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Strong - ANETTE OLZON

As everybody knows, the best revenge is living well. Anette Olzon has long since watched her NIGHTWISH experience dissolve in the rear-view, but there is still a strong sense that the Swede deserves another solid shot at glory. There was nothing wrong with first solo album 2014's "Shine", nor with the two records that she ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN's 'Thorns' Solo Album Gets Official Release Date

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Thorns", on January 14, 2022 via Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both physical and streaming. Among the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Guests On New Single From BAD PENNY

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford is the latest legend to sign on to front a single from the rock supergroup BAD PENNY, which features former QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS bassist Danny Miranda, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Jules Radino and guitar virtuoso/songwriter Mike Holtzman. BAD PENNY's previous releases feature former JOURNEY lead singer Steve Augeri and ...

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THE RASMUS Teams Up With APOCALYPTICA For 'Stranger Things'-Inspired Video For 'Venomous Moon'

Finnish rockers THE RASMUS have collaborated with APOCALYPTICA on a new song called "Venomous Moon". The track is the second single from THE RASMUS's upcoming album, recorded during the pandemic, with the bandmembers being stranded in Hawaii, Helsinki and Sydney and with the producer Joshua in England. It is co-produced by Martin Hansen who has ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Explains Why IRON MAIDEN Keeps Working With Producer KEVIN SHIRLEY

During an appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion", IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson was asked why he and his bandmates keep going back to producer Kevin Shirley album after album, including the group's latest effort, "Senjutsu". Bruce said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Kevin's a very good producer; he's a very good, knowledgeable, technical producer. ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS Cancel ROCKLAHOMA Appearance Due To The Aftermath Of Hurricane Ida

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and his solo band, THE ILLEGALS, have been forced to cancel their performance in Dallas, Texas as well as their appearance at this year's edition of the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and circumstances beyond their control. PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS' ...

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AVATAR Shares Two New Songs, 'Going Hunting' And 'Barren Cloth Mother'

The heavy metal 'n' roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR are ambitious, Swedish rock sorcerers of the highest order. They smash the boundaries between band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds with a series of celebrated albums and videos, and the immersive world of Avatar Country, a fantastical land where metal rules supreme. In ...

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METALLICA's 'Blackened' Whiskey Launches 'Masters Of Whiskey Series'

Blackened American Whiskey has unveiled its new "Masters Of Whiskey Series" with the inaugural release, Blackened X Willett Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Finished In Madeira Casks. The expression is a result of the collaboration of two of today's most innovative distillers, Rob Dietrich of Blackened and Drew Kulsveen of Willett Distillery. Blackened was born from ...

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Our Kingdom Undone - BEYOND GRACE

The grand resurgence of the UK as a death metal force continues apace. In fact, BEYOND GRACE were well ahead of the game, releasing a superb self-released debut album, "Seekers", in 2017 and, not unreasonably, ultimately finding themselves signed to PROSTHETIC RECORDS. Its predecessor skittered under the radar for most, and so "Our Kingdom Undone" ...

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JEFF WALKER Doesn't Think CARCASS Inspired 'The Gothenburg Sound'

In a new interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast, bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker of British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS spoke about the fact that his band's first two albums, "Reek Of Putrefaction" (1988) and "Symphonies Of Sickness" (1989), have influenced a generation of new bands to combine similarly graphic and consciously provocative lyrics with savage ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Opens Up About His Pandemic Depression: 'This Was The Worst Year Of My Life'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "Stoke The Fire", the alternative lifestyle and culture podcast hosted by musician Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks ("Life In The Stocks"), KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz opened up about the depressive symptoms he experienced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "It started out ...

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Watch SERJ TANKIAN In TINA GUO's 'Moonhearts In Space' Music Video

Virtuoso cellist Tina Guo has unleashed her full-length album, "Dies Irae", via Sony Music Masterworks. Leading up to today's album drop, Tina has previously released tracks "Moonlight Sonata", "Toccata And Fugue" and "Adagio" by Albinoni. In celebration of "Dies Irae", Tina has also released the dreamily futuristic music video for her original track "Moonhearts In ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Creation Has Spirit' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Creation Has Spirit". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion ...

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EVERGREY Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Swedish progressive metal juggernauts EVERGREY. EVERGREY is Gothenburg's finest exports, having been commanding the scene for over 25 years and have released twelve full-length records to date — starting with their blistering debut "The Dark Discovery" in 1998. Their latest high-quality offering, the critically acclaimed "Escape Of The ...

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Dancing Into Oblivion - WHITE STONES

Full credit to Martin Mendez. Best known as bassist with OPETH since 1997, the Barcelona-based Uruguayan could conceivably have swerved the side-project route altogether and been content with membership in one of the most revered bands on the planet. Instead, he launched WHITE STONES with excellent debut album 2020's "Kuarahy", establishing a crystal-clear blueprint for ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Announces New ME AND THAT MAN Album, 'New Man, New Songs, Same S**t, Vol. 2'

BEHEMOTH mastermind Adam "Nergal" Darski has signed a menacing pact with the devil once again, returning with dark folk/blues/Americana-influenced solo project ME AND THAT MAN's third full-length studio album, "New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2", on November 19, 2021 via Napalm Records. Following the chart-breaking and critically acclaimed antecedent, "New Man, New Songs, ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Releases New Solo Single, 'Fantastic Fanatic'

Former NIGHTWISH and current THE DARK ELEMENT vocalist Anette Olzon will release her new solo album, "Strong", on September 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's third single, "Fantastic Fanatic", can be streamed below. Anette's second solo album, following 2014's "Shine", is a harder and faster musical offering than the debut. More importantly, "Strong" stakes ...

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