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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Discusses 'Blue Lightning' Album In New Trailer

A trailer for Yngwie Malmsteen's upcoming album, "Blue Lightning", is available below. The disc will be released globally on March 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To call Malmsteen a "maestro" or "virtuoso" is to state the obvious. But such terms don't do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists ...

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OF MICE & MEN Releases Music Video For 'How To Survive'

"How To Survive", the new video from OF MICE & MEN, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Zev Deans (DENZEL CURRY, GHOST). Hinging on hard-hitting grooves and airtight riffing, the track snaps from visceral verses into an instantly chant-worthy growl of "In a world that teaches eye for an eye, I'll show ...

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TÝR Releases 'Ragnars Kvæði' Music Video

"Ragnars Kvæði", the new video from the Faroese folk metal band TÝR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's eighth full-length album, "Hel", which will be released on March 8 via Metal Blade Records. "Hel" is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate ...

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The Verdict - QUEENSRŸCHE

Think back to 2011. It was pretty hard to imagine anyone beyond Geoff Tate's immediate friends and family feeling particularly excited about the prospect of a new QUEENSRŸCHE album, and while "Dedicated to Chaos" was full of interesting ideas and strong melodies, even the band's most devoted fans must surely have been stifling a bemused ...

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BJÖRN GELOTTE Says IN FLAMES 'Never Really Understood How To Work With A Producer' Until Teaming Up With HOWARD BENSON

Metal Wani's Katia Filipovic recently conducted an interview with guitarist Björn Gelotte of Swedish melodic metallers IN FLAMES about their new "I, The Mask" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether social media has allowed fans to get to know bands better: Björn: ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: Why I Don't Have A Driver License

In a recent interview with Australia's Keen Eye 4 Concerts, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was asked to reveal one thing about herself that she wouldn't normally tell a journalist. She said: "Something that I don't normally tell, and it's not necessarily because I wanna keep it from anybody — I just don't think about it ...

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Listen To New ALAN PARSONS Song 'Miracle'

"Miracle", a new song from Alan Parsons, can be streamed below. The track is taken from Alan's upcoming studio album, "The Secret", which will be released on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. Alan and Frontiers' relationship began in 2010 when the label released "Eye 2 Eye - Live in Madrid". They have kept in ...

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OCEANHOARSE Releases First Single With New Singer JOONAS KOSONEN

Helsinki-based heavy metal quartet OCEANHOARSE has issued a new single called "Death Row Center". The song marks the band's first release with singer Joonas Kosonen, who joined OCEANHOARSE last year. Guitarist Ben Varon (ex-AMORAL) states: "When Joonas joined the band in October, we started to work on several new songs as it was clear that ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Release 'A Million Volt Scream' Album

Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE have signed a deal with Mighty Music. The band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", will be released later in the year. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion Showcase". Two and a half decades and half a dozen albums later, ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Looks Back On 'Intense' Period Prior To Her Father's Death

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's new "Resist" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what year was the most important during the four-year break between studio albums for WITHIN ...

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ROB HALFORD Comments On OZZY OSBOURNE's Latest Health Scare

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has commented on Ozzy Osbourne's latest hospitalization. The legendary British heavy metal band was scheduled to tour Europe with the BLACK SABBATH frontman before Ozzy canceled the trek when he was admitted to the hospital due to complications from the flu. Asked by Australia's Heavy if Ozzy's latest health scare ...

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OF MICE & MEN Releases New Song 'How To Survive'

OF MICE & MEN spent much of the fall hunkered down in the studio working on new material with producer Josh Wilbur. They have stormed out of the gates with a brand new, battering ram of a song titled "How To Survive". Hinging on hard-hitting grooves and airtight riffing, the track snaps from visceral verses ...

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I AM MORBID To Team Up With ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS, SADIST For 'Morbidfest' European Tour

I AM MORBID — the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) — will team up with ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS and SADIST for the "Morbidfest 2019" European tour in April. All four ...

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VADER To Release 'Thy Messenger' EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" in late spring or early summer. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long a period in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Białystok under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover ...

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MAX CAVALERA: 'I Really Don't Like Writing Lyrics'

SOULFLY guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera, who got his start fronting the legendary Brazilian thrash metal band SEPULTURA, has admitted to Heavy New York that he doesn't care much for the lyric-writing process. "I really don't like writing lyrics," he said (see video below). "It's totally a mandatory thing. It's like homework. For me, the fun part ...

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Video Premiere: ABORTED's 'Deep Red'

Brutal death metal maniacs ABORTED have released a brand-new video clip for the song "Deep Red", taken from their latest album, "TerrorVision". After the very successful "Hell Over Europe" tour last year, ABORTED is now bringing the "TerrorVision" to North America. Vocalist Sven de Caluwé comments: "Since 'Hell Over Europe' was such a good time, ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Says SPIRITS OF FIRE Has More 'Butt-Kick' And 'Personality' Than Other Metal Supergroups

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery about SPIRITS OF FIRE, Caffery's new band with Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, DIO DISCIPLES), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Like Guitar Players You Probably Wouldn't Think, Like ANGUS YOUNG And BRIAN MAY'

Andy Rawll of MetalTalk conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen about his forthcoming blues album, "Blue Lightning". You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's a funny thing. I've been told by people since as ...

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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON Undergoes Emergency Gallbladder Removal Surgery

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon underwent an emergency gallbladder removal surgery on Saturday, February 9. The operation apparently took place at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California under the watchful eye of James G. Minnis, MD. The rocker, who is scheduled to kick off his "Journey Through Time" tour later this month, wrote on Twitter earlier ...

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