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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has '70, 80 Percent Of The Material Written' For Next NIGHTWISH Album

Metal Wani's Prathamesh Hoshing conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen at this year's Hellfest, which was held last month in Clisson, France. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing some of NIGHTWISH's lesser-known and deep catalog songs during their recent "Decades" tour: Tuomas: ...

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Listen To GRAHAM BONNET BAND's 'Sea Of Trees' Song

The GRAHAM BONNET BAND will release its new album, "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage", on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's new single, "Sea Of Trees", can be streamed below. Says Graham: "This is the most important album I have done in 35 years. I think fans of the classic ALCATRAZZ sound will ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Video Of Live Debut

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, made its live debut this past Thursday, June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT's self-titled debut album was released last ...

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HALESTORM Members Discuss Making Of 'Vicious' Album: 'This Is The Closest To What You See When You See Us Live'

The four members of HALESTORM discussed their upcoming album, "Vicious", in an interview earlier today (Thursday, May 31) as part of the BUILD Series in New York City. The question-and-answer session, which was hosted by Huffington Post managing editor of culture Lauren Moraski, can be seen below. A couple of excerps follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON: More 'Immortal' Album Details Revealed

Ann Wilson of HEART, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, will release her new solo album on September 14 via BMG, marking her debut for the label. Fittingly titled "Immortal", the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay homage to some of the singer's favorite songs and artists, all of whom have ...

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AC/DC's BON SCOTT Honored With Permanent Sculpture In Melbourne, Australia (Video)

Late AC/DC singer Bon Scott has been honored with a sculpture in Melbourne, Australia. The three-meter-high-and-two-meter-wide metal-and-plaster sculpture was officially unveiled Tuesday morning (March 6) on AC/DC Lane, named for the Australian rock band. The sculpture is part of the Victorian Government's "Rockin' The Laneways" Initiative. Cherry Bar owner and booker James Young collaborated with ...

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Watch HALESTORM Debut New Song 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM debuted a new song called "Black Vultures" at the opening show of its Canadian co-headlining tour with STONE SOUR on January 27 at Abbotsford Entertainment And Sports Center in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance (as well as the "Black Vultures" airing on January 29 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia) can ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Believe It For An Instant. Maybe It's Another Way For Them To Boost Their Sales'

Sam Sheppard of Mammoth Metal TV conducted an interview with frontman Dani "Filth" Davey of veteran British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH prior to their January 28 concert at Columbia Theater in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording process for ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Almost Done' Recording Fourth Album

HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a tentative mid-2018 release. The disc is being laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers ...

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STRATOVARIUS Vocalist Says Band Hopes To Start Recording New Album In The Spring

STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto was interviewed by SpazioRock during his recent acoustic tour of Italy with former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen. The full chat can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On STRATOVARIUS's October performance in Milan, during which they performed 1997's "Visions" in its entirety to ...

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