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JOE LYNN TURNER Says New RAINBOW Lineup Isn't 'Up To Snuff', Claims Fans 'Feel Disrespected' by RITCHIE BLACKMORE

Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has once again slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead of reforming RAINBOW with a more "authentic" lineup. Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE'S ...

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'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song' Video Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM

The official video for "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival, can be seen below. The clip, which was edited by Antti Kuivalainen and Ykä Järvinen, includes excerpts from Tuska 2015 and 2016 aftermovies as well as newly shot studio footage. The 12-inch vinyl version ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Reactivated RAINBOW Is Recording New Music

The revamped version of RAINBOW recently entered the studio to record band's first new music in more than two decades. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE'S NIGHT last year to perform a handful of shows with a brand-new lineup of the band he had formed after quitting DEEP ...

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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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Read CELTIC FROST Chapter From 'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have just released the book "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records", which tackles the complicated history of Germany's Noise Records, one of the most influential European independent heavy metal record companies of the 1980s. The creation of Karl-Ulrich Walterbach, Noise was responsible for signing and developing ...

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ROGER GLOVER Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Should Have Gone Out Under His Own Name Instead Of Resurrecting RAINBOW

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover says Ritchie Blackmore should have gone out under his own name instead of resurrecting RAINBOW for the guitarist's 2016 return to the rock live stage. Blackmore played a handful of shows last summer with an entirely new lineup of RAINBOW, which included LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist ...

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Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs RAINBOW Classics In Oslo

Fan-filmed video footage of Joe Lynn Turner's March 24 performace at the Hard Rock Café in Oslo, Norway can be seen below (courtesy of Mr AOR). Joe Lynn Turner last year slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead ...

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STRATOVARIUS Is Not Interested In Recording Album Of Covers

Wave TV conducted an interview with vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson of Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS prior to the band's November 19, 2016 show at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland where they were playing their 1996 "Episode" album in its entirety. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Author Guests On 'Black Night Meditations' (Audio)

On Friday, March 3, WSCA 106.1 FM's metal show "Black Night Meditations" broadcast a special four-hour program that focused solely on seminal German record label Noise Records, airing music from KREATOR, CORONER, DARK AVENGER, GRINDER, DEATHROW, WATCHTOWER, D.A.M., HELLOWEEN, VENDETTA, IRON FORCE, CELTIC FROST, MIDAS TOUCH, V2, ROSY VISTA, and many more. In addition to ...

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LORDI Mainman Says Heavy Metal Is No Longer The Law Of The Land In Finland: 'It's All Hip-Hop And Rap Now'

LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi says that heavy metal and hard rock artists have once again become marginalized in Finland, where the likes of CHILDREN OF BODOM and NIGHTWISH regularly topped the charts with their single and full-length releases. After LORDI won the annual Eurovision Song Contest — which is usually known for its display of ...

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Video Premiere: EDENBRIDGE's 'The Moment Is Now'

"The Moment Is Now", the new video from the Austrian symphonic metal act EDENBRIDGE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Great Momentum", which will be released on February 17 through SPV/Steamhammer. Like its predecessor "The Bonding" (2013), "The Great Momentum" was produced by guitarist/composer Lanvall and again ...

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BROTHER FIRETRIBE Feat. NIGHTWISH Guitarist EMPPU VUORINEN: 'Sunbound' Album Due In March

BROTHER FIRETRIBE — the melodic rock maestros from Finland featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen — will release their fourth full-length album, "Sunbound", on March 24 via Spinefarm Records. Featuring twelve new pieces of music, including lead track "Taste Of A Champion" plus follow-up single/video for "Indelible Heroes", due out next month, "Sunbound" was mixed by ...

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'Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records' Book Due In March

Deliberation Press and Iron Pages Books have announced a March 24 English/German language release of "Damn The Machine - The Story Of Noise Records". (German title: "Systemstörung: Die Geschichte Von Noise Records") Authored by American metal journalist David E. Gehlke, the book features cover art by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and a foreword penned ...

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EDENBRIDGE: Official Trailer For 'The Great Momentum' Album

The official trailer for "The Great Momentum", the new album from the Austrian symphonic metal act EDENBRIDGE, is available below. The disc will be released on February 17 through SPV/Steamhammer. Like its predecessor "The Bonding" (2013), "The Great Momentum" was produced by guitarist/composer Lanvall and again mixed by Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) at his Thin Ice ...

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EDENBRIDGE: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Shiantara'

Austrian symphonic metal act EDENBRIDGE will release its new album, "The Great Momentum", on February 17, 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer. The official lyric video for the disc's opening track, "Shiantara", can be seen below. Like its predecessor "The Bonding" (2013), "The Great Momentum" was produced by guitarist/composer Lanvall and again mixed by Karl Groom (THRESHOLD) at ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW Announces U.K. Tour

Following the triumphant sold-out show at the Birmingham Genting Arena earlier this year, Kennedy Street and Kilimanjaro have announced Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW will be returning to tour the U.K. in June 2017. The very special opening night will see them headlining the second annual Stone Free Festival at The O2, London, which will be Blackmore's ...

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EDENBRIDGE To Release 'The Great Momentum' Album In February

Austrian symphonic metal act EDENBRIDGE spent more than a year working on its latest album. Now guitarist/composer Lanvall has announced the release date at last: "The Great Momentum" will be available from February 17, 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer. Like its predecessor "The Bonding" (2013), "The Great Momentum" was produced by Lanvall and again mixed by Karl ...

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