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REDEMPTION Parts Ways With FATES WARNING's RAY ALDER, Recruits EVERGREY's TOM ENGLUND

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, has parted ways with FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder and has replaced him with EVERGREY's Tom Englund. REDEMPTION's current lineup — which is rounded out by Sean Andrews (bass) and Chris Quirarte (drums) — has finished recording its seventh full-length album, "Long Night's ...

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SANTA CRUZ To Release 'Bad Blood Rising' Album In November

Finnish modern hard rockers SANTA CRUZ will release their third album, "Bad Blood Rising", on November 10 via M-Theory Audio. The band already released the record's infectious first single, "River Phoenix", earlier this summer, but Friday, September 15 brings the next digital single release with "Young Blood Rising"; a promo video will follow soon in ...

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AMARANTHE Releases 'Maximize' Video

Swedish modern melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released a video for "Maximize", the opening track of the band's "Maximalism" album, released in October 2016. A stylistically different choice from previous AMARANTHE clip, this video shows a more intimate and raw side to the band, letting the band and its performance speak for itself without any effects ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Letters To Myself' Album Details Revealed

CYHRA, the new band featuring former IN FLAMES members Peter Iwers (bass) and Jesper Strömblad (guitar) alongside ex-AMARANTHE singer Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg and LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY drummer Alex Landenburg, will release its debut album, "Letters To Myself", on October 20 via Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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Video: AMARANTHE Performs At Sweden's SKOGSRÖJET Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of AMARANTHE's August 4 performance at the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden can be seen below. DYNAZTY's Nils Molin last month officially joined AMARANTHE as the replacement for the recently departed singer Joacim "Jake E" Lundberg. Having previously used Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye from the band SMASH INTO PIECES as a stand-in ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases 'Light Me Up' Video

The official video for "Light Me Up", a brand new song from Canadian hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Prevail I", which was released on May 12 via Napalm Records. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPICA) and mastered ...

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VINNIE MOORE And GUS G. To Join Forces For 'Gunslingers' Tour

Guitar wizards Vinnie Moore (UFO) and Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) will hit the road for some shows together in November and December. This is Moore's first solo tour since 2015, and will mark the first time these two powerhouse players have toured together. The show will feature music from both guitarists' impressive catalogs. Says ...

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