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EVANESCENCE To Begin Recording New Album In Early 2020

Prior to EVANESCENCE's ill-fated appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City on November 30, singer Amy Lee confirmed to Summa Inferno that she and her bandmates were in process of composing material for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 self-titled effort. "We're working on a new album — the first time in a ...

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THE WHO Announces Most Intimate Show In 40 Years

To celebrate the release of their new album, "Who", legendary rockers THE WHO have announced that they will play their smallest live show in over 40 years. The date is set to mark 50 years to the day of their historic "Live At Leeds" show. The never-to-be-repeated intimate acoustic performance will take place on February ...

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BEHEMOTH Announces Tour Edition Of 'I Loved You At Your Darkest'

In January 2020, Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release the "I Loved You At Your Darkest Tour Edition" featuring the "I Loved You At Your Darkest" album with brand new, alternate artwork by Nicola Samori, plus an exclusive BBC Radio 1 session and previously unreleased documentary, "Thou Darkest Art", taken from the band's career-affirming art ...

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METALLICA, KISS, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Among BILLBOARD's Top-Grossing Tours Of The Year

According to Billboard, METALLICA, KISS, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT were among the top-grossing touring artists of the 12-month period ending on October 31. In the magazine's just-published year-end Boxscore chart, which was topped for the second consecutive year by pop singer Ed Sheeran, METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard ...

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THE WHO Announces Additional 2020 'Moving On!' U.S. Tour Dates

Legendary rock band THE WHO has announced it will be moving on in 2020 with more tour dates, not quite ready to close the books on its acclaimed "Moving On!" tour, which paired singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend with local symphony orchestras across North America and was hailed by critics as a once-in-a-lifetime ...

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Ex-CANDLEMASS Vocalist MATS LEVÉN On Releasing His First Solo Album: 'I've Been Waiting For This For A Long Time'

A veteran of bands such as CANDLEMASS, THERION and YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, and a touring member of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, acclaimed Swedish vocalist Mats Levén has finally released his first solo album under the name of SKYBLOOD. The self-titled album features guest contributions from past and present members of KING DIAMOND, OPETH, THERION and WITCHERY, and ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: Lyric Video For 'Dirty Blues' Song

The official lyric video for "Dirty Blues", a new song from DIRTY SHIRLEY, the project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), can be seen below. The track is taken from DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 24, ...

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Listen To New THE WHO Song 'I Don't Wanna Get Wise'

"I Don't Wanna Get Wise", a brand new song from THE WHO, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's first album in 13 years, titled "Who", which due for release on December 6 (pushed back from the previously announced November 22). THE WHO has one of the greatest rock legacies in ...

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Watch BRUCE DICKINSON Perform At 50th-Anniversary Celebration Of JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' In Quebec City

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson performed last night (Friday, November 21) at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra". Also appearing at the event were conductor Paul Mann, a close friend of Jon's, the Quebec Symphony ...

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Legacy Of The Dark Lands - BLIND GUARDIAN

The seeds of the incredibly ambitious BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA project were planted back in the nineties. Singer Hansi Kürsch and guitarist André Olbrich, core members of the extravagant and decadent German power metal outfit BLIND GUARDIAN, spurred forward the goal for them to craft an elaborate orchestral album since they were at that ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Kicks Off European 'Empath' Tour (Video)

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend kicked off his European "Empath" tour on November 15 in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video footage of the second show of the trek, which took place last night (Saturday, November 16) at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium, can be seen below. Since disbanding the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Devin has been tracking ...

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Former METAL CHURCH Singer RONNY MUNROE Joins ONE MACHINE

ONE MACHINE, the brainchild of critically acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth, has announced the addition of former METAL CHURCH and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA vocalist Ronny Munroe. Says Smyth: "As our fans know, we have been looking high and low for the right fit in a frontman for ONE MACHINE for a few years now, and we have ...

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Watch TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Perform SAVATAGE's 'Believe'

Although SAVATAGE has played just one official concert — a co-headlining appearance at the 2015 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival — since the end of its world tour in support of 2001's Poets & Madmen", several of the group's songs have been prominently featured over the years in live performances by TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ...

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HANSI KÜRSCH Thinks 'Legacy Of The Dark Lands' Orchestral Album Is BLIND GUARDIAN's 'Magnum Opus'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with frontman Hansi Kürsch of German power metal veterans BLIND GUARDIAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLIND GUARDIAN's new all-orchestral album, "Twilight Orchestra: Legacy Of The Dark Lands": Hansi: "The ...

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Heavy Metal Singer Makes History Again, Becomes First Transgender Person To Be Re-Elected To State Legislature

Danica Roem, the first openly transgender person to be elected to a U.S. statehouse seat, was reelected to her Virginia seat on Tuesday. Roem is the longtime lead singer of a metal band called CAB RIDE HOME. Democrat Roem, a former journalist for the Montgomery County Sentinel and a lifelong resident of Manassas, Virgina, bested ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: 'Here Comes The King' Video

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Here ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK Join Forces In DIRTY SHIRLEY

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc's first single, "Here Comes The King", can be ...

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Walk The Sky - ALTER BRIDGE

There's something disarming and very welcome about the sound of Myles Kennedy almost whispering his way through brief intro "One Life", because although ALTER BRIDGE have had plenty of subtle and downtempo moments over the years, their last album, "The Last Hero", was a near-remorseless barrage of bombast and overwrought emoting; an enthusiastic over-egging of ...

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