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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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