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RICHIE KOTZEN Completes Work On 'New Collection Of Songs'

Richie Kotzen has put the finishing touches on "a new collection of music songs." The guitarist/vocalist announced the project's completion in an Instagram post earlier today (Saturday, March 14). He added: "Not sure how or when it will be presented or what it will be called but after having recorded and released a 50 song ...

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Listen To New NIGHTWISH Song 'Ad Astra'

NIGHTWISH has announced its partnership with the international conservation charity organization called World Land Trust. World Land Trust is a charity that aims to protect the world's most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. WLT's patrons include Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham. For more information, watch the video below, featuring the track ...

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THUNDERSTICK Feat. Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer: 'Something Wicked This Way Came' Live Album Due This Month

British drummer Barry Graham Purkis, better known as Thunderstick, who played with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moved on to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), will release the first official live album from his eponymously named band on March 20 via Roulette Records. Purkis states: "I ...

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NIGHTWISH: Lyric Video For New Single 'Harvest'

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have released the official lyric video for "Harvest", the second single from their forthcoming ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." . Due on April 10 via Nuclear Blast, the long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one ...

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Dance With The Devil - BURNING WITCHES

It was obvious from BURNING WITCHES' 2017 debut album that the Swiss quintet were not in the business of mucking about. The traditional and power metal realms are absurdly overpopulated with bands that favor polish and slickness over rawness and aggression, but as they prove once again on "Dance With The Devil", this band rips ...

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DAVE GROHL On 'What Drives Us' Documentary: 'Every Band That You Have Ever Seen Has Probably Started Out In A Van'

On Tuesday, March 3, Dave Grohl of the FOO FIGHTERS spoke to DC101's "Elliot In The Morning" about his upcoming documentary, "What Drives Us". The film finds Grohl exploring the mindset that compels musicians to leave behind everything and spend several months touring the country in a tiny van. According to a press release, the ...

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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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The Ghost Of Orion - MY DYING BRIDE

Although their now impressive catalogue is largely immaculate, the biggest factor in MY DYING BRIDE's unassailable reputation has been their ruthlessly sustained mystique. Neither susceptible to the lure of the usual touring circuits nor to even the slenderest outside influence, the Brits' epic, avant-garde doom metal almost seems to exist out of time or recognizable ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says 'Human. :II: Nature.' Wasn't Originally Meant To Be A Double Album

Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release their ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" will be a double album containing nine tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2. Speaking to Germany's

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Neaera - NEAERA

Near legends in their German homeland but largely unknown outside of Europe, NEAERA have arguably suffered for being far too heavy and vicious for their own good. While plenty of other bands peddle a similar blend of pumped-up melo-death and gleaming metalcore hooks, the Münster crew have always sounded ten times more pissed off and ...

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III - DEMONS & WIZARDS

It was always a match made in heavy metal heaven, this eminently classy collaboration between BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch and ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer. The two albums the duo released in the early '00s ("Demons & Wizards" in 2000, and "Touched by the Crimson King" in 2005) delivered exactly what this joining of forces promised: ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'We All Agreed That We Would Like To Do A Third Record'

In a brand new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "The first record [2013's self-titled effort] ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: New Single 'Draining By Your Flame' Due In March

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, will release a new single, "Draining By Your Flame", on March 23. The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's upcoming second album, due in the ...

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DIRTY HONEY To Record New Music In The Spring

DIRTY HONEY, the hotly buzzed band that is giving the Millennials and Gen Z what they've been starved for — high-energy, sexy, gritty, and unapologetically-loud-AF rock'n'roll — will head to Byron Bay, Australia in early spring to record new music with producer Nick DiDia (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PEARL JAM) who produced the band's self-titled ...

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AMON AMARTH To Launch 'Berserker' Mobile Game

"Berserker", the new standalone mobile game from heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH in conjunction with Swedish video game developer/publisher Ride & Crash Games AB, is a mini adventure in the AMON AMARTH game series, which first came to life in 2017. Set on the shores of England, as Thor you must defeat four types of ...

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Power Through Terror - GREAT AMERICAN GHOST

These are heady, exciting times for metallic hardcore. Or at least that's how it appears from the perspective of a middle-aged metalhead. I could be wrong. But via the thunderous likes of KNOCKED LOOSE and KUBLAI KHAN, this subsection of a traditionally diverse but slightly confused genre seems to be clicking into a higher gear. ...

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