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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: Debut Album Due In June

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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Automata Part 1 - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Another new album, another new label. Hard to believe it's been almost three years to the date since "Coma Ecliptic" emerged, much less a little more than a decade since the groundbreaking "Colors" album changed the face of prog metal. From 2003-2009, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME was brilliantly generating LPs every two years now, ...

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Mindfucker - MONSTER MAGNET

For the band's 11th album, the first in five years, MONSTER MAGNET gets back to its roots by wringing out some old-school grit rock. By mere title alone, "Mindfucker" is designed to get your attention, as if the year is 1985 instead of 2018 and the band is begging to make the Filthy Fifteen. Filthy ...

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JON SCHAFFER Says '2019 Is Realistic' For Next DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall conducted an interview with ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer prior to the band's March 28 concert at The Shelter in Detroit, Michigan. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what ICED EARTH has planned after their "Incorruptible" North American tour: Jon: "We're going ...

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Video Premiere: GRAVEYARD's 'Please Don't'

Swedish classic rock connoisseurs GRAVEYARD have released the official music video for "Please Don't", the first single from the band's eagerly anticipated comeback album, "Peace". The disc was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineer Stefan Boman (BURT BACHARACH, ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD, KENT). ...

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Watch METALLICA's Four-Man Drum Jam In Vienna, Austria

METALLICA played on March 31 at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria as part of the second European leg of the band's "WorldWired" tour. The two-hour show included a four-man drum jam that first made an appearance at METALLICA's Mexico City gigs in March 2017 within the new song "Now That We're Dead". During the section ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Releases 'Electric Rider' Video

Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have released a music video for their latest single, "Electric Rider". The clip, which contains footage of the band's March 24 concert at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, was filmed and edited by Max Ljungberg. "Electric Rider" is taken from HARDCORE SUPERSTAR's forthcoming 11th studio album, "You Can't Kill My Rock 'N' ...

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DAUGHTRY Returns With New Song 'Backbone'; Fifth Album Coming Soon

Grammy-nominated rock band DAUGHTRY has unveiled a brand new song titled "Backbone". Notably, the track marks the group's first new original music since the release of the 2016 greatest-hits collection "It's Not Over…The Hits So Far". With its swaggering riff and soulful chant — "Ya gotta show a little backbone" — this anthem heralds the ...

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GRAVEYARD To Release 'Peace' Album In May

Swedish classic rock connoisseurs GRAVEYARD have released a teaser video for the official music video for "Please Don't", the first single from the band's eagerly anticipated comeback album, "Peace". The disc was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm with producer Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineer Stefan Boman (BURT BACHARACH, ALICE ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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GUS G.: Lyric Video For New Song 'Mr. Manson'

The official lyric video for "Mr. Manson", a brand new song from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The track is taken from Gus's upcoming solo album, "Fearless", which will ...

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ZEAL & ARDOR To Release 'Stranger Fruit' Album In June

Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new ZEAL & ARDOR single. "Gravedigger's Chant" is set for release on Good Friday — March 30. It serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second ZEAL & ARDOR album, "Stranger Fruit". With its haunting refrain of "bring the dead body down," the ...

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VINNY APPICE, TONY MACALPINE Among Featured Guests On TARA LYNCH's Debut Album, 'Evil Enough'

Tara Lynch (a.k.a. "Gui-Tara") is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals. She will release her debut album, "Evil Enough", on April 13. "Evil Enough" is a melodic metal album featuring Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star ...

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WATAIN Frontman On Black Metal's Battle With ANTIFA: 'The Devil Always Wins. It's An Old Lesson Learned'

The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with frontman Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN prior to the band's March 17 concert at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's new ...

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SATYRICON Frontman: 'The Size Of The Band And Your Commercial Success Is Not What Defines Your Authenticity'

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven was recently interviewed by Mad TV's "TV War" in Greece. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether black metal's mainstream acceptance has diluted its musical value: Satyr: "No. Because… I mean, SEX PISTOLS, which is such a mythical group, and ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Heavy Metal Isn't The Most Popular Music In The World Anymore'

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) was recently interviewed by Belfast Metal. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "The Redemption Of William Black", the recently released conclusion of his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy: Blaze: "We had a big success with 'Endure And Survive' ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Releases 'Electric Rider' Single

Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have released their latest single, "Electric Rider", via Gain Music Entertainment. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming 11th studio album, "You Can't Kill My Rock 'N' Roll", which is due later in the year. "Electric Rider" is described in a press release as "three minutes and 40 seconds ...

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AURI Feat. NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN, TROY DONOCKLEY: Lyric Video For 'Desert Flower' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Desert Flower" from AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, can be seen below. The track is taken from AURI's self-titled debut album, which is being released today (Friday, March 23) via Nuclear Blast. "Auri" track listing: 01. The ...

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