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Original QUARTZ Singer MIKE 'TAFFY' TAYLOR Dies

Former QUARTZ vocalist Mike "Taffy" Taylor died on September 27. The band issued the following statement: "It is with heavy hearts, much sadness, sorrow and regret that we announce the passing of our very dear dear friend and original founder band member Mike 'Taffy' Taylor. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies and condolences go out to ...

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SAXON: Video Trailer For 'Let Me Feel Your Power' Live Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release "Let Me Feel Your Power", their tenth live album, on September 23 in Europe and October 7 in North America via UDR Music. The 16-track album was recorded in Munich, Germany during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus material from Chicago in September 2015. A ...

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LAST IN LINE: More U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO member Vinny Appice, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB — has announced the following tour dates: Oct. 22 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar, CA Oct. 23 - West Hollywood, CA @ ...

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SAXON Begins Work On New Studio Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON have commenced work on the follow-up to last year's "Battering Ram" album for a tentative 2017 release. The group's 22nd studio LP is once again being produced by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, ACCEPT, TESTAMENT and EXODUS, among others. In a new Facebook post, SAXON frontman Biff ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Release New Live Album

Having toured with METALLICA, WHITESNAKE, ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS and many other artists since their inception in the early '80s, ARMORED SAINT has always been a highly regarded live act — not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album ...

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LAST IN LINE Announces European Tour Dates

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO member Vinny Appice, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB — will embark on its first-ever European tour this fall. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Nov. 23 - Cologne, Germany @ ...

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SAXON To Release 'Let Me Feel Your Power' Live Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release "Let Me Feel Your Power", their tenth live album, on September 23 in Europe and October 7 in North America via UDR Music. The 16-track album was recorded in Munich, Germany during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus material from Chicago in September 2015. "Let ...

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LEMMY To Be Honored At This Year's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Renowned British master luthier Cynosure has paid tribute to late, great MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy by creating two basses to be displayed at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival. The Lemmy Bass, which brings the MOTÖRHEAD War-Pig (or Snaggletooth) logo to life, and the more traditional Motörhead Bass, which pays homage to Lemmy's ...

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Video: METAL CHURCH Performs At DYNAMO METALFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of METAL CHURCH's July 16 performance at the Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. METAL CHURCH's new album, "XI", debuted at No. 57 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31. "XI", was released on March 25 via Rat Pak ...

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DORO: 'Bad Blood' Performance Clip From 'Strong And Proud' DVD

German metal queen Doro Pesch celebrated the 30th anniversary of performing live during 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows. The tour kicked off impressively in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, followed by two sold-out nights ...

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Tales From Beyond - MOB RULES

Veteran German power prog band MOB RULES returns following its "Timekeeper" compilation and 2012's "Cannibal Nation" prior to that. "Tales From Beyond" is as meticulous and grand-scoped as anything MOB RULES has attempted, including the self-contained trilogy based on Andy Weir's book "The Martian". The album opens with the eight-and-a-half-minute "Dykemaster's Tale", based upon Theodor ...

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SAXON Parts Ways With Longtime Manager

After over 16 years working together, British heavy metal legends SAXON and their manager Thomas Jensen have come to a wholly amicable, mutual agreement to part ways and explore new working avenues. SAXON's venerable frontman Biff Byford said: "We have had a great and successful period with Thomas and will miss him very much. We ...

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METAL CHURCH's 'XI' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"XI", the new album from hard rock veterans METAL CHURCH, debuted at No. 57 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) ...

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METAL CHURCH: Video Footage Of New York City Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of METAL CHURCH's March 28 performance at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City can be seen below. METAL CHURCH's new album, "XI", was released on March 25 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier, the band's eleventh studio release ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Members To Join SAXON For LEMMY Tribute At Final Of Swedish Racing Series

British heavy metal legends SAXON will headline the Swedish racing series V8 Thunder Cars final, dubbed the "Lemmy 500", on September 24 in Ljungbyhed. The band's concert will include a musical tribute to iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister, featuring a guest appearance by MOTÖRHEAD members Mikkey Dee (drums) and Phil Campbell (guitar). "It's going to ...

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