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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Launches New Project With Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist JANI LIIMATAINEN

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the launch of a new musical partnership between singer Anette Olzon and producer/songwriter/guitar player Jani Liimatainen for a new studio album, to be released in mid-to-late 2017. Anette is mostly known for being the immaculate voice on hit albums from NIGHTWISH such as "Dark Passion Play" and "Imaginareum". Jani has ...

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Watch 'Censored' Version Of LORDI's 'Hug You Hardcore' Video

The "censored" version of "Hug You Hardcore", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", due in Europe on September 16 and in the U.S. on September 30 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Scare Force ...

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Video Premiere: LORDI's 'Hug You Hardcore'

"Hug You Hardcore", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", due in Europe on September 16 and in the U.S. on September 30 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014's "Scare Force One" was produced by ...

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Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs At Finland's LANKAFEST

Video footage of former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner performing on July 9 at LankaFest in Puolanka, Finland can be seen below. Joe Lynn Turner recently slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with a new group musicians instead of reforming ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Says RAINBOW 'Might Do A Few More Shows,' Reveals Setlist Will Be '95% RAINBOW Songs'

Dutch radio station Radio Veronica has uploaded a brand new interview with legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what made him decide to play the recent RAINBOW comeback shows: Ritchie: "Besides ...

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RAINBOW Adds DEEP PURPLE's 'Burn' And 'Soldier Of Fortune' To Setlist At Birmingham Concert (Video)

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW played its third concert earlier tonight (Saturday, June 25) at the Gent Arena in Birmingham, England. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT). The ...

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Watch Quality Video Footage Of RAINBOW's Second Comeback Concert

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW played its second concert Saturday night (June 18) at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Festplatz am Viadukt in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert ...

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New RAINBOW Lineup Performs Live For First Time: Video Footage, Photos

The new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW made its live debut earlier tonight (Friday, June 17) at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Freilichtbühne in Loreley, Germany. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" ...

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Seminal Metal Label NOISE RECORDS To Be Relaunched By BMG

According to Billboard.com, BMG will relaunch the seminal metal label Noise Records. Noise was a German record label founded by well-known industry figure Karl Ulrich Walterbach. Walterbach had originally started Modern Music Records in Berlin, with a two-pronged approach of promoting German-speaking punk bands (SLIME, DAILY TERROR and TOXOPLASMA) and licensing American bands ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW: First Official Photo Of 2016 Lineup

The official 2016 promotional photo of the new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW can be seen on this page. Joining Ritchie in the group are LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT). Ritchie spoke to Dutch magazine ...

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Italy's TRICK OR TREAT Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of TRICK OR TREAT for the release of the band's new album, "Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2". TRICK OR TREAT is an Italian power metal band originally formed in 2002 as a tribute act to HELLOWEEN. They quickly became popular on the live circuit, started writing and performing their ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Under Attack' Album Artwork Unveiled

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release their new album, "Under Attack", on May 13 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has previously worked with ANNIHLATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS and TANKARD, among others. Comments DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier: "I had the vision of the ...

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Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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