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ACCEPT Recruits Bassist MARTIN MOTNIK

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT have announced the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the "Symphonic Terror" tour on April 20 in Wuppertal, Germany. Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member ...

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Empath - DEVIN TOWNSEND

One could argue that, until now, Devin Townsend's most ambitious run of studio recordings was the four-album suite released from 2009 through 2011 under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. That set of albums began with the low-key art-rock of "Ki", ended with the simultaneous releases of the circus-metal bombast of "Deconstruction" and the ambient-rock of ...

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Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Evermore' Video Released

The official music video for "Evermore", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Empath", which will be released on March 29 via InsideOut Music. Devin explains in a letter direct to his fans: "So with the release of ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer HERMAN RAREBELL Talks 'Drum Legends' Event With GINGER BAKER, PETE YORK

There have been various renowned drummers over the years but few more evocative, charismatic and diverse in style than these three absolute legends — Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell. Tub thumpers extraordinaire, each doing different (and seemingly impossible) things with every limb, these are the men who have forged rhythms with the best ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Spokane (Video)

KISS played the fourth show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Monday night (February 4) at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington. As was the case with the three prior concerts, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one ...

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KISS's 'End Of The Road' Tour Hits Portland: Front-Row Video

KISS played the second show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Friday night (February 1) at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. As was the case with the opening-night concert in Vancouver the night before, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter ...

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KISS Kicks Off 'End Of The Road' World Tour In Vancouver (Video)

KISS kicked off its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Thursday night (January 31) at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one from "Dressed To Kill" (1975), five from "Destroyer" (1976), ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces 'Empath Europe - Volume 1' Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the dates for the "Empath Europe - Volume 1" tour in November. The trek will follow the March 29 release of his new album, "Empath", via InsideOut Music. The full list of dates are as follows: Nov. 15 - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France Nov. 16 - Trix, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Empath' Documentary Episode 1 Available

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. The fist episode, dubbed ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release 'Empath' Album In March; Details Revealed

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend will release his new album, "Empath", on March 29 via InsideOut Music. In the lead-up to the album's release, Devin will walk fans through how "Empath" came together with a series of documentary episodes recorded as phone conversations during the course of the albums recording. Watch him explain more ...

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STEVE RILEY Says His Years In W.A.S.P. Were 'Something Really Special'

Prior to joining L.A. GUNS in 1987, Steve Riley spent nearly four years drumming for W.A.S.P. The Massachusetts-born former member of STEPPENWOLF, THE B'ZZ and ROADMASTER joined the group in 1984, replacing original drummer Tony Richards. Although he did not play on thW.A.S.P.'s self-titled full-length debut, he performed on its subsequent tour, as well as ...

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KING'S X Is Working On 'Amazing' Documentary: It 'Really Shows Who We Are And What We've Been Through'

Straus Project conducted an interview with KING's X frontman Doug "dUg" Pinnick prior to the band's December 7 concert at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the influence of Jimi Hendrix, whom Pinnick recently released a tribute album to: Doug: ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, TOOL And KORN To Headline EPICENTER Festival

Epicenter festival — a new three-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents — brings a massive music lineup to its 2019 debut, with over 65 music artists performing on four stages, led by FOO FIGHTERS, TOOL and KORN. The inaugural festival takes place in the heart of the ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman: 'A Lot Of People Now Call Us 'The PANTERA Of Death Metal' Because Of The Grooves'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their November 9 concert at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the evolution of KATAKLYSM's sound from an extreme death metal ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS: 'You Spark My Heart' Video Released

"You Spark My Heart", the new video from Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Ghost Ward Diaries", which will be released on November 23 via Mighty Music. Vocalist/guitarist Conny Bloom comments on the "The Ghost Ward Diaries" songwriting process: "We like guitar riffs, ...

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