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Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of DIRKSCHNEIDER's Performance At Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER's August 18 performance at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of the German TV program "Rockpalast"). Singer Udo Dirkschneider has spent the last two years touring under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner, performing classic ACCEPT songs for the last time. The trek, which was originally ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces Winter Tour 2018

Marking the band's 20th consecutive year of touring, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2018. TSO's annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group's status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. This year's 20th anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO's unforgettable "The Ghosts Of Christmas ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: Video For 'Dhyana' Title Track

The official Arno De Haas-directed music video for the title track of "Dhyana", the new album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. Along guitars by Merel Bechtold ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: Making Of 'Dhyana' Album (Video)

A three-minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dhyana", the new album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. "Dhyana" track listing: 01. The Rhythm Of ...

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MEGADETH Bassist On 'Dystopia' Album: 'We Had To Get It Back Down To Nothing To Build Something Really Incredible Up'

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it's true that MEGADETH is planning on releasing new music in 2019: Ellefson: "That's the goal. I think we learned with [2016's] 'Dystopia' that ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'The Torture Fields' Video

After six long, harsh years of absence, the mighty PIG DESTROYER have reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their highly anticipated sixth full-length opus, titled "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device). "Head Cage" is due out September 7 via Relapse Records. The official music video for "The Torture Fields", directed ...

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SUFFOCATION Announces FRANK MULLEN Farewell Tour For North America

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October and November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION. Mullen said in ...

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TESLA Guitarist Says Working With PHIL COLLEN On Upcoming 'Shock' Album Was 'Really Cool And Pretty Organic'

TESLA guitarist Dave Rude recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESLA's recently completed tour with STYX and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Dave: "It was such a great tour. ...

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APOCALYPTICA's Next Album Will Probably Be All Instrumental, Says EICCA TOPPINEN

APOCALYPTICA's next studio album will likely be an all-instrumental effort, Eicca Toppinen has revealed. The Finnish cello rockers have spent most of the last two years touring behind the re-release of their epic debut, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos". The remastered version of the instrumental cello-driven rock opus contains never-before-released instrumental recordings of "Battery", "Nothing ...

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DELAIN Performs At Hungary's FEZEN Festival (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN's July 25 performance at Hungary's Fezen festival can be seen below. DELAIN will issue a new EP in the fall via Napalm Records. The Dutch symphonic metal band will promote the EP's release by playing two intimate headlining shows on in October. As previously reported, DELAIN is working on material ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: 'Living The Dream' Artwork Unveiled; 'Driving Rain' Single Available

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album titled "Living The Dream" on September 21 via Slash's own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records. The group unleashed "Driving Rain" — the first single off "Living The Dream" — today, to radio. Listen to "Driving Rain" below. Slash describes the ...

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ANGEL: Seven-CD Retrospective Celebrating CASABLANCA Years To Be Made Available In August

On August 31, Caroline/UMe will salute the core output of one of the most underrated rock bands of the 1970s with "Angel: The Casablanca Years". This ascendant, band-approved seven-CD box set features the Washington, D.C.-bred glam/rock outfit's six albums that were released on Neil Bogart's legendary Casablanca Records label, in addition to a seventh disc ...

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See First Photos Of CHRIS CORNELL Statue

Chris Cornell will be commemorated in his hometown of Seattle with a statue that will be raised in a public ceremony on Wednesday, August 29. His widow, Vicky Cornell, commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a lifesize bronze statue showcasing the rock legend in one of his iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, ...

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