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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says Second STORM CORROSION Album Will Likely 'Sound Completely Different'

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked about the possibility of a second album from STORM CORROSION, his collaboration with PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson. "I had dinner with Steve yesterday, and we talked a little bit about it," Mikael said (see video ...

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IRON MAIDEN's TROOPER And ROBINSONS Announce Limited-Edition Collector Bottlecaps

To celebrate each of the iconic IRON MAIDEN studio albums, Trooper and Robinsons Brewery have launched exclusive collector bottlecaps. Appearing on all Trooper beer from October, including limited-edition Halloween-inspired "Day Of The Dead" bottles, the unique bottlecaps commemorate every record from IRON MAIDEN's self-titled album, released in 1980, until 2015's award-winning and No. 1 album ...

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MARCO MENDOZA Believes GLENN HUGHES-Fronted Version Of THE DEAD DAISIES Will 'Come Up With Some Great Stuff'

Marco Mendoza says that he is "confident" the new lineup of THE DEAD DAISIES will "come up with some great stuff." Late last month, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) had joined the group as its new bassist and vocalist, ...

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WOLF Joined By KING DIAMOND Bassist, Ex-HAMMERFALL Drummer

Swedish metallers WOLF will return with a new studio album, titled "Feeding The Machine", on March 13, 2020 via Century Media Records. The long-awaited disc will feature new band members Johan Koleberg (HAMMERFALL, LION'S SHARE) on drums and Pontus Egberg (KING DIAMOND, LION'S SHARE) on bass. "Feeding The Machine" is being produced by WOLF's Simon ...

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IGGY POP Releases 'Loves Missing' Video

Iggy Pop has unveiled the video for "Loves Missing" from his new album "Free". Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami with a special appearance by Ale Campos from Las Nubes, Miami. Like the song itself, the "Loves Missing" video reveals another dimension of what it means ...

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LAMB OF GOD's 'Sacrament' Certified Gold In U.S.

LAMB OF GOD's 2006 album "Sacrament" was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on September 27 for sales in excess of half a million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial success of ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Reunites To Record Fifth Album

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — is recording its fifth album in Varnhem, Sweden for an expected 2020 release. On September 24, the group's ...

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VICTORY RECORDS Acquired By CONCORD

According to Billboard, Concord has acquired Victory Records, the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel's Another Victory Publishing catalog. The acquisition includes approximately 4,500 master recordings and 3,500 compositions. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but ...

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JASON BECKER Undergoes Two Cataract Surgeries

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent two cataract surgeries last week. He says: "My vision is still funky, but slowly getting better." Becker's latest procedure comes six months after he had an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. Becker's story ...

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FOO FIGHTERS To Begin Work On New Album

FOO FIGHTERS are preparing to record a brand new album. During the group's headlining set at Brazil's Rock In Rio festival on Saturday (September 28), FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl revealed that he and his bandmates were going to start recording the follow-up to 2017's "Concrete And Gold" once they got back to California. "I ...

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ROBERT PLANT Looks Back On 'Mighty ReArranger' Album In Latest Episode Of 'Digging Deep' Podcast

Robert Plant has released the latest episode of his new podcast. "Digging Deep: The Robert Plant Podcast" is available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. In the first episode of "Digging Deep" series 2, the LED ZEPPELIN frontman discusses the creation of the "Mighty ReArranger" album with STRANGE SENSATION. "Mighty ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime' In Santa Clarita, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's September 27 performance at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, California can be seen below. Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Is 'Happy' To Get Questions About Why He Doesn't Growl On OPETH Albums Anymore

In a recent question-and-answer session posted on the YouTube channel of Nuclear Blast Records, OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt was asked how annoying it is for him to constantly get questions about his decision to drop the "growling" vocals from the band's albums. He responded (see video below): "Well, it's not annoying. I get that question ...

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CREAM's GINGER BAKER Is 'Holding His Own' In Hospital

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "holding his own," less than a week after being admitted to the hospital. Last Wednesday (September 25), Ginger's family revealed that he was "critically ill" and called on fans to "keep him in your prayers tonight." Earlier today (Sunday, September 29), the 80-year-old's family took to social media to ...

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