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Former CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Joins PRINS SVART; New Single 'Speglar Och Dimma' Out Now

Swedish rock band PRINS SVART has just released "Speglar Och Dimma" (English-language translation: "Smoke And Mirrors"), the first single from its upcoming album "Sanning Och Makt" ("Truth And Power"). The song marks the group's first recorded output with its new lead singer, Mats Levén, a veteran of the Swedish hard rock scene who has previously ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Recounts His Wife's Battle With COVID-19

Doug Aldrich has recounted his wife's battle with COVID-19, calling it a "very difficult" experience. The former WHITESNAKE/DIO and current THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist revealed his wife's positive diagnosis during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. Doug said (see video below): ...

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Did ANVIL 'Invent' Speed/Thrash Metal?

In a new interview with the "That Metal Interview", Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL spoke about how he and his bandmates came up with the speed/thrash blueprint which paved the way for groups like METALLICA, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. Asked how ANVIL managed to create that sound first, Lips said: "We're older. What ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By DAVE LOMBARDO, BUMBLEFOOT, JASON MCMASTER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff': Music Video Released

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, released its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort was made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which issued the album in North America via Amped. ELLEFSON's music video for its cover version of the ...

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SHINEDOWN Launches SD LIMITED Premium Apparel Line

SHINEDOWN has announced SD Limited, its new premium apparel line. Conceived by SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers, SD Limited has a focus on premium quality lifestyle products, reimagining and elevating classic band and concert merch into everyday streetwear pieces. Capsule collections will be made available in limited quantities. The first collection is dropping this week on ...

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PETER GREEN Tribute Concert, Feat. KIRK HAMMETT, PETE TOWNSHEND, STEVEN TYLER And More, Coming To Big Screen

On February 25, 2020, mere days before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in the United Kingdom, as the ongoing pandemic necessitated the suspension of modern society, a very special concert took place at the legendary Palladium in London celebrating the songs of Peter Green and the original incarnation of FLEETWOOD MAC. The audience ...

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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT Says He Might Play Some Shows With His Former Bandmates In Support Of 'Persona Non Grata'

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt says that he is tentatively set to play some live shows with his former bandmates in support of their upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which is due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. At the end of a recent video question-and-answer session with fans, Hunolt said (see below): ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON And BUMBLEFOOT Perform TWISTED SISTER, POST MALONE Covers In Indianapolis

Fan-filmed video footage of ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, perorming cover versions of Post Malone's "Over Now" and TWISTED SISTER's "Tear It Loose" on November 19 at the Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana can be seen below. Joining Ellefson in the group are singer Thom Hazaert and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (formerly ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Covers METALLICA's 'No Remorse' (Video)

When DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" four decades ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New ...

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Watch SODOM's Music Video For 'Friendly Fire'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released the official music video for "Friendly Fire". The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Genesis XIX", which is due on November 27 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Steamhammer/SPV in Europe. SODOM vocalist/bassist Thomas "Angelripper" Such states: "So, here it is… my favorite ...

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MOONSPELL Announces 'Hermitage' Album

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have revealed details of their 13th studio album, "Hermitage", due on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records. While the world is struggling in the dark, MOONSPELL's forthcoming album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL, GHOST, SÓLSTAFIR) at the Orgone Studios in the U.K. Building upon the ...

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EXODUS: New Album Title Revealed

EXODUS has set "Persona Non Grata" as the title of its long-awaited new album, due in the summer of 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' next disc will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was their first release since the departure of the group's lead singer ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says His New Solo Album Will Be 'All Acoustically Driven'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie is currently in the studio recording a new solo album for a 2021 release. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort ...

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Moment - DARK TRANQUILLITY

DARK TRANQUILLITY long ago entered the realm of legacy bands whose newest record will always be, at the very least, pretty good. As some of their other contemporaries from the '90s Swedish melodic death scene faded into complete irrelevance, diminishing returns, or disastrous experimentation, the group has weathered the trends to remain a solid act ...

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