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Former CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Joins DENNER'S INFERNO

Mats Levén has joined DENNER'S INFERNO, the new band featuring legendary KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE guitar player and composer Michael Denner. Levén is regarded as one of the strongest Swedish hard rock singers with a large vocal register and a strong resume. He spent almost ten years fronting doom metal legends CANDLEMASS until he ...

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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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BRET MICHAELS To Sell His 'Rock Star' RV

Music icon, philanthropist, reality TV star and RV fanatic Bret Michaels is building a new custom coach tour bus as he heads out on this year's hottest stadium tour and is making a beautiful custom 2014 Entegra Aspire available at a realistic price. The RV has logged some of its 111,165 miles touring across the ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT To Battle MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal will be challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale" on March 8 at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina. The event will also feature a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers project, ...

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AMON AMARTH To Launch 'Berserker' Mobile Game

"Berserker", the new standalone mobile game from heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH in conjunction with Swedish video game developer/publisher Ride & Crash Games AB, is a mini adventure in the AMON AMARTH game series, which first came to life in 2017. Set on the shores of England, as Thor you must defeat four types of ...

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Ballistic, Sadistic - ANNIHILATOR

Let's face it, ANNIHILATOR is Jeff Waters. The mainman, founding member, guitarist and vocalist of the Western Canadian thrashers has had a revolving door of members, and he has trudged through trends as well as the trials and tribulations that any long-running band endures. The band's apex had arguably come at its onset a whopping ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: 'We're Never Going To F**king Retire'

Fan-filmed video footage of Bruce Dickinson's one-man speaking show on February 8 at Sala Radio in Bucharest, Romaniacan be seen below. The performance, dubbed "What Does This Button Do?" after the IRON MAIDEN singer's autobiography of the same name, featured an unscripted question-and-answer session with fans. Asked by one fan what will happen to IRON ...

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ROSE TATTOO To Release 'Outlaws' Album In March

Australian hard rock legends ROSE TATTOO will release "Outlaws", a re-recording of the iconic "Rock N Roll Outlaw" LP, on March 6. In addition to classics like "Nice Boys (Don't Play Rock 'N' Roll)", "Rock N' Roll Outlaw", "One Of The Boys" and "Bad Boy For Love", which have etched their way into the music ...

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Watch KISS Perform In Allentown

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's February 4 concert at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Detroit Rock City 02. Shout It Out Loud 03. Deuce 04. Say Yeah 05. I Love It Loud 06. Heaven's On Fire 07. Tears Are Falling 08. War Machine ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Announces 'Neverender NWFT' Tour 2020

Modern progressive rock band COHEED AND CAMBRIA will return to the road for the 40-plus-date "Neverender NWFT" tour in 2020. Continuing the popular "Neverender" tour series, the group will perform its 2007 fourth studio album, "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume II: No World For Tomorrow", in its entirety. Additionally, fans can expect performances ...

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LORNA SHORE Releases Music Video For 'King Ov Deception'

LORNA SHORE's music video for the song "King Ov Deception" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Immortal", which was released on January 31 via Century Media. Austin Archey (drums) comments: "To celebrate the release day of 'Immortal', we have for you the official music video for 'King Ov ...

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The Sixth Hour - BLASPHEMER

Death metal delivery, black metal atmosphere: it's a simple enough formula, but it's amazing how many bands borrow it without adding anything remotely new. Italy's BLASPHEMER are noisily bucking that trend here, however. "The Sixth Hour" carves an almost entirely new trench for the sonic blood to flow down, with levels of brutality that would ...

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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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NICKELBACK Members Discuss 'All The Right Reasons Tour' And 15th Anniversary Of Diamond-Certified Album (Video)

Canadian rockers NICKELBACK have released a series of videos ahead of their upcoming "All The Right Reasons Tour" this summer. In the videos, NICKELBACK members Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair discuss how they will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of their diamond-certified No. 1 album "All The Right Reasons" by performing ...

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