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Ex-AFTER FOREVER Singer FLOOR JANSEN Returns To Live Stage In Brazil; Video, Photos Available

Dutch singer extraordinaire Floor Jansen, formerly with AFTER FOREVER and currently fronting her own band REVAMP, returned to the stage this past Saturday night (November 26) at Carioca Club in So Paulo, Brazil as a special guest of MAYAN, the band featuring EPICA/ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst. ...

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W.A.S.P. To Embark On '30 Years Of Thunder' Tour In 2012

29 years ago today on September 21, 1982 W.A.S.P. played its first show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. On September 21, 2012, W.A.S.P. will embark on the "30 Years Of Thunder" anniversary tour starting in the United Kingdom and continuing worldwide!! This world tour will be the biggest spectacle W.A.S.P. has ever created. The ...

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WHERE ANGELS SUFFER Parts Ways With RANDY PIPER, Recruits Ex-LIZZY BORDEN Axeman

WHERE ANGELS SUFFER (W.A.S.) has parted ways with guitarist Randy Piper (ANIMAL, W.A.S.P.) and has replaced him with Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, HEATHEN). WHERE ANGELS SUFFER's current is rounded out by Chris Holmes (guitar; ex-W.A.S.P.), Steve Unger (bass; ex-METAL CHURCH), Rich Lewis (vocals; ANIMAL) and Stet Howland (drums; ex-W.A.S.P.). Video footage of the ...

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THE SWORD: 'Night City' Video Released

"Night City", the new video from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be viewed below. The clip is the third and final part of a video trilogy helmed by former THE SWORD collaborators Artificial Army. The first and second chapters of the saga were for "Tres Brujas" and "Lawless Lands". "Night City" comes off ...

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WATAIN: Quality Zaandam Footage Available

Quality video footage of WATAIN's March 13, 2011 performance at de Kade in Zaandam, The Netherlands can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow"). WATAIN was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 17, 2011 in Stockholm. "Reaping Death", the latest CD single from WATAIN, which ...

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WATAIN: Liverpool Footage Available

Video footage of Swedish black metallers WATAIN performing the song "Malfeitor" on March 9, 2011 at The Masque in Liverpool, England can be viewed below. WATAIN was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 17, 2011 in Stockholm. "Reaping Death", the latest CD single from ...

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KILLER DWARFS Singer Prepares To Hit The Road

In a surprise and brilliant turn of events, Russ Dwarf has decided to break out the library and tour wit his new band THE RUSS DWARF BAND. Known for his inexplicable, incomparable and slightly insane stage antics as lead sing of the '80s metal band KILLER DWARFS, this is an event that needs to be ...

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Unauthorized W.A.S.P. Biography In The Works

U.K.-based writer Darren Upton (pictured below) is working on the unauthorized and unofficial biography of W.A.S.P. titled "Sting In The Tale", featuring new interviews with Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar) and Stet Howland (drums). Commented Upton: "I've been a W.A.S.P. fan for 23 years now. Everything about Blackie [Lawless] and his band attracted me, ...

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WATAIN Mainman On GRAMMMIS Award: 'The Devil Won Again!'

Swedish black metallers WATAIN were honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held this past Monday night (January 17) in Stockholm. Commented WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson: "I always pictured the criteria for entering the [Grammis] awards to be those of mainstream music in general; conformity, insipidity and commercial ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Vocalist To Take Part In Gothenburg Film Festival Seminar

On Monday, January 31, vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY will take a break between our touring comittments in Miami/Mexico and India and visit the ongoing Göteborg International Film Festival for a seminar talk with movie critic and ex-ENTOMBED vocalist Orvar Säfström. Stanne comments (in Swedish): "För alla Göteborgare och/eller filmintresserade ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY, WATAIN Among MANIFEST Award Nominees

DARK TRANQUILLITY and WATAIN are among the nominees for a Manifest award in the "Hard Rock/Metal" category. Also up for the "Hard Rock/Metal" honor are GHOST and KHOMA. The Manifest Awards are held by SOM (Svenska Oberoende Musikproducenter) (Swedish Independent Musicproducers), an organization that consists of over 100 record labels. This year's awards ceremony will ...

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BENEDICTUM: New Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has set a February 18 European release date (March 8 in North America) for BENEDICTUM's third full-length album, entitled "Dominion". Formed in 2005 and quickly noticed by DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, BENEDICTUM's debut album, "Uncreation", was released to great reviews. The collaboration between producer Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, DIO, FOREIGNER) and the musical works ...

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WATAIN Live In Chile: Video Available

Chilean webzine Grinder Magazine has uploaded video footage of WATAIN's December 8, 2010 concert at Teatro Novedades in Santiago, Chile. The site says, "In the clip below you can watch the band performing the song 'Reaping Death', from WATAIN's latest album called 'Lawless Darkness'. This was the last song that [WATAIN frontman] Erik ...

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THE SWORD: Performance Footage With New Drummer

Fan-filmed video footage of Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD performing on November 27, 2010 at Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana can be viewed below. After an amicable split with drummer Trivett Wingo forced THE SWORD to cancel a number of U.S. tour dates, the band recently found someone to fill in for behind-the-kit ...

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THE SWORD: 'Lawless Lands' Video Released

"Lawless Lands", the new video from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be viewed below. The clip is the second of a trio of conceptually linked videos ("Tres Brujas", "Lawless Lands" and "Night City") that tie in themes of the band's third full-length album, "Warp Riders", which sold around 8,900 copies in the United ...

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