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DORO Joined By SAXON, KROKUS, LORDI, BLIND GUARDIAN, SODOM, Ex-ACCEPT, Ex-IRON MAIDEN Members At 30th-Anniversary Concerts (Video)

In honor of her 30th anniverary as a performing artist, German metal queen Doro Pesch celebrated with fans from all over the world with two separate-yet-unique shows on May 2 and May 3 at CCD Stadthalle in her hometown of Düsseldorf. She said: "We came up with something very special for our 30th stage anniversary, ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN Recruits Guitarist BILL HUDSON

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the Florida-based band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, has recruited Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, CELLADOR, POWER QUEST, NIGHTRAGE) as its new guitarist. Says JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer Christopher Kinder: "Bill is a world-class guitar player and truly a welcome addition to the JON OLIVA'S PAIN lineup." JON OLIVA'S PAIN's fourth ...

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GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Debut Album To Feature Guest Solos From JEFF LOOMIS, CHRIS CAFFERY

Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE, CONQUERING DYSTOPIA), Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Mattias "IA" Eklundh (FREAK KITCHEN), Rusty Cooley (OUTWORLD, DAY OF RECKONING) and Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will contribute guest guitar solos to the upcoming debut album from GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new progressive metal band formed by lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, HIMSA, WARREL ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: 'Diamond Blade' Video Released

"Diamond Blade", the new video from CIRCLE II CIRCLE, can be seen below. The clip is largely comprised of in-concert footage shot by CIRCLE II CIRCLE fans at shows during the band's 2013 tour of Europe, Brazil, and the USA. Comments CIRCLE II CIRCLE lead vocalist Zak Stevens: "We wanted to capture the everyday life ...

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EDGEDOWN Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Massacre Records has announced the signing of the German metal band EDGEDOWN. Influenced by IRON MAIDEN, DIO and SAVATAGE, EDGEDOWN will release its debut album, "Statues Fall", on April 25. EDGEDOWN previously recorded an untitled three-track demo in 2010. "Statues Fall" track listing: 01. Intro 02. Statues Fall 03. In A Dream 04. Rising 05. ...

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Video: JON OLIVA Brings 'Storytellers Tour' To St. Petersburg

More than thirty years after the start of his career with SAVATAGE, and successive projects/bands like TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, now-legendary songwriter and performer Jon Oliva brought his "Storytellers Tour" to State Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, December 14. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Oliva's recently ...

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JON OLIVA Interviewed On 'Noize In The Attic' (Audio)

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) was interviewed on a recent edition of the weekly two-hour classic hard rock and metal show "Noize In The Attic" (web site). You can now listen to the program using the widget below. (Note: The Oliva interview begins around the 29-minute mark.) Oliva's recently released ...

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Video: JON OLIVA Brings 'Storytellers Tour' To Akron

More than thirty years after the start of his career with SAVATAGE, and successive projects/bands like TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, now-legendary songwriter and performer Jon Oliva brought his "Storytellers Tour" to Ripper's Rock House in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, December 7. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Oliva's recently ...

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Video Premiere: BENEDICTUM's 'Scream'

"Scream", the new video from BENEDICTUM, can be seen below. The clip was was produced by JNP Productions and it "illustrates the power and passion that BENEDICTUM deliver," according to a press release. "Scream" is taken from BENEDICTUM's new album, "Obey", which is being released in Europe on November 29 and in North America on ...

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THEATER OF THE ABSURD To Release 'The Myth Of Sisyphus' In December

New York-based architects of progressive musical madness THEATER OF THE ABSURD have completed work on their new album, "The Myth Of Sisyphus", for a December 13 release via Graviton Music Services. The CD was mixed by legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, DEATH, SAVATAGE) at Morrisound Recording and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (CYNIC, FATES WARNING, ...

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BENEDICTUM To Release 'Obey' In November

BENEDICTUM's new album, "Obey", will be released on November 29 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Frontiers Records. With a sound that nods to the legends of metal such as early RAINBOW, the stylings of SAVATAGE, WARRIOR, ROUGH CUTT, and PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, along with shades of BLACK SABBATH; BENEDICTUM unleashes "Obey" that ...

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Icelandic Movie 'Metalhead' Premieres At Toronto International Film Festival

"Metalhead" (a.k.a. "Málmhaus"), the new movie from acclaimed Icelandic filmmaker Ragnar Bragason, best known for his films "Börn" ("Children") and "Foreldrar" ("Parents"), had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier in the month. This darkly comic drama about a grief-stricken young woman who adopts the persona — and decibel-blasting predilections ...

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JON OLIVA: 'The Time Was Right' To Make A Solo Album

Patrick Prince of Powerline magazine recently conducted an interview with Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JON OLIVA'S PAIN). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Powerline: Why wait all this time to do a solo album? Oliva: It's just that the time was right. After we lost Matt [LaPorte, JON OLIVA'S ...

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BANGALORE CHOIR/Ex-ACCEPT Singer To Release Second Solo Album

American singer David Reece, though brought up on a diet of Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette, has been sharing his bluesy rock voice with the world since the late 1980s. His most notable early releases were ACCEPT's 1989 album "Eat The Heat" and BANGALORE CHOIR's 1992 classic "On Target", closely followed by LPs with SIRCLE ...

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JON OLIVA Interviewed On MSRcast (Audio)

The latest installment of the MSRcast features an interview with JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva. You can now listen to the chat below. Having released albums with SAVATAGE first and JON OLIVA'S PAIN later, this first Oliva solo album was about to become different: "Raise The Curtain" combines Jon's early music influences ...

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SAVATAGE: 'Streets: A Rock Opera' Narrated Version Reissue Detailed

earMUSIC has announced the long-awaited final chapter of the successful SAVATAGE reissues series. Previously unreleased and originally only intended for the Broadway rendition, "Streets: A Rock Opera" — the groundbreaking album by SAVATAGE — is now available including its original narration parts. To complete this extraordinary release and to award the many fans who have ...

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