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Epica vs. Attack on Titan - EPICA

If you're a manga and anime fan, "Attack on Titan" (along with ""One Piece" and "Assassination Classroom") is one of today's global phenoms of the genre, much as "Akira", "Bubblegum Crisis", "Battle Angel Alita" and "Ghost in the Shell" were in the past. If you want to see culture clash at its best, come to ...

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My Midnight Things - LIZZY BORDEN

If you've followed LIZZY BORDEN since the "Give 'Em the Axe" EP, you've learned to come prepared for the unexpected. As one of the L.A. metal scene's most ferocious acts, nobody was prepared for the lighter direction taken on 1987's "Visual Lies". The ""Master of Disguise" album two years later proved to be a wild ...

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Tormentor - THE AGONY SCENE

In the mid 2000s, one of the most respected bands in the metal underground was Tulsa's THE AGONY SCENE. Though it bounced from Solid State Records to Roadrunner to Century Media within a four-year span, THE AGONY SCENE was widely considered one of the top quality dark metalcore bands around. Its momentary breakup in 2008 ...

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The Wolf Bites Back - ORANGE GOBLIN

It is inevitable that any British heavy metal band with even a hint of stoner rock or doom metal leanings will have the name of BLACK SABBATH invoked in press descriptions. And yes, there are many musical parallels — both in terms of style and songcraft — that can be drawn from veteran rockers ORANGE ...

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garage - GRAHAM BONNET BAND

Now in his seventh decade, Graham Bonnet has enjoyed a modest second coming of late. The famed ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, MSG and IMPELLITTERI vocalist has been cropping up everywhere in retrospectives and reissues, plus a career-resurrecting run with the Michael Schenker Fest. With his self-branded band, Graham Bonnet engineers an exciting rebirth of sorts, surrounding himself ...

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Viktoria - MARDUK

If you look at a recent shot of MARDUK, that's no peace sign being waved in your face, but the sign of victory. Like Spy vs. Spy or in old time war. The black metal legends have always had a fascination with war, in particular German combat. Hence, you can be your own judge if ...

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Desolation - KHEMMIS

The genre of doom metal is overridden with dozens of pretenders cribbing from the playbooks of SLEEP and BLACK SABBATH, and all but a chosen few end up sliding almost immediately in one ear and out the other, not bringing much excitement to the table other than competently executed rehash. That said, there has been ...

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Alchemy - DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY

From the ashes of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! Michael "Vampire" Orlando initiated DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY. The latter is a goth-punk-emo-rock act, started with Ronnie Radke of FALLING IN REVERSE. Tyler Smyth and everywhere man producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette were summoned to help arrange and write DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY's debut album, "Alchemy". Following a bus accident on tour ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN On THE WINERY DOGS' Hiatus: 'We Wanted To Give It A Break For A While So It Didn't Get Stale'

Bassist Billy Sheehan (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) was recently interviewed by Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recent hectic schedule: Billy: "I went out with MR. BIG. We did Australia, China, Southeast Asia. ...

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See First Photos Of CHRIS CORNELL Statue

Chris Cornell will be commemorated in his hometown of Seattle with a statue that will be raised in a public ceremony on Wednesday, August 29. His widow, Vicky Cornell, commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a lifesize bronze statue showcasing the rock legend in one of his iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, ...

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DEZ FAFARA Says COAL CHAMBER 'Is Not Coming Back'

Dez Fafara says that COAL CHAMBER "is not coming back." The group that put Fafara on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the band's 1997 debut, COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other musical projects. They reunited in 2011 ...

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ACCEPT To Headline 'Rise Of Chaos' Festivals In Germany

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT will headline the "Rise Of Chaos" festivals in Germany for the first time in November. After the big success of its latest album, "Rise Of Chaos", ACCEPT will play three festivals under the same name. As a platform for interesting, young and dynamic bands, these festivals will be continued and ...

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MAD MAX Releases 'Beat Of The Heart' Video

German melodic hard rockers MAD MAX will release their new album, "35", on August 10 via SPV/Steamhammer. The disc's first single, "Beat Of The Heart", stands out among the 11 songs for a number of reasons. On one hand, the track could be described as the 2018 sequel to MAD MAX's most important hit "Night ...

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