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LOUDNESS: New Album Details Revealed

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new album, "Eve To Dawn", on September 14. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. A Light In The Dark 02. The Power Of Truth 03. Come Alive Again 04. Survivor 05. Keep You Burning 06. Gonna Do It My Way 07. Hang Tough 08. ...

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OBSESSION, AGENT STEEL, ASKA Members Join Forces In WARRION

Vocalist Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Tim Thomas (AGENT STEEL, NEW EDEN, STEEL PROPHET), bassist Keith Knight (ASKA), guitarist Ron Ravi Warrion, keyboardist Hermian Dufort (ANGEL WITCH) and drummer Rob Brug (HALLOWEEN, DAMIEN) have joined forces in a brand new project called WARRION. These lauded musicians showcase their skills delivering aggressive guitar works ...

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Former X JAPAN/LOUDNESS Bassist Dies

According to Mariana's Variety, former X JAPAN and LOUDNESS bassist Taiji Sawada passed away before noon at the intensive care unit in Commonwealth Health Center, Saipan yesterday (July 17). Sawada, 45, was arrested by federal authorities for being unruly on a flight to Saipan and was brought to CHC after he tried to ...

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Malaysian Rock Singer Fulfills LOUDNESS Dream

According to Malay Mail, Suhaimi Abdul Rahman, better known as Amy, the frontman of Malaysian rock legends SEARCH, will achieve a major dream on July 24 when he performs as guest artiste with Japanese heavy metal group LOUDNESS, which was co-founded by electric guitarist Akira Takasaki. The show, billed "Loudness Live in Kuala ...

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LOUDNESS: New Video Interview With AKIRA TAKASAKI

In the video clip below, guitarist Akira Takasaki of veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS talks about celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band's formation; the group's most recent album, "King Of Pain"; and what to expect from LOUDNESS' upcoming effort. Quality multi-camera video footage of LOUDNESS performing the song "Shadows Of War" on May 22, 2011 ...

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LOUDNESS: More High-Quality Multi-Cam Footage From Cleveland

Quality multi-camera video footage of Japanese metallers LOUDNESS performing the song "Shadows Of War" on May 22, 2011 at the Beachland Ballroom in in Cleveland, Ohio can be viewed below. The footage from filmed in 1080p high definition by Ken Kitt and Kim Schleeper, and was edited and produced by Ken Kitt for LOUDNESS and ...

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LOUDNESS: Long Island Signing Session Announced

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will take part in an autograph-signing session on Sunday, June 5 at Looney Tunes (31 Brookvale Ave.) in West Babylon, New York beginning at 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 631.587.7722 or visit LooneyTunesCDs.com. Quality multi-camera video footage of LOUDNESS performing the songs "Heavy Chains" and "In The Mirror" ...

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LOUDNESS: High-Quality Multi-Cam Footage From Cleveland

Quality multi-camera video footage of Japanese metallers LOUDNESS performing the songs "Heavy Chains" and "In The Mirror" on May 22, 2011 at the Beachland Ballroom in in Cleveland, Ohio can be viewed below. The footage from filmed in 1080p high definition by Ken Kitt and Kim Schleeper, and was edited and produced by Ken Kitt ...

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'In The Pit' With LOUDNESS

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS are featured in "Metal Moment" podcast's latest video series, "In The Pit With Loudness". The 15-minute clip, which can be seen below, features footage of the band's May 10, 2011 concert in Santa Clara, California as well as a short Japanese-language interview with guitarist Akira Takasaki. A brand new song from ...

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EDGUY Begins Recording New Album

After a successful world tour of more than 100 concerts all over the globe in support of their latest CD, "Tinnitus Sanctus", German melodic metallers EDGUY have entered the studio to begin recording a new album. Still under the influence of their arena tour as special guests of the SCORPIONS and the latest AVANTASIA world ...

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Scheepers - SCHEEPERS

You didn't expect the German version of Rob Halford (vocally, folks…vocally) to release a solo album that didn't sound at least a little bit like PRIMAL FEAR, or JUDAS PRIEST and HALFORD for that matter, did you? I didn't think so. That's good because on SCHEEPERS' self-titled debut, at least half the album sounds a ...

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LOUDNESS: U.S. Dates Announced

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS have scheduled the following 30th-anniversary U.S. dates: May 06 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA May 07 - Dante's - Portland, OR May 08 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA May 10 - Avalon - Santa Clara, CA May 11 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA May 12 - Club ...

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KILLING MACHINE Announces New Lineup, Begins Work On Next Album

U.S. metal heavyweights KILLING MACHINE are set to make their return after a break with a new CD . The group's current lineup includes founding member and guitarist Peter Scheithauer (ex-TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY, BELLADONNA) alongside James Rivera (HELSTAR, VICIOUS RUMORS) on vocals, Jochen Mayer (CASANOVA, DOMAIN) on bass, Juan Garcia (AGENT STEEL) and Jon Dette ...

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Rollin' - TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION

If you even considered for a moment upon reading the name TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION that the style of music played on "Rollin'" had anything at all to do with peace, love, flowers, and/or granola, such thoughts were crushed into dust upon taking a gander at the album cover. That is, if doubts remained after you ...

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LOUDNESS To Tour U.S.

According to a Twitter message from Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic's hit television program "That Metal Show", veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will embark on a U.S. tour soon. No further details are currently available. A brand new song from LOUDNESS entitled "The Eternal Soldiers" serves as the opening theme to "Mazinkaiser ...

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CHICKENFOOT's CHAD SMITH Discusses 'Holy China' Cymbal With DRUM! Magazine (Video)

Drum! magazine conducted an interview with drummer Chad Smith (CHICKENFOOT, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California during the 2011 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that runs through Sunday. You can now watch the chat below. Sabian has just introduced Holy China, which was ...

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LOUDNESS: 'The Eternal Soldiers' Single Available

A brand new song from veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS entitled "The Eternal Soldiers" serves as the opening theme to "Mazinkaiser SKL", a Japanese OVA (original video animation) series and the 11th Mazinger series ever made based on Go Nagai's original works. The single, which features lyrics by Minoru Niihara and music by Akira Takasaki, was ...

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Japan's METAL SAFARI Performs PANTERA Medley In Tokyo (Video)

Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI celebrated their five-year anniversary and the release of their second album, "Prisoner", by playing a two-hour set in Tokyo on Saturday, October 30. Included in their set was a medley of songs by PANTERA, whom METAL SAFARI cities as one of its biggest influences. Fan-filmed video footage of the PANTERA ...

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LOUDNESS To Play At MUNETAKA HIGUCHI Memorial Show

Japanese metal veterans LOUDNESS will play at the third memorial show for their former drummer Munetaka Higuchi on Sunday, November 14 at CC Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Higuchi passed away on November 30, 2008 following a seven-month battle with liver cancer. He was 49 years old. Higuchi was also the drummer of the ...

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METAL SAFARI: 'How To Die' Video Released

"How To Die", the brand new video from Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's recently released sophomore album, "Prisoner", which is available on Spiritual Beast Records. Centered around award-winning future guitar hero Hiro, emotional screaming beast Ina, and young powerhouse drummer Yazu, along with their big ...

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Japan's METAL SAFARI Releases Long-Awaited Sophomore Album

Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI will finally release their long-awaited sophomore album, "Prisoner", via Spiritual Beast Records. Centered around award-winning future guitar hero Hiro, emotional screaming beast Ina, and young powerhouse drummer Yazu, along with their big friend Jun on bass, they were "proud to be independent," releasing demo recordings on the Internet, shooting music ...

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