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PINK CREAM 69's 'Ceremonial' Lands On German Chart

"Ceremonial", the new album from German/British melodic hard rockers PINK CREAM 69, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 83. The CD was released on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America via Frontiers Records. The cover artwork was created by Kai Brockschmidt (PRETTY MAIDS, ROYAL HUNT) and can ...

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SHAKRA: 'Save You From Yourself' Video Released

"Save You From Yourself", the new video from Swiss rockers SHAKRA, can be seen below. The clip features the appearance of "snake woman" Nina Burri, known from several TV/talent shows. "Save You From Yourself" comes off SHAKRA's latest album, "Powerplay", which entered the official chart in Switzerland at position No. 1. The CD also landed ...

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PINK CREAM 69 Working On 'Special' Video

German/British melodic hard rockers PINK CREAM 69 are preparing to film a video for the song "Special" and are looking for people to act as Internet users/chatters. The track's lyrics are about people pretending to be something they are not in the social media. If interested, please make a short video of yourself sitting in ...

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SHAKRA: New Audio Interview With JOHN PRAKESH

On January 25, Brian Rademacher of RockEyez conducted an interview with singer John Prakesh of Swiss rockers SHAKRA. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. SHAKRA's new album, "Powerplay", entered the official chart in Switzerland at position No. 1. The CD also landed on the German Media Control ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: New Album Title Revealed

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — is putting the finishing touches on its eighth studio album, "Earth Blues", for a spring release via InsideOut Music. The band will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the CD and by playing ...

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SHAKRA's 'Powerplay' Tops Swiss Chart

"Powerplay", the new album from Swiss rockers SHAKRA, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. The CD also landed on the German Media Control chart at No. 81. Released on January 11 via AFM Records, "Powerplay" is "the most varied SHAKRA album to date," according to a press ...

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SERENITY Announces New Female Singer

European symphonic metallers SERENITY will release their new album, "War Of Ages", on March 22 in Europe, with an expected March/April release for North America and Asia. The new album will introduce a major change in the band's music and lineup. Since their second album, SERENITY has been including female voices in its songs, had ...

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MISFITS Schedule New Jersey Signing Session

MISFITS will take part in a in-store signing session on Saturday, February 9 at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.vvinyl.com. MISFITS will release their first "proper" live album since the 1980s, "Dea.d. Alive!", on February 5 on CD and limited-edition 12-inch vinyl plus MP3 card. With select tracks ...

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TREMONTI: 'Wish You Well' Video To Debut On Wednesday

TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, is preparing to attack U.S. radio waves once again with its new single "Wish You Well". In conjunction with the impact of the new single at radio, a teaser trailer has appeared online. The trailer can be seen below and in it a ...

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SERENITY: New Album Details Revealed

After a year of composing, writing, producing, designing and recording, Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY have revealed the first details of their fourth full-length album, "War Of Ages", due out on March 22 in Europe and March/April in the USA and Asia via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Death & Legacy" was once again ...

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MISFITS To Release 'Dea.d. Alive!' In February

MISFITS will release their first "proper" live album since the 1980s, "Dea.d. Alive!", on February 5 on CD and limited-edition 12-inch vinyl plus MP3 card. With select tracks from the band's encore set at their hometown show in New Jersey added for good measure, (recorded live on "Devil's Night," no less), "Dea.d. Alive!" is an ...

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ASTAROTH: 'Nero's Fire' Video Released

"Nero's Fire", the new video from legendary Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's first-ever full-length album, "The End Of Silence", which will be released on December 21 via She Wolf Records. Produced by the band's bassist Saverio "Shining" Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA, WHITESNAKE) ...

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PINK CREAM 69: New Album Audio Samples Available

Frontiers Records will release "Ceremonial", the new album from German/British melodic hard rockers PINK CREAM 69, on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America. The cover artwork was created by Kai Brockschmidt (PRETTY MAIDS, ROYAL HUNT) and can be seen below. Six years after the critically praised "In10sity" CD, PINK CREAM 69 ...

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Italian Metallers ASTAROTH To Release First-Ever Full-Length Album

Legendary Italian heavy metal pioneers ASTAROTH will release their first-ever full-length album, "The End Of Silence", on December 21 via She Wolf Records. Produced by the band's bassist Saverio "Shining" Principini and engineered by Michael Tacci (METALLICA, WHITESNAKE) in Los Angeles, California, the CD marks the band's first new output since their 1985 cult classic ...

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THE UNGUIDED: New EP Details Unveiled

THE UNGUIDED — the Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals), Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson guitar; (Richard's brother) — will release a new two-song EP, "InvaZion", on December 21. The cover artwork was created by Kuang Hong and can be seen below. Commented Richard: "The songs featured on this EP ...

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SHINING: First Part Of New Audio Interview With NIKLAS KVARFORTH

The first part of a new audio interview with SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. SHINING will continue its highly successful collaboration with KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden, Both the SHINING EP "Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt" and the ...

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SHINING's NIKLAS KVARFORTH To Publish Book Of Lyrics

A book containing all the lyrics ever written by SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth will be published on December 7. Entitled "When Prozac No Longer Helps", the first-edition paperback will be hand-numbered in the author's own blood. Commented Kvarforth: "Far too long I've been pestered each and every day by people from all around ...

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SHINING To Continue Collaboration With ANDY LA ROCQUE's SONIC TRAIN STUDIOS

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING will continue their highly successful collaboration with KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque's Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden, Both the SHINING EP "Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt" and the band's soon-to-be-released full-length album, "Redefining Darkness", were produced and recorded by Andy at Sonic Train. Pre-production for the next SHINING ...

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THE UNGUIDED: 'Betrayer Of The Code' Video Released

"Betrayer Of The Code", the new video from THE UNGUIDED — the new Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals), Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson guitar; (Richard's brother) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by 11 Frames Productions. "Betrayer Of The Code" comes off THE UNGUIDED's debut album, ...

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SHINING Reveals History Behind New Video Storyline

"Tillsammans Är Vi Allt", the new video from Swedish extreme metallers SHINING, can be seen below. Contrary to how the video has been interpreted by both some press and fans alike, who have mistaken it for a simple glossy music video, there is, in fact, a symbolism behind it, one which both SHINING frontman Niklas ...

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SHINING: 'Tillsammans Är Vi Allt' Video Released

"Tillsammans Är Vi Allt", the new video from Swedish extreme metallers SHINING, can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed both during a live concert at the Club Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland and in a studio setting,features a binding story focusing around the themes of addiction and obsession. as envisioned onto visual form by ...

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SHINING: New Album Title Announced

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have set "Redefining Darkness" as the title of their eighth full-length album, due later this year via Spinefarm Records. Unlike all previous SHINING efforts, "Redefining Darkness"'s title will not be prefaced with a number. Commented SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth: "The use of numbers to describe our albums is no ...

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POSTHUM: New Song Available For Streaming

Norwegian atmospheric black metallers POSTHUM have signed to Indie Recordings for the release of their newest album, "Lights Out". The CD — which will be released on September 25 in North America (September 21 for Europe) — can be described as atmospheric and gloomy with a melancholic undertone, even though songs are more aggressive and ...

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POSTHUM: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian atmospheric black metallers POSTHUM have signed to Indie Recordings for the release of their newest album, "Lights Out". The CD — which will be released on September 25 in North America (September 21 for Europe) — can be described as atmospheric and gloomy with a melancholic undertone, even though songs are more aggressive and ...

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