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Ion - PORTAL

Island countries breed unique culture. While the cultural facets of nations in larger continents, including mainland Europe, have historically assimilated with one another more readily, relatively speaking, due to immediate geographical proximity and rubbing of elbows, the sea and the sky enclose islands and thus foster environments conducive for distinct cultural growth and artistic movement. ...

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BONFIRE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Crazy Over You'

A lyric video for the song "Crazy Over You" from German hard rockers BONFIRE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Temple Of Lies", which will be released on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as ...

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MORBID ANGEL Announces U.S. Tour With MISERY INDEX, ORIGIN

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in April. Support on the trek will come from DREAMING DEAD and HATE STORM ANNIHILATION, with MISERY INDEX providing direct support from April 16 through April 25 and ORIGIN providing direct support from April 26 through May 17. MORBID ANGEL tour dates with ...

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STEPPENWOLF To Release 3-CD Career Retrospective 'Steppenwolf At 50'

Iconic rock band STEPPENWOLF and frontman John Kay will release the definitive career retrospective, "Steppenwolf At 50", a 3-CD collection featuring 41-tracks, to celebrate the band's half-century of music. Set for release Friday, March 16 via Los Angeles-based Rainman Records, the collection includes five rare or never-heard-before tracks. Guitar World premiered the recently-unearthed song "Compared ...

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CARCASS Parts Ways With Guitarist BEN ASH; Replacement Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have parted was with guitarist Ben Ash and have replaced him with Tom Draper (POUNDER, ex-ANGEL WITCH, PRIMITAI). Draper, who is from the United Kingdom but currently resides in California, made his live debut with CARCASS this past weekend at the Netherlands Deathfest at 013 in Tilburg. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Has No Interest In Re-Recording Early Albums With Current Lineup

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was recently interviewed by Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast. You can now listen to the chat at this location. Asked if SEPULTURA would ever consider re-recording material from early albums like "Morbid Visions" and "Schizophrenia" with the band's current lineup, Andreas said: "No, man. I don't ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS On Departure Of DALLAS TOLER-WADE: 'We Don't Consider It A Loss. We Considered It An Opportunity To Move Forward'

Underground's Voice conducted an interview with guitarist Karl Sanders of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE prior to their February 15 concert at Hard Club in Porto, Portugal. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 2017 departure of long-time guitarist/vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade: Karl: ...

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NIGHTWISH: Third Trailer For 'Decades' Compilation

Tuomas Holopainen's three-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later — with over 2,000 shows played and more than eight million records sold — NIGHTWISH is the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by ...

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NIGHTWISH: Second Trailer For 'Decades' Compilation

Tuomas Holopainen's three-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later — with over 2,000 shows played and more than eight million records sold — NIGHTWISH is the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by ...

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SANCTUARY Taps Guitarist JOEY CONCEPCION For ICED EARTH Tour

Joey Concepcion (ARMAGEDDON, THE ABSENCE) will join Seattle metal legends SANCTUARY as their second guitarist during the band's North American tour with ICED EARTH. These upcoming shows will act as a tribute to the musical legacy of SANCTUARY singer Warrel Dane, who passed away last December. Guest vocals for SANCTUARY on the trek will be ...

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VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS Release 'Reputation' Lyric Video

Classic rock icon Adrian Vandenberg and his VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS return with their brand new single "Reputation", taken from their new album "MK II" which was released in November on Mascot Records. The riff-rollcoaster of "Reputation" is classic rock at its most swaggering. Vocalist Jan Hovings confesses "been there, done that, in and out of trouble" ...

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Firepower - JUDAS PRIEST

Scrutiny follows anyone and everyone. No one is exempt from it, whether you're J.J. Abrams, a decorated Olympian or a time-honored heavy metal act. All fall under the microscope, and each have their devotees and detractors champing at the bit to toss their two cents into any forum fostering commentary. Since Rob Halford’s 2003 return ...

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IRON ANGEL: 'Ministry Of Metal' Video

"Ministry Of Metal", the new video from IRON ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hellbound", which will be released on May 4 through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music. IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German speed metal genre. Formed in the ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: How MEGADETH Was Formed (Video)

On January 24, METAL ALLEGIANCE members David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) and Mark Menghi, along with Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL), took part in a clinic and question-and-answer session at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. In the five-minute clip below, which was ...

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