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ROYAL HUNT Completes Writing New Album

Danish/American hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have completed the songwriting/pre-production process for their thirteenth studio album, to be released later this year. Recordings will start shortly at NorthPoint Productions, with keyboardist André Andersen producing. ROYAL HUNT has launched a pre-order campaign for the new CD at Pledge Music. For the first time, the band ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Collaborating With MARZI MONTAZERI On Music For 'Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre' Film

Singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Marzi Montazeri (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) are writing and recording music for the fictional band WITCHES' LIPS portrayed in the movie "Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre". They have four original songs done so far and it's described as "some of the heaviest, most ...

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RUSH Honored With 2015 'Allan Waters Humanitarian Award' At Canada's JUNO AWARDS

On Saturday, March 14, Canadian rock legends RUSH received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 44th annual Juno Awards in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The honor is given to "outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada," according to the Juno Awards web site. RUSH's longtime manager Ray Danniels, founder ...

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RUSH To Be Honored With 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced RUSHGeddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart — as the recipient of the 2015 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Bell Media. The JUNO Award-winning and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame trio exemplifies the spirit of the award through their music ...

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PRETTY MAIDS' KEN HAMMER Talks To Metalholic.com (Audio)

On April 26, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with guitarist Ken Hammer Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. "Louder Than Ever" — a collection of new songs and re-recorded tracks from PRETTY MAIDS' past albums — was released on March 21 ...

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Original EXCITER Lineup Reunites

Guitarist John Ricci of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Great news to all EXCITER fans worldwide: myself and original [EXCITER] members Dan Beehler [drums, vocals] and Allan Johnson [bass] have officially reunited! We intend [on] performing our bone-crushing, neck-snapping speed metal in as many countries that will have ...

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PRETTY MAIDS: 'My Soul To Take' Video Released

"My Soul To Take", the new video from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS, can be seen below. The song comes off "Louder Than Ever" — a collection of new songs and re-recorded tracks from PRETTY MAIDS' past albums — which will be released on March 21 in Europe and March 25 in North America. ...

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PRETTY MAIDS: 'Nuclear Boomerang' Video Releaseed

Frontiers Records will release PRETTY MAIDS' "Louder Than Ever" — a collection of new songs and re-recorded tracks from past albums — on March 21 in Europe and March 25 in North America. After celebrating thier 30th anniversary as a band and the release of their latest monumental album, "Motherland", the Danish melodic hard rockers ...

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SOIL: 'Loaded Gun' Video Released

"Loaded Gun", the new Joshua Allan Vargas-directed video from Chicago heavy rockers SOIL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Whole", which was released on August 20, 2013 via Pavement Entertainment. It's the band's first 100% independent release. "Whole" is the first SOIL album with original frontman Ryan ...

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PRETTY MAIDS To Release 'Louder Than Ever' In March

Frontiers Records will release PRETTY MAIDS' "Louder Than Ever" — a collection of new songs and re-recorded tracks from past albums — on March 21 in Europe and March 25 in North America. After celebrating thier 30th anniversary as a band and the release of their latest monumental album, "Motherland", the Danish melodic hard rockers ...

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KIKO LOUREIRO: 'Gray Stone Gateway' Performance Clip From 'The White Balance' DVD

Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro's (ANGRA) June 14, 2013 concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was professionally filmed and recorded for DVD release. The event featured three different musical styles and chapters in his solo career — metal, progressive and Brazilian fusion music. The shows also featured special guest performers, including Virgil Donati (PLANET X, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH) ...

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ROYAL HUNT: 'A Life To Die For' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the title track of "A Life To Die For", the twelfth studio album from Danish/American hard rockers ROYAL HUNT, can be seen below. Due on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Frontiers, the CD is described in a press release as "a concept album not ...

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The Sovereign - FEROCITY

It's been a handful of years since Denmark's FEROCITY released "Cocoon of Denial", and if you're familiar with that album, you'll find things have grossly changed in this camp. It's not just the addition of new drummer Nikolaj Kjaergaard. Sure to get votes of approval from fans of the more brutal side of death metal, ...

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MALICE IN WONDERLAND Signs With CRANK MUSIC GROUP

Norwegian hard rockers MALICE IN WONDERLAND have inked a deal with Crank Music Group. The band's long-awaited sophomore album, "The Royal Brigade", will be released on December 10. The CD was mixed by John Fryer (DEPECHE MODE, NINE INCH NAILS). "We are thrilled about this new record and eager to get it out there," said ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Third Video Clip From The Studio

Danish/American hard rockers ROYAL HUNT will release their twelfth studio album, "A Life To Die For", on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Frontiers. The CD is described in a press release as "a concept album not in the lyrical sense but musically, which sees the band expand their musical ...

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ROYAL HUNT: More New Album Details Revealed

Danish/American hard rockers ROYAL HUNT will release their twelfth studio album, "A Life To Die For", on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Frontiers. The CD is described in a press release as "a concept album not in the lyrical sense but musically, which sees the band expand their musical ...

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