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Beneath the Surface - ALPHA TIGER

ALPHA TIGER's sophomore LP, 2013's "Beneath the Surface", sees the precocious German quintet graduating from indie label Sonic Attack (which unveiled their modest debut, "Man or Machine", two years prior) to heavy metal major player Century Media - but are they really ready for prime time yet? Shit, why not? In a weird ironic twist, ...

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LOUDNESS Frontman's XYZ-A To Release 'Seventh Heaven' Album

XYZ-A, the Japanese band lef by LOUDNESS frontman Minoru Niihara, will release its new album, "Seventh Heaven", on April 3. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Rising Anthem 02. Patriot's Dream 03. Initiation 04. Metal Heads 05. While You're Still Young 06. Real Man 07. Seventh Heaven 08. Testament 09. Tenka ...

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TNT Singer TONY MILLS Featured In NERGARD Video

"A Question Of God", the new video from the NERGARD — the Norwegan melodic metal act led by musician and composer Andreas Nergård — can be seen below. The song was co-written with legendary British singer Tony Mills (TNT, SHY), who also appears in the clip, which was filmed and edited by Sondre Sivertsen. "A ...

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METAL SAFARI Parts Ways With Vocalist, Drummer, Bassist

Drummer Yazu, vocalist Ina and bassist Tomo have left Japanese extreme metallers METAL SAFARI. Commented the band's guitarist, Hiro: "As the guitarist, songwriter and producer of METAL SAFARI, I still have lots of things I want to do with METAL SAFARI. In my mind, it's more like expecting what's to come, so I will do ...

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ANIMETAL USA/OBSESSION Vocalist Featured On New SOVEREIGN Album

Veteran heavy metal vocalist Mike Vescera (ANIMETAL USA, OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS) makes a guest appearance on "Warring Heaven", the new album from SOVEREIGN, the French metal project led by multi-instrumentalist Samir Mhamdi. According to a press release, the CD "is complete with thundering vocals, epic guitar solos and catchy vocal lines." "Warring Heaven" track ...

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SOULSPELL: New Song Available For Streaming

The third full-length album from the Brazilian power metal opera project SOULSPELL, entitled "Hollow's Gathering", will be released in Europe and North America on October 12 through Inner Wound Recordings. "Hollow's Gathering" features guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Blaze Bayley (WOLFSBANE, IRON MAIDEN), Michael Vescera (OBSESSION, LOUDNESS, YNGWIE ...

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