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ANATHEMA To Release 'The Optimist' Album In June

After ANATHEMA's 2012 award-winning album "Weather Systems" and 2014's spellbinding "Distant Satellites", the ambient rockers are back with their eleventh full-length, "The Optimist". Due for release on June 9 through Kscope, the album will soon reveal some of the darkest, most challenging and unexpected music the sextet have put their name to. ANATHEMA, led by ...

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New Song Premiere: WARRANT's 'Only Broken Heart'

"Only Broken Heart", the new single from WARRANT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "Louder Harder Faster", which will be relased on May 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc was recorded with producer Jeff Pilson, a veteran bassist who has played with DIO, FOREIGNER, DOKKEN and ...

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SWORN IN Signs To FEARLESS RECORDS

Fearless Records has announced the signing of Chicago's SWORN IN. The band is putting the finishing touches on its new album, due this summer. "Over the course of the past year, we have remained quiet for good reason," says vocalist Tyler Dennen. "It's now time to begin shedding light on our silence, and the first ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Spring 2017 'World On Fire' U.S. Tour

Following the overwhelmingly positive reception to his latest album, "World On Fire", legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen has announced a spring 2017 U.S. headling tour. Yngwie and his ensemble of top-tier musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of "Rising Force" (1984) as well as songs from the fierce "World On ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN's AYREON Releases 'Everybody Dies' Lyric Video

AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Arjen Lucassen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Everybody Dies", taken from the upcoming album "The Source". Check it out below. "The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie ...

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Heavy Fire - BLACK STAR RIDERS

It's not often one band, made of constituents from another, gets praised for emulating the latter. Yet BLACK STAR RIDERS has freely recreated THIN LIZZY for a modern generation, one who missed out on THIN LIZZY's glory days. If you're lucky, you'll catch "Jailbreak" or "Cowboy Song" on a gimmicky deep-cut weekend via FM classic ...

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Video: BLACK SABBATH Performs In London For Last Time

Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH's January 31 concert at The O2 in London, United Kingdom can be seen below. BLACK SABBATH is bringing its storied career to a close in its native England, with seven shows in January and February. The last two, on February 2 and February 4, will take place in SABBATH's ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Honored At Denmark's STEPPEULVEN Awards

Danish heavy metal legends MERCYFUL FATE were honored with the "Pioneer Prize" (Pionerprisen) at this year's Steppeulven, an annual award ceremony established by the Foreningen Af Danske Musikkritikere (Association Of Danish Music Critics), on January 28 at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen, Denmark. Accepting the award at the event were original MERCYFUL FATE members Hank Shermann, ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Front-Row Video Footage Of Glasgow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH's January 24 concert at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom can be seen below. BLACK SABBATH is bringing its storied career to a close in its native England, with seven shows booked there in January and February. The last two, on February 2 and February 4, will ...

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DREAM THEATER, NIGHTWISH, EPICA, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers Guest On New AYREON Album 'The Source'

"The Source" is an exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga, with contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). "The Source" will be released on April 28 through AYREON's new label Mascot Label Group/Music ...

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Watch BLACK SABBATH Perform In Dublin

Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH's January 20 concert at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland can be seen below. BLACK SABBATH will bring its storied career to a close in its native England, with seven shows booked there in January and February. The last two, on February 2 and February 4, will take place in ...

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Do The Members Of BLACK SABBATH Have Any Regrets?

Legendary heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH will bring its storied career to a close in its native England, with seven shows booked there in January and February. The last two, on February 2 and February 4, will take place in SABBATH's hometown of Birmingham and will likely be their final shows. Asked if he has ...

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ARMORED SAINT: Official 'March Of The Saint' Performance Video

ARMORED SAINT will release a new live album, "Carpe Noctum", on February 24 via Metal Blade. Having toured with METALLICA, WHITESNAKE, ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS and many other artists since their inception in the early '80s, ARMORED SAINT has always been a highly regarded live act — not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but ...

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Russian 'Rock Goddess' MOSCOW Releases 'Queen Of Sin' Video

Russian "rock goddess" Moscow is on a mission to take over the world of rock. With musical influences ranging from MÖTLEY CRÜE to ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Moscow strongly believes that it's time to reflect on the legacy of rock icons and integrate a post-hardcore twist to their sound. Quickly making a name for herself on the ...

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KING DIAMOND To Headline This Year's PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 — set to take place from August 18 through August 20 at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada — confirms KING DIAMOND as the festival's grand headliner! 2017 marks thirty years since the release of KING DIAMOND's landmark "Abigail" release. King's appearance at Psycho will ...

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PHIL LEWIS Quits L.A. GUNS

Singer Phil Lewis has announced his departure from L.A. GUNS. His official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Dear friends and fans, with a heavy heart, I have to inform you that as of January 1, 2017 I will no longer be a member of this lineup. I feel I have gone as far ...

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EVOCATION Signs With METAL BLADE

Metal Blade has announced the signing of Swedish death metallers EVOCATION. The band's fifth full-length album will be released in the first quarter of 2017. Comments Marko Palmén of EVOCATION: "We are extremely proud to announce the signing of a new world wide recording agreement with Metal Blade Records. "EVOCATION will, from this day on, ...

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DANNY WORSNOP Is Excited To Be Working With His 'Old And Dear Friends' In ASKING ALEXANDRIA Again

Danny Worsnop has commented on his return to ASKING ALEXANDRIA, explaining that he is excited to be "working with [his] old and dear friends" again. The singer also distanced himself from the circumstances that led to the split between the band and their now-former vocalist Denis Shaforostov, who appeared on ASKING ALEXANDRIA's latest album, this ...

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Video Premiere: DARK TRANQUILLITY's 'Forward Momentum'

"Forward Momentum", the new video from Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eleventh album, "Atoma", which will be released on November 4 through Century Media Records. The "Forward Momentum" clip was filmed in the far North of Sweden near Kiruna by Vesa Ranta (SENTENCED, ...

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