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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases 'Meat Hook' Video

"Meat Hook", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed "blackjazz" act SHINING, is taken from Friedman's latest solo album, "Inferno", which was released in May 2014 via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album was ...

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Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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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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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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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Into The Legend' Album

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. Audio snippets of all the tracks that appear on "Into The Legend" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, ...

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: New Song 'Distant Sky' Available For Streaming

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15 via AFM Records. The song "Distant Sky" can be streamed below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven months spent in four different studios, ...

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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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RHAPSODY OF FIRE: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Shining Star'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song "Shining Star" can be seen below. Comments RHAPSODY OF FIRE keyboardist Alex Staropoli: "After two years of intense work, including composing and arranging, after seven ...

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Video Premiere: RHAPSODY OF FIRE's 'Into The Legend'

Italian symphonic metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, "Into The Legend", on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official video for the "Into The Legend" title track can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Video Est in Trieste, Italy with director Randy M. Salo. Comments RHAPSODY OF ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE To Help Select Winners Of Online Program Designed To Foster Aspiring Musicians

Hyundai and The Recording Academy today announced the launch of the fourth annual Grammy Amplifier program. Grammy Amplifier is an innovative online music initiative providing aspiring artists with the opportunity to realize their passion and further their musical careers through one-of-a-kind experiences that serve to showcase their talent. Entrants are invited to upload their songs ...

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Repentless - SLAYER

SLAYER's new album, "Repentless", the band's 12th, debuted at Number Four on The Billboard 200 chart. Yes, that actually happened. While this kind of pop cultural seal of approval is essentially meaningless in the world of metal, it really is about time, and considering SLAYER's long-standing contribution in making metal an ever-present bloodstain upon the ...

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The Ride Majestic - SOILWORK

It's surprising SOILWORK is dropping a brand new album so quickly on the heels of 2013's magnificent double slab "The Living Infinite". Their tenth album, "The Ride Majestic" arrives just as longtime bassist Ola Flink departs the band. In Flink's place will be Markus Wibom, formerly of HEARTS ALIVE, and he'll have his hands full ...

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Video Premiere: SOILWORK's 'Enemies In Fidelity'

"Enemies In Fidelity", the new video from Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The Ride Majestic", which was released worldwide on August 28 via Nuclear Blast. Comments SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid: "The video for 'Enemies In Fidelity' captures the hardship ...

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TONY MACALPINE Cancels European Tour After Undergoing Surgery

Legendary guitarist Tony MacAlpine has announced the cancelation of his European tour, which was slated for October/November. Tony's condition has not improved since the surgery to remove a tumor from his intestine, and he will need further treatment. A press release from the MacAlpine camp states: "We are incredibly disappointed that the world tour dates ...

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SOILWORK: 'The Ride Majestic' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"The Ride Majestic", the tenth studio album from Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #12 Sweden #22 Germany: #30 Austria: #37 Australia: #45 Switzerland: #49 Canada: #55 France: #107 "The Ride Majestic" was released worldwide on August 28 via Nuclear Blast. "The Ride Majestic" track listing: 01. ...

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SOILWORK: New Song 'Enemies In Fidelity' Available For Streaming

"Enemies In Fidelity", a brand new song from Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The Ride Majestic", which will be released worldwide on August 28 via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid states: "'Enemies In Fidelity' is indeed a very melodic ...

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SIGH's 'Graveward' To Receive North American Release In May

Japanese extreme metal/noise icons SIGH will unleash their crushing tenth studio opus next month. Titled "Graveward", the eclectic, ten-track offering took over two and a half years to complete with each song comprising over one hundred recording tracks exceeding 100GB of audio to select from in the final mixes. Inspired by musician/composer Fabio Frizzi, "Graveward" ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Admits He Was Asked To Rejoin MEGADETH, Says It Would Have Been 'A Huge Step Backwards'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has admitted that was offered a position in the band following the departure of guitarist Chris Broderick, but says that he would be taking "a huge step backwards" by returning to the Dave Mustaine-led group. During a brand new interview with Argentina's Vorterix radio station, Friedman was asked to comment ...

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TONY MACALPINE To Release 'Concrete Gardens' Album Next Month

In his 29-year career, Tony MacAlpine has redefined instrumental hard rock, jazz-fusion and heavy metal for a generation of progressive-minded music fanatics. Whether it's been as a solo artist, or with the progressive supergroup PSMS (with Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian); the mind-bending metal fusion band PLANET X (with Derek Sherinian and Virgil ...

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