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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Arktis' Album In March

Candlelight Records has set a March 4 global release date for "Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats. The album's first single, "Mass Darkness", is released today via iTunes and Amazon. ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Shining Star'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song "Shining Star" can be seen below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven ...

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Video Premiere: RHAPSODY OF FIRE's 'Into The Legend'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official video for the "Into The Legend" title track can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Video Est in Trieste, Italy with director Randy M. Salo. Comments RHAPSODY OF ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE To Help Select Winners Of Online Program Designed To Foster Aspiring Musicians

Hyundai and The Recording Academy today announced the launch of the fourth annual Grammy Amplifier program. Grammy Amplifier is an innovative online music initiative providing aspiring artists with the opportunity to realize their passion and further their musical careers through one-of-a-kind experiences that serve to showcase their talent. Entrants are invited to upload their songs ...

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Repentless - SLAYER

SLAYER's new album, "Repentless", the band's 12th, debuted at Number Four on The Billboard 200 chart. Yes, that actually happened. While this kind of pop cultural seal of approval is essentially meaningless in the world of metal, it really is about time, and considering SLAYER's long-standing contribution in making metal an ever-present bloodstain upon the ...

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The Ride Majestic - SOILWORK

It's surprising SOILWORK is dropping a brand new album so quickly on the heels of 2013's magnificent double slab "The Living Infinite". Their tenth album, "The Ride Majestic" arrives just as longtime bassist Ola Flink departs the band. In Flink's place will be Markus Wibom, formerly of HEARTS ALIVE, and he'll have his hands full ...

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Video Premiere: SOILWORK's 'Enemies In Fidelity'

"Enemies In Fidelity", the new video from Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The Ride Majestic", which was released worldwide on August 28 via Nuclear Blast. Comments SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid: "The video for 'Enemies In Fidelity' captures the hardship ...

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TONY MACALPINE Cancels European Tour After Undergoing Surgery

Legendary guitarist Tony MacAlpine has announced the cancelation of his European tour, which was slated for October/November. Tony's condition has not improved since the surgery to remove a tumor from his intestine, and he will need further treatment. A press release from the MacAlpine camp states: "We are incredibly disappointed that the world tour dates ...

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