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Human. :II: Nature. - NIGHTWISH

From their massive international fanbase to the flagrant extravagance of their music, everything about NIGHTWISH is righteously, riotously big. Easily one of the biggest metal bands on the planet and clearly riding a wave of creative momentum, they would have surprised everyone a lot more if they had made a new album that wasn't even ...

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The Eye Is The First Circle - CALLIGRAM

One of the UK's best kept filthy secrets, CALLIGRAM, have really slammed their withered hearts down on the table here. Seemingly recorded during a time of great personal turmoil, "The Eye Is The First Circle" is the kind of album that can only reinforce the link between heavy music and emotional catharsis. This is a ...

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GENE SIMMONS On Religious Groups Battling Orders To Close Services: God Is Saying, 'Stay Home. Don't Go To Church'

Gene Simmons has implored everyone to stop complaining about having to stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking to TMZ Live earlier today, the KISS bassist/vocalist said that we don't have much to be unhappy about. "All of us have the burden," he said (see video below). "What's the burden? The burden ain't much of ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Cover THE WHO's 'Won't Get Fooled Again' As Part Of 'Lockdown Sessions'

Sammy Hagar and his CIRCLE bandmates Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson are using the coronavirus downtime to record music. After previously connecting via their smartphones from four separate locations to record a brand new song titled "Funky Feng Shui", they have now regrouped β€” in a virtual sense β€” to cover THE WHO's ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Recommends Enjoying Art Through Your Own Eyes And Not Through The Video Camera Of Your Smartphone

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen has spoken about "Noise", the first single from the band's forthcoming ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." The track's accompanying video has been described as a commentary on modern society, particularly our increasing reliance on our smartphones. In a Nuclear Blast video in which Jansen answers fan-submitted questions about "Human. :II: ...

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ROBB FLYNN Downplays MACHINE HEAD Lineup Changes

MACHINE HEAD mainman Robb Flynn has downplayed the number of lineup changes the band has gone through in its nearly three-decade existence. Flynn is the sole remaining original member of MACHINE HEAD, which formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, "Burn My ...

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See CHESTER BENNINGTON's GREY DAZE Video For 'Sometimes'

GREY DAZE has released "Sometimes", the third single from the band's upcoming album "Amends" (June 26, Loma Vista Recordings), with a corresponding video that showcases the Chester Bennington-written song's message of hope amidst unexpected times. "Sometimes things just seem to fall apart, when you least expect them to," offers Bennington in the lyrically profound three-and-a-half ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Is Working On New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Songs

Zakk Wylde has commenced the songwriting process for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new studio album. Earlier today, Ozzy's longtime guitarist took to his Twitter to share a video of him at the piano accompanied by his seven-year-old son, Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde. He wrote in a caption: "BLACK LABEL SONGWRITING SESSIONS O' DOOM/DESTRUCTION/DEMOLITION & DOUBLE BUBBLE ...

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Give In To Despair - RITUAL DICTATES

A new band formed by former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD members Justin Hagberg (now also in DEAD QUIET) and Ash Pearson (currently in REVOCATION), RITUAL DICTATES are brilliantly tricky to pin down. This is a much more vicious and brutal strain of metal than anything the duo did with 3IOB, but you can definitely hear ...

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HELLOWEEN Is Putting Finishing Touches On Vocals For New Album

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of HELLOWEEN recently entered the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984) to work on brand new song material. The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as "Master Of The Rings", "Time Of The Oath" and "Better Than Raw" is now being utilized to record the band's ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN And TROY DONOCKLEY Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Nemo' At PLANET ROCK (Video)

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley recently played the band's classic song "Nemo" as part of a Planet Rock acoustic session. Check out video footage below. NIGHTWISH's new album, "Human. :II: Nature.", will be released on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" is a double album containing ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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RUSH: 'Permanent Waves' 40th-Anniversary Expanded Reissue Pushed Back To May; Complete Details Revealed

On May 29, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band's remarkable 1980 release, "Permanent Waves". "Permanent Waves", RUSH's seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signalled a new direction for the ...

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