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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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SILENT VOICES: 'Burning Shine' Song Available For Streaming

"Burning Shine", a brand new song from SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from SILENT VOICES' new album, "Reveal the Change", which was released on November 29 in Europe and December ...

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ANIMETAL USA Signs With WARNER BROS.

ANIMETAL USA, the American counterpart to ANIMETAL, the Japanese heavy metal band which specialized in metal covers of popular Japanese anime/tokusatsu theme songs, has inked a deal with Warner Bros. for the release of the band's third album, tentatively due in late 2014. ANIMETAL USA is: * Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) - Vocals ...

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SILENT VOICES: New Song 'No Turning Back' Available For Streaming

SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, will release its new album, "Reveal the Change", on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The CD, which features guest appearances by by Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, ex-THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), ...

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