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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Rejoins LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has rejoined LORDS OF BLACK. The band is putting the finishing touches on its next album, "Alchemy Of Souls - Part I", due later in the year via Frontiers Music Srl. Romero announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal act in January 2019 and was subsequently replaced by Diego ...

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AVATAR To Release 'Hunter Gatherer' Album In August

Swedish metallers AVATAR have set "Hunter Gatherer" as the title of their new album, due on August 7 via eOne. The band revealed the name of the new disc in in a one-and-a-half-minute video teaser which was uploaded to AVATAR's official YouTube channel earlier today (Tuesday, May 5). Songtitles set to appear on the LP ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE To Take Part In Historic Canadian COVID-19 Broadcast

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is among more than four dozen big-name Canadians who have signed on for the historic broadcast "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble". Airing commercial-free Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. across all markets/7 p.m. NT and now on hundreds of platforms, Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope ...

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SCOTT STAPP Releases Provocative 'Survivor' Visualizer

Grammy-winning songwriter, solo artist, and voice of CREED, Scott Stapp has released a provocative, timely visualizer for new single "Survivor". The clip takes the place of a live-action video, which was cancelled to observe social distancing recommendations. "Survivor" went to radio in early April as the follow-up to Scott's highest-charting single since 2005 ("Purpose For ...

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JASON BECKER Tribute Guitar Sells For $26,000

A Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker tribute guitar signed by a number of guitar legends has sold for $26,111. This exceptional and exquisitely unique instrument is a truly one-of-a-kind signature series axe that not only plays like a beast but has also been signed (with love) by Jason Becker and by 16 of the most celebrated ...

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INSIDIOUS DISEASE Feat. DIMMU BORGIR, Ex-MORGOTH Members: Listen To New Song 'Enforcers of The Plague'

INSIDIOUS DISEASE — the old-school death metal project featuring Marc Grewe (vocals; also of MORGOTH) and Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz; guitar; also of DIMMU BORGIR) — has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's long-awaited sophomore album, "After Death", is due later in the year. A new INSIDIOUS DISEASE song called "Enforcers ...

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Human. :II: Nature. - NIGHTWISH

From their massive international fanbase to the flagrant extravagance of their music, everything about NIGHTWISH is righteously, riotously big. Easily one of the biggest metal bands on the planet and clearly riding a wave of creative momentum, they would have surprised everyone a lot more if they had made a new album that wasn't even ...

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COLD Unveils Haunting 'Quiet Now' Music Video

Music fans around the world all agree, it's a little too "quiet now". With bands losing their ability to bring live shows to fans, arts events coming to a complete standstill, and it feeling nearly silent as people remain safe inside their homes, now more than ever, it's important for musicians to keep the music ...

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SLASH Is 'Honored' Model AMBER ROSE Named Her Baby After Him

Model Amber Rose has shared a message she received from GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash after she named her child after him. Amber gave birth to Slash Electric Alexander Edwards last October. Baby Slash's dad is Def Jam label executive Alexander "A.E." Edwards. On Tuesday (March 24), Amber posted an Instragram photo of the text ...

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TAR POND Feat. Former CELTIC FROST And CORONER Members: Debut Album Out Now

TAR POND is a Swiss anti-supergroup established in 2015 by legendary CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Ain (R.I.P), former CORONER drummer and lyricist Marky Edelmann, renowned scratchboard artist Thomas Ott, Swiss art world heavyweight A.C. Kupper, and Stefano Mauriello. TAR POND's debut album, "Protocol Of Constant Sadness", was released on March 20 and is described in ...

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HEAVEN SHALL BURN: 'Übermacht' Music Video

HEAVEN SHALL BURN's Philipp Hirsch-directed music video for the song "Übermacht" can be seen below. The track is taken from the German band's new album, "Of Truth And Sacrifice", which is being released today (Friday, March 20) via Century Media Records. Guitarist Maik Weichert says: "For our conditions, it is an unusual video for an ...

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Watch LINDEMANN Perform In Moscow

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), performed at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia on March 15 as part of its European tour. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", was released ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'Stay Home, And We'll Get Through This The Way Our Species Has For Billions Of Years'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has penned an open letter to fellow musicians and concertgoers, urging them to stay home and avoid public gatherings. A number of artists have seen their concert dates drop off as they're either canceled or postponed in the wake of the global spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new ...

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VAN HALEN Producer TED TEMPLEMAN To Release Memoir In April

ECW Press has set an April 21 release date for "A Platinum Producer's Life In Music", the new memoir from legendary music producer Ted Templeman. Crafting smash hits with VAN HALEN, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, Nicolette Larson and VAN MORRISON, Templeman changed the course of rock history This autobiography — as told to Greg Renoff — ...

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PALAYE ROYALE To Release 'The Bastards' Album In May

Canadian-American rockers PALAYE ROYALE will release their third album, "The Bastards", on May 29 via Sumerian Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Lonely", can be seen below.. The track features some of the most honest and heartbreaking lyrics ever written by frontman Remington Leith and the accompanying clip, which he also ...

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BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID On THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: 'It's A Band That Never Stops Writing'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for the band's new studio album, "Aeromantic": Björn: "We just basically ...

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