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Australian Government Celebrates AC/DC's 45th Anniversary With New Collection Of Coins

The Australian government is celebrating AC/DC's 45th anniversary by releasing a new collection of coins. In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single "Thunderstruck", the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) — a government agency which is the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coinage — partnered with Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Countdown'

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have released the official music video for the song "Countdown". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth album "Helix", due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, EPICA, DELAIN). The follow-up to 2016's "Maximalism" marks ...

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SLASH Teams Up With EPIPHONE For New 'Firebird' Guitars

Epiphone proudly presents the new limited-edition Slash Firebird Premium Outfit and limited-edition Slash Firebird, designed by GUNS N' ROSES legend and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member Slash. Production of the new Slash Firebird Premium Outfit will be limited to only 100 guitars, each handsigned and numbered on the back of the headstock by ...

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AMARANTHE's New Album, 'Helix', Was Written In Just Two Months

Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE have revealed that their upcoming fifth album, "Helix", was completed in under five months. "We actually wrote it in two months and we recorded it in two months," singer Elize Ryd told Radio Q at this year's Wacken Open Air festival (see video below). "I know we're crazy, but that's what ...

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AMARANTHE Releases Music Video For New Single '365'

"365", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "365" is the first single from AMARANTHE's fifth album, which will be released later ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Unveils New 'Eruption' Model Guitars

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of 1978 landmark album "Van Halen", Eddie Van Halen has unveiled three tribute "Eruption" models, including the Super '78, '78 Eruption Relic and '78 Eruption. On the cover of VAN HALEN's eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped instrument towards the camera as if he's showing ...

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Watch LACUNA COIL Perform At Germany's ROCKFELS Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of LACUNA COIL's June 23 performance at the RockFels festival at Freilichtbühne Loreley in St. Goarshausen, Germany can be seen below. LACUNA COIL celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut by playing a very special show, dubbed "Nothing Stands In Our Way", on January 19 at London, England's O2 Forum Kentish Town. ...

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Video Premiere: EUROPE's 'The Siege'

EUROPE's video for the song "The Siege" can be seen below. The clip was helmed by acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL). "The Siege" is taken from EUROPE's latest album, "Walk The Earth", which was released last October via EUROPE's own Hell & Back label ...

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Resurrected DESPAIR Feat. Ex-GRIP INC., MORGOTH Members: Audio Snippets Of Reworked 'History Of Hate' Album

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) last year resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on ...

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EPICA Guitarist Says 'It Won't Take Long' For Work To Begin On Follow-Up To 'The Holographic Principle'

EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen says that "it won't take long" for the band to begin writing material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" album. EPICA's latest release was "The Solace System" EP, featuring six songs which were created during the sessions for "The Holographic Principle". Asked in a new interview with Metal Wani ...

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LACUNA COIL Gets Theatrical At Special 20th-Anniversary Concert In London (Video)

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut by playing a very special show, dubbed "Nothing Stands In Our Way", this past Friday (January 19) at London, England's O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique extravaganza, which included visual effects, circus artists and enhanced stage production, was professionally filmed and recorded for ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Shares Emotional Look Back At 2017

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has posted an emotional end-of-year message in which she revealed that she lost both her parents in 2017 and ended her more-than-decade-long relationship with SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root. She wrote: "I find myself thinking about everything that happened to me in 2017. So many things have happened. "In few months, ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Says 'Nothing Stands In Our Way' Book Will Be 'Visually Stunning'

LACUNA COIL vocalist Cristina Scabbia was interviewed by Underground's Voice prior to the group's December 2 performance in Oporto, Portugal. The complete chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's forthcoming book, "Nothing Stands In Our Way", which commemorates their 20th anniversary: Cristina: "It will be the ...

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ISAAC DELAHAYE Says EPICA Likes 'To Do Something Out Of The Box' On Studio Albums

Metal & High Heels recently conducted an interview with guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EPICA's productivity in the studio comes naturally: Isaac: "It kind of comes naturally. We've always liked the challenge here and there ...

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TARJA Releases Video For Solo Version Of 'Feliz Navidad'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has released a video for her solo version of "Feliz Navidad". Check it out below. With Christmas only being less than three weeks away, earMUSIC and former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen have announced the release of a very special version of "Feliz Navidad": the Barbuda Relief And Recovery Charity Version. ...

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EPICA Releases 'Consign To Oblivion' Performance Video

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA have released a new performance video for the song "Consign To Oblivion". The footage was captured during EPICA's sold-out show at the Zénith in Paris last February where the band closed its most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of five thousand fans. This video, which ...

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