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RUSH: 'A Farewell To Kings' Graphic Novel Now Available

Fantoons has released the official RUSH graphic novel chronicling the making of the band's classic album "A Farewell To Kings", the first in the animation studio's ongoing relationship with RUSH. "We worked incredibly hard to create a graphic novel that celebrates the music of RUSH, and the creation of the album of 'A Farewell To ...

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DESPISED ICON To Release 'Purgatory' Album In November

Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will release their sixth full-length album, "Purgatory", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The video for the first single and title track from the album, directed and produced by Jessy Fuchs of Les Films 37 Superkick, the video can be seen below. DESPISED ICON comments: "At long last, we finally ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Lyric Video For Solo Song 'Shine'

The official lyric video for the song "Shine" from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet can be seen below. The track is taken from his tenth solo album, aptly titled "Ten", which will be released on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in Europe. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Slams Lawmakers For Failing To Take Action On U.S. Gun Laws: 'Prayers And Sympathy Are Not Enough'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has called on lawmakers to enact tougher guns laws after another mass shooting in Texas left at least seven people dead and a dozen injured. In Saturday's attack around Odessa, a gunman opened fire at random following a traffic stop. Police have not publicly confirmed the suspect's identity or the weapons ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Set The World Afire' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Second Album To Be Released Via NUCLEAR BLAST

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), has inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's sophomore full-length album will tentatively be released before the end of the year. CYHRA comments: "Finally we can share this ...

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Hear New QUIET RIOT Song 'Don't Call It Love'

"Don't Call It Love", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman: 'We've Never Held Back From Any Sort Of Emotional Outlet With Our Music'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Brandan Schieppati of California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH prior to the band's August 17 concert at The Kingsland in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers BLEEDING THROUGH's 2018 ...

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RUSH: New Trailer For 'Cinema Strangiato' Film

A new trailer for RUSH's "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence" is available below. The film will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, features song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, ...

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LACUNA COIL's ANDREA FERRO: 'When We Do Whatever We Want And Pursue A Heavier Path, Our Music Sounds Really Good'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "Black Anima" studio album: Cristina: "Of course it is a different record ...

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IMMOLATION To Record New Album In Early 2020

Guitarist Robert Vigna of veteran New York death metallers IMMOLATION says that the band is continuing work on the follow-up to 2017's "Atonement". The band's tenth studio album was the first to feature former INCANTATION guitarist Alex Bouks. "We're working on it now," Vigna told Australia's Heavy magazine (hear audio below). "We definitely have a ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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