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CREMATORY: 'Haus Mit Garten' Video Released

"Haus Mit Garten", the new video from the German gothic metal act CREMATORY, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Dirk Weiler of Brand-X-Films. The song is taken from the band's thirteenth studio album, "Monument", which was released on April 15 via Steamhammer/SPV. "Monument" track listing: 01. Misunderstood 02. Haus Mit ...

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Sword Songs - GRAND MAGUS

Anyone who has idled time lounging in their rooms with power metal and barbarian pulp novels cracked open will consider it time hanging with GRAND MAGUS well spent. Particularly if you're underage, the appeal of it all is amped by sneaking beers behind your folks' backs with the sound of whumping fantasy metal yarns covering ...

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Video: RATT's JUAN CROUCIER Performs At Whisky A Go Go

Video footage of Juan Croucier (RATT) and his new band performing the classic RATT song "Nobody Rides For Free" on April 29 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below (clip filmed by Jake Perry). A U.S. District Court recently denied RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer's latest application for a ...

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THE CROWN Releases 'Iblis Bane' Video

"Iblis Bane", the new video from reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Death Is Not Dead", which was released in January 2015. The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations. Said the band: "'Death Is Not Dead' is ...

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Video Premiere: CREMATORY's 'Ravens Calling'

"Ravens Calling", the new video from the German gothic metal act CREMATORY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's thirteenth studio album, "Monument", which is being released today (Friday, April 15) via Steamhammer/SPV. "Monument" track listing: 01. Misunderstood 02. Haus Mit Garten 03. Die So Soon 04. Ravens Calling 05. Eiskalt ...

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RATT's BOBBY BLOTZER Vs. JUAN CROUCIER: Judge Denies Request For Temporary Restraining Order

U.S. District Court Judge Dean R. Pregerson has denied RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer's latest application for a temporary restraining order against the band's original bassist, Juan Croucier, explaining that he isn't convinced either party owns the group's trademark. Blotzer and RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini are the only remaining shareholders in WBS, Inc., the company which ...

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KISS's GENE SIMMONS: Having THAYER And SINGER Wear 'Spaceman' And 'Catman' Makeup Was 'Right Decision'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has once again defended the band's decision to have current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss's and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas, explaining that every musician is replaceable. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Simmons said: "The saddest thing of all is here ...

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GRAND MAGUS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Varangian'

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS will release their eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", on May 13 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. The official lyric video for the song "Varangian", taken from "Sword Songs", can be seen below. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN: New Song 'Pressure' Available For Streaming

"Pressure", a brand new song from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), can be streamed below. The track is taken from Ihsahn's sixth solo album, "Arktis", which will be released on April 8. The effort will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. ...

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Video Premiere: CREMATORY's 'Misunderstood'

"Misunderstood", the new video from the German gothic metal act CREMATORY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's thirteenth studio album, "Monument", which will be released on April 15 via Steamhammer/SPV. "Monument" track listing: 01. Misunderstood 02. Haus Mit Garten 03. Die So Soon 04. Ravens Calling 05. Eiskalt 06. Nothing ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Announces Second Leg Of 'Higher Truth' Tour

SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell has announced the second North American leg of his critically acclaimed "Higher Truth" world tour, with fan presales beginning today (March 7). The tour will kick off on June 16 in Clearwater, Florida and travel up the East Coast through the Midwest and up to the Pacific Northwest before winding down ...

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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Performs At 'Guitar Gods Festival' In Miami

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen performing on February 19 at the Guitar Gods Festival in Miami Beach, Florida can be seen below. The brainchild of Yngwie's wife and manager April Malmsteen, Guitar Gods Festival was a wall-to-wall showcase of virtuosity featuring performances by Steve Vai, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, Gus G., ...

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CREMATORY Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

German gothic metal act CREMATORY has parted ways with longtime bassist Harald Heine and has replaced him with Jason Matthias. Heine, who was in CREMATORY for over 20 years, decided on short notice to give up music for personal and health reasons, to spend more time with his family and children. CREMATORY will release its ...

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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STEVE VAI, RUDY SARZO And NICKO MCBRAIN Perform VAN HALEN Classic At 'Guitar Gods Festival'

Legendary guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, along with veteran bassist Rudy Sarzo and IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, performed a cover version of the VAN HALEN classic "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" during last night's (Friday, February 19) Guitar Gods Festival, which was held in Miami Beach, Florida. The brainchild of Yngwie's wife and manager ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN's 'Arktis' Album Pushed Back To April

"Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan), has had its release date pushed back to April 8 from the previously announced March 4. The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats via Candlelight Records. The album's first single, "Mass ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Sword Songs' Album Details Revealed

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS will release their eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", on May 13 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: "We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Pro-Shot Footage Of RESURRECTION FEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM performing the song "Downfall" at last year's edition of the Resurrection Fest, which was held on July 17, 2015 in Viveiro, Lugo, Spain, can be seen below. CHILDREN OF BODOM recently announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg (NAILDOWN, NORTHER) to the group's ranks. CHILDREN ...

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CREMATORY: 'Monument' Album Details Revealed

German gothic metal act CREMATORY will release its thirteenth studio album, "Monument", on April 15 via Steamhammer/SPV. Infinitely more strongly than on its predecessor, "Antiserum" (2014), the twelve tracks on "Monument" are based on brute guitar riffs and hard-as-nails drum grooves, replete with sinister keyboard hooks and that mix of growls and clear vocals — ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Recruits Former NORTHER Guitarist DANIEL FREYBERG

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg (NAILDOWN, NORTHER) to the group's ranks. The band says: "Look for him on all upcoming tours!" CHILDREN OF BODOM last year recruited Antti Wirman, the younger brother of the band's keyboardist Janne Wirman, to handle second-guitar duties for their recent shows. Antti, ...

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EMPEROR Frontman IHSAHN To Release 'Arktis' Album In March

Candlelight Records has set a March 4 global release date for "Arktis", the sixth solo album from EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). The album will be available in standard CD, deluxe CD (featuring additional exclusive content), and vinyl formats. The album's first single, "Mass Darkness", is released today via iTunes and Amazon. ...

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Volto Del Demone - MOONBOW

Kentucky hard rockers MOONBOW follow up their impressive 2013 debut album, "The End of Time", with an equally striking, acoustically driven album, "Volto Del Demone". The tracks here were recorded over the past couple of years while multi-instrumentalist David McElfresh saddled up with cowpunk legend Hank 3. As it turns out, Hank Williams, III pays ...

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BLACK SABBATH's BILL WARD On Paris Terrorist Attacks: 'May Peace Reside In The Hearts Of The Suffering Forever'

This weekend's edition of legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward's radio show "Rock 50" included his tribute to the Paris attack survivors and a few words about late MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, who died on November 11 at the age of 61. Speaking about terrorist attacks in France that left 130 people dead, ...

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