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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Pillar Of Fire' Album Due In July

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its second full-length album, "Pillar Of Fire", on July 21 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. In advance of the record's release, ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Singer CHRIS CORNELL Dead At 52

SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell died Wednesday night, his representative has confirmed. The representative, Brian Bumbery, called Cornell's passing "sudden and unexpected." He added in a statement: "His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER And BLIND GUARDIAN's HANSI KÜRSCH Are Working On Material For Third DEMONS & WIZARDS Album

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has confirmed that he and BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch are working on material for the long-awaited third album from their side project DEMONS & WIZARDS. DEMONS & WIZARDS was launched in 1997 and has released two full-length albums so far: 2000's self-titled effort and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson ...

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DON DOKKEN On Last Year's Classic DOKKEN Reunion: 'The Only Downside Was I Didn't Think I Was That Good, Singing-Wise'

Don Dokken says the "only downside" of last year's DOKKEN reunion tour was that his vocal performance wasn't up to par. The singer, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown launched a short Japanese tour last October in Osaka, before heading to Fukuoka, Tokyo for an appearance at the Loud Park ...

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Video: BLAZE BAYLEY Performs In Kaunas, Lithuania

Fan-filmed video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performing on May 9 at Lemmy in Kaunas, Lithuania can be seen below. Bayley's ninth solo album, "Endure And Survive", was released on March 3 via Blaze Bayley Recording. The disc was recorded at Birmingham, England's Robannas Studios and said to be ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Films Sequel To Infamous Pool Interview, Says He's Been Sober For More Than 20 Years

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is perhaps best known for the infamous scene in the 1988 movie "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" in which he was interviewed while floating in a swimming pool, fully clothed and visibly quite intoxicated while his mother sat poolside. The interview stood out in stark ...

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DEEP PURPLE Launches 'About The Band' Video Series

British/American hard rock veterans DEEP PURPLE have launched a new video series, "About The Band", in support of their new studio album, "InFinite". Check out parts one and two below. "InFinite" was released on April 7 via earMUSIC. The disc was tracked in February 2016 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee and was once again ...

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YES, MARILLION, MIKE PORTNOY + DEREK SHERINIAN Set For Next Year's 'Cruise To The Edge'

Details for the fifth annual Cruise To The Edge excursion — progressive rock's largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES — have been announced. Featuring some of the world's greatest prog-rock musical artists, the five-night cruise out of Tampa, Florida next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean's award-winning Brilliance Of The ...

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ICED EARTH: Watch Lyric Video For New Song 'Raven Wing'

The official lyric video for "Raven Wing", a brand new song from ICED EARTH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Incorruptible", which will be released on June 16 via Century Media. The cover artwork for the disc (as well as additional illustrations to every song) was created by ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Track-By-Track Breakdown Of 'InFinite' Album

A series of video clips in which the members of DEEP PURPLE break down the band's new album, "InFinite", can be seen below. "InFinite" was released on April 7 via earMUSIC. The disc was tracked in February 2016 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee and was once again helmed by Bob Ezrin, who has previously ...

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YES Comments On ANDERSON RABIN WAKEMAN's Name Change

YES has released a statement regarding ANDERSON RABIN WAKEMAN's decision to changed the latter group's name to include "YES" in the moniker. YES's best-known past members, singer Jon Anderson, guitarist Trevor Rabin, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman, revealed on Monday (April 10) that "effective immediately" they will be called YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick ...

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ICED EARTH: 'Incorruptible' Format Details Revealed

ICED EARTH will release its new album, "Incorruptible", on June 16. The cover artwork for the disc (as well as additional illustrations to every song) was created by David Newman-Stump from Skeleton Crew Tattoo (pencil illustrations) and Roy Young (colors). "Incorruptible" track listing: 01. Great Heathen Army (5:21) 02. Black Flag (4:56) 03. Raven Wing ...

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ICED EARTH: 'Incorruptible' Cover Artwork Unveiled

ICED EARTH will release its new album, "Incorruptible" (formerly "The Judas Goat"), in mid-June. The cover artwork for the disc has just been unveiled and can be seen below. "Incorruptible" track listing: 01. Great Heathen Army 02. Black Flag 03. Raven Wing 04. The Veil 05. Seven Headed Whore 06. The Relic (Part 1) 07. ...

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U.D.O. And DIRKSCHNEIDER Joined By Guitarist BILL HUDSON

Bill Hudson has joined U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER — the two bands fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — as the replacement for the recently departed Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen. U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER said in a statement: "We are very proud to announce that Mr. Bill Hudson from Brazil is the new guitarist of DIRKSCHNEIDER/U.D.O.! ...

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