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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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RHAPSODY Announces '20th Anniversary Farewell Tour'

Fabio Lione, Luca Turilli, Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth have announced the reunion of the original members of RHAPSODY, and the relevant farewell tour of the band. The Italian band RHAPSODY, one of the greatest icons of symphonic power metal, will gather together to commemorate the 20th anniversary from their first official release, ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Launches New Project With Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist JANI LIIMATAINEN

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the launch of a new musical partnership between singer Anette Olzon and producer/songwriter/guitar player Jani Liimatainen for a new studio album, to be released in mid-to-late 2017. Anette is mostly known for being the immaculate voice on hit albums from NIGHTWISH such as "Dark Passion Play" and "Imaginareum". Jani has ...

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Watch 'Censored' Version Of LORDI's 'Hug You Hardcore' Video

The "censored" version of "Hug You Hardcore", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", due in Europe on September 16 and in the U.S. on September 30 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Scare Force ...

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Video Premiere: LORDI's 'Hug You Hardcore'

"Hug You Hardcore", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", due in Europe on September 16 and in the U.S. on September 30 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Scare Force One" was produced by ...

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Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs At Finland's LANKAFEST

Video footage of former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner performing on July 9 at LankaFest in Puolanka, Finland can be seen below. Joe Lynn Turner recently 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 ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Says RAINBOW 'Might Do A Few More Shows,' Reveals Setlist Will Be '95% RAINBOW Songs'

Dutch radio station Radio Veronica has uploaded a brand new interview with legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what made him decide to play the recent RAINBOW comeback shows: Ritchie: "Besides ...

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RAINBOW Adds DEEP PURPLE's 'Burn' And 'Soldier Of Fortune' To Setlist At Birmingham Concert (Video)

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW played its third concert earlier tonight (Saturday, June 25) at the Gent Arena in Birmingham, England. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT). The ...

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Watch Quality Video Footage Of RAINBOW's Second Comeback Concert

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW played its second concert Saturday night (June 18) at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Festplatz am Viadukt in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert ...

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New RAINBOW Lineup Performs Live For First Time: Video Footage, Photos

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW made its live debut earlier tonight (Friday, June 17) at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Freilichtbühne in Loreley, Germany. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" ...

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