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KING DIAMOND Mourns Loss Of 4-Year-Old Fan

King Diamond is mourning the loss of one of his youngest fans. The Danish heavy metal singer took to his Facebook page on Friday (February 21) to post a photo of him posing backstage with several of his hardcore devotees sporting King Diamond-style makeup, including four-year-old Larissa and her parents Jeanne and Stone. He wrote ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'We All Agreed That We Would Like To Do A Third Record'

In a brand new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "The first record [2013's self-titled effort] ...

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CONCEPTION To Release 'State Of Deception' Album In April

Reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, will release their new album, "State Of Deception", on April 3. The band's first full-length offering in over two decades follows on from 2018's successful EP "My Dark Symphony", and will once again be released via CONCEPTION's own Conception Sound ...

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PAPA ROACH Subject Of British Comedy Special 'Finding Emo'

California rockers PAPA ROACH have a special place in Joel Dommett's heart, so much so that the British comedian and TV presenter wrote a comedy special on his favorite band, "Finding Emo", which airs on ITV2 this Saturday, February 22 at 10 p.m., and repeated on Thursday, February 27. In "Finding Emo", Joel Dommett attempts ...

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GREAT WHITE To Reissue Long-Out-Of-Print Live Album 'Stage' On CD And Vinyl

Multi-platinum-selling hard rock act GREAT WHITE, remembered fondly for its blockbuster singles "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love", will reissue a killer double live album originally released in 1995. The album captures highlights from two shows in Southern California, one at the gone-but-not-forgotten House Of Blues in Los Angeles 1994 and ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Sell His 'Rock Star' RV

Music icon, philanthropist, reality TV star and RV fanatic Bret Michaels is building a new custom coach tour bus as he heads out on this year's hottest stadium tour and is making a beautiful custom 2014 Entegra Aspire available at a realistic price. The RV has logged some of its 111,165 miles touring across the ...

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STRYPER Frontman's Cigar Photo Draws Ire Of Some Christian Fans

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has pushed back against criticism over a photo he posted on social media. On Monday (February 17), Sweet took to his Instagram to share a picture of him and STRYPER bassist Perry Richardson smoking cigars, along with the following caption: "We're enjoying a long overdue day off and celebrating @pastforpresent birthday ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Announces Spring 2020 Solo Tour

HEART's Ann Wilson will embark on a solo tour this spring. The trek will mark Ann's first solo run of shows since HEART completed the "Love Alive" tour last year following the band's longest break in decades. Ann will perform songs from her expansive catalog, commemorating HEART-era classics along with the work of her solo ...

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Video: DELAIN Plays 'Apocalypse & Chill' Record-Release Show In Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dutch melodic metallers DELAIN played a record-release concert for their sixth full-length studio album, "Apocalypse & Chill", last night (Friday, February 14) at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Intro 02. Burning Bridges 03. Creatures 04. The Glory and the Scum 05. Suckerpunch 06. The Hurricane 07. April ...

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Emerald Seas - SEVEN SPIRES

There is no mistaking precocious talent. When SEVEN SPIRES released their debut album "Solveig" in 2017, it may not have set the world alight, but it clearly heralded the arrival of a uniquely exuberant and inventive new force in the increasingly interchangeable worlds of power, symphonic and traditional metal. Fronted by the absurdly versatile and ...

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Listen To New ROSS THE BOSS Song 'Denied By The Cross'

"Denied By The Cross", a new song from ROSS THE BOSS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Born Of Fire", which will be released on March 6 via AFM Records. One can't talk about genre-defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross "The Boss" Friedman ...

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Inescapable - GODSTICKS

It's slightly irritating that GODSTICKS are still best described as UK prog metal's best kept secret. "Inescapable" is the Cardiff band's fifth album and, once again, it showcases both a sound and a spirit that is entirely unique in today's rather crowded progressive marketplace. More importantly, perhaps, GODSTICKS are consistently heavy and gnarly in a ...

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Splid - KVELERTAK

The introduction of a new vocalist into a band's established blueprint is always a daunting prospect, but especially so at the stage of their career that KVELERTAK is in. In the ten years since their 2010 self-titled breakthrough record, the Norwegian act has cultivated a diverse cross section of heavy music followers. They accomplished this ...

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Dream In Motion - KIRK WINDSTEIN

When Kirk Windstein strangles his guitar, the slow riffs sound as though they're literally being strummed beneath the surface of a murky Louisiana swamp, such is the magnitude of the slow and powerful delivery. The man, the myth, the legend is the mastermind behind NOLA sludge overlords CROWBAR, and it has been almost four years ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Straitjacket'

STITCHED UP HEART has released the official lyric video for a new song called "Straitjacket". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming full-length album "Darkness", due out March 13 via Another Century. "'Straitjacket' is an anti-love story about a messy love life and a masochistic heart," states STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Alecia "Mixi" Demner. ...

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