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CHRIS CORNELL Announces Second Leg Of 'Higher Truth' Tour

SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell has announced the second North American leg of his critically acclaimed "Higher Truth" world tour, with fan presales beginning today (March 7). The tour will kick off on June 16 in Clearwater, Florida and travel up the East Coast through the Midwest and up to the Pacific Northwest before winding down ...

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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Performs At 'Guitar Gods Festival' In Miami

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen performing on February 19 at the Guitar Gods Festival in Miami Beach, Florida can be seen below. The brainchild of Yngwie's wife and manager April Malmsteen, Guitar Gods Festival was a wall-to-wall showcase of virtuosity featuring performances by Steve Vai, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, Gus G., ...

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CREMATORY Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

German gothic metal act CREMATORY has parted ways with longtime bassist Harald Heine and has replaced him with Jason Matthias. Heine, who was in CREMATORY for over 20 years, decided on short notice to give up music for personal and health reasons, to spend more time with his family and children. CREMATORY will release its ...

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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STEVE VAI, RUDY SARZO And NICKO MCBRAIN Perform VAN HALEN Classic At 'Guitar Gods Festival'

Legendary guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, along with veteran bassist Rudy Sarzo and IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, performed a cover version of the VAN HALEN classic "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" during last night's (Friday, February 19) Guitar Gods Festival, which was held in Miami Beach, Florida. The brainchild of Yngwie's wife and manager ...

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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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GRAND MAGUS: 'Sword Songs' Album Details Revealed

Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS will release their eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", on May 13 through Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts. GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: "We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Pro-Shot Footage Of RESURRECTION FEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM performing the song "Downfall" at last year's edition of the Resurrection Fest, which was held on July 17, 2015 in Viveiro, Lugo, Spain, can be seen below. CHILDREN OF BODOM recently announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg (NAILDOWN, NORTHER) to the group's ranks. CHILDREN ...

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CREMATORY: 'Monument' Album Details Revealed

German gothic metal act CREMATORY will release its thirteenth studio album, "Monument", on April 15 via Steamhammer/SPV. Infinitely more strongly than on its predecessor, "Antiserum" (2014), the twelve tracks on "Monument" are based on brute guitar riffs and hard-as-nails drum grooves, replete with sinister keyboard hooks and that mix of growls and clear vocals — ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Recruits Former NORTHER Guitarist DANIEL FREYBERG

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg (NAILDOWN, NORTHER) to the group's ranks. The band says: "Look for him on all upcoming tours!" CHILDREN OF BODOM last year recruited Antti Wirman, the younger brother of the band's keyboardist Janne Wirman, to handle second-guitar duties for their recent shows. Antti, ...

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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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Volto Del Demone - MOONBOW

Kentucky hard rockers MOONBOW follow up their impressive 2013 debut album, "The End of Time", with an equally striking, acoustically driven album, "Volto Del Demone". The tracks here were recorded over the past couple of years while multi-instrumentalist David McElfresh saddled up with cowpunk legend Hank 3. As it turns out, Hank Williams, III pays ...

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BLACK SABBATH's BILL WARD On Paris Terrorist Attacks: 'May Peace Reside In The Hearts Of The Suffering Forever'

This weekend's edition of legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward's radio show "Rock 50" included his tribute to the Paris attack survivors and a few words about late MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, who died on November 11 at the age of 61. Speaking about terrorist attacks in France that left 130 people dead, ...

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KILLING JOKE: New Song 'Euphoria' Available For Streaming

KILLING JOKE are on a mission to take their music of resistance to a whole new level with their sixteenth studio album, "Pylon", due on October 23 via Spinefarm Records. The song "Euphoria" from "Pylon" can be streamed below. With the original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth, and Big Paul continuing to hold firm, ...

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Video Premiere: GRAVEYARD's 'Too Much Is Not Enough'

"Too Much Is Not Enough", the new video from Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth full-length album, "Innocence & Decadence", which is being released on September 25 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Janne Hansson (ABBA, THE HIVES, ...

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Video Premiere: CHILDREN OF BODOM's 'Morrigan'

"Morrigan", the new video from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Patric states: "The last time I worked with CHILDREN OF BODOM, we did ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Hurt'

The official lyric video for the song "I Hurt" from Finnish metallers can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "I Worship Chaos", which will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork for the CD was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi and can ...

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KILLING JOKE To Release New Album 'Pylon' In October

KILLING JOKE are on a mission to take their music of resistance to a whole new level with their sixteenth studio album, "Pylon", due on October 23 via Spinefarm Records. The band has shared the lyric video for "I Am the Virus", the lead track from "Pylon". Check it out below. "I Am The Virus" ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Unveils Music Video For 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart'

SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell has released the official video for his new song "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart", the debut single from his forthcoming solo album, "Higher Truth". The clip — envisioned by Cornell and directed by Jessie Hill — features a cameo by acclaimed Hollywood actors Eric Roberts ("Runaway Train", "Heroes", "The Expendables"), W. ...

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