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HELLOWEEN's New Album Tops German Chart

The new, self-titled album from the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has entered the official album chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. "For us, this is the highest form of honor and we are very proud, thank you very much," says guitarist and founding member Michael Weikath. ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY To Reissue Debut Solo Album

"Anybody fancy a season of BM re-releases with lots of juicy extras?" asked Brian May through his Instagram feed in 2020. "We're working on a plan!!!" The first stage of that plan comes to fruition now, with the long-awaited reissue of the legendary QUEEN guitarist's superlative debut solo album. Almost 30 years on from its ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN Would Love To See Artists Get What They Deserve From Streaming Music Services: 'It's Completely Unfair'

In a new interview with "The Garza Podcast", hosted by SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Chris Garza, SEPULTURA guitarist Derrick Green was asked where he sees the music industry going in the future. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's a good question. I can't really predict the future. I just hope that artists are gonna be ...

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Watch HELLOWEEN's Lyric Video For 'Best Time'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has just released its self-titled album Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's third single, "Best Time", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ...

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VIO-LENCE To Release 'Let The World Burn' EP In Early 2022

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will release a new EP, "Let The World Burn", in early 2022 via Metal Blade Records. The effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Mixing duties were handled by ...

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VIO-LENCE Teases First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have shared a teaser for their new EP. Tentatively due later this year via Metal Blade Records, the effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean Killian previously ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Drop Another New Song, 'Crimson Skies'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have released another new song, "Crimson Skies". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Phantom Tomorrow", which will be released on October 29 via Sumerian Records. The cover artwork for "The Phantom Tomorrow" was created by Eliran Kantor, known for his work with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, HAVOK and Andy Black, ...

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Arrows - RED FANG

Portland, Oregon quartet RED FANG have established themselves as one metal's more engaging acts. The infectious stoner metal contained on a trilogy of killer full-length records, starting with 2011's "Murder the Mountains" and ending with 2016's "Only Ghosts", coalesced with energetic live performances and an everyman aesthetic endearing them to audiences that just wanted to ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, ENTER SHIKARI And FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES To Headline Next Month's DOWNLOAD PILOT

Festival Republic has today announced the lineup for the Download Pilot. The 10,000-capacity, camping-only festival will take place on June 18-20, 2021 on the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, as part of the U.K. government's scientific Events Research Programme. Testament to the depth of talent and strength of the U.K.'s world-leading rock scene, 40 acts, ...

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AFI Shares New Track 'Tied To A Tree'

AFI has shared "Tied To A Tree", the latest track from its eagerly awaited new album "Bodies", due on June 11 via Rise Records. "This is not only my favorite song on the record, but an exemplification of the evolution of the band," guitarist Jade Puget says. Last week, AFI launched a remix contest for ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist GREG CHRISTIAN On DAVID ELLEFSON: 'Sometimes There Are Consequences To Doing Stupid S**t'

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has weighed in on David Ellefson's dismissal from MEGADETH, saying "sometimes there are consequences to doing stupid shit." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — addressed MEGADETH's decision to fire Ellefson while responding to questions on Facebook about his possible interest ...

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HELLOWEEN Releases New Single 'Fear Of The Fallen'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Fear Of The Fallen", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN To Perform With CHAKA KHAN At 'Black Girls Rock!' Fundraiser Livestream

Beverly Bond, founder and CEO of the award-winning empowerment brand Black Girls Rock! has announced the Black Girls Rock! 15th -anniversary fundraising gala, streaming June 18 on the newly launched BGR!TV network. The virtual gala, powered by Microsoft, will be an illustrious celebration of black girl magic featuring phenomenal musical performances by the iconic ...

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IN THIS MOMENT And BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce Fall 2021 'The In-Between Tour'; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

IN THIS MOMENT and BLACK VEIL BRIDES have announced the rescheduled tour dates for their U.S. tour. "The In-Between Tour", which will feature support from DED and RAVEN BLACK, will consist of 45 dates beginning on September 17 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and concluding on November 21 in Atlanta, Georgia. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin ...

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HELLOWEEN's MICHAEL KISKE Looks Back On Using Pre-Recorded Lead Vocals During 2017 Tour: 'I Will Never Do That Again'

HELLOWEEN's Michael Kiske has opened up about using taped vocals during the opening show of the band's fall 2017 "Pumpkins United" world tour. The trek was HELLOWEEN's first featuring the reunited expanded classic lineup of the German power metal outfit, consisting of seven musicians, including Kiske and returning guitarist Kai Hansen alongside singer Andi Deris ...

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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Discusses 'Skyfall' Songwriting Process (Video)

Last month, the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN released a new single, "Skyfall". The track is taken from the band's much-anticipated new, self-titled album, which is due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A five-minute video in which guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen discusses the songwriting process for "Skyfall" can be seen ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Is Not Interested In 'Super-Perfect Technical' Guitar Playing 'That Sounds Like Videogame Music'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "2020'd" podcast, TESTAMENT's Alex Skonick was asked for his opinion of younger "shred" guitarists who sound like they've done nothing but sit in front of the computer learning Eddie Van Halen's tricks since they were six. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can respect it. ...

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