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BEYOND THE BLACK To Release 'Hørizøns' Album In June

German symphonic metallers BEYOND THE BLACK have released "Misery", the first single from their upcoming album "Hørizøns", to be released via Napalm Records on June 19. The explosive quintet manages to perform a tightrope act between scene solidarity and the constant motivation to conquer new musical horizons: With their newest offering, BEYOND THE BLACK prepares ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Defends SONS OF APOLLO's Decision To Postpone Remainder Of European Tour: 'The Fear Is Absolutely Real'

Mike Portnoy has defended SONS OF APOLLO's decision to postpone the remaining dates on their current European tour due to mounting concerns of the coronavirus. The band, which features former DREAM THEATER members Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Cancels SXSW Appearance

Following recent cancelations by major corporations, artists, record companies and studios because of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, Ozzy Osbourne has likewise decided to cancel his appearance at South By Southwest (SXSW). Organizers of SXSW have said that for now the annual music, technology and entertainment festival in Austin, Texas will go on as ...

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ENTER SHIKARI Releases Music Video For 'The Dreamer's Hotel'

British rockers ENTER SHIKARI will release their sixth album, "Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible", on April 17. The official music video for the disc's first single, "The Dreamer's Hotel", can be seen below. The clip was shot in Paris in February and directed by visual artist Polygon (TAME IMPALA, BRING ME THE HORIZON), ...

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HALESTORM Is Working On 'Fresh And Weird' New Music

HALESTORM appears to have resumed the songwriting process for its next album. On Wednesday night (March 4), guitarist Joe Hottinger shared a photo of frontwoman Lzzy Hale playing guitar and included the following caption: "The writing rocket has finally lifted off. The music is feeling fresh and weird. I love it. I can't wait for ...

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TRIVIUM Postpones Dates In Japan, Singapore, Thailand And Indonesia

TRIVIUM has postponed its previously announced dates in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia amid the spread of coronavirus. Earlier tonight, the band released the following statement via social media: "Due to circumstances outside of our control we have been forced to postpone all of our tour dates in march in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. ...

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WHITESNAKE Postpones Japanese Tour Due To Ongoing Threat Of Coronavirus

WHITESNAKE has postponed its previously announced Japanese tour "due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus." Earlier tonight, the band released the following statement via social media: "We regret to announce that WHITESNAKE's Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. "Currently, we ...

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GENESIS To Reunite For First Tour In 13 Years

Legendary British rock band GENESIS will reunite this fall for a U.K. tour. Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford will play eight shows between November 23 and December 11. The concerts will take place in Liverpool, Newcastle, London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester, England, and Glasgow, Scotland. "I think it's a natural moment," Rutherford said ...

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KANSAS To Release 'The Absence Of Presence' Album In June

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The LP follows 2016's "The Prelude Implicit", which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. "The Absence Of Presence" features nine all-new tracks written by KANSAS, produced by Zak Rizvi, and ...

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COLD Announces Spring 2020 'A Different Kind Of Tour'

Alt-rock trailblazers COLD have announced that they will hit the road on "A Different Kind Of Tour" this spring, presenting themselves in an all-new, intimate element that recent followers and longtime fans alike cannot miss. Each show will feature a very special full-length stripped-down set of new songs and fan favorites — from "Stupid Girl" ...

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HATEBREED Announces May 2020 'Monsters Of Mosh' U.S. Tour

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED have announced a new slate of U.S. headline tour dates for 2020. They will hit the road with AFTER THE BURIAL, HAVOK and CREEPING DEATH in May. Tickets for the "Monsters Of Mosh" trek go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. local time. HATEBREED will also embark on a ...

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IGGY POP Releases Music Video For 'We Are The People'

Iggy Pop has unveiled a striking and spare new video for "We Are The People" from his critically lauded album "Free" (Loma Vista Recordings). In the wake of last week's live rendition of the song by Iggy accompanied by Laurie Anderson at Carnegie Hall, the "We Are The People" clip imbues Iggy's interpretation of a ...

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NITA STRAUSS: Second Solo Album Is 'Very Well On The Way'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has confirmed that her second solo album is "very well on the way." Strauss's upcoming disc, which is tentatively due in late 2020, will be the follow-up to her first solo album, "Controlled Chaos", released in 2018 via Sumerian Records. Nita offered an ...

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