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HAMMERFALL Announces New Album, 'Hammer Of Dawn'; Music Video For Title Track Available

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release their twelfth studio album, "Hammer Of Dawn", on February 25, 2022 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's first single and title track, "Hammer Of Dawn", filmed at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg with director Patric Ullaeus, can be seen below. HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak comments: "The ...

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STEVE VAI To Release 'Inviolate' Album In January

Steve Vai will release his new album, "Inviolate", on January 28, 2022. Vai's 10th studio album — his first in six years — will feature nine songs, including the previously released "Knappsack" and "Candle Power". Vai wrote and recorded "Knappsack" with just one hand at a time when he was recovering from trigger finger surgery ...

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Despărțire - CLOUDS

It always seems a terrible shame that atmospheric / melodic doom metal (and its slower, scarier cousin funeral doom) is fated to be a solely underground concern. As CLOUDS prove yet again on "Despărțire", this is music that conveys universal emotions, with a grandeur and grace that set it apart from much of the metal ...

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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Celebrate GRAMMY Nomination For Cover Of METALLICA's 'The Struggle Within'

Acclaimed guitar virtuosos RODRIGO Y GABRIELA have received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella" for their version of METALLICA's "The Struggle Within", featured on the recently released tribute album "The Metallica Blacklist". The nod marks the duo's second-ever Grammy nomination, following their previous "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album" win for 2019's ...

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Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS Receives Honorary Lifetime Membership From Argentina's CLUB ATLÉTICO TEMPERLEY

Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans has received an honorary lifetime membership from Club Atlético Temperley, an Argentine soccer club from the city of Temperley in greater Buenos Aires. Evans was also given his own personalized and genuine player shirt complete with the sponsors' logos and the number 10 made famous by Argentina's soccer legend Diego ...

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SKID ROW's ROB HAMMERSMITH Names His Top Five Drumming Influences

In a new interview with the "Tales From A Gemini" podcast, SKID ROW's Rob Hammersmith was asked to name his top five drummers and biggest influences. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm gonna start with a couple of obvious ones… John Bonham [LED ZEPPELIN]. Obviously, for a reason… Cozy Powell [RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH]. Any ...

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TOTO Announces February/March 2022 U.S. Headlining Tour

TOTO will return to the road in early 2022. The band will begin the "Dogz Of Oz" world tour in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 25. Initial dates on sale this week are presented below, while additional appearances will be announced in the coming weeks. In April and May 2022, TOTO will perform an additional ...

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KING'S X Is Working On Artwork For Upcoming Studio Album

KING'S X guitarist Ty Tabor spoke to TrickyKid TV about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2008's "XV" album. He said: "We're finished, we're done. And we're already working on artwork. We already turned in all the credits and all that stuff. So it's a done deal." Asked if there's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces More Rescheduled '50 Heavy Metal Years' North American Tour Dates With QUEENSRŸCHE

JUDAS PRIEST has announced the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates for March-April 2022. Support on the trek will come from QUEENSRŸCHE. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band's guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release New Single 'Hammer Of Dawn' On Wednesday

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release the official music video for their new single, "Hammer Of Dawn", on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A short teaser clip is available below. "Hammer Of Dawn" is taken from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album, due in early 2022 via Napalm Records. The music for the ...

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TED NUGENT Says GENE SIMMONS's Anti-Vaxxer Comments Are 'Not Truth, Logic And Common Sense'

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent has once again criticized Gene Simmons for calling unvaccinated people the "enemy," saying the KISS bassist/vocalist's comments are "not truth, logic and common sense." In an appearance on Talkshoplive's Rock 'N' Roll channel two weeks ago, Simmons said that many people were turned away from the band's recently completed Kiss Kruise ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Blasts 'Press Hacks' For 'Twisting' His Words About Trans People

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has blasted "predatory press hacks" for "subtly twisting" his words with regard to his comments involving the trans community. Earlier this week, the organizers of the Brit Awards, British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards, announced that they were scrapping four awards — male solo artist, female solo artist, international male ...

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HAMMERFALL Completes Work On New Studio Album

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL has confirmed that the band has completed work on a new studio album, to be released in 2022. The music for the disc was once again recorded with Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios, while the vocals were laid down with Jacob Hansen at Hansen ...

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