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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Joined By STEVE VAI For 'Black Star' Performance At 'Generation Axe' Kick-Off

Legendary guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai performed Yngwie's classic song "Black Star" at the opening show of the "Generation Axe" tour, which kicked off last night (Tuesday, April 5) in Seattle. Fan-filmed video footage of their jam can be seen below. "Generation Axe" is hitting the road for 26 performances in North America. Joining ...

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HELLYEAH Taps Director ROBERT SEXTON For 'Human' Video

HELLYEAH is filming the official music video for "Human", the first new track from the band's forthcoming fifth album, due out later this year. The clip is being directed by Robert Sexton, who has worked with SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, THE DWARVES and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, among others. Sexton previously collaborated with HELLYEAH on the ...

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UNLOCKING THE TRUTH's Debut Album To Finally See Light Of Day

UNLOCKING THE TRUTH — the heavy metal band from Flatbush, Brooklyn made up of three African-American boys, guitarist/vocalist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins and drummer Jarad Dawkins — will release its full-length debut album, "Chaos", on June 17 via premier independent music distributor Tunecore. The set was produced by Johnny K (MEGADETH, POP EVIL, DISTURBED) ...

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Video: Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Performs In Montreal

Video footage of the reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER — guitarist John Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist Allan Johnson — performing on March 18 at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. Speaking to the "Talking Metal" podcast in 2014, Ricci stated about how he mended fences ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: Animated Video For 'Dark Light Child' Song

"Dark Light Child", 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 animated clip was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media (AT THE GATES, GRAVE, ARCTURUS), who was also responsible for the ...

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Video Premiere: ESCAPE THE FATE's 'Remember Every Scar'

"Remember Every Scar", the new video from ESCAPE THE FATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest record, "Hate Me", which was released last October via Eleven Seven Music. "This new album is, without any question in my mind, the best thing that has ever borne the ESCAPE THE FATE ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Release Limited-Edition 'Empire Of The Clouds' 12" Picture Disc For Record Store Day

Acknowledging both their roots (their 1979 debut "The Soundhouse Tapes" was IRON MAIDEN's first official release on vinyl) and reputation for bringing history to life, IRON MAIDEN will release their longest ever song, with a duration of over eighteen minutes, "Empire Of The Clouds", as a limited-edition 12-inch picture disc single for Record Store Day ...

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ARTILLERY: Official Video For New Song 'Live By The Scythe'

Veteran Danish thrashers ARTILLERY will release their new album, "Penalty By Perception", on March 25 worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The official video for the song "Live By The Scythe" can be seen below. The band comments: "It was great fun to record the video for 'Live By The Scythe' on Fyn in Denmark. The ...

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VEKTOR To Release 'Terminal Redux' Album In May

Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR have revealed the full details of their long-awaited new album, "Terminal Redux". Due on May 6 via Earache, "Terminal Redux" is VEKTOR's third full-length release and the band's first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the lyrics of the title track from their ...

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ARTILLERY To Release 'Penalty By Perception' Album In March

Veteran Danish thrashers ARTILLERY will release their new album, "Penalty By Perception", on March 25 worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The CD's first single, "In Defiance Of Conformity", can be streamed below. Written over the course of the last two years, ARTILLERY's seventh full-length effort draws from their classic albums like "Fear Of Tomorrow" (1985) ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DISTURBED, NIGHTWISH, VOLBEAT, Others Confirmed For HEAVY MONTREAL

Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. The complete lineup for this year's festival is as follows: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH DISTURBED NIGHTWISH VOLBEAT MASTODON BREAKING BENJAMIN KILLSWITCH ENGAGE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY GHOST ZAKK WYLDE BLIND GUARDIAN SABATON ALTER BRIDGE KATAKLYSM DESPISED ...

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DENNER/SHERMANN Feat. MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists To Perform At HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK AWARDS

DENNER/SHERMANN, the project featuring Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the original Danish guitar players of MERCYFUL FATE's legendary "Melissa" and "Don't Break the Oath" albums, will perform at the newly launched High Voltage Rock Awards, set to take place April 16 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are GRUSOM, I'LL BE DAMNED, RED WARZSAWA ...

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Former RAGE Guitarist's ALMANAC: 'Self Blinded Eyes' Video Premiere

ALMANAC, the new project led by former RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, will release its debut album, "Tsar", on March 18 via Nuclear Blast. The CD's intricate cover artwork was created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (WISDOM, ANNIHILATOR, DESTRUCTION, ELEVENKING). Smolski himself was responsible for the production of the record, with mixing completed by Sebastian "Seeb" ...

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SERENITY Releases 'Spirit In The Flesh' Video

European symphonic metallers SERENITY will release their fifth album, "Codex Atlanticus", on January 29 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, the CD boasts thrilling storytelling about art and science. Leonardo Da Vinci is the center of attention here, but lovers of conspiracy theories, Illuminati and so forth will also rejoice when mastermind ...

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The Magic of Winter - THE WIZARDS OF WINTER

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA was the unlikeliest commercial breakthrough when it was first founded by SAVATAGE's Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli. SAVATAGE's "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" became a Christmastime classic as a radio staple under the TSO banner and its revered live extravaganza. A gazillion players have performed in both of TSO's two touring ensembles over the years, ...

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ERIC PETERSON Says New TESTAMENT Material Is 'A Lot Quicker' And 'A Lot More Melodic'

Jose Mangin, SiriusXM on-air host (Liquid Metal, Ozzy's Boneyard, Octane), conducted an interview with TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson at the Dean Guitars booth at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about TESTAMENT's plans to record the long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth" album, Eric ...

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