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WARLORD Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL; New Album Due In 2018

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of legendary U.S. metallers WARLORD for the release of a new studio album in 2018. Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with GRAHAM BONNET BAND and the upcoming group SPIRITS OF FIRE (which also features Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Says METALLICA's '…And Justice For All' Album 'Doesn't Need Bass'

VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen says that he doesn't agree with the criticism METALLICA's "…And Justice For All" has received for the bass parts being nearly inaudible, explaining that he is "totally fine" with how the finished record sounds. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since ...

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YES, MARILLION, MIKE PORTNOY + DEREK SHERINIAN Set For Next Year's 'Cruise To The Edge'

Details for the fifth annual Cruise To The Edge excursion — progressive rock's largest festival at sea hosted by classic rock icons YES — have been announced. Featuring some of the world's greatest prog-rock musical artists, the five-night cruise out of Tampa, Florida next February 3-8, will return aboard Royal Caribbean's award-winning Brilliance Of The ...

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MEGADETH Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY Award

MEGADETH was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. MEGADETH was nominated for "Dystopia", the title track of its 2016 album. The nominees in the "Best Metal ...

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Will DAVE MUSTAINE Watch METALLICA Perform With LADY GAGA At This Weekend's GRAMMY AWARDS?

During an appearance on yesterday's (Friday, February 10) edition of SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine confirmed that he will attend this weekend's Grammy Awards. MEGADETH is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance" for the title ...

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PROCOL HARUM To Release First New Studio Album In 14 Years

The brand new studio album "Novum" (on CD and 2LP) by PROCOL HARUM will be released on April 21 via Eagle Records. The band's first studio album in fourteen years, and thirteenth overall, follows 2003's "The Well's On Fire". "Novum" is released as the band celebrates its 50th anniversary, while also undertaking a European tour. ...

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WHITESNAKE: 'In Full Flight' Photo Book Due In April

"Whitesnake In Full Flight" is a fully independent publication in collaboration with bassist Neil Murray. It is a combination of behind-the-scenes shots and dynamic gig photos from the early years of David Coverdale's band, beautifully presented in a 128-page, full-color hardback book. Limited to only 300, each book is individually numbered and sits neatly encased ...

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KERRY KING On Low Attendances For MAYHEM FESTIVAL: People Are 'Passing On The Party 'Cause The Bill's So Sh***y'

Unrated Magazine conducted an interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King at the July 12 stop of this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Tinley Park, Illinois. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what it was like writing SLAYER's new album, "Repentless", without the contributions ...

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VENOM's CRONOS Says 'Black Metal' Is A 'Very Dated' Album

British black metal pioneers VENOM were interviewed by Conny Schiffbauer of Germany's WDR "Rockpalast" prior to the band's May 22 performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. On VENOM's early days: Cronos (bass, vocals): "People didn't understand it back then. But, in saying that, the album ...

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IRON MAIDEN, PORCUPINE TREE Members Featured On 'The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Prog Rock Classics'

Only a world-class orchestra could pull off a project this ambitious, an undertaking so vast that none other than the hallowed halls of Abbey Road Studios could contain and record music of this magnitude. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra proudly presents an epic album of fully orchestrated renditions of progressive rock masterpieces by the likes of ...

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VOIVOD Snubbed By Canada's JUNO AWARDS

In a decision that seems reminiscent of the 1989 JETHRO TULL/METALICA controversy of the 31st Grammy Awards, Quebecois prog metal pioneers VOIVOD have been left out of the running for a "Metal/Hard Music" award at the 2014 Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards). Instead, a power-pop band from Ontario called THE FLATLINERS ...

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Will of the Waves - BONE CAVE BALLET

A name that propagates curiosity by implication, Seattle's BONE CAVE BALLET is not your typical female-fronted prog metal unit. In fact, metal is a subtlety, not a given in this act. Nowhere near as ballistic as, say, JUCIFER, if you want to pare that band down to a much more stripped frame of mind, you ...

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Hideous Rot - MASADA

Not to be confused with John Zorn's in-and-out jazz and folk tribe nor the short-lived thrash crew from the late eighties, this death metal unit from Philadelphia was founded in 2008 by guitarist Chris Milewski. Contained amongst his ranks is former IMMOLATION, RELLIK and GOREAPHOBIA skin crusher, Craig Smilowski, who fields drums on two tracks ...

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The Eldritch Dark - BLOOD CEREMONY

BLOOD CEREMONY's third album, 2013's "The Eldritch Dark", arrives in the midst of a historically busy time for parent label, Rise Above, which is obviously counting on its partnership with America's mighty Metal Blade to help juggle virtually simultaneously released new efforts from CATHEDRAL, CHURCH OF MISERY, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS and the suspiciously ...

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X - FOCUS

Dutch prog rockers FOCUS may not be the first ensemble that leaps to mind when discussing the genre, just like NEKTAR, GENTLE GIANT and TANGERINE DREAM ominously seem to get cut from the thread once folks get stuck on immediate notables such as YES, EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER, THE MOODY BLUES, KING CRIMSON, URIAH HEEP, ...

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QUEEN Honored With 'PRS For Music Heritage' Award

One of the world's greatest bands was honoured with PRS For Music Heritage Award at Imperial College this afternoon where they first played in London on July 18, 1970. The black and red plaque was unveiled by PRS chairman Guy Fletcher in front of close friends and family including Kashmira Cooke, Freddie Mercury's sister. Special ...

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