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WHITESNAKE Postpones Japanese Tour Due To Ongoing Threat Of Coronavirus

WHITESNAKE has postponed its previously announced Japanese tour "due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus." Earlier tonight, the band released the following statement via social media: "We regret to announce that WHITESNAKE's Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. "Currently, we ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Sign Worldwide Deal With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Mega hard rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES has signed a global deal with Spinefarm Records — the home of hard rock and metal within the Universal Music Group. Having recently welcomed new member Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) to the band, a super-charged DAISIES enter a fresh label partnership with Spinefarm Records. Influenced ...

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KANSAS To Release 'The Absence Of Presence' Album In June

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The LP follows 2016's "The Prelude Implicit", which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. "The Absence Of Presence" features nine all-new tracks written by KANSAS, produced by Zak Rizvi, and ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Awards Gala And Live Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Performance Clip Of 'Rocket' From 'Hysteria At The O2' Concert Film

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release DEF LEPPARD's "London To Vegas" on April 24. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: "Hysteria At The O2" and "Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood". A performance clip of the song "Rocket", taken from the "Hysteria At The O2" concert film, ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Complete 'London To Vegas' Details Revealed

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release DEF LEPPARD's "London To Vegas" on April 24. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: "Hysteria At The O2" and "Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood". Filmed in December 2018, "Hysteria At The O2" captures DEF LEPPARD celebrating the groundbreaking "Hysteria", one ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Release New Album, 'Whoosh!', In June

According to various online retailers, the new DEEP PURPLE album will be titled "Whoosh!" and will be released on June 12 via earMUSIC. The legendary rockers' 21st studio LP was once again helmed by Canadian producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER), who also worked on DEEP PURPLE's last two studio albums, 2017's "Infinite" ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

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Watch Trailer For 'Rockfield: The Studio On The Farm' About Legendary Studio Used By RUSH, QUEEN, BLACK SABBATH And JUDAS PRIEST

"Rockfield: The Studio On The Farm", the new documentary about the legendary studio where classic albums by RUSH, QUEEN, BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD and SEPULTURA have been recorded, will premiere at SXSW (South By Southwest) on March 16. The documentary, directed by Hannah Berryman, is the unlikely tale of how two Welsh farming brothers ...

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Monarchy Of Shadows - TOMBS

TOMBS is a unique musical beast that forges black metal, sludge and post metal. The New Yorkers, led by ringleader Mike Hill, are a force to be reckoned with due to their songs' melodious and atmospheric passages, memorably delivered with sheer, brute force. A lot has changed within TOMBS' ranks since the band's 2017's full-length ...

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Mordrake - XENOBIOTIC

Someone at UNIQUE LEADER deserves a medal for the insane number of killer bands that the label has been pushing over the last few years. The current rude health of the death metal scene can definitely be attributed, in part, to the advancement of bands like XENOBIOTIC: obvious students of the post-millennial deathcore and tech-death ...

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BRIAN TATLER Doesn't Know Why Original DIAMOND HEAD Singer SEAN HARRIS Hasn't Released Any New Music In Nearly 30 Years

Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the diversity of sounds found on their latest studio album, last year's "The Coffin ...

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Here Is Pro-Shot Video Of TONY IOMMI Watching Armenia's NAREGATSI ORCHESTRA Perform Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's 'She's Gone'

The Mediamax media company has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of Armenia's Naregatsi Orchestra performing a cover of the BLACK SABBATH song "She's Gone", which originally appeared on the "Technical Ecstasy" album. The performance took place last June on a visit to the country by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Announce 2020 'Van Tour'

Congratulations: You're old! You've been going to see FOO FIGHTERS shows for 25 years now! What better way to celebrate than joining the band in commemorating its silver anniversary in some of the same cities where the first FF shows took place in 1995? Beginning April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, ...

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GEOFF TATE On QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Derivative' Early Releases: 'They're Not Albums That I Feel Really Connected To'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Finland's Kaaos TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current tour, in which he performs the QUEENSRŸCHE albums "Empire" and "Rage For Order" in their entireties: Geoff: "It's been great. It's wonderful ...

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Dream In Motion - KIRK WINDSTEIN

When Kirk Windstein strangles his guitar, the slow riffs sound as though they're literally being strummed beneath the surface of a murky Louisiana swamp, such is the magnitude of the slow and powerful delivery. The man, the myth, the legend is the mastermind behind NOLA sludge overlords CROWBAR, and it has been almost four years ...

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Ballistic, Sadistic - ANNIHILATOR

Let's face it, ANNIHILATOR is Jeff Waters. The mainman, founding member, guitarist and vocalist of the Western Canadian thrashers has had a revolving door of members, and he has trudged through trends as well as the trials and tribulations that any long-running band endures. The band's apex had arguably come at its onset a whopping ...

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