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TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, NIGHTWISH Members Perform At Israel's TITANS OF METAL Despite BDS Boycott

More than 20 international metal and hard rock artists performed at Israel's first-ever edition of Titans Of Metal festival, which took place on December 17 at Tel Aviv's Theatron Club. The show was held despite the activities of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, spearheaded by ex-PINK FLOYD member Roger Waters, which calls ...

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PARADISE LOST: 'Victim Of The Past' Performance Clip From 'Symphony For The Lost' DVD

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will round off a highly successful year with another very special release that will excite the band's global fanbase. "Symphony For The Lost" is a live album/DVD which captures PARADISE LOST's September 2014 performance at the epic Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, featuring the Orchestra of ...

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PARADISE LOST: Trailer For 'Symphony For The Lost' DVD

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will round off a highly successful year with another very special release that will excite the band's global fanbase. "Symphony For The Lost" is a live album/DVD which captures PARADISE LOST's September 2014 performance at the epic Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, featuring the Orchestra of ...

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TARJA: First Glimpse Of 'Luna Park Ride' Bonus Material

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's "Luna Park Ride" live performance will be made available for the first time as an audio CD and standalone video — including over 70 minutes of bonus material. Below you can check out the first glimpse of the bonus material. "Never Enough", performed at Summer Breeze festival in 2014 in ...

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Finnish Heavy Metal Goes To University

As heavy metal music and the subculture related to it is particularly strong in Finland, and Finnish heavy metal is recognized worldwide as a key manifestation of this musical style, it is only natural that Finland's leading university, the University Of Helsinki, offers this summer a three-week academic course about the history of heavy metal ...

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful - NIGHTWISH

As we've officially entered the Floor Jansen era of NIGHTWISH, the hangover from the Anette Olzon controversy has been, for all intents and purposes, chased away. Olzon's moved on with her solo album from last year, "Shine", while NIGHTWISH themselves look to outdo their widely embraced "Imaginaerum" from 2011. This includes the addition of not ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps Bassist KEVIN CHOWN For Upcoming Tour

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has announced the addition of bassist Kevin Chown to his solo band. Bach says: "Joining 'Give 'Em Hell' guitar player/songwriter Devin Bronson, along with my long-standing drummer Bobby Jarzombek, the addition of Kevin on bass is an exciting musical turn for the band. "Known for his bass work with ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's 'Luna Park Ride': Trailer Available

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's "Luna Park Ride" live performance will be made available for the first time as an audio CD and standalone video — including over 70 minutes of bonus material. A trailer for the effort is available below. Imagine an enchanted audience in front of an enormous stage in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...

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PARADISE LOST: 'The Plague Within' Cover Artwork Unveiled

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will release their 14th studio album, "The Plague Within", on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The CD was recorded at Orgone Studios (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH) in London with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano. The cover for "The Plague Within" was created by Polish artist, ...

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TARJA TURUNEN's 'Luna Park Ride' Due In May

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen's "Luna Park Ride" live performance will be made available for the first time as an audio CD and standalone video — including over 70 minutes of bonus material. Imagine an enchanted audience in front of an enormous stage in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thousands of fans screaming just for her: the ...

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PARADISE LOST To Release 'The Plague Within' Album In June

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will release their 14th studio album, "The Plague Within", on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The CD was recorded at Orgone Studios (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH) in London with producer Jaimie Gomez Arellano. Commented PARADISE LOST singer Nick Holmes: "We wanted to approach the ...

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PARADISE LOST: New Album Title Revealed

According to Decibel magazine, British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have set "The Plague Within" as the title of their 14th studio album, tentatively due in April 2015 via Century Media. The CD is being recorded at Orgone Studios (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH) in London with producer Jaimie Gomez Arellano. Commented PARADISE LOST singer ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Splits With Record Label Less Than Nine Months After Solo Album Release

Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has "decided to part ways" with earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. Anette's debut solo album, "Shine", was released in March and received mostly positive reviews, despite its lack of metal overtones and its reliance on pop hooks and grandiose arrangements. Asked during ...

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TERRANA: Debut Album Audio Samples

Audio samples of the debut album from TERRANA, the new three-piece power rock trio led by renowned drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AXEL RUDI PELL, MASTERPLAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE), can be streamed below. Due on November 29, the CD was recorded at Nadir Music Studios in Genoa, Italy with producer Tommy Talamanca (SADIST mastermind). ...

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PARADISE LOST To Embrace Band's 'Very Early Days' With Death Metal-Tinged New Album

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST are preparing to enter Orgone Studios (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH) in London with Jaimie Gomez Arellano to begin recording their 14th studio album for a tentative April 2015 release via Century Media. Comments PARADISE LOST singer Nick Holmes: "We wanted to approach the new album differently this time, ...

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ANGRA Recording New Album With Producer JENS BOGREN

Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA have entered Fascination Street Studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (KREATOR, PARADISE LOST, OPETH) to begin recording their new album for a tentative late 2014/early 2015 release. The follow-up to 2010's "Aqua" will mark the band's first release with new members, acclaimed Italian vocalist Fabio Lione (VISION DIVINE, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, ...

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