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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES: Listen To 'Pledge Of The Savior' Song

Rising stars of Japan's metal scene LOVEBITES have just released their sophomore full-length album, "Clockwork Immortality", via Arising Empire. The official track video for the disc's latest single, "Pledge Of The Savior", can be seen below. LOVEBITES leader and bassist Miho says: "'Clockwork Immortality' features the strongest, most powerful elements of our second EP, 'Battle ...

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AVANTASIA: First Trailer For 'Moonglow' Album

"Moonglow", the next album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will arrive on February 15, 2019 (pushed back from February 1) via Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time around, Tobias worked not only with such well-known faces as Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS), Jørn Lande ...

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AVANTASIA Announces May 2019 North American Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will head to the U.S. and Canada for select dates in May 2019 to promote the band's upcoming album, "Moonglow". The details are as follows: May 17 - City National Civic Of San Jose - San Jose, CA May 19 - City National Grove - Anaheim, CA May 21 ...

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LAST UNION's Video For 'Taken' Feat. DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE

Italian progressive metal band LAST UNION has released a music video for the song "Taken". The track, which features a guest appearance by DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie, is taken from the group's debut album, "Twelve", which will be released on December 21 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. "Twelve", which also features Mike LePond ...

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ERIC MARTIN Wants RICHIE KOTZEN To Support MR. BIG On What He Believes Will Be Band's Final Tour

Prior to his October 28 solo acoustic performance in Pontypridd, Wales, MR. BIG vocalist Eric Martin spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On guitarist Paul Gilbert's departure from the group in 1999: Eric: "It was weird circumstances. Paul just left us. ...

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NORTHTALE Releases First Song, 'Shape Your Reality'

NORTHTALE, the newly formed Swedish/American melodic power metal band, has made its first track, "Shape Your Reality", available for streaming. NORTHTALE was born out of the desire of three world-class musicians to work with each other in creating a new band, one that blends melodic, anthemic choruses with fast-paced rhythm section and technically challenging and ...

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HELLOWEEN: Unboxing Video For 'Starlight: The Noise Records Collection' Limited-Edition Box Set

An unboxing video for "Helloween - Starlight: The Noise Records Collection" can be seen below. Due on October 26 via Noise Records, 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 ...

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STARBREAKER To Release 'Dysphoria' Album In January; 'Pure Evil' Single Available

Tony Harnell, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and former vocalist of hard rock band TNT, and Magnus Karlsson, current PRIMAL FEAR guitarist extraordinaire, have rejoined forces for the release of the third STARBREAKER album. Titled "Dysphoria", the disc showcases everything the project has become known for: metal sensibilities, melodic songs with killer hooks, thought provoking lyrics, ...

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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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