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Ex-CANDLEMASS Vocalist MATS LEVÉN On Releasing His First Solo Album: 'I've Been Waiting For This For A Long Time'

A veteran of bands such as CANDLEMASS, THERION and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, and a touring member of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, acclaimed Swedish vocalist Mats Levén has finally released his first solo album under the name of SKYBLOOD. The self-titled album features guest contributions from past and present members of KING DIAMOND, OPETH, THERION and WITCHERY, and ...

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Watch JASON MOMOA Sing PANTERA's 'This Love' With PHILIP ANSELMO

Jason Momoa, the hulking star of the superhero film "Aquaman", joined PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS on stage last night (Saturday, November 30) at the Forum in Inglewood, California to perform the PANTERA classic "This Love". After the concert, the Hawaiian-born actor, who is perhaps best-known for his role as Khal Drogo in HBO ...

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BODY COUNT: New Single To Arrive This Month

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, will release the first single and video from its upcoming "Carnivore" album on December 13. The LP is tentatively due in early 2020. Back in June 2018, Ice-T told Iain Chambers that BODY COUNT wanted to up the ante with its next ...

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Demon Solar Totem - THE DEATHTRIP

Anything or anyone that encourages people to listen to more interesting forms of heavy music has got to be a good thing. That seems to be the theory that motivates Mat McNerney — also known as Kvohst – whose presence on THE DEATHTRIP's second album makes perfect sense and will doubtless, and quite rightly, bring ...

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No Halos In Hell - CYHRA

It was a little surprising that CYHRA's 2017 debut album, "Letters to Myself", didn't have a greater impact. With former AMARANTHE frontman Jake E. and ex-IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad on board, this was always going to be a band with massive melodies and gleaming hooks in plentiful supply, but when the album was ...

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A Pyrrhic Existence - ESOTERIC

If you've ever wondered who the heaviest band of all time is, you might want to consider ESOTERIC as strong contenders for the title. If not the inventors of funeral doom metal, then certainly the band that have taken the genre furthest into the fathomless cosmos. The Brits have amassed a substantial but sporadic catalogue ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK's Message To Immigrants And Refugees: 'Fix Your S**thole Country First'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has a message for immigrants and refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S.: "fix your shithole country first" before placing an undue toll on American taxpayers. It's unclear what prompted the musician to lash out, but his comments came in a series of tweets touting America's ...

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DIRTY HONEY Bassist Says 'It's A Good Time For Rock'

Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently spoke with bassist Justin Smolian of emerging Los Angeles rockers DIRTY HONEY about the success they've had in 2019 as the only unsigned artist in Billboard's near four-decade history to hit No. 1 on the magazine's Mainstream Rock chart with their debut single, ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Says STRYPER Is 'The Most Logical Choice' For Opening Slot On MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tour With DEF LEPPARD And POISON

Michael Sweet says that STRYPER is "the most logical choice" to open the rumored MÖTLEY CRÜE tour with DEF LEPPARD and POISON. Less than two weeks ago, MÖTLEY CRÜE announced that it was coming out of retirement, nearly four years after playing what was billed as the band's final concert at the Staples Center in ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Covers ABBA's 'Lay All Your Love On Me'

With the first single, "United", already providing a hint of the musical direction their new album, "Looking For You", is headed, AMBERIAN DAWN's new version of ABBA's hit track "Lay All Your Love On Me" leaves nothing left to be questioned. This song is the perfect statement and sound honoring the Swedish pop giants. Following ...

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