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SHINING Not Touring The U.S. This Year

Swedish extreme metallers SHINING have issued the following update: "We'd just like to clarify that SHINING is NOT touring in the USA this year, regardless of what you read on the Internet. The closest we will get is a date in Mexico in December, where the venue still has to be confirmed. "Why won't we ...

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SHINING Guitarist To Guest On UNLOCKED Debut

Lead guitarist Peter Huss (SHINING, ex-SINERGY) will make a guest appearance on the upcoming debut album from UNLOCKED, the band featuring members of PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, VISCERAL BLEEDING, GORGOROTH and ENTHRONED. The CD is currently being recorded at Blackout studios in Brussels, Belgium for a late 2010 release via Crossfirecult Records. UNLOCKED is: Nornagest (ENTHRONED) - ...

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DISTURBED: New Song Preview Available

A teaser clip for "Another Way To Die", a brand new song from Chicago heavy rockers DISTURBED, can be viewed below. The track is the first single from the band's new album, "Asylum", which is due this fall via Reprise Records. "Another Way To Die" will go for radio adds and be made available via ...

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ATHEIST To Enter Studio In July

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will enter LedBelly studios in Atlanta, Georgia on July 5 to begin recording their long-awaited, as-yet-untitled fourth album. Engineering the session will be Matt Washburn. Additionally, the band has secured the services of one of metal's most significant talents of the past decade, Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER), to ...

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CRIMSON GLORY: DIO 'Was Easily One Of The Most Influential Artists In Modern Music'

Florida-based melodic metal veterans CRIMSON GLORY have released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): "Ronnie was a wellspring of immeasurable talent and a shining example of the persistence, hard work, dedication, passion and creativity that it takes to become a ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Talks About New Album Title; Video Available

Chicago hard rockers DISTURBED will release their new album, entitled "Asylum", this fall via Reprise Records. The CD is the follow-up to the band's 2008 platinum effort, "Indestructible", which spawned the Active Rock smash single "Inside the Fire". Video footage of DISTURBED frontman David Draiman talking about the "Asylum" album title can be viewed below. ...

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STEVE VAI: DIO 'Was A Shining Light Of Rock/Metal Authenticity'

Guitarist Steve Vai has issued the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): "Dio was a shining light of rock/metal authenticity. He was a completely dedicated artist with massive talent. It's likely that his vital contributions will continue to inspire well into ...

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The Id Will Overcome - THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH

With twenty-seven minutes of pure sludge and sewage (and fourteen of passable noise), THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH has unloaded an album as ugly and almost as kickass as their own name with "The Id Will Overcome". It's been awhile since we've heard from this band, which at one point featured members of WILL HAVEN and ...

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The Pusher - BEISSERT

Even more surprising than the unique mix of, in most simplistic terms, pounding metal and hard rock on "The Pusher" by Germany's BEISSERT is the fact that it was released on Agonia Records, a label known more for gnarly death/thrash and black metal releases. In that regard, the first words out of my mouth upon ...

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STRATOVARIUS: 'Polaris' To Be Reissued With Live CD

"Polaris", the 2009 comeback album from Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS, will be reissued as a two-CD digipack on May 21 via earMUSIC/Edel. In addition to the original album, the package will include a bonus disc containing 75 minutes of live material recorded during the "Polaris" tour and spanning the band's entire history. The track listing ...

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DISTURBED: New Album Title Revealed

Chicago hard rockers DISTURBED are in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album, entitled "Asylum". The release is the follow-up to the band's 2008 platinum CD, "Indestructible", which spawned the Active Rock smash single "Inside the Fire". "Asylum" will be released by Reprise Records in late summer. As with "Indestructible", DISTURBED is ...

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GLORIOR BELLI: New Single Artwork, Lyrics Revealed

French black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have unveiled the cover artwork and lyrics for their new single, "Agitation In The Glorious Theme". The track will appear on the band's new album, "The Full Intrepid Experience Of Light", to be released later this year. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Full Intrepid ...

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ENTHRONED To Tour U.S. This Summer

Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED have issued the following update: "Finally after nine years, ENTHRONED will come back to the United States this summer! Dates will come soon and we will reveal the support acts in the meantime. Also, ENTHRONED will team up with Norway's GORGOROTH for the South American portion of their world tour this ...

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IHSAHN: 'Official' INFERNO Festival Footage Posted Online

"Official" video footage of former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's performance at this year's installment of the Inferno festival — which was held March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway — can be viewed below. "After", the new studio album from Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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GLORIOR BELLI: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

French black metallers GLORIOR BELLI have completed work on their new album, "The Full Intrepid Experience Of Light", to be released later this year. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. The Full Intrepid Experience Of Light 02. Agitation In The Glorious Theme 03. The Night Scalp Challenger * 04. Reckless Beacons ...

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IHSAHN Live At Norway's INFERNO Festival; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's performance at this year's installment of the Inferno festival — which was held March 31 - April 3, 2010 in Oslo, Norway — can be viewed below. "After", the new studio album from Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of ...

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Learn To Play Guitar Like IHSAHN

Guitar World brings you a series of guitar lessons with metal Ihsahn from the Norwegian black metal band EMPEROR called "Left Hand Path." Watch the first seven-minute clip below. "After", the new studio album from Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position ...

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KISTVAEN: 'Void' Video Released

"Void", the debut video from Romanian black metallers KISTVAEN, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13Media), who previously worked with MAYHEM, SATANOCHIO and SHINING. The track was recorded and mixed by Marius Costache (SATANOCHIO, SHINING, Asiluum Records). "Void" will appear on KISTVAEN's debut album, entitled "Unbekannte", which will be released ...

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KISS Guitarist Interviewed In London

Guitar amp company Hughes & Kettner conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer when the band performed on March 2, 2010 in front of capacity crowd of 800 at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England. Watch the chat below. Thayer found his amp of choice in the Hughes & Kettner Duotone. In fact, ...

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NIGHTINGALE Confirmed For Romania's LABYRINTHIC METAL EVENING

NIGHTINGALE — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed musician/producer Dan Swanö and his brother Dag — will perform at the Labyrinthic Metal Evening festival, set to take place October 16 at The Silver Church Club in Bucharest, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SHINING NIGHTINGALE THE VISION BLEAK VULTURE INDUSTRIES INDIAN FALL KISTVAEN ...

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IHSAHN Schedules One-Off U.K. Headlining Show

Former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn will play a one-off headlining show in the U.K. on Thursday, August 19 at the London Camden Electric Ballroom. "After", the new studio album from Ihsahn, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 31 on the Top New ...

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GRAVDAL: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL will release their second full-length album, "Torturmantra", in the spring via Unexploded Records. The nine-track follow-up to 2008's "Sadist" features artwork by Norwegian artist Robert Høyem, who has previously worked with such bands as SLAGMAUR and GALAR. "Torturmantra" track listing: 01. Hydrestund I Helvete 02. Slave 03. Eg E Ditt Helvete ...

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TONY MARTIN's HEADLESS CROSS Will NOT Perform At U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin's HEADLESS CROSS, whose live set celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of the SABBATH album "Headless Cross", will NOT perform at this year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. Commented Martin: "It is with great disapointment ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Talks Gear

Vintage Rock correspondent Rachael Cadden conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer at the Hughes & Kettner booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below. Thayer found his amp of choice in the ...

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Arcana Doctrina - DIAMANTHIAN

Call it old-school, call it true, call it pure, call it whatever the fuck floats your boat, just don't call DIAMANTHIAN and expect anything but the same blood-soaked and brutal death metal that had us all hailing the unholy one over a decade ago. This British trio is among a younger sect of purists that ...

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Ride the Sky - AT VANCE

Firmly ensconced in the fertile German power metal/melodic hard rock community for well over a decade now, AT VANCE again seeks only to please itself and its fans with an album called "Ride the Sky" that consists of a tried and true amalgam of bright, shining melodic heavy/power metal and AOR-tinged rock. The results are ...

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