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THANATOS To Release New Album In 2020

Dutch death metal veterans THANATOS have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band is currently working on material for the follow-up to 2014's "Global Purification" album for an early 2020 release. THANATOS, Holland's first-ever death/thrash metal band, has become an illustrious name that has been haunting the underground metal scene for decades and is ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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Video Premiere: HARDLINE's 'Take A Chance'

"Take A Chance" the new video from HARDLINE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Life", which will be released on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. In the past two years, HARDLINE has performed a number of shows across Europe, including festivals and more intimate gigs, and ...

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NEAL SCHON's 'Journey Through Time' Kicks Off Short U.S. Tour In Jackson, California (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's "Journey Through Time" February 22 concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, California can be seen below. Schon took the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris ...

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KISS And EMOJI Company Join Forces For Unique Collaboration

The world's most merchandisable rock band has joined forces with the globally recognized emoji brand to develop and launch a one-of-a-kind collaboration, KISS x emoji. The announcement was made today by Epic Rights, the global licensing agent for KISS, and the emoji company. For 45 years, the hottest band in the world, KISS, has been ...

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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON Undergoes Emergency Gallbladder Removal Surgery

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon underwent an emergency gallbladder removal surgery on Saturday, February 9. The operation apparently took place at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California under the watchful eye of James G. Minnis, MD. The rocker, who is scheduled to kick off his "Journey Through Time" tour later this month, wrote on Twitter earlier ...

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HARDLINE To Release 'Life' Album In April

HARDLINE will release a new studio album, "Life", on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. In the past two years, HARDLINE has performed a number of shows across Europe, including festivals and more intimate gigs, and that live "energy" can certainly be felt on their new studio album. The band went back to 1992's "Double ...

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NEAL SCHON Adds 'Journey Through Time' Tour Dates

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has added more dates to his "Journey Through Time" tour, which kicks off later this month. Schon will take the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris Collins (on guitar and ...

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KANSAS To Enter Studio In August

Progressive rock group KANSAS will enter the studio in August to begin work on its new album for a 2020 release. The band's first new studio LP in 16 years, "The Prelude Implicit", arrived in 2016. It followed the 2014 departure of singer Steve Walsh, who had fronted KANSAS for all but a few years ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: 'I Couldn't Take Another Member Leaving The Band Anymore'

Rock Hard Slovakia conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen prior to the band's November 13 concert at Incheba Expo Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing older, lesser-known NIGHTWISH songs during the band's 2018 "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "I think nostalgic ...

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STEVE VAI, BILLY SHEEHAN, RIKKI ROCKETT, DOUG ALDRICH, Others To Perform At 2019 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its second annual show at NAMM dubbed "Ultimate NAMM Night - The Power Of Music" on Saturday, January 26 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show is sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'Firelights' Video

Finnish melancholy death-doom metal masters SWALLOW THE SUN have released the official music video for a new song called "Firelights". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light", which will be released on January 25. The disc was inspired by the tragic death of South African ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Music To Be Featured In Horror Tv Series 'Welcome To Daisyland'

Spitfire Music has teamed up with BlackBoxTV to develop a new horror anthology series, "Welcome To Daisyland". Australian-American musical collective THE DEAD DAISIES will provide the soundtrack for the series, which is scheduled to premiere this Valentine's Day (February 14). "Welcome To Daisyland" was directed by award-winning filmmaker Tony E. Valenzuela ("Silverwood", "Harper's Globe") and ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Bassist JEFF HUGHELL To Release 'Sleep Deprivation' Solo Album

SIX FEET UNDER bassist Jeff Hughell will release his fourth full-length solo album, "Sleep Deprivation", on January 25. With stunning arrangements and instrumentation, this new album showcases not only Hughell's impressive musicianship but also the depth of his creativity. Hughell plays all bass guitar parts on "Sleep Deprivation", using his Warwick seven-string bass, and also ...

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NEAL SCHON Announces First 'Journey Through Time' Tour Dates

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon will embark on his "Journey Through Time" tour next month. Schon will take the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris Collins (on guitar and keyboards) and super-producer Marti Frederiksen (multi-instrumentalist, ...

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SAMAEL Releases Music Video For 'Samael' Song

Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL have released a music video for the song "Samael". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Hegemony", which was released in October 2017 via Napalm Records. Says the band: "The video was shot last summer in Poland and Switzerland. It was filmed and edited by Sergey Ulyanov already ...

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THE MUTE GODS' 'Atheists And Believers' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

THE MUTE GODS, featuring Nick Beggs (STEVEN WILSON, STEVE HACKETT), Roger King (STEVE HACKETT) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, THE SEA WITHIN), will release its third studio album, "Atheists And Believers", on March 22. Arriving just over two years after its predecessor, "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth", "Atheists And Believers" sees Beggs once again turning ...

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NEAL SCHON Says He Is Not To Blame For JOURNEY Not Touring In 2019

Neal Schon says that he will embark on his "Journey Through Time" tour next year because two of his JOURNEY bandmates want to work on outside projects. In addition to Schon, "Journey Through Time" features founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN ...

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