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III - DEMONS & WIZARDS

It was always a match made in heavy metal heaven, this eminently classy collaboration between BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch and ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer. The two albums the duo released in the early '00s ("Demons & Wizards" in 2000, and "Touched by the Crimson King" in 2005) delivered exactly what this joining of forces promised: ...

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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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DEATHSTARS: New Album Pushed Back To The Fall

Swedish industrial rockers DEATHSTARS have postponed their European tour. After a four-year live absence, the death-glam sensations returned to the stage last summer, playing some of the world's biggest festivals, and now they plan to come back with their European tour in the fall. Due to delays with their upcoming album recording process, the band ...

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Watch PEARL JAM's Animated Video For 'Superblood Wolfmoon'

PEARL JAM has unveiled the music video for its new single "Superblood Wolfmoon". The song is the latest single to be released from the group's anxiously awaited new album, "Gigaton", arriving March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. PEARL JAM teamed up with D.I.Y. animator Keith Ross — renowned for his homegrown @TinyConcert Instagram channel. The ...

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MICHAEL WILTON, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Get Signature Coffee Blends

Rock'D Coffee has partnered with Caffe D'arte to bring three signature blends of coffee to the world. The blends are brought to you by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and PKing's 333rd. Rock'd Coffee will also bring you more signature artist blends in the future. Rock'D Coffee strives to ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN And Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON: Listen To 'Never Die' Song

Noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH) will release a collaborative album titled "Worlds Apart" on March 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. The project will be issued under the moniker ALLEN/OLZON. Allen and acclaimed Swedish guitarist, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, MAGNUS KARLSSON'S ...

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Hear PEARL JAM's New Single 'Superblood Wolfmoon'

PEARL JAM has released a new single called "Superblood Wolfmoon". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from the band's much-anticipated eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", which is due on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records in the U.S. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh ...

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VINNY APPICE, GILBY CLARKE, STEVE LUKATHER, MARC BONILLA, Others To Perform At 'Change AB5' Event

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented music show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, and Independent Music Professionals United present "Change AB5", a night of music and unity to raise awareness surrounding the damaging effects of California's new AB5 law on California's music professionals. The event will be Tuesday, February 18 at the ...

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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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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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GEOFF TATE On QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Derivative' Early Releases: 'They're Not Albums That I Feel Really Connected To'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Finland's Kaaos TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current tour, in which he performs the QUEENSRŸCHE albums "Empire" and "Rage For Order" in their entireties: Geoff: "It's been great. It's wonderful ...

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Listen To New MACHINE HEAD Song 'Circle The Drain'

MACHINE HEAD has just released a new standalone single called "Circle The Drain". The track, which features guest drumming by Navene Koperweis (ENTHEOS, WHITECHAPEL, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANIMOSITY), can be streamed below. The song was once again produced by guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and co-produced by Zach Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUICIDE SILENCE) at Sharkbite Studios ...

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CANDLEMASS: 'Porcelain Skull' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Porcelain Skull" from Grammy-nominated classic doom icons CANDLEMASS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new EP, "The Pendulum", which will be released on March 27 via Napalm Records. The effort is fully comprised of never-before-heard, unused tracks cut from "The Door To Doom" ...

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GHOST: PAPA EMERITUS III ReAction Figure Now Available

Global Merchandising Services and Super7 have collaborated to create a 3.75-inch ReAction figure for the Swedish metal band GHOST. The figure is based on the character of the sinister pope Papa Emeritus III, who was the front man on GHOST's third album "Meliora". This ReAction figure embodies the dark themes and ominous charm of the ...

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KATATONIA To Release 'City Burials' Album In April

KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, will release their new album, "City Burials", on April 24 via Peaceville Records. The disc's first single, "Lacquer", can be streamed below. Guitarist Anders Nyström commented: "In days and nights of black and silver, the dead-end king will come. From pieces of broken mirrors there will be ...

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BLACK SABBATH Announces 'Black Sabbath' 50th-Anniversary Album Listening Sessions 'In The Dark'

Thunderous metal bells are about to toll as BMG and Pitchblack Playback prepare to kick off the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the band who invented heavy metal. 1970: four guys from Birmingham, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler released their debut self-titled album and single-handedly created what would become known forever as "heavy ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'Hype'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released a compelling, high-energy music video for "Hype", the raucous, heavy, second single from his sophomore solo album, "Rise". The song and video speak directly to life in our current culture. "'Hype' reflects the over-stimulation, endless information and clever deception that we are bombarded with in today's society," explained Keifer. ...

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