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Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI Accuses Swedish Band ECLIPSE Of 'Ripping Off' His Song

Timo Tolkki has accused the Swedish band ECLIPSE of "ripping off" a song from his post-STRATOVARIUS project REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE. According to the guitarist, the ECLIPSE track "The Masquerade", which appears on the group's latest album, "Paradigm", is a copy of the song "Revolution Renaissance" from the band he founded after he left STRATOVARIUS in 2008. ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Receive 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award At 'Hollywood Christmas Parade'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will be the "Humanitarian Of The Year" award recipient at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million-dollar-selling Pets Rock Collection with ...

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JOURNEY Announces Massive Spring/Summer 2020 Tour With THE PRETENDERS

JOURNEYNeal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Steve Smith (drummer), and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) — have announced an extensive North American tour in 2020 with THE PRETENDERS that will feature all new production and hits from start to finish. The ...

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Paradigm - ECLIPSE

In 1941, New York Yankees outfielder (and future husband of Marilyn Monroe) Joe DiMaggio managed to collect a hit in 56 consecutive games, a record that still stands today. Even more impressive is the fact that there have been 19,690 professional players in the history of Major League Baseball, yet DiMaggio's hit streak was a ...

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GODSMACK Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Under Your Scars' On SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded (Video)

Video footage of GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and guitarist Tony Rombola performing an acoustic version of the song "Under Your Scars" on SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded can be seen below. "Under Your Scars" is taken from GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", which came out last year. The disc was recorded at GODSMACK's headquarters (GSHQ) in ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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MORBID ANGEL Announces Fall 2019 Tour With WATAIN, INCANTATION

Legendary death metal titans MORBID ANGEL will blaze U.S. stages this fall on a month-long headlining tour. "The 2019 USA Sickness Tour" begins November 21 in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Swedish black metal practitioners WATAIN and American death metal veterans INCANTATION. Tickets go ...

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NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Saturnine Ancestry' Single Now Available

"Saturnine Ancestry", the new single from the Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", which will be released on September 27 via Eisenwald. The band's founder and vocalist Nephente states: "'Saturnine Ancestry' ...

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GODSMACK Releases Music Video For 'Under Your Scars'

GODSMACK has released a music video for its song "Under Your Scars". The clip, which was directed by Paris Visone, can be seen below. "Under Your Scars" is taken from GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", which came out last year. The disc was recorded at GODSMACK's headquarters (GSHQ) in Derry, New Hampshire and produced ...

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ECLIPSE's New Single, 'United', Named Official Theme Song Of 'Dreamhack Showdown'

"United", the new single from the Swedish rock band ECLIPSE, has been named the official theme song for DreamHack Showdown: a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. To coincide with the kickoff of the tournament today, the single is available on all streaming/download platforms. Dreamhack, the world's largest video game festival organizer chose "United" after ...

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GODSMACK Drummer On Vocalist SULLY ERNA: 'He's Our Leader, And We Follow Him And Trust Him'

Prior to GODSMACK's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Shannon Larkin spoke with Adam Hayward of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the band's latest record, "When Legends Rise", reflects today's GODSMACK: Shannon: "It was ...

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NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Into The Vast Uncharted' Album Due In The Fall

Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD has signed a worldwide deal with Eisenwald. The band's new album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", will be released this fall. The Stockholm-based band, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, is currently in the mixing phase for its upcoming disc. More information will be announced in the coming months. ...

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GODSMACK And HALESTORM Announce Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

GODSMACK and HALESTORM will join forces for a month-long U.S. tour in the fall. The trek will kick off on September 20 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and end on October 18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tour dates: Sep. 20 - Green Bay, WI ...

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GODSMACK: Still No Plans To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Although 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of GODSMACK's self-titled debut album, the band decided not commemorate that milestone, choosing instead to focus on promoting its latest album called "When Legends Rise". In a brand new interview with Graspop Metal Meeting, GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and frontman Sully Erna were asked if there are still any ...

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BORKNAGAR To Release 'True North' Album In September

The upcoming album by Norway's avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR, titled "True North", will be released on September 27 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2016's "Winter Thrice" was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. BORKNAGAR founder and guitarist Øystein G. Brun comments: "This has indeed been a thunderous ...

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GODSMACK Bassist Says 'There's Not A Bad Song' On Band's Latest Album

GODSMACK bassist Robbie Merrill and guitarist Tony Rombola were interviewed by "Mike James Rock Show" at this past weekend's Download festival, which was held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the more accessible musical direction of GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", Tony said: "I was ...

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ERIK DANIELSSON Prefers People To Consider The 'Totality' Of WATAIN's Live Performances Rather Than Focus On Blood

Prior to WATAIN's performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 7, vocalist Erik Danielsson spoke with WDR's "Rockpalast". The full conversation can be viewed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of his passion for music: Erik: "I definitely have early memories ...

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Watch GODSMACK Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of GODSMACK's entire June 1 concert at Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be see below. GODSMACK is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "When Legends Rise", which was released in April 2018. The disc follows up 2014's "1000hp" and is the band's first release through BMG after splitting ...

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JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Unveils Brutal New 'Red Before Black' Video

"Red Before Black", the new video from Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was released in November 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida ...

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SAMHAIN's LONDON MAY Stars In 'Brutal Realty, Inc.' Black Metal Short

"Brutal Realty, Inc." is an absurd black metal satire film from award-winning director Erik Boccio ("Blood Bath", "Wiretap Scars"). Set for release this summer and starring actor/musician London May of Glenn Danzig's SAMHAIN, the 15-minute short also features Sarah Burns from HBO's "Barry" and a decimating musical score composed by Sanford Parker (BURIED AT SEA, ...

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Mysterium Tremendum - LORD DYING

You can't stop progress, as Neil Fallon memorably put it. LORD DYING have been heading in an intriguing direction for some time: members of the sludge and doom fraternity with a broader and more daring vision than most, their second album "Poisoned Altars" was one of 2015's most bewitching riff riots. But even taking that ...

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