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PAGAN'S MIND, SECRET SPHERE, SYMPHONY X, Ex-HELLOWEEN Members Join Forces In SHADOWSPELL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of SHADOWSPELL, a new melodic metal act born from a collaboration between Italian guitarist/songwriter Aldo Lonobile and Norwegian vocalist Nils K. Rue. Lonobile is best known for his extraordinary work with power/progressive stalwarts SECRET SPHERE while Nils K. Rue has has traversed the globe with Norwegian progressive metal ...

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Heavy Rock Radio - JORN

Norwegian dynamo Jorn Lande may not always spring to the fore of metalheads' minds, but he's enjoyed a long and satisfying career doing what he does, which includes a rock opera project with guitarist Trond Holter last year, "Dracula - Swing of Death". Jorn's impeccable chops always demand attention, and while he works on the ...

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RAGE: Lyric Video For New Song 'War'

The official lyric video for the song "War" from German metallers RAGE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Devil Strikes Again", which was released on June 10 via Nuclear Blast (July 8 in the U.S. through Metalville). The CD was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios ...

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HELLOWEEN Cancels Japanese Tour Due To Drummer's Appendicitis

German power metallers HELLOWEEEN have been forced to cancel their Japanese tour due to the sudden illness of drummer Daniel "Dani" Löble. In the morning hours of June 14, Löble was hospitalized with appendicitis. He underwent an emergency surgery and his doctors have strongly advised him to rest for several weeks. Due to Dani's condition, ...

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RAGE Releases 'The Devil Strikes Again' Video

"The Devil Strikes Again", the new Ivan K. Maras-directed video from German metallers RAGE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's new album, which will be released on June 10 via Nuclear Blast (July 8 in the U.S. through Metalville). The CD was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon ...

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Tales From Beyond - MOB RULES

Veteran German power prog band MOB RULES returns following its "Timekeeper" compilation and 2012's "Cannibal Nation" prior to that. "Tales From Beyond" is as meticulous and grand-scoped as anything MOB RULES has attempted, including the self-contained trilogy based on Andy Weir's book "The Martian". The album opens with the eight-and-a-half-minute "Dykemaster's Tale", based upon Theodor ...

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Watch New RAINBOW Vocalist RONNIE ROMERO Sing DIO's 'We Rock'

Spanish melodic progressive metal masters LORDS OF BLACK — who feature in their ranks new RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero — performed a cover version of the DIO classic "We Rock" during their May 14 concert at Sala Chango in Madrid, Spain. Fan-filmed video footage of their rendition can be seen below. LORDS OF BLACK's second ...

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Video Premiere: AVANTASIA's 'Draconian Love'

"Draconian Love", the new video from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. The clip contains live footage from AVANTASIA's recent shows in Brazil. "Draconian Love" is taken from AVANTASIA's seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", which entered the German chart at position No. 2. Released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast, the twelve-song ...

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HELLOWEEN: Video Footage Of Paris Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLOWEEN's April 28 performance at Le Trianon in Paris, France can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's 15th studio album, "My God-Given Right", was released in May 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 at the band's MiSueno Studio on the isle of Tenerife with producer ...

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SCORPIONS Recruit MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE For U.S. Tour

Iconic rockers SCORPIONS will hit the road in May for twelve North American headlining dates with Mikkey Dee, formerly of MOTÖRHEAD, sitting in on drums. Dee will be filling in for James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention. Swedish-born Mikkey Dee joined MOTÖRHEAD in 1992 and is well-respected among the ...

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Video: AVANTASIA Performs In New York City

Fan-filmed video footage of EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project performing on April 15 at Playstation Theater in New York City can be seen below. The AVANTASIA lineup for the show consisted of the following musicians: * Tobias Sammet - Vocals * Michael Kiske - Vocals * Eric Martin - Vocals * Ronnie Atkins - ...

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RAGE: Second 'The Devil Strikes Again' Studio Trailer

German metallers RAGE will release their brand new studio album called "The Devil Strikes Again" on June 10 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). The production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, while Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, DISSECTION, ...

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Seminal Metal Label NOISE RECORDS To Be Relaunched By BMG

According to Billboard.com, BMG will relaunch the seminal metal label Noise Records. Noise was a German record label founded by well-known industry figure Karl Ulrich Walterbach. Walterbach had originally started Modern Music Records in Berlin, with a two-pronged approach of promoting German-speaking punk bands (SLIME, DAILY TERROR and TOXOPLASMA) and licensing American bands ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist MIKE ORLANDO Joins Brazil's NOTURNALL

ADRENALINE MOB and SONIC STOMP guitarist Mike Orlando has joined NOTURNALL. The Brazil-based band, which features drumming sensation Aquiles Priester (ex-ANGRA, PRIMAL FEAR) alongside Thiago Bianchi on vocals, Fernando Quesada on bass and Junior Carelli on keyboards, backed Orlando during his SONIC STOMP performance on the Axes & Anchors cruise last month. NOTURNALL also performed ...

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RAGE To Release 'The Devil Strikes Again' Album In June

German metallers RAGE will release their brand new studio album called "The Devil Strikes Again" on June 10 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded in September/October 2015 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). The production was handled by Marcos Rodriguez and Peavy Wagner, while Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, DISSECTION, ...

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Italy's TRICK OR TREAT Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of TRICK OR TREAT for the release of the band's new album, "Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2". TRICK OR TREAT is an Italian power metal band originally formed in 2002 as a tribute act to HELLOWEEN. They quickly became popular on the live circuit, started writing and performing their ...

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HELLOWEEN Releases 'Heroes' Performance Video

"Heroes", the new performance video from German power metallers HELLOWEEN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "My God-Given Right", which was released in May 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 at the band's MiSueno Studio on the isle of ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Ghostlights' Enters German Chart At No. 2

"Ghostlights", the seventh studio album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has entered the German chart at position No. 2. Released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast, the twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Discusses 'Ghostlights' Concept (Video)

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project released its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. A new four-and-a-half-minute video clip in which Sammet discusses ...

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REDEMPTION: New Song 'Thirty Silver' Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Guitarists POLAND, FRIEDMAN, BRODERICK

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, will release its sixth full-length, "The Art Of Loss", on February 26 via Metal Blade Records. The song "Thirty Silver", featuring guest appearances by former MEGADETH guitarists Chris Poland, Marty Friedman and Chris Broderick, can ...

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