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ENSLAVED Explains 'Utgard' Album Title

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED will release their new album, "Utgard", in the fall via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: "'Utgard' bears countless meanings to us; an image, metaphor, an esoteric 'location', a word on its own, etc. — on different levels and layers. From Norse mythology we know it as a landscape were the ...

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Opulent Decay - SPELL

It is very easy to appreciate the bands that write about fantastical elements derived from fantasy and sci-fi inspirations, and match the grandeur of those inspirations with an equally over-the-top musical presentation. There are a number of bands though that are capable of luring you into their odes to bewitching enchantresses and magical wizards via ...

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Fractures - DAKESIS

It's easy to be blown away by the bombastic, big-budget efforts of bands like NIGHTWISH and BLIND GUARDIAN, but there is an equal amount of magic and joy to be found in records like this. DAKESIS are much-loved stalwarts of the UK heavy metal underground and one of the few bands from the country that ...

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SILVERTHORNE Feat. Ex-WHITESNAKE/FOREIGNER Drummer BRIAN TICHY: 'Movin'' Video Released

SILVERTHORNE's music video for the song "Movin'" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut EP, "Tear The Sky Wide Open", which was released on February 21 via Golden Robot Records. SILVERTHORNE came together when vocalist/guitarist Pete Shoulder (WINTERVILLE, THE UNION) and drummer Brian Tichy (FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, BILLY IDOL) decided to ...

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GOTTHARD: 'Bad News' Lyric Video

Swiss rockers GOTTHARD will release their 13th studio album, "#13", on March 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Bad News", can be seen below. "Bad News" is not only the opening track of the new album, it's also exactly what fans and critics alike have grown to ...

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The God-Shaped Void - PSYCHOTIC WALTZ

If you have recently been disturbed by the distant sound of whimpering, it was probably just a bunch of middle-aged prog metal fans becoming mildly hysterical about the prospect of a new PSYCHOTIC WALTZ album. And rightly so. Because while there were undoubtedly bigger and more widely celebrated bands to emerge from prog metal's first ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Members Recall Meeting MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY The First Time: 'It Was Like Serendipity'

In an interview with TotalRock Radio's Dawn Osbourne prior to their January 30 show at London Underworld in London, England, United Kingdom, members of veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL recalled their first encounter with legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. The two bands teamed up for the 1981 "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" EP that ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Releases Music Video For 'Looking For You' Title Track

Finnish melodic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have released the official music video for their latest single, the title track of their upcoming album, "Looking For You". In a nutshell, this high voltage fusion perfectly represents the upcoming album and its poetic sound. The "Looking For You" clip aesthetically mirrors the conflict between memories, desires and leaving ...

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GOTTHARD To Release '#13' Album In March

Swiss rockers GOTTHARD will release their 13th studio album, "#13", on March 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Missteria", can be seen below. Leo Leoni comments: "It's been great fun writing a track with Francis again, and with 'Missteria', I believe we delivered a real killer!" Among ...

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LES BINKS 'Had A Blast' Performing With K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson in November in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two albums, "Eve Of Destruction" and "The ...

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QUEEN Details Special Fan-Voted Album 'Greatest Hits In Japan'

As part of their massively-successful global tour, titled "Rhapsody Tour", QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT return to Japan in January 2020. To mark the much-anticipated tour of the Land of the Rising Sun, "Greatest Hits In Japan", a special compilation album featuring Top 12 classic QUEEN songs voted by Japanese fans, is set to be released ...

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MORBID ANGEL's STEVE TUCKER Says TREY AZAGTHOTH's 'Whole Life Is About Just Serving This Idea Of Making Music'

"The Thunderhead Show" recently conducted an interview with MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about what motivates MORBID ANGEL to keep going more than 30 years since the band's inception, Tucker said: "I think just trying to do something that releases what's inside; I think that's really ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Covers ABBA's 'Lay All Your Love On Me'

With the first single, "United", already providing a hint of the musical direction their new album, "Looking For You", is headed, AMBERIAN DAWN's new version of ABBA's hit track "Lay All Your Love On Me" leaves nothing left to be questioned. This song is the perfect statement and sound honoring the Swedish pop giants. Following ...

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Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains - MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY

Heavy metal's obsession with hell below has been well explored and overly dissected since the genre's beginnings. But for every heavy metal songwriter who praises Satan and shouts about witches, there are almost as many who look to the terrifying unknown of the stars above for their metallic inspiration. Australian musician Dis Pater has become ...

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