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Singer KYLE THOMAS Quits DEVIL'S HIGHWAY Due To 'Personal And Business Differences'

Singer Kyle Thomas (TROUBLE, EXHORDER) has announced his departure from DEVIL'S HIGHWAY, the band he launched several years ago with Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, OBITUARY, DEATH), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS), guitarist Matt Brunson (CROWBAR, KINGDOM OF SORROW) and Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, NILE). Thomas said in a statement: "It is with great sadness, disappointment, and regret ...

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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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Former LOUDNESS And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MICHAEL VESCERA Launches VESCERA Project

VESCERA, the new band led by acclaimed heavy metal vocalist Michael Vescera (LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OBSESSION), has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records. The group — whose lineup is completed by ex-NITEHAWKS members Mike Petrone (guitar) and Frank Leone (bass), along with drummer Fabio Alessandrini, will release its debut album, "Beyond The Fight", ...

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KORN, MEGADETH, WHITESNAKE, Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Members Take Part In Third Annual 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' (Video)

Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Ray Luzier (KORN), Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO), Chris Broderick (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE), Akira Takasaki (LOUDNESS) and Kiko Loureiro (MEGADETH, ANGRA) are among the musicians who gathered Saturday night (January 23) during the 2016 NAMM show to honor one of rock's most legendary guitarists at the ...

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LOUDNESS: Video Footage Of Las Vegas Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of LOUDNESS's October 30 performance at Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar & Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. According to Roppongi Rocks, LOUDNESS will release a special 30th-anniversary edition of its classic "Thunder In The East" album in Japan on November 25 in several different versions featuring bonus ...

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RIOT V Joined By LOUDNESS Members At Barcelona Concert (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of RIOT V, the new band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, performing their song "Warrior" with Akira Takasaki and Masayoshi Yamashita of LOUDNESS on June 25 at this year's edition of the Rock Fest Barcelona festival in Barcelona, Spain can be seen below. RIOT V released its debut ...

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Video: LOUDNESS Performs At Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of Japanese metallers LOUDNESS performing on July 17 at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. LOUDNESS released its latest studio album, "The Sun Will Rise Again", in June 2014. In a 2012 interview with Examiner.com, LOUDNESS singer Minoru Niihara stated about the band's songwriting process: "First ...

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NIGHTRAGE: 'Stare Into Infinity' Video Released

"Stare Into Infinity", the new video from Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "The Puritan", which will be released on April 24 via Despotz Records. "'Stare Into Infinity' is one of my favorite songs on our new album, 'The Puritan'," NIGHTRAGE guitarist ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, BLAZE BAYLEY, MICHAEL VESCERA Join Forces For 'Metal Singers' Tour (Video)

Acclaimed heavy metal vocalists Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Michael Vescera (LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OBSESSION), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ACCEPT) and Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) just completed an eight-show South American tour under the "Metal Singers" banner, during which they performed material from their respective catalogs. Regarding how the tour came ...

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WHILE HEAVEN WEPT To Release 'Suspended At Aphelion' In October

Virginia's long-running epic metallers WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will commemorate their 25th year with the October 27 release of their sixth full-length album, "Suspended At Aphelion", via Nuclear Blast. "Suspended At Aphelion" is undoubtedly the band's most ambitious, epic, and progressive album so far, featuring a single track divided into 11 parts, performed by the entire ...

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LOUDNESS To Release 'The Sun Will Rise Again' Album In June

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new studio album, "The Sun Will Rise Again", on June 4. A teaser for the video for the CD's title track can be seen below. Fan-filmed video footage of LOUDNESS performing a brand new song, "Mortality", from "The Sun Will Rise Again", on March 31 aboard the Monsters Of ...

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SLASH: Winners Announced For 'Slashathon'

Legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) threw the first-ever musician-focused Hackathon, titled Slashathon, at Capital Factory during Austin music week (March 12). For seven hours straight, teams of technology developers worked to create new and interesting music-oriented applications for promotion on-the-spot. After the seven-hour window, developers gave full demo presentations of the hacks ...

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Bazaar of Wonders - STARSOUP

Russian prog duo STARSOUP has a simple mission statement: "to invite different cool musicians and make some good music". For Alexey Markov and Andrew Gryaznov's purposes, this means pushing their less-than-simplistic creations into concrete, if sometimes slow-cooked DREAM THEATER vehicles with an entire horde of guest performers to help them along the way. Credited as ...

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OBSESSION Announces New Bassist

American metallers OBSESSION have announced the addition of bassist Jeff Curtiss to the group's ranks. The band states: "Jeff exploded onto the metal scene only recently [and is] a fantastic thundering talent on the bass. You may know him from the band SYMPHONY OF MALICE, where he made his debut. He is now the ultimate ...

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