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THE OCEAN: New Video Interview With ROBIN STAPS Posted Online

Berlin, Germany's PitCam Production recently conducted an interview with THE OCEAN mainman Robin Staps. Watch the chat below. (Note: The interview was conducted in German, with English subtitles.) THE OCEAN recently announced the addition of Loïc Rossetti to the group's ranks. "We are looking forward to weeks and months of intense touring in the future ...

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BRUCE KULICK To Release 'BK3' In February

If you ever play Six Degrees of Bruce Kulick, the former KISS/current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist's résumé will keep you happily busy for hours. Having been tapped by artists as diverse as Meat Loaf and Kanye West, the veteran axeman's boundless creative energy permeates his third solo LP, "BK3". In the works for nearly six ...

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BLACKWOOD CREEK Debut Due In December

Frontiers Records will release BLACKWOOD CREEK's self-titled debut album on December 4, 2009 in Europe and January 12, 2010 in the USA. BLACKWOOD CREEK is a Kip Winger side project put together with his brother Nate on drums and childhood friend Peter Fletcher on guitar. It all actually started in 1969 in Littleton, Colorado when ...

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MAT SINNER Continuing Work On KISKE/SOMERVILLE Project

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske is collaborating with American singer Amanda Somerville on a brand new melodic hard rock/metal project for Frontiers Records. Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER) and Magnus Karlsson (PLACE VENDOME, PRIMAL FEAR) are handling most of the songwriting for the CD, which is tentatively due in early 2010. Commented Sinner: "We've finished ...

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THE GREAT AMERICAN BEAST Signs With TRUSTKILL RECORDS

Dayton, Ohio's THE GREAT AMERICAN BEAST has inked a deal with Trustkill Records. The band's full-length debut, "Domestic Blood", was recorded at Random Awesome Studios in Saginaw, Michigan with producer Josh Schroeder and is scheduled for an early 2010 release. Commented bassist Pete DiSalvo, "I couldn't think of a better way to spend my 25th ...

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MUSTASCH: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will release their new, self-titled album on September 30 in Finland and Sweden and October 5 in Denmark and Norway via Regain Records. The CD will be released in other territories in early 2010. "Mustasch" can now be streamed in its entirety using the player below (courtesy of Mustasch.net). (Note: Click ...

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BRUCE KULICK: New Solo Album Track Listing, Cover Artwork Available

Guitarist Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, UNION) has revealed the final track listing of his third solo album, "BK3". The CD, which follows 2001's "Audio Dog" and 2003's "Transformer", was mastered on July 16 at Precision Mastering in Hollywood, California. An official release date has not yet been announced. "BK3" features guest appearances by ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Singer Collaborating With AMANDA SOMERVILLE, PRIMAL FEAR Members

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske is collaborating with American singer Amanda Somerville on a brand new melodic hard rock/metal project for Frontiers Records. Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER) and Magnus Karlsson (PLACE VENDOME, PRIMAL FEAR) are handling most of the songwriting for the CD, which is tentatively due in early 2010. Commented Kiske: "This is ...

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KAMELOT Frontman Addresses Band's Label Situation

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have commented on their label situation following recent reports that the band's former record company, SPV (Schallplatten Produktion und Vertrieb GmbH) submitted an application on May 25 to commence insolvency proceedings— roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. "We have met with SPV in Hamburg recently and I know they are ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist: 'The New Songs Are Really Inspiring'

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT are currently in recording mode at various studios — including the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany — under the watchful eye of Sascha Paeth and Miro as producers. A spring 2010 release is being planned for the band's highly anticipated follow-up to their biggest-selling record to date, "Ghost Opera". "The new ...

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ALTARIA Signs With ESCAPE MUSIC

Finnish four-piece ALTARIA, known for its traditional but yet catchy heavy metal, has inked a new record deal with Escape Music. The band's new album, "Unholy", will be released this summer. ALTARIA's fourth longplayer introduces the fourth lead vocalist during their nine-year long career. Charismatic and multi-talented vocalist Marco Luponero has vaulted the band's stage ...

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KAMELOT Drummer Interviewed In Spain; Video Available

Laestadea.com conducted an interview with drummer Casey Grillo of American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT prior to the band's April 5, 2009 concert in Alicante, Spain. Watch the chat below. KAMELOT will enter the studio in June to record the follow-up to 2007's "Ghost Opera", tentatively due in late 2009/early 2010. The band will once again work ...

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SEPULTURA: More European Tour Dates Announced

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have scheduled the following European tour dates: Jun. 26 - SK-Pardubice - Metal Roots Festival Jun. 27 - CZ-Bilina - Boren Open Air Jun. 28 - D-Duisburg - Devilside Open Air Jun. 30 - PL-Gdynia - Club Ucho Jul. 01 - PL-Krakow - Lochness Jul. 02 - SI-Kosice - Jumbo Centrum Jul. ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Discusses Upcoming Album

The German KAMELOT fan site recently conducted an interview with the band's guitarist, Thomas Youngblood. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Q: KAMELOT will enter the studio in June to record the new album. Will you start recording the new songs at that point, or will you use the time ...

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9MM SOLUTION To Release 'The Dream Is Dead' In June

Milwaukee-based metal band 9MM SOLUTION, which features ex-MORTA SKULD member Dave Gregor, will release its sophomore album, "The Dream Is Dead", on June 9 via Rock Ridge Music. The band plans to tour heavily in support of the CD, including playing a number of dates with labelmates PSYCHOSTICK. 9MM SOLUTION once again enlisted the help ...

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KAMELOT: 'Love You To Death' Video Released

"Love You To Death", the new video from American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Belgrade, Serbia by the team at ICode. KAMELOT will enter the studio in June to record the follow-up to 2007's "Ghost Opera", tentatively due in late 2009/early 2010. The band will once again work ...

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Former BRAND NEW SIN Frontman Focus Of Documentary

A 24-minute documentary film focused on Joe Altier, a musician from Syracuse, New York who use to be lead singer for the band BRAND NEW SIN, can be viewed below. This film highlights several aspects of Joe's life today, from his new ventures in music to his history. While it is not a full disclosure ...

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BEHERIT: 'Engram' To Receive U.S. Release In June

Finnish black metal pioneers BEHERIT will release their new album, "Engram", in the U.S. on June 16 via Spinefarm Records. "BEHERIT is back to destroy art," the band's frontman Nuclear Holocaust Vengeance told Anus.com in a recent interview. "I had very intensive two months, by writing new songs and re-creating the spirit of ...

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BEHERIT To Release 'Engram' In April

Finnish black metal pioneers BEHERIT will release their new album, "Engram", on April 9 via Spinefarm Records. "BEHERIT is back to destroy art," the band's frontman Nuclear Holocaust Vengeance told Anus.com in a recent interview. "I had very intensive two months, by writing new songs and re-creating the spirit of the BEHERIT sound. ...

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HATE ETERNAL Schedules South American Dates

Florida-based metallers HATE ETERNAL will play two South American shows in April as part of Shock Metal Fest. The details are as follows: * April 23 - Sadium Obras Pepsi Music Estadio - Buenos Aires, Argentina (with GORGOROTH) * April 25 - Tatero Caupotican - Santiago, Chile (with GORGOROTH, DORSO, NUCLEAR CERBERUS) Fan-filmed video footage ...

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AUTUMN: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Dutch female-fronted metallers AUTUMN have made their entire fourth studio album, "Altitude", available for streaming on their MySpace page. The CD is being released on February 13 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy) and February 27 (rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. "Altitude" was recorded at Arno Krabman's Graveland Studio and was mixed and ...

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AUTUMN: Another New Song Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted metallers AUTUMN have posted a new track, "Paradise Nox", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the band's fourth studio album, "Altitude", which will be released on February 13 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy) and February 27 (rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records. "Altitude" was recorded at Arno Krabman's Graveland ...

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