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DELAIN And NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Kick Off 'Danse Macabre' Tour In Paris (Video)

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have just embarked on a very special run of shows, dubbed the "Danse Macabre" tour. Joining the band for this exclusive set of dates is longtime friend and collaborator, NIGHTWISH lynchpin Marco Hietala. Having contributed to most of DELAIN's records with guest appearances and after worldwide requests from fans, DELAIN and ...

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METALLICA Partners With Gift Retailer SPENCER'S

On Friday, November 10, METALLICA will reissue one of the most revered albums in heavy metal history, "Master Of Puppets". To celebrate this event, Spencer's, the iconic retailer of lifestyle merchandise, is partnering with METALLICA to offer band tee styles available only at Spencer's 690 locations in the U.S. and Canada. A brand new merch ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Says Outlaw Country Covers Album 'Came Out Way Cooler' Than He Expected

DEVILDRIVER guitarist Mike Spreitzer spoke to Metal Wani about the band's upcoming outlaw country covers album, "Outlaws Till The End", which is tentatively due in early 2018. The disc will reportedly contain versions of thirteen tracks by some of the best outlaw country artists, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Paycheck. ...

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LES CLAYPOOL Recalls His METALLICA Audition On LARS ULRICH's 'It's Electric!' Show (Video)

Lars Ulrich interviewed PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool on for the October 1 episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. During the chat, Les talked about auditioning for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA following the September 1986 death of the group's previous bassist, Cliff Burton. "I got ...

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Video: DELAIN Performs At FEMALE METAL EVENT - FEMME

Fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN's September 23 performance at the Female Metal Event - Femme at Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. DELAIN spent the last year celebrating its tenth anniversary — from the release of its fifth full-length album, "Moonbathers", and an anniversary edition of its debut disc, "Lucidity", to extensive ...

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MINISTRY Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; 'AmeriKKKant' Album Due In Early 2018

Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently completed recording its new album, "AmeriKKKant", for a tentative early 2018 release. The disc will feature guest appearances by DJ Swamp (Beck), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), Arabian Prince (N.W.A.) and Lord Of The Cello. "This album, 'AmeriKKKant', will ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Confusion' Performance From Cologne

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Confusion" on September 16 at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany can be seen below. As previously reported, METALLICA will reissue its third album, "Master Of Puppets", on November 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. The LP has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality ...

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Listen To Previously Unreleased Live Version Of METALLICA's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' From Upcoming 'Master Of Puppets' Reissue

A previously unheard live recording of METALLICA performing its classic song "For Whom The Bell Tolls" can be streamed below. The track was recorded at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on August 3, 1986 and is taken from the upcoming reissue of METALLICA's seminal third album, "Master Of Puppets". The concert, which was part of ...

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DELAIN: Trailer For 'Live At Paradiso' DVD, Blu-Ray

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN spent the last year celebrating their tenth anniversary — from the release of their fifth full-length album, "Moonbathers", and an anniversary edition of their debut disc, "Lucidity", to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world's biggest festival stages — and are about to cap ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Releases Music Video For 'The Answer'

"The Answer", the new Brandon Trost-directed video from the Southern California rock 'n' roll band FIREBALL MINISTRY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's fifth studio album, "Remember The Story", which will be released on October 6 via Cleopatra Records. The band's first disc in nearly seven years delivers their tried-and-true ...

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DELAIN To Release 'Live At Paradiso' DVD/Blu-Ray In October

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have spent the last year celebrating their tenth anniversary — from the release of their fifth full-length album, "Moonbathers", and an anniversary edition of their debut disc, "Lucidity", to extensive headline tours across Europe and North America to gracing some of the world's biggest festival stages — and are about to ...

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Life Of AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Examined In New Book

Due on August 28 from Nero is "High Voltage: The Life Of Angus Young", the first biography of AC/DC's co-founder and last surviving original member. Its author, Jeff Apter, believes the story of the man he describes as the "face, sound and sometimes the exposed backside" of the band is worth telling in detail. In ...

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Wall Of Sound - MARTY FRIEDMAN

I live about 45 minutes from Laurel, Maryland, and frequently end up in the District of Columbia. You pass through, or by, Laurel to get to D.C., and though I almost never speak of it to anyone riding with me—unless, as rock fans, they can grasp the significance of it—I always think the same thing: ...

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