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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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DORO: Lyric Video For New Song 'Lift Me Up'

The official lyric video for the song "Lift Me Up" from German metal queen Doro Pesch can be seen below. The track is taken from her new album, "Forever Warriors, Forever United", which will be released on August 17 via Nuclear Blast. Says Doro: "'Lift Me Up' is one of my absolute favorites. This song ...

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SLAYER To Play 'Last French Show Ever' At Next Year's HELLFEST

SLAYER has announced that it will play its "last French show ever" at next year's Hellfest. The 2019 edition of the annual festival will be held June 21-23 in Clisson and will also include appearances by MANOWAR, CARCASS, MASS HYSTERIA and DROPKICK MURPHYS, among others. In a video announcement via Facebook, SLAYER bassist/vocalist Tom Araya ...

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KORPIKLAANI: First Trailer For 'Kulkija' Album

The first trailer for "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), the new studio album from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. With 14 tracks and a total running time of over 71 minutes, "Kulkija" is the group's longest album to date. Working with producer Janne Saksa ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER To Release 'At The Edge Of Time' EP

CRYSTAL VIPER's latest studio album, "Queen Of The Witches", is still hot, but the Polish metallers waste no time and strikes back with a special, limited-edition EP titled "At The Edge Of Time", which will be released on June 29 via AFM Records. The effort, which will be available as a 10-inch vinyl and digital ...

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DEE SNIDER Says JAMEY JASTA's 'Positive Energy' Convinced Him To Make 'True Metal' Solo Album

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently appeared on "The Jasta Show", the podcast hosted by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, who produced Snider's new solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On deciding to make a metal album after Jasta challenged ...

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KORPIKLAANI: Lyric Video For New Song 'Kotikonnut'

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer") on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for the first single from the disc, "Kotikonnut" ("Homestead"), can be seen below. Accordionist Sami Perttula, who wrote the track, states: "It's a midtempo song with a lot of melodies. It was surprising how ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Devil's Day' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Devil's Day", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Questions Use Of Live Backing Tracks: 'We Don't Even Have An Intro Tape'

Marc Debus of Promo-Portal Germany conducted an interview with former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman prior to his solo band's April 18 show at Mannheim Connexion in Mannheim, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "By Blood Sworn": Ross: "We worked ...

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Conqueror's Oath - VISIGOTH

Someone apparently needs to claim MANOWAR's torch following that band's "Final Battle" farewell pillage. IRON FIRE is one contender, PRIMAL FEAR and ANGEL DUST are others. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD had its chance. HAMMERFALL is the most logical successor to the leftover vacancy in sword and sorcery-themed power metal, but don't tell VISIGOTH that. History ...

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KORPIKLAANI To Release 'Kulkija' Album In September

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their 10th studio album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), on September 7 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was designed by Jan Yrlund (BATTLE BEAST, MANOWAR), who previously worked with KORPIKLAANI on several albums and singles. Founding member Jonne Järvelä commented: "We've never been as satisfied with a final result as we ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'By Blood Sworn' Video

"By Blood Sworn", the official music video for the title track of the new album from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be seen below. The disc will be released April 20 via AFM Records. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: Listen To 'This Is Vengeance' Song From 'By Blood Sworn' Album

"This Is Vengeance", a brand new song from former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman, can be streamed below. Friedman's stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point — with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both ...

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Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over - DIMEVISION

"Lately I've been living way too damn fast. This successful life I'm leading is bound to kick my ass." Visionary words from a man who lived those fateful lyrics harder than most. It wasn't this prophetic introspection Dimebag Darrell wrote on a solo song, "Twisted", that spelled his end. Yet for the violent way Dime ...

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MANOWAR Recruits Drummer From Brazilian Tribute Band KINGS OF STEEL For 'Final Battle' Tour

Brazilian-born drummer Marcus Castellani made his live debut with MANOWAR last night (Wednesday, November 15) in Norrköpping, Sweden. He joined the band as the replacement for original MANOWAR drummer Donnie Hamzik, who returned to the group in 2010. Castellani, who previously played in the Brazilian MANOWAR tribute band KINGS OF STEEL, said: "I grew up ...

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JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR: Lyric Video For 'False Gods' Song

The official lyric video for the song "False Gods" from U.S. power metal act JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new studio album, "Stand Your Ground", which was released on August 25 via High Roller Records. The effort, which is almost eighty minutes long, was ...

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Extreme Aggression - KREATOR

Everyone following KREATOR over the band's 35-year course has their favorite album, and it's not necessarily a unified choice. Poll 10 fans at once, you'll probably hit upon most of the group's 14 LPs to-date, minus the troubled experimental albums spanning from 1992's "Renewal" through 1999's "Endorama". Then again, there are defensive fans of those, ...

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JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR: 'Hero' Video Released

The official video for the song "Hero" from U.S. power metal act JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new studio album, "Stand Your Ground", which will be released on August 25 via High Roller Records. The effort, which is almost 80 minutes long, was produced ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Inducted Into 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' At WACKEN OPEN AIR (Video)

Wacken Open Air, one of the world's largest heavy metal music festivals, and the Hall Of Heavy Metal History have joined forces to former MANOWAR and DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman as the first-ever "Global Metal Ambassador." The onstage induction ceremony took place August 3 in front of 75,000 metal fans, in Wacken, Germany. ...

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