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FULLFORCE: 'Next Level' Details Revealed

Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE will release its second album, "Next Level", in North America on November 27 via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover artwork was once again be created by Rainer Kalwitz, who previously worked with PRAYING MANTIS and METAL CHURCH, among others. "Next Level" was mixed and mastered at Roastinghouse Studios in Malmö, Sweden by ...

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FULLFORCE Completes Work On New Album

Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE has finished recording its second album. The new CD is entitled "Next Level" and will be released later this fall via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover artwork was once again be created by Rainer Kalwitz, who previously worked with PRAYING MANTIS and METAL CHURCH, among others. "Next Level" was mixed and mastered ...

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Guitarist CHRIS POLAND On MEGADETH: 'We Were Like Brothers, And We Fought Like Brothers'

Brian Gold, a DJ at XtremeMetalRadio.Net, recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. XtremeMetalRadio.Net: The timing that Gar [Samuelson, drums] brought to MEGADETH along with his style of drumming was special. They talked about it on VH1's MEGADETH "Behind The Music" special. ...

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FULLFORCE To Release 'Next Level' In October

Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE is currently recording its second album. The new CD will be entitled "Next Level" and will be released in October via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover artwork will once again be created by Rainer Kalwitz, who previously worked with PRAYING MANTIS and METAL CHURCH, among others. "Next Level" will be mixed and ...

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DOOGIE WHITE Remembers JON LORD

Renowned Scottish singer Doogie White (pictured below), who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE, PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, has released the following statement regarding the passing of former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord: "Dear Jon, thank you. Thank you for being the very best, the most honourable, the most ...

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KORPIKLAANI: 'Rauta' Video Released

"Rauta" (English-language title: "The Steel"), the brand new Markku Kirves-directed video from Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's eighth studio album, "Manala", which will be released on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund and can ...

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KORPIKLAANI: Official 'Kunnia' Lyric Video Available

The official lyric video for "Kunnia" (English-language title: "Honor"), a brand new song from Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's eighth studio album, "Manala", which will be released on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund ...

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KORPIKLAANI: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI will release their eighth studio album, "Manala", on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund and can be seen below. Commented KORPIKLAANI vocalist Jonne Järvelä: "On the album cover, our band mascot Vaari represents Väinämöinen, who is one of the ...

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KORPIKLAANI To Release 'Manala' In August

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI will release their eighth studio album, "Manala", on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented KORPIKLAANI vocalist/guitarist Jonne Järvelä: "'Manala' is the realm of the dead — the underworld in Finnish mythology. Tuonela, Tuoni, Manala and Mana are used synonymously. This place is best known for its appearance in ...

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KORPIKLAANI: New Song Available For Free Download

"Metsälle", a new song from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track can also be downloaded for free at NuclearBlast.de (e-mail sign-up required). "Metsälle" was originally recorded late last year when the band was competing to represent Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The ...

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STAMPEDE Unveils New Lineup

British melodic hard rockers STAMPEDE are going back to a four-piece format for their headlining appearance at Hard Rock Big Noise Transmission — a charity event in Wolverhampton on March 30. The band's lineup henceforth will consist of original songwriting duo of Reuben Archer (vocals) and Laurence Archer (guitar) alongside fellow original member Colin Bond ...

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Singer DOOGIE WHITE Featured In KRUK Video

"In Reverie", the new video from Poland's KRUK, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second studio album, "It Will Not Come Back", which came out in 2011. The CD features a guest appearance by enowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ...

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MELECHESH Appears In Comic

French comic artist Fabrice Gagos has integrated a tribute to MELECHESH members Ashmedi and Moloch into his weekly updated web comic through inscribing one of the main characters named Sayid to the two. The artist states, "'Ghouls Of Nineveh' is an ongoing web-comic featuring a pack of super-cool metalheads fighting bloodthirsty Mesopotamian zombies for their ...

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DOOGIE WHITE: Another New Solo Track Available For Streaming

"Dreams Lie Down And Die", a brand new song from renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off Doogie's solo album, "As Yet Untitled", which is scheduled for ...

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DOOGIE WHITE: New Solo Track Available For Streaming

"Time Machine", a brand new song from renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off Doogie's solo album, "As Yet Untitled", which is scheduled for release on October ...

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The Devil's Fractal - AVICHI

Andrew Markuszewski (NACHTMYSTIUM, LORD MANTIS) was really onto something big with 2007 AVICHI release "The Divine Tragedy". Atmospheric, yet muscular, and progressively mind, the black metal he created captivated on levels both musical and lyrical without abandoning the fundamentals that make the style coarse and threatening. Four years later, the man has fully realized his ...

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STONE SOUR Drummer's First Child Due In September

On July 29, Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. During the interview, Corey revealed that STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga and his wife Cazzie are expecting their first child in September. ...

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CINDERELLA: New Audio Interview, Concert Footage Available

The June edition of the "Classic Rock And Metal" podcast is available for streaming using the audio player below. This month, Tom Keifer from '80s superstars CINDERELLA talks about the band's upcoming tour dates and his huge relief now that the vocal problems which have plagued him for nearly 20 years are behind him. As ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Announces New Bassist

Chicago black metal assassins NACHTMYSTIUM have announced the addition of bassist Reid Raley (RWAKE, DEADBIRD) to the group's ranks. Commented founding guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd: "NACHTMYSTIUM, for the first time in the band's history as a full-time touring band, has a solid live lineup that matches the studio lineup. We intend to move forward and keep ...

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