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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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Burn it Down - THE DEAD DAISIES

One might be tempted to ask David Lowy and THE DEAD DAISIES just what the hell the band is trying to prove by ramming four studio albums, two EPs and a live package into a meager five-year span. Culling 14 singles to this point through the supergroup's latest slab, "Burn it Down", is it too ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Announce Summer 2018 North American Tour

THE DEAD DAISIES are returning to North America. After a sold-out tour across Europe, the band is looking forward to rocking out with its U.S. and Canadian fans. Their current single, "Rise Up", is climbing the U.S. Active Rock chart and being used extensively in NASCAR promotional campaigns across the country. The guys are also ...

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DELAIN To Release New EP In The Fall

Dutch metallers DELAIN will issue a new EP in the fall via Napalm Records. The band will promote the EP's release by playing two intimate headlining shows on in October. Oct. 11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany Oct. 12 - Patronaat - Haarlem, Netherlands DELAIN is scheduled to make appearances at several European ...

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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: First Trailer For Debut Album

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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Longtime SAMAEL Guitarist MARCO 'MAKRO' RIVAO Quits Band

Longtime SAMAEL guitarist Marco "Makro" Rivao has decided to leave the group "to do something different." From now on, bassist Thomas "Drop" Betrisey will take over the guitar duties in the Swiss industrial black metal band and a new bass player will be announced shortly. Rivao said in a statement: "As some of you might ...

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DELAIN Is Planning To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN are working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Moonbathers" album. "We're writing," keyboardist Martijn Westerholt told Heavy New York before a recent concert on the band's North American tour as the support act for KAMELOT (see video below). "Right now, we're not, because we're touring the U.S. and Canada, of ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS To Guest On DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

Producer/guitarist Paul Crook (pictured; ANTHRAX, SEBASTIAN BACH, MEAT LOAF) and executive producer John Madera have announced the formation of DEVILSTAR, an all-star hard rock and heavy metal group billed as the world's first interactive band. The first release under the DEVILSTAR moniker will be a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Beyond The Realms Of ...

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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: Debut Album Due In June

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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CALIBAN Releases 'Ich Blute Für Dich' Video

German metallers CALIBAN have released a music video for the song "Ich Blute Für Dich". The track, which features Matthi from NASTY and Sebastian "Sushi" Biesler from ESKIMO CALLBOY on vocals, is taken from CALIBAN's upcoming album, "Elements", which will be released on April 6 via Century Media. CALIBAN guitarist Marc Görtz had this to ...

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Norwegian Singer ISSA: Making Of 'Run With The Pack' Album

Norwegian singer Issa (full name: Isabell Oversveen) will release her new album, "Run With The Pack", on April 20 via Frontiers Music Srl. A five-minute video about the making of the disc can be seen below. "Run With the Pack" is Issa's fifth studio album, another quality outing of classic melodic rock/AOR with huge vocals, ...

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KORN Members Featured In Inspiring Rock Documentary 'Mind Over Matter'

The award-winning feature documentary "Mind Over Matter" tells the unbelievable story of Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects movement, coordination and balance. It's an incurable disorder, and one that could have greatly limited Mendenhall's life. But he had other plans. The film shows how Mendenhall worked strenuously to ...

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JOE SATRIANI: 'Beyond The Supernova' Documentary To Air On AXS TV

AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, takes viewers on an unforgettable journey with one of rock's greatest guitar gurus in the broadcast premiere of the 2017 documentary "Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova" — airing on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m. EST / 7:00 p.m. PST. Directed by Satriani's talented filmmaker son ...

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MARCO MENDOZA: Lyric Video For 'Sweetest Emotions'

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in ...

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CALIBAN To Release 'Elements' Album In April

German metallers CALIBAN have released the official music video for the song "Intoxicated". The clip was produced by Iconographic. CALIBAN first performed "Intoxicated" live during the band's recent "Darkness Over X-Mas" tour. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Elements", which will be released on April 6 via Century Media. CALIBAN guitarist Marc ...

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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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Watch MARCO MENDOZA's Video For 'Viva La Rock' Title Track

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Burn It Down' Album In April

THE DEAD DAISIES will release their new album, "Burn It Down", on Friday, April 6 via Spitfire Music/SPV. "Burn It Down" is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of '70s rock with moments of Birmingham's finest, blended with the early works of ...

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LIONE/CONTI Feat. Italian Singers FABIO LIONE And ALESSANDRO CONTI: 'You're Falling' Song Premiere

Frontiers Music Srl will release the self-titled debut album from LIONE/CONTI on January 26, 2018. The track "You're Falling", taken from the upcoming disc, can be streamed below. "'You're Falling' is a mid-tempo song with modern and progressive sound that remind me some great bands that I love like QUEENSRŸCHE or KAMELOT," says Alessandro Conti. ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

Former ACCEPT singer David Reece has inked a multiple-album deal with Mighty Music. "I was searching for a record company that would see my vision as a solo artist so I reached out to Mike Tramp [ex-WHITE LION] and he suggested I speak with Michael H. Andersen at Mighty Music," Reece said. "Michael teamed me ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Mourns Mother's Death

Marguerite Snider, the the 86-year old mother of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, passed away on January 2, more than two months after she was hit by a car. Snider announced his mother's death on Twitter, writing: "Since so many people continue to ask about my mom's health on social media, I have no choice ...

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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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MARCO MENDOZA: 'Viva La Rock' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By GUNS N' ROSES, Ex-WHITE LION Members

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2, 2018 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding ...

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