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KORPIKLAANI Releases 'FC Lahti' Single In Support Of Local Soccer Team

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a new digital single. The song "FC Lahti" is a very special track written in support of the 20th anniversary of the band's local football team, FC Lahti, which plays in Finland's premier football division Veikkausliiga. KORPIKLAANI's Jonne Järvelä states: "When I was asked if KORPIKLAANI would want to ...

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KANSAS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Visibility Zero'

A brand new song and lyric video from KANSAS can now be streamed below. "Visibility Zero" is the second single released from the band's intensely anticipated new studio album, "The Prelude Implicit", which will be released on September 23. In a joint statement about "Visibility Zero", the band says: "'Visibility Zero' is a great KANSAS ...

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SAXON To Release 'Let Me Feel Your Power' Live Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release "Let Me Feel Your Power", their tenth live album, on September 23 in Europe and October 7 in North America via UDR Music. The 16-track album was recorded in Munich, Germany during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus material from Chicago in September 2015. "Let ...

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Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER Performs With GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET, ROBIN MCAULEY In Osaka

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker completed a Japanese tour, Michael Schenker Fest, earlier this month. The concerts featured appearances by three MSG singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley. They were joined by Ted McKenna on drums, Chris Glen on bass and Steve Mann on guitar/keyboards. Combined, these men are responsible for such albums ...

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LITA FORD Selected As 2017 'She Rocks' Award Honoree

The Women's International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Lita Ford as a 2017 She Rocks Awards recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM show. Best ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Announces North American Tour With ABBATH; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests iconic black metal artist ABBATH, California-based metal act EXMORTUS, and Canada's progressive metallers ONI. The trek, presented by The Noise, will commence in Quebec on November 23 and will hit three Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: I'm Still Blown Away LOU REED Wanted To Collaborate With Us

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative album with former THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman Lou Reed, saying that he is "still blown away" Reed wanted to work with METALLICA. "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort ...

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Echo - DAMON JOHNSON

Damon Johnson has a trad rocker's soul. With that comes coveted stints playing guitar for THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS, BROTHER CANE and Alice Cooper. Now trying out a solo venture, Johnson offers a five-song EP, "Echo", which covers a broad spectrum of styles a la his ventures without really hitting on any of them. ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Talks About 'The Shadow Self' Album - Part 4

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has released another video clip in which she talks about her latest heavy rock album, "The Shadow Self", which was released on August 5 via earMUSIC. Check it out below. "The Shadow Self" track listing: 01. Innocence 02. Demons In You (feat. ARCH ENEMY's Alissa White-Gluz) 03. No Bitter End ...

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There Are No Plans For ANGEL To Reunite, Says FRANK DIMINO

In an interview with Dave Ling of Classic Rock, Frank DiMino was misquoted as having confirmed "that plans are afoot to reunite his former group ANGEL for a handful of farewell concerts." The interview also suggested that DiMino "broke the news on July 31 via his Facebook page with the declaration: "Special Announcement Coming Soon. ...

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AMARANTHE To Release 'Maximalism' Album In October; Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

AMARANTHE, the cutting-edge Swedish pop-metal outfit with the triple-lead-vocal attack, will release its new album, "Maximalism", on October 21 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Massive Addictive" is described in a press release as "a hyper-modern, metallic beast of a record" containing "12 new tracks that fully live up to the 'bigger, bolder' promise ...

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Trailer For MOTÖRHEAD-Themed Online Slot Machine

Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has released a trailer for the third game in its "Rocks" series, which will be based on MOTÖRHEAD. "The MOTÖRHEAD brand is synonymous with high-octane music and has one of the last real iconic logos in music," says Gabbi Langdorf, senior licensing manager at Global Merchandising Services. "'Ace Of Spades', ...

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ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK Feat. OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist, EUROPE Bassist, CANDLEMASS Singer: Video Of HOJROCK Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK's July 30 performance at the HojRock festival in Västervik, Sweden can be seen below. ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK is the new Swedish/Greek collaboration between guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). The ...

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TARJA TURUNEN: Track-By-Track Breakdown Of 'The Shadow Self' Album

A track-by-track breakdown of "The Shadow Self", the forthcoming heavy rock album from former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, is available below. The CD is due on August 5 via earMUSIC. "The Shadow Self" is now available for pre-order in various formats, including standard CD and special edition CD+DVD. "The Shadow Self" track listing: 01. Innocence ...

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TARJA TURUNEN Talks About 'The Shadow Self' Album - Part 3

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has released another video clip in which she talks about her forthcoming heavy rock album, "The Shadow Self", due on August 5 via earMUSIC. Check it out below. "The Shadow Self" is now available for pre-order in various formats, including standard CD and special edition CD+DVD. "The Shadow Self" track ...

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VINCE NEIL Sued By Single Mom After Las Vegas Fight

Vince Neil is being sued by a single mother who claims she was assaulted by the MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman at a Las Vegas hotel in April. According to the lawsuit, Neil's attack resulted in "substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress." She is seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages in addition to ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform With 82-Year-Old 'America's Got Talent' Contestant At CHICAGO OPEN AIR

Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL recently surged to viral status after 82-year-old Navy veteran and aerospace manager John Hetlinger performed his favorite karaoke track — DROWNING POOL's hit song "Bodies" — on the popular NBC competition show "America's Got Talent", surprising and charming viewers everywhere. Video of the performance instantly went viral, with over seven ...

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