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Former ARTENSION Members Resurface In ARTLANTICA

Great vocal melodies with anthemic potential, virtuoso guitar and keyboard passages, including spectacular solos, in addition to a blistering rhythm section which gives the songs their pace, groove and dynamics: the very ingredients which guaranteed seven brilliant releases in ten years from the American-Swiss cult act ARTENSION and caused a global stir on "The End ...

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Video: TESTAMENT Guitarist's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Demonstrates AS Preceptor Signature Amp

Video footage of TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick demonstrating his new AS Preceptor Alex Skolnick signature guitar amplifier with his experimental band ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO on January 25 during this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California can be seen below. Budda Amplification recently announced the release of its new AS Preceptor ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO: Performance Footage From NAMM

Video footage of ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the experimental band led by TESTAMENT/ex-SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, performing inside the lobby of the Marriott hotel in Anaheim, California on January 26 during this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show can be seen below. ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO's fourth album, "Veritas" (Latin for"Truth"), was released in March ...

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REVERENCE: 'After The Leaves Have Fallen' Video Released

"After The Leaves Have Fallen", the new video from REVERENCE, the power metal band featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, HARLET), guitarist Bryan Holland (TOKYO BLADE, ARREST), drummer Steve "Dr. Killdrums" Wacholz (SAVATAGE, CRIMSON GLORY), bassist Ned Meloni and lead guitarist Pete Rossi, can be seen below. The song comes off the ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Continuing Work On New Album

Vocalist Hansi Kürsch of German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN has issued the following New Year's update: "First a late, but still fresh, Happy New Year to everyone. "After getting rid of some bonus pounds gained over the last few months due to live abstinence, we are now getting ready for a very busy and exciting ...

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ICED EARTH: New Audio Interview With JON SCHAFFER, STU BLOCK

Charlie Day of U.K.'s Hardnoise magazine recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer and vocalist Stu Block. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD ...

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ICED EARTH: New European Tour Webisode Available

The third and final in a series of websides featuring behind-the-scenes footage from ICED EARTH's European tour with EVERGREY, STEEL ENGRAVED and DEAD SHAPE FIGURE can be seen below. ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD release. 1,500 fans ...

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'Hair I Go Again' Trailer Released

A three-and-a-half-minute trailer for the forthcoming "Hair I Go Again" "documentary" can be seen below. Film synopsis: "The year was 1985. Thousands of miles away from the sonic debauchery of the Sunset Strip, a group of teenage friends shared aspirations of glam rock grandeur. Rising from the ashes of countless garage jams and taking a ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Song Available For Streaming

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by ex-SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, will release its sixth studio album, "Seasons Will Fall", on January 25, 2013 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. Formed in 2001, CIRCLE II CIRCLE has always reinvented itself throughout the years, constantly maintaining the signature ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman Talks Politics In New Video Interview

VTV conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer on December 21 in Rotterdam, Holland during the band's European tour with EVERGREY, STEEL ENGRAVED and DEAD SHAPE FIGURE. You can now watch the chat below. ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman Interviewed In Vienna (Video)

Stormbringer webzine conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer on December 13 in Vienna, Austria during the band's European tour with EVERGREY, STEEL ENGRAVED and DEAD SHAPE FIGURE. You can now watch the chat below. ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman Interviewed By THE AEBYSS TV (Video)

The Aebyss TV conducted an interview with ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer on December 13 in Vienna, Austria during the band's European tour with EVERGREY, STEEL ENGRAVED and DEAD SHAPE FIGURE. You can now watch the chat below. ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed ...

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Drum Tracks For JON OLIVA's Solo Album Recorded

JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release first-ever solo album in early 2013 via AFM Records. Drum recordings for the CD began earlier this month at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Christopher Kinder: "Drum tracks are now completed for the 11-song solo CD for Jon Oliva. Once ...

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ICED EARTH: 'Live In Ancient Kourion' DVD Artwork Unveiled

ICED EARTH's August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD release. 1,500 fans witnessed the show, which ran for three hours and featured on-stage scenery and artwork that was uniquely created for this special event. Veteran producer Jim Morris of Morrisound Studios ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: 'Seasons Will Fall' Teaser Available

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by ex-SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, will release its sixth studio album, "Seasons Will Fall", on January 25, 2013 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. Formed in 2001, CIRCLE II CIRCLE has always reinvented itself throughout the years, constantly maintaining the signature ...

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JON OLIVA To Release First-Ever Solo Album

JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release first-ever solo album in early 2013 via AFM Records. Drum recordings for the CD will begin mid-December at the Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Christopher Kinder: "Jon has assembled a collection of ideas from the past 4-5 years and wants ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE To Release 'Seasons Will Fall' In January

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band led by ex-SAVATAGE frontman Zak Stevens, will release its sixth studio album, "Seasons Will Fall", on January 25, 2013 via earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. Formed in 2001, CIRCLE II CIRCLE has always reinvented itself throughout the years, constantly maintaining the signature ...

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EXXILES: Trailer For Debut Album Available

After Mauricio Bustamente left REIGN OF THE ARCHITECT, he started work on his new multinational project called EXXILES. According to a press release, the band's debut CD "will reflect how sometimes we are exile in life by simple or great things when we are betrayed by something we believed in. At the end there is ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, GRAVE DIGGER, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members To Guest On MAEGI Debut

MAEGI, the power-progressive metal project of Oganalp Canatan (DREAMTONE, NEVERLAND), will release its debut album, "Skies Fall", in early 2013. The CD will feature guest appearances by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Chris Boltendahl (GRAVE DIGGER), Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO DISCIPLES), Zak Stevens (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE) and ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed In Poland (Video)

Pomerania Gwiazd conducted an interview with acclaimed vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) before his September 13 concert at DK Slowianin in Szczecin, Poland. You can now watch the chat below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 ...

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METAL CHURCH Singer RONNY MUNROE Releases 'The Vision' Video

"The Vision", the new video from METAL CHURCH vocalist Ronny Munroe, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jill Lange Nesbitt and features an appearance by Ronny's daughter Tianna. Musicians featured in the video: Vocals - Ronny Munroe Guitar 1 - Rick Van Zandt Guitar 2 - Dennis Drake Bass - George Hernandez ...

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