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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: 'Dhyana' Album Due In September

MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — will release its new album, "Dhyana", on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. Through his musical contributions in EPICA, AFTER FOREVER and MAYAN, Jansen has introduced another piece of knowledge, spirituality and mystery into the Dutch metal scene. ...

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EPICA Releases 'Universal Love Squad' Video

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released a brand new music video for the song "Universal Love Squad". The clip was filmed at the band's recent sold-out 1000th-show-anniversary concert at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands in front of 3,000 ecstatic fans. "Universal Love Squad" shows a different and more intimate side to the band, as it is ...

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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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PUREST OF PAIN Feat. DELAIN Members: 'Vessels' Video

"Vessels", the new video from the Dutch melodic death metal band PUREST OF PAIN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's debut album, "Solipsis", which was released on March 1. The follow-up to the 2013 single "Momentum" and 2011 EP "Revelations In Obscurity" has been made available on CD, vinyl plus ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer BRUCE DICKINSON's Next Solo Album Will 'Probably' Include Reworked Version Of 'If Eternity Should Fail'

Bruce Dickinson says that the long-awaited follow-up to his 2005 solo album "Tyranny Of Souls" will likely include a reworked version of "If Eternity Should Fail", the opening track on the latest IRON MAIDEN disc "The Book Of Souls". During the press junket for "The Book Of Souls", Dickinson revealed that he had about "half" ...

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BRUJERIA Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Tour With POWERFLO, PIÑATA PROTEST

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA have announced another leg of headlining tour dates in support of their latest, fourth full-length album, "Pocho Aztlan". Joining them on the trek will be POWERFLO (featuring current and former members of CYPRESS HILL, FEAR FACTORY, BIOHAZARD and DOWNSET) and San Antonio-based punkers PIÑATA PROTEST. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 20 ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN's Entire San Bernardino Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN's entire July 1 concert at Glen Helen Amphitheater San Bernardino, California can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. If Eternity Should Fail 02. Speed Of Light 03. Wrathchild 04. Children Of The Damned 05. Death Or Glory 06. The Red And The Black 07. The ...

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BRUJERIA Announces U.S. Tour With VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, PIÑATA PROTEST; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA have announced headlining tour dates in support of their recently released fourth full-length album, "Pocho Aztlan". Support on the trek will come from West Coast ska-core band VOODOO GLOW SKULLS and San Antonio-based punkers PIÑATA PROTEST. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale in select markets will begin on Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Introduces And Demonstrates 'Treasures' Limited-Edition Set From PAISTE (Video)

Drummerszone has uploaded new video footage of IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain introducing and demonstrating his "Treasures" limited-edition set from the renowned cymbal maker Paiste at this year's NAMM show, which was held at the end of January in Anaheim, California. Check out the clips below. Since joining IRON MAIDEN, McBrain has become ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Talks About 'Treasures' Limited-Edition Set From PAISTE (Video)

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain spoke about his "Treasures" limited-edition set from the renowned cymbal maker Paiste at last month's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Since joining IRON MAIDEN, McBrain has become one of the most admired and influential drummers in modern times. Recent tours of the British top metal band are breaking all records, ...

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Ten Thousand Ways to Die - OBITUARY

Death metal legend OBITUARY is currently working on a new album. The band's 2014 album, "Inked in Blood", reached 79 on the Billboard 200 chart. Assuming the religious right even consults Billboard (doubtful), there's something hilarious about an extreme metal act placing so high while shoving cover art that presents a decapitated, limbless and eviscerated ...

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OBITUARY: Listen To Entire 'Ten Thousand Ways To Die' Album

Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY recently announced "Ten Thousand Ways To Die", a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band's storied catalog. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band's highly successful 2015 "Inked In Blood" world ...

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How IRON MAIDEN's 'The Book Of Souls' Stage Gets Built (Video)

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have uploaded a two-minute video in which "Mayan temple expert and Killer Krew member" Ashley Groom explains how the band's "The Book Of Souls" stage set gets built. IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith recently told David "Devo" Oosthuizen of South Africa's The Blacklist about the band's current setlist: "It's ...

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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH On 'The Book Of Souls': 'We Didn't Rehearse Before Going Into The Studio'

David "Devo" Oosthuizen of South Africa's The Blacklist recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what IRON MAIDEN did differently during the recording process for the band's new album, "The Book ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Kicks Off 'The Book Of Souls' World Tour In Fort Lauderdale (Video)

By Clay Marshall Considering the overabundance of recent rock casualties, it's no small miracle that IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson was able to artfully dodge the reaper's scythe during his recent cancer scare. Still, as many of their arena rock peers have recently embarked on farewell tours (MÖTLEY CRÜE, BLACK SABBATH), hinted at retirement (RUSH) or ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces March 2016 U.S. Tour Dates

Atlantic recording artist SHINEDOWN has announced plans for an upcoming U.S. tour, the rock band's first major trek of 2016. With British rock trio THE VIRGINMARYS serving as main support on most of the dates, the twelve-city trek gets underway March 1 at Portland, Oregon's Roseland Theater and then continues through the month. Pre-sales begin ...

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