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EPICA Begins Recording New Album

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek to record their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" is once again being produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON). The recording sessions for EPICA's new disc are being filmed by Panda Productions, ...

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LACUNA COIL Releases Music Video For 'Save Me'

Italian metallers LACUNA COIL have released an official music video for the single "Save Me". Recorded on their last European tour, the clip — directed by Isabella D'Alessandro — shows powerful moments on stage and some intimate insights behind it. LACUNA COIL vocalist Andrea Ferro said: "'Save Me' is about the fact that we all ...

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BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID On THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA: 'It's A Band That Never Stops Writing'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for the band's new studio album, "Aeromantic": Björn: "We just basically ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Signs With EDGEOUT RECORDS For ASHBA Solo Project

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has signed an exclusive deal with Edgeout Records/Universal Music Group/UMe for his new solo project, which will see him "featuring different singers from different genres on every song." Although Ashba initially started work on the project as a collaboration with with his SIXX:A.M. bandmate James ...

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Listen To New NIGHTWISH Song 'Ad Astra'

NIGHTWISH has announced its partnership with the international conservation charity organization called World Land Trust. World Land Trust is a charity that aims to protect the world's most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. WLT's patrons include Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham. For more information, watch the video below, featuring the track ...

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OVERKILL Singer BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Doesn't Have A Problem With BOBBY GUSTAFSON: 'He Has A Problem With Me'

OVERKILL singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth says that he doesn't have a problem with the band's former guitarist Bobby Gustafson. Gustafson joined OVERKILL in 1982 and played on the band first four albums — "Feel The Fire" (1985), "Taking Over" (1987), "Under The Influence" (1988) and "The Years Of Decay" (1989) — before being shown the ...

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MAYHEM Drummer HELLHAMMER TO Sit Out 'The Decibel Magazine Tour'

Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, the MAYHEM drummer will, unfortunately, not be able to perform with his bandmates on "The Decibel Magazine Tour". According to MAYHEM, Hellhammer "has been working with a physiotherapist for the last couple of months in the hopes ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'Checkmate' Guitar Playthrough Video

A guitar playthrough video for "Checkmate", the first single from LAMB OF GOD's upcoming self-titled album, can be seen below. "Lamb Of God" will be released on May 8 via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm Und Drang" marks LAMB OF GOD's first recordings with ...

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THUNDERSTICK Feat. Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer: 'Something Wicked This Way Came' Live Album Due This Month

British drummer Barry Graham Purkis, better known as Thunderstick, who played with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moved on to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), will release the first official live album from his eponymously named band on March 20 via Roulette Records. Purkis states: "I ...

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FIREWIND Announces New Singer

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played with AVANTASIA and SINBREED. FIREWIND is currently working on its ninth studio album, to be released later in 2020. FIREWIND announced the latest ...

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SCOTT STAPP Announces 'The Survivor Tour'

Just seven months since "The Space Between The Shadows" debuted atop the charts, Scott Stapp announces his next single, "Survivor", and the first dates on "The Survivor Tour", which kicks off June 5 in Pacific Junction, Iowa. Presale tickets for Live Nation venues begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. local. General ticket onsale begins ...

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BAD WOLVES Join Forces With GLOBAL RECOVERY INITIATIVES

"Sober", the current single from BAD WOLVES' critically acclaimed album "N.A.T.I.O.N.", is also the lead track from the soundtrack to Better Noise Films' "Sno Babies". The video, released today, features footage from the film and portrays the devastating impact of addiction on families and relationships, while remembering that recovery is possible for those who can ...

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Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Lose To MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off (Video)

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal was finally challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, last night (Sunday, March 8) at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale". The event also included a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers ...

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Listen To New CODE ORANGE Song 'Sulfur Surrounding'

"Sulfur Surrounding", a brand new song from the Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming LP, "Underneath", which will be released on March 13 via Roadrunner Records. "Underneath" finds CODE ORANGE once again confounding expectations, piling element on element, and towering towards the sky. Rattling drum ...

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TESLA Releases Music Video For 'Signs' From 'Five Man London Jam'

Sacramento, California rockers TESLA visited iconic recording studio Abbey Road Studios in London, England in June 2019 for a one-night musical event capturing the band performing songs from their legendary arsenal, including "Love Song" and "What You Give", along with their classic covers of "Signs" and "We Can Work It Out". Additionally, the band performed ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release Career-Spanning Documentary

Tobin Esperance has confirmed that PAPA ROACH has "some surprises" planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, "Infest", this year. PAPA ROACH's second full-length record and first major label release, "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry ...

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Video: DRAGONFORCE Plays In Los Angeles With Drummer AQUILES PRIESTER

DRAGONFORCE played its second show with drummer Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, TONY MACALPINE, W.A.S.P.) this past Friday night (March 6) at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert, which featured a guest appearance by Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS) and Tim Henson (POLYPHIA) for the banjo-inflected tribute to the video ...

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