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For The Cause - MADBALL

Freddy Cricien truly is, and always has been, hardcore for life. When he was just seven years old, he began touring with his older half-brother's band, none other than the pioneering underground band AGNOSTIC FRONT. The brothers are nothing short of hardcore royalty. The seeds for MADBALL were essentially planted when brother Roger Miret would ...

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Twisted Prayers - GRUESOME

Make no mistake about GRUESOME's intentions. The band is pure, shameless worship of the seminal band DEATH's early work. The masterminds who brought the vision to life were none other than EXHUMED's frontman Matt Harvey and drummer Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE), both of whom were involved with the "Death To All" benefit tours ...

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KORPIKLAANI: First Trailer For 'Kulkija' Album

The first trailer for "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), the new studio album from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, "Kulkija" is the group's longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa ...

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TNT Guitarist On New Singer BAOL BARDOT BULSARA: 'What He Brings To The Table Is Youth And Aspiration'

TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On parting ways with longtime vocalist Tony Harnell: Ronni: "The departure of Tony was not expected. I just felt like we went into different musical directions. I won't ...

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KORPIKLAANI: Lyric Video For New Song 'Kotikonnut'

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer") on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for the first single from the disc, "Kotikonnut" ("Homestead"), can be seen below. Accordionist Sami Perttula, who wrote the track, states: "It's a midtempo song with a lot of melodies. It was surprising how ...

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KHEMMIS: 'Bloodletting' Visualizer Video Released

Denver metal/doom conquerors KHEMMIS will release their third album, "Desolation", on June 22 through 20 Buck Spin in North America, with Nuclear Blast Entertainment handling international territories. A visualizer video for the album's triumphant opening track, "Bloodletting", can be seen below. While KHEMMIS is undeniably influenced by doom and classic metal, to tag them with ...

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Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Launches MANDRAH

Former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta has joined forces with Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS) in a new band called MANDRAH. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead he always set marks himself ...

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CYHRA Parts Ways With Ex-IN FLAMES Bassist PETER IWERS

Former IN FLAMES bassist Peter Iwers has announced his departure from CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY). CYHRA will continue as a four-piece but Peter's bass lines will still be heard at the band's upcoming shows. Instead ...

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STEVEN ADLER To Be Joined By Ex-DOKKEN, BANG TANGO Members On Australian ADLER'S APPETITE Tour

Following the announcement last month of his Australian tour, ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has unveiled the members of the the newly formed ADLER'S APPETITE FEATURING CONSTANTINE MAROULIS band that will be playing alongside him to celebrate the 30th anniversary of GNR's classic debut album by performing "Appetite For Destruction" in its entirety. They ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN's Mexico City Concert To Be Recorded For Live Album

Marty Friedman's April 14 "Guitarfest 2018" concert at Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City will be professionally recorded for a live album. Friedman is continuing to tour in support of his latest solo LP, "Wall Of Sound", which was released last August via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman Says 'Best Reactions' To Band's New Portuguese-Language Album 'Come From Countries That Have No Idea' What He Is Singing About

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL prior to their January 21 concert at A38 in Budapest, Hungary. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to MOONSPELL's new studio album, "1755": Fernando: "Spectacular, I have to ...

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Bassist PETER IWERS To Sit Out CYHRA's North American Tour

CYHRA bassist Peter Iwers will sit out the band's North American tour with KREATOR and SABATON "due to prior commitments" that he "couldn't change." CYHRA has not revealed a replacement bassist for the trek, which will kick off on February 12 in Portland. (Note: KREATOR and SABATON are playing the first few shows of the ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'Heartrage' Video

CYHRA's video for the song "Heartrage" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Letters To Myself", which was released last October via Spinefarm Records. The disc was recorded at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Video Of Acoustic Performance At Sweden's BANDIT ROCK AWARDS

Video footage of CYHRA, performing acoustically at this year's Bandit Rock Awards, which was held on January 31 at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, Sweden, can be seen below. CYHRA is the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and ...

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Watch SABATON's Video For 'The Last Stand'

The official video for "The Last Stand", the title track of SABATON's eighth album, can be seen below. The clip features footage shot during "The Last Tour" "The Last Stand" was released in August 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY). The artwork ...

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THUNDER: 'The Thing I Want' Performance Clip From 'Stage' DVD

On March 23, THUNDER will release the brand new live album, "Stage", through earMUSIC. "Stage" features hits from right across the band's career and includes fan-favorite classics, like "Backstreet Symphony", "Low Life In High Places" and "Love Walked In", and brings things right up to date with tracks from the 2017-released, Top 3 U.K. chart ...

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FIREWIND Keyboardist BOB KATSIONIS Announces 'Prognosis & Synopsis' Album, Introduces New Release Format

Greek multi-instrumentalist, producer, video director and composer Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND) returns with his fifth solo album called "Prognosis & Synopsis". Both a "synopsis" (summary) of his solo career so far and a "prognosis" (prediction) of where he is going to move musically in the future, the new album consists of 10 songs that were composed/recorded ...

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THUNDER To Release 'Stage' Live Album

On March 23, THUNDER will release the brand new live album, "Stage", through earMUSIC. "Stage" features hits from right across the band's career and includes fan-favorite classics, like "Backstreet Symphony", "Low Life In High Places" and "Love Walked In", and brings things right up to date with tracks from the 2017-released, Top 3 U.K. chart ...

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1755 - MOONSPELL

MOONSPELL has never been the kind of band that writes the same album over and over again. The overarching label "gothic metal" is an adequate descriptor, yet Portugal's leading metal band clearly does its best to differentiate its material from that which came before. This mindset bleeds through to album number 12: "1755". Although the ...

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SABATON: Video Recap Of First-Ever Headlining Concert In Turkey

A video recap of SABATON's first-ever headlining concert in Turkey, which was held on December 16 at Uniq in Istanbul, can be seen below. SABATON will kick off a North American co-headlining tour with German thrash veterans KREATOR on February 8, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the trek will be CYHRA, the new band featuring ...

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SABATON Frontman Is 'Pretty Sure' Band Will Make 'Proper' Concept Album Again In The Future

Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if making full-blown concept albums is a "winning recipe" for future music, Joakim said: "Well, I don't know. Doing 'Carolus Rex' [2012] in two languages [Swedish and English], following a timeline exactly, ...

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WATAIN: Lyric Video For 'Sacred Damnation' Song

Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release their new studio album, "Trident Wolf Eclipse", on January 5, 2018. The effort will be made available as an LP, standard CD, limited CD digipak, digitally as well as in a limited deluxe box set of three thousand copies. The album will also be available in a variation of ...

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CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members Added To KREATOR And SABATON North American Tour

CYHRA, the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will support KREATOR and SABATON on their North American tour in February and March. CYHRA will join the trek in Portland on February 12. "It ...

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