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JASON BONHAM Says THE CIRCLE's First Record Of All-Original Material Is A 'Concept Kind Of Album'

THE CIRCLE, the critically acclaimed supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, has completed work on its first album of all-original material. Bonham told Sonic Perspectives in a recent interview (hear audio below) that THE CIRCLE's upcoming disc is a "concept kind of album" that needs to be listened to "in ...

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EPICA: Fourth Trailer For 'Attack On Titan' EP

The fourth trailer for "Attack On Titan" from Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA can be seen below. The EP will be made available outside of Japan on July 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. Last December, Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA surprised their fans with a very special covers EP titled "Epica Vs. Attack On Titan". ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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Video Premiere: VAN CANTO's 'Melody'

The official video for "Melody", the new single from the German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", which will be released on August 10 via Napalm Records. VAN CANTO comments: "'Melody' wraps up what VAN CANTO means to ...

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REDEMPTION: 'Someone Else's Problem' Video Released

The official music video for the song "Someone Else's Problem" from REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Long Night's Journey Into Day", which will be released on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE: Lyric Video For New Single 'Infra-Red'

The official lyric video for "Infra-Red", the new single from THREE DAYS GRACE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio effort, "Outsider", which was released in March THREE DAYS GRACE made chart history in March, earning the band's 13th No. 1 single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart ...

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Dutch Death Metal Band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Dutch death/black metal band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION has inked a deal with Napalm Records. Napalm A&R Sebastian Muench comments: "We are super excited to announce the signing of Holland's, and arguably Europe's, best up-and-coming death metal band SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION! The 2017 debut album, 'Anthology Of Curiosities', was a hate-spitting death metal masterpiece." The band ...

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IN FLAMES Recruits Drummer TANNER WAYNE

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have recruited American drummer Tanner Wayne, best known for his work with UNDERMINDED, SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS and CHIODOS, to sit behind the kit for the band for their summer 2018 live appearances. Wayne has stepped into IN FLAMES following the apparent recent departure of Joe Rickard, who played on the ...

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EPICA's Story To Be Told In 'The Essence Of Epica' Official Book

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA are working on their first-ever book, "The Essence Of Epica". This unique book tells the story of the remarkable musical journey of EPICA in the bandmembers' own words, and is illustrated throughout with rare, candid and classic photographs. "The Essence Of Epica" will contain first-person testimony from Mark Jansen (vocals, guitars), ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Completes Work On Solo Album

VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen has completed work on his debut solo album. The disc was mixed by producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE, Slash and SEVENDUST, among many others. Baskette wrote in a social-media post: "There are no words to describe the sense of excitement and accomplishment of ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Unveils New 'Eruption' Model Guitars

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of 1978 landmark album "Van Halen", Eddie Van Halen has unveiled three tribute "Eruption" models, including the Super '78, '78 Eruption Relic and '78 Eruption. On the cover of VAN HALEN's eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped instrument towards the camera as if he's showing ...

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