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VICIOUS RUMORS Taps POWERIZED Singer For U.S. Tour

San Francisco Bay Area Veteran metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have tapped 21-year-old Dutch singer Nick Holleman (POWERIZED) to handle lead vocals on their current U.S. tour with SEVEN WITCHES. Holleman replaces the most recent VICIOUS RUMORS singer Brian Allen, who missed this past spring's European tour due to what was described by the band in an ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY: 'To Hell And Back' Video Released

"To Hell And Back", the new video from Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Killhammer", which will be released on September 27 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a jewel case, limited-edition A5 digipak with a bonus live DVD, as ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Electric Punishment' Video Released

"Electric Punishment", the video for the title track of of the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS, can be seen below. The CD was released on April 29 in Europe and May 7 in U.S./Canada via Steamhammer/SPV. Guitarist Geoff Thorpe, vocalist Brian Allen, bassist Stephen Goodwin and drummer Larry Howe were ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY: 'Killhammer' Video Released

The video for "Killhammer", the title track of the new album from Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY, can be seen below. Due on September 27 via Massacre Records, the effort will be made available as a jewel case, limited-edition A5 digipak with a bonus live DVD, as well as limited vinyl LP in gatefold cover ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY: 'Killhammer' Trailer Available

Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY will release their eighth album, "Killhammer", on September 27 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a jewel case, limited-edition A5 digipak with a bonus live DVD, as well as limited vinyl LP in gatefold cover (500 copies) and limited clear vinyl (100 copies). "Killhammer" was recorded ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Guests On New PRIMITAI Single

One of the U.K.'s finest exponents of traditional metal, PRIMITAI will release a new single, "Scream When You See Us", on September 9. The track, which features a guest appearance by JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner, is described in a press release as "a powerful blast of melodic metal but one that never loses sight ...

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PRIMITAI To Release 'Rise Again' In October

One of the U.K.'s finest exponents of traditional metal, PRIMITAI will release their new studio album, "Rise Again", on October 14. The debut single from the album, entitled "Fortune Favours The Brave", will be made available on July 31. The track is described in a press release as "a fist-in-the-air, intense slice of no-holds-barred heavy ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, HAMMERFALL, Ex-ACCEPT Singers To Take Part In 'Christmas Metal Symphony'

Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and decades, are set to embark on the Christmas Metal Symphony European tour. The following guest stars are so far confirmed: * Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX) * ...

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Video: Reactivated CEREMONIAL OATH Performs At France's HELLFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of the reactivated CEREMONIAL OATH — Sweden's pioneers of twisted melodic death metal — performing the song "Ceremonial Oath" on June 21 at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. CEREMONIAL OATH is: Oscar Dronjak (HAMMERFALL): Guitar, vocals Anders Iwers (TIAMAT): Guitar Jesper Strömblad (IN FLAMES, DIMENSION ZERO): Bass Markus Nordberg ...

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LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA: First 'LMO' Track-By-Track-Breakdown Video

On Friday, August 2, LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA will release its new album titled "LMO". The three RAGE musicians — Victor Smolski (guitar), Peavy Wagner (vocals and bass) and André Hilgers (drums) — worked at full stretch to finish their opulent orchestral project that can be considered a continuation of 1996's "Lingua Mortis" album, back then ...

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LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA: 'Cleansed By Fire' Lyric Video Released

On Friday, August 2, LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA will release its new album titled "LMO". The three RAGE musicians — Victor Smolski (guitar), Peavy Wagner (vocals and bass) and André Hilgers (drums) — worked at full stretch to finish their opulent orchestral project that can be considered a continuation of 1996's "Lingua Mortis" album, back then ...

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FULLFORCE: 'Broken Dreams' Video Released

"Broken Dreams", the new video from the Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE, can be seen below. The song comes off FULLFORCE's second album, "Next Level", which was released in North America on November 27, 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover artwork was once again be created by Rainer Kalwitz, who previously worked with PRAYING MANTIS and ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: 'Money, Blood, Crucifixus' Lyric Video Released

The lyric video for the song "Money, Blood, Crucifixus" from Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION can be seen below. The track comes off the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released in October. The "Money, Blood, Crucifixus" single will be made available on May 31, with an accompanying promotional video directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY: 'Killhammer' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY will release their eighth album, "Killhammer", on September 27 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a jewel case, limited-edition A5 digipak with a bonus live DVD, as well as limited vinyl LP in gatefold cover. "Killhammer" was recorded at the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios with ...

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RAGE Members Reveal Details Of LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA Album

On Friday, August 2, LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA will release its new album titled "LMO". During the past month, the three RAGE musicians — Victor Smolski (guitar), Peavy Wagner (vocals and bass) and André Hilgers (drums) — worked at full stretch to finish their opulent orchestral project that can be considered a continuation of 1996's "Lingua ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: More Video Footage From The Studio

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: More Video Footage From The Studio

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'I Am The Gun' Video Released

"I Am The Gun", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Electric Punishment", which will be released on April 29 in Europe and May 7 in U.S./Canada via Steamhammer/SPV. When VICIOUS RUMORS returned from a long, strenuous and immensely ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: More 'Electric Punishment' Album Details Revealed

When San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS returned from a long, strenuous and immensely successful world tour in autumn 2011, the musicians — least of all band mastermind and main songwriter Geoff Thorpe — couldn't really see themselves mustering the energy to release a new studio album in the foreseeable future. "2011 was a ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Seventh Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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DEATHDESTRUCTION: Sixth Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Death Is The Winner", between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE). Laghi also mixed the CD, whose sound is described by the new DEATHDESTRUCTION singer Tony Jelencovich ...

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KAMELOT: More Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)' Video Shoot

More behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)", the new video from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic, who has previously worked with MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, HAMMERFALL, TYPE O NEGATIVE and SYMPHONY X, among others. The video features guest appearances ...

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