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Dutch prog rockers FOCUS may not be the first ensemble that leaps to mind when discussing the genre, just like NEKTAR, GENTLE GIANT and TANGERINE DREAM ominously seem to get cut from the thread once folks get stuck on immediate notables such as YES, EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER, THE MOODY BLUES, KING CRIMSON, URIAH HEEP, ...

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New BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Album To Include JON LORD Tribute

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the renaissance-inspired rock band formed by Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, will release a new album, "Dancer And The Moon", on June 11 in North America on Frontiers Records. "Dancer And The Moon" will be released in two editions — as a CD and a digipak deluxe edition with a bonus ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY mainman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Sweden: #9 Finland: #9 Norway: #19 France: #51 Netherlands: #85 UK: #97, #6 (Rock Chart) Japan: #17 (International chart) "The Mystery Of Time" was released on March 30. The effort was made available as ...

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NIACIN: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Krush' Album

After a seven-year hiatus, instrumental neo-fusion supergroup NIACIN — featuring legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), world-renowned drummer Dennis Chambers (SANTANA, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC) and acclaimed keyboardist John Novello (CHICK COREA, RITCHIE COLE) — will release its sixth studio album, "Krush", in North America on April 2. The artwork (see below) was ...

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SCORPION CHILD: New Video Interview Posted Online

HardRockChick conducted an interview with Austin, Texas five-piece SCORPION CHILD after the band's March 21 concert at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. Attributes in music are known to be cyclical. Every few years, a band comes along which borrows just enough from the revered past ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Sleepwalking' Video Released

"Sleepwalking", the new video from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter's night and it features a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang.. Comments Tobias: "It was far below freezing. And there we were, standing in ...

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AVANTASIA Films 'Sleepwalking' Video

On March 22, the single "Sleepwalking" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will be available as a digital download, featuring a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang. A video for the song was filmed in a magical forest in Germany on a snowy winter's night. Check out photos from the video shoot ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Sleepwalking' Single Due This Week

On March 22, the single "Sleepwalking" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will be available as a digital download, featuring a duet between Tobias and female vocalist Cloudy Yang. "Sleepwalking" comes off AVANTASIA's new album, "The Mystery Of Time", which will be released on March 30. The effort will be made available as a ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: 'Wise As A Serpent' Video Released

"Wise As A Serpent", the new video from SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — can be seen below. The song comes off the group's eighth studio album, "Earth Blues", which will be released on April 16 (one day ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' Trailer Released

A trailer for "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. Due on March 30, the effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs and two bonus tracks ("The Cross ...

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NIACIN: New Album Details Revealed

After a seven-year hiatus, instrumental neo-fusion supergroup NIACIN — featuring legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), world-renowned drummer Dennis Chambers (SANTANA, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC) and acclaimed keyboardist John Novello (CHICK COREA, RITCHIE COLE) — will release its sixth studio album, "Krush", in North America on April 2. The artwork (see below) was ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' Studio Reports

An 11-minute compilation of the studio video reports for "The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, can be seen below. Due on March 30, the effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with a 28-page booklet containing ten regular songs ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: New Song Available For Streaming

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — will release its eighth studio album, "Earth Blues", on April 16 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. The first track released from the CD, "Turn The Tide", can be streamed below. ...

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AVANTASIA: 'Invoke The Machine' Lyric Video Released

The lyric video for the song "Invoke The Machine" from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project can be seen below. The track comes off AVANTASIA's new album, "The Mystery Of Time", which will be released on March 30. The effort will be made available as a regular CD, limited-edition vinyl and limited-edition hardcover book with ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: 'Earth Blues' Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — will release its eighth studio album, "Earth Blues", on April 16 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. Commented Amott: "I had ...

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BLACKGATES Adds Female Guitarist

BLACKGATES — the East San Francisco Bay Area metal outfit featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Von Epp (THE VENTING MACHINE) — has announced the addition of second guitarist Melissa Evila (pictured below) to the group's ranks. Comments Bostaph: "Melissa came out to our first show and afterwards suggested that ...

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AVANTASIA: 'The Mystery Of Time' Cover Artwork Unveiled

"The Mystery Of Time", the new album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, will be released on March 30. The cover artwork was hand-painted by world acclaimed British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Among Rodney's most famous artworks are not only album covers for rock legends such as MAGNUM, THIN LIZZY, ASIA and NAZARETH, he ...

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'AC/DC - The Early Years With Bon Scott' Book Due Next Month

Often regarded as the greatest frontman in the history of rock music, Bon Scott tragically died on February 19, 1980 but his memory lives through the music he created with AC/DC. From 1975's Australian album "High Voltage" to 1980's "Highway To Hell", Bon Scott and AC/DC were a global force to be reckoned with. AC/DC ...

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