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Rise to Glory - LOUDNESS

If you were there in the mid-eighties, you couldn't help but root for LOUDNESS. To an American heavy metal audience of the day, LOUDNESS, EZO, ANTHEM and EARTHSHAKER were a novelty. In Japan, however, these bands and a slew of others formed an entire movement centered around the "Kansai" and "Kanto" hard rock scenes. By ...

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W.E.T. Feat. JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Audio Visualizer For 'Urgent' Song

An audio visualizer for the song "Urgent" from the Swedish/American melodic hard rock supergroup W.E.T., which features vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, TALISMAN), guitarist/vocalist Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, NORDIC UNION, AMMUNITION) and guitarist Robert Säll (WORK OF ART), can be seen below. The track is taken from W.E.T.'s third album, "Earthrage", which ...

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Listen To New THE ATLAS MOTH Song 'Actual Human Blood'

"Actual Human Blood", a new song from Chicago experimental metallers THE ATLAS MOTH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "Coma Noir", which will be released on February 9 via Prosthetic Records. "Coma Noir" marks a few firsts for THE ATLAS MOTH; it's the first release for L.A. metal ...

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PRIMUS And MASTODON To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

PRIMUS will join forces with MASTODON for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S. Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the trek will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and ...

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BIFF BYFORD On SAXON's Early Days: 'I Was Proud Of Heavy Metal; I Wasn't Shying Away From The Fact Unlike Some Bands'

Steve Goldby of Metal Talk recently conducted an interview with frontman Biff Byford of British metal legends SAXON about their new "Decade Of The Eagle - The Anthology 1979-1988" compilation. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the 1980s can be considered a "magical ...

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Video Premiere: LOUDNESS's 'Soul On Fire'

"Soul On Fire", the new video from veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Rise To Glory", which is being released today (Friday, January 26) via earMUSIC (world excluding Japan). The follow-up to 2014's "The Sun Will Rise Again" is "packed with aggression, melody and ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Gives First Interview In More Than 20 Years: 'If The Fans Want Me Back, I Can't Wait'

Earlier today (Friday, January 19) at the Atlanta KISS Expo 2018, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent gave his first public interview in more than two decades when he spoke with SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to attend the KISS Expo: Vinnie: "We have to thank ...

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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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