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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'Looking For The Light' Music Video

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5 via InsideOut Music. Representing the band's ...

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KORPIKLAANI Drops 'Niemi' Music Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Jylhä", on February 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Niemi", can be seen below. "Niemi" is a fast-paced and catchy neckbreaker which is reminiscent of KORPIKLAANI's heavier past, and it is accompanied by a good old-fashioned performance ...

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HELSTAR To Release 'Clad In Black' Album In February

Veteran U.S. metal outfit HELSTAR will release its new album, "Clad In Black", on February 26 via Massacre Records. HELSTAR already gave you a first glimpse at this new release with the "Black Wings Of Solitude" seven-inch single, which was made available in October 2020. The digipak version of "Clad In Black" includes two CDs: ...

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CUESTACK Members Talk About Directing DAVID HASSELHOFF And Designing Tours For MACHINE HEAD

Keyboardist/vocalist Martin Kames and guitarist/vocalist Bernth Brodträger of Austrian duo CUESTACK, who recently collaborated with David Hasselhoff on his first metal song "Through The Night", went on the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman". They spoke about their music, as well as their work in video editing, lighting and video design, and graphic design. It ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer SEANN NICOLS Returns With FUTURE COLORS

FUTURE COLORS is the new hard-hitting rock band led by Seann Nicols (WESTFIELD MASSACRE, QUIET RIOT, ADLER'S APPETITE) and Mark Dalbeth (BELLUSIRA, DIRTY MACHINE, RAV MEDIC). Founded and bred in isolation, FUTURE COLORS has unleashed its powerful debut single, "Stand Down", which was recently premiered online by Australia's Heavy magazine. Nicols's recognizable and powerful vocals ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says His Next Album 'The Puzzle' Is 'Abstract, Complex, Ambient Nonsense'

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend spoke to Guitar Interactive about his upcoming album, "The Puzzle", which he recently completed for an early 2021 release. Regarding how the coronavirus crisis has affected the musical and lyrical direction of the LP, Devin said (see video below): "By being as honest with yourself as possible, what's ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On 'The Black Album': 'The First Time I Heard It On The Radio, I Was Blown Away By How Good It Sounded'

In the latest episode of "Icons", Gibson TV sits down with one of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, Kirk Hammett. Since 1983, Hammett has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for heavy metal trailblazers METALLICA. Prior to joining the band, he formed the group EXODUS during the birth of the ...

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Devotionals - CARDINAL WYRM

CARDINAL WYRM hail from the Bay Area. I've been there a couple of times; it didn't seem particularly weird, but clearly I was wrong. You can throw a stick pretty much anywhere in the world and be guaranteed to hit at least two sludgy doom bands, but very few of them have the instant oddball ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'The World We Used To Know' Music Video

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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CYNIC Bassist SEAN MALONE Dead At 50

CYNIC's longtime bassist Sean Malone has passed away. He was 50 years old. No cause of death has yet been revealed. The news of Malone's passing was broken by his CYNIC bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, who took to his social media earlier tonight (Wednesday, December 9) to write: "I learned today that Sean Malone has ...

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2R0I2P0 - BORIS WITH MERZBOW

"2R0I2P0" is seemingly a random collection of alphanumeric characters at first glance, but each alphabetic letter splits the numerical digits to essentially stand for "2020 Rest In Peace." Similarly, the pairing of artists that collaborated to create "2R0I2P0" are seemingly out of sync, but the long-running creative union between the psychedelic drone / doom act ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE, HENRY ROLLINS, ADAM LAMBERT Set For CYNDI LAUPER's 10th Annual 'Home For The Holidays' Benefit Concert

Cyndi Lauper — the Grammy-, Emmy- and Tony-winning icon and advocate — has announced that her 10th annual "Home For The Holidays" benefit concert will premiere on Friday, December 11 exclusively on her TikTok at 8 p.m. EST, with an additional stream Sunday, December 13 on Lauper's YouTube and Facebook handles at 8 p.m. EST. ...

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