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ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS: 'Beast Fist' Video Released

Santa Cruz metallers ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS will independently release their fifth full-length album, "Listen To The Color", this summer. The 15-song effort was recorded with Zach Ohren (ANIMOSITY, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, LIGHT THIS CITY) and features the return of original vocalist Remi Rodberg. Remi's vocals can be heard on early ARSONISTS ...

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Hard Attack/Dust - DUST

History is kind to some musicians and frustratingly obtuse to others. History can also be a late bloomer to certain artists if enough archaeologists of sound champion their mining. New York underground legends DUST have remained a subcultural phenomenon for many years, one reason being because the cover art for "Hard Attack" is comprised of ...

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Video: KISS Interviewed At 'Rock & Brews' Opening In Torrance

Tony Scott of the KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California conducted an interview with members of KISS yesterday (Wednesday, May 8) at the grand opening of Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons' new Rock & Brews restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Torrance, California. The gala opening was a benefit for Torrance ...

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KISS Members Perform At 'Rock & Brews' Opening In Torrance (Video)

KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer performed for nearly 20 minutes yesterday (Wednesday, May 8) at the grand opening of Stanley and Simmons' new Rock & Brews restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Torrance, California. The gala opening was a benefit for Torrance Education Foundation. Earlier in the day, Simmons and ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY To Release New Album This Summer

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY will release their new album in June/July via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will once again be produced by Luca Turilli and it will be recorded and mixed by Sebastian Röder at the Backyard Studios in Kempten, Germany. Says LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY guitarist Dominique Leurquin: "After the great success ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: 'Dawn Of Victory' Live Video Released

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release a new live album, "Live - From Chaos To Eternity", on May 3 in Europe and May 7 in the USA via AFM Records. It will be available as two-CD digipak and as limited three-vinyl set. The material (a mixture of old classics and newer tracks) was ...

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Earth Rocker - CLUTCH

Leave it to CLUTCH to goof on the totalitarian MCP from the original "Tron" as a spit upon the digital era through the artwork of their tenth album, "Earth Rocker". Old-school remonstration from old school rock dogs who refuse to answer to the directive, "End of line". The Maryland-bred sludge troupe has always seen things ...

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ANACRUSIS Mainman To Release Two Hours Of New Music

Vocalist/guitarist Kenn Nardi of reunited St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metallers ANACRUSIS has issued the following update: "I am planning to finish the new music and release it in some form, but I'm not sure of the details just yet. This will not be an acoustic project like CRUEL APRIL. It will be exactly the ...

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KISS' STANLEY, SIMMONS Interviewed On 'Access Hollywood' (Video)

KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley recently spoke to "Access Hollywood" about their restaurant chain Rock & Brews and their professional friendship, which has spanned four decades. Check out the chat below. Rock & Brews recently announced Stanley joined forces with Simmons in his Rock & Brews restaurant venture as the company prepares for ...

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Producer EDDIE KRAMER Discusses JIMI HENDRIX's Musical Legacy (Video)

A three-minute video report from "NBC Nighty News" in which music producer Eddie Kramer discusses legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix's music legacy and the process involved in co-producing Hendrix's "new" album, "People, Hell And Angels", can be seen below. "People, Hell And Angels", an essential new album premiering twelve previously unreleased studio recordings completed by Jimi ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Announces Collaboration With Symphonic Orchestra And Choir

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY have announced a special long-term collaboration with the amazing Czech conductor Petr Pololanik and his Capellen Orchestra & Choir. Nominated for Hollywood Music In Media award in 2011, Petr and his orchestra worked for acclaimed music composers (Thomas Bergersen, Trevor Morris, Jo Blankenburg, Henry Lai), leading trailer music companies ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Mainman Interviewed In Hamburg (Video)

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with guitarist Luca Turilli of Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY on December 6 at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY guitarist Dominique Leurquin recently underwent surgery after he injured his hand while working at home with a circular saw. The other members ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Signs With AFM RECORDS

Italian symphonic power metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE have inked a worldwide deal with AFM Records. The band's signature sound, consisting of power metal, soundtrack-like elements and classical influences, gave a new meaning to the word "epic" since the release of "Legendary Tales" in 1997. Commented RHAPSODY OF FIRE: "After playing the 'From Chaos To Eternity' ...

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DREAM THEATER, SYMPHONY X Members To Guest On new LALU Album

DREAM THEATER's Jordan Rudess has contributed keyboard parts and co-written a piece for the new album from LALU, the heavy/progressive project led by French composer Vivien Lalu. Entitled "Atomic Ark", the long-awaited follow-up to 2005's "Oniric Metal" will feature cover artwork by Travis Smith of Seempieces (OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, NEVERMORE, ICED EARTH, DEATH, AMORPHIS) and ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Announces Keyboardist For Upcoming Tour

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY have recruited Mikko Härkin (SONATA ARCTICA, SYMFONIA) to play keyboards on the band's upcoming "Ascending To Infinity Cinematic World Tour 2012". Commented LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY guitarist/mainman Luca Turilli: "It is surely a great honor to have Mikko playing with us, in November and December, on the stages of all ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Announces Support Acts For European Tour

Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY have announced the special guests of the European leg of their "Ascending To Infinity Cinematic World Tour 2012": FREEDOM CALL and ORDEN OGAN from Germany and VEXILLUM from Italy. "We worked with the tour agency Rock The Nation to offer to the people a great package with four amazing ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY Completes New Choir Recordings For 'Cinematic World Tour'

After a summer devoted to work, work and more work, Italian "cinematic" metallers LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY have announced that all is proceeding perfectly with the production of their "Ascending To Infinity Cinematic World Tour". The band's guitarist/mainman Luca Turilli and singer Alessandro Conti just came back from the Backyard Studios in Kempten, Germany where they ...

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