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OCEANO: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Ascendants' Album

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO will release their new studio album, "Ascendants", on March 24 (one day earlier internationally) via Earache. The follow-up to 2013's "Incisions" was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo (MONSTERS). Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Ascendants" can be ...

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Ex-DIO, QUIET RIOT, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Members Join Forces In ENDANGERED SPECIES

ENDANGERED SPECIES, the new band featuring ex-DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, former QUIET RIOT frontman Mark Huff, guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP), drummer Chris Moore and bassist Dario Seixas (FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE), has a couple of California dates scheduled for next month, including a March 7 concert at Rockbar in San ...

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Heavy Metal Mariachi Band METALACHI Performs DIO, SLAYER, OZZY OSBOURNE Classics (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of METALACHI, which is billed as the world's first and only mariachi heavy metal band, performing DIO, OZZY OSBOURNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, QUIET RIOT and SLAYER classics on February 7 in Ventura, California can be seen below. METALACHI is described as "a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician brothers, but ...

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OCEANO: 'Dawn Of Descent' Lyric Video Released

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO will release their new studio album, "Ascendants", on March 24 (one day earlier internationally) via Earache. The follow-up to 2013's "Incisions" was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo (MONSTERS). Comments OCEANO frontman Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. ...

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APOCALYPTICA's MIKKO SIRÉN Says 'Shadowmaker' Album Includes A Couple Of 'Really Epic, Mellow Tracks'

Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with Mikko Sirén of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Asked what his favorite song is to perform is from the forthcoming APOCALYPTICA album, "Shadowmaker", Mikko said: "We haven't played those songs in, maybe, ...

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OCEANO To Release 'Ascendants' Album In March

Chicago deathcore heavyweights OCEANO will release their new studio album, "Ascendants", on March 24 (one day earlier internationally) via Earache. The follow-up to 2013's "Incisions" was recorded at The Nook studio in New Lenox, Illinois with producer Nick Nativo (MONSTERS). Comments OCEANO frontman Adam Warren: "This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness. ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Video For Title Track Of 'Shadowmaker' Album

The official video for "Shadowmaker", the title track of the upcoming album from Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA, can be seen below. The CD will be released in April 2015 via Eleven Seven Music Group in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and South East Asia. APOCALYPTICA's new album ...

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HELLION: 'Betrayer' Video Released

"Betrayer", the new video from Los Angeles-based female-fronted metallers HELLION, can be seen below. The clip features footage from the HELLION North American tour, including stops in Seattle, Toronto, Boise, Los Angeles, and more. The musicians enlisted by vocalist Ann Boleyn for the new HELLION are drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO, QUEENSRŸCHE), keyboard player ...

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APOCALYPTICA Pens Song For 'Angry Birds Seasons' Video Game

Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA has written and recorded the theme song for the "On Finn Ice" episode of the Angry Birds Seasons puzzle video game in the Angry Birds series, developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment. A video for the track, which was directed by Miika Lommi, can be seen below. Inspired ...

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APOCALYPTICA Signs With ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC

Eleven Seven Music Group has announced the signing of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA for the following territories: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and South East Asia. The band's new album will be released in April 2015. "Successful artists are about talent that differentiates them from the ...

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APOCALYPTICA Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have tapped Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, MASTODON) to helm their new album. APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen states: "Nothing better could have happened than Nick being on board for this record. The pre-production time we spent with him in late August gave us so much confidence and input for ...

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Ex-DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Taps WAYNE FINDLAY, CHRIS MOORE For New Project

Ex-DIO guitarist Craig Goldy and former QUIET RIOT frontman Mark Huff have recruited guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) and drummer Chris Moore for their new project. The band is rounded out by bassist Dario Seixas (FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE). Said Goldy: "As I have mentioned in several interviews, I wanted to ...

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APOCALYPTICA Featuring Singer FRANKY PEREZ: Fan-Filmed Footage of HEAVY MONTREAL Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's August 9 performance at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA is putting the finishing touches on its eighth full-length studio album, to be released in early 2015. Following the release of "7th Symphony", APOCALYPTICA took a break from the standard album cycle in ...

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APOCALYPTICA Putting Finishing Touches On Eighth Album

Innovative Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA are putting the finishing touches on their eighth full-length studio album, to be released early 2015. Following the release of "7th Symphony", APOCALYPTICA took a break from the standard album cycle in 2013 to pursue a range of musical projects. While Eicca Toppinen switched to drums in his side band ...

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VALKYRIE Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Virginia hard rock riff worshippers VALKYRIE. The band's first full-length album in over seven years was recorded at Earth Analog Studios in Champaign, Illinoia with producer Sanford Parker (NACHTMYSTIUM, PELICAN). An early 2015 release is expected. Formed in 2002, VALKYRIE consists of brothers Jake and Pete Adams (BARONESS, ...

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HELLION To Release 'Karma's A Bitch' Mini-Album

Los Angeles-based female-fronted metallers HELLION will release a new mini-album, "Karma's A Bitch", on October 7 via New Renaissance in North America and October 8 in Europe through HNE/Cherry Red. The cover artwork for the CD was designed by British artist Wolven Claws of The Crystallomantic Art. Featuring vocalist Ann Boleyn, drummer Simon Wright (formerly ...

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DIO DISCIPLES: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Chihuahua Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DIO DISCIPLES' July 4 performance at House Of Blues in Chihuahua, Mexico can be seen below. DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager, Wendy, currently consists of the following musicians: * ...

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JIMMY PAGE Talks Performing, Influences And Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College Of Music (Video)

Legendary LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page spoke to Berklee College Of Music about performing with the band, how he learned music, influences on his sound and music, and being chosen for an honorary doctorate from Berklee College Of Music. The four-and-a-half-minute clip — which was filed by 21summit Productions — can be seen below. Nearly ...

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