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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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DIO: Deluxe Newly Remastered Editions Of Four Albums From 1996-2004 To Be Made Available In February

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996-2004 studio albums: "Angry Machines" (1996), "Magica" (2000), "Killing The Dragon" (2002) and "Master Of The Moon" (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from ...

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Listen To New SODOM Song 'Out Of The Frontline Trench'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The "Out Of The Frontline Trench" title track can be streamed below. Frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such ...

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LORDI: Lyric Video For New Song 'Shake The Baby Silent'

The official lyric video for "Shake The Baby Silent", a new song from Finnish hard rock/heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Killection", which will be released on January 31, 2020 via AFM Records. Once more Mr. Lordi, the master of the masquerade, presents us ...

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Video Premiere: SEPULTURA's 'Isolation'

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will release their new album, "Quadra", on February 7, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "Isolation", can now be seen below. The song can best be described as a punishing, experimental thrash slap in the face. SEPULTURA debuted the song live at Rock In ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Hershey, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's November 6 concert at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Jim Powers"). SLAYER has just kicked off "The Final Campaign", the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah started at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, North Carolina, and ...

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Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate is offering his fans a chance to join him on a Pacific Northwest tour in January 2020. In a newly released two-minute video promoting the offer, Tate says: "It seems like I've been on the road for about 40 years straight. I spend more time on the road traveling than ...

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How SCORPIONS Ended Up Launching Their Own Whisky

A year ago, German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS teamed up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release a ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink. Matured in American ex-bourbon barrels as well as former Oloroso sherry casks, but with an additional finish in German sweet cherry wine casks, the Scorpions ...

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MASTODON Is 'About To Really Dig In On Some New Material'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are "about to really dig in on some new material," according to the band's drummer, Brann Dailor. Dailor offered an update on the writing process for the follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" while sharing several Instagram photos of the forest scenery in Asheville, North Carolina. He wrote in an accompanying ...

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