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STEVE And VIRGIL HOWE: 'Leaving Aurora' Video

The official video for the song "Leaving Aurora" from YES guitarist Steve Howe and his late son Virgil Howe, can be seen below. The track is taken from Steve and Virgil's collaborative album, "Nexus", which will be released on November 17. On September 11, 2017, VirgilSteve's youngest son — passed away unexpectedly at ...

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POP EVIL Announces 'Music Over Words' U.S. Tour

POP EVIL has announced the "Music Over Words" tour today that will serve as the official kickoff for the band's recently announced all-new self-titled LP. "It's with great excitement to announce our U.S. headline tour," says vocalist Leigh Kakaty. "We can't wait to play our new material and see all our amazing fans across the ...

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Former BOLT THROWER, MASSACRE Singers Join Forces In TROIKADON

TROIKADON is the triple-throated band featuring Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, DEATH), Dave Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER, HAIL OF BULLETS) and Karl Willetts (MEMORIAM, ex-BOLT THROWER) on vocals, along with Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN) on guitar, Jonny Pettersson (ASHCLOUD, WOMBBATH) on bass, and Travis Ruvo (CROPSY MANIAC, ECHELON, HELLFROST & FIRE) on drums. This ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Releases 'Dragonflies' Lyric Video

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have released the official lyric video for the song "Dragonflies". The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "Darkness Of Eternity", which is being released today (Friday, November 10) via Napalm Records. "Darkness Of Eternity" track listing: 01. I'm The One 02. Sky Is Falling 03. Dragonflies 04. Maybe ...

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WILDESTARR To Release 'Beyond The Rain' Album In December

U.S. metal band WILDESTARR will release its new album, "Beyond The Rain", on Friday, December 8 via Scarlet Records. The first single from the disc is the title track, the official lyric video for which can be seen below. "Beyond The Rain" track listing: 01. Metamorphose 02. Beyond The Rain 03. Pressing The Wires 04. ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. To Release Third Album In Early 2018

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will spend the next few months writing and recording their third album for a tentative early 2018 release. Speaking about the band's plans for the near future, vocalist Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov told Finland's Rauta at last month's Dark Days Of Helsinki festival (see video below): "First we're gonna be ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces New Album Title

BREAKING BENJAMIN has set "Ember" as the title of its sixth studio album. Frontman Ben Burnley revealed the name of the follow-up to 2015's "Dark Before Dawn" during an interview with Rock 102.1 KFMA at yesterday's (Saturday, October 21) KFMA Fall Ball in Tucson, Arizona. Burnley joked (see video below): "We were gonna call it ...

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MORBID ANGEL Cancels European Tour

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL have been forced to cancel their previously announced November/December European tour due to "continued problems with the U.S. State Department and passport issues." Says the band: "We apologize to our promoters and fans and hope to be able to solve this in 2018." MORBID ANGEL previously scrapped its European summer ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Releases Video For 'I'm The One'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have released a music video for the song "I'm The One". The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "Darkness Of Eternity", which will be released on November 10 via Napalm Records. AMBERIAN DAWN keyboardist and mastermind Tuomas Seppälä comments: "'I'm The One' was one of the latest compositions ...

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MORBID ANGEL: More 'Kingdoms Disdained' Album Details Revealed

Legendary death metal unit MORBID ANGEL will unleash its ninth studio album on December 1 via Silver Lining Music and JVC in Japan. Titled "Kingdoms Disdained", the record reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Just one play of "Kingdoms Disdained", and you'll realize that this is the only true current aural document ...

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Listen To New MORBID ANGEL Song 'Piles Of Little Arms'

"Piles Of Little Arms", a brand new song from death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Kingdoms Disdained", which will be released on December 1 via Silver Lining Music (JVC in Japan). Recorded at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer — and ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Release 'Kingdoms Disdained' Album In December; Cover Artwork Unveiled

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL will release their new album, "Kingdoms Disdained", on December 1 via UDR Music. Recorded at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer — and former MORBID ANGEL guitarist — Erik Rutan, the LP marks the band's first release with drummer Scott Fuller (ANNIHILATED, ex-ABYSMAL DAWN) who joined MORBID ANGEL ...

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ABYSMAL DAWN Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of ABYSMAL DAWN. The Californian extreme metal stalwarts will release their fifth album in 2018. ABYSMAL DAWN comment: "We're very happy to be signed to such an awesome and respected label like Season Of Mist. The people there are all die-hard metalheads and we're glad to be a ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Maybe'

The official lyric video for "Maybe", a brand new song from Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, titled "Darkness Of Eternity", which will be released on November 10 via Napalm Records. Commented AMBERIAN DAWN keyboardist and mastermind Tuomas Seppälä: "This song represents the ...

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SKELETAL REMAINS Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records has announced the signing of California's death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS. The band's third studio album will be released in the spring. The disc is being tracked at Trench Studios (ABYSMAL DAWN, EXHUMED, HIRAX) in California and will be mixed by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (ASPHYX, DISSECTION, BLOODBATH). The as-yet-untitled effort ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Releases Music Video For 'The Answer'

"The Answer", the new Brandon Trost-directed video from the Southern California rock 'n' roll band FIREBALL MINISTRY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's fifth studio album, "Remember The Story", which will be released on October 6 via Cleopatra Records. The band's first disc in nearly seven years delivers their tried-and-true ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces Fall 2017 Acoustic Tour

BREAKING BENJAMIN has announced a fall 2017 U.S. acoustic tour, kicking off September 29 in Boston. Presale starts today and continues tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. local time. The dates are as follows: Sep. 29 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Lounge Sep. 30 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Ballroom Oct. 02 - Montclair, ...

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SEPTICFLESH Frontman On Using An Orchestra: 'It's One Of Our Biggest Weapons'

The Conductor of WSOU 89.5 FM recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Spiros "Seth" Antoniou (a.k.a. Seth Siro Anton) of Greek masters of symphonic death metal SEPTICFLESH. You can listen to the full chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "Codex Omega" album: Spiros: "This ...

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Wall Of Sound - MARTY FRIEDMAN

I live about 45 minutes from Laurel, Maryland, and frequently end up in the District of Columbia. You pass through, or by, Laurel to get to D.C., and though I almost never speak of it to anyone riding with me—unless, as rock fans, they can grasp the significance of it—I always think the same thing: ...

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Zero Days - PRONG

Don't you wish "Headbangers Ball" was back? Not just for the obvious reasons, if you're a metalhead. The Gen X'ers who made The Ball their Saturday night Sabbath will confirm that what made the show so damned great, and at the same time so damned awful, was just as much about the intro and commercial-break ...

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GRAVE PLEASURES: 'Be My Hiroshima' Video Released

Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES has released the official video for the song "Be My Hiroshima", taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, "Motherblood", due on September 29 via Century Media Records. "Be My Hiroshima" is available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an instant-grat track on iTunes and ...

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