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DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Only Half There' Autobiography Due In August

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend has collaborated with the London, U.K.-based publisher Rocket 88 on his autobiography titled "Only Half There". Due in August, the book is available in two editions, both produced to the highest standard. The Classic comes with a CD of newly recorded music titled "Iceland" and includes previously ...

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KATATONIA: Trailer For 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out ...

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KATATONIA To Release 'The Fall Of Hearts' Album In May

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their tenth studio album, "The Fall Of Hearts", on May 20 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012's "Dead End Kings" was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out ...

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WHITESNAKE Announces 'The Greatest Hits Tour 2016'

WHITESNAKE will embark on "The Greatest Hits Tour 2016" in June. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Jun. 01 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino Jun. 03 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory Jun. 05 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center Jun. 06 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theater Jun. 08 ...

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Video: DAVE LOMBARDO, RUDY SARZO, DAVE KUSHNER Pay Tribute To BON SCOTT At DEAN DELRAY's Birthday Bash

Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), Michael Devin (WHITESNAKE) and Dave Kushner (VELVET REVOLVER) are among the musicians who took part in a Bon Scott (AC/DC) tribute at rock and roll comedian Dean Delray's 50th-birthday bash on February 2 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video footage can be ...

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Full-Album Premiere: ROTTING CHRIST's 'Rituals'

"Rituals", the new album from Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST, can be streamed in its entirety below. The CD will be released on February 12 via Season Of Mist. "Rituals" track listing: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Apage Satana ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Frontman DAVE PADDEN Joins THIRD ION

Prog metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, has parted ways with singer Tyler Gilbert and has replaced him with Dave Padden (ex-ANNIHILATOR). THIRD ION has released the following statement about the lineup change: "Sadly, after our last gigs, our singer Tyler informed us he was leaving ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH, RAY LUZIER, RUDY SARZO Perform RUSH Classics At 'Hurry' Event In Anaheim (Video)

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER), Ray Luzier (KORN), Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), Michael Devin (WHITESNAKE) and Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, DIO) are among the musicians who took part in "Hurry - A Celebration Of Rush Music" on Thursday, January 21 at M3 Live in Anaheim, California. "Hurry ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT To Begin Recording New Album In March

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend will enter the studio on March 27 to begin recording the next album to be released under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. Tentatively titled "Transcendence", the follow-up to DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's 2014 double album "Z2" will be released in September. Speaking to Metal Wani's editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi, Townsend ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On DAVID BOWIE: 'There Was An Aspect Of Grace To The Way He Approached His Death'

While Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend doesn't consider David Bowie a direct influence on his music, he told CBC in a new interview that he does feel influenced by the British art-rock icon's imagination, creativity and desire to explore — all qualities that have helped him as as an internationally ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Really Good At Being Me'

Kyle McGinn of DeadRhetoric.com recently conducted an interview with Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. DeadRhetoric.com: I saw somewhere you had finished the outline for your symphony project. What is your vision for this project? Townsend: I've been told I shouldn't start thinking ...

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DRAGONFORCE Is Not Just About Playing Fast

MTV Japan conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson and guitarist Herman Li of DRAGONFORCE during the band's September 2015 Japanese tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DRAGONFORCE's musical approach: Herman: "DRAGONFORCE's music… Our approach is to mix many styles of rock and heavy ...

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Video: WHITESNAKE Performs At London's Wembley Arena

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's December 18 performance at London, England's Wembley Arena can be seen below. WHITESNAKE's new touring lineup — David Coverdale (vocals), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) — made its live debut on May 28 at Northern Quest Casino in Airway ...

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Video: WHITESNAKE Performs In Dublin

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's December 6 performance at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland can be seen below. WHITESNAKE's new touring lineup — David Coverdale (vocals), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) — made its live debut on May 28 at Northern Quest Casino in Airway ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Release 'Rituals' Album In February

Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "Rituals", on February 12 via Season Of Mist. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. In Nomine Dei Nostri 02. Ze Nigmar 03. Elthe Kyrie 04. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal) 05. Apage Satana 06. Tou Thanatou 07. For ...

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Video: 10-Year-Old IRON MAIDEN Fan Joins NICKO MCBRAIN For 'Flight Of Icarus' Performance

10-year-old IRON MAIDEN fan Devin Shattuck joined THE MCBRAINIACS, the band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, to perform the MAIDEN classic "Flight Of Icarus" at an event in Florida this past weekend. The performance took place at the sixth-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend ...

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DRAGONFORCE Hopes To Re-Team With Producer JENS BOGREN On Next Album

Lithium Magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson and bassist Frédéric Leclercq of British/French epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE on November 26 at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how DRAGONFORCE's latest album, ...

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Video: WHITESNAKE Performs In Sofia, Bulgaria

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's November 24 performance in Sofia, Bulgaria can be seen below. WHITESNAKE's new touring lineup — David Coverdale (vocals), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) — made its live debut on May 28 at Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, Washington. ...

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WHITESNAKE's Video For 'The Gypsy' From 'The Purple Album'

WHITESNAKE has released a video for "The Gypsy", a song from the band's twelfth studio album, "The Purple Album", released in May via Frontiers Music Srl. The clip contains footage from WHITESNAKE's "The Purple Tour", which kicked off in the U.S. several days after the CD's release. "The Purple Album" is billed as "a re-imagination ...

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INTRONAUT: 'Fast Worms' Video Released

"Fast Worms", the new vide from the post-metal progressive powerhouse INTRONAUT, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "The Direction Of Last Things", which was released on November 13 via Century Media in the following formats; CD digipak, digital download, and limited-edition first-run LP. The disc was mixed ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Deadhead' Performance Clip From 'Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall' DVD

Earlier this year, Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend played an incredible sold-out show at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall venue, bringing the story of Ziltoid to life on stage as well as playing tracks from across his back catalogue. This larger-than-life evening was captured on film and is set to be released ...

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SLASH, LEMMY, KERRY KING, ZAKK WYLDE, LZZY HALE To Be Featured In 'Father Of Loud' Documentary

Slash (GUNS 'N ROSES), Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), Kerry King (SLAYER), Joe Satriani, Adrian Vandenberg (WHITESNAKE), Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM) are among the musicians who have been interviewed for "Father Of Loud", a new full-length rockumentary about how the Marshall amplifier changed their sound and their perspective on rock and roll. ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'March Of The Poozers' Performance Clip From 'Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall' DVD

Earlier this year, Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend played an incredible sold-out show at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall venue, bringing the story of Ziltoid to life on stage as well as playing tracks from across his back catalogue. This larger-than-life evening was captured on film and is set to be released ...

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DEVIL YOU KNOW: Making Of 'They Bleed Red' Part One (Video)

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "They Bleed Red", the sophomore album from DEVIL YOU KNOW — the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — can be seen below. The CD will be released on November ...

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INTRONAUT: New Song 'Digital Gerrymandering' Available For Streaming

"Digital Gerrymandering", a brand new song from the post-metal progressive powerhouse INTRONAUT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "The Direction Of Last Things", which will be available November 13 via Century Media in the following formats; CD digipak, digital download, and limited-edition first-run LP. The disc was ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Trailer For 'Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall' DVD, Blu-Ray

Earlier this year, Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend played an incredible sold-out show at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall venue, bringing the story of Ziltoid to life on stage as well as playing tracks from across his back catalogue. This larger-than-life evening was captured on film and is set to be released ...

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