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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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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Into The Legend' Album

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. Audio snippets of all the tracks that appear on "Into The Legend" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: New Song 'Distant Sky' Available For Streaming

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. The song "Distant Sky" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven months spent in four different studios, ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Shining Star'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song "Shining Star" can be seen below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE On Playing Hard Rock Again: 'If It Works, We'll Do More Dates'

Legendary hard rock guitar pioneer Ritchie Blackmore (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) and his wife and partner in BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, Candice Night, were interviewed for the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between ...

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SONATA ARCTICA To Release Christmas Single

Finnish melodic metal heroes SONATA ARCTICA will release a very special Christmas gift for their fan base: a new single called "Christmas Spirits". This year the handing out of presents will happen six days early as the single will be released on December 18 via Nuclear Blast. It will be made available via digital download ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW: First Photo Of New Lineup

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore will perform RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE material at what will probably be four shows next year in Europe. The U.K. concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The performance will be Blackmore's first U.K. rock show in over 20 years. The two concerts in ...

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Video Premiere: RHAPSODY OF FIRE's 'Into The Legend'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official video for the "Into The Legend" title track can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Video Est in Trieste, Italy with director Randy M. Salo. Comments RHAPSODY OF ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Reveals Touring Lineup For Rock Shows

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore will perform RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE material at what will probably be four shows next year in Europe. The U.K. concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The performance will be Blackmore's first U.K. rock show in over 20 years. As previously reported, the ...

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Eternal - STRATOVARIUS

Finnish power metal favorites STRATOVARIUS soldier on following the colossal boxed reissue of their "Elements" coupling last year, now offering their fifteenth recording, "Eternal". If you're a fan of this band, you know what you're getting, and STRATOVARIUS skimps on nothing. Much of it is fast paced, the instrumentation contains its customary flash, and each ...

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