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ARMORED SAINT To Release New Album In October

ARMORED SAINT will release its new album in October via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" was tracked with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera and was once again being mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER, AMON AMARTH). This past February, ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush told ...

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ACCEPT Has Resumed Recording New Album

German/American metallers ACCEPT have resumed recording their new studio album. The sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos" are taking place remotely, with producer Andy Sneap working at his studio in Ripley, Derbyshire, England and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann laying down tracks in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. The project is being completed ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says ACCEPT Reunion Is 'Not Possible'

Udo Dirkschneider has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with ACCEPT. Dirkschneider, who last reconnected with ACCEPT in 2005 for a number of exclusive shows, discussed the prospect of a renewed working relationship with his bandmates during a recent interview with "The Rock N Ragni Show". Speaking about the fact that former ACCEPT bassist ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Launch New E-Commerce Merchandise Shop

THE BLACK CROWES and Bravado, Universal Music Group's leading global consumer, lifestyle and brand management company, have announced the launch of their first e-commerce merchandise shop in almost 10 years. The iconic rock band, whose quintuple platinum debut album, "Shake Your Money Maker", was released 30 years ago this year, have since released eight studio ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL To Release New ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Album, 'Apocrypha', In October

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS will release its second full-length album, "Apocrypha", on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on CD, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets. A creative, and innovative journey of FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell, "Apocrypha" is a vision untold. Born of life, love ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Stage: Live In London' Due In September

Supergroup FLYING COLORS will release a brand new live set, "Third Stage: Live In London", on September 18 via Music Theories Recordings. "Third Stage: Live In London" was filmed during FLYING COLORS' 2019 U.S. and European tour and the footage captures the exhilarating sold-out final night, on December 14 at the iconic Grade II Listed, ...

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JOYOUS WOLF Premieres 'Odyssey' Animated Video

Southern California rock quartet JOYOUS WOLF, described by the Los Angeles Times as a "mix of rugged grunge and blues," has premiered the animated video for the brand-new song "Odyssey". Watch a mariner and his son navigate the waters of life — quite literally — below. "I was inspired by Homer's 'The Odyssey' since that ...

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THE BLACK CROWES' Reunion Tour Postponed To 2021

THE BLACK CROWES' summer 2020 tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album, "Shake Your Money Maker" has been officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The trek was scheduled to start on June 17 at Austin's Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin wrap on September 19 at the Forum ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Re-Energized Cover Of 'Evil'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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Obsidian - PARADISE LOST

It's both pleasing and reassuring that so many so-called veteran bands are enjoying such rich, late-career surges of creativity. PARADISE LOST didn't always seem the most likely candidates for serious longevity: around the turn of the millennium, the band seemed to be struggling for new ideas and detached from the heaviness that once defined them. ...

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ACCEPT Is Working On New Music

German/American metallers ACCEPT are writing and recording material for a new studio album. ACCEPT's next disc will be the follow-up to 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos", which marked the band's first release with guitarist Uwe Lulis and drummer Christopher Williams, replacing Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann, respectively. During an appearance on the "Talking Metal" podcast, ...

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Firewind - FIREWIND

You won't get many surprises from a FIREWIND record. And why would you want them? Gus G has consistently demonstrated his mastery of melodic heavy metal, not to mention the art of guitar playing, and whichever of the band's multiple vocalists has been front and center, FIREWIND have been thoroughly consistent. A muscular, streamlined alternative ...

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