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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG: BON SCOTT Thought BRIAN JOHNSON Was The Best Singer He Had Seen In A Long Time

Lead guitarist and co-founder of the legendary AC/DC, Angus Young spoke with Matt Pinfield for the latest installment of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" series. Virtually connecting from his Australian studio, Angus took some time to speak on the newest AC/DC offering, "Power Up", the 45th anniversary of "High Voltage", the impact Malcolm Young left ...

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EPICA Releases Music Video For 'Skeleton Key'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released the official music video for the song "Skeleton Key". The track is taken from the band's new album, "Omega", which is being released today (Friday, February 26) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in ...

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Myths - DETRITUS

Received wisdom has it that the British thrash metal scene only produced a handful of notable bands. Everybody knows about XENTRIX, SABBAT, ONSLAUGHT and the rest, but despite not exerting a great deal of commercial weight, the UK's contribution to thrash was much deeper than generally advertised. One album that almost certainly escaped the notice ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Louder Than Noise… Live In Berlin' Multi-Format Release Due In April

MOTÖRHEAD and Germany… it was always a love affair. Throughout the Grammy Award-winning band's illustrious 40-year career, Germany never wavered in its loyal and fanatical support of MOTÖRHEAD's untouchably loud rock 'n' roll, with the band regularly selling out tour after tour. And on December 5, 2012, at the Berlin Velodrom, MOTÖRHEAD played one of ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Is Planning To Get COVID-19 Vaccine: If I Don't Get The Shot, There's A Good Chance I Ain't Going To Be Here

Ozzy Osbourne sat down with co-host Billy Morrison for another episode of "Ozzy Speaks" on SiriusXM's Ozzy's Boneyard. During the episode, Ozzy and Billy played some of their favorite hard rock and heavy metal songs, discussed 2021, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, their love for AC/DC and more. Ozzy, who turned 72 in December, confirmed that ...

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Riddles, Ruins & Revelations - SIRENIA

Symphonic metal is more popular than ever right now, which should mean that bands as consistent and distinctive as SIRENIA finally get the recognition they deserve. The Norwegians have arguably suffered a little for being so good at what they do, which is a fervently traditional take on the genre, but one infused with plenty ...

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DREAM THEATER Sound Engineer JAMES 'JIMMY T' MESLIN Relies On MOJAVE Audio Mics For Both Road And Studio Rigs

Live sound, mixing and recording engineer James "Jimmy T" Meslin has spent the better part of the past decade working with renowned progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER, both on tour and on the band's most recent records — including "Distance Over Time", the band's most successful album on the charts to date, using Mojave Audio. ...

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EPICA Releases Official Visualizer For New Single 'Rivers'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has released the official visualizer video for the third single from ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN On People's Fascination With Her Height: 'I Don't Really Understand Why It Matters'

In a recent interview with the Swedish smartphone app BandBond, NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen discussed people's fascination with her height. The 39-year-old Dutch-born singer, who lives in Sweden with her husband, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl, said (see video below): "I'm taller than most women, and I'm taller — depending on where I am in the ...

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Watch NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Sing 'Ave Maria'

A video of NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen singing, "Ave Maria", an 1825 Franz Schubert composition dedicated to Mother Mary, can be seen below. The music for Floor's version was arranged by Tommy Johansson. Last month, Jansen released her cover version of the song "Let It Go" from the Disney movie "Frozen". She revealed that she got ...

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Watch DEATH ANGEL's 2020 'XMas Show'

Video of DEATH ANGEL's seventh annual "Another Death Angel XMas Show", which took place on December 20 at The Great Northern in San Francisco can be seen below. When the event was first announced, the band said: "The show must go on! The seventh annual DEATH ANGEL Xmas show will be streamed from the Great ...

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Watch Former NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN And Current Vocalist FLOOR JANSEN Chat About Life And Music

On Tuesday, December 8, former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen took part in an Instagram Live chat with current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen. You can now watch th entire 48-minute discussion below. Speaking about how she has been spending her coronavirus downtime, Floor said: "I'm writing new music. I would like to release a solo record ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Covers HEART's 'Alone' (Video)

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen has released her cover version of the HEART classic "Alone". A video of her rendition, featuring music by Joost Van Den Broek, can be seen below. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of her "Alone" video, the Dutch-born vocalist wrote: "Picking Alone from @thebandheart (HEART) as my second cover on YouTube ...

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EPICA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Freedom - The Wolves Within'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has released the official music video for the second single ...

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