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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE To Guest On LAST UNION Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie will guest on the debut album from the Italian progressive metal band LAST UNION. The disc, which also features Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) on bass, Uli Kusch (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN) on drums, will be released through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The effort was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Moonglow' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By KREATOR, HELLOWEEN, MAGNUM Singers

Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Eric Martin (MR. BIG), Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE), Candice Night (BLACKMORE'S NIGHT), Mille Petrozza (KREATOR), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN) and Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) are among the vocalists who will guest appearances on "Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. The LP will arrive on February 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. ...

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HELLOWEEN Bassist: 'You Can Only Do The Best Thing If You're In Love With What You're Doing'

Sam Saltman of Heavy Metal Television conducted an interview with bassist Markus Grosskopf of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to the band's September 7 concert at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of their "Pumpkins United" tour. The trek features returning vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current vocalist ...

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SEAN PECK Owns THE THREE TREMORS Name But Says BRUCE DICKINSON Has His Permission To Use It

Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice recently conducted an interview with THE THREE TREMORS, the new project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "The Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN). You can listen to ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. KISKE, HANSEN: Concert CD, DVD To Arrive In Early 2019; New Studio Album Due In 2020

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — has captured "the very best moments" from its ongoing "Pumpkins United" world tour and will make the footage and recordings available as ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release 'Starlight: The Noise Records Collection' Limited-Edition Box Set In October

Noise Records has announced the October 26 release of "Helloween - Starlight: The Noise Records Collection". It is a deluxe, limited-edition boxset containing all the bands Noise recordings, from the long-out-of-print EPs "Helloween" and "Judas", through their debut album "Walls Of Jericho" to the masterpieces "Keeper Of The Seven Keys" and "Keeper Of The Seven ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN, KREATOR, ARCH ENEMY Set For First-Ever KNOTFEST COLOMBIA

JUDAS PRIEST will headline the first-ever Colombian edition of Knotfest, the music festival launched by the American metal band SLIPKNOT, on October 26 at Hipódromo de los Andes in Bogotá. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST HELLOWEEN KREATOR ARCH ENEMY MASSACRE KILKROPS UNDERTHREAT IRON REAGAN GOATWHORE REVOCATION PITBULL For more information, ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Neverland' Video

On August 10, German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO will release its seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", via Napalm Records. The official video for the song "Neverland" can be seen below. Since 2006, they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of seven members, VAN VANTO's "Trust In ...

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VAN CANTO: 'Trust In Rust' Track-By-Track Breakdown

On August 10, German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO will release its seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", via Napalm Records. A track-by-track breakdown of the disc is available below. Since 2006, they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of seven members, VAN VANTO's "Trust In Rust" covers ...

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Video Premiere: VAN CANTO's 'Melody'

The official video for "Melody", the new single from the German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", which will be released on August 10 via Napalm Records. VAN CANTO comments: "'Melody' wraps up what VAN CANTO means to ...

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HELLOWEEN Is 'Too Lazy' To Start Work On Reunion Studio Album

Germany's Music Interview Corner conducted an interview with guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN prior to their appearance at the South Park festival in Tampere, Finland. They spoke about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features former vocalist Michael Kiske, current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, ...

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VAN CANTO: Lyric Video For 'Back In The Lead' Song

On August 10, German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO will release its seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the disc's opening track, "Back In The Lead", can be seen below. Since 2006, they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of ...

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HELLOWEEN Feat. MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN: Video Of SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of HELLOWEEN's June 7 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. HELLOWEEN's current "Pumpkins United" tour features former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. The "Pumpkins United" ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE's TRILLIUM: 'Full Speed Ahead' Lyric Video

TRILLIUM, the metal project launched by American-born, Dutch-based singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, has just released its sophomore album, "Tectonic", via Frontiers Music Srl. The official lyric video for the disc's new single, "Full Speed Ahead", can be seen below. Amanda's husband and musical collaborator Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK) stated about "Tectonic": "Writing, producing and mixing ...

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VAN CANTO To Release 'Trust In Rust' Album In August

On August 10, German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO will release its seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", via Napalm Records. Since 2006, they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of seven members, VAN VANTO's "Trust In Rust" covers a wide stylistic range, from melodic to bombastic, showcasing ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE's TRILLIUM: 'Shards' Lyric Video

TRILLIUM, the metal project launched by American-born, Dutch-based singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, will release its sophomore album, "Tectonic", on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Shards", can be seen below. Amanda's husband and musical collaborator Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK) stated about "Tectonic": "Writing, producing and mixing ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Says HELLOWEEN Was 'Fearless' When Creating Classic 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys' Albums

Veteran Japanese rock journalist Masa Itoh recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can listen to ...

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ROLAND GRAPOW Is Okay With Not Being Part Of HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'I'm Not Really Living In The Past'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of MASTERPLAN: Roland: "I just finished a couple of [studio] productions like LORDS OF BLACK ...

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AMANDA SOMERVILLE's TRILLIUM To Release 'Tectonic' Album In June

TRILLIUM, the metal project launched by American-born, Dutch-based singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville, will release its sophomore album, "Tectonic", on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official video for the disc's first single, "Time To Shine", can be seen below. Amanda's husband and musical collaborator Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK) stated about "Tectonic": "Writing, producing and ...

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HELLOWEEN's ANDI DERIS On Relationship With MICHAEL KISKE: 'He's A Good Friend Of Mine, Which I Never Expected'

Tony Webster of the "Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with frontman Andi Deris of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which features former HELLOWEEN members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar, vocals) alongside Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer ...

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THEM Signs With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

The German-American band THEM is described in a press release as "one of the most remarkable and charismatic new metal outfits that Steamhammer/SPV have signed in recent years." The group's masterminds are American vocalist KK Fossor (ex-COLDSTEEL) and German guitarist Markus Ullrich, co-founder of prog metal band LANFEAR and member of speed/thrash metal act SEPTAGON ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: 'Paparazzi' Performance From HAMBURG METAL DAYZ

Professionally filmed video footage of EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, performing a cover version of "Paparazzi", originally recorded by Lady Gaga, on September 22 at the Hamburg Metal Dayz festival in Hamburg, Germany can be seen below. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed ...

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Legendary Rock Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dead At 61

Legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides passed away early this morning (Sunday, January 7) after reportedly being taken ill at the start of the year. According to his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. He was 61 years old. The British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, ...

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EXIT EDEN Feat. AVANTASIA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Singers: 'Incomplete' Performance From HAMBURG METAL DAYZ

Professionally filmed video footage of EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, performing a cover version of "Incomplete", originally recorded by BACKSTREET BOYS, on September 22 at the Hamburg Metal Dayz festival in Hamburg, Germany can be seen below. EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Says He Was 'Surprised' IRON MAIDEN Chose BLAZE BAYLEY As His Replacement In 1994

Jack Antonio from the "Do You Know Jack?" radio show recently conducted an interview with Bruce Dickinson about the IRON MAIDEN frontman's new autobiography, "What Does This Button Do?" You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the high level of vocabulary and specific literary references found ...

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