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MANTICORA To Release 'To Kill To Live To Kill' Album

Danish thrash/power metallers MANTICORA will release their eighth album, "To Kill To Live To Kill", on August 3 via ViciSolum Records. Another MANTICORA concept double effort, it is based on the thriller/horror novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen has written. The novel itself is scheduled for a May 2018 release, while the two concept ...

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Germany's NAILED TO OBSCURITY Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

German metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band is currently writing material for a new studio album. For more than ten years, NAILED TO OBSCURITY from Northern Germany has successfully developed its distinctive style, somewhere between melodic death metal and doom with progressive influences. Their underground debut, "Abyss…", exhibited ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist's DENNERS TRICKBAG: Second Album In The Works

DENNERS TRICKBAG, the band featuring legendary MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND guitarist Michael Denner, has entered the studio to finalize its second album. DENNERS TRICKBAG's debut disc was released in September 2013. Denner previously said about DENNERS TRICKBAG's formation: "I got the idea one evening when I was sitting at home philosophizing about whom I ...

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DISTURBED Releases New Video Update From The Studio

A new video featuring footage from DISTURBED's latest sessions at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko can be seen below. Singer David Draiman revealed more than a year ago that DISTURBED would record an acoustic EP before the band begins work on the follow-up to 2015's "Immortalized" album. Prior ...

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Video Premiere: MISS MAY I's 'Under Fire'

The official video for "Under Fire" from MISS MAY I can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Shadows Inside", which was released last June via SharpTone Records. The disc was co-produced by Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, EMMURE, CROWN THE EMPIRE) and Nick Sampson (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BORN OF OSIRIS). ...

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TARJA TURUNEN And STRATOVARIUS To Join Forces For 'A Nordic Symphony '18' European Tour

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will join forces with STRATOVARIUS for the "A Nordic Symphony '18" European tour in October. Soprano, composer and songwriter Tarja reached international fame co-founding and being for nine years the voice and image of the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH, collecting with them gold and platinum record awards in several ...

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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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