinx" Renvåg (RAM-ZET, ENDLING), Morfeus (MAYHEM, LIMBONIC ART, DIMENSION F3H), Endre Moe (TRAIL OF TEARS, DIMENSION F3H, CUTTHROAT) and Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (TRAIL OF TEARS, SPHERE), will enter the studio in May to start recording its as-yet-untitled debut album. Drums will be tracked ...

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SATAN'S HOST's Debut 'Metal From Hell' To Be Reissued

"Metal From Hell", the legendary debut album of the U.S. heavy metal cult act SATAN'S HOST, which except guitar virtuoso Patrick Evil, features JAG PANZER and TITAN FORCE singer Harry Conklin (a.k.a. Leviathan Thisiren), will be reissued by Skol Records. This "ultimate reissue" will not only include "Metal From Hell" tracks remastered from the original ...

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EXISTANCE To Release 'Steel Alive' In April

French metallers EXISTANCE will release their full-length debut, "Steel Alive", on April 25 via Mausoleum Records. The CD was recorded in late 2013 at Boss Hog Studios in Ham en Artois, France and is described in a press release as "one hell of an ass-kicking album that proves true metal is." It was mastered by ...

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ANGRA's FABIO LIONE Answers Fan-Submitted Questions - Part 2 (Video)

Acclaimed Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT), who recently joined Brazilian metallers ANGRA as the replacement for Eduardo "Edu" Falaschi, has answered a number of questions that were submitted by ANGRA fans on the band's Facebook page. Check out the second part of the question-and-answer session below. ANGRA celebrated the 20th ...

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Current And Former Members Of TRAIL OF TEARS, MAYHEM, RAM-ZET, DIMENSION F3H Join Forces In VIPER SOLFA

Ronny Thorsen (TRAIL OF TEARS), Miriam "Sphinx" Renvåg (RAM-ZET, ENDLING), Morfeus (MAYHEM, LIMBONIC ART, DIMENSION F3H), Endre Moe (TRAIL OF TEARS, DIMENSION F3H, CUTTHROAT) and Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (TRAIL OF TEARS, SPHERE) have joined forces under the banner VIPER SOLFA, bringing their diverse backgrounds together to create a new brand of extreme metal. The band ...

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ANGRA's FABIO LIONE Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Acclaimed Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, KAMELOT), who recently joined Brazilian metallers ANGRA as the replacement for Eduardo "Edu" Falaschi, has answered a number of questions that were submitted by ANGRA fans on the band's Facebook page. Check out the first part of the question-and-answer session below. ANGRA celebrated the 20th ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Prophet Of The End' Video Released

"Prophet Of The End", the new video from the Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, can be seen below. The song id taken from the band's new studio album, "Possession", which is scheduled for release on December 13 via AFM Records as a CD, limited-edition LP and as a digital download. The cover artwork ...

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