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Decades: Live In Buenos Aires - NIGHTWISH

NIGHTWISH were always a strong live act. Whether fronted by the elegantly reticent Tarja Turunen or the ill-fated but underrated Anette Olzon, the Finnish symphonic metal titans have such a bombastic and grandiose sound that failing to project beyond the front row was never a realistic option. But it was with the arrival of Floor ...

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Death Atlas - CATTLE DECAPITATION

If there's one thing that separates the truly great from the rest, it's vision. CATTLE DECAPITATION have long stood out as one of extreme metal's most fervently creative and intelligent bands. As far back as 2004's "Humanure", Travis Ryan's maverick deathgrind crew were messing with formerly revered formulae, forever willing to veer off in weird ...

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Abandon All Faith - STRIGOI

Greg Mackintosh is not happy. And thank Satan for that. Over the last three decades, the PARADISE LOST guitarist has been involved in a huge number of seminal and ground-breaking metal records, from early PL classics like "Gothic" and "Draconian Times" through to three uniformly astonishing albums with crusty death metal project VALLENFYRE. In truth, ...

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Wolves Of Thelema - CARONTE

They are definitely not the first heavy metal act to sing about Aleister Crowley, but at this point in time, CARONTE are easily the most effective. "Wolves of Thelema" is the Italians' fourth full-length album and the audible culmination of a steady evolution that has seen them mutate from relatively straightforward doom inclinations toward a ...

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Ritual - TYGERS OF PAN TANG

They are unquestionably one of the best known and celebrated bands to emerge from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, but TYGERS OF PAN TANG have never quite punched with the same power as some of their more successful contemporaries from that time. Not that they haven't released some great records over the years, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Is Working On 'Liar' Memoir

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland is working on a memoir with the help of Thom Hazaert, who recently co-authored MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's "More Life With Deth". The book is titled "Liar: Truth, Highs, And Consequences", and will tentatively be released sometime in 2020, in partnership with Combat Records and Ellefson Books. It will also ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On 'The Stadium Tour''s Strong Early Ticket Sales: 'This Is Kind Of Like 'Hysteria' All Over Again'

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the band's upcoming "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS. Asked if he is surprised by the trek's out-of-the-gate's success, Joe said: "When you put something on of this magnitude, you hope for the best and kind of ...

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ARMORED SAINT's GONZO SANDOVAL Completes Drum Tracks For New Album

ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo Sandoval has completed laying down drum tracks for the band's new album. According to Gonzo, he recorded his parts for 11 songs over a six-day period at Eldorado Recording Studio in Burbank, California with engineer Josh Newell and producer and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Why I Like GHOST

In a brand new interview with Argentina's TMPlay, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked which other artists he likes to listen to. He responded: "The band I've kind of had a real affinity for in the last couple of years is GHOST. I realize they had many records out early on ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPELL start to abandon some of their core gothic metal elements for ...

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MATTHEW NELSON Says Video Masters Of Unreleased NELSON Concert Were Destroyed In UNIVERSAL Warehouse Fire

NELSON bassist/vocalist Matthew Nelson recently spoke with Trav of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Christmas With The Nelsons" tour: Matthew: "We have a long tradition of entertainment in the family, and for anybody that ...

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Watch MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Play First Show In Seven Years

The reunited MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE played its first concert in seven years last night (Friday, December 20) in Los Angeles. Guitarist Frank Iero, vocalist Gerard Way, bassist Mikey Way and guitarist Ray Toro took to the stage at the 6,500-capacity Shrine Expo Hall with Jarrod Alexander on drums and kicked off the show with "I'm ...

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KISS: Official Video Recap Of This Year's 'Kiss Kruise'

A three-minute video recap of this year's "Kiss Kruise" can be seen below. The 2019 edition of the "Kiss Kruise" took place aboard Norwegian Pearl, which set sail October 30 from Miami, Florida and traveled to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas and Falmouth, Jamaica before returning to Miami. During the cruise, KISS announced 75 new shows ...

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SIXX:A.M. Releases Lyric Video For 'X-Mas In Hell'

SIXX:A.M.Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael — has released a new lyric video for "X-Mas In Hell", the band's poignant track from "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack". When Nikki Sixx's "The Heroin Diaries" was published in 2007, it was the first book to be accompanied by a soundtrack. Recorded by SIXX:A.M. the 13 ...

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FINNTROLL To Release New Album In August 2020

Finnish trolls of Nordic folklore FINNTROLL will release their long-awaited seventh album on August 14, 2020 via Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2013's "Blodsvept" will be celebrated with an official album-release show at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. A couple of months ago, FINNTROLL frontman Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns told

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