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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC To Release Fifth Album 'The Absolute Universe' In February

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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Original LYNCH MOB Bassist ANTHONY ESPOSITO Says 'Reimagined' Version Of 'Wicked Sensation' Is A 'Joke'

Original LYNCH MOB bassist Anthony Esposito has slammed the recently released "reimagined" version of the band's debut album as "a joke." Issued in late August via Rat Pak Records, "Wicked Sensation Reimagined" is a reworked and re-recorded version of the original LP, featuring a more soulful, funkified take on LYNCH MOB's bluesy hard rock songs. ...

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TED NUGENT Reacts To JOE BIDEN's Victory Over DONALD TRUMP: 'The Devils Are About To Take Control Of America'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has reacted to the news that Joe Biden has become the new president of the United States, saying "the devils are about to take control of America." Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, surpassing the 270 needed to win the White House and defeat President ...

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JOE BIDEN Wins Presidency; Rockers React

Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS), Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) are among the rockers who have reacted to the news that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, surpassing the ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Reflects On Father EDDIE VAN HALEN's Death One Month Later: 'It's Really Hard Being Here Without You'

Wolfgang Van Halen has posted a heartfelt and emotional message addressed to his father, Eddie Van Halen, exactly a month after the legendary guitarist's death. Earlier today, Wolfgang shared a personal black-and-white snapshot of him smiling at the camera with his father, and he included the following note: "1 month. "Not a second goes by ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Trailer For 'Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition - Remastered)'

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of RAMMSTEIN's debut album, "Herzeleid", Vertigo/UMe will release limited, remastered editions of the groundbreaking LP on December 4, 2020. "Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition - Remastered)" will feature the album's original track listing on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase, and, for the first time ...

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AC/DC's PHIL RUDD: How I Ended Up Returning To The Band

During an appearance on a recent episode of Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd confirmed that the seed for his return to the band was planted at the funeral of AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017. Rudd, singer Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams all attended the ceremony. At ...

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ASPHYX Releases Music Video For New Song 'Botox Implosion'

Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX will release its 10th studio album, "Necroceros", on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records. The LP was recorded at Tom Meier's Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens's The Mörserstudio, and mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann at Greenman Studios. It once again features front cover artwork by ...

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VOIVOD Releases Video For 'Iconspiracy' From 'Lost Machine - Live'

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD return with a much-overdue new live release. Titled "Lost Machine - Live", the album was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band's latest studio album, "The Wake", and will be released on November 27 worldwide via Century Media Records. The video for the second ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY's CHRIS ROBERTSON: 'Without EDDIE VAN HALEN, I Would Never Have Become A Lead Guitar Player'

BLACK STONE CHERRY's Chris Robertson has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying that the legendary VAN HALEN axeman "rewrote the guitar handbook" with his signature instrumental "Eruption". Robertson discussed his appreciation for the groundbreaking musician in a brand new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind. He said: "I ...

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GLENN HUGHES Pays Tribute To KEN HENSLEY: He Was 'An Incredible Songwriter, Guitarist And Keyboard Player'

Glenn Hughes has paid tribute to Ken Hensley, former URIAH HEEP vocalist songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who died peacefully on November 4 following a very short illness. He was 75 years old. Earlier today, the legendary ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist took to his social media to write: "So deeply saddened to hear that my long time friend ...

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ALBERT BOUCHARD Releases Music Video For 'Blue Oyster Cult' From 'Re Imaginos' Album

Albert Bouchard, who is best known as a founding member of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, will release "Re Imaginos" on November 6 through he and his brother's (Joe Bouchard) new imprint label, RockHeart Records/Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). The album is Albert's reimagining of the 1988 BLUE ÖYSTER CULT LP "Imaginos", which was originally intended as ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Why I Voted For DONALD TRUMP

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has defended his support of Donald Trump, saying that the real estate mogul "has done a lot of good things for America." Despite the fact that he is twice divorced and has faced over two dozen accusations of sexual misconduct, Trump has continued to be white Christians' preferred ...

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