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Queen of Time - AMORPHIS

Similar to Norway's ENSLAVED, Finnish metal legend AMORPHIS has ridden a long, sometimes strange journey on its search for progression from the ashes of its charred death metal foundations. AMORPHIS has been so daring it's come close to becoming more prog than death metal (delving in pure rock on 2003's "Far from the Sun"), yet ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA: 'The Unheavenly Creatures' Album Details Revealed

Roadrunner Records group COHEED AND CAMBRIA has announced details of its long-awaited new album and label debut, "The Unheavenly Creatures". The sprawling 15-track, 78-minute epic finds COHEED AND CAMBRIA returning to the conceptual narrative of "The Amory Wars". Today the band has launched pre-orders for the album's deeply immersive "Vaxis - Act 1: The Unheavenly ...

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TARJA Releases 'Undertaker' Performance Video From 'Act II'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the second song from her brand new live-art-album and video "Act II". "Undertaker" was recorded live in Milan, Italy and showcases a slightly different side of the Finnish queen of symphonic rock. Filmed during Tarja's world tour "The Shadow Shows", during which the influential heavy rock singer circled ...

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AMORPHIS And SOILWORK Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will join forces with Swedish metallers SOILWORK for a European co-headline tor in early 2019. Support on the trek will come from Ukrainian modern metal outfit JINJER plus German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen commented: "We can't wait to hit the European roads and take ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire Performance At HERRINFESTA ITALIANA

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's May 27 performance at HerrinFesta Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian and Herrin, which was held in Herrin, Illinois, can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Anarchy-X 02. Revolution Calling 03. Damaged 04. Walk In The Shadows 05. The Whisper 06. The Mission 07. Breaking ...

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GREG PUCIATO's THE BLACK QUEEN To Release 'Infinite Games' Album In September

THE BLACK QUEEN, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Josh Eustis (TELEFON TEL AVIV) and Steven Alexander Ryan (NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE technician), returns with its sophomore album, "Infinite Games", on September 28. The 10-track album marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER To Release 'At The Edge Of Time' EP

CRYSTAL VIPER's latest studio album, "Queen Of The Witches", is still hot, but the Polish metallers waste no time and strikes back with a special, limited-edition EP titled "At The Edge Of Time", which will be released on June 29 via AFM Records. The effort, which will be available as a 10-inch vinyl and digital ...

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TNT Guitarist On New Singer BAOL BARDOT BULSARA: 'What He Brings To The Table Is Youth And Aspiration'

TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On parting ways with longtime vocalist Tony Harnell: Ronni: "The departure of Tony was not expected. I just felt like we went into different musical directions. I won't ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarist Cites 'Trust' As The Main Reason For Working With Producer JENS BOGREN

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their new "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat in two parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why AMORPHIS maintains such an active album/tour schedule: Esa: ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN, will bring his side project BRITISH LION to Canada for the first time. Dates begin in Toronto on November 1, stopping in Kitchener, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Harris formed BRITISH LION in 2012 and released a debut album with touring concentrated mainly in Europe. ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS: Teaser For DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DEVILSTAR, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF, SEBASTIAN BACH) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world's first interactive band, has posted a teaser video of its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of Death". Due out ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Amongst Stars' Video Released

"Amongst Stars", the new video from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Queen Of Time", which is being released today (Friday, May 18) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" includes the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements ...

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DAVE GROHL Joined By 12-Year-Old Daughter VIOLET For Cover Of ADELE's 'When We Were Young' (Video)

FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl was joined by his 12-year-old daughter Violet for a performance of Adele's song "When We Were Young" at last night's "Notes + Words" event. The concert benefiting UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland was held at the Fox Theater in Oakland and featured additional appearances by George Saunders, Kelly Corrigan ...

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