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KORPIKLAANI: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI will release their eighth studio album, "Manala", on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund and can be seen below. Commented KORPIKLAANI vocalist Jonne Järvelä: "On the album cover, our band mascot Vaari represents Väinämöinen, who is one of the ...

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KORPIKLAANI To Release 'Manala' In August

Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI will release their eighth studio album, "Manala", on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented KORPIKLAANI vocalist/guitarist Jonne Järvelä: "'Manala' is the realm of the dead — the underworld in Finnish mythology. Tuonela, Tuoni, Manala and Mana are used synonymously. This place is best known for its appearance in ...

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KORPIKLAANI: New Song Available For Free Download

"Metsälle", a new song from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI, is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below. The track can also be downloaded for free at NuclearBlast.de (e-mail sign-up required). "Metsälle" was originally recorded late last year when the band was competing to represent Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The ...

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STAMPEDE Unveils New Lineup

British melodic hard rockers STAMPEDE are going back to a four-piece format for their headlining appearance at Hard Rock Big Noise Transmission — a charity event in Wolverhampton on March 30. The band's lineup henceforth will consist of original songwriting duo of Reuben Archer (vocals) and Laurence Archer (guitar) alongside fellow original member Colin Bond ...

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Singer DOOGIE WHITE Featured In KRUK Video

"In Reverie", the new video from Poland's KRUK, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's second studio album, "It Will Not Come Back", which came out in 2011. The CD features a guest appearance by enowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ...

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MELECHESH Appears In Comic

French comic artist Fabrice Gagos has integrated a tribute to MELECHESH members Ashmedi and Moloch into his weekly updated web comic through inscribing one of the main characters named Sayid to the two. The artist states, "'Ghouls Of Nineveh' is an ongoing web-comic featuring a pack of super-cool metalheads fighting bloodthirsty Mesopotamian zombies for their ...

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DOOGIE WHITE: Another New Solo Track Available For Streaming

"Dreams Lie Down And Die", a brand new song from renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off Doogie's solo album, "As Yet Untitled", which is scheduled for ...

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DOOGIE WHITE: New Solo Track Available For Streaming

"Time Machine", a brand new song from renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, can be streamed in the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off Doogie's solo album, "As Yet Untitled", which is scheduled for release on October ...

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The Devil's Fractal - AVICHI

Andrew Markuszewski (NACHTMYSTIUM, LORD MANTIS) was really onto something big with 2007 AVICHI release "The Divine Tragedy". Atmospheric, yet muscular, and progressively mind, the black metal he created captivated on levels both musical and lyrical without abandoning the fundamentals that make the style coarse and threatening. Four years later, the man has fully realized his ...

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STONE SOUR Drummer's First Child Due In September

On July 29, Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. During the interview, Corey revealed that STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga and his wife Cazzie are expecting their first child in September. ...

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CINDERELLA: New Audio Interview, Concert Footage Available

The June edition of the "Classic Rock And Metal" podcast is available for streaming using the audio player below. This month, Tom Keifer from '80s superstars CINDERELLA talks about the band's upcoming tour dates and his huge relief now that the vocal problems which have plagued him for nearly 20 years are behind him. As ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Announces New Bassist

Chicago black metal assassins NACHTMYSTIUM have announced the addition of bassist Reid Raley (RWAKE, DEADBIRD) to the group's ranks. Commented founding guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd: "NACHTMYSTIUM, for the first time in the band's history as a full-time touring band, has a solid live lineup that matches the studio lineup. We intend to move forward and keep ...

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NACHTMYSTIUM Working On New Material

Since returning from their extensive North American tour as direct support for CRADLE OF FILTH in March, bastard sons of black metal NACHTMYSTIUM have been devising their next studio effort. The current band lineup consists of a majority of the recent touring formation, including Andrew Markuszewski (AVICHI, LORD MANTIS), Charlie Fell (LORD MANTIS, AVICHI), and ...

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DOOGIE WHITE To Guest On PARADISE INC. Album

Renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MIDNIGHT BLUE and PRAYING MANTIS and TANK, will be a special guest on PARADISE INC.'s debut album, entitled "Time". Doogie will duet with German singer Carsten "Lizard" Schulz (EVIDENCE ONE, MIDNITE CLUB, ex-DOMAIN) on the song "Not In Paradise', ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Explains MEGADETH's Abbreviated St. Petersburg Concert

MEGADETH played an abbreviated set last night (Wednesday, March 16) in St. Petersburg, Russia during the band's "European Carnage" tour with SLAYER after MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was taken "seriously ill." Mustaine has since posted the following message on MEGADETH's official forum regarding last night's show: "Last night I was getting ready for the concert, ...

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PRAYING MANTIS: New Audio Interview With CHRIS TROY

Paul Anthony of 106.1 Rock Radio, Manchester, England's first classic rock station, recently conducted an interview with bassist Chris Troy of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS. The chat can now be streamed using the audio player below. Interview (audio):

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PRAYING MANTIS: 'Metalmorphosis' EP Artwork Unveiled

February 21 will see NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS release a special limited-edition EP to celebrate 30 years since the release of their critically acclaimed album "Time Tells No Lies". Entitled "Metalmorphosis", the effort will include five songs, some of which are from the original album re-recorded by the current ...

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PRAYING MANTIS Re-Records Early Songs For 'Metalmorphosis' EP

February 2011 will see NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends PRAYING MANTIS release a special limited-edition EP to celebrate 30 years since the release of their critically acclaimed album "Time Tells No Lies". Entitled "Metalmorphosis", the effort will include five songs, some of which are from the original album re-recorded by the current ...

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QUBE's 'Incubate' To Receive European Release In January

Polish progressive metal/rock outfit QUBE has signed a deal with Electrum Production for the European release of its second album, "Incubate". The CD was recorded early this year in Mantis Studio and was released in Poland in the second part of 2010. The album received very positive feedback and the band decided to present its ...

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