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DEMONS & WIZARDS Reveal Touring Lineup For 2019 Shows

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will be joined by other members of ICED EARTH and BLIND GUARDIAN when it kicks off its first tour in nearly two decades on May 31 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The DEMONS & WIZARDS touring lineup will be ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist On Final Years With GEOFF TATE: 'It Was A Struggle Trying To Contribute And Have A Voice'

QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson recently appeared on the "Rock Of Nations With David Kinchen" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 8:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "The Verdict": Eddie: "The reception has been very positive. A lot of fans have ...

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MICHAEL WILTON: Once TODD LA TORRE Came Into The Fold, QUEENSRŸCHE 'Was A Band Again'

"BODS Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's surprised QUEENSRŸCHE is still able to tour and release records in this climate: Michael: "Yeah, that's the way you do it ...

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FIREWIND To Enter Studio This Summer

Greek melodic power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar wizard and former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmember Gus G., have signed a worldwide deal with the German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between FIREWIND and AFM already started with the band's last album, "Immortals", which AFM released in the North American territory. Subsequently, Gus ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Recording HEAR 'N AID Charity Single With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was A Petrifying Moment'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with the "Australian Rock Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring with AVANTASIA: Geoff: "It sounds like people are enjoying the show, which I think it's hard not to. It's a really good show, and very ...

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REVOCATION Re-Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

REVOCATION, which has been part of the Metal Blade Records roster since 2014, has re-signed with the label. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson comments: "We've been on quite a journey since we signed with Metal Blade and dropped 'Deathless' back in 2014. We've released three full-length albums in just five years and each one has taken us ...

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CROSSING RUBICON Feat. Ex-ALL THAT REMAINS Bassist JEANNE SAGAN: 'Seeing Red' Album Due Later This Year

Imminence Records has announced the signing of hard rock/metal outfit CROSSING RUBICON. The band, which features former ALL THAT REMAINS bassist Jeanne Sagan, will release its new album, "Seeing Red", later this year. Says lead vocalist Scotty Anarchy (a.k.a. Scott Wawrzyniak): "In the music industry, there are few people you can trust, and even fewer ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says QUEENSRŸCHE Lost Its Chemistry With GEOFF TATE: We 'Have Moved On Happily Without Him'

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton says that "countless fans" have thanked him for revamping and revitalizing the band since the departure of original singer Geoff Tate. The current QUEENSRŸCHE lineup features Wilton and fellow original member, bassist Eddie Jackson, along with guitarist Parker Lundgren and vocalist Todd La Torre. Although QUEENSRŸCHE's final effort with Tate, 2011's ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Looks Back On 'Silent Lucidity''s Crossover Success: 'That Song Hit So Many People'

Michael Wilton says that QUEENSRŸCHE's touching ballad "Silent Lucidity" helped the band cross over from a primarily hard rock audience to the mainstream. After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988's critically acclaimed "Operation: Mindcrime", QUEENSRŸCHE achieved multi-platinum success across North America and abroad with the 1990 ...

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ICE AGE Releases 'Instant Justice' Video

Cult Swedish metal band ICE AGE has released the official music video for the song "Instant Justice". The track is taken from the group's debut album, "Breaking The Ice", which came out in 2017 via GMR/PHD. The disc, which was laid down at Gothenburg Rock Studios, features re-recorded versions of five classic songs from the ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says Songs On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album 'Have An Injection Of Energy'

Mark Thompson from MA Entertainment Global conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE prior to the band's March 30 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how QUEENSRŸCHE approached their latest studio ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Rules Out Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel: 'There's Many Reasons Why Not To Do It'

Michael Wilton says that there are no plans for QUEENSRŸCHE to release another sequel to the band's 1988 masterpiece "Operation: Mindcrime". The original "Operation: Mindcrime" album weaved themes of religion, drug abuse and underground, radical politics and was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in August 1991. By contrast, 2006's "Operation: ...

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