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HANSI KÜRSCH Thinks 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Orchestral Album Is BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Magnum Opus'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with frontman Hansi Kürsch of German power metal veterans BLIND GUARDIAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLIND GUARDIAN's new all-orchestral album, "Twilight Orchestra: Legacy Of The Dark Lands": Hansi: "The ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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KISS Performs 'It's My Life' Live For First Time (Video)

KISS played the song "It's My Life" live for the first time during its set Friday night (November 1) aboard the "Kiss Kruise IX". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The group' setlist was as follows: 01. Say Yeah 02. Larger Than Life 03. Strutter 04. Watchin' You 05. Got To ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Praises Teenage Climate Activist GRETA THUNBERG: You Are 'Our Modern-Day JOAN OF ARC'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale has praised Greta Thunberg as "our modern-day Joan of Arc," saying that the teenage climate activist is "sitting at a round table of young women who have inspired and shaped humanity." The Swedish teenager has gained international media attention in recent months for her outspoken activism on climate change, including delivering an ...

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Former SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Under Fire For Controversial Political Billboard

A controversial billboard rented by Cherokee Guns, the North Carolina store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will soon be removed, according to the advertising company that owns the sign. Cherokee recently came under fire for its billboard mocking the minority female congresswomen known as "The Squad" — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Oman ...

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HATRIOT: 'Ethereal Nightmare' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Ethereal Nightmare" from the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "From Days Unto Darkness", which will be released on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album In 2020

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. ...

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HATRIOT: 'Organic Remains' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Organic Remains" from the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "From Days Unto Darkness", which will be released on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody ...

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HATRIOT To Release 'From Days Unto Darkness' Album In July

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal outfit HATRIOT will release its new album, "From Days Unto Darkness", on July 26 via Massacre Records. The disc marks the group's first release with Cody Souza on the microphone, following the departure of his father, Steve "Zetro" Souza (now back in EXODUS). Paolo Girard created a very symbolic ...

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SLADE: 'Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box' Due In May

On May 31, BMG will release SLADE's "Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box", a strictly limited-edition box set comprises of 10 rare internationally released seven-inch singles, including an extremely rare seven-inch promo copy in a lift off lid box. "Feel The Noize - The Singlez Box" features five U.K. No. 1s ("Coz I Luv ...

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SUFFOCATION And BELPHEGOR To Join Forces For European Tour

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION and diabolic death/black commando BELPHEGOR have teamed up for a co-headlining tour across Europe in April 2019. Support will come from GOD DETHRONED, NORDJEVEL and DARKRISE. "Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire Tour" dates: April 04 - D - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik April 05 - D - Essen - ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: How I Drink My Coffee

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who launched a boutique coffee brand called Ellefson Coffee Co. a few years ago, was asked in a recent interview with Wasted Attention how he likes to drink his coffee. "I've just kind of changed it [over the years]," he said (hear audio below). "At 54, I'm always keeping track of ...

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MOTÖRHEAD-Branded Rum Due In December

December 1 will see the release of Motörhead Rum. As with every beverage the band put its name to, it's been a hands-on affair with no detail left unchecked. Quality, craftsmanship and a total no bull-attitude has defined these releases, and the Motörhead Rum is not treated differently. The Motörhead Rum has been aged for ...

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CHTHONIC: Making Of 'Millennia's Faith Undone' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Millennia's Faith Undone" video from Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC can be seen below. The clip features an appearance by Hong Kong singer Denise Ho. "Millennia's Faith Undone" is taken from CHTHONIC's latest album, "Battlefields Of Asura", which was released on October 12. Doris Yeh, the spokesperson and bassist in ...

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