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PARADISE LOST: 'The Plague Within' First-Week Chart Positions

"The Plague Within", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, has registered the following first-week chart positions: #4: Finland #7: Germany #14: Austria #21: Switzerland #28: The Netherlands #32: France #51: UK #89: Belgium (Flanders) #128: Belgium (Wallonia) "The Plague Within" was released on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century ...

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THE SWORD To Release 'High Country' Album In August

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will release their new album, "High Country", on August 21 via Razor & Tie. Recorded in Austin, the CD was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins. "High Country" features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats. In conjunction with ...

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PARADISE LOST: Audio Samples Of Entire 'The Plague Within' Album

"The Plague Within", the new album from British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST, will be released on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The cover artwork was created by Polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which, among others, include ...

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THE HAUNTED To Release New Studio Album This Year

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2014's "Exit Wounds" album. Guitarist Patrik Jensen states: "Not known as a band that likes to rest on our laurels, we're pushing ahead with the follow-up to last year's 'Exit Wounds' album! We have most of the stuff written already, [and are] ...

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IRON MAIDEN, PORCUPINE TREE Members Featured On 'The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics'

Only a world-class orchestra could pull off a project this ambitious, an undertaking so vast that none other than the hallowed halls of Abbey Road Studios could contain and record music of this magnitude. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra proudly presents an epic album of fully orchestrated renditions of progressive rock masterpieces by the likes of ...

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DEE SNIDER 'Apologizes' To DOUG ALDRICH, Slams KISS

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has apologized to former WHITESNAKE and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich for "singling him out" by questioning the relevance of any of the WHITESNAKE releases Aldrich appeared on. On February 9, Snider posed the following question for his 124,000 Twitter followers: "What WHITESNAKE album of importance did Douglas Aldrich play on? ...

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OTHERWISE: 'Coming For The Throne' Video Premiere

"Coming For The Throne", the new video from Las Vegas rockers OTHERWISE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Peace At All Costs", which was released in September 2014 via Another Century. Says OTHERWISE singer Adrian Patrick: "The concept for the song came from us imagining that if we ...

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THE SWORD To Enter Studio In March

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will enter the studio on March 16 with producer Adrian Quesada to begin recording their fifth album for a late summer release via Razor & Tie. THE SWORD's fourth album, "Apocryphon", sold nearly 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Announces New Bassist BAREND COURBOIS

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the addition of Dutch bassist Barend Courbois to the group's ranks. Courbois has played over 4,000 shows and recorded over 60 albums. He has worked with such musicians as Adrian Vandenberg (WHITESNAKE), Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE) and Atma Anur (JOURNEY). In 2004 he was voted best metal and ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Joins ROYAL MACHINES On Stage In West Hollywood (Video)

Legendary BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne joined ROYAL MACHINES on stage last night (Friday, December 19) at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California to perform the songs "War Pigs" (BLACK SABBATH) and "Crazy Train". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. ROYAL MACHINES is the new "all-star covers fun-times band" featuring former ...

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DARK FUNERAL Announces Addition Of Singer HELJARMADR, Bassist NATT

Long-running Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced the addition of frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt to the group's ranks. With roots in the second half of the '90s black metal scene and with tentacles in bands such as highly respected GRÁ, DOMGÅRD and CURSED 13 comes Heljarmadr, a raw force from the underground. Known ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG, BRIAN JOHNSON Talk 'Rock Or Bust', MALCOLM YOUNG And Band's Longevity (Video)

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young and singer Brian Johnson were recently interviewed by Christian O'Connell of UK's Absolute Radio. You can now watch the chat below. SiriusXM has launched "AC/DC Radio," an exclusive, limited-run channel featuring the music of AC/DC. SiriusXM's "AC/DC Radio" will air through Sunday, December 7 via satellite on channel 25 and through ...

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AC/DC: 'Rock Or Bust' Video Premiere

The official video for the title track of the new AC/DC album, "Rock Or Bust", can be seen below. The clip was shot October 3-4 with director David Mallet at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England. Mallet has worked with the band for 24 years and says: "They have never come out with any pretense ...

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AC/DC's 'Play Ball' Video Premiere

AC/DC's video for the song "Play Ball" can be seen below. The clip was shot October 3-4 with director David Mallet at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England. Mallet has worked with the band for 24 years and says: "They have never come out with any pretense to be anything else than the best rock ...

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AC/DC's Video For 'Play Ball' To Premiere Next Week

AC/DC's video for the song "Play Ball" will make its online debut next week. The clip was shot October 3-4 with director David Mallet at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England. Mallet has worked with the band for 24 years and says: "They have never come out with any pretense to be anything else than ...

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At War With Reality - AT THE GATES

Probably the most anticipated metal album this year, AT THE GATES' "At War With Reality" will turn into one of 2014's genre events, and not just because it's been nineteen years coming. Cited by more bands (largely from the metalcore and melodic death sanctions) as a primary influence, the Gothenburg peers of the realm haven't ...

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DECAPITATED Involved In 'Serious' Van Accident

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED were involved in a serious van accident yesterday afternoon (Friday, October 24) while en route to a show in New Orleans, Luisiana. The band says in a statement: "We are all okay (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with AMERICAN SHARKS ...

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PATRIK JENSEN: Why THE HAUNTED's Last Lineup Imploded

Germany's EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with guitarist Patrik Jensen and vocalist Marco Aro of Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 2012 lineup changes that resulted in the exit of three members, Peter Dolving (vocals), Anders Björler (guitar) ...

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