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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Discusses 'Blue Lightning' Album In New Trailer

A trailer for Yngwie Malmsteen's upcoming album, "Blue Lightning", is available below. The disc will be released globally on March 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To call Malmsteen a "maestro" or "virtuoso" is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Covenant' Video

"Covenant", the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is taken from SOEN's fourth album, "Lotus", which was released on February 1 via Silver Lining Music. The clip was directed by RISK and Maxi Muniz and ...

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TÝR Releases 'Ragnars Kvæði' Music Video

"Ragnars Kvæði", the new video from the Faroese folk metal band TÝR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's eighth full-length album, "Hel", which will be released on March 8 via Metal Blade Records. "Hel" is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate ...

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Video Premiere: L.A. GUNS' 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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MEAT PUPPETS: 'Warranty' Video Released

MEAT PUPPETS' original lineup, Curt and Cris Kirkwood and returning drummer Derrick Bostrom, have a released a video for "Warranty" off their upcoming album, "Dusty Notes", due on March 8 via Megaforce. The MEAT PUPPETS' story begins with three kids, enamored of music and immersed in the psychedelic drug culture of Arizona in the '70s, ...

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Listen To New L.A. GUNS Song 'Rage'

Less than two years since the release of "The Missing Peace" — the first L.A. GUNS album since 2002's "Waking The Dead" to feature founding guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis — the group will issue a follow-up effort, "The Devil You Know", on March 29 via Frontiers Music Srl. The latest single from ...

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IN FLAMES: 'Call My Name' Video Released

The official music video for the song "Call My Name" from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "I, The Mask", which is being released today (Friday, March 1) via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The 12-track ...

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MASTODON To Release Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven' In Tribute To Late Manager

For this year's Record Store Day, Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" in honor of their late manager, Nick John. John, who also managed GOJIRA, passed away last September from pancreatic cancer. All proceeds from the single will be donated to pancreatic cancer research. MASTODON said in ...

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WHITESNAKE: Making Of 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of WHITESNAKE's official music video for the new single "Shut Up & Kiss Me" can be seen below. The song will appear on the group's upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood", which will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. "Flesh & Blood" follows the 2011 critically acclaimed ...

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NEAL SCHON's 'Journey Through Time' Kicks Off Short U.S. Tour In Jackson, California (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's "Journey Through Time" February 22 concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, California can be seen below. Schon took the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris ...

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WEST BOUND Feat. CHAS WEST And ROY Z: 'Dance Of Life' Video

"Dance Of Life", the new video from WEST BOUND, the hard-hitting Los Angeles-area rock band featuring vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB), guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), guitarist Jimmy Burkard, bassist Jason Cornwell and drummer Dave "Chilli" Moreno, can be seen below. The song is taken from WEST BOUND's ...

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DANKO JONES Praises Producer GARTH 'GGGARTH' RICHARDSON: 'We Just Laughed Through The Whole Session'

Prior to DANKO JONES's February 13 performance in Long Beach, California, vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones spoke with Bionic Buzz. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of his passion for music: Danko: "Naturally, as a kid, I just gravitated towards music, and wanting ...

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The 13th Beast - MALEVOLENT CREATION

Even though CANNIBAL CORPSE is rightfully known as a Florida death metal band, the genre leaders were actually originally from Buffalo, NY. Similarly, the long-running Florida death metal machine MALEVOLENT CREATION had originally migrated from the same city in New York. Connecting the dots on the death metal map may seem like anecdotal metal nerd ...

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